International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that its Wheel of Fortune and Megabucks slots awarded three momentous jackpots in October.
Lucky slots players won the following jackpots last month:
- On October 4, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,195,960 playing Wheel of Fortune High Roller at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel in Highland, Calif.
- On October 18, a Megabucks slots player won $12,185,766 playing Megabucks Spitfire Multipliers Triple Red Hot 7s at Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
- On October 21, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1,384,493 playing Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Red Hot 7s at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
The $12.1 million plus Megabucks jackpot marks the franchise’s fourth jackpot of over $10 million this year in Nevada. On August 8, a Megabucks slots player won $10,159,321 playing Megabucks Gold Forge at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. On July 7, a Megabucks slots player won $10,488,726 playing Megabucks Double Diamond Deluxe at Cannery Casino in North Las Vegas. On April 2, a Megabucks slots player won $14,005,833 playing Megabucks Mega Vault at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno.
Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1100 millionaires and awarded over $3.5 billion in jackpots since their launch in 1996.
IGT Floor Manager Cloud-Based Technology Makes Argentina Debut
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that it recently installed its Floor Manager systems technology at Casino of Mendoza in Godoy Cruz, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, marking the solution’s first deployment in the region. The award-winning technology is deployed on all of the casino’s IGT slot cabinets and will enable Casino of Mendoza to optimize its gaming floor and quickly access IGT’s best-in-class video slots library.
“Casino of Mendoza is excited to be the first operator in Argentina to leverage IGT’s Floor Manager systems technology. By tracking real-time game performance analytics and facilitating seamless system updates and upgrades, Floor Manager enables us to meet the evolving demands of our slot players, effectively transform our floor, and ultimately achieve our business goals,” Alejandro Haure, General Manager at Casino of Mendoza, said.
IGT’s Floor Manager is a system-agnostic, cloud-based solution that will give Casino of Mendoza near-immediate access to dozens of downloadable IGT slot games. Floor Manager also includes optimization tools and a robust game performance analytics toolkit that will identify top-performing content and empower operators to maximize growth opportunities.
“IGT is committed to providing operators with industry-leading gaming solutions and regionally attuned content that will differentiate their gaming floors and drive performance results. IGT continues to expand its footprint in South America by working closely with our customers to ensure they have the tools needed to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that accelerate growth,” said David Flinn, IGT SVP Canada, South and Central America, Gaming.
Elevating the gaming experience, IGT’s market-attuned game content offering at Casino of Mendoza includes the highly popular Prosperity Link on the sleek PeakSlant49 cabinet, Ying Cai Shen on the CrystalCurve cabinet, plus the entertaining Egyptian Link and Olympus Link games on the versatile PeakSlant32 cabinet. Additional player-preferred titles certain to captivate players include Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 4 and Super Sally’s Shrimpmania 4 Link on the expertly crafted Cobalt27 cabinet.
Abbiati Appoints Agents and Distributors for North American Market
Italian casino equipment manufacturer Abbiati has appointed Ron Baryoseph and Doug Baker as agents and distributors of Abbiati products for the North American market, with a primary focus on Canada.
The duo are industry veterans with more than 30 years of experience in the regulated land-based casino gaming space and strong skill sets in live table games from both an operator’s perspective and a supplier’s perspective. Baryoseph’s career includes holding senior positions with The Stars Group, Aristocrat Technologies, IGT, TCSJohnHuxley, and GPI.
Abbiati described the appointments as an important element of its strategic plan for the Americas.
The company is renowned for its portfolio of high quality, high security intelligent and non-intelligent table gaming currencies in addition to its unique range of intelligent roulette wheels, table gaming furniture, layouts, and table-based display systems.
IGT Demonstrates Market Leadership and Momentum Across Gaming Product and Solutions Portfolio at G2E 2023
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that it will present a vast portfolio of gaming, iGaming, and sports betting solutions in the Company’s impressive booth at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2023, Oct. 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nev. Featuring more than 200 innovations and covering 19,000-plus square feet, IGT’s G2E showcase will clearly reflect the Company’s commitment to performance, quality and innovation, highlight its leadership as a technology-first omnichannel solutions provider and embody its G2E theme: “We’ve Got Game”.
“Backed by the momentum of several sequential quarters of strong Global Gaming performance, IGT is incredibly excited to connect with our customers at G2E and demonstrate how we’re leveraging key strengths and partnerships, in combination with next-generation technologies to propel their growth and shape the future of gaming. IGT’s focus on product performance, player satisfaction and the power of omnichannel gaming experiences will be evidenced in our G2E portfolio and by solutions such as Mystery of the Lamp, our MESA 4K ETG terminal, new Wheel of Fortune games and so much more,” Renato Ascoli, CEO of Global Gaming at IGT, said.
“Over the last 12 months, IGT PlayDigital has consistently delivered the highest-quality content, maintained operational excellence and sharpened its market-attunement strategies to drive our customers’ performance and profitability to the highest levels. G2E will be an important platform for IGT PlayDigital to demonstrate how we’re well-positioned for the future and how we plan to fuel the next chapter of our customers’ growth through our award-winning PlaySports team and technology, vast omnichannel content portfolio and highly sophisticated content aggregation and delivery platforms,” Enrico Drago, CEO of IGT PlayDigital, said.
Of the hundreds of innovations in IGT booth 3659, some of the most anticipated products will include:
Star-Studded New Licensed Game, Whitney Houston Slots: A collaboration with the Estate of Whitney E. Houston and Primary Wave Music, IGT’s all-new Whitney Houston Slots game will garner a standing ovation on the G2E floor. Rich with player-favorite game mechanics such as Stacked Wilds, Cash on Reels, lock and respin and persistence features, the Whitney Houston Slots game engages players with iconic Whitney Houston imagery and entertains with chart-topping hits such as “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “So Emotional,” and “How will I Know”. The game will debut on a new state-of-the-art form factor that is sure to attract attention from every corner of a gaming floor.
Captivating, Performance-Tested Multi-Level Progressives (MLP): IGT will propel its undeniable momentum in the MLP category with standout games across its premium and core game portfolios. The player-favorite Mystery of the Lamp MLP game will be a focal point of IGT’s premium portfolio and will accompany other exciting games, including Regal Link and new base game themes, Ji Xiang Ru Yi and Xi Chu Wang Wai, for the award-winning Prosperity Link MLP. From the core segment, IGT’s MLPs Kitty Glitter Grand, Samurai 888 Spin and the high-performing Magic Treasures game will all be on display.
New Spin on Wheel of Fortune Slots: G2E attendees can look forward to the iconic beckoning of “WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!” as IGT celebrates its extended relationship with Wheel of Fortune and new omnichannel games. From the Company’s premium portfolio, Wheel of Fortune Big Money Week will make its trade show debut. The wide-area progressive game is housed on the towering Peak65 cabinet and includes a compelling persistence feature with a growing coin stack that can help players trigger the beloved Wheel Bonus. G2E will also be a showcase for the Wheel of Fortune Diamond Deluxe game and IGT PlayDigital’s Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot 7s Gold Spin.
Player-Preferred High-Limit Games and Hardware: As a long-time leader in high-limit slots, IGT is doubling down in this segment, giving it a dedicated section within its G2E booth. A must-see product will be a new, high-limit version of the DiamondRS cabinet with new stepper games Double Diamond Deluxe and Triple Double Gold Doubloons. Also, in the high-limit zone of IGT’s booth will be compelling high-limit core video game bundles featuring proven game themes such as Stinkin’ Rich, Cats and Wolf Run, and the legendary Game King and All Star Poker video poker games.
MESA 4K Electronic Table Games (ETG) Terminal: Following extensive player and operator focus testing, IGT’s revolutionary MESA 4K ETG terminal will make its global debut. Featuring a 27-inch ultra-HD display, the MESA 4K terminal enables players to play up to four different table games at once, as well as a mix of live and RNG games simultaneously. The terminal comes with many merchandising and configurability options, gives players user-friendly access to game statistics such as hot and cold numbers and provides roulette players with visibility to roughly 60% of the virtual roulette wheel, nearly twice the industry standard.
Elevated Player Convenience via New IGT ADVANTAGE apps: IGT has further enhanced its award-winning Resort Wallet with IGTPay cashless solution with must-see features Tip Ticket, which gives players the option to tip service staff with on-machine funds, and One Time Passcode (OTP), which elevates account security via a one-time account pin. G2E will also be the trade show debut for several IGT ADVANTAGE apps and on-machine conveniences that eliminate trips to kiosks and player loyalty desks. IGT will showcase its Gift & Go integration, which enables on-demand gifting in a slot machine’s service window or secondary display via IGT’s M5 content management technology. IGT will also spotlight additional self-service apps such as Beverage on Demand, iReserve, Taxable Accrual, Player Enrollment and more.
Omnichannel PlayDigital Game Content: With one of the strongest online game libraries in North America, IGT PlayDigital will spotlight new omnichannel games Prosperity Link and Money Mania, both acclaimed titles that have amassed significant player affinity in land-based casinos. The games will join IGT PlayDigital’s other omnichannel games such as Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold Gold Spin, the first and only omnichannel WAP jackpot in the US. IGT PlayDigital will also highlight the power and versatility of its engagement platform, which offers customers a suite of unique features such as cash drops, jackpots and tournaments to maximize the potential of every campaign.
As an end-to-end solutions provider, IGT will unveil performance-focused solutions across all its product lines. Additional innovations that will be represented in IGT’s booth will include:
- new titles to the Company’s industry-leading video poker portfolio with games such as Multipliers Rising video poker and Power Stacks Poker.
- the Company’s newest TournXtreme title, Stinkin’ Rich Tournament.
- the all-new VLT-focused Fort Knox Linked Jackpot game and IGT’s next-generation VLT systems technology, IntelligenEVO.
- the end-to-end PlaySports solutions, complete with self-service betting technologies such as the PlaySports BetPad and the CrystalFlex and PeakBarTop with Total Gaming software.
- a range of Washington CDS (Central Determination System) games and Class II games that build on popular game themes and incorporate player-favorite including Ji Xiang Ru Yi, Magic Wishes and Medusa Queen of Stone Cash Eruption.
- new Historical Horse Racing (HHR) games including Panther Pride, Tiger Pride and Game King video poker.
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