7230 Amigo St.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-270-1000
Website: http://www.aristocrat-us.com

Key Personnel

Ian D Blackburne - Chairman
Trevor Croker - Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Toni Korsanos - Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Rich Schneider - Chief Product Officer
Christie Roser - Chief Human Resources Officer
Mark Dunn - Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Jayme (Jay) Sevigny - President, Video Gaming Technologies
Matt Wilson - Managing Director, Americas
James Boje - Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Victor Blanco - Senior Vice President, Platform Architecture
Mitchell Bowen - Managing Director - Australia & New Zealand

About Aristocrat

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems.

For further information visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com.

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Aristocrat a Winner at G2E

LAS VEGAS (October 8, 2018) – Aristocrat has won several major awards during the Global Gaming Expo.

In the Global Gaming Awards, Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ slot game was named Land-Based Product of the Year, and its Game of Thrones™ slot game was named Slot of the Year.

The 5th annual Global Gaming Awards are produced by Gambling Insider in association with G2E and independently adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man. Nominees were judged by a panel of 70 leading industry experts. 

Separately, Aristocrat’s new Dollar Storm™ slot game was named the Silver Medal winner in GGB Magazine’s Gaming & Technology Awards.

Prior to G2E, Aristocrat was honored at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s (LVGEA) 2018 Annual Awards, winning in the Innovation Category.

“We are humbled that the industry is recognizing our global team’s hard work to bring innovative products to our customers and their players. Our people and their passion for creativity are what distinguishes Aristocrat, and these awards underscore the idea that it truly is all about what’s inside at Aristocrat,” said Aristocrat Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson.

Discover Aristocrat’s industry-leading and award-winning innovations in booth #1141 at G2E or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

G2E Photo Op Aristocrat and VGT to Present Check to NIGA Tribal Leaders

Media Advisory: G2E Photo Op

Aristocrat and VGT to Present Check to NIGA during G2E Tribal Leaders Reception

WHO
Aristocrat, VGT, NIGA tribal leaders

WHAT
Aristocrat and VGT to present NIGA with a $50,000 check

WHEN
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:45 PM-1:00 PM

WHERE
NIGA’s booth #4408 on the G2E trade show floor

WHY
Aristocrat and VGT made a 5-year, $250,000-commitment to NIGA in support of the organization’s Capital Building Fund. Aristocrat and VGT will present the second installment of that commitment.

PHOTOS
Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker and VGT President Jay Sevigny presenting a large check to NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr.

CONTACT
Paul Speirs-Hernandez
paul@steinbeckcommunications.com, (702) 413-4278

Renowned Slot Game Designer Allon Englman to Join Aristocrat

LAS VEGAS (October 8, 2018) – Celebrated slot game designer Allon Englman will join Aristocrat as Senior Vice President of Game Development, leading a studio focused on creating industry leading content for the North American market.

Englman most recently was with Scientific Games. He will be based in Aristocrat’s new campus in Las Vegas and starts with Aristocrat on October 15, 2018

Aristocrat’s Chief Product Officer Rich Schneider said, “At Aristocrat it’s all about what’s inside – what’s inside our games, our cabinets, our system solutions, and the company itself – that makes all the difference for our customers. Allon has a long history of leading creative teams known for developing highly innovative, industry leading games that players love to play. We are thrilled to add Allon to our team of leaders and passionate designers. His experience and vision mesh perfectly with the vibrant company that is Aristocrat.”

Aristocrat Brings Ultimate Live Show Experience to G2E

LAS VEGAS (October 5, 2018) – Aristocrat’s passion for creativity will be overflowing in booth #1141 at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, where Aristocrat will bring the ultimate live show experience to the world’s gaming industry.


“We are excited to invite the global gaming industry to celebrate with Aristocrat as we bring leading innovations to G2E. On the show floor, we are creating the ultimate live experience that perfectly showcases our passion for what we do,” said Siobhan Lane, Aristocrat’s Sr. VP of Gaming Operations and Marketing.


Experiences include:


Mad Max: Fury Road™ Slot Game, Car, 180-Degree Photo Op, Oct. 9-11, booth #1141

Aristocrat is debuting the new Mad Max: Fury Road slot game by bringing Max’s V8 Interceptor to the show, where attendees can sit behind the wheel and get a high-octane, 180-degree photo. Attendees can also wander the heavily themed Wasteland Lounge, decorated with incredible VFX and costumes from the film.


MOTOWN® Slot Game Lounge and Graffiti Artist, Oct. 9-11, booth #1500 at Hall Entrance A

Attendees can bop into the MOTOWN® Lounge, where Aristocrat will celebrate its newest musical slot game with giveaways and a graffiti artist who will create original works of art each day, live on the show floor.


Dragon Link™ Lounge Dragon Parade, Oct. 10, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m., booth #1141

Las Vegas’ own Lohan School of Shaolin will open G2E Day 2 with a ceremonial lucky dragon dance to shower all G2E attendees in good fortune.


Buffalo™ 10th Anniversary Celebration with Giant Buffalo Cake, Oct. 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m., booth #1141

Buffalo is one of N. America’s most popular games, and as the legend turns 10, Aristocrat is celebrating and unveiling the evolution—the all-new Buffalo Diamond™. Celebration features a bash packed with goodies, including a giant Buffalo cake created by Freed’s Bakery, featured bakery on Food Network’s hit series, “Vegas Cakes.”


Aristocrat Talent Wall, Oct. 9-11, booth #1141

A wall dedicated to Aristocrat’s passionate employees gives attendees a fun and fascinating look into the company’s culture, with a series of five, custom-made short films that showcase how the company’s talented teams bring their passion to life.


It’s All About Customer Feedback, Oct. 9-11, floor-wide

Aristocrat cares about its customers and is directly soliciting attendee feedback with its first-ever Survey Hot Spots located across the show floor.


Premium Giveaways Oct. 9-11, booth #1141

No celebration is complete without prizes and surprises, and Aristocrat will give away amazing swag packs with themed merchandise from Mad Max: Fury Road, MOTOWN, Buffalo Diamond, Billions™, and FarmVille™.

 

Custom Guest Room Channel, Oct 8-11, Venetian and Palazzo Guest Rooms

The live show experience doesn’t stop on the show floor. Attendees can watch an exclusive channel in their guest rooms at the Venetian and Palazzo with content created specifically for show attendees.


Games, Games, Games

• Design matters, which is why Aristocrat created the cutting-edge flame55™ cabinet with leading titles including Billions, Buffalo Diamond, The Big Bang Theory™, and WESTWORLD™.

• Players will live on the Edge in Aristocrat’s Edge X™ cabinet with mind-blowing titles like Mad Max: Fury Road, FarmVille, Madonna™, and The Walking Dead III™.

• RELM™ and RELM XL™ cabinets step up the stepper experience with new Buffalo titles and a realm of thrilling proprietary titles.

• Class II players will cheer the Helix+™ OVATION™ platforms with innovative Aristocrat player-favorite titles amplified the Class II.

• VGT will showcase a mix of classic content leveraging the Aristocrat library of player-favorite titles and custom content created specifically for Class II operators.

System Innovations

Cutting-edge Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ system solutions include Oasis Loyalty™, ONE LINK™, and Drinks On Tap™.
At Aristocrat, it’s all about what’s inside, and inside G2E, only Aristocrat is providing the ultimate, floor-wide show experience.


Media Contact: For interviews with Aristocrat executives about the company and its innovations, contact Dana Reynolds, Senior Director of Marketing, dana.reyolds@aristocrat.com or (702) 927-3107.

Aristocrat and VGT Bring Innovative Cabinets, Games, Licenses, System Products to G2E 2018

LAS VEGAS (October 2, 2018) – For customers of Aristocrat and VGT, it’s all about what’s inside – what’s inside the game, the cabinet, the system, and the company itself – that makes all the difference. In booth #1141 at G2E 2018, Aristocrat and VGT will highlight that what’s inside the heart of the organization is its sharp focus on customer-centricity and the innovations they create as a result of that focus.

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“Everything we do at Aristocrat and VGT is customer-driven and aimed at helping our customers create the most entertaining experience possible for each of their guests. We are passionately committed to creating products for every customer preference, and we are absolutely thrilled to showcase our latest innovations at G2E 2018,” said Matt Wilson, Managing Director Americas.

Attendees’ experience on the Aristocrat side of the booth will be brimming with the latest innovations that give robust support to each of its cabinets along with further extensions of legendary, proprietary titles. Aristocrat will also show a new spin on innovative play including metamorphic wheels, Hold & Spin™ Multiplay, and persistent wilds.

Aristocrat has deep and broad support for each of its cabinets. Appearing on flame55 is the all-new Buffalo Diamond™ 10th Anniversary Edition, released to mark the 10th anniversary of North America’s most popular game, Buffalo™. Adding to the flame55 library is an all-new version of The Big Bang Theory™ along with the new Billions™ Slot Game, based on Showtime’s hit TV drama. Next, the new WESTWORLD™ slot game bursts onto the scene on flame55 with a unique play experience that allows players to experience two separate base games either simultaneously or through an integration of the two games.

Next, Aristocrat’s exciting Edge X™ cabinet will demonstrate how the future of large-form cabinets will be shaped by these innovative products. Titles on Edge X include the new titles Madonna, Mad Max: Fury Road™, Farmville™, and the latest in the incredibly successful The Walking Dead franchise, The Walking Dead III™ slot game.

Aristocrat also remains firmly committed to its RELM™ and RELM XL™ stepper cabinets, and the booth will be filled with new stepper titles and game themes. New game themes for RELM include Buffalo Gold™, 5 Dragons Gold™, Gold Stacks 88™, and Wicked Winnings II™, bringing some of Aristocrat’s most popular video titles to the stepper player.

The new Helix XT™ is the latest portrait cabinet from Aristocrat complete with curved 4K monitor, and top products for the cabinet include Mighty Cash – Double Up™, Ultimate Wheel Blast™ with its industry first “metamorphic” wheels, Really Wicked Winnings™, and Sun & Moon Gold™.

Next, the legendary and ground-breaking Lightning Link™ slot game is the inspiration for the all-new Dollar Storm™, with a first-of-its kind multi-level progressive action game that combines with a $100,000 MSP jackpot. Aristocrat will also showcase the power of its Lightning Link Lounge™ concept and its sister gaming experience concept, Dragon Link Den™ for the popular Dragon Link™ game.

VGT will showcase a mix of classic content leveraging the Aristocrat library of player-favorite titles and custom content created specifically for Class II operators. VGT will show the new Helix XT™ cabinet with new Class II titles including Dancing Foo™, Lunar Festival™, and Buffalo Xtreme™. The Arc™ Single cabinet will feature new titles and game themes including Buffalo Gold™ and the Fortune Series – Jin Shi™, and Jin Long™.

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ system solutions will be highlighting a multitude of products focused on developing a deeper connection with operators to help them be more competitive, efficient, and innovative. Solutions include Oasis Loyalty™, a multi-site single card marketing and rewards solution; ONE LINK™, our floor-wide bonusing, media, and progressive management solution; Drinks On Tap™, an award-winning mobile drink-ordering system; and Oasis 360 Loyalty Kiosk™, with a fully integrated enterprise suite of cutting-edge bonusing, reporting, card reprinting and marketing promotions.

Come to Aristocrat’s booth #1141 at G2E and discover for yourself that it’s all about what’s inside.

Aristocrat Licenses Hit TV Show Billions for New Slot Game to Premiere at G2E 2018

Billions™ Slot Game Showing in Booth #1141

LAS VEGAS (September 19, 2018) – The high stakes world of the hit SHOWTIME® TV show Billions will soon be coming to casinos, thanks to a licensing agreement between Aristocrat, CBS Consumer Products, and Showtime Networks.

Aristocrat’s new Billions™ Slot Game will make its premiere in booth #1141 at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas.

“Engaging and edgy shows like Billions are incredibly fun for our design teams to work with and fuel our passion to create entertaining games for our customers and their players,” said Siobhan Lane, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Gaming Operations from Aristocrat. “The CBS Consumer Products and Showtime Networks teams have been inspiring to work with, and we are very excited to present the new Billions Slot Game at G2E 2018.”

Now in production on its fourth season, Billions stars Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti as U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis as hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Billions is a complex, highly engaging drama that tells the timely and provocative story of these two powerful New York figures.

The Billions Slot Game is based on Season 1 and 2, which includes fans’ favorite characters such as Chuck Rhoades, Bobby Axelrod, Wendy Rhoades, Lara Axelrod, and Taylor Mason. Adding to the fun, the game will include the popular Mighty Cash™ feature, as well as a $500,000 multi-site progressive start-up jackpot.

The game appears on Aristocrat’s revolutionary flame55™ cabinet. The flame55 is complete with a 55” double-curved HD monitor – the largest portrait double-curved display in the non-jumbo segment – ergonomic engineering, 4k-capable display, 2.1 stereo audio, individually controlled dynamic infinity edge LED lighting, a virtual button deck, and an exclusive beacon sign package.

Aristocrat and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce New Slot Game based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Mad Max: Fury Road™ Slot Game to Premiere at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October

LAS VEGAS (September 13, 2018) – Aristocrat, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will premiere the new Mad Max: Fury Road™ Slot Game at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Attendees can experience the game in Aristocrat’s booth #1141.

“Warner Bros. Consumer Products has been a longtime partner and our customers have been big fans of all the game themes we’ve collaborated on to create. Now we’re very pleased to announce the newest game inspired by the thrill and excitement of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ for our customers and their players,” said Aristocrat Senior Vice President of Marketing and Gaming Operations Siobhan Lane.

The Mad Max: Fury Road Slot Game will appear on Aristocrat’s stunning new Edge X™ cabinet, with dual 43” landscape curved LCD’s displaying panoramic views and stereo symphonic surround sound, making it the perfect setting for the high-octane Mad Max theme. The game will feature the fan-favorite characters from the film, including Mad Max, Imperator Furiosa, Immortan Joe, Nux, and more.

Aristocrat’s portfolio includes several other Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensed titles such as the soon-to-be-released WESTWORLD™ slot game, as well as The Big Bang Theory™, Batman™ Classic TV Series, Dumb & Dumber™, A Christmas Story™, and many others.

About Mad Max: Fury Road

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About Aristocrat

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)
WESTWORLD and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)
THE BIG BANG THEORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)
BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)
DUMB AND DUMBER and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s18)
A CHRISTMAS STORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s18)

Aristocrat Installs Groundbreaking TrackIt™ System with Vouchers and RFID for Tables at Live! Casino & Hotel

LAS VEGAS (September 10, 2018) – Aristocrat and Live! Casino & Hotel continue to innovate together. Aristocrat has installed the first version of its TrackIt™ for Tables with Vouchers and RFID at Live! Casino in the newly- opened Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. The implementation is the first in North America.

Live! is a long-time partner of Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ solution and was one of the first in the nation to launch ONE LINK™ bonusing as part of the Giant Jackpots progressive slot program in 2015, which has continued to evolve and drive excellent results.

Live! Casino & Hotel CIO Beth Perlman said, “We have enjoyed a long partnership with Aristocrat, and we have been excited to be the site of first-in-the-nation installations. Now with TrackIt for Tables, our players can easily and freely move from slot to table and back again, enjoying all aspects of our casino without waiting in line for a cashier.”

Aristocrat Vice President of Oasis Systems Kelly Shaw said, “Ticketing has been a tremendous asset for slot operations. With more convenience, increased accountability, and reduced costs to drive operational efficiency. When it comes to tables, players with slot tickets have been walking past table after table, with their ticket in hand. Now our TrackIt solution gives players the option to use their slot ticket at the table, opening the door for a new way for players to enjoy their favorite casino.”

Live! Casino & Hotel welcomes guests with more than 200 live action table games. Readers of Casino Player Magazine recently voted Live! as first-place winner for best craps, blackjack, and tournaments in the 2017 Best of Gaming awards for Maryland.

TrackIt is part of Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 table management solution and allows players to take vouchers printed at the slot machine and redeem them at the table for chips. It also allows operators to issue vouchers at the end of the table play session that can then be redeemed at any redemption kiosk or the casino cage.

With TrackIt, operators can dramatically reduce cage lines, because players can take their slot ticket directly to the table and can immediately begin a table play session. Further, by implementing this functionality at the table, operators can reduce the need for table fills and credits and can provide their players with cross-over play opportunities between tables and slots.

With TrackIt, dealers and/or supervisors scan vouchers using barcode scanner equipment at the table, improving upon the customer experience and increasing table game utilization.

TrackIt’s RFID chip count sensor detects the value of chips returned before the dealer/supervisor can issue a walked with value. If the chips detected by the RFID chip count sensor do not match the value input for the voucher, the system automatically generates an error message that notifies the user of the incorrect values.

For more information about Oasis 360’s TrackIt solution or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Aristocrat and AGS Resolve Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement Case

LAS VEGAS (August 23, 2018) —Aristocrat Technologies (“Aristocrat”) and PlayAGS, Inc. (“AGS” or the “Company”) today announced that they have mutually agreed to resolve all claims associated with the lawsuit Aristocrat filed in March 2018 in regards to the Buffalo™ game series. In connection with the settlement, AGS has agreed to assign certain trademarks and trade dress rights to Aristocrat. All remaining terms of the settlement are confidential.

“We are pleased to have resolved this case with a positive outcome that we believe protects Aristocrat’s market-topping Buffalo brand, as well as the Buffalo franchise and associated intellectual property,” said Aristocrat’s Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson. “Our brand assets and intellectual property are core to Aristocrat’s business, and we will continue to defend them vigorously going forward.”

AGS Executive Vice President Matt Reback said, “We are pleased to have worked cooperatively with the Aristocrat team to quickly resolve the situation in a fair and equitable manner.”

Aristocrat Hosts Operators from Across the Industry Spectrum at Customer Advisory Forum

LAS VEGAS (August 15, 2018) – Putting customers first is a mantra at Aristocrat, and the company underscored that commitment at its recently held “Insight to Innovation Customer Advisory Forum.” The two-day event was held in Chicago and drew slot and systems leaders from across the industry spectrum.

Aristocrat’s Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson said, “We are keenly focused on helping our customers grow their business and entertain their patrons with innovations that truly stand out on the gaming landscape. With forums like this, customers can share their insights with us and with each other, and that enables us to become an even better business partner.”

Nationally recognized author and co-founder of Age Wage Maddy Dychtwalt opened the event with a keynote address that set the stage for the next two days of discussions.

In addition to sessions specifically dedicated to customer feedback, the Forum consisted of several breakout presentations covering a broad range of topics such as game design philosophy, floor performance management, loyalty, and mobile solutions.

Beth Perlman, Senior VP and CIO at Live! Casino & Hotel said, “This summit helped to ensure we are effective working partners, because it’s all about working together. I rely heavily on Aristocrat and their developers to help me be successful with my customers, and their leadership is open, wants to hear honest feedback and wants to make the relationships better.”

Vicki Baggett, Players Club Manager at Win-River Resort & Casino said, “Aristocrat is taking our suggestions and concerns to make the products better, which allows us to buy in and become one with Aristocrat, one with the software, and support it. That makes us feel valued and part of the team, which solidifies our relationship and makes running a casino so much easier. After all, it’s us together, serving the guests.”

Listening to customers and striving to support their success has underpinned Aristocrat’s progress.  For example, customers recently voted Aristocrat the number one slot provider, and nominated the business as having the most anticipated portfolio of games in the industry, in the 2018 Goldman Sachs Slot Survey.

Additionally, the Q2 Eilers Fantini Quarterly Slot Survey highlighted Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™, Dragon Link™, and Buffalo Grand™ as the top premium games in the industry. Further, Buffalo Gold™ was ranked the top casino-owned game.

“We can’t succeed unless our customers succeed – it’s that simple.  We are extremely grateful to our customers for attending this year’s forum and for providing us with the insights and engagement that will help us better support their success in future,” Wilson said.

For more information about Aristocrat’s industry-leading games, cabinets, and system solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Aristocrat and Boyd Gaming Enter into Long-term Strategic Systems Partnership

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. today announced it has been selected as the official Casino Management Systems partner of Boyd Gaming Corporation, one of the largest and most established casino operators in the United States.

Under terms of the agreement, Boyd Gaming will utilize Aristocrat's Oasis 360™ system as its casino management solution at its casino properties nationwide, allowing Boyd Gaming to unify all of its properties under B Connected, its player-loyalty program. Boyd Gaming currently operates 24 casino properties and more than 31,000 slot machines across the U.S.

Further, Aristocrat and Boyd Gaming will jointly develop innovative new gaming features at Boyd Gaming properties, including property-wide bonus games and jackpots.

The system innovations are in addition to the top-performing Aristocrat games currently in operation at Boyd Gaming properties nationwide, including Buffalo™, Game of Thrones™, Lightning Link™, and the Walking Dead II™.

"We are thrilled to expand our existing relationship and form a long-term strategic partnership with Boyd Gaming. The powerful combination of Aristocrat player-favorite games and our Oasis 360 systems innovations will help to increase player excitement and boost Boyd Gaming's competitive advantages in the markets in which they operate," said Matt Wilson, Aristocrat's Managing Director of the Americas.

"Aristocrat's technology solutions will provide us with significant new insights into our customers' wants, allowing us to engage them more effectively and with greater precision," said Steve Thompson, Executive Vice President, Operations for Boyd Gaming. "Through this partnership, Boyd Gaming will be able to deliver an enhanced, compelling gaming entertainment experience across our portfolio, supported by a brand-differentiating level of customer service."

Aristocrat's Oasis 360 system is one of the most widely used casino management systems in North America. It combines an award-winning portfolio of casino management technology comprised of slot management, bonusing, digital, table management, single card loyalty solutions, kiosk and a media management hub.

Through Oasis 360's bonusing applications such as nRich™, Splashdown Countdown™, Ricochet Rewards™, and Floorwide Mystery Progressives™, Boyd is able to generate player excitement and engagement across the enterprise.

Oasis 360 continues to create innovation and differentiation through the Trackit™ table management system, which provides best-of-breed table management including table sensors, reporting and card-in/card-out functionality directly at the table to reward players accurately, providing an overall greater player experience.

All of these forward-thinking and advanced marketing applications, coupled with the Oasis Loyalty™ solution, creates a consistent player experience across the enterprise. Patrons will have the ability to earn rewards while playing anywhere in the Boyd Gaming ecosystem, all connected by a single integrated solution that works with most of the popular third-party casino systems in the market today.

For more information about Oasis 360 system or any of Aristocrat's industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

First Aristocrat Lightning Link™ Lounge™ in Panama Opens Friday

LAS VEGAS (July 9, 2018) – Panama’s first Aristocrat Lightning Link™ Lounge™ opens its doors this Friday at the Sortis Hotel & Casino in Panama City. The Lightning Link Lounge will house several Lightning Link games, all in one conveniently located space on the casino floor.

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Sortis Hotel & Casino Slot Manager Tatiana Carvajal said, “The results of Lightning Link on our casino floors are fantastic. Based on this, we decided to expand the game to an exclusive area where our players can have a unique experience. We are pleased to be the first to open a Lightning Link Lounge in Panama. We are sure it will be a success with our players.”

Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ video slot game is a hit all over the world, and the Lightning Link Lounge concept has proven to be popular with players and operators. Latin America’s first Lightning Link Lounge opened in Mexico earlier this year, and other Lightning Link Lounges have opened from coast to coast in the United States.

“Players in Panama have found Aristocrat’s Lightning Link game to be extremely entertaining. Operators have come to know that when several banks are centralized in a dedicated setting within the Lightning Link Lounge concept, it provides an area for players to have an even more fun experience with the game and the property,” said Alvaro Nores Vice President of Aristocrat for Latin America.

Aristocrat and VGT Bring Top Licensed Brands, Proven Player-Favorites to OIGA 2018 Professional Bull Riders™, Mariah Carey™, Game of Thrones™ Among Game Themes on Display in Booth #726

TULSA, Okla. (July 9, 2018) – Aristocrat and VGT will help Tribal operators reach all customer segments in their joint showing at the upcoming OIGA Conference and Tradeshow, July 23-25 in Oklahoma City. Aristocrat and VGT will be in booth #726, where attendees will find top licensed brands and proven Class II and Class III gaming favorites.

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The game development experts at Aristocrat and VGT blend the best of both worlds to create top-notch content and cabinets. The exhibit will showcase 71 of their latest creations, designed to help Aristocrat and VGT customers give their players an experience.

Leading the way is VGT’s new line of games based on the Professional Bull Riders, Inc.™ (PBR) theme that brings edge-of-your-seat action to casino floors. The games are the first major licensed brand offered in the VGT portfolio, and include the titles with Blazing Bulls™, VS™, Fearless™, and Ryan Dirteater. 

VGT will also show Class II versions of Aristocrat player-favorite games on VGT’s OVATION™ platform. Titles include Buffalo Deluxe™, Whales of Cash™, and Wicked Winnings II™, all on the Helix+™ cabinet. On the Arc™ Single cabinet, attendees will thrill to the Asian-themed titles Jin Long™ and Temple Guardian™.

VGT will unveil its new Bison Bucks™ 5-level standalone progressive line. Each game theme in the category was built specifically for Class II gaming and features interactive symbols with a falling cash feature where the player physically interacts with the game screen by touching the falling cash.

Also new is the Piñata Colada™ line of games. Created specifically for the Class II market, these new game themes build on the success of VGT’s Piñata Fiesta® category and add the excitement of persistent feature style play.

The new Ritual Riches™ game is one of a three-part family that stretches across different game themes: Piñata Fiesta, Piñata Colada, and Ritual Riches. This “day of the dead theme” showcases growing and exploding piñata.

Aristocrat’s new flame55™ cabinet bursts onto the casino floor featuring the high-profile licensed game themes Mariah Carey™ and Game of Thrones™: Fire and Blood™. 

The Aristocrat licensed product experience continues on the RELM XL™ reel spinner cabinet with the entertaining Britney Spears One More Time™ and effervescent 7Up™ game themes. Also showing on RELM XL are the all-new Buffalo Thundering 7s™ and the Liberty Link™ line of games, that bring the excitement of Lightning Link™ to the mechanical reel space.

Aristocrat will also show its new Timberwolf Grand™, Tarzan™, and X Files™ game themes, each of which appear on the Arc™ Double cabinet. New game themes from the incredibly popular Dragon Link™ line round out Aristocrat’s offerings.

Visit Aristocrat and VGT in booth #726 at OIGA or online at www.aristocrat-us.com and www.vgt.net.

Big Fish Games Gains Electronic Arts (EA), Zynga and GSN Executive Jeff Karp as New Managing Director and President

SEATTLE WA (July 2, 2018) Big Fish Games, an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, today announced that experienced video game executive Jeff Karp joined the company as Big Fish's Managing Director and President. Jeff will oversee Big Fish and its growth as a leading company in the games industry. Big Fish’s current portfolio of games is played by millions around the world and led by chart-topping franchises, such as Big Fish Casino, Cooking Craze, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire and Jackpot Magic Slots.

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Jeff has more than 15 years in senior executive roles with leading companies in the video games industry including EA (Executive Vice President, Play Label), Zynga (Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer) and GSN Games (Executive Vice President, Social and Mobile Games). He was instrumental in building multi-billion-dollar franchise games, including EA SPORTS, Words With Friends, Farmville, The Sims franchise, Bingo Bash, GSN Casino, and many more.

Most recently, Jeff was the Chief Executive Officer of Sports Illustrated Play, a youth sports focused digital platform that was acquired by Comcast/NBC earlier this year. At Sports Illustrated Play, Jeff built youth-sports platforms that supported more than 17 million monthly users.

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Jeff Goldstein, Aristocrat Chief Digital Officer/Chief Strategy Officer:  I am delighted to welcome Jeff Karp to Big Fish. Jeff’s expertise in growing games into global entertainment franchises is unsurpassed. His proven track record and deep experience in the games industry make him the ideal person to drive Big Fish’s growth strategy, and ensure the business delivers its full potential.

Jeff Karp, Big Fish Managing Director and President:  I am honored to be working with such a creative and talented group, who are focused on enhancing life through exceptional play.  Big Fish is a content-rich company and its employees are passionate about making great games that bring joy and fun to millions of players around the world. I look forward to working with everyone at Big Fish to deliver our growth plans for the benefit of our players, our people and all our stakeholders.

Player Wins First Jackpot on Aristocrat’s New Gana con Susana ONE LINK Progressive for $405,877.20

LAS VEGAS (June 29, 2018) – A player has won $405,877.20 on Aristocrat’s new Gana con Susana™ ONE LINK™ progressive jackpot. The jackpot is the first since the Gana con Susana progressive launched at City Center Rosario and hit within the first 10 days of going live on the casino floor.

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When Susana Gimenez’s voice cheered “Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, you won!" over the game speakers announcing the jackpot, the player said he wasn’t sure what had happened until he was applauded and congratulated by other players in the casino.

The Gana con Susana progressive launched June 7 with a personal appearance by mega television star Susana Gimenez at City Center Rosario.

The progressive has a configurable starting jackpot of 300,000 pesos up to a maximum of 450,000 pesos. This sum creates even more excitement in the casino by adding a jackpot progressive on top of each player's favorite slot games.

Aristocrat’s ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpot is a customizable program that offers a wide area or single site progressive jackpot. The solution is fully integrated into Aristocrat’s media system to create visual appeal and leverages the bonusing pool capability across the enterprise.

The progressive technology allows the operator to select any Aristocrat Game Sale product to run on the link, including newest game themes as well as proven player favorites.

For more information about ONE LINK or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Aristocrat
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com.

Lucky Player Wins $907,228.87 Jackpot on VGT’s $uper Hit$® Jackpot$ at Choctaw Casino

TULSA, Okla. (June 22, 2018) – An Oklahoma woman hit VGT’s $uper Hit$® Jackpot$ for $907,228.87 while playing at Choctaw Casino in Grant, Oklahoma. Alice was playing VGT’s player-favorite Lucky Ducky® $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ game when she hit the jackpot.

$uper Hit$ Jackpot$ is a 3-reel mechanical wide area progressive appearing on top of player-favorite VGT game titles and has a starting jackpot of $250,000. This year alone, players have won more than $2,466,768.54 playing $uper Hit$ Jackpot$.

The $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ progressive is available for play at casinos across North America and is available for installation in all North American Class II jurisdictions.

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Aristocrat Brings New Cabinets, New Game Themes to Peru Gaming Show

LAS VEGAS (June 15, 2018) –  Aristocrat’s cabinets and games are popular with operators and players across Latin America. Now in booth #54 at the Peru Gaming Show, Aristocrat will premiere new cabinets, links, and game themes, adding to the company’s offerings for its customers.

Peru Gaming Show takes place June 20 and 21 at the Jockey Convention Center in Lima.

Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ is the most popular video slot game in the world and is a hit among operators in Peru, and now Aristocrat is launching the new Lightning Link titles Bengal Treasures™, Moon Race™, Tiki Fire™, and Wild Chuco™.

Aristocrat’s Helix™ cabinet has been very effective for operators throughout Latin America and Peru, and the company’s new Helix XT™ cabinet takes the fun to a big new level. The all-new Helix XT is an affordably priced portrait style premium cabinet and offers best-of-industry features, such as 4k graphics, a virtual button deck, and a sleek, curved screen.

The new Helix XT cabinet launches with Gold Stacks 88™ and the game themes Lunar Festival™ and Dancing Foo™, two games that take full advantage of Helix XT’s size and the player-favorite Asian game trend.

Aristocrat will also launch a new Gold Stacks™ progressive link on the Helix+™ cabinet, giving operators more options to appeal to each type of player.

The fun on Aristocrat’s Arc™ Single cabinet gets even more exciting with the introduction of new Mighty Link™ licensed products, including the hysterical Ted™, the high-flying PanAm™, and the flirtatious Elvira™ game themes. Aristocrat’s Zorro™ Mighty Cash has been very successful in Peru, and the company will be expanding the franchise with new titles.

Join Aristocrat in booth #54 at Peru Gaming Show, online at www.aristocrat-us.com, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Aristocrat to Launch “Gana con Susana™” ONE LINK™ Mystery Progressive Jackpot Featuring Latin America Superstar Susana Giménez

New Progressive Launches June 7 at Casino Club in Rosario, Argentina

LAS VEGAS (June 5, 2018) – Argentine television megastar and pop culture icon Susana Giménez will soon be appearing in casinos throughout Argentina. Aristocrat has licensed the Latin American super celebrity for a new ONE LINK™ Mystery Progressive Jackpot called “Gana con Susana™.” Giménez is the first celebrity ever to be licensed for the ONE LINK Mystery Progressive solution.

The Gana con Susana progressive will launch June 7 at City Center Rosario, Argentina and will soon after appear at two additional Casino Club locations in Buenos Aires.

Gana con Susana is a new ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpots solution from Aristocrat with a must-hit-by top jackpot of $450,000, creating additional excitement in the casino by adding a progressive jackpot on top of players’ favorite casino slot games.

“We are thrilled to have the beautiful and high-energy Susana Giménez as the first celebrity ever to appear on Aristocrat ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpot system, and we are excited to premiere the new progressive at three of Argentina’s finest casinos,” said Aristocrat Vice President of Latin America Alvaro Nores. “Casino Club has been a long-term partner with Aristocrat, and we are excited to debut the new Gana con Susana progressive with them.”

Aristocrat’s ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpot is a customizable program that offers a Wide Area or Single Site Progressive Jackpot. The solution is fully integrated into Aristocrat’s media system to create visual appeal and leverages the bonusing pool capability across the enterprise.

The Progressive technology allows the operator to select any Aristocrat Game Sale product to run on the link, including newest game themes as well as proven player favorites. 

For more information about ONE LINK or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Aristocrat

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com

VGT Plans Series of Exciting Promotions for Launch of new Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Themed Gaming Machines

New Gaming Machines Premiere June 13 at More than 20 Properties throughout Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (May 31, 2018) – VGT is preparing to launch its thrilling Professional Bull Riders (PBR) themed gaming machines, the first major licensed brand in the VGT portfolio. The exciting PBR family of games will premiere June 13 at more than 20 properties throughout Oklahoma.

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These fun and exhilarating games bring the PBR to life on the casino floor and will launch with the titles Blazing Bulls™, VS™, Fearless™, and Ryan Dirteater™. Each of the 3-reel mechanical wide area progressive games have a jackpot that resets at $20,000 and gives players the chance to ride the adventure towards 8 Red Spins, designed to mimic the excitement of an 8-second bull ride.

VGT is planning a series of fun promotions in support of the launch. Events include:

  • Special appearances by professional bull riders Ryan Dirteater and Chase Outlaw at select properties June 13 and 14 where the pros will sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.
  • An appearance by a PBR bull rider at the June 15 and July 4 OKC Dodgers games, where the pros will show off their baseball skills by throwing the first pitch! Afterwards, they will host an autograph signing for fans.
  • Ryan Dirteater and PBR Announcer Matt West will make a special appearance in VGT’s booth at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show in Oklahoma City on July 24.
  • VGT will showcase the PBR games on the concourse during the PBR Express Employment Professionals Classic Presented by Osage Casino tournament, held in Tulsa’s BOK Center on August 11-12.

“We are thrilled to present VGT’s PBR-themed gaming machines, which appeal directly to our customers’ players, and the series of promotions we have created clearly underscore our commitment to these games,” said VGT President Jay Sevigny. “The VGT and Aristocrat teams have worked incredibly hard to ensure we captured the thrill and fun of the PBR, and the end result is another example of the combined strengths of the VGT and Aristocrat development teams.”

The PBR, celebrating its 25th anniversary this season, is one of the world’s fastest growing sports.  The “original extreme sport” now competes in five countries (the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico) and through international broadcast agreements is available in 130 territories. The PBR is part of the Endeavor network.  

Learn more about VGT’s new Professional Bull Riders (PBR) themed games and discover where to play at www.vgt.net.

Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino Selects Aristocrat System, Games for Its Remodel

Race Track Set to Celebrate Grand Opening on May 2

LAS VEGAS (May 22, 2018) – Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino in Ruidoso, N.M. has leveraged its existing partnership with Aristocrat to upgrade its Oasis 360™ casino management system and to purchase new system hardware and software modules to further enhance its existing system performance.

Additionally, by executing a Games-and-Systems Bundle package, Ruidoso Downs purchased player-favorite Aristocrat games products for its extensive and exciting remodel, which will be completed before the new racing season starts on May 25.

Ruidoso Downs President/GM Jeff True said, “We have been making very thoughtful and substantial investments in the property, transforming the casino floor and infrastructure to create the best-possible experience for our guests. Part of that investment is delivering in the best games and systems products available so that our guests can enjoy the newest games and be rewarded for their play. We are very pleased with our agreement with Aristocrat for what the games and systems bundle brings to our players.”

Aristocrat has installed its Oasis 360 casino management system which, in addition to its multiple software solutions, includes nCompass™ 4.3 hardware installation, a turnkey network hardware solution.

Additionally, Aristocrat installed its Oasis ONE LINK™ media and promotion modules which feature precise touchscreen technology and is designed using the latest web-based technology, giving users a superior browser-based interface.

Aristocrat has also installed its Oasis ONE LINK™ solution, a fully customizable, integrated media and marketing solution that delivers eye-catching media throughout the casino. ONE LINK also delivers promotions, account information and customer service features, like resort outlet promotions and offers.

Further, Aristocrat won increased casino floor share and will install a wide range of 50 player-favorite game titles on the Helix™ upright cabinet and on the Arc™ Single cabinet.

“We are proud of the relationship we have built with Ruidoso Downs, and we are thrilled to be playing such a pivotal role in their remodel,” said Aristocrat’s ?Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren. “Our casino partners across North America trust Aristocrat to provide player-favorite games and best-of-breed systems solutions that entertain and reward their guests. It’s a trust we take very seriously and work diligently to build on every day.”

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system is one of the most widely used casino management systems in North America, and comprises essential solutions for the modern casino, ranging from accounting to player loyalty.

For more information about Oasis 360 system or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Aristocrat
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocrat-us.com.

About Ruidoso Downs
All American Ruidoso Downs LLC in October 2017 acquired the multi-use facility including the iconic racetrack, the Billy The Kid Casino, and the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Continuing the 72 years of racing tradition while upgrading the player experience, AARD hosts the Quarter Horse Triple Crown Series capped by the $3 million All American Futurity, the richest two year old horse race in America each Labor Day at the mountain top track. Visit www.raceruidoso.com

Aristocrat Brings Player-Favorite Games, Cutting-Edge Cabinets to Juegos Miami

Aristocrat Exhibiting in Booth #21

LAS VEGAS (May 21, 2018) – Aristocrat’s products are popular with casino operators and their players across Latin America and the Caribbean, and now Aristocrat is bringing player-favorite links and cabinets to Juegos Miami 2018.

Aristocrat will be located in booth #21 at the tradeshow and will exhibit several links and games on its Arc™ Single and Helix+™ cabinets.

Aristocrat’s new Mighty Cash Link™ is on the Helix+ and features exciting proprietary themes with a distinctive Asian flair, including Dragon Flies™, Tiger Roars™, Red Blade Nuxia™, and Green Blade Nuxia™.

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Aristocrat has some of the most popular and sought-after licensed titles in the industry, and at Juegos Miami, Aristocrat will show the dashingly daring Zorro™, the hilarious Ted™, the high-flying PanAm™, and the seductive Elvira™ game themes.

Aristocrat’s Vice President of Latin America Alvaro Nores said, “Juegos Miami is different than other tradeshows in that it concentrates on networking and learning sessions. Aristocrat has been a sponsor of this event since its inception, and we are excited to welcome our customers to this exciting event and to show them our latest products for Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Join Aristocrat in booth #21 at Juegos Miami, online at www.aristocrat-us.com, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Aristocrat Replaces Competitor System Product at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ System now Managing 80 Percent of Racetrack Systems in New Mexico

LAS VEGAS (May 14, 2018) – Aristocrat has installed its multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ casino management system at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino in Sunland Park, N.M. replacing an existing competitive product. This is the third system replacement Aristocrat has announced recently.

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system is the casino management system of choice for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s 700 slot and video poker games. Sunland Park will benefit from Oasis 360’s player-centric modules, including Oasis Loyalty™, Oasis ONE LINK™, PlayerMax Mobile™, and nLive™ with Player Portal™.

With this most recent installation, Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system is now installed at 80 percent of New Mexico’s racetrack locations.

Sunland Park, in concert with the installation of the Oasis 360 system, added 20 new high-performing Aristocrat slot machines.

Sunland Park’s Executive Gaming Director Ahmad Mughni said, “Bringing the Oasis 360 system online is a significant step forward in our customer service initiatives. The combination of loyalty products and communication tools will empower us to provide our customers with the most meaningful and entertaining gaming experience possible.”

Aristocrat Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren said, “We are proud and excited that Sunland Park has chosen to take advantage of the many cutting-edge loyalty features in Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system. These features are designed to increase carded play, excitement on the gaming floor, player loyalty, and player interaction with all the system modules that Sunland installed. With features such as floor wide bonusing, engaging mobile and digital products, and a comprehensive view of the player, Sunland Park is now in a better position than ever before to provide the highest levels of customer service and a much-improved casino experience for their guests.”

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ system is one of the most widely used casino management systems in North America, and comprises essential solutions for the modern casino, ranging from accounting to player loyalty to brand connectivity.

For more information about Oasis 360 system or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ System Replaces Competitive Product at Ocean Downs Casino

LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2018) – Aristocrat has installed its multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ system at Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin, Maryland, replacing an existing competitive product. This latest agreement continues to strengthen the partnership between Aristocrat and Churchill Downs and marks the fifth property within the enterprise utilizing the Oasis 360 solution.

As part of the Oasis 360 system installation, Aristocrat provided Ocean Downs with all-new, in-game nCompass™ 6.2 units; Oasis Core, which includes advanced accounting, marketing, and operational modules; Oasis Trackit™ for sophisticated table management; and the Oasis Bonusing modules nRich™ and Play & Win™.

“We have been very pleased with the performance of Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system at our other properties, and now we are eager to implement the system at Ocean Downs,” said Director of Casino Technology for Churchill Downs Incorporated Russ Stokes. “We have found Oasis 360 to be a very strong solution for us, both from a management perspective and from a marketing/intelligence perspective.”

Aristocrat Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren said, “We are grateful to Churchill Downs Incorporated for their ongoing trust and support of our Oasis 360 system. Casinos of all sizes across North America continue to achieve success using the system’s enterprise-wide functionality to drive efficiencies and increase excitement on the casino floor.”

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ system is one of the most widely used casino management systems in North America, and comprises essential solutions for the modern casino, ranging from accounting to player loyalty to brand connectivity.

For more information about Oasis 360 system or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com. Join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Aristocrat Awarded Miccosukee Resort & Casino’s Systems Business

LAS VEGAS (April 18, 2018) –  The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, which owns and operates the 1,700-slot Miccosukee Resort & Casino in Miami, Florida, has selected Aristocrat as its casino management systems partner.

Aristocrat’s multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ system and its broad casino management systems solutions will replace a competitor’s casino management system currently installed at the Miccosukee Resort & Casino.

Aristocrat’s suite of casino management systems products will be integrated within the Miccosukee Resort & Casino, including:

  • Oasis 360 Bonusing, which gives operators an extensive array of bonus game engines that help to keep the casino floor energized with a variety of bonus play.
  • Oasis 360 ONE LINK™, a fully customizable, integrated media and marketing solution for the entire enterprise, which includes total media management, marquees, wayfinders, bonusing - and more.
  • Drinks on Tap™, an all-encompassing beverage-ordering solution integrated to POS, and offering a streamlined amenity and service to loyal patrons
  • Oasis 360 PlayerMax™ allows casinos to market to customers with customized push notifications and marketing messages, deliver event incentives and engage players with gamification tools designed to enhance the customer experience.

Miccosukee Controller Gary Beecher said, “We needed to find a gaming management solution that was a bit more adaptable to our specific needs, both on and off property. Throughout our search for the best in class provider, it became clear to us that the Aristocrat team and the Oasis 360 solution had the flexibility and customization we needed to reach our customers and reward them in meaningful ways.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. As we met with the Tribe and staff, we listened carefully to their needs, and we are very pleased to have devised a suite of solutions tailored precisely to their unique business situation,” said Clark Warren, Aristocrat’s Vice President of System Sales.

Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ system is one of the most widely used casino management system in North America. The Oasis 360™ system comprises essential solutions for the modern casino, ranging from accounting and bonusing to loyalty and progressives/media management helping to drive operational efficiencies for its business partners.

For more information about Oasis 360™ system or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com and join Aristocrat on Facebook and Twitter.

Aristocrat Wins Awards for System, Game, Cabinet Ahead of NIGA Trade Show

Aristocrat Wins Awards for System, Game, Cabinet Ahead of NIGA Trade Show

Aristocrat’s Drinks on Tap™ System, Game of Thrones Fire & Blood™ Slot Game,

RELM XL™ Cabinet Honored for Innovation

LAS VEGAS (April 16, 2018) – As Aristocrat prepares for its showing in this week’s Indian Gaming Trade Show, the company has won three awards in Casino Journal’s “Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards for 2017.” Aristocrat earned distinctions for each of its business areas, receiving honors for its innovations in systems, games, and cabinet development.

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Aristocrat was honored for its Drinks on Tap™ beverage ordering system, its Game of Thrones Fire & Blood™ slot game, and for its RELM XL™ reel spinner cabinet. Aristocrat’s three wins were the most earned by any single supplier.

Each of the innovations will be on display in Aristocrat’s booth #635 at Indian Gaming Trade Show this week.

“We are thrilled to be the big winner in Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Products for 2017. Our thanks go to our incredible D&D teams, and to our customers for their valuable feedback and ongoing support,” said Aristocrat Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson.

Drinks on Tap is a beverage-ordering solution that improves customer service to players and increases efficiencies across the casino floor. It utilizes the nCompass™ player tracking module, and a mobile app all tied to the operator's Oasis 360 and POS systems to streamline drink orders placed at the EGM. Players will enjoy ordering drinks without leaving their seats or waiting for a server to take their order. Best of all, drink orders follow players from seat to seat as they change games. Watch a video about Drinks on Tap: http://bit.ly/DOTvideo

The all-new Game of Thrones Fire & Blood was created specifically for Aristocrat’s landmark new flame55™ cabinet. The new game, is based on seasons 4, 5, and 6 of HBO’s hit TV show and includes amazing new characters, a new multi-site progressive, and all-new exciting game play. Game of Thrones Fire and Blood makes full use of the flame55 cabinet’s 55” double-curved HD monitor, 4k-capable display delivering graphics worthy of kings, and 2.1 stereo audio.

Aristocrat’s milestone RELM XL cabinet ushers in a new dimension in gaming. Standing an impressive nine-and-a-half feet tall, RELM XL features an eye-catching mechanical wheel topper and drives innovation with a unique 43” J-Curved monitor with full touchscreen capabilities, large classic reel symbols, traditional wheel plex, stereo sound, and vibrant LED edge lighting. RELM XL games are featured in a 3 or 5 mechanical reel set configuration for high, middle, and low denomination placements, and features an industry first with bulging reel sets. And to add to the retro playing experience, RELM XL houses a physical bell that celebrates player success.

Experience these award-winning innovations and more in Aristocrat’s booth #635 at NIGA 2018. Join Aristocrat online at www.aristocrat-us.com and on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

Aristocrat Announces the Opening of First Lightning Link™ Lounge™ in Latin America

MEXICO CITY (April 13, 2018) -- Continuing the success of Lightning Link™ in Mexico, the company Aristocrat in conjunction with PlayCity announce the opening of the first Lightning Link™ Lounge™ in Latin America, located at PlayCity Casino Andares in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

To accommodate this concept of entertainment, an exclusive area has been dedicated in the casino where 32 gaming machines will be connected under the Lightning Link Lounge concept. Players in Mexico will participate and be at the forefront of this innovative market experience

The accumulated progressive system of Lightning Link is unique in the market and combines denominations selectable by the players, games of 25 or 50 lines, in addition to a progressive accumulated by the group of machines and by each game terminal, as well as fixed prizes. All this under an exclusive and patented game mechanics for obtaining prizes and bonuses offering an unsurpassed entertainment experience.

“Lightning Link has proven to be the best product on the market during the last year, consolidating with all types of players and in different regions of the country, so we want to offer the concept of Lightning Link Lounge to our players to be at the forefront of the gaming industry,” said Kevin Rosenberg, Director of Business Development at PlayCity.

“We appreciate the confidence and support to PlayCity in the launch of the first Lightning Link Lounge in Mexico, we believe it will be the first of many in the entire region,” commented Alvaro Nores, Vice President for Latin America at Aristocrat.

PlayCity, in addition to the launch of Lightning Link Lounge, has committed to install 250 Lightning Link game machines in its 17 rooms around the country.

“Our commitment to the Mexican market is to offer the best gaming experience and for that we are convinced that this concept will be well received by the players and will make Lightning Link Lounge the favorite and most visited place in the casino,” said Carlos Carrion, Director of Sales and Operations in Mexico.

VGT's First-Ever Licensed Product Premiers at NIGA 2018

(FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE) Players love VGT’s original Wide Area Progressive games, and now the company is raising the stakes and teaming up with Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) to bring edge-of-your-seat action to casino floors. 

As the first major licensed brand offered in the VGT portfolio, the PBR family of games premiere with the titles with Blazing Bulls™, VS™, Fearless™, and Ryan Dirteater™. Each of the 3-reel mechanical wide area progressive games has a starting jackpot of $20,000 and gives players the chance to ride the excitement towards 8 Red Spins designed to mimic the thrill of an 8-second bull ride. 

The new PBR Wide Area Progressive games and more than 25 other games will be on display in VGT’s booth #635 at this year’s National Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention. 

“We work hard every day to keep the trust we have earned from our Tribal gaming partners. We have the industry’s leading Class II games, and we are excited for NIGA 2018, where we will exhibit our first licensed product, as well as new innovations in our OVATION™ line that showcases the combined strengths of the VGT and Aristocrat development teams,” said VGT President Jay Sevigny. 

VGT continues to expand its new exciting video platform – OVATION, which excites operators and players with Aristocrat’s game library by converting popular, proven titles onto a Class II platform. The dynamic opportunity allows VGT to continue to provide new and exciting products to current customers while at the same time position themselves in new markets. At NIGA, VGT will show Aristocrat player-favorite games Wild Panda Gold™, 5 Dragons Gold™, Buffalo 

Gold™, and Miss Kitty Gold™, formatted for Class II games and appearing on the Arc™ Single Cabinet. 

Timber Wolf™ Grand Aristocrat Class III Game Profile April 2018

Aristocrat’s™ legendary Timber Wolf™ is a favorite of slot players everywhere. Now the fun and excitement just became grander in the all-new Timber Wolf™ Grand.

Timber Wolf™ Grand is part of Aristocrat’s “Grand Series” that includes Buffalo Grand™ and 5 Dragons Grand™. Like other games in the Grand Series, the contemporary and innovative Timber Wolf Grand is housed in the eye-catching Arc Double™ cabinet, with its dual 42” curved high-definition LCD touch screens, 5.1 stereo sound, upgraded graphic capabilities, and premium ergonomic design.

Timber Wolf Grand offers players 2,000 ways to win, with Xtra Stacking symbols, progressive multipliers, and the chance to achieve a full screen of high-paying Wolf symbols.

An exciting Wheel Feature retains the popular Grand Series dual wheel bonus and awards free games and progressive jackpots that can be multiplied up to 10x. Plus, the Free Games Feature awards an unlimited free games bonus, with the action of x3 and x5 wild multipliers and reel re-spins for rich rewards.

Adding to the fun, Timber Wolf Grand’s Jackpot Feature doesn’t end until players win a Free Games bonus, allowing the chance to win multiple jackpots within the same bonus event. Based on a 1¢ denomination, the Grand MSP jackpot begins at a life-changing $250,000. Other start-ups are Grand (SSP) $5,000; Super $750; Major $100; Minor $20; and Mini $10.

Timber Wolf Grand is a high volatility game with an average feature frequency. Denominations range from 1¢ to $20.

For more information on Timber Wolf Grand or any titles in the Grand Collection, contact your Aristocrat representative at (702) 270-1000.

Aristocrat Brings Popular Links, Successful Cabinets to FADJA 2018

Aristocrat Exhibiting in Booth #50

LAS VEGAS (March 27, 2018) – Aristocrat’s products are popular with casino operators and their players in Colombia and across Latin America, and now Aristocrat is bringing player-favorite links and cabinets to FADJA 2018.

Aristocrat will be located in booth #50 at the tradeshow and will exhibit several links and games on its ArcTM Single and Helix+TM cabinets.

Leading the way is Aristocrat’s new Mighty LinkTM, a multi-licensed progressive link that combines the proven and popular Mighty CashTM feature with leading Aristocrat licensed brands: the hilarious TedTM, the dashingly daring ZorroTM, the high-flying Pan AmTM and the seductive Elvira: Mistress of the DarkTM.
Each game is on the Arc Single cabinet and contains the Mighty Cash Hold & SpinTM bonus feature, where players can win credits, jackpots, extra spins and a wheel bonus.

Mighty Cash LinkTM is on the Helix+ and features exciting proprietary themes with a distinctive Asian flair, including Dragon FliesTM, Tiger RoarsTM, Red Blade NuxiaTM, and Green Blade NuxiaTM.

Next is Aristocrat’s Gold StacksTM link on the Helix+ cabinet. Gold Stacks games feature a unique wagering configuration that offers players an innovative Gold Reel “Buy-Up” mechanic. Gold Stacks games also offer entertaining Asian themes with titles such as Golden PrincessTM, Golden ProsperityTM, Prosperity PrincessTM, and Prosperity CatsTM.

Aristocrat’s E*SeriesTM line of entertainment-style games offer thrilling game play, enchanting music, and multiple chances for big wins, and on the Helix+ cabinet at FADJA is the Xtra Xtra Bonus Wilds line, with the fun and entertaining titles Choy Coin DoaTM, 5 Dragons RapidTM, Xtra Xtra Bonus Wild Fiesta CoinsTM, and Fu Fu FuTM.

Aristocrat’s popular BuffaloTM and 5 DragonsTM games are back in all-new versions for the Arc Single cabinet. Buffalo GoldTM and 5 Dragons GoldTM, each with an exciting Gold Bonus feature.

Visit Aristocrat in booth #50 at FADJA and online at www.aristocrat-us.com, and join Aristocrat on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Aristocrat Files Suit to Defend Buffalo™ Brand and Intellectual Property Against Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement

LAS VEGAS (March 8, 2018) – Aristocrat has filed a suit in the United States District Court in Nevada against AGS, LLC and PlayAGS, Inc. alleging federal trademark and trade dress infringement, as well as unfair competition.

Aristocrat is defending its proprietary Buffalo™ brand, franchise, and intellectual property.

Aristocrat’s Buffalo is one of the most popular and recognized brands in the gaming industry. The Buffalo series includes the original Buffalo game, as well as many subsequent versions, such as Buffalo Stampede™ and Buffalo Grand™.

“We will aggressively protect our market-leading brands and intellectual property in every jurisdiction. Buffalo is an iconic game franchise and an enduring player favorite. With this suit, Aristocrat is defending the brand and standing up against trademark and trade dress infringement, consistent with the best interests of customers and our company,” said Matt Wilson, Managing Director of the Americas.

Aristocrat filed the complaint on March 6, 2018 and has requested a jury trial. Aristocrat is seeking that AGS be preliminarily and permanently enjoined from all trademark infringement, false designation of origin, and unfair competition. Aristocrat is also seeking damages and other relief.

Fu Fu Fu™ An Aristocrat Class III Game for North America March 2018

The luck of China and the excitement of Aristocrat’s E*SeriesTM come together in Fu Fu FuTM, Aristocrat’s newest Class III game for North America. Housed in the sleek Arc SingleTM cabinet, Fu Fu Fu is the latest game in the revered E*Series line of entertainment-style games, and amuses players with thrilling game play, enchanting music, and multiple chases for big wins, such as free games or one of five standalone jackpots.

Dragons, lions, other lucky symbols comprise the attractive Asian art package that creates the charming world of Fu Fu Fu.

Adding to the fun, a metamorphic symbol triggers an exciting Wild ShowerTM Feature, where, at the beginning of a random spin, Wilds up to 3X are dropped onto the reels for big line hits, a player-favorite feature that was well-received in the hit game SharknadoTM. Plus, a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) Jackpot (with or without multipliers) and near misses, paired with the popular multi-denom lobby provide scaled two-level bonuses.

Other features include Free Games with re-trigger, which is triggered by 3 or more Free Games symbols, with possible 2x or 3x multipliers awarded by special Free Games symbol on reel 5. Players can win up to 120 free games!

Fu Fu Fu is a high volatility game with multi-denomination options ranging from 1c-$50.

Contact your Aristocrat representative at (702) 270-1000 and bring the luck of Fu Fu Fu to your casino floor today.

Mighty Link™, Aristocrat’s N. America Class III Profile for February 2018

The thrill of jackpots just got mightier with Aristocrat’s new Mighty Link™. Mighty Link is a multi-licensed progressive link that combines the proven and popular Mighty Cash™ feature with leading Aristocrat licensed brands Ted™ and Zorro™.

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Both the hilarious Ted Mighty Link and the dashingly daring Zorro Mighty Link are housed on Aristocrat’s Arc Single™ cabinet. The player-favorite licenses bring exciting new jackpot energy to the floor with great math that ensures progressives are won frequently, including the MSP, which links to Aristocrat’s Fast Cash™.
Both Ted and Zorro contain the Mighty Cash™ Hold & Spin bonus feature, where players can win credits, jackpots, extra spins and a wheel bonus. Adding to the fun is the Mighty Cash Wheel that attracts wheel-loving players with a special wheel that awards lucrative Mighty Cash multipliers and/or jackpots. The unlimited Free Games Feature comes with a chance to win extra free games and the Mighty Cash Feature.

Arching over all the fun in Mighty Link is its WYSIWYG simplicity. Players everywhere love the easy to understand “What You See Is What You Get” game play because its rapid-learning curve means players can spend their time having fun instead of figuring out what to do.

Mighty Link offers exciting jackpot action with five great jackpots. The Grand jackpot award is engineered to work on the Fast Cash link, linking to the MSP Grand jackpot on the previously released Fast Cash game. The Major and Maxi are single-site progressive jackpots, and the Mini and Minor are fixed jackpots independent to the respective game that scale according to the players bet level. Jackpots start-ups are Grand (MSP) $20,000 or (SSP) $2,500; Major $1,000; Maxi $500; Minor $50; and Mini $20. All values are based on 1c play. Additional SSP jackpot grand jackpot options are available.

Mighty Link is high volatility with average feature frequency, and denominations range from 1c to $50.

Bring Mighty Link to your floor. Contact your Aristocrat Sales Representative today at (702) 270-1000.

Nevada’s First Lightning Link™ Lounge™ Opens Today at Silverton Casino Hotel

LAS VEGAS (February 14, 2018) – Lightning has struck at Silverton Casino Hotel! Las Vegas’ favorite off-strip casino is now home to Nevada’s first Lightning Link™ Lounge™, a space on the casino floor dedicated exclusively to the world’s most popular video slot game, Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™

Silverton’s Lightning Link Lounge houses 36 games, is conveniently located in the former Slot Tournament Room, and was created to respond to customer demand.

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“Our players have loved Lightning Link from the minute the first game arrived on property. Ever since, we have had more and more demand for the game, and it grew to the point where it made sense to dedicate a space to this incredibly electrifying game,” said Bryan Binek, Silverton’s Executive Director of Gaming and Operations.

Silverton’s Lightning Link Lounge grand opening takes place in the Lounge from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. tonightWednesday, February 14, 2018.  Free slot play will be offered to the first 200 guests that arrive. Guests who attend the grand opening will receive complimentary gifts and passed champagne, while supplies last.

“Players everywhere love Lightning Link. A Lightning Link Lounge is particularly fun because, with a game designed to build excitement, when several banks are centralized in a dedicated area, the levels of fun increase,” said Jon Hanlin, Aristocrat’s VP of Commercial Strategy, Gaming Operations.

Lightning Link is an explosive set of linked games with progressives that have proven to be a hit with players in Australia, North America and Europe, and the game was named to Casino Journal’s list of the “Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products” for 2015. Additionally, in the latest Eilers-Fantini Quarterly US Slot Survey, slot directors from across North America ranked Lightning Link is the #1 premium leased game in the market.

Lightning Link is unique in the marketplace with player-selectable multi-denominations, a multi-format jackpot offering that combines both link and SAP jackpots, an excellent mix of games that appeal to a wide range of players, and a patented new jackpot mechanic for innovative game play and trigger methodology.

Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ Triumphs in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (6 February 2018) – Just a little more than year since lightning first struck in Mexico, Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ game has risen to the top and is now one of the most popular casino games in the Mexican market.

 “We are delighted with the strong performance of Lightning Link in Mexico and look forward to releasing additional game titles to ensure our customers have more choice and the very best product available” said Carlos Carrión, Sales and Operations Director for Mexico. 

Lightning Link is popular with players and with casino operators throughout Mexico, and this success mirrors the game’s popularity in gaming jurisdictions around the world. For example, in the United States, several casinos have created “Lightning Link Lounges™” – spaces on the casino floor dedicated exclusively to Lightning Link games. 

Additionally, in the latest Eilers-Fantini Quarterly US Slot Survey, slot directors from across North America ranked Lightning Link is the #1 premium leased game in the market. Aristocrat games filled the Survey’s top three leased game spots, with Lightning Link at #1, Buffalo Grand™ at #2, and Dragon Link™ at #3. 

Lightning Link is a progressive accumulated system that combines multi-denomination, games of 25 or 50 lines, plus a progressive accumulated by bank and by machine to prizes fixed jackpots. The four games currently available in the Mexican market are Magic Pearl™, High Stakes™, Sahara Gold™, and Happy Lantern™. 

Building on the success of these four titles, Aristocrat anticipates releasing four additional titles in Mexico in the coming months. The new titles Best Bet™, Moon Race™, Heart Throb™, and Tiki Fire™ will give players additional entertainment options. 

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Aristocrat Technologies Recognized for Innovative Training Services

LAS VEGAS (January 16, 2018) – Aristocrat Technologies has been honored with an international accolade for its innovative training services. The company’s “Being Safe with Coach Jesse” safety training won a silver medal in the “Best Advance in Online Coaching Tools” category of the 2017 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards.

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“Being Safe with Coach Jesse” is a proprietary safety training class designed for Aristocrat’s Class II and Class III Field Service technicians. The training was created by Christiana Houck, PhD, Aristocrat’s Director of Learning Solutions. 

Dr. Houck explained: “When faced with the challenge of delivering safety training to our team of nation-wide Field Service technicians, we opted to utilize an SMS-based coaching platform called Mobile Coach. We provided Mobile Coach with multimedia content that was translated into a one-year campaign delivered via SMS. Our technicians were texted bi-weekly by ‘Coach Jesse,’ with a host of safety tips, questions, and other important information served up with a healthy dash of humor.” 

Aristocrat’s Learning Solutions department has won multiple awards for its innovative approaches to training. Aristocrat Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson said, “We are thrilled that our Learning Solutions division has been honored with this recognition. It speaks to the fact that Aristocrat’s passion for innovation and excellence permeates our entire company, and we are very proud of our team.” 

“Human capital management is evolving faster than at any time in its history, and it is powered by innovative technology developed and implemented by organizations big and small,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “The technology innovators who won Excellence Awards this year were focused on providing users with a better overall experience. That is what our research says employers want, and our award winners are leading the way.” 

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Aristocrat Names New Vice Presidents of Sales

Ross O’Hanley to oversee Western Region; Brian Pierce Named to Eastern Region

LAS VEGAS (January 9, 2018) – Aristocrat has named Ross O’Hanley its Vice President of Sales - Games for the Western Region and Brian Pierce its Vice President of Sales - Games for the Eastern Region in North America.

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Aristocrat Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson said, “Ross and Brian have outstanding reputations within the gaming industry, and we are thrilled to have them represent the Aristocrat brand to our customers. Ross and Brian will be key members of our Americas leadership team and will play active roles in ensuring we are well positioned to deliver on our commitments to our customers.”

Ross O’Hanley brings an enviable mix of operator and supplier experience to Aristocrat and its customers. For the last nine years, Ross was with Konami, most recently as Vice President of North American Sales. He also served as Vice President of Domestic Game Sales, Sr. Director of Sales & Marketing and Sr. Director Marketing. Previously, Ross served as Corporate Director of Slot Product Strategy for Harrah’s and as Director of Slot Operations and Marketing for The Venetian/Palazzo.

Brian Pierce has been with Aristocrat since 2016, most recently serving as Regional Director of Gaming Operations. Brian’s experience in the supplier side of the gaming industry is extensive, and includes terms at Bally Technologies, where he most recently served as Vice President of Game Sales (North America, US, East).  Brian has also served as Executive Vice President of Sales for Paltronics, and as Vice President of North American Sales for WMS Gaming.

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Aristocrat Class III Game Profile Game of Thrones Fire & Blood™ January 2018

There’s a new monarch in Westeros. That’s because Aristocrat’s royally successful Game of Thrones™ slot game is back in an all-new version created specifically for the landmark new flame55™ cabinet.

The new game theme, Game of Thrones Fire & Blood™, is based on seasons 4, 5, and 6 of HBO’s hit TV show and includes amazing new characters, a new multi-site progressive, and all-new exciting game play driven by flame55’s unique configuration.

Game of Thrones Fire and Blood is a Reel Power™ game, offering up to 5,400 ways to win. The base game offers three different Dragon bonuses and a main game bonus. All dragons appearing on the reels guarantee a win, and each time a dragon passes over the reels, a player may be awarded extra wilds, reel growth with high paying symbols, or wild multipliers.

A 100-credit wager activates the Fire & Blood mode where players can find added entertainment, such as more frequently triggered Dragon features and added 3x Wild symbols in the Forge of Honor feature.

The Forge of Honor feature offers a new “realigning symbols” mechanic with an innovative reel and pay structure. At the end of a bonus spin, the reel symbols realign after they land to create the biggest win possible. 

The action of Game of Thrones Fire and Blood takes place on Aristocrat’s elegant and sleek flame55 cabinet with its tall 55” double-curved HD monitor, 4k-capable display delivering graphics worthy of kings, and 2.1 stereo audio.

Breathe a flame of excitement onto your casino floor with Game of Thrones Fire & Blood. For more information contact your Aristocrat representative today at (702) 270-1000.

Aristocrat’s Dragon Link™ Flies into North America with Great Customer Support

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aristocrat’s all-new Dragon Link™ game is breathing a fire of excitement on casino floors across North America. A perfect partner to Aristocrat’s global phenomenon Lightning Link™, Dragon Link builds on that success in an all-new collection of games carefully designed to coexist with Lightning Link, and the game is already receiving great customer support and player interest.

“The challenge with an incredible success like Lightning Link is how do we take it up a level. With Dragon Link, we took the very best parts of Lightning Link and the very best parts of what we do well at Aristocrat, and created an experience that players are going to love,” said Jon Hanlin, Aristocrat’s VP of Commercial Strategy - Gaming Operations.   

Information is available on the Dragon Link microsite: aristocrat-gaming.com/dragonlink. Players can discover where to play Dragon Link at www.aristocrat-us.com/where-to-play or download the AristoApp on the App Store.

Dragon Link was named to Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards for 2016 and features player-selectable multi-denominations of 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, $1, and $2 which appeal to a wide variety of players and allow operators the flexibility of expanding floor placement options.

Dragon Link improves upon the innovative Hold & Spin™ mechanic found in Lightning Link to provide an exciting gaming experience using a common “Orb” trigger symbol that makes it simple for players to easily recognize the Hold & Spin trigger across all game themes. Plus, the Hold & Spin feature may be triggered in base or free games.

Adding to the fun, Dragon Link’s grand jackpot is a linked progressive, while standalone jackpots give players a chance to win smaller-sized progressives more quickly and more often.

Dragon Link’s game titles are each heavily designed with distinctive Asian themes, and all Dragon Link titles maintain the same denomination options and use the same common trigger symbol across all titles. However, like Lightning Link, the uniqueness in each game comes from the different Free Game features, enabling players to play each game and find their favorites.

A unique, industry-first LED sign package creates a stunning gaming destination on the floor.

To learn more, visit www.aristocrat-us.com and join Aristocrat on Facebook and Twitter.

Aristocrat’s New RELM XLLM Cabinet Charges into Casinos with First Buffalo™ Games for Reel Spinners

LAS VEGAS (December 18, 2017) – Aristocrat’s game-changing RELM™ cabinet is a hit with players and operators across North America, and now the fun steps up to a big new level in Aristocrat’s new RELM XLLM cabinet.

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RELM XL is the latest culmination of a dream design team that combines the strengths of Aristocrat and VGT. Built from the ground up with a perfect combination of Aristocrat’s mathematical prowess and VGT’s reel-spinner expertise, the RELM XL cabinet provides players a classic slot feel. 

Standing an impressive nine and a half feet tall, RELM XL features an eye-catching mechanical wheel topper.

RELM XL drives innovation with a unique 43” J-Curved monitor with full touchscreen capabilities, large classic reel symbols, traditional wheel plex, stereo sound, and vibrant LED edge lighting. RELM XL games are featured in a 3 or 5 mechanical reel set configuration for high, middle, and low denomination placements, and features an industry first with bulging reel sets. And to add to the retro playing experience, RELM XL houses a physical bell that celebrates big wins. 

“We are thrilled to bring RELM XL to our customers. We introduced the new cabinet at G2E 2017, and the response from customers was universally positive, both in terms of the cabinet design and in the games we are launching on RELM XL,” said Jon Hanlin, Aristocrat’s VP of Commercial Strategy - Gaming Operations. “RELM XL is the latest way Aristocrat is proving that it is all about what’s inside – our mechanics, our math, and our people who make it possible.” 

RELM XL charges into casinos with two new games in the incredibly successful Buffalo™ franchise: Buffalo Thundering 7’s™ and Buffalo Inferno™. 

Buffalo Thundering 7’s thrills players with a lower hit frequency and higher volatility as well as traditional 7s, bars, multipliers, large symbols and a plex wheel for an incredible big screen stepper experience. 

Buffalo Inferno turns up the heat for the ultimate experience for the higher denomination stepper player. Buffalo Inferno entertains with lower hit games with more volatility and classic big wins, and the mechanical wheel delivers dollar values. A multi-level progressive adds to the fun. 

Buffalo Thundering 7’s and Buffalo Inferno are available now. Coming soon is Britney Spears™ One More Time™, a reel-spinner edition of the popular Britney Spears™ video slot.

Player Wins a Nearly $1 Million Birthday Present on VGT’s $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ Progressive at Lucky Star Casino

TULSA, Okla. (December 15, 2017) – James W. from Oklahoma was celebrating his birthday with friends at Lucky Star Casino in Clinton, Okla. when he won nearly $1 million playing VGT’s $uper Hit$ Jackpot$™ progressive.

James was playing VGT’s popular Smooth as Silk® game when he won the birthday present of his life – a jackpot of $916,408.19!

$uper Hit$ Jackpot$ is a 3-reel mechanical wide area progressive appearing on top of player-favorite VGT game titles and has a starting jackpot of $250,000. This year alone, players have won more than $5,000,000 playing $uper Hit$ Jackpot$. The $uper Hit$ Jackpot$ progressive is available for play at casinos across North America and is available for installation in all North American Class II jurisdictions. 

Check out the current jackpot level and find where to play at superhitsjackpots.com, and follow VGT on Facebook.

Aristocrat Announces Acquisition of Phi Gaming Kiosk Promotional Platform

LAS VEGAS (December 7, 2017) – Aristocrat Technologies (Aristocrat) has completed the acquisition of the complete source code and hardware design for a promotional kiosk solution developed by Phi Gaming, LLC. Additionally, the two parties entered into a development agreement to further acceleration of Aristocrat’s Oasis 360™ Loyalty Kiosk. The agreement extends Aristocrat’s digital content and advanced marketing solutions within its multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ casino management system portfolio.

 View the press release online here: bit.ly/2jsP8vl 

Aristocrat chose Phi Gaming because of its penchant for service and delivery of quality innovative products. Like the Oasis 360 system, Phi Gaming’s platform is built on open architecture, giving the Oasis 360 system unrivaled flexibility to integrate into casino management systems of any property’s choosing. 

Aristocrat’s Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren said, “Phi Gaming’s modern kiosk design is best-of-breed, and we are excited to add their kiosk solution to the Oasis 360 suite of products. This acquisition reflects an important milestone in Aristocrat’s commitment to provide an end-to-end solution for our customers.” 

“We are grateful to Aristocrat and will deliver simple, useful, and amazing products to the Oasis 360 portfolio,” said Diallo Gordon, President and CEO of Phi Gaming LLC. “Our product synergies are only second to our mutual desire to delight and spoil our customers with solutions that suit patron desires and customer preferences. We revel in ensuring customers get what they need before they ask and to be aggressively innovative in keeping that promise.” 

Aristocrat’s Oasis Loyalty Kiosk is HTML5-based, sleek, modern, and affords casino operators the flexibility to offer virtual or physical drawings, swipe and win promotions, earn and get promotions, sports pick ‘ems, event pick ‘ems, customizable HTML5 games, wayfinding, digital advertising and static promotions. 

The Oasis Loyalty Kiosk stands out in the marketplace with its flexibility, usability, and forward-thinking service capabilities. The solution is offered in a single point of failure proof LTE wireless or wired cloud-based configuration that eliminates the need for complex infrastructure and cabling. The cloud delivered or on-premise solution supports both single and multi-site operator configurations. 

For more information about the Oasis 360 system or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com and join Aristocrat on Facebook and Twitter.

Aristocrat’s new Mighty Cash Class III Series towers above the competition

Aristocrat New Class III Mighty Cash™ Series

Aristocrat’s new Mighty Cash™ Class III Series towers above the competition. That’s because this fun group of games hits the floor in Aristocrat’s new Helix Tower™ as well as the popular Helix+ cabinets. The Helix Tower features the innovative game design and same footprint of the Helix™ cabinet with the added excitement of an incredible 55” video topper and an integrated top box. 

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In Mighty Cash, the excitement encompasses the entire bank using Aristocrat’s new 55” banked monitor as a horizontal wheel across all EGMs in the bank. An active shared huge Wheel experience, combined with the popular Hold-and-Spin feature, combined with the use of Cash symbols, make Mighty Cash a perfect fit for any casino floor.

Mighty Cash comes to the casino floor with the title Long Teng Hi Xiao™ and its two base games: Dragon Flies™ and Tiger Roars™. Each game has fun Features including Free Games with unlimited retriggers; and the Mighty Cash Hold-and-Spin feature that awards players with credits and/or jackpots. Player selectable multi-denom options and built-in four-level standalone jackpots add to the fun.

The Mighty Cash family has a deep portfolio. Soon to be released is the title Nu Xia, a follow up to the popular Long Teng Hu Xiao family. This title includes two base games; Red Blade and Green Blade.

Next will be Mighty Cash Big Money. Its features include the Mighty Cash Hold-and-Spin feature: Hold-and-spin feature, Mighty Cash Mystery Wheel that awards players with credit or jackpot; and the Mighty Cash Big Money Wheel that awards players with 2x/3x all Mighty Cash prizes or 2x/3x with an additional Linked Progressive Jackpot. 

Contact your Aristocrat Sales Representative today at (702) 270-1000.

Aristocrat Enters New York Lottery Market with Oasis 360™ System Installation at Delaware North’s Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino

LAS VEGAS (October 24, 2017) – Aristocrat has entered the New York video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming market, providing a range of advanced marketing solutions from its multiple award-winning Oasis 360™ system to Delaware North’s recently opened Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino. Aristocrat also provided integration into other systems on the property.



Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino is located adjacent to Exit 58 of the Long Island Expressway and features 1,000 VLTs as well as a 227-room hotel, off-track betting (OTB) wagering and several food and beverage options. The hotel is owned by global hospitality company Delaware North, which also manages the gaming portion of the venue for Suffolk Regional OTB.



The contract is the latest in a series of wins for Aristocrat and its broad portfolio of casino management systems solutions. 



Delaware North chose Aristocrat because, unlike competitive systems, the Oasis 360™ system is built on an open architecture, giving the Oasis 360™ system unrivaled flexibility to integrate into casino management systems of the property’s choosing.



The systems solution deployed features that provide hot-seat promotions, coupon management with printing directly at the electronic gaming machine along with allowing virtual drawings through the nCompass™. Jake’s 58 also added EnrollMix™, a mobile enrollment product, to enroll patrons anywhere on the floor through a mobile solution. The systems solution also features advanced integration with other systems already installed the property.



“The Oasis 360™ system’s open architecture was extremely important to us,” said Chuck Kilroy, general manager of Jake’s 58. “With the open architecture, we are able to configure and integrate the Oasis 360™ system in a manner that suits our individual needs and our customer preferences, allowing us to market to our customers in the way that best suits their needs as players and guests.”



Aristocrat’s Vice President of System Sales Clark Warren said, “This installation was a unique implementation of our Oasis 360™ system. What Delaware North needed was Aristocrat’s industry-leading marketing solutions to properly reward their players and create even more excitement, and to integrate with existing systems. Only Aristocrat’s open architecture can accomplish this, which is why Aristocrat stands alone in listening to and adapting to our customers’ needs and creating personal solutions for each individual property.”



For more information about the Oasis 360™ system or any of Aristocrat’s industry-leading solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com and join Aristocrat on Facebook and Twitter.

Aristocrat to Install Oasis 360™ System at New Rain Rock Casino

LAS VEGAS (October 18, 2017) – Aristocrat Technologies Inc. (Aristocrat) has won a contract to install its award-winning Oasis 360™ casino management system at the soon-to-open Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, Calif.

 

Owned and operated by the Karuk Tribe, Rain Rock Casino is expected to open this January with a 36,000 square-foot gaming facility housing 349 gaming machines, eight table games, a 100-seat restaurant, and on-site parking.

 

Built on a platform with open architecture, Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 casino management system is as flexible as it is powerful. Among the modules the Karuk Tribe has chosen for Rain Rock Casino are Oasis 360™ core modules, nCompass™ version 6.2, Personal Banker™, OmniView™, SpeedMedia™ marketing modules and SpeedGames™ to include Play n Win™, Splashdown Countdown™, Richochet Rewards™, Jackpot Announcer™, and nRich™. The Tribe also selected the Trackit™ table games management module.

 

Mike Rose, General Manager of Rain Rock Casino, said, “We decided to commit to the Aristocrat Oasis system because we were looking for a strong partner with a proven system partnered with high performing games. During the selection process Aristocrat provided pricing that was very competitive and their service and responsiveness was the best! Aristocrat provides a product that works fantastic for our guests and provides our employees with a system that generates excitement on the floor and stability with our users. We are investing in the future with Aristocrat because they continue to invest in their systems, as well as bonusing and content that elevates the experience for our players.”

 

“Oasis 360 is the system more Tribes rely on than any other, and we are grateful for the trust the Karuk Tribe has placed in Aristocrat,” said Clark Warren, Aristocrat’s Vice President of System Sales. “Robust and flexible, Oasis 360 empowers operators to reward their guests for their loyalty across the entire operation, while also providing cutting-edge and essential management and compliance tools.”

 

For more information about Aristocrat’s industry-leading system solutions, contact your Aristocrat representative or visit www.aristocrat-us.com, and join Aristocrat on Facebook and Twitter.

Aristocrat and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce New Slot Game based on HBO & Warner Bros. Television’s WESTWORLD

WESTWORLD™ Slot Game to Premiere in Las Vegas this October at Global Gaming Expo 2017

LAS VEGAS (September 27, 2017) – Aristocrat, casino gaming industry leader, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will premiere the WESTWORLD™ Slot Game based on HBO’s hit TV show WESTWORLD this October at Global Gaming Expo 2017 (G2E) in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to present our customers with the excitement of the WESTWORLD Slot Game,” said Siobhan Lane, Aristocrat Senior Vice President, Marketing & Gaming Operations North America. “At Aristocrat, our absolute number one priority with every game we create is to help our customers provide their players with an entertaining experience. We aggressively pursue the very best and most influential licenses to achieve that mission, and WESTWORLD is a very exciting addition.”

HBO’s one-hour drama series WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

The series recently earned a phenomenal 22 Emmy® nominations (tied for the most of any program), including Outstanding Drama Series. With an average gross audience of 13 million viewers, WESTWORLD ranks as the most-watched freshman season amongst all original series on HBO.

Inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton, the new series is produced by Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, and created for television by executive producers Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, Interstellar) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies). In addition, executive producers for the drama’s first season include J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest), Jerry Weintraub (Ocean’s Eleven films) and Bryan Burk (Star Trek films). The series returns for its second season in 2018.

The WESTWORLD Slot Game will take players on a thrilling journey through the series, which features fan-favorite characters, attractive imagery, high-definition footage of the most memorable scenes, and the show’s distinctive music.

WESTWORLD Slot Game will debut on Aristocrat’s new and sleek flame55™ cabinet. Every aspect of flame55 is designed to provide a superior gaming experience, including a unique single-screen double-curved 55” 4K monitor, stereo “symphonic” audio, virtual button deck, and advanced ergonomics.

Aristocrat’s portfolio includes several other Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensed titles such as the Batman™ Classic TV Series Slot Game, The Big Bang Theory™ Slot Game, Dumb & Dumber™ Slot Game, A Christmas Story™ Slot Game, and many others.

Experience the WESTWORLD Slot Game in Aristocrat’s booth #1141 at G2E.

Aristocrat Technologies Licenses Madonna Brand for New Slot Game

LAS VEGAS (September 12, 2017) – Aristocrat has licensed the Madonna brand for a new multi-game slot deal, and the company will be causing a commotion when it unveils the first Madonna™ Slot Game this October at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. Since arriving on the Hot 100 with “Holiday” in the week of Oct. 29, 1983, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Madonna has earned a total of 57 chart hits, including a record 38 Top 10 singles. Madonna also holds the title of the highest-grossing solo touring female artist in Billboard Boxscore history. “Aristocrat aggressively pursues the absolute best and most iconic brands to inspire us to create games that help our operator partners give their players the most engaging and entertaining experience possible. There is no bigger name in the history of pop music than Madonna, and we are thrilled to welcome the brand into Aristocrat’s enviable family of licensed product,” said Matt Wilson, Aristocrat’s Managing Director of the Americas. Each Madonna Slot Game will be themed with its own unique game play, inspired by and including Madonna’s popular hit songs from her most memorable eras. “We have been diligently working for months to create a slot game that perfectly encapsulates the essence of the Madonna brand, while also bringing an entertaining experience to players fueled by her landmark and groundbreaking music, coupled with video and exciting game play. We are excited to premiere the new Madonna Slot Game at G2E,” said Rich Schneider, Aristocrat’s Chief Product Officer. Aristocrat’s Madonna Slot Game will be in booth #1141 at G2E. About Aristocrat Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino managementsystems. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.aristocratus.com.

Lightning Link™ Lounge powered by Casino 360? opens at WinStar World Casino and Resort

Gaming lounge houses most Lightning Link games in one space across the globe

Thackerville, Oklahoma (August 25, 2017) – The largest collection in the world of one of gaming’s most popular titles is open at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma. The Lightning Link™ Lounge powered by Casino 360? features over 150 Lightning Link units across almost 4,000 square feet in the London Gaming Plaza of one of the world’s largest casinos.

Jenny Cross said the overhaul of the existing Casino 360? area was a collaborative effort between the casino and Gaming Capital Group – a long-standing partner of the casino.

“Since its opening, Casino 360? had grown to be a popular area in the casino with its vibrant lighting and immersive experience,” said Jenny Cross, WinStar’s assistant general manager. “We wanted to continue the momentum of this particular gaming area. The opportunity to reinvent the space into the Lightning Link Lounge powered by Casino 360? was a way for us to continue our partnership with GCG and enabled us to continue creating that unique patron experience for which we are known.”

Melissa Cox, Gaming Capital Group’s VP of Marketing and Customer Relations, said the performance of Lightning Link games at WinStar as well as in other markets made the project a natural fit for the state’s largest gaming facility.

“Our partnerships with both Winstar and Aristocrat are very important to our operation. At GCG, it’s our mission to place the best product for our customers and we are very fortunate to have a product like Lightning Link to offer,” said Cox. “We are confident the Lightning Link Lounge will perform well and our team is very excited to see more themes like Lightning Link from Aristocrat.”

Aristocrat’s Lightning Link gaming machines have struck a chord with players around the world, continuing to grow in popularity since the product’s launch in 2015 and garnering multiple industry awards.

In 2017, Lighting Link was named Best Slot Solution at the Asian Gaming Awards. It was named the industry’s top performing game in the Premium Leased category in the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey and was given the Platinum Award from Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Products in 2015.

With this addition, WinStar will be the only casino in Oklahoma to offer an extensive collection of the Lightning Link games with 151 machines in the new lounge, along with the other 50 that will remain on the casino’s main gaming floor. The games will continue to keep players engaged with free games, Hold & Spin bonuses, and a single bonus spin that could award multiple progressives and bonus values.

For more information about the Lightning Link Lounge powered by Casino 360?, visit www.winstarworldcasino.com.

Aristocrat Releases The Big Lebowski SLot Game to North America

August 2017

The Dude will abide in casinos across North America as Aristocrat unveils The Big Lebowski™ Slot Game, its newest Class III video slot.

The Dude, Walter, Maude, and Donny are all here in Aristocrat’s fun and entertaining take on the cult classic film. Players take a front row seat as the action plays out on the big screens of Aristocrat’s Arc Double™ cabinet.

Not even the best Nihilist can ruin the fun of this entertainment-style game that is filled with every fan’s favorite scenes and quotes, and along with frequent game features, combine to create a thrilling play session. Songs by Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Dylan, and Kenny Rogers & The First Edition add to the atmosphere.

The Big Lebowski™ Slot Game has two great base game bonuses: Coffee Can Wilds™ and Take It Easy, Man™ that award random wilds and random reel growth with entire wild reels. Denominations range from 1c to $20; volatility is low and features hit frequently.

A single-site progressive jackpot can be awarded at any bet level. The top jackpot value starts at $2,000 when using 1c denomination, making it appealing to both destination and local jackpot chasers.

Other features include “The Dude Abides Free Spins,” which offers the action of Reel Growth with random wilds for up to 138 lines of exciting play; and “Over the Line Free Spins” with random wilds and multipliers.

Dude, everyone will want to take a spin, so contact your Aristocrat representative today at (702) 270-1000 and bring The Big Lebowski™ Slot Game to your rug.