IGT's "Let's Play" Theme for G2E 2017 Signals Delivery of Market-Ready Cabinets, Content, and Innovation
LONDON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) will demonstrate significant advancements across its hardware, content, and solutions portfolio in booth 3659 at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), Oct. 3 – 5 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
|IGT's "Let's Play" Theme for G2E 2017 Signals Delivery of Market-Ready Cabinets, Content, and Innovation|
"Having completed our new cabinet lineup over the last year, we will fulfill the commitment we made to our customers to launch new and compelling offerings at G2E 2017," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America Gaming & Interactive. "Our 'Let's Play' theme introduces a vast portfolio of content across our core and premium categories, and our pursuit of growth opportunities with expanded solutions and innovations for electronic table games, the Class II market, and mobile."
IGT's G2E hardware lineup of market-ready solutions will include core video cabinets such as the CrystalCurve™ with for-sale content, and the S3000® mechanical reel cabinet with Class II content, representing the Company's progress in completely renovating its full hardware lineup. Solutions such as the IGT Dynasty electronic table games (ETG) terminals, with the addition of new content and screen configurations, offer a clear demonstration of IGT's commitment to advancement in emerging market segments.
IGT's CrystalCurve cabinet has been central to the Company's Proven Performer program, which requires extensive product testing in casino environments throughout North America. Games that successfully emerge inspire operator confidence backed by research.
Successful core video graduates of the Proven Performer program on the CrystalCurve cabinet featured at G2E include the Wild Fury Jackpots™game, a vibrant, five-level jackpot game; the Ocean Magic Grand™ game, a new take on the player-favorite Ocean Magic™ theme that introduces a 2X2 Super Bubble feature. The Big 5 Safari® and Golden Egypt™ games, Proven Performers originally developed for dual-screen IGT hardware, will also make their debut on the CrystalCurve cabinet. New to the CrystalCurve core lineup, the Cleopatra® Gold game leverages one of the most popular slot themes of all time and incorporates an expanded matrix and enhanced free games.
Proven Performers on the CrystalDual® and CrystalSlant™ cabinets include Elephant King®, Dancing Reels Salsa™, and Golden GeckoTM games, joined by new IGT video core concepts such as the Fire Chariot™, Solar Disc™, and Hao Yun Fa™ games.
Focus on extending core stepper leadership will be revealed in the form of new Class II games for the S3000 cabinet, with single and multi-line titles such as the Double Topaz™, 2x3x4x5x Ducks in a Row™, and Wild Bill™ games. Designed for and initially launched in the Oklahoma market, IGT Class II games on the S3000 cabinet have expanded into several more states, while garnering tremendous early positive feedback from operators.
Class III S3000 cabinet evolution builds on the success of IGT's Red Hot Tamales® game, with the introduction of the Red Hot Cantina™ game, a spicy new three-game linked multi-level progressive series. The three-reel, 27-line Red Hot Tamales!, Red Hot Enchiladas!™, and Red Hot Chimichangas!™ games fully utilize the light and celebration capabilities of the S3000 cabinet, and feature a variety of anticipation-driving mechanics and fun cantina-inspired music.
IGT will also reveal a new version of the S3000 cabinet that is equipped with a spectrum meter and backed by content with iconic mechanics, pay tables, graphics, and sounds. Titles include the Sizzling 7® and Double Diamond Pinball games. IGT will also showcase new themes for the S3000 cabinet such as the nine-line Jackpot Jewels® and Rollin' in the Ca$h™ games, and will fortify its position as the leader in high-denomination games with titles such as the Sizzling Wild! ® and Triple Gold® games.
Complementing the Company's focus on advancing its core product line, IGT will introduce its core segmentation model at G2E. Featured in game toppers for easy reference, the segments group together games with similar features and play mechanics to remove operator guesswork from machine banking strategies.
As IGT continues to explore emerging market opportunities, its G2E demonstration of a new Dynasty ETG terminal will feature a landscape-oriented, 27-inch display. The new terminal supports the Company's entire Random Number Generator (RNG) and live content library. It delivers pristine, 4K graphics, features a mobile device charging port, and will complement IGT's existing ETG terminal offering.
IGT will reveal its expanded ETG content portfolio, which now includes (RNG) auto roulette, in addition to live Dynasty Blackjack, Dynasty Sic Bo, Dynasty Baccarat™ and roulette games. IGT's new Dynasty Baccarat game enables players to choose between three different games on every live hand that is dealt, while adding to the excitement by accommodating side bets.
Injecting innovation into the ETG category, IGT's Live Connect is a unique solution that enables operators to feed any live roulette and baccarat game on a casino floor to an ETG terminal. This technology enables operators to entertain more players, across more platforms without increasing operating costs. IGT's Dynasty solutions are all compatible with IGT's award-winning PlaySpot™ mobile wagering solution. Through the PlaySpot app, casino guests can place a variety of table and ETG wagers on their mobile phone from any allowed locations within a casino.
IGT's legacy of innovation has often included solutions that are unveiled for the first time at G2E. The CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ cabinet brings innovative technologies such as mid-air haptics to casino gaming prior to it being commercially available in the consumer electronics space. IGT's award-winning SPHINX 4D™ game, combining mid-air haptic and gesture-based technology with awe-inspiring 3D graphics, will be on display at G2E and is poised to reach casinos before the end of this year. Building on the market anticipation of IGT TRUE 4D games, one of Hollywood's most-celebrated movie franchises will come to life in IGT's Ghostbusters™ 4D. The five-level, WAP-eligible progressive leverages TRUE 3D™, gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies with a curved 50-inch, ultra-HD upper display and its curved, 32-inch, ultra-HD lower display. Players will enjoy the game's many interactive features such as the opportunity to wave their hands to shoot an energy beam at the Slimer character, and to draw mid-air symbols to unlock game features.
When it comes to tournament innovation, IGT is the only supplier that offers video, mechanical reel, and video poker tournaments. At G2E, IGT customers will have the opportunity to explore the capabilities of TournXtreme™ tournaments, experience the seamless transition from coin-in mode to tournament mode, and learn more about IGT's "Spin-Cation™" event.
IGT Premium content historically represents an area for the Company to demonstrate innovation. The stunning CrystalCurve ULTRA™ cabinet will feature New York's favorite ladies returning in the all-new Sex and the City™ Video Slots game, featuring PowerSight™ technology, which enables a player to stare at on-screen objects to unlock them in pick bonuses and other player-selectable components of gameplay.
The CrystalCurve ULTRA™ cabinet also takes the stage with IGT's new game, Blake Shelton Video Slots. The WAP-eligible progressive gives players a front row seat to play through Shelton's chart-topping country music hits. The game leverages a built-in player camera and Dynamic Attract technology, and introduces an in-game giveaway feature that gives players the opportunity to receive a guitar signed by Blake Shelton. IGT will also showcase The Voice Video Slots and The GOONIES Video Slots on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet.
IGT premium innovation continues with the Company's celebrated TRUE 3D product portfolio on the AXXIS® 3D cabinet. G2E attendees can be transported to Pandora with the launch of the James Cameron's AVATAR™ 3D game, and can outrun raptors while playing the Jurassic World™ 3D game on the AXXIS 3D cabinet. The most successful game theme of all time will come to life in a new way with the Wheel of Fortune® 3D Wild Sapphires® game, a new TRUE 3D Reels game. G2E attendees can also experience the Red White & Blue® 3D game, the newest iteration of one of IGT's most storied game themes.
For the CrystalCurve cabinet premium offering, IGT will spotlight its linked, multi-level progressives that can be enjoyed on the CrystalCurve cabinet's curved 42-inch, ultra-HD display. IGT's Golden Goddess®, Fortune Gong™, CASH CLIMB™, Fort Knox®, and Jurassic Park™ Trilogy multi-level progressive games each gives players the choice of multiple base game themes and delivers the thrill of bank-wide celebrations.
Slot enthusiasts can appreciate the classic feel of time-tested favorites that enhance play experiences with new features. The CrystalDual® + Stepper cabinet offers the best of both worlds with titles such as Dubble Bubble® Slots, Super Bankroll Bonus® Slots, and Jin Long 888™. All three games afford players a classic, mechanical reel base game that is complemented by engaging bonus events that transpire in the cabinet's 40-inch LCD top box. Dubble Bubble Slots leverages the brand's iconic imagery and inspires players to "pop" the various progressive levels; the Super Bankroll Bonus game introduces two popular traditional game themes to a classic, cash-themed slot title; and the Jin Long 888 game is an exciting Asian-inspired dragon theme that features a unique, two-wheel bonus game mechanic.
Mobile technology provides an area of casino gaming where IGT stands apart for introducing innovative solutions that, in addition to winning multiple awards, have now been brought to market. The award-winning Cardless Connect™ technology, now implemented at properties in Nevada and California, expands to include Resort Wallet capabilities, for cashless access to funds. The Company will also spotlight the PlaySpot app's modular design and demonstrate recently developed functionality that gives players the option to wager on live roulette and baccarat games, keno, sports and more from their mobile devices while at a casino. IGT's PlaySpot solution integrates with many of IGT's other casino solutions such as Cardless Connect and IGT Advantage® systems, Live Connect, and IGT Dynasty.
Mobile casino management systems solutions that enhance casino operations by enabling faster customer service while reducing machine down time include Mobile Host™ and Mobile Responder™. In addition to these mobile solutions on display at G2E, a robust suite of IGT Advantage systems bonuses will exemplify how operators can streamline operations, drive revenue, and cultivate world-class casino-patron relationships. IGT will also highlight how its location-based marketing technology can be coupled with other IGT systems solutions to maximize ROI and deliver personalized marketing messages.
IGT innovation often takes on large proportions. With the MEGATOWER™ cabinet, which stands at more than 11-feet tall, G2E attendees can experience industry-favorite Wheel of Fortune® themes such as Wheel of Fortune® Gold SpinTM Triple Gold®, and Wheel of Fortune® Triple Double Diamond®.
Continuing the large-format evolution and building on the success of the S3000 cabinet, the S3000 XL cabinet will feature popular mechanical reel themes such as IGT's Pinball®, Triple Gold, and Red Hot 21™ Double Diamond® games at G2E.
Video Poker meets large format with the introduction of the Video Poker XL cabinet. The upright hardware melds design elements from IGT's S3000 XL cabinet with the time-tested IGT video poker player panel. IGT will showcase the Wheel Poker® and 100 Play games on the Video Poker XL cabinet at G2E.
Bolstered by its significant leadership in the Video Poker space, IGT has expanded the offering within its player-favorite Game King game family with Game King® 8.3 with roulette, which adds video roulette games to its bar top and upright cabinet content bundles. IGT will also introduce a myriad of new multi-hand video poker game concepts such as the Haywire® Poker, Face Card Frenzy Poker™, Stack the Deck Poker™, and Double Big Wheel™ games.
The interactive space has become synonymous with innovation. IGT's interactive portfolio will be anchored in its PlaySpot mobile gaming solution and complemented by new game content and exciting technology application demonstrations.
IGT continues to add new content to its Remote Game Server (IGT rgs®) and industry-leading online content portfolio. From new casual games and top-tier licensed game such as BAYWATCH Slots, to "Proven Performer" titles such as Ocean Magic™ and Icy Wilds™ slots, IGT will showcase a diverse and dynamic portfolio of online content.
IGT's booth will feature virtual reality game content that is available to be played in tournament and arcade modes in its G2E booth Virtual Zone™ attraction. The Company will demonstrate how its Tournament Manager solution can create a turnkey participation model for casinos. IGT will spotlight games such as SiegeVR™ and Tournament Archery™.
IGT will demonstrate its latest advancements in skill-based gaming with a diverse portfolio of skill-chance hybrid content, omni-channel games, and arcade-inspired concepts. The Company will showcase several titles from its Video Reel Edge® (VRE) game portfolio. G2E attendees can test their skill on IGT's Cleopatra Pinball, Fuzzy Fortune®, and Little Fish Big Fish™ VRE games. Each of these games is housed on IGT's CrystalCore® cabinet and give players the option to engage in a free games bonus, or in a skill-based bonus where a player's pinball skill in the bonus event influences the bonus reward.
IGT will also demonstrate its Skillcade, omni-channel, Lucky's Quest™ game, a for-wager, casual-style game that features a map-based progression narrative starring a dragon named Lucky. A player's progress within the game can be transferred from a mobile device to a gaming machine and back, allowing for a seamless player experience across devices and channels.
Fasten your seat belts! The Race Ace Arcade game is equipped with a sophisticated motion chair that immerses players with the full motion of virtual cars and three gameplay monitors that encompass players. The chair will twist, turn, rumble, vibrate, and emit sound, giving players the sensation of participating in a real-life auto race.
IGT will also feature an array of specialty gaming products such as Video Lottery Terminals (VLT) and Amusement with Prize (AWP) games. For more information, visit IGT or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt.
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