Wheel of Fortune® Hostess and Entertainment Icon Vanna White Hosts Slot Tournament in IGT’s G2E Booth
Las Vegas celebrities compete for $15,000 prize pool that benefits local charities in celebration of the 25th anniversary of IGT’s Wheel of Fortune® Slots
What: Wheel of Fortune hostess and entertainment icon, Vanna White, will host a celebrity slot tournament, on IGT’s all-new Wheel of Fortune Spin & Win Tournament solution. The participant with the highest score at the conclusion of four rounds will be rewarded with a $10,000 donation to a charity of their choice. The remaining $5,000 from the prize pool will be split among other participants and donated to their preferred charities.
Celebrity participants include: Jonathan Bennett, actor, TV host and author; Mark Shunock, entertainer, founder of Mondays Dark and in-arena announcer for Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders; Jeff Civillico, Las Vegas performer and corporate entertainer; and Michelle Johnson, acclaimed vocalist, backup singer to the stars and Smith Center headliner.
Why: Throughout 2021, IGT is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune Slots. Additionally, G2E is the global debut for IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Spin & Win Tournament game and 13 other Wheel of Fortune-themed casino games and Wheel of Fortune digital games.
When: Tuesday -- October 5, 2021
Media is encouraged to arrive by 2:15 p.m.
Tournament starts at 2:30 p.m. and check presentation will happen at approx. 3:05 p.m.
Where: IGT’s booth 3659 at the Global Gaming Expo (”G2E”) Venetian Expo -- 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Vanna will be available for a limited number of pre-approved interviews only, however, IGT representatives will be available for comment.
Wheel of Fortune Facts and Milestones:
- Wheel of Fortune Slots is the most famous slots brand of all time as it was the industry’s first licensed slot theme
- On average Wheel of Fortune awards a jackpot of $100k-plus every 65 hours
- Paid more than $3.3 billion in jackpots
- Wheel of Fortune slots has minted more than 1,100 millionaires
- Wheel of Fortune Slots awarded a record-setting $14.4 million jackpot in 2009 to a lucky player in Biloxi, Miss.
- Wheel of Fortune slot games are manufactured in Reno, Nevada
- In 2016 Mayor Carolyn Goodman gave Vanna White a Key to the City of Las Vegas in honor of the game’s contributions to the city
- IGT has made more than 250 variations of player-favorite game.
- Wheel of Fortune is leveraged across IGT’s entire gaming and lottery portfolio: digital, land-based casino, mobile and lottery instants.