US – IGT to bring ‘Your Best Bet’ to San Diego gaming showBy Phil - 27 March 2019
For the first time at NIGA, to be held April 3 to 4 in San Diego, IGT will present the full capabilities of its omni-channel PlayShot sports betting platform. It will also feature the new IncrediBell! tournament solution in NIGA’s Charity Slot Tournament benefiting the Spirit of Sovereignty.
“At NIGA we will reinforce our commitment to tribal gaming customers by demonstrating how our expanded portfolio of games, systems, and solutions is designed to propel growth,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America. “Our tribal gaming partners continually set a strong example for casino innovation, and we identify NIGA as an opportunity to deliver a technology showcase with new games, hardware, and exciting evolutions in our sports betting and tournament offerings.”
Under the theme “Your Best Bet,” IGT will showcase its IGT PlayShot sports betting solution. Now powering sports betting at tribal, commercial, and lottery-run casinos across six states, the turnkey PlayShot sports betting solution underscores how tribal casino operators can partner with IGT to capture opportunities within the rapidly evolving US sports betting market with market-ready technology. IGT will also demonstrate compelling new sports betting technologies such as the PlayShot QuickBet sports betting kiosk and the CrystalBetting Terminal.
NIGA attendees can experience titles such as the Griffin’s Throne and Fortune Coin games, which have earned “Proven Performer” status in the Company’s performance testing process. The Company will also showcase new games such as Coin O Mania and Golden Jungle Grand on the CrystalCurve cabinet, and the Wild Pirates game on CrystalSlant cabinet.
Legendary brands on proven hardware: IGT will showcase the depth and breadth of its premium portfolio with games inspired by top-tier licensed brands, such as the Wheel of Fortune® Cash Link™ and Wheel of Fortune 4D More Money games. NIGA attendees will be invited to “Come on Down” and experience IGT’s trio of The Price is Right® games including The Price is Right Showcase Showdown on the new Megatower Universal cabinet, The Price is Right on CrystalCurve ULTRA hardware, and The Price is Right Plinko on the CrystalDual+ Stepper cabinet. These games will share the floor with other pop culture-inspired games such as Adam Levine Video Slots and American Gods 4D at NIGA.
IGT will also display a range of multi-level progressives for the CrystalCurve cabinet including the Star Stax game and the recently launched Fortune Link game.
NIGA will mark the world debut for IGT’s large-format S3000 XL cabinet for Class II content, premiering with the Red Rich Girl game. Building on the success of Class III Proven Performer titles, the Company will present Class II versions of games such as Fortune Coin™ and Wild Fury Jackpots® on the CrystalCurve cabinet. Additionally, IGT will present CDS-compatible offerings on the large-format Video XL gaming machine with titles such as the Triple Fortune Dragon® and Dangerous Beauty® games. Other CDS-compatible games on display will include Scarab™ and Wu Wang Zhe™ on the CrystalDual 27 cabinet, and the Golden Jungle Grand game on the CrystalCurve cabinet.
NIGA will serve as the trade show debut for the CrystalSlant Poker gaming machine, offering a modern hardware solution for industry-leading video poker themes such as Game King, and new Keno games such as Ultimate X Keno™ and Super Times Pay Keno™.
IGT’s NIGA booth will also include games with social gaming and skill-based elements. Chill Gaming’s Bloomtopia and Fortunes of the Brave games reward players with monetary and non-monetary awards. Bloomtopia enables players to enjoy a traditional slot game while building and nurturing their own in-display garden. The Fortunes of the Brave theme is a game of chance with elements of skill where players enjoy a traditional video slots base game, and then engage in skill-based fantasy battle features using a console gaming controller. Players can leverage the games’ unique player cards to store their in-game progress for future visits.
The company will also be showing its Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) including live baccarat, blackjack, sic bo, and roulette. The Company will also highlight its RNG offerings with Triple Zero Auto Roulette, baccarat, and the new triple hand blackjack with expanded options for side bets.
Low-denomination progressive spinning reel games on the S3000 cabinet with titles such as the Dragon of Fortune and Red Hot Tamales! Jackpots games, plus content on the high-denomination S3000 cabinet, which includes player-favourite features such as the progressive jackpot meter display, iconic stepper sounds, expanded pay tables and black reel glass. Mobile systems innovations Cardless Connect, Resort Wallet and Mobile Intelligent Offer, and the M5 content delivery solution, which seamlessly integrates into the ADVANTAGE casino management system. IGT’s M5 enables operators to leverage a game screen to deliver bonus content and offer a variety of patron conveniences such as ordering a drink and making hotel reservations.