Over the years we’ve announced dozens of new slot machines, many of which use the names and images of famous celebrities, TV shows and hit movies. Some of these slots were specifically designed to promote current shows at the casino. This is a recap of some of our favorite slot sightings (Pictured: Penn & Teller’s first slot game at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino).
The licensing of a celebrity image doesn’t guarantee profitability. Casinos constantly evaluate the profit capabilities of every slot machine and an underperforming machine will quickly be taken off the casino floor and INSERT d with a new one. If you’re wondering if a certain slot machine is still in operation, you can ask around in some of the bigger casinos. A few slot manufacturers provide lists of their slots and where they are located. But if you don’t feel like searching all over town for a specific slot game, Online Casino Bluebook is a great resource to find an online casino in which you can play online from the comfort of your home.
Keep in mind that it costs a lot of money to license a famous celebrity’s name and likeness. Your favorite celebrity slot machine might be keeping a little more of your money just to pay for that celebrity license.
(Pictured above) World-renowned magician duo Penn & Teller premiered their highly-anticipated first slot game from Everi among fans at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 19 , 2017. As the most influential magical duo in history, the Penn & Teller slot game features some of their most iconic magic tricks woven into a one-of-a-kind slot machine experience. Loaded with random events, a fun Mystery Wild feature and a brand new Wheel concept, this game was designed to keep players on the edge of their seats.
We spotted this Seinfeld slot at the G2E Gaming Show in Las Vegas. It features the famous “Soup Nazi” character played by actor Larry Thomas. We haven’t seen this slot in play in a casino so if you spot one, please let us know.
This slot was created by Bally and is based on the “Billion Dollar Buyer” starring Tilman Fertitta. Found exclusively at Golden Nugget Casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Atlantic City, Biloxi, and Lake Charles, the new slot machine offered players the chance to strike a deal with the Billion Dollar Buyer. Players can relive the excitement of the show as they play for a chance to win up to 10,000 credits with this thrilling three-reel, five-line Billion Dollar Buyer-themed Double Jackpot Triple Blazing 7’s slot machine.
In 2016, attendees at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas were shouting “Truck Yeah” when Tim McGraw and Aristocrat revealed the new Tim McGraw Video Slot Game at the tradeshow (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage).
TMZ’s Harvey Levin and special guest Tara Reid helped aunch IGT’s TMZ Video Slots at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in 2016.
Aristocrat designed this slot game based on the popular “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark” TV show and movie of the same name. Elvira was created and performed by actress Cassandra Peterson.
In 2015, pop singer Britney Spears posed with the “Britney Spears Slot Game” created by Aristocrat and installed in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
In 2014, Ellen Degeneres licensed her image to slot maker IGT for the Ellen Degeneres Show Video Slot. This photo was taken at the G2E show in Las Vegas.
In 2014, legendary heroine Lynda Carter unveiled Bally Technologies’ Wonder Woman machine at G2E in Vegas. Carter unveiled two new video slot games based on her famous role as the famed DC Comics Super Hero in the classic 1970s hit TV series – Wonder Woman Wild and Wonder Woman Gold.
David Copperfield, Bally Technologies and MGM Grand came together for one magical afternoon in Las Vegas on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Famed illusionist David Copperfield unleashed his very own slot machine, aptly titled The Magic of David Copperfield, during an exclusive ceremony outside of the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
Aristocrat’s slot game, Batman Classic TV Series Slot Game Powered by Wonder Wheels, arrived with a POW! a ZAP! and a BAM! when it made its world premiere at Pechanga Resort & Casino in 2014.
Also, introduced 2014, The Walking Dead Slot Game, based on AMC’s monster hit TV show The Walking Dead was created by Aristocrat and installed in casinos from coast to coast across North America.