With the upcoming unveiling of the HISTORY Pawn Stars branded video slot game by Bally Technologies, Inc. in conjunction with G2 Game Design, fans on casino gaming floors will have the opportunity to negotiate and share laughs with their favorite characters from HISTORY’s smash hit television series.
Recognized around the world, HISTORY’s Pawn Stars, Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison, the Old Man and Chumlee appear in this bonus-rich new game. Bally will introduce the game for the first time at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas October 2-4, and the game will start selling in North America in early 2013.
“The biggest names in the pawn business are here to play,” said Jean Venneman, Vice President of Product Management and Licensing for Bally Technologies. “We can’t wait to see the response to a game that captures the best of such a universally loved show, enhances it with the latest bonus features, and offers it to fans and newcomers alike. Pawn Stars’ global popularity is important, too, as we make this game available to our worldwide customer base.”
Viewers have gotten to know the Harrison family-owned pawn business – run by son Rick, grandfather Richard (Old Man), grandson Corey, and Corey’s loveable sidekick Chumlee – on HISTORY, but they’re not alone. Millions of viewers in more than 150 countries enjoy the program, which has been translated into 37 languages and rated as a top cable show in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, where the show is filmed, has become one of the top tourist destinations in Las Vegas.
“We are excited to see two of the gaming industry’s top names, Bally and G2, create this game in our likeness,” said Rick Harrison, from HISTORY’s Pawn Stars. “Because of the stellar job they’ve done on the Pawn Stars game, we are hoping to gain exposure with an entirely new audience, while staying connected with our current fans.”
Players begin by choosing their favorite character from the four stars: Rick, the Old Man, Corey, or Chumlee. They then enter the world of buying, selling, and negotiating, along the way encountering bonus opportunities that make them feel like they’re in the show. The highlighted Negotiation Bonus invites players to pick an item to buy or sell, then negotiate with the Pawn Stars for credit awards. Free Games, 11 wheel bonus prizes, wilds, pick ’em features, and iDeck interaction make this game a rewarding new way to experience the popular TV series.