The complete convergence of games, systems and server-based gaming, encompassing “The Right Choice,” will be the centerpiece of IGT’s booth No. 913 at the Global Gaming Expo 2008, scheduled for Nov. 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Center stage in IGT’s booth will be the new suite of IGT machine models — featuring the award-winning Service Window and all with the power of the AVP platform — that converge with a new library of game themes and sbX. sbX is more than just a server-based system; it’s a new category of Experience Management. It allows a casino to design and manage customized player experiences for a distinct competitive advantage. The sbX Tier One package includes the first G2S server-based game management solution in an all-inclusive package. It will allow operators to experience sbX Floor Manager in a bank-by-bank solution. IGT will also spotlight new and different sbX Tournament and bank bonus applications that further enhance the gaming experience.
Making its debut at G2E 2008 is MultiPlay game play — innovation only available from IGT. MultiPlay Video Slots let players play one theme up to four times, simultaneously, on the same machine. Some MultiPlay games will have four progressive jackpots that can be won at once. The MultiPlay Video Slot family includes well-known games — Cleopatra, Wolf Run and Lil’ Lady — and new themes, Hawaiian Sunset and Golden Eagle.
The Standard product line will showcase Australia’s No. 1 import, the Clovers & Gold Progressive Video Slot, and new S AVP additions, Pink Diamond Slots and Slingo Mahjong Slots. IGT’s new family of REELdepth games uses Multi-Layer Display (MLD) technology, an ingenious layering of two Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) that creates the visual effect of true depth without the use of 3-D glasses. It also allows players to switch between spinning reel game play, video slots and video poker all on one gaming machine. New REELdepth games — Glitter & Gold Slots, Magic Butterfly Slots and 7s Storm Slots – feature colorful 3-D-like graphics packages and RGB lighting in umbrella families. Those, and new umbrella families Fire Bells Slots and Greenback Attack Slots, are proof that IGT has “The Right Games.”
The MegaJackpots product line will be represented by the new Star Wars Multi- Level Progressive with its competitive group-play bonus; new Megabucks and The Joker’s Wild versions that feature REELdepth Multi-Layer Display (MLD) technology; Multi-Level Progressive versions of Jeopardy! and ELVIS; I Dream of Jeannie Magic Carpet Ride; Sydney Omarr’s Zodiac Wheel; four new multi-game themes for the Fort Knox Mystery Progressive; and a new Barcrest game called Wheel Hottie. New video poker themes will include Quick Quads Single Hand, Ultimate X Poker, Triple Spin, Wheel Poker II and Dream Card Poker 3X5X10X. New Barcrest USA game titles will be Dazzling Dollars, Greed is Good and several AVP spinning-reel versions of Top Dollar.
Network Systems will showcase IGT Advantage, still unmatched in the market, with critical casino management enhancements. The multi-functional EZ Pay Smart Card modernizes the single-purpose player’s card. The IGT Mariposa business intelligence suite allows operators to transform data into actionable information. Systems Services leverages IGT’s technology and is the most experienced support team in the industry today. The Professional Services group consults with customers to find solutions that help leverage operator investments.
The IGT Global Technology & Interoperability Center is bringing together gaming manufacturers, strategic partners and system integrators to test systems and equipment in a real-life environment. The Center is offered to the industry in the name of collaboration.
The M-P Series lineup will include Roulette Evolution in animated, automated and live-dealer versions, Golden Baccarat and the Triple Towers horse race game, as well as an entire pit featuring DigiDeal electronic table games. Table iD combines table management software, RFID chip tracking and game analysis in one solution, along with the original Lucky Draw bonus.
A special area will be devoted to the extensive WagerWorks game library which includes MegaJackpots Cleopatra, Vegas Blackjack with Bonus, Triple Fortune Dragon, Elvis — A Little More Action and Da Vinci Diamonds. Walker Digital will feature, new to the Guaranteed Play family, Blackjack with Guaranteed Play.
The Class II product line will introduce a whole new library of proven themes, including 100 Wolves, Mayan Riches, Cleopatra II and Desert Spirit on the G20 machines, and 2x3x4x5x Dragon, Triple Stars and Triple Red Hot 7’s on the S AVP machines.
International Game Technology (www.IGT.com) is a global company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of computerized gaming machines and systems products.