The first installations over the Labor Day weekend were at the Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs
first installations of IGT’s innovative new REELdepth video slot games took
place over the Labor Day weekend at two Grand Casinos properties in Minnesota – Grand Casino
Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
video slots use Multi-Layer Display (MLD) technology, a layering of two or more
Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) that creates the visual effect of true depth
without the use of 3-D glasses. It is the same technology that produces
multilayer maps of war zones and drives visually enhanced images using real
depth for Samsung and Sanyo LCD displays.
“IGT has done a masterful job with REELdepth, giving gaming operators the
fullest range of flexible configuration options,” said Robert Allen, corporate
vice president of slot operations for Grand
“This machine represents a virtually perfect server-based gaming solution. This
is a technology investment that will stand the test of time. REELdepth embodies
much of what is best about IGT – forward-looking technology and engineering;
design and application of game content with artistic flair; and the full gamut
of great slot games.”
MLD technology, pioneered by PureDepth Inc., was highlighted at the Society for
Information Display’s Display Week 2008 as one of the most innovative technical
developments. PureDepth technology is backed by 51 approved patents and more
than 80 pending patents.
technology has a tremendous number of applications, and the ability of MLD
technology to focus the viewer’s attention makes it a natural for gaming
products. Players can switch between three-, four-, and five-reel virtual
spinning-reel games, to video slots and video poker all on the same machine.
REELdepth games also have virtual reels that mimic the look and vibration of
their mechanical counterparts, so traditional slot players will feel
comfortable playing them.
“REELdepth themes give players an experience they’ve never seen before,” said
Brenda Boudreaux, IGT vice president of product management. “Not only do these
themes use state-of-the-art technology, but they truly provide a one-of-a-kind
gaming experience. Players will want to play them, and operators will need them
on their floors.”
REELdepth games rollout includes nearly 70 of IGT’s classics, as well as
several new AVP (Advanced Video Platform) themes. In September, IGT will
release the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade MegaJackpots Slot, which debuted
at the 2007 Global Gaming Expo in Las
benefit is that casino operators who invest in REELdepth games no longer have
to budget to change glass, change reel strips, or physically relocate and
remove machines from the floor.
IGT's REELdepth video gaming machines a big hit in Minnesota
September 3, 2008