Blazing 7s and Hot Shot Progressive machines take ‘Best of Southern California Gaming 2008’ honors

Bally Technologies has earned Southern California Gaming Guide’s  “Best of Southern California Gaming 2008” awards for its iconic Blazing 7s reel-spinning games and Hot Shot Progressive video slot machines.  

More than 10,000 Southern California Gaming Guide readers voted for their favorite gaming devices, ranking the two Bally Technologies products first in two of four game categories. Bally’s Blazing 7s stepper slot won the ‘Best Reel Slot’ category and Hot Shot Progressive won the ‘Best Progressive Slot’ category.  

“These prestigious reader’s choice awards affirm both the popularity and the staying power of our reel-spinning and video slot products with slot players,” said Dan Savage, Bally Technologies’ Vice President of Marketing. “Blazing 7s ranks as one of the most popular slots of all time and Hot Shot Progressive shattered records as our most successful new product launch in the Company’s 76-year history.”  

Blazing 7s is a three-reel slot machine with a single pay line featuring a three-credit max bet and multiple denominations. A maximum award of 1,000 credits multiplied by the denomination is available, as well as a single-level internal/external progressive. The Hot Shot Progressive slots feature five reels and from five to 20 pay lines, with an adjustable maximum bet of up to 1,000 credits. There is also a unique five-level “game-in-game” progressive bonus feature that with progressive awards ranging from 1,000 credits up to 1,000,000 credits.  

Billed as “the only monthly resource for the southern California casino player,” more than 260,000 copies of the Southern California Gaming Guide are distributed at casinos and various retail locations throughout southern California.