1,000,000 Degrees & Chinese Kitchen - Bally TechnologiesBally Technologies aims to heat up the Class II gaming market by 1 million degrees with the first million-dollar, wide-area progressive for that market.
1,000,000 Degrees offers Class II slot players four, linkable multilevel progressive games: 1,000 Degrees, Triple Blazing 7s, Black&White and Black Gold. Each game is designed to ignite a firestorm of gaming excitement as players vie for the ultimate thrill of winning a progressive jackpot that’s worth $1 million.
1,000,000 Degrees is based on the ALPHA Elite S9E stepper platform. These games feature five reels, 20-lines with a 60-credit max bet at a nickel denom. The four linked 1,000,000 Degrees wide-area progressive games each feature a magnificent million-dollar progressive jackpot opportunity that is triggered when five or more “1,000,000 Degrees” symbols appear with max bet. Players also have a chance at getting up to 15 free bonus games when three scattered “Free Games” symbols appear on reels two through four. Initial progressive reset amount for each of the five levels are: $30 for five symbols, $160 for six symbols, $600 for seven symbols, $15,000 for eight symbols and a whopping $999,999.99 for nine symbols.
The Chinese Kitchen bonus is triggered by three or more scattered “Bonus” symbols appearing in any position. Additionally, three, four or five Bonus symbols also award two, 15 or 30 times the total bet, respectively. In this bonus event, the player touches the Bonus button on the screen to start a spinner. The spinner will land on one of eight features, which include bonus credits, a Mystery Bonus or Free Games Bonus. This bonus round ends when all bonus credits have been awarded, or all free games have been played.
The Mystery Bonus feature awards the player from five to 1,000 times the total bet and also awards the player a second spin. During the second spin, the Mystery pay is no longer available. If the spinner lands on bonus credits during the second spin, the credits are awarded and the bonus ends. Or, if the spinner lands on the Free Games symbol during the second spin, all Free Games are played and the bonus ends.
If the spinner lands on the Free Games symbol, the player is awarded from five to 100 free games with payout multipliers of one, two, three or five times the line bet depending on the number of free games awarded.
VIRIDIAN cabinets - Aristocrat TechnologiesAristocrat Technologies completed three major orders for its VIRIDIAN cabinets, which feature a slim footprint, high-resolution dual LCDs, and unique wrap-around belly art.
On the East Coast, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has signed a contract for 505 Aristocrat recurring revenue products to be distributed amongst the tribe’s six Florida properties. Included in the order were 489 VIRIDIAN cabinets and 16 Crown Slant products.
On the West Coast, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians purchased 428 Aristocrat products, including 300 of the new VIRIDIAN cabinets. All products have been installed at the tribe’s Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif.
In Las Vegas, The Cannery Casino & Hotel ordered 148 VIRIDIAN cabinets, making it the first Las Vegas property with a major installation of the new product. The devices were installed at the all-new Eastside Cannery in time for its August grand opening.
Mythic Knights & Double the Devil - Cadillac JackCadillac Jack’s newest 20-line video reel, Mythic Knights, contains all the foundational elements for an Arthurian fairytale. The wizard’s crystal ball foretells Scatter Pay and a Free Game Feature in the player’s future. The fire-breathing dragon is one to battle for the Free Spin Bonus. Two or more consecutive Dragon symbols appearing from the leftmost reel will start Free Spins. Up to 60 free spins and double pay is awarded during this fiery bonus. Additional free spins can be triggered during the Free Spin Bonus.
Double the Devil is the company’s other recently released 20-line video reel game that ignites flames with white-hot pay combinations and bonus features that entice any player. The combustible combination of hot symbols includes Flaming 7’s, Money Bags and impish Devils. Three or more Devils in scatter formation trigger the Fiery Free Spin Bonus. Up to 60 free spins are awarded with the exact number being determined by the initial number of devils spun. All pays are doubled during the bonus and can be retriggered by two or more Devils in scatter formation. Five Flaming 7 symbols win jackpot at max bet.
Both new games use SpeedPLAY and PlusPLAY technologies and the multidenomination feature.
EZ Baccarat - DEQ SystemsDEQ Systems has leased two EZ Baccarat and two EZ Trak display systems to the SPA Resort Casino in Palm Springs, Calif. The company also signed contracts with other Californian casinos to install EZ Baccarat and is in various stages of obtaining licensing approvals.
Over the past few months DEQ’s no-commission EZ Baccarat has grown by 60 percent to 30 tables in California alone. An important benchmark has been set at the Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino and the Pechanga Resort and Casino as they have converted almost 100 percent of their regular baccarat tables to EZ Baccarat.
Other product installation news from the Canadian provider of table game bonusing solutions includes its flagship product, the G3, is now operating in Las Vegas at the Venetian, Palazzo and Monte Carlo on Caribbean Stud Poker as well as in California at the Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino on Shuffle Master’s Three Card Poker Progressive game.
“In this first important stage of commercialization, we have focused on the Las Vegas tier-one casinos mainly on the Las Vegas strip to ensure maximum visibility for our flagship product, the G3. EZ Baccarat is becoming the standard in California and our commercialization efforts in this stage are concentrated in this baccarat-intensive state,” President and CEO Earle G. Hall said. “Phase two of commercialization will see strategic initiatives in the American Midwest and phase three will bring us to the East Coast. Our legal and compliance teams are receiving product approvals throughout the country at a steady pace, which is in synch with our commercialization strategy and phases.”
Roulette Evolution - IGTAs part of its newly developed M-P Series of multi-player products, IGT Roulette Evolution is now available in an animated version, in addition to its original automated version.
The M-P Series version of Roulette Evolution is configurable for a variety of property applications. The animated version is designed as a solution for jurisdictions where specific gaming hardware, such as a physical roulette wheel, is not approved. Virtual wheel action is viewed on a 57-inch LCD as well as on the 23-inch LCD monitor at each player station. The automated version of Roulette Evolution includes an authentic roulette wheel. Players in this setup view real-time wheel action via video feed at the player stations and on an optional 57-inch LCD.
Roulette Evolution features real-time game play, player-selectable language and chip values, and drag-the-chip capabilities simulating live game action. In addition, the game utilizes touch-sensitive onscreen help and displays game histories from an onscreen Trends button and a large-screen LCD. Roulette Evolution is available in the American “00” and the European “0” wheel styles and includes operator-selectable, multi-denomination options. It also features a configurable game speed for customizing the balance between player interaction and hands-per-hour.
Cashflow SC - MEIThe MGM Grand at Foxwoods has selected MEI’s Cashflow SC as the standard bill validator for all 1,500 slot games in its newly constructed Connecticut casino. MEI Cashflow SC was selected as part of a process to determine the components that will guarantee the best possible playing experience.
“Opening a casino provides a unique opportunity to evaluate a number of suppliers and pick the best in class,” said Dennis Cavanagh, director of gaming operations at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. “MEI, which shares our commitment to quality and service, was a natural choice. Their product, Cashflow SC, has proven to consistently offer the industry’s best combination of security and acceptance – leading to more efficient operations and satisfied customers.”
Located in Mashantucket, Conn., the 30-story MGM Grand at Foxwoods opened in May 2008. Owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the property features 825 rooms and a 50,000-square-foot casino.
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