Bally Technologies has announced its next-generation casino game, Code Red, which features a first-of-its-kind, 22-inch curved LCD display.

“Code Red is a game changer,” said Dan Savage, Bally vice president of marketing. “It looks, feels, and plays like a traditional reel-spinning game, but is actually a video machine. All of the features, such as the touch-screen capabilities and gesture control, advance display and player interface to the next technological level.”

Code Red’s leading-edge curved LCD display makes video reels virtually indistinguishable from mechanical reels. The game contains Bally Technologies' award-winning U-Spin gesture-control play mechanic and the fully integrated, interactive iDeck touch-screen button deck.

The U-Spin feature in Code Red awards free games, one of three progressive jackpots, or bonus credits. Players activate the U-Spin-enabled “Wheel Bonus” via a touch-screen glass display mounted in front of the curved LCD that allows them to touch and spin the virtual wheel -- as if it were a real wheel.

The game debuts Bally's new Free Games play mechanic, which shows possible bonus awards above each reel during free games. These awards may be bonus credits, locked wild symbols, or a locked wild reel. When a Code Red symbol appears, players receive the bonus shown above that reel. A new, randomly selected award then replaces the one received. There is also a unique “Wildfire” stacked wilds play mechanic that, when triggered, awards up to three additional wild symbols.

Code Red also uses Bally’s proprietary ALPHA 2 game electronics housed in the Pro Series Upright Curve cabinet, features the ALPHA Pro Topper, which is a 15-inch LCD digital video display, and a fully integrated Super Candle and game-synchronized lighting.

Indian Gaming 2011 attendees will also notice the game's custom four-speaker 24-bit sound package, LED cabinet lighting, and a shared single entry/exit for currency and tickets, which makes service access to key components easier.

Bally will showcase Code Red during the National Indian Gaming Association's (NIGA) Indian Gaming 2011 trade show and conference in Phoenix next week.

The game has been approved by Gaming Laboratories International and has been submitted to other North America gaming jurisdictions for approval.

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