IGT Asia has launched Asia’s first Star Wars progressive slot at the Almond Slot Club in Manila, The Philippines. The launch, which took place in February, coincided with a VIP opening of the property. The arrival of characters from the popular “Star Wars” movie series created excitement outside the property in the middle of Chinatown.

The 240-machine Almond Slot Club features other popular IGT linked games such as Party Time! and classic games such as Great Escapes. The slot club also offers a variety of IGT Trimline Video Slots, a selection of IGT spinning-reel slots and IGT Game King poker games.

“Star Wars video slots have been a solid performer across Europe, Africa and the Americas, and we are excited to launch them

in Asia with

Elixir Gaming Technology,” said John Gomes, managing director of IGT-Asia.

Gomes complimented Joe Pisano, executive director and senior vice president of Elixir Gaming Technology and his team in its handling of the launch.

“Their understanding of the markets and focus on quality products are setting the standard in many new territories,” he said. “We look forward to helping them expand their business in the future.”

Pisano noted that the company’s success in offering turnkey solutions “lies not only in our experience, but also in choosing the best IGT and some of their competitors have to offer.”

“IGT’s variety of product is second to none, and we have recently also placed orders for their MP-Series roulette game, as well as the popular electronic DigiDeal tables,” Pisano said.