041813 GTR_IGT logo_300International Game Technology IGT (IGT), a global leader in compelling casino gaming entertainment, will deploy Powerbucks, a multistate wide-area progressive (WAP) jackpot link, at Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming properties in approved jurisdictions, starting with the states of New Jersey and Nevada.

Powerbucks is a brand new add?on to IGT's MegaJackpots themes that enhances the jackpot pool from one gaming mecca to another, as players join together in their quest for the big win.

"We're excited to transform the jackpot experience in partnership with [operators]," said Eric Tom, executive vice president of global sales for IGT in a prepared statement. "With Powerbucks, IGT re?imagines casino gaming thrills by creating more winners, more often, across multiple states. We all win when players engage more, and Powerbucks enables our customers to attract more players to casinos with the promise of more jackpots."

Both Caesars and Boyd predict big things for IGT’s Powerbucks concept.

“We are continually seeking new and innovative ways to bring more excitement to the gaming experience,” said Melissa Price, senior vice president of gaming for Caesars Entertainment. “Together, IGT and Caesars Entertainment own the legacy of creating the most millionaires in the industry; now with Powerbucks, we're creating a whole new level of excitement around winning."

“Boyd Gaming is excited to join forces with our long?time partners at IGT in delivering a new and compelling gaming entertainment experience to our guests,” added Paul Chakmak, executive vice president and CEO of Boyd Gaming. “With more opportunities to hit a life?changing jackpot than ever before, Powerbucks gives players yet another reason to choose Boyd Gaming over the competition.”