IGT has partnered with the daytime TV destination for laughter and fun to create two compelling slot machines: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Featuring Ellen's Dance Party Video Slots and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, featuring 12 Days of Giveaways Video Slots. Inspired by the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the delightful duo of games will put players in the middle of their favorite "Ellen" moments and have them groovin' in their seats as they play for big jackpot payouts. IGT will debut the wildly entertaining pair of games at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2.
The games are housed on IGT's impressive CrystalCore cabinet. Boasting exceptional sound and visuals on a pristine 42" vertical touchscreen display, the pair of games presents an unparalleled player experience. From the first spin of the reels, the famously familiar "Ellen" theme song emanates from each game and players are transported to the set of their favorite TV hour. The games include original voiceover work by Ellen DeGeneres, footage from several of her most-famed "Ellen" episodes that have propelled the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" into the broadcast viewership record books.
"IGT aspires to create the industry's most entertaining, globally-appealing gaming experiences," said Joe Sigrist, IGT vice president of game design and global product management. "By partnering with a brand as legendary as 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' we are in a great position to engage with Ellen's millions of fans and drive play to our customers around the world."
Two of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show's" games come to life in exciting bonus rounds. Fans of the show will recognize one of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show's" most iconic games when engaged in the Know or Go Bonus where trusting contestants stand upon a platform and are eliminated, one-by-one, based on player selections in bonus play. Fresh from the "Ellen" set, Ellen's Wheel of Riches Bonus offers lucky players the chance to give the touch-screen wheel a spin, revealing potential for colossal credits and a windfall of wins - including one of two of the game's progressive jackpot awards.