IGT to introduce IGT bluechip Neo™ cabinet and new Asian game themes at G2E Asia
Friday, 03 June 2011
MACAU - International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) will showcase its dedication to the Asia gaming market with the latest in fun, excitement and innovation at the Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) June 8-9 in Macau. IGT’s featured portfolio delivers on the focus required to meet the unique needs of the Asian market with new and award-winning games, and exclusive Asian-themed titles. Also on display will be mobile and online offerings, and IGT’s leading casino management systems.
One of the highlights for attendees will be the unveiling of the IGT bluechip Neo™, a new gaming machine for the Asian markets, which will feature dedicated Asian game themes. A leading gaming machine in the Australian and New Zealand markets, the IGT bluechip Neo™ features an ergonomic design for enhanced player comfort. On this new machine, IGT will showcase a new theme bank as well as six high-performance progressive jackpot games, including 圣龙天下 (Dragon Master), 旅游达人 – 北京行 (Extra Chance Jetsetter Beijing) and 金玉满堂 (Fortune Koi).
“IGT is dedicated to bringing the industry’s best games and systems products to our customers around the world, and our offerings on display at G2E Asia are proof of this commitment,” said Craig Churchill, IGT’s senior vice president of International. “We’re excited to launch a new gaming machine at G2E Asia featuring dedicated Asian games. These new games join our award-winning lineup of global games and one of the widest game libraries in the Asian market. We are thrilled to show attendees how our products can help take the gaming experience to new levels of excitement.”
Also launching will be the entertaining Ghostbusters™ Slots, which feature high-frequency bonuses and low-denomination appeal for players. Paranormal exterminators Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore, along with “The Keymaster” Louis Tully, all appear in the game. But the true star is Slimer, who is up to even more mischievous fun. This iconic green ghost appears randomly and often, adding credit wins, wilds and multipliers throughout the base game. With a minimum bet, players are eligible for the random Slimer base game features and the Ghostbusters™ Bonus. The Ghostbusters™ Bonus consists of four highly themed sub-bonuses: the Stay Puft Free Spins, the Are you Psychic? Pick Bonus, the Ballroom Busters Ghost Hunt Bonus and the Progressive Pick Bonus for each level. These interactive bonuses are packed with iconic clips from Columbia Pictures’ blockbuster Ghostbusters™ movie, as well as free games with random locked wilds and credit awards for a more rewarding game experience. The action plays out in 3D on the new Center Stage Duo platform, a two machine Universal Slant configuration with a shared 55-inch LCD overhead screen.
IGT’s show-stopping Center Stage Series will be the center of attention with IGT’s most exciting Premium Product titles. Delivering operators the ability to refresh game content with a new level of flexibility, the Center Stage Series will demonstrate an immersive game experience with oversized screens, state-of-the-art sound chairs, big bonuses and today’s biggest game titles to tantalize today’s casino player.
IGT’s Center Stage lineup includes American Idol® MultiPLAY video slots. This game delivers entertainment that is packed with action. The unique group play Audition Bonus includes memorable video clips and songs from the show.
Wheel of Fortune® Triple Spin™ also will be featured on IGT’s Center Stage Series. The Wheel of Fortune® Triple Spin™ base game offers a three-game MultiPLAY interface. This MultiWay® game also has IGT’s Rapid Reload™ feature, which locks in symbols and re-spins the reels for bigger wins. The Wild Rollover feature can trigger a bonus on game one and will then roll over to games two and three for a spin of all three wheels in the bonus. Players love to spin the wheel, and with Wheel of Fortune® Triple Spin™, they have a chance to spin not just one wheel, but three wheels on the big overhead display.
G2E Asia also will showcase IGT’s Core games, which continue to offer an unmatched library of video and spinning-reel slots packed with the latest in MLD® (Multi-Layer Display™) technology. IGT will display a long list of games at G2E Asia with this unique technology showcasing the latest in immersive 3D graphics and unique gaming experiences.
New to G2E Asia this year, the Player Affinity Suite brings strong, recognizable brands to the casino floor to generate player interest. Among the new titles on display will be the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey™ 5 Reel Circus™ and The Greatest Show On Earth™ games. With beautiful widescreen MLD® presentations, these games immerse players in both modern and traditional circuses, and thrilling game play.
Also joining IGT’s Core games is Siberian Storm™, a top-performing player favorite. This innovative game is a member of the IGT exclusive MultiWay Xtra® family and offers players up to 720 ways to win. Unique to games like Siberian Storm™ is the hexagonal reel interface and exciting game play that players love. Also on display will be IGT’s Golden Goddess™ Video Slot with its exciting Super Stacks™, locking symbols and Free Games with eye-catching graphics. This engaging game offers players dazzling graphics and a variety of ways to win designed to elevate floor performance.
IGT’s award-winning Reel Edge™ series will be on display at G2E Asia with its unique skill based experience. Innovation only available from IGT, Reel Edge™ gives players the ability to stop the reels to attempt to create wins, as well as use an arcade-style joystick to control the outcome of the 100 percent skill-based bonuses in the top box. The Reel Edge™ series is modeled after the enormously popular Japanese pachisuro games and is specifically designed to serve an untapped, emerging demographic (ages 21–44). These players have grown up being able to control their gaming experiences, and the Reel Edge™ games cater to the evolving player base that seeks something out of the ordinary. On display from the Reel Edge™ series of games will be the vampire-inspired Blood Life™ and the ever-popular Red White & Blue Falling Stars™ themes.
IGT is continuing its dedication to providing some of the most innovative and forward-thinking systems products in the gaming industry. The Company continues to be an industry leader by providing floor-scalable systems that create the competitive edge needed in today’s constantly evolving gaming industry. Whether they’re products such as Intelligent Bonusing, Rebates and Commissions or Table Manager, IGT Systems demonstrates the ability to meet the demands of growing global markets.
By combining IGT’s award-winning sbX™ Experience Management system with IGT Advantage®, the standard in casino management systems for back-office operations, operators can deliver next-generation, customized player experiences with the game-integrated Service Window. IGT will show new Service Window applications and demonstrate how operators can automate the process of accessing, downloading and configuring IGT’s extensive game library with sbX™ Floor Manager.
With sbX™ Media Manager, operators can organize and deploy content with remarkable efficiency. This application allows operators to send bonusing, marketing or advertising messages straight to players through the Service Window or sb NexGen® II, using plasma screens and AVP® digital top glass to create customized, property-wide, in-house billboards.
IGT Tournament Manager with Real-Time Scoring gives operators an innovative way to enhance and streamline the tournament experience with multiple management tools. For players, this application provides more entertainment value with its real-time graphical display of their scores on digital top boxes and plasmas.
IGT Casinolink® has the capability to connect the management of video lottery terminals, slot machines, table games, account-based wagering, marketing and casino cashier services into one comprehensive system. The system's extensive reporting capabilities allow for better planning and operational decisions in addition to increased control, accountability and monitoring of casino cashier operations. This scalable solution can be used in single and multi-site casino properties.IGT is also a leading provider of online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets through its Interactive division. The Interactive division will be showcasing its entire portfolio of online and mobile games at G2E Asia. IGT’s most recent online titles include well-known consumer brands such as Star TrekTM and in-house brands such as Wild Wolf ®. Visitors will also see new mobile games such as 20+ Blackjack and Jacks or Better video poker. Both games are web apps for the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® Touch and Android™ smartphone devices.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as
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