At the SBC Summit North America 2021, held November 30 to December 2 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, International Game Technology will present the first-ever omnichannel Wheel of Fortune linked progressive for the United States.
IGT will link its digital Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Gold game with all land-based Wheel of Fortune $1 wide-area progressives for the first time in the United States, sharing the entire wide-area progressive jackpot liquidity between land and online casinos across New Jersey and giving players more choice and convenience for when and where they play their favorite high-awarding $1 Wheel of Fortune games. Players in New Jersey will be able to compete for the same large-scale Wheel of Fortune jackpots that are traditionally only offered in land-based casinos across all three gaming channels: land-based, mobile, and online, thanks to this innovative technology. IGT has demonstrated this technology with its highly successful Powerbucks connection in Canada, which debuted in 2016 as the world’s first omnichannel connected jackpot.
“IGT is once again breaking barriers in the digital gaming space with the soon-to-launch U.S. omnichannel Wheel of Fortune linked progressive,” said Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital & Betting. “We are combining proven technology with the most successful slot brand of all time to create a powerful jackpot liquidity pool that engages players and delivers life-changing wins for New Jersey residents playing across channels. SBC Summit attendees will be among the first in the U.S. to see how the technology works.”
IGT will also be exhibiting Fortune Coin Boost!, a sequel to the Company’s top-performing digital game in 2020, Fortune Coin, at the SBC Summit, in addition to the exciting debut of the US omnichannel game. Great Bear and MegaJackpots Elephant King will be among the other popular PlayCasino games on show.
IGT PlaySports will debut its new CrystalFlex and PeakBarTop Flex cabinets, as well as its multigame software. These new products feature the iconic Game King X content, allowing players to watch sports, gamble on sports, play slots, and play video poker and keno all on the same gaming machine with the same on-machine cash. IGT PlaySports will also demonstrate cashless wagering on its PlaySports Kiosk and explain why PlaySports is the most frequently utilized B2B sports betting solution in the US.