International Game Technology (IGT) has announced the launch of compelling solutions specifically adapted for the Spanish Amusement with Prize (AWP) salones subsector through an exclusive distribution agreement with Orenes Grupo, the Spanish salones market leader in operations and gaming machine distribution.
Magic Fortune Link, IGT’s first offering for the sector, is a multi-level progressive, sometimes known as a “linked” game in Spain, that incorporates thrilling new games that have become salones player favorites.
In Spain, the salones subsector has a total footprint of almost 3,000 gaming and bingo facilities. Salones are evolving to offer more video-based, technologically advanced content and hardware, as well as related items, in a casino-like setting.
“By selling our market-attuned games through our exclusive distributor, Orenes Grupo, IGT is well-positioned to serve salones customers in Spain,” said Mark MacCombie, IGT Senior Vice President — EMEA Gaming.
“The outstanding results from our first offering, Magic Fortune Link, marks a very encouraging start. By combining our local account team’s dedication and expertise with Orenes’ 50 years of business experience and growing footprint in this market, we can help Spanish salones operators achieve excellent outcomes.”
“IGT is renowned for its top-performing products with content designed to suit the unique needs of specific player segments and geographies,” said José Quereda, Director of Distribution and Sales for Orenes Grupo. “Magic Fortune Link has proven to engage Spanish players with its entertaining, regionally-attuned game mechanics, and represents the first of what we expect will be many high-performance IGT installations at salones across Spain.”
IGT will continue its ongoing Spanish player research while implementing a bespoke roadmap of future game releases tailored specifically to these players in parallel with the wider release of Magic Fortune Link across the subsector.
Hephaestus, Temple of Fire, Golden Secrets, and Dreams of Egypt were all converted for this market in IGT’s AWP version of Magic Fortune Link. They give players the chance to play the Magic Fortune bonus game, which has tried-and-true Hold ‘n Spin link mechanics tailored to salones gamers. Players can win one of four progressive prizes, including the connected Major and Grand awards, as well as two bet-dependent Mini and Minor awards.
Magic Fortune Link is available in the salones market in Spain on the BINTIA 27-inch multi-game cabinet, which features two HD monitors and a topper option for casino-style aesthetics. It has an ergonomic and comfortable design, configurable LED illumination, spectacular high-resolution visuals, and an immersive sound system, as well as simple maintenance and minimum hardware needs.
IGT’s full-year results surpassed 2021 revenues by 31%, reaching $4.1 billion with double-digit growth across all categories, according to its most recent financials.