Slot Machine Jackpots as Big as Powerball?
Nevada could soon join with other states to offer slot machine jackpots
rivaling the awards produced by multistate lotteries.
The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved regulation changes Thursday
that allows slot machine manufacturers to increase their prize pools by linking
slot machine jackpots across state lines. The changes were proposed by slot
machine giants and International Game Technology and Bally Technologies.
slot machine companies expressed their support for the regulation changes in
letters to the Gaming Commission. Under the new regulations, slot machines in
Nevada casinos could be linked with slot machines in casinos in other states,
which could increase the player pools, grow the the total wagers and grow the
size of large multimillion-dollar jackpots.
Nevada casinos currently offer
Megabucks jackpots, which link slot machines in multiple locations. Indian
casinos in California offer wide area progressive slot machine networks.
For the complete story, please click this link: http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/slot-machine-jackpots-rivaling-multistate-lotteries-get-gaming-regulators-nod
Penny Lane Slots
Boyd Gaming Corporation announced the nationwide launch of an all new Penny
Lane—a unique new gaming destination combining the latest penny slot titles with
a wealth of bonus opportunities for players.
With the tagline, "More Bonuses, More Often," an enhanced Penny Lane
premiered early last month at Boyd Gaming's four Las Vegas locals properties—The
Orleans Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino
and Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. And, for the first time, Penny Lane is
now available five additional properties—the California Hotel and Casino,
Fremont Hotel and Casino and Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel in
downtown Las Vegas; Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, La.; and
Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, La.
“Since we first launched Penny Lane last year, our four locals properties
have become the place to play for anyone looking for the hottest new penny slot
titles,” said Paul Chakmak, executive vice president and COO of Boyd Gaming in a
prepared statement. “Now, we're adding a new twist to our Penny Lane line?up—an
array of additional mini?bonus games, built right into players' favorite
The new bonus games will be in addition to the bonus rounds offered on many
of the newest and most popular slot titles located within Penny Lane, giving
players the chance to win slot play, B Connected credits, and other prizes.
To raise awareness of the new Penny Lane, Boyd Gaming is launching a
nationwide marketing and advertising campaign featuring “Cool Abe,” a modern
take on the face on the penny. Aimed at promoting Penny Lane in a humorous and
novel way, the Cool Abe campaign will feature television, print and online
Pending regulatory approval, Penny Lane will be introduced in the coming
weeks at five additional Boyd Gaming properties: Blue Chip Hotel Casino Spa in
Michigan City, Ind.; IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Miss.; Par?A?Dice Hotel
Casino in East Peoria, Ill.; Sam's Town Hotel Casino in Shreveport, La.; and
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Tunica, Miss.
SLS On The Strip - Repacing the old Sahara
Robert Oseland remembers the excitement he felt opening the Mirage as a
blackjack dealer. He was part of something big and cutting edge, part of the
future envisioned by Steve Wynn.
Oseland, a Chicago native who came to Las
Vegas to study at UNLV, has chased that feeling throughout his career.
In the years since, he has worked as a slot executive at the Bellagio, chief
operating officer at the Wynn and Encore, and now president of SLS Las
The brainchild of SBE Entertainment CEO Sam Nazarian, the $415 million,
1,600-room resort budding on the former grounds of the Sahara has been
considered a key factor in the recovery of the Strip’s struggling north end. The
resort is scheduled to open next fall.
We’re sort of forced into the past by taking over a 1950s building versus
re-creating something. We’re excited about the concentration of energy. In the
past, casinos were the focal point of the resort experience. As Las Vegas grew
up, we built bigger and bigger and grander places, and we lost that
connectivity. The lure and luster and excitement of the casino has been left
behind for other experiences. It’s food and beverage and nightlife oriented. The
casino ends up competing for the space.
For the complete story, please click this link: http://www.vegasinc.com/business/gaming/2013/nov/19/will-sls-change-game-north-strip/
Flashdance - Aristocrat Technologies
Flashdance slot game dances its way across the casino
floor. Flashdance is a new 50-line, five-level progressive video slot game that
is as much fun as the iconic movie it is based on.
All your favorite characters from the movie are here along with songs from
the legendary soundtrack. Hi-def sound and a surround sound iChair completely
immerses players in the game for a fun time that will have them break dancing in
the aisles and spinning on their backs with excitement.
Housed in the award-winning VIRIDIAN WS cabinet, the Flashdance graphics and
animation stretches out across the 21.5-inch LCD widescreen all the way to the
31.5-inch LCD feature top box.
Bonus features include Maniac Free Spins, where players collect Sticky
Scatters to increase wins; What a Feeling Free Spins, where players collect
Scatters to unlock free spin games in the top box to produce more wilds, and
wilds cascade to lower games creating more wins; Dynamic Stacked Symbols, where
stacked symbols increase wins; the I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll Remix where symbols
remix for a chance to win more credits; and the Flashdance Progressive where
players collect records to determine their progressive jackpot prize.
For more information, visit www.aristocrat-us.com
Black Rose - Incredible Technologies
It’s a pirate’s life for Incredible Technologies as their latest innovative
slot concept explores the high seas with the beautiful, powerful, swashbuckler
Black Rose. Black Rose is a 40-line voyage filled with Jumbo
Stacks of symbols and a free spin-based bonus round with a high stakes Scatter
The free spin Scatter Frenzy begins when three or more bonus symbols land on
the reels. Players are invited to a scatter pick ‘em round to determine which
lucky symbol will become their added scatter symbol for the remainder of the
bonus feature. The chance to retrigger up to 100 free spins along with monster
line wins and frequent scatter pays pile up for quite a hefty treasure haul.
Black Rose, developed by 2x2 Gaming, features default fixed bet options of
40, 80, 120, 160, and 200 and is available on the company’s Magic Touch platform
of casino games, including compatibility on the Breeze Upright and Slant-75 HD
cabinets. Five paytables ranging from 85 percent-94 percent are offered as well
as multi-denominational capability.
For more information, visit www.itsgames.com
Table Games are Key to Las Vegas Future
When it comes to gaming in Nevada, table games remain an important part of
the casino layout and revenue. As online gaming continues its expansion, table
games will become even more important to the financial health of a casino floor,
one industry observer said.
“Live table play remains a unique (experience) that cannot be replicated
online,” David G. Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said Tuesday in an hourlong presentation at the
Table Games Conference at Paris Las Vegas.
Schwartz said the slot experience is now replicated across many “platforms,”
with no real benefit to playing in a casino besides drink service and cardboard
checks given to winners of slot jackpots.
“Now is the time to invest in table game players,” Schwartz told about 140
conference attendees. “Not in 10 years when the next generation (of casual
gamblers) has gone digital. Invest now while they are still there.”
For the complete story, please click this link: http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/table-games-called-vital-key-casinos-future
PRIZEBALL Playboy™ - Bally Technologies
Joining other popular
Playboy titles from Bally Technologies™ such as Playboy Platinum™ and Playboy
Hot Zone™ is Prizeball Playboy™, available on the ALPHA 2 Pro Series™ V22/42
This five-reel, 30-line, 200 credits max bet party-starter is
available in denominations from one-cent to $500. This tall and attractive
head-turner brings back the classic Playboy era of the '60s and '70s along with
the look and feel of real pinball action – without the tilt.
Prizeball Playboy offers a
Free Games Bonus, Free Games with Prizeball, and a Prizeball Bonus. If during
the free games the Pinball symbols land on reels one, three, and five, the
Prizeball Bonus is triggered. In the Prizeball Bonus, players are awarded one,
to five pinballs to launch into play and win credits.
For more information, visit www.ballytech.com
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and Rabbit Head Design and BUNNIES are marks of Playboy and under license by
Bally Gaming, Inc.
Mystical Mine Slots - Incredible Technologies
Mystical Mine is the dazzling new 40-line innovation from
Incredible Technologies (IT) and slot design studio, 2By2 Gaming. The base game
features reels of colorful gems with easy to understand game play and walls of
wilds to create simply stunning wins.
Travel deep inside the Mystical Mine when three or more bonus scatters
trigger up to 15 free spins. It’s a miner’s delight when any gem symbol lands on
the reels and award mounds of instant credit scatter pays. Watch out as bursting
gems boost wins by multiplying instant awards up to three times. Rolling Wilds
can multiply any line win in the free spin bonus round up to 4X and retrigger
opportunities are plentiful as up to 100 spins may be awarded.
Mystical Mine features fixed bet options of 40, 80, 120, 160 and 200, and is
available on the company’s Magic Touch platform of casino games, including
compatibility on the Breeze Upright and Slant-75 HD cabinets. Six paytables
ranging from 85 percent to 94 percent are offered as well as
For more information, visit www.itsgames.com
Reels of Wheels -
Ainsworth is excited to showcase their
latest innovation-inspired penny product Reels of
Wheels™ in the eye-catching A560® Wide Boy™
cabinet. Be enthralled by the high definition graphics encased in a 32" LCD top
box brilliantly displaying a unique multi wheel game feature.
The A560® Wide Boy™,
Ainsworth's newest addition the outstanding A560® cabinet
family features a 32" landscaped LCD exciting top box signage and LED lighting.
Reels of Wheels™ is sure to
be a hit with players as it continuously rewards with 4 levels of rapid
triggering Standalone Progressives featuring a $5,000 Grand Jackpot
For more information, visit www.ainsworth.com.au
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