"The most innovative products that the gaming industry has ever seen"

"The most innovative products that the gaming industry has ever seen"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Posted by Andy McCarron
IGT has a lot in store for visitors to its stand at G2E in Las Vegas next week

G2E 2016 will represent IGT’s firm commitment to providing its customers with the most compelling casino entertainment across multiple categories and platforms, according to the firm’s CEO North America Gaming & Interactive Renato Ascoli.

IGT has said it will reveal a vast portfolio of gaming innovations that embody its disciplined approach to product design and development at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas next week.

Ascoli added: “We have introduced a host of new technologies to ensure that IGT is bringing forward the most innovative products that the gaming industry has ever seen.”

IGT’s combination of nearly 400 games, cabinets, systems and solutions in the Company's sprawling G2E booth 3659 will capture the spirit of its G2E 2016 theme: "Innovation at Play." IGT will expand its Premium portfolio with the introduction of new cabinets and more than two dozen new Premium game themes.

G2E will be the world debut for IGT's CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet. The towering hardware solution features a 32-inch, curved landscape touchscreen display that is topped with a 50-inch, curved portrait display. Both displays host pristine visuals via Ultra HD, 4K resolution graphics. The cabinet includes an embedded camera that gives players the opportunity to incorporate their images into gameplay.

The CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet is also equipped with intelligent lighting and is paired with an ergonomic multi-media sound chair. Marquee titles to launch on the CrystalCurve ULTRA cabinet include: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Sharing the Love Video Slots and THE GOONIES Video Slots. Both titles are rich in thematic content and utilise the cabinet's embedded camera technology.

IGT will reveal its CrystalDual+ Stepper cabinet and its new content library. The CrystalDual + Stepper cabinet combines the mechanical reels from the S3000 cabinet with a 40-inch upper LCD screen, and its top box can be paired with custom facades to make the hardware stand out on a casino floor. The CrystalDual+ Stepper cabinet will debut with game themes such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Slots, How to Marry a Millionaire Slots, and IGT heritage themes Top Dollar Premium Slots and Megabucks Double Gold Slots.

IGT will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune slots with the introduction of new game themes on a variety of hardware solutions. IGT will reveal the Wheel of Fortune Double Times Pay 3x4x5x 3D game on the AXXIS 3D cabinet. Following the success of the Company's first Wheel of Fortune 3D title, this new game features TRUE 3D Reels technology and utilizes the math and symbol set of the classic Double Times Pay 3x4x5x game. IGT will also introduce Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Double Diamond Slots on IGT's new large format mechanical reelMEGATOWER cabinet.

Building on the international success of the S3000 cabinet, the MEGATOWER cabinet incorporates scaled-up versions of design elements from the S3000 cabinet such as wide mechanical reels, intelligent lighting and a dynamic player panel with dual bash buttons. Other marquee Wheel of Fortune slots titles in IGT's G2E portfolio include: Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Red Hot 7s on the CrystalWheel Stepper cabinet; and Wheel of Fortune Wheel Across America – California Coast multi-level progressive on the CrystalWheel cabinet.

IGT will continue to expand its library of TRUE 3D titles, giving players even more options for glasses-free 3D entertainment. At G2E IGT will introduce the ZUMA 3D game featuring seven "must-hit by" progressives; the Jurassic World 3D game full of gripping cinematic 3D content, the Treasures of Olympus 3D game inspired by the legacy title ICARUS THE JOURNEY, and the BAYWATCH 3D game which brings some of TV's most iconic beach scenes to life in a 3D gaming environment.

IGT will reveal its latest developments in the skill-based gaming segment with varied experiences designed to appeal to a broad range of players.

IGT will demonstrate its new Lucky's Quest omni-channel skill-based game. Available for play on mobile and on the CrystalCore cabinet, Lucky's Quest is a for-wager, casual-style game that features a map-based progression narrative starring a dragon named Lucky. In Lucky's Quest, players can unlock characters, win credits and advance to new levels based on performance in the title's symbol-matching game. A player's progress within the game can be transferred from mobile device to EGM, and back, allowing for a seamless player experience across devices and channels. Players from across both channels can IGT's long-standing leadership in the mechanical reel segment will be bolstered by the introduction of new hardware and content.

IGT will reveal its first large format mechanical reel hardware solution, the S3000 XL cabinet. The colossal cabinet is a scaled-up version of the Company's S3000 cabinet, features three oversized 9-inch mechanical reels, and is designed to be compatible with the vast S3000 cabinet content library.

IGT's systems area will focus on mobile technologies that can complement and augment existing casino management systems and streamline the player experience.

IGT will demonstrate its Cardless Connect mobile systems technology. Cardless Connect technology can be embedded into to a casino's mobile app, enabling players to initiate patron loyalty sessions using their mobile devices, and seamlessly transfer funds from their existing player accounts -- eliminating the need for physical loyalty club cards and TITO tickets.

IGT will highlight several of its new mobile systems solutions that enable operators to quickly and efficiently respond to a variety of customer and EGM events in real time. Mobile Notifier enables operators to set and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and provides event notifications such as a large cage withdrawal. Mobile Dashboard allows operators to have a comprehensive real-time overview of progress toward KPIs, and Mobile Voucher Redemption facilitates a seamless redemption experience for the player.

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