International Game Technology (IGT) announced Tuesday it will unveil the first-ever omnichannel “Wheel of Fortune” linked progressive for the U.S. at the SBC Summit North America 2021, November 30 - December 2 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. This technology will join additional IGT iGaming and sports betting products in the company’s booth 501.
For the first time in the U.S., IGT will link its digital “Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Gold” game with all land-based “Wheel of Fortune” $1 wide area progressives, sharing the entire wide area progressive jackpot liquidity between land and online casinos across New Jersey and giving players additional choice as to when and where they can access these games in all three gaming channels: land-based, mobile and online.
IGT has proven this technology with its Powerbucks link in Canada, which became the first omnichannel connected jackpot in the world when it debuted in 2016.
The company will also showcase its “Fortune Coin Boost” sequel to the company’s “Fortune Coin” at the SBC Summit. Other PlayCasino games on display will include “Great Bear” and “MegaJackpots Elephant King”.
IGT PlaySports will also showcase its new “Crystal Flex and PeakBarTop Flex cabinets and multi game software offer. These new products include “Game King X” content, which enables customers to watch sports, place sports wagers, access slots and play video poker and keno all on the same gaming machine, using the same on-machine funds.
Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital & Betting spoke in a press release about this new product and said: "IGT is once again breaking barriers in the digital gaming space with the soon-to-launch U.S. omnichannel Wheel of Fortune linked progressive. 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."