he Double Diamond theme was introduced in 1989 by IGT. With its introduction, IGT brought the concept of themed gaming machines to life. And since its first placement on the casino floor, Double Diamond slots have continued to be a favorite among players.
"IGT has a long and proud history of developing the very best slot themes and Double Diamond is a prime example of this," said Ron Rivera, IGT senior vice president of North America sales. "It is truly an honor that one of our games, that is over twenty years old, is still a player favorite."
The Double Diamond symbol matches any other symbol on the payline and doubles any corresponding award. Two Double Diamond symbols on the payline earns four times the standard award amount. And if three game’s symbols land on the payline, the player wins the top award.
According to Casino Player, Double Diamond is "a game that contributed a lot to the general popularity of the slot floor when it was introduced in the late 1980s, and has remained a player favorite ever since."
The popularity of the game also extends to IGT's MegaJackpots line where it is a common base game on a number of favorites including Wheel of Fortune. And, the latest addition to the Double Diamond family is Double Diamond Reel MultiPLAY, which features 3D graphics and gives players a chance to play their favorite game up to four times at once on one machine.
In addition, three more IGT games were named in the Favorite Reel Slot category: Wheel of Fortune; Red, White & Blue; and Triple Diamond.
The 2010 'Best of Gaming' awards were conducted by Casino Player magazine. This is the 15th annual survey done by Casino Player to its readers on their favorite aspects of gaming. Along with casino games, the survey included polls on reader's favorite casinos, hotels, and amenities.