Deck is a touch-screen button deck that replaces traditional button decks on slot machines and is designed to maximize player interaction. Basically, it’s a button-less button deck. This groundbreaking, server-based technology features three levels of interaction.
In the first level, lines and credits change on the game cabinet with the installation or download of new game software; in the second level, players can interact with the iDeck to do things like spin wheels, choose symbols, or even personalize the language, text size, background color, and configuration of the deck to suit their preferences. In the third level, as immersion increases, players explore new dimensions in skill-based bonus games, mini-games, and virtual shooting with multi-touch capability.
Most of Bally’s newest, state-of-the-art, Pro Series cabinets will be exhibited in Panama. These cabinets were built for easy serviceability and maximum player comfort. They support downloadable content and are equipped for server-based gaming environments. The Pro Series cabinets are driven by the power of Bally’s new ALPHA 2 platform that enables new levels of interactivity and visual quality with 3D-graphic animations. The ALPHA 2 operating system allows for more impactful, interactive, and graphically stunning games, thus taking Bally’s product portfolio to the next level.
Debuting in Latin America will be the imposing and eye-catching Pro Series V22/22 Upright Hammerhead cabinet. Breaking new ground with its spectacular top-box display featuring an oversized 32-inch LCD screen that delivers high-definition video animations, the Hammerhead is launching with two exciting games - Money Vault and Golden Pharaoh. These games utilize Bally’s unique Directional Wild play mechanic. With this play mechanic, a Wild dial appears on the third reel and spins, making every symbol in line with the pointing dial “Wild.“ Along with Directional Wilds, Money Vault and Golden Pharaoh feature Bally’s award-winning U-Spin gesture-control technology.
The new Pro Series V32 cabinet will also be on display featuring groundbreaking games such as Jewel of the Dragon and Sea Goddess. These games utilize Bally’s unique Locking Hot Zone play mechanic. With this play mechanic, during the free games bonus round, blocks of ‘Hot Zones’ cascade over the reels from top to bottom; the Hot Zone blocks that land on the reels turn the corresponding symbols “Wild”, and they remain locked in place for the remainder of the feature.
A game that utilizes the power of Bally’s ALPHA 2 platform to its full extent is Cash Wizard. Players are fully immersed into a rich and visually stunning world of magical potions and mysterious spells, artfully depicted with dazzling on-screen animations. Game play synchronized on the iDeck and two 22-inch, touch-enabled game screens offers a rich gaming experience.
Vegas Hits is a game that will not go unnoticed thanks to its double-stacked wheel configuration and Bally’s unique U-Spin play mechanic. This game features 16 unique bonus games which interact in various ways with the U-Spin-powered top wheels. This Las Vegas-themed game offers a stunning visual presence and an unforgettable play experience.
Another game that utilizes U-Spin technology is the brand new Hot Spin. In Hot Spin, players get to choose their own risk and reward levels by picking one of six reel symbols which determine how often they will get the U-Spin Wheel Bonus and how much they can win. A dynamic pay table means that the prizes on each wedge of the game’s giant touch-screen wheel change depending on which reel symbol is chosen and the player’s bet level.
On display as well will be Playboy Hot Zone, Bally’s newest Playboy title, which is arguably one of the premier licensed gaming brands ever developed for the gaming industry. Presented on Bally’s sleek Pro Series V22/22 cabinet, Playboy Playmates are animated over both of the 22-inch touch-enabled LCD displays for an incredible visual presentation. This game also features Bally’s patented new Hot Zone play mechanic.
Live demonstrations of Bally’s Elite Bonusing Suite applications will be featured at the show. These applications generate promotions for carded players through Bally’s iVIEW DM picture-in-picture player interface on the slot machines’ main game screen or smaller player-user-interface. Elite Bonusing Suite encourages repeat visits by offering second-chance-to-win opportunities for players and the ability for players to earn valuable rewards, all without interrupting play on their base game. These interactive applications enable players to spin wheels, select and root for their favorite contest-driven car or horse, get instant rewards on their birthday, and participate in floor-wide slot tournaments.
Bally will also offer live demonstrations of Bally MultiConnect, which is a distributed enterprise-wide slot management system designed for multi-property organizations. Centralized accounting and analysis functions are available, together with asset management that allows your operations department to have complete control and a single view of the entire gaming operation.