Bally Technology's penny level games slated for 2013

Oct 9, 2012 3:00 AM

Bally Technologies’ presence at G2E, the annual Gaming Expo, was impressive with one of the largest display areas at the show.

The company recently won top honors in the 2013 Gaming & Technology Awards for its Elite Bonusing Suite, continuing a streak that has seen the company win more than 40 innovation awards the past three years.

Casinos utilizing the Elite Bonusing Suite are able to reward players’ right at their machine while playing their favorite games, thanks to the iVIEW display and iVIEW Display Manager. In Las Vegas we can see this new technology in place being featured at South Point Casino.

For example, in recent months players have been able to activate a virtual horse race or a NASCAR race, while still playing their favorite game, for a chance to win extra slot play betting on their favorites for the outcome. The NASCAR-themed car racing event lets players choose their favorite from eight famous drivers and cheer him across the finish line.

NASCAR is also the theme for one of Bally’s newest slot machines, expected to be a huge hit with players on the casino floor. The game will offer a linked wide-area progressive as the top jackpot. Other features include surround sound action chairs and bonus rounds that include a Pit Stop Pick’em Bonus, Burn Out Free Games with U-Spin and introducing a new “you race” that allows players to simulate steering and directing the car during the bonus.

NASCAR fans will love the audio roaring of the engines and tires spinning and the video of many of their favorite drivers. The game is expected to hit the Las Vegas area casinos by June 2013.

Las Vegas locals will be happy to see our local celebrities become even more famous when the new Pawn Stars slots debut this coming January. The game will be a non-progressive with a top award of 7,500 credits x line bet x denomination and bonus features that include a U-Aim Bonus and a Free Games Bonus.

Pirates Quest is a new interactive penny slot video game that will debut in early spring, 2013. The game is 5 reels, 40 lines with up to 400 credits for max bet. In the bonus round, players can point and fire their cannon at ships to down targets and earn more credits. Games of this type are a “perceived skill” and not an actual skill, but it makes the new interactive games much more fun to play.

Sumo Kitty, being introduced this spring, is a comical game depicting two large fat cats squaring off in the bonus rounds. This game will feature the “Super Hot Zones” made popular with other similar Bally games already in the market.

Other games coming out in 2013, all beginning at the penny level, include Texas Dice, Triple Trouble, Instant Riches, Golden Empire. A new version of the Playboy series will be out soon too, called Playboy Prize Ball, simulating an old-fashion-style pinball game in the bonus rounds.

My new personal favorite is a Beach Boys game. It will feature three local area jackpot progressives. At the show you can set up demos to have the machines do pretty much whatever you want them to do. So I set up mine to give me some huge payouts and watched the screen go nuts blasting out Beach Boys Wild symbols while I was rockin’ to the music in my surround sound chair! Great fun!

Bally Technologies, is the oldest slot manufacturing company in the world. It was founded in 1932 by Raymond T. (Ray) Moloney and was created as the arm of parent company Lions Manufacturing Corporation to develop a small, but highly profitable pinball game called the “Ballyhoo.”

Today, the company’s primary technologies include gaming devices for land-based, riverboat and Native American casinos, video lottery and central determination markets, and specialized system-based hardware and software products.

As players, we just love the games! 

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