IGT debuts ‘sb’

Nov 13, 2006 3:37 AM

With gaming technology once again on the verge of opening exciting new territory for the casino industry, IGT will present "The Big Picture" of gaming in all its emerging forms at G2E.

The centerpiece of IGT’s booth will be its "sb casino," showcasing unique server-based gaming (downloadable slots) player and tournament applications and download demonstrations.

IGT’s Advanced Video Platform (AVP) machine will serve as the portal for all the server-based gaming possibilities that will be on display.

"The casino gaming experience will be entering a new era with the introduction of server-based gaming, and the IGT booth will provide a glimpse at the casino of the future," said Steve Morro, president of IGT’s Gaming Division. "We’ll unveil the new M-P (Multi-Player) Series, an abundance of new 5-reel, 20-line slot themes, and the new AVP widescreen machine. G2E 2006 will be a turning point for the casino industry, and IGT will be in the forefront."

IGT will feature M-P Series multi-player concepts for roulette and baccarat; the AVP widescreen product; a new slant-top AVP machine with digital top glass and a dual LCD; slant-top 3-reel and 5-reel multi-line games; new video slot themes including Wolf Run, Abracadabra, Ocean Pearl and Super Happy Fortune Cat; and proven 3-, 4- and 5-reel slot themes.

The MegaJackpots product line will be represented by the new Wheel of Fortune and Indiana Jones AVP widescreen Multi Level Progressives, The Price is Right Cliff Hangers multi-player product, the new Red Hot Jackpots Multi Level Progressive, and Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Rebel Assault video slots. New video poker themes will include Guaranteed Play Poker (a unique approach to packaging poker which allows the player to purchase a block of hands for a fixed price), Wild Thing Poker, Opponent Poker, Big Times Pay and Super Triple Play. New Barcrest USA game titles will be Triple Top Dollar, Blue Blazes, Reel Hot Poker, Anything But Six and Red Hottie.

The IGT International Division will display more than 40 machines at G2E, many in the Chinese language, with the focus on a new 7-level multi level progressive called Three Kingdom Wars. This game, developed in conjunction with Sega, has an interactive bonus that lets players choose which progressive level they want to win.

Themes with math models developed specifically for international players will include Shinobi two-level progressive, King Cheetah, Persian Princess and Wild Thing. Spinning-reel themes with Asian designs are Double Jade, Silver Ingot, Shuang Fu and Wu Fu.