Aristocrat launches statewide $1M progressive

Oct 1, 2007 11:48 PM

Australia-based Aristocrat Technologies is about to do its best John Beresford Tipton impersonation.

If you don’t remember Mr. Tipton, he was the fictional TV "Millionaire" who every week during the 1960s gave away $1 million to a perfect stranger.

In Nevada, Aristocrat, the second largest slot manufacturer behind IGT, has just launched a statewide penny progressive slot program that will award a cool $1 million to lucky players.

From Las Vegas to Reno, from Elko to Laughlin and everywhere in between, players in casinos across Nevada can now become instant millionaires, thanks to Aristocrat’s new statewide penny progressive, Millioni$er.

Currently, 760 Millioni$er penny games are in play throughout the state and across the U.S., and 385 games in Nevada will all be linked by October to create a statewide progressive jackpot that offers players the chance to win more than $1 million playing a penny slot.

Millioni$er has already created 28 millionaires since 2004, and with the new statewide progressive jackpot, many more players could soon be added to the growing list of Millioni$er millionaires.

"This is an exciting time for all types of players in casinos throughout Nevada! By playing the new Millioni$er progressive product, players now have a chance at becoming a millionaire by playing a penny slot!" said Aristocrat Senior Vice President of Sales Sean Evans.

Millioni$er is a Hyperlink progressive and features a patented second-screen feature with four different jackpot levels that can be triggered randomly during game play.

The four tiered progressives give Millioni$er a higher hit frequency so players win jackpots more often.

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, a leading global provider of gaming solutions and systems. The company is licensed by over 200 regulators and its products and services are available in over 90 countries around the world.

Aristocrat’s range of products and services include electronic gaming machines, interactive video terminal systems, electronic tables, and casino management systems.