New Stooges slot (Curly) headed to casinos

Apr 16, 2001 4:05 AM

Shuffle Master, Inc. has announced that the Curly version of the company’s The Three Stooges licensed video slot game, developed under the Shuffle Master/IGT Development and Distribution Agreement, has been approved for installation in Nevada.

The first placements took place last week. Gaming Laboratories, Inc. (GLI) is expected to approve the game within 30 days, with the New Jersey approval expected shortly thereafter.

Previously, Shuffle Master had reported that agreements and commitments for over 400 Three Stooges machines had been secured. The Moe and Larry versions of the games are expected to be submitted for approval later this year. (No word about a Shemp version!)

Dr. Mark Yoseloff, President of Shuffle Master, Inc., stated, "The industry buzz and excitement around this product is extremely encouraging. We are pleased to have the game approved and to begin casino placements."

Two additional games under the Shuffle Master/IGT Development and Distribution Agreement are also in various stages of the development and approval process. Let’s Make A Deal was submitted to gaming authorities in March and The Honeymooners is expected to be submitted by the end of May.

Shuffle Master is a gaming supply company specializing in providing innovative, high quality products and services to the casino industry, including card shufflers and other table gaming equipment, table and slot games, and gaming machine software and related hardware. The company was ranked as the 33rd best small company in America by Forbes magazine.

Hollywood Squares

WMS Gaming Inc. has announced that it will distribute its new video slot game Hollywood Squares, based on syndicated television game, exclusively with Harrah’s.

WMS’ agreement with Harrah’s includes a comprehensive, national multi-media marketing campaign for the new game. Following approvals by the appropriate regulatory agencies, the Hollywood Squares-themed slots would be initially available solely at Harrah’s.