Mikohn Gaming to develop Wink Martindale slots

Apr 9, 2002 3:25 AM

Mikohn Gaming has announced it will develop a new line of innovative video slot games with game show icon Wink Martindale acting as emcee. The new offerings will utilize Mikohn’s patent pending knowledge-based gaming format as part of the company’s Think Big slot series.

Martindale, whose name has become synonymous with game shows, has guided 19 hit series including “Can You Top This?,” “High Rollers,” “Tic Tac Dough,” “Gambit,” and most recently “Debt.”

David J. Thompson, Mikohn’s chairman and chief executive officer, commented: “We are delighted to have Wink Martindale join us as the emcee for our game-show line of slot attractions. Without question, he is the quintessential TV game-show host, and his continuing popularity will create instant recognition and positive associations with the slot playing public. There could not be a better fit with our capabilities in knowledge-based game development.”

The new games will not only feature the Martindale name, but also his image, likeness and vocal talents. The first offering in this new slot series is slated for unveiling at the G2E show in September.