IGT’s Harley slots roar into Nevada

May 28, 2002 4:10 AM

Harley-Davidson video slots have "gone hog wild" at Coast Casinos’ four Las Vegas properties, making Nevada the third gaming jurisdiction to install the much-anticipated slot games.

Missouri riverboats and California’s Native American casinos began offering the innovative slots in March and April, and sales in several other jurisdictions, including Michigan and Mississippi, are expected to begin in a few weeks.

With this new game, IGT introduces Rapid Riches MegaJackpots, a new line of linked progressives designed to pay with increased frequency. John Sears, IGT’s Vice President of MegaJackpots, says that he expects the Harley-Davidson MegaJackpots to hit about once a month in most jurisdictions.

It is also the only IGT MegaJackpots game to include a consumer item as part of the top prize. Winners will receive a special edition Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle in addition to a cash award of at least $50,000. In addition to the regular game, the slot also includes a wheel that is activated during the video animated Road Rally and Great American Rally bonus games, an enhanced sound package and an impressive top box emblazoned with the familiar Harley-Davidson logo.

"After just a day or so, the games have definitely found an audience," said Terry Lindberg, director of marketing for Coast Casinos. "Player response has been enthusiastic with a wide demographic appeal."

The IGT games will be more widely available at other Nevada casinos soon.