Bally launches new wide-area progressive

Jun 29, 2004 1:53 AM

Bally Gaming and Systems, the second largest slot manufacturer in Nevada, announced last week that its newest wide-area progressive slot system, QuarterMillion$, has gone live at selected casinos throughout the state of Nevada as part of a nationwide rollout.

The first wave of QuarterMillion$ slots are now available for play at MGM Mirage properties (The Mirage, Bellagio and Treasure Island), the Aladdin, Mandalay Bay, Barbary Coast, Casablanca, Club Cal-Neva, Gold Coast, Golden Gate, Imperial Palace, Oasis, Rail City, Suncoast, Sands Regency, Tuscany and Westward Ho.

Future Southern Nevada locations scheduled to receive these new QuarterMillion$ progressive games in the coming weeks include Boulder Station, Buffalo Bill’s, Excalibur, Four Queens, Golden Nugget, Jerry’s Nugget, MGM Grand, New York -New York, Palace Station, Poker Palace, Primm Valley Resort, The Sahara, Sam’s Town, Silverton, Texas Station, The Orleans and Whiskey Pete’s.

Resetting at an impressive $250,000, the new QuarterMillion$ progressive link offers the highest minimum progressive jackpot ever for a three-quarter, instant-pay slot. The name "QuarterMillion$" also refers to the game’s 25-cent wager and the chance to win the lucrative super progressive prize for just 75 cents a spin.

The initial slot games that will offer the new QuarterMillion$ link in Nevada includes Lucky Wheel, Tower of Power, In The Money and QuarterMillion$ Frenzy. A number of other reel-spinning, video and hybrid QuarterMillion$ games in a variety of denominations are currently in development.

Dressed in a dapper tuxedo and top hat, "Luck E. Guy," the official QuarterMillion$ ambassador of good fortune, will be promoting the nationwide rollout of the wide-area progressive link through personal appearances at selected casinos from coast to coast.

During each casino appearance, Luck E. Guy will distribute a variety of promotional items to casino patrons, such as lucky coins, rabbit’s-foot key chains, good luck horseshoe magnets, four-leaf clover pins and QuarterMillion$ T-shirts.

For additional information about the new progressive slot, check out www.BallyGaming.com.