New slot pays $250K for 75¢

Sep 7, 2004 5:54 AM

Have you got three quarters to risk in order to win a quarter of a million bucks?

Bally Gaming and Systems, the second largest slot manufacturer in Nevada behind IGT, has a new wide-area progressive slot system, QuarterMillion$, that resets at the richest three-quarter jackpot ever — $250,000.

The first wave of QuarterMillion$ slots is 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.

Other Southern Nevada locations scheduled to receive these new QuarterMillion$ progressive games 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.

Because of its $250,000 jackpot, the new QuarterMillion$ 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 include 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 select 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.