IGT Debuts Omnichannel Progressive Link with Wheel of Fortune® Slots in New Jersey
International Game Technology PLC, a prominent figure in the igaming industry, revealed today that it has launched the first omnichannel wide area progressive (WAP) jackpot in the U.S. This development was accomplished through a link to Wheel of Fortune slots in New Jersey, marking a significant step in enhancing igaming experiences.
This pioneering initiative allows players across New Jersey to compete for substantial winnings on games that pool jackpot liquidity between land-based, mobile, and online versions of IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slots.
IGT’s new omnichannel WAP link has been embraced by players across New Jersey. They can engage with it online and on mobile devices through IGT PlayDigital’s Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold™ Gold Spin™ slots, as well as in land-based casinos featuring IGT’s renowned Wheel of Fortune slots games. The link encompasses all Wheel of Fortune $1 games, extending to 18 unique themes across New Jersey casinos, and includes a jackpot reset value of $500,000, one of the highest in the state.
The award-winning Powerbucks® link, IGT’s first omnichannel progressive jackpot, was successfully introduced in Canada in 2016. Since its establishment, Powerbucks has awarded over 48 jackpots exceeding CA$1 million each. The launch of the Wheel of Fortune linked progressive symbolises IGT’s second omnichannel jackpot link in North America, reinforcing its commitment to the advancement of the igaming sector.
“IGT is thrilled to offer our customers in New Jersey the first omnichannel jackpot in the U.S. as a means to engage players across platforms and offer another play-driving Wheel of Fortune slots jackpot,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Gaming. “Based on the continued success of IGT’s pioneering omnichannel WAP solution for Canada, Powerbucks, I anticipate our omnichannel link for New Jersey will drive performance and be readily embraced by operators and players alike.”
“With the continued growth of the iGaming market in the U.S., there could not be a better time to enhance our IGT PlayDigital portfolio for New Jersey with a compelling omnichannel jackpot,” said Gil Rotem, IGT President of iGaming. “IGT’s omnichannel version of Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold™ Gold Spin™ slots offers an attractive, fast-growing jackpot, and has already demonstrated outstanding performance results and effectiveness as a player-acquisition tool. Only IGT is experienced in offering wide-area progressive links to offer a transformative, cross-platform gaming experience.”