IGT introduces omnichannel wide area progressive jackpots in New Jersey

May 31, 2023 9:11 PM
Photo: Wheel of Fortune at G2E 2021/CDC Gaming Reports
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
May 31, 2023 9:11 PM

International Game Technology Wednesday announced it will introduce the first omnichannel wide area progressive (WAP) jackpot in the United States through its Wheel of Fortune slots link in New Jersey. New Jersey players can spin for large-scale wins on games with combined jackpot liquidity between the land-based, mobile and online versions of IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slots.

“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 IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Gaming Nick Khin. “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.”

Players in New Jersey can access the omnichannel WAP link online and on mobile devices through IGT PlayDigital’s Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold Gold Spin slots, and at casinos with IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slots games. The link includes all Wheel of Fortune $1 games spanning 18 unique themes across New Jersey casinos, and has a $500,000 jackpot reset value.

“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 IGT President of iGaming Gil Rotem. “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.”

Rege Behe is lead contributor to CDC Gaming Reports. He can be reached at rbehe@cdcgaming.com. Please follow @RegeBehe_exPTR on Twitter.