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Diamond Vault

International Game Technology

Diamond Vault

Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: AVP
Format: Three-reel, multi-line video slot
Denominations: Operator-configurable
Max Bet: Operator-configurable
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 25%-30%
Theoretical Hold: 2%—10.01%

This is a stylish new version of IGT’s legacy Diamond Jackpots game, employing a unique reel configuration and the AVP video format, configured as a stepper game with the MLD (multi-layer display) technology, which replicates spinning reels using layered video screens.

According to the company, the MLD configuration is meant to allow for easy integration of what is basically a stepper game into the server-based “sbX” system. The base game displays a three-reel configuration using a “3x4x3” setup—three rows of symbols in the outer reels flanking a four-symbol center reel. The program is operator-configurable in several payline formats within this reel setup—operators can configure that game as a three-line, six-line, 18-line or 30-line slot.

The game is designed for what IGT calls “mid-denominational” play. Denomination is operator-configurable, with quarter and dollar denominations recommended.

The slot features a tall top-box tower with seven jackpots displayed—the top three are progressive, with the top prize a multi-site MegaJackpots progressive. When three bonus symbols land, the reels transform into a configuration in which the player spins bonus reels to collect diamonds for a “Diamond Vault.” The bonus jackpot is determined by how many diamonds are collected.

The non-progressive jackpot levels are named for various cuts of diamonds: the “Heart” level for 15 times the total bet; “Pear” for 20 times the bet; “Marquee” for 30 times the bet;  and “Princess” for 50 times the bet. The progressive levels include “Emerald,” resetting at $2,500; “Oval” starting at $10,000; and the top “Brilliant,” hit by a line combination, and also resetting at $10,000.

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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