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IGT Launches 'Dirty Dancing'

Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology announced the official launch of “Dirty Dancing,” a MegaJackpots wide-area progressive video slot based on the 1987 Lionsgate film about a dancing duo in the Catskills during the 1960s.

The slot features three main bonus rounds, using multiple video and audio clips from the film, which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Grey provided voice-overs for the slot’s audio, hosting bonus rounds and repeating some of her lines from the movie.

The game introduces a randomly initiated feature called Spin Magic, which selects one of the minor symbols and turns it wild for a given spin. MegaFX surround-sound chairs, which create an immersive and entertaining game experience, help bring scenes and songs to life.

Dirty Dancing remains one of the most popular films in Lionsgate’s 13,000-title library, and is one of the most enduring modern classics in feature film and home entertainment history.

“No one will want to put this baby in a corner,” said Eric Tom, IGT chief operating officer, referring to Grey’s character “Baby” from the film. “Featuring the unforgettable characters, clips and soundtrack that made the film a pop culture icon, Dirty Dancing Video Slots will have players singing along and dancing in their seats.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with IGT to give fans this unique and exciting Dirty Dancing experience,” said Anne Parducci, Lionsgate’s executive vice president of family and home entertainment marketing. “The film continues to resonate with each new generation, expanding upon what is already an extremely loyal and active following, and we are constantly developing ways for the Dirty Dancing fans to relive this remarkable film in new and exciting ways.”