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IGT's 'Sex' Tops Progressives

IGT's 'Sex' Tops Progressives

Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology announced that its “Sex and the City” slot, based on the popular HBO series, has reached No. 1 in earnings among all stand-alone progressive slots in its wide-area MegaJackpots series, and remains “among the most popular slot themes worldwide.”

“It’s clear the Sex and the City slot’s following is strong,” said Susan Macke, IGT’s chief marketing officer. “We’re thrilled to offer fans and slot players this superior gaming experience. The slot machine is filled with all the fun and fashion we’ve come to expect from Sex and the City, and it’s the perfect accessory to any girls’ night out at the casino.” Sex and the City games offer a chance at five progressive jackpots and four bonus games. With each bonus game, players will get to watch video clips from the TV series, hosted by “Mr. Big,” a.k.a. actor Chris Noth, who did the voice-overs for the game.

Meanwhile, IGT announced that the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will open in December with a fully integrated, server-based slot floor equipped with a majority share of IGT machines, linked to the sbX server-based gaming system.

The new casino also will use the IGT Advantage casino management system, with the full suite of software modules including Machine Accounting, Patron Management, EZ Pay ticketin/ticket-out, and a full suite of Advantage Bonusing including Xtra Credit, PointPlay, Carded Lucky Coin, Delivery Games and IGT’s new Intelligent Bonusing, pending regulatory approval.

The contract includes a full table management system featuring Cage & Table Accounting and Table iD, plus add-on products including Virtual Drawings and the IGT Tournament Manager solution. The Cosmopolitan casino floor will feature IGT’s server-based network, which incorporates the company’s Service Window, sbX Floor Manager, Media Manager and access to the game library. The floor will also feature IGT’s 3D Multi-Layer Display technology.

“When our doors open, we’re confident we’ll be offering our players the best casino experience possible with IGT’s exclusive gaming system,” said Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin. “Being a new property, we were able to evaluate all manufacturers’ products and systems from a fresh perspective. After we saw what IGT has put into motion with their sbX system, we knew they were the right partner for us. All of IGT’s components add up to one thing: performance.”

“IGT offers operators more choice than ever in how they operate their casino floors,” said IGT President and CEO Patti Hart. “The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is now going to be part of this ongoing momentum of operator flexibility, functionality, value and player choice—all driven by IGT and the open network. We’re proud to be driving this gaming revolution, and are honored to work with forward-looking partners such as the Cosmopolitan.”

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