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Money Mania


Money Mania

This new progressive series from IGT, available in stand-alone and wide-area versions, is being launched with inaugural titles Mistress of Giza and Sphinx Fire. It is featured on the PeakSlant32 cabinet.

The base game is a five-reel, 30-line video slot. The Money Mania wide-area progressive has two jackpot levels, the top Money Jackpot resetting at $100,000 and the secondary Mania Jackpot, resetting at $4,000—and according to the manufacturer, the secondary is a very frequent jackpot. There also are six static jackpots, ranging from a $10 Mini to a $500 Grand.

There are unique primary-game bonuses in each inaugural title. Mistress of Giza features random wilds; it can instantly can award up to 15 wilds on a given spin. Sphinx Fire showcases igniting wilds that can turn adjacent symbols into more wilds.

The main bonus is a horizontal wheel. Triggered when three bonus symbols appear on any reel, the wheel extends across the entire bank of machines allowing frequent spins that award multipliers, the jackpot bonus, or one of the two progressives.

The “Lock and Respin” jackpot bonus features a ladder mechanic that unlocks the next level when an “up arrow” symbol lands. If all five reels lock in an active row, the corresponding prize for the row is awarded.

Manufacturer: IGT
Platform: PeakSlant32
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Max Bet: 600
Denomination: .01
Top Award: Progressive; $100,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Theoretical Hold: 5%-13% (stand-alone) 9%-13% (wide-area progressive)

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