VGT to Launch PBR Slots

VGT, the Class II subsidiary of slot-maker Aristocrat Technologies, has launched a series of Professional Bull Riders (PBR)-themed gaming machines, the first major licensed brand in the VGT portfolio. The PBR family of games premiered June 13 at more than 20 properties throughout Oklahoma.

The games launched with the titles Blazing Bulls, VS, Fearless and Ryan Dirteater. Each of the three-reel mechanical wide-area progressive games has a jackpot that resets at $20,000 and gives players the chance to “ride the adventure” towards eight Red Spins, designed to mimic the excitement of an eight-second bull ride, according to the company.

VGT is planning a series of fun promotions in support of the launch. Events include:

  • Special appearances by professional bull riders Ryan Dirteater and Chase Outlaw at select properties June 13-14, where the pros signed

autographs and posed for photos with fans.

  • An appearance by a PBR bull rider at the June 15 and July 4 Oklahoma City Dodgers games, where the pros will show off their baseball skills by throwing the first pitch. Afterwards, they will host an autograph signing for fans.
  • Ryan Dirteater and PBR Announcer Matt West will make a special appearance in VGT’s booth at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show in Oklahoma City on July 24.

• VGT will showcase the PBR games on the concourse during the PBR Express Employment Professionals Classic Presented by Osage Casino tournament, held in Tulsa’s BOK Center August 11-12.