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Wheel of Fortune Super Spin Five-Station

International Game Technology

Wheel of Fortune Super Spin Five-Station

This is the five-station version of IGT’s hit multi-player version of the venerable Wheel of Fortune video slot. The unit features five individual video slots linked to a giant wheel, angled slightly in front of the five games. Each of the games has a double-size love seat, permitting two players at each station. Indicators on the wheel correspond to each of the five player stations. Displays on each side of the wheel log the results of each wheel spin, listing the amounts won by each eligible player.

IGT developed this version of the Super Spin multi-player setup in response to requests from customers who purchased the original nine-player, arcade-style unit – which is still a popular feature of many slot floors – for something that would deliver the same experience in a smaller footprint. The five-station unit can be placed against a wall.

The game itself is the five-reel video version of Wheel of Fortune, with base games including popular IGT multi-line offerings Cleopatra, Wolf Run, Super Wild and Wild Riches. It is available in a 40-line, 400-credit penny version or a 10-line, 75-credit nickel version.

The player is required to make a side bet, in addition to covering the paylines, to be eligible for the wheel bonus. The games are programmed to go into the wheel bonus much more frequently than the stand-alone Wheel of Fortune. The bonus events are timed so several players, or even all eligible players on the bank, enter the wheel bonus at the same time. Each player receives the bonus under the color-coded arrow corresponding to his or her machine.
   
Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: AVP
Format: 10-line or 40-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .05
Max Bet: 100, 400
Top Award: 1.5 million credits
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 6.5%ù12%

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.