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IGT to Introduce the Next Generation of Its MLD® Spinning and Video Reel Games at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas

Nov 02, 2010 (08:11 PM EDT)
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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the major games players love and the casino network systems that improve the player experience, will bring the next generation of its MLD® spinning reel and video reel games to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2010, Nov. 16-18. With enhanced features, IGT's MLD® video and spinning reel games include crisp graphics, 3D elements and engaging game play.

"We are excited to introduce our next generation of MLD® games," said Ron Rivera, IGT senior vice president of North America sales. "Designed with the player in mind, these games feature distinctive characteristics, including 3D entertainment that only IGT can offer. Every day, our talented team of designers is improving the clarity, sharpness and lifelike qualities of game play, and their latest efforts are evident in our MLD® games that will be at G2E."

All IGT Core video reel products shown at G2E this year will feature IGT's unprecedented MLD® technology. Highlights of the MLD® spinning reel and video reel games making their debut at G2E include the Hot Roll™ series, Puppy Stampede™, Wild Reef™ and the Reel MultiPLAY series featuring Ten Times Pay®, Triple Double Dazzle™ and Bells of Ireland™.

The Hot Roll™ series games appeal to low-denomination players with exciting "Hot Roll" dice action in the bonus round. During the bonus, players touch the dice and, virtually, throw them across the screen with a swipe of their hand.

High-denomination players will appreciate how Reel MultiPLAY uses MLD® technology to enhance the game by offering more games on the same machine. This family of games includes Ten Times Pay® Reel MultiPLAY and Triple Double Dazzle™ Reel MultiPLAY, the first spinning reel products that enable players to wager on up to nine games simultaneously. The Bells of Ireland™ Reel MultiPLAY is a groundbreaking video slot game in which players can choose to play one, three or five video reel games at once.

And the 3D action comes alive in Puppy Stampede™ and Wild Reef™. Players can choose a fish symbol that will swim from reel to reel to initiate wilds in the Wild Reef™ underwater adventure. Hinge Wilds, puppy multipliers and free games will have players asking "Who let the dogs out?" on Puppy Stampede™.

IGT's MLD® technology can be experienced on video reel and spinning reel games alike. With clear, crisp, lifelike graphics, these games lead the industry and entertain players with stunning 3D effects and new game play. MLD® offers quick and seamless conversion capabilities, and this technology's special effects are unmatched in the market. For the evolving spinning reel player, IGT's new MLD® spinning reel games look, feel and sound like their mechanical counterparts. The games feature IGT's new virtual rounded reels, with unique 3D action that spins out at the player and mimics the look, sound and feel of a mechanical spinning reel game. And the game details are so realistic that the reels "shake, wobble and bounce" much like their traditional mechanical reel counterparts.

With IGT's patented MLD® technology, only IGT can offer 3D games like this for spinning reel and video reel players. MLD® is an ingenious layering of two Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) to create the visual effect of true depth without the use of 3D glasses. This innovative technology also allows players to quickly switch between spinning reel game play, video slots and video poker—all on one gaming machine.  

Follow IGT's news and activities from G2E at www.IGT.com/G2E2010.

About IGT

International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products worldwide. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com.

SOURCE IGT