LONDON – March 15, 2022 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its Powerbucks™ slots awarded the third-largest jackpot in the history of the product at Casino Nanaimo in British Columbia, Canada.
On February 24, a lucky slots player won CA$2,129,070 while playing Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune® Cash Link™ Exotic Far East at Casino Nanaimo, a British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) casino operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. To date, the largest IGT Powerbucks jackpot was in May 2020, when a player won CA$2.2 million on a Wheel of Fortune® slots game on Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s OLG.ca.
“British Columbia Lottery Corporation continues to focus on delivering omnichannel gaming experiences that resonate with our valued players in British Columbia,” said Dan Beebe, Interim Chief Operating Officer, BCLC. “This incredible IGT Powerbucks win demonstrates BCLC’s commitment to elevating entertainment and excitement for our players.”
“This significant jackpot marks yet another example of how Powerbucks is driving omnichannel jackpot excitement and differentiating our customers’ casinos across Canada,” said David Flinn, IGT Senior Vice President Canada, South and Central America. “Since its Canadian debut with the BCLC, IGT’s industry-leading Powerbucks link has awarded more than 30 life-changing jackpots and continues to offer a distinguished variety of entertaining games and big wins throughout the country.”
IGT Powerbucks is the world’s first omnichannel wide area progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos with games available on mobile devices and desktop computers. IGT Powerbucks slots have paid 33 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,100 millionaires and awarded over $3.3 billion in jackpots since its launch in 1996.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
About “Wheel of Fortune”
Reaching more than 25 million weekly viewers, Wheel of Fortune reaches more viewers than any other program on television. Trademarked as America’s Game™, it has earned seven Emmy Awards including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. Wheel of Fortune is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, both divisions of ViacomCBS.
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