International Game Technology (IGT) has partnered with the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino to launch the first video poker interstate jackpot pool game for Nevada and New Jersey players.
Players in Nevada and New Jersey can now try their luck at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and contribute to the same wide area progressive (WAP) jackpot pool for greater payout potential. The two properties will celebrate SuperTimes Pay Poker Mega Progressive with an event featuring merchandise giveaways and free play on March 28-29.
“The debut of SuperTimes Pay Poker Mega Progressive is a huge milestone for IGT and we are thrilled to collaborate with our long-time partner Golden Nugget,” said Joe Sigrist, IGT VP of Global Product Development & Operations. “The game further builds on our pioneering spirit to develop best-in-class WAP products as well as the Company’s leading position in the video poker segment. Las Vegas and Atlantic City are poker powerhouses, making them ideal markets to offer our most innovative poker product to date.”
Golden Nugget Atlantic City Executive Vice President and General Manager Tom Pohlman said IGT is “our trusted provider of proven poker games, and we are thrilled to offer video poker’s first interstate Wide Area Progressive. The installation of SuperTimes Pay Poker Mega Progressive to our floors allows us to further benefit from IGT’s advanced technology and transform our video poker player experience with a new avenue for larger jackpot potential. IGT is changing the landscape of video poker gaming, and we’re excited to be on the forefront of such a significant moment.”
IGT pays over $12.7m in jackpots on a single day
IGT has also announced that it paid out more than $12.7 million (€11.6 million) in jackpots on a single day earlier this month.
One player on March 14 won a jackpot of over $10.7 million on IGT’s Megabucks video slot whilst playing at the Westgate Las Vegas Resorts and Casino in Las Vegas. A few hours later, another player won just over $1 million in a Wheel of Fortune game at the Prairie Wind Casino & Hotel in South Dakota.
The luck did not just stop there when later that night, a player at Paris Las Vegas won the first-ever IGT Powerbucks $1 million jackpot.