NEW SLOT COMPETITION FROM NOVOMATIC
Harnessing the power of million dollar television competitions.
The Americas division of online and land gambling games and equipment supplier Novomatic is briefing delegates to the G2E show in Las Vegas on its new slot concept, which gives players an opportunity to win prizes on national television.
Novomatic has partnered with Emmy award-winning game show producer Gary Hunt Productions (GHP), Entropy Entertainment, and media sales company Trifecta Entertainment & Media (Trifecta) to produce – drumroll – The World Championship of Slots project, which will be launched at G2E on September 27 and will continue over the following few days.
Qualifying tournaments will run hourly, and the top 10 winners will advance to the final playoff in the Championship Finale with a top prize value of $1,000 awarded on Tuesday and Wednesday. All contestants will be awarded from a selection of prizes.
In a press statement Gary Hunt said: “With over 60 million slot players in North America, we have put together a talented television team focused on creating a powerfully entertaining television show that features Novomatic Americas’ slot machines and will bring highly entertaining competitions into over 85 million homes.”
Rick Meitzler, CEO of Novomatics US operations, said: “This tournament adds a competitive energy and excitement to a casino floor that has not been experienced before. We’re excited to be partnering with such an accomplished group of people to bring a reality style slot competition to the gaming industry."
The WCOS is the result of a multimedia collaboration that turns a casino, its employees and players into stars. Casinos in North America will have the opportunity to host their own qualifying events as often as they like and the winners will move onto the WCOS television show qualifying events.
The competitions are for anyone who is of legal gambling age and wants to compete on television for $1 million.
“We have a great deal of interest in the product, the show and the interactive aspects of this player entertainment package. We are looking forward to announcing our sponsorship partners at G2E,” added Meitzler.