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Wheel of Fortune Slot Machine hits $1.2 million at New York New York Casino

Wheel of Fortune Slot Machine

A lucky player won almost $1.2 million on a progressive Wheel of Fortune slot machine at New York-New York on 29th of January 2017. According to an IGT spokesperson, the player who won the jackpot is the second person to win a $1 million-plus jackpot on a Wheel of Fortune slot in Las Vegas this year. The other, for $1.2 million, was hit at the MGM Grand on Jan 14 2017. On May 2nd 2016, a $1.05 million jackpot was awarded on a Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond slot, also at New York New York.

Though no additional information about the winner was available from IGT or MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates New York-New York as according to IGT public relations manager Michelle Schenk, slot winners have the option to remain anonymous and often choose to do so.

Wheel of Fortune slot machines have been good both to players and the gaming industry. The slot machine has been in casinos for 20 years and over that time has paid out more than $3 billion in jackpots and created more than 1,000 millionaires.

Theme of Wheel of Fortune

[caption id="attachment_15596" align="aligncenter" width="606"]Wheel of Fortune Wheel of Fortune slot machine recently commemorated the 20th anniversary and was the star attraction during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center 2016.[/caption]

The slot game Wheel of Fortune is based on the theme of one of the greatest television games in the United States knownas Wheel of Fortunethat first aired in 1975 and was created by Merv Griffin. Wheel of Fortune replaced another popular television showknown as Jeopardywhich was also created by Merv Griffin. Like many other slots based on movies and television series, Wheel of Fortune slots include exactly the same characters as from the 1975 show. Even the host and the hostess that appear in the slot game are the same as that in the hit television game show.

The television game show, Wheel of Fortune, is actually based on yet another popular game Hangman. Playersin the game show would be asked to guess the letters in a word puzzle that is based on a unique category every round. The playersthen take turns to spin the wheel of fortune in hopes of earning some money while also guessing the right letter for their word puzzle. The number of letters that the players guess accurately and then multiplied by the value at which the wheel of fortune rests and the earnings are then awarded to the players. As the playersearn more money, they get the option of buying vowels or taking control of the spinning wheel of fortune.

Wheel of Fortune Innovative new design

[caption id="attachment_15597" align="aligncenter" width="603"]Wheel of Fortune Slot This slots game from IGT is one of the most popular slot games worldwide and has a large number of stories associated with it.[/caption]

The most recent version of the popular slot game Wheel of Fortune is the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin. This machine includes a non-conventional design and makes use of three mechanically operated spinning wheels. This adds to the charm of the game by providing the player with an exciting opportunity to spin the concentric discs.
The new design may look a little complicated, but nevertheless, a brilliant innovation by IGT adding to the game's charisma. In addition to this, the Wheel of Fortune machine also includes overhead plasma screens and surround sound systems that are strategically placed on top of the machine to give a stage feeling to the players. Also each play station include LCD screens, specialized lighting systems that add to the aesthetic appeal of the game. The machine also includes an intelligent multi-player interface. This enables three games to be played simultaneously on different screens and the reload feature ensures that the wheels can spin instantly and you can win more when the symbols at the center of the wheel lock.

[caption id="attachment_15598" align="aligncenter" width="606"]Wheel of Fortune Slot The Wheel of Fortune has tilted on both sides ever since it's creation in 1996 and helped many players as well as the owners of the slot machine to reap enormous rewards from it.[/caption]

Features in Wheel of Fortune

The popular game has changed over the years with plenty of new rules and exciting rounds added to the game. The show usually ends with a special bonus round that allows players to spin the wheel to get a shot at winning the jackpot. The slot game also derives many of the popular features from the game show including the lighting and also the theme music of the game show. The slot game also includes the audio effects of a cheering or a booing audience, giving the slot game a much more realistic appeal.

The main concept of the game is derived from the fortune wheel. However, when you come across more than 3 scatter symbols on the same payline in any direction, the scatter symbols will transform into smaller wheels that spin and generate more symbol combinations. The icing on the cake, however, is the triple extreme spin bonus game. This bonus game is activated when you come across three or more bonus symbols in the reels. As soon as you encounter these, the game is designed to run a series of animations that provide the effect of being teleported to an actual game show. The lighting and the surround sound effects create a stunningly realistic experience when this happens.

The game show will include three wheels which are red, yellow, and blue. The yellow wheel is used to determine the multiplier amount, while the other two are used to determine the amount of credit awards. The game show will involve you choosing an envelope that contains a category for the word puzzle. The moment you pick one, the points on the three wheel start adjusting to a certain value and once the pointers have been aligned, the spins and the final values on the pointers will determine your bonus.

Wheel of Fortune Games that you can enjoy

[caption id="attachment_15599" align="aligncenter" width="601"]Wheel of Fortune The game has made IGT a popular name in the slots arenas all thanks to the revolutionary concept associated with Wheel of Fortune.[/caption]

With Wheel of Fortune IGT slot machine you can enjoy 5 Reel to Classic slot games like Double 3x4x5 Lucky Pays, Double 3x4x5 Times Pay, Double Diamond, Double Diamond 2X, Five Times Pay, Five Times Pay Red White & Blue, Pink Diamond, Red Hot Wild, Retro Multi-Win, Ruby 7's, Secret Spins, Sizzling 7, Super Diamonds, Super Spin, Super Times Pay, Ten Times Pay, Triple Action, Triple Diamond, Triple Double Emeralds, Triple Double Red Hot 7s, Triple Double Stars, Triple Double Topaz, Triple Extreme Spin, Triple Point Re-Spin, Triple Strike, Video Reel Money Spin Pennies, Wild Getaway, Winning 7s and few more.

Wheel of Fortune, unlike any traditional slot game includes 5 reels as well as 5 paylines. Even with the lesser number of paylines, the game includes over 700 possible winning combinations on every spin. The denominations range between $0.01 and $5. The highest payout you can expect from Wheel of Fortune is 50,000 credits. However, the second largest winning combination will only earn you as much as $2,500 credits. In addition to this, the biggest jackpot that you can earn is worth 0.5million credits. Wheel of Fortune slots include payouts for symbol combinations from left to right as well as right to left increasing your chances of winning to a great extent.

Symbols and Bonus Rewards

[caption id="attachment_15600" align="aligncenter" width="606"]Wheel of Fortune Slot The Wheel of Fortune symbol can replace any symbol on the reels except for the scatter symbol.[/caption]

The symbols in the game include random objects such as fruits, vacations, cars, or any other object that you may win on a game show. The game also includes a wheel of fortune symbol which is a multiplier and also replaces other symbols to form combinations while giving you double payout. The game include three bonus jackpots, one on each reel that allows you to collect certain bonus rewards. In addition to this, there is also an exciting Wheel of Fortune bonus game that allows players to spin the wheel while answering puzzles and accumulating jackpot prizes and bonuses. However, you may have to wager the maximum bet to play this feature.

You can enjoy this slot machine at land casinos as well as online casinos that is your choice.



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