A multinational gambling company famous for delivering slot machines and other online casino solutions, International Game Technology, has announced that its omnichannel Powerbucks Slots triggered two back-to-back life-changing jackpots in January.
The pots happened within hours of each other, awarding two lucky players a combined total of more than CA$2.5 million on Wheel of Fortune: Exotic Far East through Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s OLG.ca domain.
Big in Ontario
IGT launched Wheel of Fortune: Exotic Far East in December 2019 with one goal in mind – to allow every player a chance to become a millionaire on any spin! This exotic treasure hunt in the Far East comes with a Wheel Bonus and Ca$hLink multiplier, extra rounds as well as wilds.
It plays out in a standard 5×3 configuration with 30 ways to win, low-medium volatility and it seeds an RTP of 90.33%.
“These back-to-back jackpot wins are unprecedented for IGT’s Powerbucks link, and the fact that these two players won playing the same game in the same online casino adds to the excitement,” said David Flinn, IGT regional vice president Canada, South and Central America.
“Since going live in Ontario a little over a year ago, IGT’s award-winning Powerbucks link has awarded six million-dollar-plus jackpots to OLG.ca players. As the world’s first omnichannel wide area progressive game, Powerbucks continues to engage online players, build significant jackpot liquidity and deliver big wins to players throughout Canada.”
“It’s thrilling for us to be able to say OLG.ca players have won many prizes including these life-changing jackpots with IGT’s Powerbucks progressive,” said Wilma Chan, OLG vice president of product management.
Chan explains more:
“As Ontario’s only regulated online casino, we are proud OLG.ca offers a wide range of exciting games with industry leading customer processes such as play limits, where all proceeds benefit Ontario.”
IGT’s Powerbucks series links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos with slots available on mobile and desktop devices. The franchise has paid 24 jackpots of $1 million or more since its Canadian debut in 2016.
Cashless Wagering Continues
On 16 February, the parent company also announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation will continue cooperation with Automated Clearing House (ACH) regarding bank funds transfers through seamless integration with IGTPay payment gateway.
Christopher Justice, president of Global Payments Gaming Solutions said:
“Our solutions drive industry-leading gaming experiences. This agreement enables IGT to access our VIP Preferred network, the industry’s premier way to provide gaming patrons easy and convenient access to funding via bank accounts, providing a seamless and frictionless way to access cash for gaming. More than 3.5 million patrons rely on Global Payments’ VIP Preferred for simple, secure, and responsible play.”
The agreement with Global Payments Gaming Solutions extends IGT’s previous business treaty to a minimum term of five years.
Land-based cashless gaming is now even available through IGT’s turnkey Resort Wallet product suite, part of the IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system product line up.
“IGT Powerbucks Slots Award Massive Back-to-Back Jackpots in January”, igt.com, February 17, 2021.