IGT Unveils the First US Omnichannel WAP Link with Wheel of Fortune® Slots in New Jersey
International Game Technology (IGT) PLC debuted the first-ever omnichannel Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot in the United States on May 31. The new offering, linked to the renowned Wheel of Fortune slots, connects the jackpot liquidity across land-based, online, and mobile platforms, giving New Jersey online casino users an exciting chance to spin for impressive prizes.
The newly introduced omnichannel WAP connection is hosted on IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold™ Gold Spin™ slots via IGT PlayDigital and at various land-based locations featuring IGT’s popular Wheel of Fortune slot machines.
Spanning the state of New Jersey, the site accommodates every $1 Wheel of Fortune game offered in NJ casinos, with 18 distinct themes and a jackpot reset value of $500,000, one of the highest in the state.
IGT’s Chief Operating Officer of Global Gaming, Nick Khin, expressed their excitement to introduce the first national omnichannel jackpot to their New Jersey clientele.
It aims to unite players across different platforms while offering yet another thrilling Wheel of Fortune slots jackpot. Drawing from the successful performance of the innovative omnichannel WAP solution Powerbucks in Canada, IGT anticipates that their New Jersey omnichannel offering will drive performance and receive positive responses from both operators and users.
IGT’s President of iGaming, Gil Rotem, believes that the ongoing expansion of the iGaming industry in the US marks the ideal moment to incorporate this exciting omnichannel jackpot into the IGT PlayDigital portfolio for New Jersey.
The omnichannel version of the Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold™ Gold Spin™ slots by IGT provides an attractive, rapidly increasing jackpot.
It has already proven its efficacy as a player acquisition tool with good performance outcomes. According to Rotem, only IGT has the necessary expertise and proficiency in establishing progressive wide-area connectivity for an advanced, cross-platform gambling experience.