If you’ve been inside a major Las Vegas resort, you’ve likely seen a large Wheel of Fortune slot machine shining on the casino floor. Now, that real-world slot machine experience has been made virtual in DoubleDown Casino on Facebook and mobile devices, thanks to International Game Technology, or IGT. The real-world Wheel of Fortune slot machine is touted as the world’s most popular, and has created nearly 1,000 millionaires. The virtual experience, on the other hand, rewards virtual winnings, but it’s the first of many developments for the brand.
LuckyFish Games’ OMG! Fortune has drawn in over one million players on Facebook, as social and casual gamers dream of earning a virtual fortune on the game’s many machines. Rather than focusing on just traditional slot machines, the game’s machines offer a higher variety. A fortune teller-themed machine, for instance, sees arrows spiraling around a circle to pick random symbols, while another machine sees birds hatching from eggs that fall from the top of the screen. These unique machines join some traditional machines, like one based on high-city living.
Zynga has announced the launch of its latest slot machine in Hit it Rich: Casino Slots. The game is called Dragon’s Bounty, and as of this writing, it’s only available in the Facebook version of the game. In the machine, players work to earn coins across five reels of medieval and fantasy symbols, from dragons to princesses, with the expected gameplay customization options in place.
Casino game developer GameSpring has launched its latest title on Facebook: Baccarat Online 3D. While gamers are probably used to the many slot machine and poker games on Facebook, baccarat might still be an unfamiliar product. Initially, Baccarat Online appears to only be a game for experienced pros, but a click of the menu’s “Help” button reveals a tutorial for how to play the game.
Social and mobile game developer GamePoint has announced the release of its latest social casino title on Facebook: GamePoint Poker. The game joins existing titles including GamePoint Bingo, Royaldice and Cardparty, and allows users to player against others while forming friendships.
Games by GSN is ready to celebrate the 4th of July in its casino Facebook game, as a new, themed version of Video Bingo is now available for eager gamers. Video Bingo: The 4th in Philly offers players up to four active cards at once, and allows them to choose their bet-amount-per-card before beginning. The game is presented with a patriotic background, complete with fireworks and famous architecture, which should put players in the mood to celebrate the US holiday later this week.
Social gaming company Win has announced its plans to bring Thunder Valley Casino Resort to its Slots Craze social casino game on Facebook and mobile. This partnership with with the Sacramento, California-based resort will see Win developing customized slot machines for the Slots Craze game, and players earning prizes redeemable at the real world resort.
Casino game developer PlayStudios has announced an expansion to its rewards catalog in myVegas, the Facebook and mobile slot machine game that allows users to win rewards at real-world Las Vegas hotels and resorts. This expansion sees the company moving outside the Las Vegas area, offering rewards at two MGM Resorts International properties in Mississippi.
Zynga has launched a new feature in its popular Facebook casino title Hit it Rich: Casino Slots. The game now offers new tournaments for high-level players, revolving around some of the game’s leading real-world brands. These tournaments are available for The Wizard of Oz, Duck Dynasty, The Terminator, Ted and Sex and the City, and see players given a set amount of time to compete for winnings.
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