Light & Wonder Inc., the leading cross-platform global games company, announced that it will be unveiling five new exciting proprietary casino game titles during the Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow & Convention (IGA) on March 27-28 in San Diego, CA. Casino operators and game enthusiasts at the event will receive an exclusive first look at L&W’s new titles including BIG HOT FLAMING POTS, ZODIAC LANTERN, and RICH LITTLE HENS, an extension of the evergreen hit game franchise RICH LITTLE PIGGIES.
On the Systems side of the business, the company will showcase L&W ENGAGE, a comprehensive loyalty platform, in addition to launching new hardware in the form of IVIEW PRO which provides operators more security, faster response times, and sharper, more dynamic, graphics for the player experience. Additionally, in the electronic table game (ETG) space, L&W is starting to roll out a newly designed podium and several new sign packages for its QUARTZ Hybrid product line.
“Now more than ever, casinos are reinvesting in their floors and seeing the tremendous value created for their players who want more modern, immersive game content with solutions and services to enhance the guest experience. To respond to these needs and the demand for next-generation content, our team of award-winning game designers and studios have created a robust pipeline of new games that will continue to launch throughout the year across multiple platforms,” said Siobhan Lane, Light & Wonder CEO of Gaming.
Devised by renowned game designer Qin You, BIG HOT FLAMING POTS is a three-pot mechanic game that features Yummy, Upsized, and Spicy pots as well as vibrant animations including a whimsical “dumpling tossing” feature. The game allows scatter prizes to be removed and won before the end of the Hold & Spin feature for a more exciting and extended gameplay experience. BIG HOT FLAMING POTS will be available for sale on L&W’s powerful new COSMIC display cabinet, which was unveiled last year.
Also making its debut on the COSMIC cabinet is the new ZODIAC LANTERN series that features two titles, ZODIAC LANTERN – TIGER and ZODIAC LANTERN – RABBIT, combining the Persistent Pot from 88 FORTUNES with a multi-reel array Hold & Spin feature. These thrilling games – created by Jamie Knight, the innovative designer behind the hit MONEY LINK franchise – were inspired by the Chinese zodiac cycles, the Year of the Tiger (2022) and the Year of the Rabbit (2023). Free Game bonuses in both games are triggered by three Koi Fish Symbols and the Lantern Feature – the main Hold & Spin feature for these titles – which triggers by landing six Lantern Symbols.
RICH LITTLE HENS is a new franchise focused around three hens that continue to grow until a bonus is triggered. With the opportunity to combine all three hens into one MEGA feature, players can experience up to a 7x wild multiplier, progressive free games, and a jackpot chase all at once. Designed by Shawn Soong, the studio behind the success of BLAZING 777 2x3x5x NUDGE and BLAZING 777 TRIPLE DOUBLE JACKPOT WILD, RICH LITTLE HENS also offers a high-denom option with newly added denominations setting it up for success with all players.
During the event, L&W will be unveiling several new game titles that are extensions of some of its most popular brand franchises including MONEY LINK POWER 4 and DANCING DRUMS ULTIMATE EXPLOSION. MONEY LINK POWER 4 allows players to play all four of the franchise’s amazing titles – THE GREAT IMMORTALS, NEPTUNE’S REALM, EGYPTIAN RICHES, and GIFTS OF ODIN – at the same time. DANCING DRUMS ULTIMATE EXPLOSION features new enhancements such as multiple progressive resets.
Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Light & Wonder booth (#1341) at the tradeshow to learn more about the company’s upcoming Class II gaming offerings including a new Class II WAP link launching on COSMIC.
Light & Wonder gaming experts Jon Wolfe, President of Global Systems and Services, and Nathan Drane, SVP of Global Product Management, will also be joining panel discussions on “Trends You’ll be Seeing in 2023” and “The Latest in Class II Gaming.” Both sessions are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 9:00 AM PT during the education series.
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