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.
As part of an agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, IGT will continue to develop both mobile and online Wheel of Fortune games for DoubleDown Casino, and for-wager online play around the world through 2024.
Players can access the new Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond machine from the DoubleDown Casino lobby. The three-wheel slot machine can be customized with a selection of bet amounts and auto-spin, which allows the game to keep playing automatically (lasting from 10 to 50 spins), without further input from the player, so long as there are chips available to bet. The minimum allowed bet is $12,000 per spin. Receiving a Spin symbol on the payline triggers a wheel bonus.
“DoubleDown Casino brings the authentic Wheel of Fortune slot machine experience to the mobile and desktop environment, enabling fans of the most popular slot machine of all time to experience their favorite game anytime, anywhere,” said Jim Veevaert, DoubleDown Interactive’s VP of games, in a company statement.
“DoubleDown Casino players and Wheel of Fortune fans alike will love the authentic Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond experience. The game features the classic three-reel configuration with Wild and Multiplier Symbols for two times the winning entertainment.”