Video Slots Roar Into Nevada
LAS VEGAS -
IGT's Harley-Davidson® Video Slots have "gone live"
at Coast Casinos' four Las Vegas properties, making Nevada the third
gaming jurisdiction to install the much-anticipated slot theme.
Missouri riverboats and California's Native American casinos began
offering the innovative slot product in March and April, respectively,
and sales in several other jurisdictions, including Michigan and
Mississippi, are expected to begin in a few weeks.
this game, IGT introduces Rapid Riches MegaJackpots(TM), a new line
of linked progressives designed to pay with increased frequency.
John Sears, IGT's Vice President of MegaJackpots, says that he expects
the Harley-Davidson MegaJackpots(TM) award to hit about once a month
in most jurisdictions.
It is also the only IGT MegaJackpots(TM) game to include a consumer
item as part of the top prize. Winners will receive a special edition
Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle in addition to a cash
award of at least $50,000. As an iGame-Plus(TM) Series machine,
the game also includes a wheel that is activated during the video
animated Road Rally(TM) and Great American Rally(TM) bonus games,
an enhanced sound package and an impressive top box emblazoned with
the familiar Harley-Davidson® logo.
"After just a day or so, the games have definitely found an
audience," said Terry Lindberg, director of marketing for Coast
Casinos. "Player response has been enthusiastic with a wide
In Nevada, Coast has a first-to-market agreement with IGT for the
Harley-Davidson® game and until Sunday, May 19, it is available
only at the Barbary
Coast, the Gold
Coast, the Orleans
and the Suncoast
casinos. Beginning May 20, the game will be more widely available
at other Nevada casinos.
Developed under license from the world-famous motorcycle company,
Harley-Davidson Video Slots joins 18 other Nevada MegaJackpots(TM)
systems developed and operated by IGT, the manufacturing of gaming
machines and proprietary software for progressive gaming systems.
The MegaJackpots(TM) award requires a maximum wager, and the cash
portion of the Harley-Davidson® progressive prize is paid upon
verification of the jackpot. Winners are presented with a certificate
redeemable when their limited edition Fat Boy® is ready for
Petes Resort Casino Wins Four Diamond Award
NV - For the 10th consecutive year, the American Automobile
Association (AAA) has awarded Cactus
Petes Resort Casino the prestigious Four Diamond Award.
AAA representative Dominique Gentile awarded Cactus
Petes General manager Dave Albrecht with a 2002 commemorative
award plaque on May 17. "The Four Diamond Award is
a great honor for Cactus
Petes and especially for our team members," says
Albrecht. "It is because of the Cactus
Petes team members dedication and their commitment to
customer service that we are able to provide facilities
that meet the rigorous AAA Four Diamond standards. This
extraordinary performance makes for an outstanding guest
of the lodging and restaurant industry's most illustrious
honors, the AAA Four Diamond Award recognizes establishments
that consistently achieve high levels of quality and service.
It is awarded only to those establishments that significantly
meet or exceed AAA requirements.
Petes Resort Casino, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameristar
Casinos, Inc., has a rich history that extends nearly five
decades. Nestled in the high plateau country of Northeast
Nevada, the property draws patrons from throughout Idaho,
the Pacific Northwest and Alberta, Canada. The property
features 300 luxurious hotel rooms with upscale amenities,
four signature restaurants, to include a Las Vegas-style
dinner showroom, featuring nationally known entertainment,
an elegant fine dining restaurant specializing in steak
and seafood, three bars/lounges and live entertainment,
an outdoor Olympic-size heated swimming pool, whirlpool,
a full service RV park, an 18-hole golf course nearby with
a courtesy shuttle providing area transportation. Gaming
amenities include over 900 state-of-the-art slot machines,
30 table games, keno and a sports book.
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. owns and operates six properties
in Nevada, Missouri, Iowa and Mississippi, two of which
carry the prestigious American Automobile Association's
Four Diamond designation.