IGT expands Powerbucks footprint to Ontario with Wheel of Fortune slots


nternational Game Technology announced the expansion of its Powerbucks footprint in Canada with the online launch of the millionaire-making, wide area progressive game with

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Players in Ontario can now win a life-changing jackpot at any

bet level while playing the Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway and Wheel of Fortune Exotic Far East games on The games are linked to the Powerbucks jackpot pool, which combines play from casino, desktop, tablet, and mobile Powerbucks games across participating provinces. “IGT is excited to bring the success of the Powerbucks network

to OLG, our long-term Canadian partner and an important PlayRGS customer,” said David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada. “Powerbucks is a player-favorite brand among those who play online or in brick-and-mortar casinos across Canada, and its growing omni-channel jackpot pool will provide OLG’s players a unique slot experience unlike any other in the province.” Powerbucks is the world’s first omni-channel wide area

progressive game that links the jackpot prize pool between gaming machines found in casinos, with games available on mobile phones and tablets, as well as desktop computers. The Powerbucks jackpot pool has delivered some of the largest slot jackpots in Canada. Since making its Canadian debut in 2016, Powerbucks has paid 15 jackpots of more than a million dollars. Ontario joins British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, and New Brunswick in featuring Powerbucks.


Desert Diamond West Valley to open with JCM Global

hen the new Desert Diamond Casino West Valley opens its doors next month, guests will enjoy the new slots, poker, blackjack, and live bingo on its 75,000

square-foot gaming floor, and JCM Global’s award-winning products and solutions will play key roles across the property. The massive, property-wide installation of JCM products,

systems, and digital signage solutions is an expansion of a partnership between JCM and the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise that dates back 13 years. “JCM’s digital displays will enhance the guest experience at

our new West Valley property, just as they have at our Southern Arizona facilities. We are excited to expand our successful partnership with them,” said Don Ayers, General Manager of Desert Diamond Casino West Valley. “We are honoured and humbled by the trust the Tohono

O’odham Gaming Enterprise and Desert Diamond Casino West Valley has placed in JCM for over a decade. We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship and to play such an integral role at this new landmark property,” said JCM SVP of Sales, Marketing & Operations, Dave Kubajak. On the casino floor, each gaming device will be equipped with

the award-winning iVIZION bill validator, GEN5 Thermal Printer and ICB Intelligent Cash Box system, providing the foundation for unmatched TITO and note transactions across the gaming space. The investment in the iVIZION and GEN5 products enables the property to expand to our fully connected PROMONET and FUZION system solutions to help them realise their vision of the casino of the future. The new property will feature JCM Global Digital Signage Solutions at the new sports bar, and inside the bingo and poker rooms.


Leading Glasgow casino unveils £1.6m refurbishment


enting UK has unveiled the results of a £1.6m refurbishment of its casino in Glasgow. The

refurbishment has seen a complete revamp of one of the city’s leading gaming venues and a Chinese theme has been incorporated throughout the whole casino. Genting Casino Glasgow underwent the

refurbishment to improve the venue’s gaming facilities and to enhance the overall in-casino experience for the customer. The main gaming area and Mahjong

room have been given a full makeover and new lighting and carpeting help to create a more welcoming environment for customers. The casino is situated in a listed building and a number of original features are retained, including a stunning ceiling in the Mahjong room. An additional gaming room has also been added to the facility with 20 new slot

machines and ten electronic gaming terminals introduced. The casino will continue to invest is this area to ensure they are providing customers with the most up-to-date gaming offering in the city. Iain Gardiner, General Manager at

Genting Casino Glasgow, said: “We are fully committed to providing our customers with a first-class in casino experience. We have invested significantly in the Glasgow casino to ensure our customers can enjoy the very best gaming experience in a safe environment and we are incredibly proud to unveil the new space. “The upgrades have helped us to create a

welcoming environment where customers can socialise with friends and we are looking forward to showcasing the newly refurbishment restaurant and bar area.”

Fantini report sees a busy 2020

ports betting, iGaming, casinos, lottery and distributed gaming will make 2020 another exciting year in gaming legislation, according to the National Legislative Preview just published by Fantini Research.

The National Legislative Preview is a guide to the key gaming issues facing all 50

states and Congress. “Things are moving fast. We’re already seeing legislative activity on a full range of

issues from sports betting to expanded gaming in states from California to Georgia to Vermont,” Fantini Research Public Policy Editor Laura Briggs said. The Preview kicks off the year for Fantini’s Public Policy Review, which every week

provides updates and analyses of all legislative, regulatory and legal issues affecting the gaming industry. Fantini’s Public Policy Review may also include guest analyses from legal, regulatory

and legislative experts. Those with viewpoints to share may contact Editor Laura Briggs at

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