May 31, 2023 3 min read


IGT Expands Reach of Wide Area Progressive Jackpots to the US

Thanks to Wheel of Fortune slots link in New Jersey, IGT expanded the reach of its wide area progressive jackpots to a second jurisdiction for North America

The leading global gaming company, International Game Technology (IGT), expanded further the reach of its wide area progressive (WAP) jackpots. The company unveiled Wednesday it introduced its first WAP jackpot for the US market via a Wheel of Fortune slots link for customers in New Jersey.

The launch marked a milestone moment for IGT and an important step for its WAP jackpots in the US. Thanks to the launch, customers in New Jersey will be able to benefit from WAP jackpots “with a combined liquidity” between the mobile, online and land-based verticals of IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slots. In other words, players around the Garden State will have a chance to secure jackpots regardless if they engage in online, mobile or retail gambling via the company’s Wheel of Fortune slots.

Online and via mobile devices, the players can tap into IGT PlayDigital’s Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold Gold Spin slots for a chance to win a jackpot. On the other hand, via land-based venues, players in New Jersey can use IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slot games that offer 18 different themes. IGT Explained that its link includes all Wheel of Fortune games, even the $1 ones. The WAP jackpot has a reset value of $500,000, making it one of the biggest for New Jersey.

The Company Continues to Expand in North America

The introduction of the omnichannel jackpot in the US marks the second launch for IGT in North America. The first such jackpot the company launched in Canada back in 2016. Through the Powerbucks link, the company delivered unique and engaging functionality which resulted in a roaring success.

Since the introduction of the omnichannel jackpot, to date, more than 48 jackpots of CA$1 million ($736,000) or more were awarded. Now, the introduction of the WAP jackpot in New Jersey further expands the reach of IGT’s popular technology.

With the continued growth of the iGaming market in the US, there could not be a better time to enhance our IGT PlayDigital portfolio for New Jersey with a compelling omnichannel jackpot.

Gil Rotem, president of iGaming at IGT

Gil Rotem, IGT’s president of iGaming, explained that the introduction of the WAP jackpot in New Jersey comes at the perfect time, considering the ongoing growth of the online gambling market in the country. Additionally, he spoke about the company’s engaging product Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold Gold Spin, which has proven to boost customer engagement and has seen significant popularity. Finally, Rotem said that IGT is the only company that has the necessary experience to offer progressive links which bring unique cross-platform entertainment.


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