IGT Teams with Boyd Gaming for Powerbucks

IGT Power bucks

An IGT video pokies machine promoted Power Bucks during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Power Bucks is a “bolt-on” progressive, meaning casinos can digitally connect it to any IGT pokies machine to make it a progressive.

IGT or International Gaming Technology has teamed up with Boyd Gaming Properties for the release of Powerbucks. Powerbucks is a wide area progressive jackpot link that enhances the opportunities for winning bigger jackpots more often. The release of Powerbucks will begin in Nevada and New Jersey.

IGT is a leader globally in taking casino gaming entertainment to the social environment. They also translate casino gaming to mobile and other interactive areas. When IGT acquired DoubleDown Casino they gained immediate access to 6 million players per month.

The Powerbucks link offers a multi state jackpot pool that offers jackpot amounts that could change the players life. The progressive pool linking process crosses jurisdictions and offers the type of jackpots that lure enthusiastic gamers. This technology is bound to catch on and expand around the world of social, interactive and mobile gaming platforms.

Powerbucks is a being rolled out as an add-on to existing IGT machines and is being touted as “dramatically increasing” jackpot potential “and the chance for all players to win big, and more frequently.”

In the latest 2017 update IGT Powerbucks Jackpot pools New Jersey, South Dakota and Nevada. Nevada has officially joined global gaming entertainment leader, IGT’s Powerbucks commercial multi-state Wide Area Progressive (WAP) link. Powerbucks networked games in Nevada casinos are now linked to casinos in New Jersey and Deadwood, South Dakota.

Powerbucks makes fan-favorite games even more exciting by linking progressive jackpot pools between participating jurisdictions. Designed to award life-changing jackpots at any bet level, Powerbucks has the ability to create more winners, more frequently. With players from multiple parts of the country vying for and contributing to the same jackpots in real time, Powerbucks has the potential to create jackpot mania like never before.

According to Joe Sigirst, IGT VP of Product Development and Global Product Management, the addition of Nevada to the Powerbucks link is a truly transformative milestone for the gaming industry and one that marks IGT’s continued leadership in the WAP space. As the largest commercial gaming jurisdiction in the U.S., Nevada gives the Powerbucks network the critical mass needed to grow jackpot liquidity at an accelerated rate.
Currently, players can find Powerbucks games at Boyd Gaming and Caesars Entertainment properties in Nevada and New Jersey and at several casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota.  As more properties and jurisdictions continue to join the link, the volume of eligible Powerbucks players grows, even furthering the jackpot fervor.

The new and expanded Powerbucks is a great addition to  Nevada properties, as well as Borgata in Atlantic City, giving players an exciting new reason to visit a Boyd Gaming casino. By linking Powerbucks games together across the country, IGT and Boyd Gaming are giving players the potential for bigger jackpots and more opportunities to become an instant millionaire at a Boyd Gaming property.

The millionaire-minting vision and capabilities of IGT’s Powerbucks is in direct alignment with Caesar’s Entertainment Millionaire Maker powered by Total Rewards program. IGT worked very closely with the Nevada Gaming Control Board to garner all necessary approvals to bring Powerbucks to Nevada. IGT has pioneered similar links for Lottery markets with IGT’s MegaHits and for tribal properties with the Native American Progressive System (NAPS), but the launch of Powerbucks marks the industry’s first multi-state progressive jackpot link in the commercial space.

International Game Technology (IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT’s acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to approximately 6 million players monthly.

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