John Grochowski

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Scientific Games is one of the giants among casino industry suppliers, a leader in slot machines, electronic table games, automatic shufflers, casino management systems and more.

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It’s the slot portion that’s most in the public eye, of course. Bally and WMS Gaming both are part of the Scientific Games family, giving Scientific a rich tradition of slot success even as it keeps up with the constant demand for new games.

Let’s take a look at a few of the new Scientific Games you’ll be seeing in 2019:

Blazing X Game Series: With two game themes – Blazing X – Asia and Blazing X – Las Vegas, this innovative series ramps up player anticipation for the possibility of Blazing X Multipliers on each spin.

Both themes are five-reel, 40-line video slots. There are four progressive jackpot levels available in a jackpot pick feature in which players touch the screen not only to determine their jackpot level but also for a multiplier that can put jackpot winnings into hyperdrive.

The Blazing X Feature, triggered when a Wild Banner symbol lands on reel 3, awards a 2x multiplier for three spins. For every Wild Banner symbol that lands onscreen during the three spins, the Blazing X multiplier increases to 3x, 5x, 10x and up to 25x.

Blazing X can be triggered during a free games bonus, and the free games can be triggered either on regular spins or during Blazing X. Either way, a Blazing X multiplier streak can really set your credit meter soaring

Cash Spin 360: The latest version of the iconic Cash Spin game is a five-reel, 30-line game. The star of the show is a U-Spin Wheel Bonus where players swipe the touchscreen to spin the big wheel around the circumference of the Pro Wave 360 cabinet’s topper.

With one spin, players can win credit prizes, a free games bonus or one of three near-area progressive jackpots. If the wheel stops on the free games bonus wedge, players choose among five free games scenarios where they can select up to 30 free games, weighing the number of free games against the size of multipliers that can be up to 5x payoffs.

Another feature is the Money Bag Bonus, is triggered when three scattered Money Bag symbols land on the reels. Players choose one money bag which can award a credit prize, a credit prize with an additional pick, or the U-Spin Wheel Bonus.

The Game of Life – Career Day: WMS Gaming had success with it’s the Game of Life under license with board game owner Hasbro. This follow-up is a new slot adventure in a new three-reel game, The Game of Life – Career Day.

Players spin the reels and travel through life while collecting credit prizes, bonuses and jackpots in the three-reel, nine-line game. A lifestyle-changing single-level, wide-area progressive jackpot is part of Scientific Games’ Cash Connection or Reel Adventures links.

The game’s centerpiece is the Game of Life Bonus where players are assigned one of four careers - a firefighter, pro athlete, construction worker or culinary chef. You then spin for paydays, raises and spins of a wheel to move around the game board.

Stops along the way award credit prizes, additional wheel spins wheel, and extra bonuses such as the Weekend Getaway with free spins where reel 2 is wild and all pays are multiplied by three; or the Groundhog Day Bonus where the reels spin and stop until a winning combination is awarded.

The goal is to reach the Retirement Island Bonus board game where even more prizes, multipliers and bonuses are available.

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