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Video slots have been the major thrust of the slot machine industry for a couple of decades now. That doesn’t mean three-reel players can’t have a magical time, too.

Everi, a slotmaker with a growing presence on casino floors, brings some of the most famous stage illusions to players with its new Penn & Teller slots. The magical duo team up in a nine-payline slot with three mechanical reels, targeted at 25-cent and $1 play.

Loaded with an innovative feature trigger and eight interactive bonuses, players get constant assistance from Penn & Teller as they wonder what will happen next. Game play incorporates some of Penn & Teller’s most famous tricks, including Vanish a Rabbit, Miser’s Dream and Shadows.

Everi has added some magic of its own.

In a nudge bonus, a reel nudge may be triggered after any losing reel stop where one “Penn,” “&” or “Teller” lands one position away from a winning progressive combination or where one wheel symbol is one position away from awarding the wheel bonus. Then presto! The symbol nudges into place.

The wheel bonus is triggered when three wheel symbols land on any active payline awarding one wheel spin. Wheel prizes include the mini, minor, mega, major, and grand progressives, and if you don’t win a progressive you could win a credit award from 25 through 250 credits.

**New on video screens from Everi is Smokin’ Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel. Hot Stuff, the little devil of comic book fame, was a red-hot winner in the original Smokin’ Hot Stuff slot. Now the mischievous imp with his asbestos diaper and trusty trident returns in a 243 ways to win slot, perfect for pennies, packed with multipliers, a progressive pick bonus and progressive jaclpots available at all bet levels.

The progressive pick bonus is triggered randomly after any base game spin. Players pick from 25 coins to reveal either a progressive jackpot or pitchfork symbol. Hot Stuff removes the lowest remaining jackpot each time his pitchfork is revealed, thus guaranteeing higher prizes.

Also available is the Wicked Wheel bonus, triggered when three wicked wheel symbols land scattered on reels 3, 4, or 5. When a Hot Stuff symbol is part of a winning combination on reels 2, 3, or 4, it multiplies the winning combination by 2x, 3x, or 4x for some smokin’ payoffs..

**Video technology gives game designers the chance to create new ways to play beyond traditional reels and paylines. With the new Lightning Zap Jackpots, Everi gives players a new experience with no reels, no paylines and no pay table.

Lightning Zap Jackpots builds on the original Lightning Zap game with what Everi calls “innovation on video slots,” available on three game themes: Electric Rush, Power Burst and Super Charge. Each has varying volatility levels and its own extra features, and the series incorporates five linked progressives.

How does it work with no pay tables? Your prizes can vary. Check out the Electric Rush feature where an orb zaps everything to increase prizes by a random multiplier, then zaps away at prizes. In the Power Burst feature, the orb turns into a magnet and sucks in anywhere from four to 22 prizes. Each prize can be upgraded by a random multiplier. In the Super Charge feature, the orb selects four to eight prizes and increases them up to 1,000 times

Lightning Zap Jackpots is available on Everi’s Empire MPX, a space efficient premium cabinet with a 43-inch 1080p HD portrait display, game-controlled lighting and a charging station for mobile devices.

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