US casino games developer AGS will bring its Colossal Diamonds slot machine to Nevada casinos after securing approval to roll out the terminals in the state.

Colossal Diamonds is often known as ‘Big Red’ due to its cabinet being around three times the size of a standard machine and its signature red colour, with the Nevada launch approved following successful field trials at the Paris Las Vegas and Caesars Palace casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

The game is a top performer across the US, with around 250 machines placed across 17 states including popular casinos such as Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the Winstar in Oklahoma, Pechanga in California and Florida-based Hard Rock Tampa.

It is a three-reel, single-payline game with vibrant graphics, offering simple, classic gameplay that rewards players with frequent payouts.

A free-to-play variant of the game has been rolled out for AGS’ social casino product Lucky Play Casino. In the weeks since it went live Colossal Diamonds has become Lucky Play’s most popular game, with the supplier stating that its HD graphics and high-fidelity sounds that mimic the land-based variant having contributed to this success.

“Colossal Diamonds has experienced monumental growth over the past 12 months, more than tripling its install base due to consistently stellar performance in nearly every property it has been placed,” AGS vice president of slot products Andrew Burke said. “The opportunity to launch 'Big Red' in such an important gaming market like Nevada is huge and we are very confident about its prospects and its performance in the state.”

AGS currently has approximately 40 signed contracts for Colossal Diamonds, with installations of the machine now underway in The Venetian, Planet Hollywood, Bally's, South Point, and Green Valley Ranch following the game’s approval.