US gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) will provide its latest Wheel of Fortune-branded video slots to Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise line operator.
IGT will supply Carnival with the new Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond 3D Video Slots on a variety of ships across the Carnival fleet.
It follows on from the success of an earlier IGT Wheel of Fortune video slot deployment on Carnival ships, and will begin with an initial roll-out on nine Carnival ships.
IGT will also work with the cruise ship operator on the Carnival Cruise Line Spin N Sail slot tournament, which takes place in November during an eight-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Magic from Port Canaveral, Florida.
The $200,000 prize pool includes a $100,000 grand prize for one lucky winner.
IGT casino customers across the US and Canada will host qualifying events, with winning players awarded a free cruise for two and entry into the grand finale $200,000 tournament.
"The cruise line industry debut of IGT Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond 3D Video Slots and our Spin N Sail marketing promotion with Carnival Cruise Line exemplify how we work closely with our valued customers to provide unique and exciting experiences for players,” said Nick Khin, IGT’s senior vice president of sales, North America Gaming and Interactive.
"This agreement represents another milestone for IGT Wheel of Fortune slots, now celebrating 20 years and more than 200 themes that players have enjoyed around the world."
David Thomas, Carnival senior director of North American operations and global casino operations, said: "We're pleased to add these exciting and groundbreaking Wheel of Fortune 3D slots to our shipboard casinos, part of our year-long Wheel of Fortune celebration.
"IGT is a valued partner and these new Wheel of Fortune 3D slot machines capture the spirit and fun of the world's most popular game show in a fun and innovative way."