US gaming supplier IGT has introduced its first video poker interstate jackpot pool game, with players from the Golden Nugget casinos in Nevada and New Jersey able to take part.

The company has partnered the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino to introduce what it claims is the world's first video poker interstate Wide Area Progressive (WAP), featuring the new SuperTimes Pay Poker Mega Progressive.

It is the latest in IGT’s portfolio of successful WAP products, including IGT's Wheel of Fortune slots and Megabucks.

Nevada and New Jersey are the first two states to offer the WAP link, with players from the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and Atlantic City contributing to the same jackpot pool for greater payout potential.

The two properties will celebrate SuperTimes Pay Poker Mega Progressive with a casino player event, featuring merchandise giveaways and free play on March 28th and 29th.

"The debut of SuperTimes Pay Poker® Mega Progressive is a huge milestone for IGT and we are thrilled to collaborate with our long-time partner, Golden Nugget,” said Joe Sigrist, IGT vice president of global product development and operations. “The game further builds on our pioneering spirit to develop best-in-class WAP products as well as the company's leading position in the video poker segment.

“Las Vegas and Atlantic City are poker powerhouses, making them ideal markets to offer our most innovative poker product to date," he said.

IGT launched its first Wide Area Progressive video poker games in New Jersey back in 1999 and has since paid out more than $121m in jackpot rewards in the state.

"IGT is our trusted provider of proven poker games, and we are thrilled to offer video poker's first interstate Wide Area Progressive,” said Tom Pohlman, Golden Nugget Atlantic City executive vice president and general manager. “The installation of SuperTimes Pay Poker Mega Progressive to our floors allows us to further benefit from IGT's advanced technology and transform our video poker player experience with a new avenue for larger jackpot potential.

“IGT is changing the landscape of video poker gaming, and we're excited to be on the forefront of such a significant moment,” he added.

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