DEADWOOD (4/17/2014) –Casinos in New Jersey and Deadwood are now part of the industry's first-ever, commercial inter-jurisdictional Wide Area Progressive called Powerbucks. Powerbucks links progressive pools between participating jurisdictions, with jackpots starting at $1 million.
Powerbucks machines at properties in Deadwood are linked up with Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming properties in New Jersey. Both Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming have agreed to add their Nevada-based properties to the Powerbucks link, upon receipt of regulatory approvals. Global gaming powerhouse IGT pioneered this industry-first wide-area progressive game.
"Deadwood is absolutely thrilled to be on the cutting edge of this new technology", said Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association. "To be able to bring this new gaming experience to our customers first in the country, giving them before unimaginable jackpots at any bet level is an exciting opportunity for our industry .
We are thankful for the South Dakota Commission on Gaming's commitment and confidence in the Deadwood Gaming Operators' ability to lead the country in providing this unique slot play to our gaming players ."
Designed to award life-changing jackpots at any bet level, Powerbucks is poised to create more winners, more frequently.
"Linking the Deadwood, South Dakota properties and New Jersey properties with Powerbucks is an exciting occasion for IGT," said Joe Sigrist, IGT VP of Product Management and Global Product Development. "Bringing industry-first innovation and truly transformative gaming experiences to the players who crave it, is at the core of what IGT does. The Company looks forward to the expansion of Powerbucks."