Online Social Gamers Get New Free-to-Play American Idol® Slots

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According to the number of votes cast each week on the American Idol results show, this past week over 60 million, it comes as no surprise that an American Idol slots game is available today for free play on a social platform.

IGT, (International Game Technology) this week announced the soon to be launch of a free play American Idol Social Slots Game available through Facebook.

Recently IGT purchased Double Down interactive, spending $500 million to acquire the social gaming provider, saying the company “had no plans” to operate an online casino but would use Double Down to introduce its content to a new audience.

Well, DoubleDown’s 5.4 million monthly social gamers can now experience all the show-stopping thrills of American Idol through the free online social slot game, which includes weekly updates as contestants from the current Idol season move forward or are voted off.

“American Idol Social Slots players will enjoy a dynamic entertainment experience, four unique bonus games and an ability to customize the slot reels to feature images of their favorite Idol contestants,” said Greg Enell, vice president of Double Down Interactive. “Social gamers and Idol fans alike will love the contestant countdown, full-color photos, and music player embedded in the game.”

Free to play, the American Idol Social Slots game features the talented final 24 contestants of Season 11. Offering a simulcast concept for dedicated Idol fans, the Facebook game updates as contestants are eliminated from the show, making it the first game that is timed with the airing of each episode.

“We are thrilled to bring one of our biggest television shows to the exceptionally popular DoubleDown Casino experience,” added Nicholas Dale, Senior Manager of Interactive and Mobile for licensor FremantleMedia Enterprises. “The American Idol Social Slots give fans of the show an innovative way to connect with their favorite contestants and form a winning engagement with the brand.”

Additional exciting features of the game are four unique bonuses, which include:

  • Five free spins with a 10X Multiplier.
  • Golden Ticket Bonus – Players reveal their prize by selecting a contestant to award the Golden Ticket.
  • Hollywood Week Bonus – A two-phase bonus where players pick a group as their multiplier before selecting a contestant to unveil their prize.
  • Finale Bonus – Players open the finale envelope to claim their bonus.

“The debut of the American Idol Social Slot game on DoubleDown Casino is an important milestone for IGT as we bring one of the most popular television shows, featuring this season’s contestants, to the millions of DoubleDown players and fans on Facebook,” said Patti Hart, IGT CEO.

Reported by Maggie B.

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