IGT rolls out Mystery of the Lamp progressive game to launch new cabinets

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IGT has announced the rollout of a new progressive game titled Mystery of the Lamp which will be available in 12 casinos nationwide. 

In an eventual national rollout, Mystery of the Lamp will soon be available in “many additional” venues after scoring strongly in IGT’s testing programs. 

Mystery of the Lamp is available to those properties that have the PeakCurve 49 gaming cabinets, the global tech provider’s newest hardware. The game serves as the launch title for the cabinet which features a 49-inch ultra-HD display. 

“IGT’s Mystery of the Lamp is a high-energy game that leverages some of our most successful play mechanics and combines them with stunning graphics, entertaining bonuses, attractive jackpots and very strong math,” said Dubravka Burda, IGT SVP Global Studios. 

“We’re thrilled that this exciting game can come to life on IGT’s PeakCurve49 cabinet; an exceptional form factor with superior ergonomics and the very best in lighting, sound and merchandising.”

The latest edition to the Peak family of gaming cabinets, PeakCurve 49 boasts a 27-inch topper and 13.3-inch dynamic player panel. 

Meanwhile, Mystery of the Lamp offers two base games titled Enchanted Palace and Treasure Oasis, which feature five jackpot levels. 

“Mystery of the Lamp builds on the extensive global success that we’ve enjoyed with the Prosperity Link MLP and is a continuation of IGT’s considerable momentum in the premium progressive segment,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming.

“As our customers look to modernize and optimize their floors with high-performing content and hardware, IGT’s Mystery of the Lamp on the PeakCurve49 is a go-to game that they can confidently deploy in premium locations on their gaming floors.”

IGT’s global gaming and PlayDigital units face an uncertain future after the firm announced to the markets that it is seeking strategic alternatives for the fast-growing divisions, which could include a partial or full sale. 

Reports suggest that this is so IGT can focus more attention on its global lottery business, which is the most lucrative unit, but in 2022 posted declines in annual top and bottom line figures. 

The first move of this potential sale came a fortnight ago when Gary Green Gaming announced its intention to purchase the gaming units in collaboration with a consortium of Native American Tribes and Chinese private equity. 

Gary Green, the consortium lead, explained: “We have reached the point that our new Private Equity entity can present a Highly Confident Letter and several strategic possibilities that we believe will appeal to IGT’s shareholders and potentially win the endorsement of Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Capital, and Mediobanca – the company’s financial advisors.

“I have a long history of being tangentially part of the IGT family through several iterations of its ownership. This is a natural next evolutionary step for both of us.”