Yes, the final admission that the show is essentially random. And a penny slot.
The official word: International Game Technology's (NYSE: IGT) star-studded American Idol® MultiPLAY™ video slots have arrived at MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) properties as part of a 30-day exclusive partnership between the two companies. The MGM Resorts and IGT duo gives MGM Resorts access to the American Idol® video slots and highlights the power of game manufacturers and properties working together to create unforgettable player experiences.
As an IGT Center Stage Series Game, players will feel a rush of excitement as vivid LCD screens deliver eye-popping graphics while MEGAfx fill the air with hit songs from the show. Adding to the allure, American Idol® will capture players' imaginations by reuniting them with Simon, Randy, Kara and Ellen in this rousing MegaJackpots® game.
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"From the judges to the music, the game captures the dynamic characteristics that have made the show one of the most popular in American history," said Eric Tom, IGT Chief Operating Officer. "This is not only a game, but a sensory experience that will immerse players in the people and music that have made American Idol® such a beloved brand."
Steve Zanella, general manager of MGM Grand Detroit, said, "We are always looking to introduce new, innovative games and this 30-day exclusive with the American Idol games provides our guests the quality and entertainment they've come to expect. The partnership with IGT allows MGM Resorts the opportunity to offer our guests one of IGT's premier platforms."
To help kick off the 30-day exclusive, MGM Resorts and IGT are rewarding MGM Resorts' Players Club members with access to a private Danny Gokey concert at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 10. Gokey's debut album, My Best Days (released on March 2), was the biggest first-week number in 18 years for a debut by a country male. MGM Players Club members will have the opportunity to receive two tickets to the concert by cashing in 250 Players Club points.
The penny denomination game, which has 40 pay lines and is a 600-coin maximum bet, also will be installed at the MGM Grand Detroit and Biloxi's Beau Rivage over the course of the next three months.