NFL slot machines: Here’s a close-up look at the games in Las Vegas

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NFL slot machines: Here’s a close-up look at the games in Las Vegas
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It seems like a lifetime ago that the NFL moved a fantasy football conference hosted by Tony Romo in 2015, simply because it was going to be held in Las Vegas.

In 2017, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told Peter King, “We are not changing our position as it relates to legalized sports gambling. We still don’t think it is a positive thing.”

And yet, here in 2023, there is an NFL franchise in Las Vegas, sports betting is legal in over 35 U.S. states and the Super Bowl is set to take place in Vegas next February.

Oh yeah, and the NFL has slot machines now.

Aristocrat Gaming debuted six NFL-themed slot machines at the Global Gaming Expo on Tuesday morning, with the first game — Super Bowl Jackpots — already live on casino floors.

“Our teams have worked diligently over the last few years to develop these games,” Hector Fernandez, CEO of Aristocrat Gaming, said in a release. “The result is a lineup of games that match multiple player segments, bringing the excitement and energy of the NFL to new and existing slot players just in time for this year’s football season.”

Aristocrat Gaming started having discussions with the NFL all the way back in 2019 and called it a “multi-year process,” which included discussions with the NFLPA as well. The slot machines will only be available in North America, but Aristocrat does have the global license for the NFL.

“We believe we can build a franchise around this brand, the No. 1 leading brand in North America,” Fernandez said on Tuesday morning.

The games feature “team-selectable art,” meaning that players can select their favorite NFL teams before playing, and Super Bowl Jackpots has over six minutes of high-quality video for every NFL team.

It’s a brave new world for the NFL and slot machine players alike.