Wheel of Fortune slot still tops 25 years later
IGT's most popular slot machine, Wheel of Fortune, is celebrating 25 years of existence. The company is observing the anniversary with a special Facebook page and special giveaways. IGT introduced wide-area progressive jackpots in 1996. The earliest Wheel game didn't have a wheel. It was a three-reeled mechanical-neither nickel slot game with the game-show theme. In 2000, I GT introduced the concept with Megabucks. 10 years later, the wide area progressive system was introduced. This system is responsible for the success of Wheel.
GT is enjoying the "25 Weeks of Wheel of Fortune" promotion that ends on December 1. IGT's studios are working to come up with more game variations. There are no plans to develop a skill-based game that involves solving a Wheel Of Fortune word puzzle.