LAS VEGAS, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests at Paris Las Vegas were hearing jackpot sirens of a new variety this weekend when a lucky player won a $1 million jackpot on global gaming entertainment leader IGT's (NYSE: IGT) inter-state commercial jackpot product, Powerbucks. With this pivotal payout, Powerbucks joins IGT's list of millionaire-minting game themes including Wheel of Fortune® and Megabucks. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, was playing the Powerbucks-linked version of IGT's Ghostbusters™ Who Ya Gonna Call? with just a $1.50 wager when he was alerted of the colossal win.
"It's extremely exciting to see IGT's Powerbucks deliver a life-changing jackpot and join the ranks of other IGT millionaire-making themes," said Joe Sigrist, IGT VP of Global Product Development and Operations. "The fact that this winner won a million dollars on a $1.50 wager is a testament to the Powerbucks promise that players can win big at any bet level. Nobody pays jackpots like IGT."
IGT's Powerbucks is currently linked to casinos in Nevada, New Jersey and Deadwood, South Dakota.
Millionaire-making is central to both IGT and Paris Las Vegas' parent company, Caesars Entertainment's DNA. IGT has created more than 1,500 millionaires, totaling more than $6 billion in jackpot payouts. Caesars Entertainment also enjoys an exceptional reputation for awarding jackpots through the company's Millionaire Maker powered by Total Rewards program. To date, Caesars Entertainment has created more than 774 millionaires.
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International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to approximately 5 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or doubledowncasino.com.
About Paris Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe's most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites, an 85,000 square-foot casino, the two-acre Soliel Pool, Paris Spa by Mandara, two wedding chapels, unique French retail shopping located along the resort's Le Boulevard District, and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho's acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi, Steve Martorano's signature Italian-American dishes at Martorano's and internationally-renowned Gordon Ramsay Steak. Performing in the 1,477-seat Paris Théâtre is the award-winning musical Jersey Boys. For more information, please visit www.parislasvegas.com or www.caesarslasvegas.mediaroom.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
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