- Penn & Teller appear in Vegas and launch slot machine designed by Everi
- Game, which has a progressive jackpot, offers plenty of suitably ‘magical’ moments
Penn & Teller, America’s cherished magicians, are up to their old tricks again – namely entertaining Vegas audiences. Although technically this is a new trick, for their latest stunt was one designed to promote the duo’s eponymous slot machine.
The Penn & Teller game from Everi promises to be every bit as magical and mysterious as the pair themselves, who built up a following starting in the 1970s and have remained popular ever since.
Showbiz is a cruel world and flame is fleeting, but Penn & Teller have stuck around and remained relevant long after many of their peers and imitators have faded away.
The stars of hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us were at Vegas’ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino last Tuesday to drum up publicity for their own branded slot. An audience gathered to watch the pair pull the red cover off the slot and to reveal their long-awaited game, housed within a slick Empire MPX cabinet.
To get the reels rolling, Penn placed a $100 bet and soon hit a magical money bonus, helping the entertainer scoop a $286.10 win. The slot, which has been two years in the making, was crafted by Everi.
Packs in the surprises
In keeping with the pair’s legendary stagecraft, the Penn & Teller slot packs in its share of surprises that will amuse, entertain and occasionally bamboozle players.
There are mystery wilds, a bonus wheel and other features which can be triggered randomly in the base game. Everi has tried to weave in a few of Penn & Teller’s trademark stunts and tricks, and fans of the duo are sure to get their money’s worth.
As a progressive jackpot slot, this game isn’t just for fun either: the 3,100 ways game will pay out at least $20,000 if you land the big one and with eight different bonus games built in, punters will be kept on their toes.
Following its debut at the Rio, the slot was scheduled to be rolled out to a string of other high profile Sin City casinos including Harrah’s, Caesars, Bally’s and Planet Hollywood.
There’s no word yet on whether an online slot version of Penn & Teller will see the light of day, but the entertainers’ global audience will be hoping the game, which is rumoured to include the odd vanishing rabbit, makes an appearance on the web too.
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