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Siegfried, Roy and Tux? Nevada Approves Linux-Based Video Slots

Dec 21, 2000, 14:13 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

By Michael Hall, LinuxToday

While it might not be as good as a Department of Defense certification, Nevada has approved the use of a Linux-based OS for video slot machines. Innovative Gaming Corporation of America says they have begun to ship Linux-based games, including "Monster Money", "Area 51", and "Tiki Treasure," to Nevada - the world's largest slot machine market.

"The results on our machines with the unique Linux-based platform after eight-months in operation outside of Nevada have demonstrated 174% above the average slot machine win-per-day. We have experienced an excellent customer response to the video slot product from most of the major casino operators in Nevada," said a company press release.

"Win per day," by the way, doesn't mean the machines are as generous with the jackpots as is with the source... it refers to the revenues the machines generate each day for the operator..

"With the special relationship of Area 51 to Southern Nevada, we are expecting a strong response to this title as well as with the proven leader, Monster Money," said IGCA Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jerry Flynn.