Memorial Day weekend, Mohegan Sun will unveil Mohegan Sun’s PowerPlay Bonusing – a collaboration with Bally Technologies, Inc. featuring their new iVIEW and iVIEW Display Manager with Elite Bonusing Suite. This endeavor is one of the largest makeovers to an existing casino floor in the history of the gaming industry.
The best slot machines at Mohegan Sun or any casino are the ones that are paying out. All slot machines are set on a computerized algorithm and run in cycles. If you sit at a slot machine and it wins right away, it is because it was at the point in the cycle to pay out. If you sit at a slot machine for 10 to 15 minutes and don’t make your money back, you either have to wait through the dead cycle or get up and find another slot machine to play on.
The new programming will be installed on nearly 6,000 machines at Mohegan Sun with each providing one-of-a-kind gaming environment featuring real-time, point-of-play rewards and promotions. Not only does this new program offer easy-to-play progressives, slot tournaments, virtual racing and wheel promotions with more ways for guests to win instantly as they play their favorite slot machines, but also has same time access to property information, entertainment, restaurants and retailers, and Player’s Club point balances.
“It became clear to us that the best way to grow in this increasingly competitive market is to have the most innovative tools available and provide the best gaming experience for our guests,” said Mohegan Sun’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Hartmann. “Not only is Mohegan Sun part of an elite group of casinos worldwide offering this technology, but it is the only casino in the Northeast and the largest in the country to offer this unique bonusing product for our guests.”
Mohegan Sun’s Virtual Racing Circuit is one feature of the new bonusing program. This feature gives slot players the opportunity to partake in a free bonusing event in which they can pick one of eight horses and if their horse wins, they automatically get rewarded.
“Mohegan Sun’s PowerPlay Bonusing provides unique and special bonusing features otherwise not available on a casino floor,” said Mohegan Sun’s Vice President of Slot Operations, Frank Neborsky.
Neborsky added, “With the second largest slot floor in the United States housing three casinos and nearly 6,000 slot machines, it was a tremendous effort coordinated by a number of departments to accomplish this project on an incredibly aggressive timeline.
The iVIEW network is an interactive communication tool giving players access to information such as their Player’s Club points and property information such as concerts, restaurants, retailers and more as they are playing. Bally’s Elite Bonusing Suite program delivers floor-wide, personalized promotions, second-chance-to-win events, and the ability for players to earn valuable rewards without interruption of their slot play.
Spin wheels, select and root for their favorite horse and participate in floor-wide slot tournaments and instant bonusing or powerplays are available to players while using these interactive slot machines.
From start to finish, this conversion project spanned five months.