WMS Gaming Inc., a Scientific Games company, is excited to announce the release of MONOPOLY Luxury Diamonds, the first MONOPOLY-themed slot to appear on the Blade™ Stepper cabinet.

Available as a 5- or 9-line game in wide area progressive and standalone progressive configurations, this Blade Stepper product pairs the classic MONOPOLY board with the jackpots that mechanical players love. The MONOPOLY Luxury Diamonds game showcases high resolution graphics complemented by a vibrant auditory experience for a fresh take on classic nostalgia. This theme includes the first top mechanical wheel available on the Blade Stepper, featuring the iconic properties from the board game.

Dean Ehrlich, WMS Senior Vice President of Global Gaming Operations, said: “I couldn’t be more delighted to announce the initial launch of MONOPOLY Luxury Diamonds, our new mechanical wheel product with one of our marquee brands. The game targets the higher denomination player and follows the success of our MONOPOLY Boardwalk Sevens™ theme, currently our highest earning product in the market.”

The Blade Stepper cabinet is the evolution of the high performing Blade platform from WMS. Specifically designed with the mechanical player in mind, the Blade Stepper cabinet brings the classic mechanical experience to the contemporary slot floor with a pure gambling experience centered around winning jackpots. Powering the cabinet is the versatile CPU-NXT3 processor, capable of controlling extremely quick reels, halo-effect emotive lighting and the ultra-bright LED progressive meter.

In addition to the MONOPOLY Luxury Diamonds theme, the Blade Stepper cabinet is offered with high- and low-denomination standard themes. Themes available in both low and high denominations include the Triple Golden Cherries™ and Diamonds of Dublin™ games. High-denomination themes for the 25-cent minimum bet player include the Roll 7 Progressive™, 777 Wheel Hot™ and AfterShock™ themes. The Blade Stepper meets a player-favorite WMS brand in the low-denomination Reel ‘Em In: Catch the Big One 2™ game.

Each of these themes offers unique bonus rounds and features, complemented by brilliant reels seamlessly presented with surrounding HD touch screens and beautiful glass artwork to bring a refreshing elegance to the stepper category.

Andrea Mostardi