Konami’s New DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Themed Slots Earn Acclaim at Valley View Casino & Hotel Launch
Las Vegas, NV — August 6, 2014
Konami Gaming, Inc., a global leader in casino gaming and systems, received celebrated response last month from Valley View Casino & Hotel in Valley Center, CA during the inaugural launch of its DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® video slot game themes. At the landmark debut event on July 22, Dungeons & Dragons’ worldwide recognition as the leader of modern role-play gaming was brought to Valley View Casino & Hotel’s casino floor complete with mythical warriors, glowing polyhedral dice, Dungeon Master bonus games and hundreds of red dragons. Dungeons & Dragons is featured on KONAMI’s KP3® Podium Monument™ with two exciting game themes, Enchanted Riches™ and Conquests & Treasures™, both featuring a 4-level standalone progressive, free game campaigns, and Xtra Reward®.
“It’s a pretty cool game,” said Alana Burlact, one of Valley View’s first guests on the waiting list to play the Dungeons & Dragons slots. “What stood out to me is how the hidden symbols land and then reveal to give you the actual numbers or symbols, so you anticipate what you’re going to get. Are you going to get more money? …Or the bonus? It’s unusual, so I think it will probably attract a lot of people.”
Throughout the all-day promotional event, Valley View Casino & Hotel guests lined up to be the nation’s first to play the new Dungeons & Dragons video slot game and take its Dungeon Master big-reel bonus for a spin. In addition to door prizes and memorable photo ops with the game’s warrior character, guests were presented with authentic game figures of the fire-breathing red dragon, which is represented throughout the slot game play and scowling from atop the machines.
“The players we see this day and age are out looking for entertainment, and there’s a lot of entertainment value in the new Dungeons & Dragons slot machines,” said Valley View vice president of slot operations Randy Reedy. “They really enjoy the experience. Just watching them, they get excited about additional bonuses within the free spin feature, which takes them to the progressive functionality. It’s very fun and interactive.”
“I like it, and I think other people will like it too,” said Julio Mateo, who devoted several hours to the machine, occasionally passing kisses to the screen for good luck. When asked if he’ll be back to play the game, Mateo said, “Yes, for sure. Maybe I’ll try the other one with the sun elf, but I want to play the dragon warrior game a little more.” Both are leading characters in Enchanted Riches and Conquests & Treasures, respectively.
KONAMI’s Dungeons & Dragons five-reel video slot games are available now on Podium Monument™.
About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION (NYSE: KNM). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc. or the SYNKROS gaming enterprise management system, please visit www.konamigaming.com.
About Valley View Casino & Hotel
Valley View Casino & Hotel, Southern California’s premier gaming destination, combines the thrill of San Diego’s only Certified Loose slots and all of your favorite table games with beautifully appointed hotel rooms, six outstanding restaurants and unparalleled guest service. The recently-upgraded casino features 2,000 Certified Loose slot machines and 21 exciting table games including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, pai gow poker and more, plus California’s most rewarding Players Club and the Certified Largest Non-Smoking Casino Area in California. Valley View Casino & Hotel is located in Valley Center, just north of downtown San Diego, east of Oceanside and south of Temecula.
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About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 territories around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens."
About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers.
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