The new app features Wheel of Fortune TV show co-host Vanna White, and it offers players a chance to win up to $100,000 in cash prizes in daily sweepstakes events. Social casino games aren’t as red hot as they once were, but the category is still a big market, with $951 million in revenues in the second quarter, up 15.7 percent from a year earlier, according to market analyst firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. GSN has an estimated $45 million quarterly revenue in the sector, making it seventh among the largest social casino companies.
“I love that my job is to encourage contestants through a game of Wheel of Fortune, and I’m excited to bring that same enthusiasm to mobile players as the host of Wheel of Fortune Slots: The Ultimate Collection,” said Vanna White, in a statement. “I know that Wheel of Fortune fans, social casino players, and everyone in between will enjoy this new, fresh spin on America’s Game.”
The new mobile app brings together a wide variety of Wheel of Fortune-themed slots games and authentic elements from the TV show, including video scenes featuring White as the in-game host.
The app boasts several distinctively themed Wheel of Fortune slot machines, with many more slots games to be added each month. Players can travel to an island paradise in Tropics, experience larger-than-life casino thrills in Vegas Edition, or spin the reels alongside the vibrant hostess in Vanna Glamour Edition. Players can also customize their Wheel with upgradeable wedges and Boost Tags for bigger prizes. A rich feature-set including unlockable slot machines, boosts, gifting and a huge multi-level progressive jackpot rounds out the thrills of authentic casino slots action.
Players have the chance to be instantly rewarded with $5 or $100 gift cards from leading retailers or cash prizes of $5,000 or $100,000 through the Ultimate Scratcher daily sweepstakes. Each day players log into the app, they receive an Ultimate Scratcher and must match three symbols to win from one of the four prize tiers.
The development team was led by Stuart Lewis-Smith, senior vice president and general manager at GSN Games and the former CEO of Idle Gaming.
“We are excited to welcome players to Wheel of Fortune Slots: The Ultimate Collection, GSN Games’ new app that celebrates the immensely popular Wheel of Fortune TV show and the #1 slots brand in the world,” said Lewis-Smith, in a statement. “No other app combines such a wide range of authentic Wheel of Fortune themed slot machines, the elegant Vanna White as the in-game host, and the chance to enter daily sweepstakes to win real cash and prizes. Our players will love this brand new spin on the Wheel of Fortune experience, including the ability to upgrade and personalize their own Wheel as they progress through the game.”
The app is also coming soon to iOS and the Amazon Appstore. Founded in 1999, GSN Games is co-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and AT&T Entertainment Group. GSN Games operates GSN Casino and Bingo Bash, both top 10 grossing iPad apps, as well as Solitaire TriPeaks, Mirrorball Slots, and Fresh Deck Poker.
GSN Games is the maker of Sparcade, the world’s first app where players can compete for money in skill-adapted versions of the biggest game franchises of all time within a vibrant, trusted community.