RENO, Nev., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GameTech International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GMTC), a leading supplier of electronic bingo equipment and video lottery terminals, announced today that Mohawk Bingo Palace is the first in the world to offer SLINGO® Jokers Wild, which is a bingo version of Classic SLINGO® designed to bring new excitement to the classic game of session bingo. Mohawk Bingo Palace, located in Hogansburg, New York, is now operating the latest version of the GameTech EDGE Bingo System™, which allows them to offer electronic and paper versions of SLINGO® Jokers Wild.
This is the first in a series of Slingo® branded bingo games currently in development by GameTech International. Commenting on GameTech's launch of the SLINGO® Jokers Wild game, Rich Roberts, CEO of Slingo, Inc., stated, "The core Slingo game is the perfect complement to expand the world of bingo entertainment. Everyone at Slingo, Inc. is extremely excited about the partnership with GameTech and the potential for the Slingo brand to tap into a new community."
GameTech's decision to debut SLINGO® Jokers Wild on the GameTech EDGE Bingo System™ at Mohawk Bingo Palace was made based on Mohawk Bingo Palace's leading edge approach to managing a 620 seat bingo hall, and, GameTech's strong relationship with both the bingo hall and its distributor, Ralston Supply Center, Inc. Mohawk Bingo Palace is utilizing GameTech's integrated modules to manage its bingo sales, bingo game, inventory control, secured money management, auditing, and reporting as well as bingo player tracking and loyalty marketing activities for bingo play. Mohawk Bingo Palace was also among the first in the world to premiere GameTech's newest wireless hand held electronic bingo device – the GameTech Explorer™.
John MacClain, General Manager of Mohawk Bingo Palace, commented, "Innovation and new technology is something that keeps today's bingo player engaged and excited. Being first to market in the implementation of all of GameTech's bingo solutions will grow our business and help us become New York's best bingo hall. Mohawk Bingo Palace is preparing to celebrate our 26th Anniversary with a High Stakes session. We plan to use SLINGO® Jokers Wild to help set the stage for our $100,000 event on May 1st.""We are excited to be a partner with Mohawk Bingo Palace in our first efforts to bring a well-known, powerfully branded product into the traditional bingo market," said Steve Smallman, Executive Vice President for Product, Sales and Marketing. "SLINGO® Jokers Wild adds the appealing element of extra chances to daub numbers and win faster when jokers are hit on each column of a bingo card and a super joker that plays on any square of the bingo card. When a player bingos on SLINGO® Jokers Wild, the thrill of winning is intensified on the Explorer™ device with its racing LED lights, sound, and exciting animation." GameTech International, Inc. is in the business of designing, manufacturing, and marketing computerized bingo and gaming equipment, systems, and services. Under the GameTech® product brand the company provides electronic bingo systems and equipment, and is an innovator in advanced wireless gaming applications and devices. Under the Summit Gaming™ product brand the Company provides video lottery terminal devices, gaming equipment, and related software and content. GameTech International, Inc. serves customers in more than forty U.S. States, Canada, Japan, Norway, Philippines, and the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada. "Slingo" is a registered trademark of Slingo, Inc. Slingo, Inc. develops and licenses the intellectual property for the Slingo® brand of games. As a digital interactive entertainment company and thought-leader in the casual games industry, Slingo Inc. licenses to partners world-wide for use with: free online game sites, downloadable games, lottery tickets, casino slot machines, casino table games, a television game show, interactive television, mobile phone games, and most digital interactive mediums. People can play games including Slingo and other original free online games as well as join the social networking community and enter sweepstakes for a chance to win cash prizes by visiting – http://www.slingo.com See what Slingo casino games are available at a casino near you by visiting - http://www.slingogaming.com SOURCE GameTech International, Inc.