International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that it has launched the highly anticipated DiamondRS mechanical reel cabinet at the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland, California.
The cabinet marks a pivotal point for IGT in the mechanical reel segment and leverages extensive market research merged with leading-edge technology to provide a next-generation gaming experience on a traditional cabinet style, according to the company.
“Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is honored to be one of the first casinos worldwide to offer IGT’s DiamondRS cabinet,” said Kenji Hall, chief operating officer of Yaamava’ Resort & Casino. “Our focus on providing the latest and most innovative product has been a pillar of our success. IGT continues to be a leader in this field, and this partnership allows us to provide a best-in-class experience for our valued customers.”
The DiamondRS cabinet retains some of the design elements and mechanical reel components that helped drive the success of IGT’s iconic S2000 slot machine, a mainstay of casino floors for decades, and the subsequent S3000 cabinet. The DiamondRS cabinet features a familiar three-reel configuration enhanced with state-of-the-art IGT Diamond Glass transmissive reel technology, which integrates a transparent video overlay over the mechanical reels, enabling the cabinet to host multiple payline configurations and more engaging game content.
“The launch of the DiamondRS cabinet continues IGT’s decades-long reign in the mechanical reel segment with classic DNA enhanced by the industry-first innovation of Diamond Glass technology,” said Nick Khin, IGT chief operating officer, gaming. “This groundbreaking evolution reflects IGT’s ingenuity and commitment to delivering premier gaming products that meet player preferences and provide dynamic performance.”
The DiamondRS cabinet includes a 32-inch ultra-high-definition LCD top box display with a 23-inch high-definition main monitor with multi-touchscreen capabilities. To elevate the experience, the dynamic player panel incorporates an easy-to-read panel and ergonomic button deck design, complete with an inductive wireless phone charger and USB charging port. In addition, the intelligent cabinet lighting adds a focal point with energetic win celebrations.
Staying true to the brand, the DiamondRS cabinet is supported by an extensive content library featuring new renditions of IGT’s proven legacy themes. Highlights include Double Top Dollar, a modern reprise of one of the most popular slot games of all time. In addition, player-favorite themes have been combined to introduce new titles such as Pinball Double Gold, Red Hot Tamales! Piñata Bash and more.