Thanks to a deal between Merv Griffin Entertainment and International Game Technology, players can enjoy the excitement of Wheel of Fortune–television’s top game show–in the form of a slot machine. This relationship started in 1996, and it’s proven successful for both parties. While the TV program has acquired a loyal fanbase over 30+ years on the air, its virtual-reeled counterpart has paid out over $3 billion in jackpots, created more than 1,000 millionaires, and become the most popular option for anyone looking to try their luck at slots.
In the process, IGT has managed to establish themselves as one of the leading gaming companies on the planet. Traded on the New York Stock Exchange and headquartered in the United Kingdom, IGT employees over 13,000 people in such diverse locations as Rome, Las Vegas, and Providence, Rhode Island.