The Wheel of Fortune Slot turns 25 years old today, according to International Game Technology (IGT) and Sony Pictures Television. The slot debuted in Reno, Nevada, on June 8, 1996, and has since paid out billions of dollars and spawned hundreds of variations.
As hostess of Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White, put it: “It has always been an honor to work side-by-side with the talented team at IGT in developing content for its many Wheel of Fortune Slots games.” She went on, “When walking through casinos, I still marvel in the brilliance of the many Wheel of Fortune games and the excitement that the familiar siren of ‘WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!’ creates.”
“25 Weeks Of Wheel Of Fortune Slots” Promotion
IGT plans to host a “25 Weeks of Wheel of Fortune Slots” promotional campaign across several different online and retail casinos in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Keep an eye out for the promotional offers at your go-to online casinos or while visiting a brick-and-mortar location.
But fans of the show can participate in a range of free-to-play contests to win authentic Wheel of Fortune memorabilia every week. You can learn more and participate directly on the IGT website.
The Game Created More Than 1,100 Millionaires
Another aspect of the 25-year anniversary is the release of some incredible statistics about the Wheel of Fortune Slot. These include:
- Making 1,100+ people worth more than $1 million.
- Paying out over $3.3 billion worth of jackpots.
- Inspiring 250+ Wheel of Fortune slot variations.
- Breaking a record in 2009 with a $14.4 million jackpot paid out in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Due to the consistent popularity of the Wheel of Fortune Slot, you can expect those figures to continue to grow.
Where To Play The Wheel Of Fortune Slot
The Wheel Of Fortune has spawned over 250 versions of the game, but the classic Wheel of Fortune online slot is available at most legal online casinos in the US. For example, Golden Nugget online offers the following Wheel of Fortune games from IGT:
- Wheel of Fortune
- Wheel of Fortune Megaways
- Wheel of Fortune Hawaii Getaway
- Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin
You can also use the IGT locator to find the various Wheel of Fortune jackpots closest to you. Various brick-and-mortar locations—from Las Vegas’s McCarran Airport to Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma—offer some variation of the game, and jackpots run as high as $2.588 million.