Carnival Cruise Line and International Game Technology PLC (IGT) teamed up in a new deal marking the 20th anniversary of the IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slot Machine, which are featured onboard Carnival ships, brick and mortar casinos and online.
As part of the celebration, the game show will host a Carnival Cruise Line week offering giveaways and a viewer sweepstakes.
This year will see many free cruises on the Carnival Magic given away to both Carnival and IGT's partners. Winners will also win a spot in the Spin N Sail slot tournament featuring the IGT Wheel of Fortune Slot while on an 8-day cruise in the Caribbean scheduled for November 2016. There will be $200,000 in prizes up for grabs, $100,000 of which is being funded by IGT.
Victor Duarte, IGT global chief product officer, gaming, said, "Wheel of Fortune slots and Carnival cruises are synonymous with fun and excitement, so IGT's partnership with Carnival Cruise Line provides the ideal way to celebrate 20 years of Wheel of Fortune slots. We appreciate the continued partnership between Carnival Cruise Line and IGT. Featuring Wheel of Fortune slots on all 24 Carnival cruise ships gives the games great exposure to millions of people, and has played a valuable role in helping IGT's Wheel of Fortune slots become the most popular casino slot brand of all time."
Mike Hunssinger Turek, vice president of casino commercial operations for Carnival Cruise Line, added, "We're delighted to team up with IGT to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular Wheel of Fortune slot machines and provide consumers with a number of fantastic prizes, including the opportunity to win $100,000 in the Spin N Sail tournament. We're also excited to offer a variety of special Wheel of Fortune-themed activities on board and be a part of Spin & Sail Week on this iconic show," he added.