Yes, in someone's mind, they figured 'hey, Stargate fans love to gamble!' Read the press release under the cut..
Atronic to Create and Distribute 'Stargate SG-1' and 'Stargate Atlantis' Branded Slot Machines
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Atronic unveiled plans today to manufacture and distribute slot machines utilizing content from the successful "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate Atlantis" television series. The Company has signed a three-year licensing agreement with MGM Consumer Products and the first placement of the slot machines will be unveiled in the fall of 2008.
"Stargate SG-1," the longest running Sci-Fi series in American television history aired for a remarkable 10 seasons. The show enjoyed a milestone 200th episode and "Stargate Atlantis," its spin-off series and currently in production on season 5, won The People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi program in 2007, and will also celebrate its 100th episode this year.
"Atronic is thrilled to add "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate Atlantis" to our library of licensed products. We are going to build on the popularity of the TV series by bringing the excitement and intrigue of the shows to the casino floor," said Ken Bossingham, COO, Atronic Americas.
Travis Rutherford, Executive Vice President, MGM Consumer Products stated: "MGM Consumer Products is pleased to partner with worldwide market leader Atronic to further expand the record-breaking Stargate franchise."
A series of machines is planned for development, including video linked, video stand-alone, and reel slots.
The ATRONIC Group of companies, a leading global provider of casino games and services is headquartered in Germany. The group companies Atronic International, Atronic Americas and Atronic Systems maintain offices in the USA, Europe, Russia, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. ATRONIC is dedicated to producing only the highest quality of entertainment games and products, including dynamic casino management and linked gaming solutions which are being operated in 91 countries worldwide. Atronic holds a total of 225 worldwide gaming licenses including the United States of America, where it is licensed to sell machines in 26 states and to 163 tribes.
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