New Jersey Gets Nostalgic With Exclusive New Space Invaders Slot

Written By Bill Gelman on February 24, 2022
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Remember those late nights of playing Space Invaders on Atari? Yes, we are referring to what sounds like the stone age of video gaming systems.

However, classics like Space Invaders have a long shelf life. Clearly, the video game is still going strong as BetMGM sent out a Wednesday press release announcing, you guessed it, Space Invaders as its newest mobile and online slot game. The title is available exclusively to Garden State gamblers via the BetMGM, Borgata and Party online casino platforms.

Developed by Inspired Entertainment, the plan is to roll out the slot in other online casino markets later this year.

BetMGM has a strategic partnership with Inspired, and it includes exclusive rights to the game.

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New Jersey first to get ‘legendary’ Space Invaders online slot

The announcement is taking some NJ online casino players on a trip down memory lane. Yes, from decades ago.

Oliver Bartlett, director of gaming, BetMGM, said “Since 1978, gamers have loved Space Invaders in arcades and through home consoles.”

“Inspired has produced a phenomenal slot game here, and BetMGM is excited to bring this legendary title to its players in New Jersey, then on to more states in the near future.”

As far as special features and bonuses go,  Claire Osborne, vice president of Interactive, Inspired shared some insight.

“Space Invaders is a fun and exciting slot that features vibrant, nostalgic graphics, enhanced game modifiers, six bonus rounds, a bonus gamble and more, to give players a chance at winning big bonuses and mystery cash prizes,” said Osborne. “We are thrilled to be partnering with BetMGM exclusively for a month in New Jersey to bring the highly anticipated North American launch of Space Invaders to their thriving player base.”

The BetMGM version, complete with an arcade-like vibe, has a 5×3 reel configuration with 20-win lines.

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BetMGM continues expanding exclusive games library

From a BetMGM online casino perspective, Space Invaders is the newest title being added to a constantly growing list of exclusive games. Other exclusive online slots include:

  • New York Jets Slingo 
  • MGM Grand Millions 
  • Bellagio Fountains of Fortune 
  • Bison Fury

Earlier this month, the operator launched Sixers blackjack and roulette. Like Space Invaders, the new table games are available to NJ Borgata online casino and PartyCasino players.

One has to wonder if this game could be the first of more classic video games to join the online slot scene. Could Donkey Kong or Pac-Man be next?

Images courtesy of BetMGM 

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Bill Gelman has been reporting on the NJ gambling market since 2018, right around when the Garden State launched sports betting. Bill transitioned from lead writer for PlayNJ and NJ Gambling Sites to his current role as managing editor in 2020. Besides offering in-depth analysis on NJ gambling market trends and news, Bill regularly sits down with Atlantic City casino industry executives to offer readers exclusive interviews and comprehensive coverage. Bill received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ithaca College. He has contributed to other Catena Media sites including The Lines, Legal Sports Report, PlayPennsylvania and PlayCanada.

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