Whitney Houston Takes Center Stage With New Slots At Hard Rock Atlantic City

Written By Corey Sharp on June 27, 2024
Image of Whitney Houston for a story on Hard Rock Atlantic City adding Whitney Houston-themed slots at the New Jersey casino.

Ready to dance with somebody? Well, now you can on an Atlantic City casino floor.

International Game Technology (IGT) announced the release of a new, and exciting, Whitney Houston slot game that has come to Hard Rock Atlantic City. According to an Instagram post, the casino debuted the new machines earlier this month.

Houston is undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians ever, and including a slot dedicated to her is likely going to be incredibly popular among Hard Rock guests. Judging by some of the Instagram comments, that appears to be the case.

Whitney Houston slots debut at Hard Rock AC

The slot machine featuring Whitney Houston is a spectacle inside Hard Rock Atlantic City. The machine stands 11 feet tall and features two 55-inch, 4K resolution curved-edge LCD screens for vivid graphics and sound effects. When four games are placed side-by-side, one larger-than-life “Whitney Houston” graphic is displayed across the machines.

The game features Houston’s hit songs such as “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “So Emotional,” and “How Will I Know.” Those iconic songs are brought to life in the following ways:

  • Game symbols
  • Bonus content
  • Concert footage
  • Famous Houston photos

One of the most attractive features of the game includes a collection of platinum record symbols that land on the reels, which triggers the re-spin bonus.

IGT’s COO of Gaming, Nick Khin, said in a press release:

“IGT is thrilled to bring the new star-studded Whitney Houston Slots game to casino floors across the U.S. Whitney Houston slots exemplifies IGT’s winning formula for licensed game themes: a world-class entertainment experience combined with a precise alignment of the licensed theme fan base and the slot player demographic.”

The top level jackpot of the game consists of $500,00 as well as dedicated lock and re-spin bonuses, Cash on Reels, Stacked Wilds, and bonus games that seasoned slot players should be familiar with.

Comments suggest Whitney Houston slots are a hit

Hard Rock Casino posted an Instagram video on June 16, which gave viewers a good look at what the slot looks like. The game certainly stands out on the casino floor.

The post got 500 likes with people expressing their excitement in the comment section. With plenty of emojis, some included:

“Whitney Houston is my favorite! omg I have to hit a jackpot on this one!”

“So much fun! LOVE this game!”

“Omg are they in Vegas yet??”

Across the Garden State, NJ online casinos and retail establishments are starting to get creative with slot offerings. Hard Rock Casino is opening the door for other land-based casinos to add pop culture-based games that guests are likely familiar with.

Online platforms have started to add slots from famous TV shows and movies. BetMGM Casino has been home to several, including the newest, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Cheers, the operator announced last week. BetMGM also added The Godfather slot in September 2023.

The creativity of the industry, particularly slots, is starting to take shape. There’s no telling what could be next, but whatever it is, it usually resonate with players.

Photo by Eric Jamison / AP Photo
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Corey Sharp serves as the lead writer for PlayNJ after joining Catena Media in 2022. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia as a sports writer and content producer. As lead writer for PlayNJ, Corey heads up a talented team of expert journalists and analysts to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of gambling news in New Jersey.

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