Netflix has moved into the slot machine world, with its massive hit “Squid Game”. In a partnership with gaming leader Light & Wonder, this new slot machine promises to draw fans to casino floors by 2024. Previewing at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this week, attendees can get a first look at this slot based on the record-breaking series.
“Squid Game” broke Netflix records in 2021, with a staggering 1.6 billion hours viewed. Its success paved the way for a reality-show spin-off and an anticipated second season. With its new slot machine, the show’s challenges like Red Light, Green Light, Tug of War, and The Glass Tile become playable games, offering a grand prize between $200,000 and $400,000.
Light & Wonder’s slot machine is far from ordinary. The Squid Game slot will showcase on the Horizon cabinet, featuring a whopping 75-inch screen that expands to 90 inches and boasts 600,000 micro-LED pixels. Other amenities include integrated lighting, a touch screen, and even a mobile charger. An online version of the slot game is in the works.
“Being the first to collaborate with Netflix’s Squid Game is a milestone for Light & Wonder,” mentioned CEO Matt Wilson. “This synergy of a beloved show and our top-tier gaming technology ensures an unmatched player experience.”
The trend of adapting pop culture sensations into slot games isn’t new. From Ozzy Osbourne to James Bond, the slots world has embraced these icons. With the addition of “Squid Game”, players can experience the thrill of the show, with slightly lower stakes.