Light & Wonder has announced the launch of a new slot cabinet franchise to be debuted at the Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland, California.
As a three-title franchise, the Jewel of the Dragon cabinets will feature hold-and-win respins and a “what you see is what you get” mechanic.
The first two titles, Red Phoenix and Valley of the Tiger, are already live at the San Manuel Boulevard establishment, with plans to release the final slot, A Thousand Warriors, in the coming months.
“We aim to offer a best-in-class gaming experience by continuously adding the newest slot machines to our 7,000-plus slot floor,” commented Kenji Hall, Chief Operating Officer of Gaming at Yaamava’.
“Our players will be thrilled that they can be the first to experience this exciting new slot franchise.”
Each title uses gems to indicate a player’s progress towards the hold-and-respin feature, while also acting as triggers for smaller bonuses themselves.
Six gem triggers will activate the hold-and-respin feature, with three free spins given to the player to try and collect additional gems.
Each new gem resets the amount of free spins to three. If the hold-and-respin reels become filled with 15 gems then the player will be awarded a grand jackpot prize.
To celebrate the new installation, the resort partnered with slot content creator Brian Christopher, who showcased the franchise’s world premiere in a live-stream to his 1.3 million Youtube and Facebook followers.
“It’s always super exciting for our fans to see us showcase brand-new games to them live,” added Christopher.
“Getting that immediate feedback from them on the games really makes it an immersive experience.”