WALTHAM, MA and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - Wheel of Fortune fans and casino lovers can now experience the sights and sounds of America's #1 game show playing Wheel of Fortune Slots, the latest addition to the free GSN Casino mobile application. Announced today at the Casual Connect conference in Seattle, Wheel of Fortune Slots was developed by GSN Digital, the interactive division of GSN (Game Show Network) and is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Wheel of Fortune Slots, currently the most played game on GSN.com and GSN's Games app on Facebook, delivers the familiar TV brand loved by millions in an exciting casino-style game. The game has pulled in 908 million spins on GSN.com since it launched in November 2011, while mobile players have accounted for an additional 599 million spins. Players use virtual tokens to select bets to match wheels, special prizes and other images from the game show to win various virtual payouts and jackpots.
In addition to Wheel of Fortune Slots, the GSN Casino mobile app features casino-style favorites like Undersea Treasure Slots, Outlaw Video Poker, Video Bingo, and Tiki Island Slots. Since its launch in December, the GSN Casino app has been downloaded over two million times.
"Wheel of Fortune is one of America's most iconic television game shows, and we're excited to offer the brand to our mobile casino fans," said Peter Blacklow, executive vice president, GSN Digital. "Through our partnership with Sony, we hope to drive a whole new wave of GSN players, as well as extend our mobile offering to the millions of players we entertain every day on GSN.com and on Facebook."
Through its long-standing partnership with Sony, GSN Digital also offers free and cash competition versions of Wheel of Fortune, as well as a social game on Facebook available at www.facebook.com/wheeloffortunegame.
Wheel of Fortune Slots can be downloaded as a part of the free GSN Casino app in the iTunes store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gsn-casino/id469231420?ls=1&mt=8) and in the Android marketplace (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gsn.android.casino). It will also be available for the Kindle Fire soon.
GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN's popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital's free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN at www.gsn.com.
About Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned six Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With more than 30 million viewers per week, syndication's most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leading producer of local language scripted and non-scripted programming. SPT also sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio, which includes branded networks AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, and Animax, is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 122 channel feeds available in more than 140 countries, reaching almost 440 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT is a part owner of cable channel GSN, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, a new 3D network, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.