SOURCE: Aristocrat Technologies; San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

Aristocrat Technologies; San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

Aristocrat Technologies; San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

March 08, 2011 13:33 ET

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino and Aristocrat Technologies Welcome America's Best-Selling Artist Michael Godard to Launch New Slot Game

Godard to Appear at March 22 Exclusive Casino Event

HIGHLAND, CA and LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Art world, meet the casino industry. Casino industry, meet the art world. You're going to get along famously! The relationship begins in grand style on March 22 when America's best-selling artist, Michael Godard, joins San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino and Aristocrat Technologies for the premiere of Rockin' Olives™, a new video slot game.

The Rockin' Olives game from Aristocrat is based on Godard's world-famous olives, and is making its official premiere at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino on March 22. Godard himself will be on hand to introduce the game, speak with media, and pose for photographs.

In addition, the casino is hosting a contest on its facebook page @SanManuelCasino, where followers and Godard fans can submit their original artwork of their "best concert playing olive." Everyone who enters will have a chance to attend an exclusive facebook event with Godard on March 22. All attendees will get to meet Godard, take home Godard gifts, and the best entry (chosen by Godard himself) will receive a San Manuel Prize Pack worth over $100. The "Meet Michael Godard" facebook contest is underway now and continues through March 18.

Steve Lengel, Executive Director of Operations for the Casino, said, "We are absolutely thrilled to host the 'Rock Star of the Art World' Michael Godard for this-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our facebook friends. San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino has a long history of bringing exciting events and entertainment to our guests. Having America's best-selling and most unique artist fits our traditions perfectly."

Rockin' Olives is a new video slot game from Aristocrat. Rockin' Olives tells the story of the ultimate rock concert, complete with guitar and drum-playing olives and sexy strawberry fans. Godard hand-painted each frame of each reel.

Rockin' Olives is housed in Aristocrat's award-winning VERVEhd™ cabinet. Sleek, modern and a work of art in itself, the cabinet completely changes the game forever with twin 21.5" HD monitors, panoramic digital audio, Nteractiv™ LCD buttons and revolutionary ergonomic design that is dramatically more comfortable for players. Rockin' Olives is certified for all GLI jurisdictions.

Please note: Must be 21 to enter Casino and/or facebook contest. Please gamble responsibly.

About Michael Godard
Michael Godard, known as the "Rockstar of the Art World," is a global, top-selling artist, creator and philanthropist. His world of art invites viewers into his lighthearted perspective of life, with animated olives, grapes and dancing strawberries. His unique portrayal of fun is an exciting combination of imagination and subtle humor -- it's a re-definition of art as something that can come with a punch line. Michael dedicates a portion of the proceeds from his artwork to causes he believes in. Through these efforts and his imaginative, playful artwork, he lives the philosophy of making an impact on everyone he meets. In true rock star fashion, Michael's got a huge fan base -- one that includes movie stars, rock stars and private collectors. And with the new slot machine from Aristocrat, we can add "players" to that list, too.

About San Manuel
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino is Southern California's one-stop destination for entertainment and fun. Owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the casino has been providing fun and excitement since 1986, where 2011 marks the casino's 25th Anniversary. Located just 67 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport, guests enjoy 3,000 of the latest slots, live poker and Vegas-style blackjack, high-limit gaming, high-stakes bingo, incredible entertainment, sumptuous dining and generous player's reward program. Since being established, players have received over $2 billion in cash, prizes and giveaways, making any visit to San Manuel an exciting and memorable experience. For more information on San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, please visit their website at or call 800-359-2464. 

About Aristocrat
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by over two hundred regulators and its products and services are available in over ninety countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, interactive video terminal systems, and casino management systems. For further information visit the company's website at

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    For Aristocrat
    Paul Speirs
    Steinbeck Communications
    (702) 413-4278
    Email Contact

    For San Manuel Casino
    Sarah Hahne
    (909) 475-1888x4222
    Email Contact