Aristocrat Gaming and the National Football League released the first visuals of the new NFL-themed slot machines.
The NFL slot machines come as legal sports betting has spread to over 30 states. The NFL, previously opposed to all forms of gambling, has warmed to betting since 2018.
The slot machines will hit casino floors across the country at the start of the 2023 NFL season. Casinos are legal in over 40 states.
The original license agreement between Aristocrat and the NFL was announced in the fall of 2021.
“We are thrilled to debut the first look of the new NFL-licensed slot machines, which will provide an innovative entertainment experience for millions of NFL fans,” said Hector Fernandez, CEO of Aristocrat Gaming.
“The unveiling of the first NFL-themed slot machines represents an opportunity to bring the League closer to our fans in a new area,” said Joe Ruggiero, SVP of Consumer Products at the NFL. “We have valued collaborating with Aristocrat to bring their vision and responsible gaming resources to fans during the 2023 NFL season and beyond.”
A game called NFL Super Bowl Jackpots is the first of several games that will be unveiled over the coming months as part of the multi-year agreement. Other terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
Casino players of Super Bowl Jackpots have the chance to win a $1 million progressive jackpot in states where permitted. There are additional gameplay features, including six licensed stadium anthems during key moments in the slot game.
The additional slot machines in the initial product roster that will debut later this year and into 2024 include Overtime Cash, Super Bowl Link, NFL Kickoff, Winning Drive, and Rings of Victory – each “inspired by a unique element of NFL gameplay” and featuring customizable team options, Aristocrat Gaming said.