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Aristocrat unleashes The Walking Dead slot game

15 January 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Zombies are taking over casinos across North America! Aristocrat has unleashed a giant horde of zombies in its new The Walking Dead Slot Game, based on AMC's monster hit TV show The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead Slot Game is invading casinos from coast to coast across North America from San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, Calif., to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., and countless casinos in between.

Aristocrat's The Walking Dead Slot Game grabs players and puts them right in the middle of the record-breaking show's gritty post-apocalyptic world with a chance to win a grand jackpot that starts at $500,000.00!

"The Walking Dead Slot Game is the perfect marriage between TV's leading drama and the gaming industry's leading developer," said Theresa Beyer, AMC's Vice President of Promotions and Activation. "The show keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, and Aristocrat now delivers that same experience for gaming fans."

The Walking Dead Slot Game made its debut at the Global Gaming Expo late last year to rave reviews from attendees and press. The Las Vegas Sun noted the game was "by far the most popular game at G2E."

The dynamic game is housed in Aristocrat's award-winning VERVEhd cabinet and is packed with video clips and images from the show, exciting features, and an abundance of bonus opportunities. The experience is heightened by Aristocrat's surround sound iChair for a completely engrossing game that challenges players to win the fight for survival.

"Capitalizing on the show's dedicated following, we stayed true to the ethos of the AMC series while creating this game. We have designed a game that will appeal to the show's audience and players will be excited to find all of their favorite characters here," said Aristocrat Vice President of Gaming Operations Dallas Orchard. "Working with AMC has been phenomenal, and we look forward to continuing our relationship."

AMC's The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic and remains the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. The first eight episodes of its fourth season delivered an average of 13 million viewers and 8.4 million adults 18-49.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. The series Entertainment Weekly called the "greatest thriller ever produced for television" has earned two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Effects Makeup, among many other accolades. The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its fourth season at 9pm on Sunday, February 9, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead at 10 pm.

Players of Aristocrat's The Walking Dead Slot Game will have the opportunity to face some of these same challenges. After all, living in a world of zombies is always a gamble.

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