Several slot games that heretofore were not available at Miccosukee Resort & Casino are now in place at the casino in west Miami-Dade.
Unlike the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Miccosukees do not have an agreement with the state that allows them to operate traditional Las Vegas-style “Class III” slots. Like many native American casinos, the Miccosukees offer Class II slots, which generate an instant game of bingo with each spin, but display the results more like a traditional slot machine would.
But Ainsworth Game Technology has created Class II versions of its Class III games popular in commercial casinos. About 50 machines were installed in December, including popular Rumble Rumble and Flying Horse titles, which are in the Seminole casinos.
“We take the math and essentially reverse engineer it,” said Mike Trask, Ainsworth director of marketing. “But for the player sitting down at the game you wouldn’t notice a huge difference in game play.”
Rumble Rumble and Flying Horse are located prominently in the slot area between the non-smoking section and the high-limit room.
Many of the company’s most popular games feature their “Sweet Zone,” which trigger greater bonuses and free spins, while an announcer reminds players they are in the “Sweeeet Zoooone.”
Other Ainsworth games include Dragon’s Heat, Twice the Money and China Gold.
Now Ainsworth is sponsoring a promotion at Miccosukee, giving away $2,500 a week to players who try the new games.