Over the past 12 months the Linked Progressive category has made incredible resurgence on Hotel gaming floors throughout Queensland. Whilst the total size of the category has remained stable for some time, Linked Progressives are fast becoming a key performing category across gaming floors. But not all Links are one and the same; it takes a fine balance of great mathematics, strong visual appeal, intuitive features and flexible configurability to deliver optimal performance.
Currently, Linked Progressives are the strongest performing category in Queensland Hotels followed by multigame. Sitting comfortably at 111% floor average compared with other categories on Hotel gaming floors, the Linked Progressive category is the only one to have gradually increased in performance month on month since September 2014. Whilst all other categories have remained stable or entered a state of decline, Linked Progressives have thrived and there’s a striking reason behind the trend.
Linked themes such as Money Train™, Jackpot Carnival™, Jetsetter and Rapid Fire which first hit the Queensland Linked Progressive scene back in the mid 2000’s are no longer cutting it for Hotel operators in Queensland. However, the category has experienced astonishing reinvigoration over the past 12 months with the introduction of Aristocrat’s Lightning Link™ range. With six titles now in the market and another two on the way, Lightning Link™ has led the revival of Linked Progressives across Queensland Hotels.
Yet to drop below floor average, all six Lightning Link™ themes have debuted in Queensland Hotels between 121% and 175% floor average, with some titles reaching peaks of up to 256% floor average. Following the launch, Lightning Link™ has continued to progressively trend upwards in performance, now delivering between 217% and 240% floor average performance as of August 2015.
The next two themes to join the family; Tiki Fire™ and Heart Throb™ present alike features Linked Progressive players have come to know an enjoy over the past 12 months. Multi denomination enables play at 1c, 2c, 5c or 10c denominations whilst the Hold ‘n’ Spin feature offers a familiar method of triggering Jackpots and Bonuses. Both themes showcase a brand new free games feature which is sure to delight players.
Gaming products that deliver consistently strong performance such as the Lightning Link™ range come around intermittently, so if there was ever a time to add some spark to your gaming floor, now is the time. To explore Lightning Link™ further, contact your friendly Aristocrat BDE or visit info.au.aristocratgaming.com/link.
All performance and category data retrieved from Maxgaming Reports: Queensland Hotels between September 2014 and August 2015