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New Jersey announces multistate casino jackpot plan

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Steve Marcus

An IGT video slot machine promotes Power Bucks during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Power Bucks is a “bolt-on” progressive, meaning casinos can digitally connect it to any IGT slot machine to make it a progressive. When Power Bucks is enabled, a progressive tracker appears at the top of the screen.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced approval for International Game Technology (IGT) to operate a multi-jurisdictional “wide area progressive slot system.” The Powerbucks system will link progressive jackpots in Atlantic City casinos to progressive jackpots located in other states.

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