Today’s casino resorts are all about entertainment, and the bigger the better. That sentiment couldn’t possibly be more true than it is now at Tucson, Arizona’s Desert Diamond Casino, where the operator just installed a gargantuan new slot machine, appropriately deemed the “Titan 360”.
Weighing it at approximately 3 tons – that’s 6,000 pounds, or 2,722 kilograms – the Titan 360 slot machine was developed by leading games manufacturer Konami Gaming, Inc. just a few years ago. Due to its immense size, it’s understandable that not too many casino resorts have taken the hefty initiative to install the monumental device on their gaming floors since it first appeared in 2013.
Because it’s a rare find in today’s destination casino market, officials at Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE), tribal owners of the Desert Diamond Casino located at 7350 Nogales Highway, decided it was an investment – not just in money, but floor space – well worth undertaking.
“The Titan 360 is truly a sight to behold,” expressed TOGE’s Director of Public Relations and Communications, Treena Parvello. “This colossal slot machine offers guests an experience like nothing else,” she said, throwing in the following plug; “so don’t miss your chance to try it out at Desert Diamond Casinos.”
Rarity of the Titan 360 Slot Machine
The very first Titan 360 slot machine to make it’s way onto a casino floor was installed at Harrah’s Atlantic City in the summer of 2013, as part of a ‘New Jersey First‘ initiative launched by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).
Under that program, by offering New Jersey the very first chance to install the new slot machine at one of its Atlantic City casinos, Konami was able to gain priority status from the DGE in testing the device for licensing approval, securing its appearance on the gaming floor as quickly as possible.
To date, there are only 26 Titan 360 slot machines in existence.
About Titan 360 Slot Machines
According to Konami, when the Titan 360 first launched as a limited edition slot machine, it was promoted as being “unlike anything ever seen on a casino floor.”
The company’s VP of north American Sales, Ross O’Hanley, said, “Titan 360 was designed to create excitement by providing a multi-sensory gaming experience that delivers thrilling, high-frequency bonus events.”
The gargantuan gambling device comes in two configurations, offering either 6 or 8 seating stations and a near 12-foot high “central bonusing unit which leverages a mechanical wheel and large, rolling metallic balls to determine bonus award amounts.”
The Titan 360 includes a range of base games surrounding its circumference, all created on the company’s trademark Podium Slant cabinetry. Games include Konami’s popular KP3™ titles, like China Shores, Jumpin’ Jalapenos, Legion Warrior, and Heavenly World.
Titan 360 at Desert Diamond
The Titan 360 at Desert Diamond Casino is one of the larger limited edition slots, capable of seating 8 players around its enormous base.
Desert Diamond Casino’s Director of Slot Operations, Don Ayers, told NBC News 4 the casino resort is seeing “big winners every day,” and has experienced “lines of people lining up to play it.” He went on to say the Titan 360 slot machine “is massive, it’s exciting, it’s fun, and it’s only at Desert Diamond Casino in Southern Arizona.”