Netflix takes a gamble as Light & Wonder unveils Squid Game slot
The new Squid Game slot machine is set to be unveiled at G2E in Las Vegas this week.
Players will get to experience renditions of the show’s iconic challenges such as Red Light, Green Light, Tug of War and The Glass Tile.
A Squid Game-inspired online slot is also slated for release, boasting three exclusive bonus rounds inspired by the series, including a jackpot ranging between $200,000 and $400,000.
The release aligns with a successful formula established by previous hit TV-show-themed slot games, such as Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal and Narcos.
Despite Narcos also being a hit show for Netflix, that slot game originally saw NetEnt instead team up with French film studio Gaumont.Light & Wonder’s Squid Game slot machine is expected to hit casino floors in 2024.
The game will be hosted using the firm’s Horizon jumbo cabinet, which features a 75-inch screen and 600,000 micro-LED pixels, combined with a 27-inch touchscreen.
The machine also includes dual-play buttons and even a mobile phone charger.
“Light & Wonder is proud to be the first slots gaming company in the industry to partner with Netflix’s Squid Game and bring this ground-breaking show to life across multiple casino gaming platforms,” said Light & Wonder CEO Matt Wilson.
“We’ve seen how combining fan-favourite shows with immersive gameplay can resonate with audiences both digitally and on casino floors,” he added.
A second season of Squid Game has been earmarked for release on 22 November 2023.
Squid Game: The Challenge is set to pit 456 international competitors against each other for a grand prize of $4.56m.