|Ray Charles and Alliance Gaming are working together to develop three new slot machines for online play. Ray Charles’s America The Beautiful, What’d I Pay and Ray’s Jukebox are the new video and interactive video slots that are scheduled for release by the end of the year.|
The games will feature video footage of Ray Charles performing surrounded by the ‘Paylettes’. All the games audio and video features will be run through Bally Gaming’s new Evolution Series (EVO™) platform
Under the terms of the agreement with Charles, who has been blind since an early age, all the games will offer audio-assist features and a Braille button deck to allow visually impaired players to enjoy the games.
“Independence is a helluva thing, man' said Charles, “And we all appreciate it. I know I do. So here’s a device where I can use it, I can go out an have as much fun as the next guy and I don’t have to depend on anyone else to do it. I think it’s great.
Robert Miodunski, President and CEO of Alliance Gaming said, “It is an honor for Alliance Gaming to have such a close working relationship with a true American Icon.”