Pennsylvania will be the first jurisdiction to launch a new iLottery game called Monopoly Property Payout later this year. The traditional game of Monopoly has served as the theme for many a PA online slots machine and lottery contest for years.
Now, Scientific Games has announced it is about to introduce an all-new online lottery iteration of Monopoly – called Monopoly Property Payout – which will include a progressive jackpot and a simulated 3D digital play experience. The game will debut at the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries 2023 Conference, which is slated for Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Milwaukee.
More About The Monopoly Progressive Jackpot iLottery Game
The progressive jackpot concept for mobile gaming will be a familiar one to those folks in the Keystone State who play PA online casino games.
“We’ve built a premium iLottery game showcasing the iconic elements of the Monopoly brand that players across the globe know and love,” Steve Hickson, vice president of Digital Games for Scientific Games, said in a news release. “The simulated 3D game board offers an immersive Monopoly gameplay experience that stays true to the brand. Players can unlock multiple themed bonus rounds, such as Chance and Free Parking, along with special features where players have the chance to win cash prizes.”
In its announcement, Scientific Games explained the new Monopoly Property iLottery game this way:
“The innovative, three-dimensional game layout featured in Monopoly Property Payout is an evolution of the ever-popular connect-style iLottery game mechanic. The progressive jackpot adds yet another level of excitement and anticipation for players as the jackpot continues to grow in real time while they play.”
Scientific Games went on to say, “SG Studios is well advanced with the planning of a second Monopoly iLottery game which has the potential to be offered as a linked progressive jackpot series, with both games contributing to the same jackpot.”
Online Lottery is one part of a gaming scene in the state, and a slew of operators offer PA casino bonuses as part of the effort to draw in customers.
Legendary Monopoly Board Game Debuted in 1935
A Hasbro executive emphasized the reach of the board game, which was patented in 1935 and originally had just one dynamic element – the dice that players rolled to move their pieces around the board that represented Atlantic City streets.
“The Monopoly brand continues to demonstrate its strength in attracting fans to our partners across everything from analog to digital, from Monopoly Go! on mobile to this new expression in iLottery from our long-time partner Scientific Games,” said Eugene Evans, Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy and Licensing for Hasbro.
The evolution of Monopoly to now include online Pennsylvania Lottery would certainly astound its creators and developers. Charles Darrow of Philadelphia sold the game to Parker Brothers after being initially rejected. But an oft-identified precursor of the game appears to be something called The Landlord's Game, created by Elizabeth Magie, an economics activist who was using it to demonstrate the harmful impacts of real estate monopolies.