The Godfather slot is based on Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic mobster film of the same name. According to a press release, in the game, “players step into the atmospheric and intimidating office of Don Corleone, who demands respect, asks for loyalty, and immerses players in the mafia genre.”
The 5×3, 10-line slot features free spins and a hold-and-win bonus round where players can win additional spins and cash.
“The Godfather remains one of the most iconic movies and it is quite fitting that it is the first slot we are offering with Atlantic Digital,” Oliver Bartlett, director of gaming at BetMGM, said in a press release. “BetMGM is proud to be the first to bring The Godfather to the U.S. and its exclusive online casino home.
“We are incredibly proud to partner with BetMGM and bring our popular branded games to the U.S market,” added Atlantic Digital CEO Sam Hobcraft. “The Godfather is just the start.”
An ‘Irishman’ in the offing?
This is purely speculative, but if BetMGM — Michigan’s leading iCasino, in defiance of nationwide norms — and Atlantic are interested in appealing more specifically to the Michigan market, they could look into developing a game based on The Irishman, a Martin Scorsese gangster film that starred Godfather saga alums Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
While New York stood in for Detroit in the movie, the plot is largely set in Michigan and deals with the mob ties and disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who is portrayed onscreen by Pacino, a frequent beneficiary of anti-aging technology.
It would be a step too far to suggest that future BetMGM slots be based on Bob Seger, Rick Mahorn, Bell’s beer, or the multitude of menu items at Leo’s Coney Island, but those are actually great ideas should the casino wish to maintain its vise grip on the hearts and wallets of Michigamblers.
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