DETROIT– JULY 8, 2014MGM Grand Detroit announced today it has completed installation of two new, themed video slot machines based on classic movies: BeetleJuice and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Both penny slots are produced by WMS.
Based on the 1988 cult classic film starring Michael Keaton, BeetleJuice video slot machine offers an interactive experience for players. Featuring 32-inch LCD screens that display scenes and play music from the Tim Burton movie, players have a chance to win multiple mini-bonuses, as well as bonuses based on the film’s main characters, including Lydia Free Spins, BeetleJuice Free Spins bonuses and Cemetery pick bonuses.   

“This game really stands out on the casino floor.  The look of the cabinet and music really attracts a crowd,” said Troy Hammie, MGM Grand Detroit Vice President of Slot Operations. “At MGM Grand Detroit, we recognize that our players embrace thrills and excitement when it comes to slot play. BEETLEJUICE is all about the strange and unusual. As expected, it rates high on the fun meter.”
The Willy Wonka 3-Reel Mechanical Slot offers the feel of a traditional slot machine with the modern touches of today’s top interactive games.  Featuring WMS’s Transmissive Reels and Sensory Immersion technology, Willy Wonka utilizes motion chair technology to take players on the Chocolate River Boat ride.  Bonuses include Oompa Loompa Growing Reels, Mr. Slugworth Gobstopper Reels, Charlie Bucket Fizzy Lifting Spins Feature and the Veruca Salt I Want it Now Spins Feature.

Hammie added, “Willy Wonk?  Two words, Oompa Loompa! This theme showcases some fun bonusing sure to hit the mark with fans of the movie-old and new!.”
MGM Grand Detroit was recently named “Best Casino in Detroit” by Hour Detroit Magazine and “Best Casino in Michigan” by Michigan Meeting and Events.  
About MGM Grand Detroit
The only Forbes Four-Star hotel in the City of Detroit, the only Forbes Four-Star spa in Michigan, and AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel, MGM Grand Detroit is the city's first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. Guests enjoy signature restaurants; two by world-renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck and the property’s own sports pub, TAP at MGM Grand Detroit; casual dining options; lounges such as a relaxed piano-style bar; high-energy nightlife; and the only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space hosts everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie affairs. MGM Grand Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information, visit or call toll free at (888) 646-3387.


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