Pacquiao may launch own slot game in Macau this autumn
Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao may visit Macau this autumn – prior to his fight at The Venetian Macao – to launch a new Aristocrat Technologies slot machine game based on his career.
The news was given to Business Daily by the fighter’s manager Eric Pineda.
“We’ll probably go first to the United States and then do an Asian tour including maybe Singapore and Macau,” said Mr Pineda. “We’ll probably do the promotion two months before the fight,” he added.
Aristocrat’s game, Mega Manny Jackpots, is a progressive-style slot product.
The game is still under development, but a prototype – complete with top box featuring animated action sequences – is on display until this afternoon at Aristocrat’s stand at Global Gaming Expo Asia 2013 at The Venetian Macao.
“It’s still under development but it looks really good. It would be nice if they could make him look even more handsome,” said Mr Pineda.
Aristocrat Technologies is one of the world's leading casino equipment suppliers and the market leader in Macau.
Two important features of the game are that Manny's opponents are ghost-like figures on the graphics, and the Filipino hero – the first-ever boxer to be a world champion at eight different weights – doesn't ever lose a fight.
"Manny Pacquiao is such an iconic figure and such a hero in the region and across the world that we’re very excited to be involved with this product,” said David Punter, general manager Asia Pacific for Aristocrat.
Mr Pacquiao is to face Brandon Rios of the United States in a non-title welterweight bout in Macau on November 23.