AMC's marketing execs have obviously noticed a lot of people like The Walking Dead. A lot of people. People with money in their pockets. Money which AMC would quite like to have in their pockets.
It's for this reason I assume they've licensed The Walking Dead to appear on various gambling machines developed by Aristocrat Technologies. I guess they think you'll throw your money into anything with 's face and the words 'The Walking Dead' written on it. And who knows, maybe they're right...
Aristocrat has just released a trailer (who knew slot machine trailers even existed?) in the run-up to The Walking Dead slot machine being spread around the country. Take a look at the various ways you can lose your child's college fund below:
Wow! What a fun way to be robbed blind!
As you can probably tell, I don't exactly trust slot machines so I'm not really super-enthused about this bond of television and gambling. But do you know who is? Well, it's Theresa Beyer, AMC's Vice President of Promotions and Activation of course! She had this to say:
The Walking Dead Slot Game is the perfect marriage between TV’s leading drama and the gaming industry’s leading developer.
Cool! Thanks Theresa for your unbiased opinion!
If you want to find out more about the game you can click here, but let me just tell you The Walking Dead slot machine features Aristocrat's award-winning VERVEhd™ cabinet, which comes coupled with their surround sound iChair™. Woah! I bet you're reaching for your wallets right now!
What do you think? A great marketing tool, or a massive waste of time, resources and ultimately people's money? Let us know below.
Source: Bloody Disgusting