Zombies in casinos: Game manufacturer to debut ‘Walking Dead’ slot machine

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Aristocrat's new "Walking Dead" slot machine.

Zombies are lurching toward Las Vegas — and they’re seeking slot players.

Australian-based gaming manufacturer Aristocrat has inked a licensing agreement with cable channel AMC to develop a slot machine based on the hit show “The Walking Dead.” The company plans to release the title in early fall to coincide with the show’s highly-anticipated fourth season.

Using high-definition video and sound, the slot will launch players into the post-apocalyptic world made famous in the show. Aristocrat plans to incorporate video clips and images from the show in the game.

Gamblers will have the same goal as the slot's zombie-killing characters: to escape. The only difference is that players will have a chance to walk away with money in their pockets. In the unforgiving world of “The Walking Dead,” cash is worthless.

Based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman, the show chronicles the lives of a group of survivors as they struggle through a world overrun by zombies.

Since it debuted in October 2010, “The Walking Dead” has become the most-watched drama in cable TV history. The season three finale shattered records by attracting 12.4 million viewers.

“We have been very aggressive in bringing top licensed products to operators and to their players,” said Dallas Orchard, Aristocrat’s vice president of gaming operations. “This new license with AMC and ‘The Walking Dead’ is a continuation of that strategy.”

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