Center for Gaming Research
WMS Industries Company Profile

WMS Industries Inc. designs, manufactures and markets gaming machines and video lottery terminals (VLTs). The Company's gaming machines feature graphics, digital sound and engaging game themes, and most incorporate secondary bonus rounds. Some of its games use licensed brands, such as MONOPOLY, HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, MEN IN BLACK, and, most importantly, STAR TREK. The Company conducts its gaming machine business through its subsidiary, WMS Gaming Inc. (WMS Gaming), which markets its products under the WMS Gaming trademark. The products it offers for sale consist of multi-coin, multi-line video gaming machines and some mechanical reel-spinning slot machines. Its video gaming machines include engaging themes, advanced graphics and digital sound effects and music.

WMS Industries History

1974: WMS Industries formed under the name Williams Electronics, Inc. and succeeded to the amusement game business that had been conducted for almost 30 years prior to 1974 by its predecessors

1991: WMS Gaming enters the video lottery terminal market

1997: WMS introduces its most successful slot machine, Reel Em In

1999: WMS introduced the first of its participation games, a series of four MONOPOLY themed gaming machines

2000: WMS Industries stops making pinball machines and video games and concentrates on VLTs and slot machines

2001: WMS starts developing games in Australia, distributing them under its cross-license agreement with Stargames

2004: WMS launches its first proprietary wide-area progress (WAP) system in Nevada, Native American casinos, and Colorado

2004: WMS opens an office in the United Kingdom

2005: WMS rolls out its WAP system in Mississippi, New Jersey, and Arizona

2005: WMS entered into a wide-ranging technology transfer agreement with Cyberscan Technology Inc.

2006: WMS Industries Completes Acquisition of Orion Gaming

2008: New, Innovative STAR TREK(TM) Gaming Machine introduced.

2013: Scientfic Games acquires WMS

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