Company Overview of WMS Gaming Inc.
WMS Gaming Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells video and reel-spinning slot machines, and video lottery terminals. The company also offers video poker gaming machines, as well as provides parts for gaming machines. It sells its products through a network of sales representatives in Australia, the Caribbean/Central America, Europe, South Africa, South America, North America, and Southern Asia. WMS Gaming Inc. was formerly known as Williams Gaming and changed its name to WMS Gaming Inc. in 1999. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Waukegan, Illinois with additional offices in Australia, Italy, Holland, South Africa, Spain, Argentina, Macau, and the United Kingdom. WMS G...
800 South Northpoint Boulevard
Waukegan, IL 60085
Founded in 1991
Key Executives for WMS Gaming Inc.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Vice President and Controller
President of Wms Industries Inc
President of WMS International
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
WMS Gaming Inc. Key Developments
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. Provides Update on Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Oct 24 13
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. announced that it has received an order from the Judge Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi that denied the motion to dismiss filed by defendants WMS Gaming, Inc. and Aruze Gaming America, Inc. with respect to MGT's claims of direct patent infringement. In addition, the court denied the defendants' motion to change venue.
MGT Capital Investments Asserts New Patent in Infringement Lawsuit
Sep 18 13
MGT Capital Investments announced that it has filed an Amended Complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi seeking to add allegations that defendants in its currently-pending patent infringement lawsuit, (Case 3:12-cv-00741-CWR-FKB), infringe the new '554 patent. The accused products in this lawsuit include at least those identified under the trade names: Paradise Fishing and Amazon Fishing (manufactured and
distributed by Aruze Gaming, and in use at casinos owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts and Penn National Gaming); Pirate Battle and Clue (manufactured and distributed by WMS Gaming, and in use at casinos owned and operated by MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment); and Battleship, Star Trek Battle Stations, Monopoly Bigger Event, and Castle King (all manufactured and distributed by WMS Gaming).
WMS Gaming Inc. Expands Product Line with More than 50 Unique Game
Sep 17 13
Following on the heels of the proven success of the trend-setting, innovative Blade video gaming cabinet, WMS Gaming Inc. will demonstrate an impressive expansion of the Blade innovative product line, including the introduction of a 3-reel mechanical Blade Stepper gaming machine, special features and dedicated games for international markets, a unique new MONOPOLY(TM) participation game on the Blade platform and more than 50 inventive new game themes, at the 13(th) annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), September 24-26, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (booth #1118) in Las Vegas. Players have quickly gravitated to the enhanced play mechanics and visual appeal of the Blade portfolio of games enabled by the robust power of WMS' advanced CPU-NXT(R)3 operating system. The broad range of diverse new game content and innovative play mechanics for the cutting-edge Blade platform are tailored to the cabinet's enhanced graphics and more connected set of high-resolution displays that have made the Blade gaming machine an instant hit with players and casino operators. Headlining the expansion of the popular Blade product line is the introduction of a mechanical reel spinning Blade Stepper cabinet designed to appeal to players looking for the authenticity and excitement of the original-type slot gaming machine's classic mechanical reel play mechanics with features that fit in perfectly on today's contemporary slot floor. The Blade Stepper highlights a simplified user interface and button panel, and brings back all the exhilaration of the original "one-armed bandit" with an authentic pull handle mechanism while simultaneously incorporating the advanced technological gaming capabilities of WMS' latest-generation CPU-NXT3 operating platform. The Blade Stepper is being introduced with three new high-denomination themes and five themes for the low-denomination segment of the slot floor. For the video reel category, WMS is introducing more than 45 new unique themes for the Blade video product line, expanding on the 14 themes introduced to date. Game themes with differentiated gaming entertainment features such as Speed Spins(TM), X-Reels(TM), Supercharged Reels(TM), Reel Intensity(TM), Monster Progressives(TM) and the next-generation Colossal Reels(R) game family, all highlight the spectacular high-definition graphics and enriched player gaming experience enabled by the cabinet's unique design and latest-generation CPU-NXT3 operating platform. In addition, WMS will debut the Gold Fish(R)3 game for the Blade cabinet, the Company's first premium for-sale game powered by the CPU-NXT3 platform, which features a bonus wheel and all-new reel interface that takes the player-favorite Gold Fish theme to the next level. WMS extends the global appeal of the Blade cabinet with a selection of new multi-game sets and unique Asian dedicated products. According to Gelber, "dedicated Asian-themed base games such as Fortune Palace(TM), Life of Luck(TM) and Fortune Ruler(TM) and the imaginative Yi Lu Fa Local-Area Progressive (LAP) feature have been developed to extend the appeal of the Blade product portfolio for players in Asian markets." Additionally, three new Game Chest Multi-Game(TM) product sets that leverage WMS successful game content and a variety of math models in each set into one gaming machine will be showcased for the Company's established Bluebird2e cabinet at G2E, extending the range of game offerings for those customers who desire a multi-game product solution. See the exciting new Blade Stepper and the more than 50 new games that once again showcase WMS' ability to introduce "A Brand New Game" for players and add excitement to any casino floor, along with the extensive line-up of new games for the Company's Bluebird(R)2e, Bluebird xD(TM) and Bluebird xD with optional Metascreen(R) cabinets and other exciting for-sale and premium participation products that will be sure to engage your casino patrons that will be on display at G2E 2013 (booth #1118).
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