WMS Gaming Files For Online Poker License in Nevada

27 March 2012


WMS Industries subsidiary WMS Gaming Inc. wants to play. The casino game maker released this press release today announcing it has applied for a interactive gaming license with the State Gaming Control Board in Nevada.

WAUKEGAN, Ill. & LAS VEGAS, Mar 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. WMS -0.42%  , a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of games, gaming content and gaming machines to the worldwide gaming industry, announced today that it submitted an application to the State Gaming Control Board (SGCB) for an interactive gaming license in the State of Nevada.

“The filing of WMS’ interactive gaming application with the SGCB in Nevada represents an important milestone in our efforts to support our customers’ needs with a full array of products and managed services in the online and interactive arenas,” said Orrin J. Edidin, President. “Just as we develop and produce innovative gaming content and gaming machines for our customers’ land-based casinos, WMS is committed to assisting our customers in establishing strong interactive gaming relationships with their patrons in the casino, at home or on their mobile devices. By leveraging our understanding of players’ entertainment needs and preferences with our expertise in creating compelling content and solutions, we have made significant progress in our development of a technology and entertainment content base that will help our customers unlock the emerging opportunities provided through online capabilities.

“With the success and experience we have in online and interactive gaming — through our award-winning UK-based JackpotParty.com online casino; our popular, player-appealing Lucky Cruise™ social casino found on Facebook and our classic slot content for mobile and other casual play users — WMS is well positioned to help our customers move forward with confidence,” Edidin added. “Nevada is a recognized leader in gaming regulation and is moving consistently forward with rules and regulations for interactive gaming enablement and we are looking forward to providing our customers in the state with industry-leading products and services in a safe and secure online environment.”

About WMS

WMS is engaged in serving the gaming industry worldwide by designing, manufacturing and marketing games, video and mechanical reel-spinning gaming machines, video lottery terminals and in gaming operations, which consists of the placement of leased participation gaming machines in legal gaming venues. The Company’s online iGaming business develops and markets products, services and end-to-end solutions that address global online wagering and casual gaming opportunities. WMS is proactively addressing the next stage of casino gaming floor evolution with its WAGE-NET® networked gaming solution, a suite of systems technologies and applications designed to increase customers’ revenue generating capabilities and operational efficiency. More information on WMS can be found at www.wms.com or visit the Company on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

SOURCE: WMS Gaming Inc.

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