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– Jackpot of $4.9 Million Awarded at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City –
– Multimillion Dollar Payout Ups Total Cumulative Tally of WAP Jackpot Distributions
Well Beyond $100 Million Mark –
Waukegan, February 1, 2011—WMS Gaming, a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of games and gaming machines to the global gaming industries, announced today that a lucky casino patron recently won the largest Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot in WMS’ history on a THE WIZARD OF OZ™ RUBY SLIPPERS ™ WAP penny slot game. The lucky winner hit the jackpot for $4,963,819.15 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
“Wide area progressive slots, like WMS’ THE WIZARD OF OZ, enable us to meet our goal of providing our players with truly entertaining and rewarding gaming options,” said Tim Burke, Vice President of Slot Operations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “We’ve always said that Borgata is a lucky place to play and wide area progressive machines help make our casino floor the most exciting place to try your luck in Atlantic City.”
The Borgota jackpot is the most recent big win to come on a WMS slot machine. In December, a jackpot of over $2.9 million was won on THE WIZARD OF OZ WICKED RICHES ® at The Aladdin Casino at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. WMS officially crossed the $100 million mark for jackpot payouts in October 2010 with over a $500,000 win on a THE WIZARD OF OZ game at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan. WMS awarded its first Wide Area Progressive jackpot in 2004 and, since then, nearly 200 WAP jackpots have been won on WMS gaming machines at casinos across the country.
THE WIZARD OF OZ RUBY SLIPPERS is one of several WAP machines that also incorporate WMS’ Sensory Immersion Gaming capabilities to create an unrivaled multi-sensory player experience featuring rich video graphics and new audio experiences. Players see, hear, and feel every step of their side-by-side adventure with Dorothy and the rest of their favorite THE WIZARD OF OZ characters. THE WIZARD OF OZ RUBY SLIPPERS has 45 different ways to trigger bonuses and a number of exciting bonus rounds including the “Find the Broom Bonus,” “Emerald City Free Spin Bonus,” and “Crystal Ball Top Box Bonus.”
Many WMS WAP slot machines feature highly recognizable brand names, impressive progressive payouts and interactive bonuses, all of which add up to unforgettable player experiences. Jackpots have also recently been won on MONOPOLY™ Jackpot Station® and POWERBALL® Double Powerball® among others.
With an uncompromising focus on Player Driven Innovation™ in its product development process, WMS combines advanced, groundbreaking technologies and engaging game content to consistently innovate new products and technologies that deliver highly engaging entertainment experiences for slot players. Furthermore, its unyielding commitment to Unleash Imagination enables casino operators to increase slot machine coin-in, differentiate their slot floors and benefit from operational efficiencies. New WMS games that highlight the Company’s excellence in creativity and development include THE PRICE IS RIGHT® The Ultimate Show™, THE GODFATHER®, YAHTZEE™, Attack from Mars™/Revenge from Mars™ and MONOPOLY Around the Globe™.
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. 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.
Product names mentioned in this Report are trademarks of WMS Gaming Inc., except for the following
MONOPOLY and YAHTZEE are trademarks of Hasbro. Used with permission. 2011 Hasbro. All rights reserved.
POWERBALL is a trademark of Multi-State Lottery Association.
The Godfather™ and © 2011 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
The Price is Right and all other game elements are trademarks of FremantleMedia Operations BV. ©2011 FremantleMedia North America. All rights reserved.
THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s11). Judy Garland as Dorothy from THE WIZARD OF OZ. (s11)