|View printer-friendly version|
|WMS to Display Expanded International Product Line With Player Driven Innovation(TM) Features at IGE 2009|
Orion Gaming to Unveil New Games and Functionality on its New Twinstar(TM) II Cabinet and N-Able(TM) Platform; Will Introduce its First Networked Product Solution and Systems in Progress Designed Bonusing Features
WAUKEGAN, Ill. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
-- 65 WMS games including 28 titles on the new fully digital, HD Bluebird (R)2 platform, as WMS brings networked gaming compatibility to international markets -- 37 Orion Gaming products including Game Pack(TM), a multi-game offering, and Orion's first network-enabled gaming products such as its new Group Wins(TM) game that features communal game experience with networked gaming technology -- The Twinstar II gaming cabinet featuring the N-Able platform from Orion Gaming
"Since acquiring Orion Gaming in 2006 and SiP in 2007, we have
accelerated our development of game content and technology platform
offerings for international markets, furthering our position as a
leading global provider of gaming products," said
Orion Gaming will showcase 23 titles at IGE 2009 on the new Twinstar II gaming machine driven by the powerful N-Able operating platform. The new Twinstar II is precision designed with sleek curves and stainless steel surfaces combining an elegant look with superb functionality. The Twinstar II features ergonomically positioned dual 19-inch screens, a LED-illuminated top box marquee that is 25 percent larger and a subtly illuminated lower door and coin tray. In addition, Twinstar II is driven by the powerful N-Able platform which offers industry leading stability, reliability and entertainment enhancing features. Twinstar II also features full SAS compatibility, full support for ticket in/ticket out and AFT cashless functionality, fast game conversion capability and user-friendly configuration menus.
Gamache commented, "The Twinstar II gaming cabinet and N-Able platform advance Orion Gaming's product capabilities to new levels of player entertainment and operator functionality through utilization of leading networked gaming technology. This is an important step forward in our ability to further increase our global footprint as we now offer significantly more variety of games and features for our international customers and their players. With a total of 37 products from Orion featured at IGE 2009, this will be the biggest showing of Orion games in their history."
New products featured in the Orion Gaming Twinstar II cabinet on display at IGE 2009 include:
-- Game Pack- The Game Pack product is Orion Gaming's first multi-game offering, holding five new Orion N-Able games in one machine for more variety and greater player satisfaction. Game Pack offers players an option to select from a variety of games and allows them to change games by simply pressing the "Change Game" button at the bottom of the screen. Four game sets will be on display, each offering a different variety of successful games from Orion's Deluxe, LinePlus(TM)andAnyWay(TM) series. The Game Pack offerings on display at IGE 2009 will also include a SiP linked progressive that enables linked Mystery Progressive functionality on a multi-game, as well as the TwinHit(TM) Dual-level Standalone Progressive (DSAP) functionality made possible by the new N-Able technology. DSAP features two progressive meters at the top of the multi-game. -- Group Wins -Orion will premiere its first communal game, Treasures of the World(TM). When triggered, every eligible player on the bank of gaming machines is brought into an exciting bonus adventure, led by the game's interactive female host named Sapphire, with one lucky player controlling all the action. Bonus rounds incorporate the popular interactive picking bonus feature, through which selected items build upon themselves with each spin, creating more opportunities to win. -- LinePlus / AnyWayseries -Four new titles for the LinePlusseries will debut on the Twinstar II cabinet. Line Plus games feature 50-line play that is designed to provide volatility in popular low-denomination play. Also debuting will be two new titles for the AnyWay series of games which have players purchase reels instead of lines. When all the reels are played, the players have over 200 ways to win through scatter pay combinations. The new titles for the LinePlusand AnyWayseries of games are also available with the TwinHit Dual-level Standalone Progressive. -- PokerPackoffering -Players can select their favorite poker theme with Orion's Multipoker line of games, PokerPack, which offers the classic poker themes die-hard players enjoy. PokerPack features six great games including Jacks or Better, Magic Poker, Extra Poker, Hot 2 Poker, Extra Extra Poker and Club Poker. -- Glamour Cash(TM) - The first networked gaming product from Orion Gaming debuted at last year's international trade show and new games this year take the entertainment experience to a whole new level. Eight titles will be on display at IGE 2009. Glamour Cash is a 5-level local-area mystery progressive offering that enriches the player experience with prizes that can transport them to a whole new world of glamour. The Glamour Cash mystery progressive is randomly triggered and the rewarded level prize (diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire or amethyst) is awarded based on the sum of numbers that appear on each reel.
Beyond the Orion Gaming and SiP products debuting at IGE 2009, WMS will
also feature many of the unique products that recently generated strong
industry buzz and excitement at the 2008 Global Gaming Expo in
Among the WMS games being featured are THE WIZARD OF OZ(TM) - Glinda the Good Witch(TM) and THE WIZARD OF OZ - Wicked Riches(TM) on the Transmissive Reels platform, TIME MACHINE(TM) and DIRTY HARRY(R)2 on the Sensory Immersion platform and two Reel Em In(R) Compete to Win(TM) games and Big Event(R) Poker on the Community Gaming platform.
Also, a total of 17 three or five reel Transmissive Reels games will be at IGE 2009 alongside new games for WMS' G+(R) Series, Innovation Series, I-Play(TM) and Classic series of video reel games and the recently introduced Jackpot Party(R) Keno, Multi-game Keno product.
Gamache added, "WMS has made a strong commitment to provide casino operators and their players in gaming jurisdictions around the world with leading content and technology, and the fruits of these efforts will be on display at IGE 2009. With our product previews at IGE next week, WMS will again demonstrate it is furthering its industry leadership position through developing entertaining games and revenue enhancing product solutions that appeal to players worldwide."
Product names mentioned in this release are trademarks of WMS or its subsidiaries, except for the following:
DIRTY HARRY and all related characters and elements are
trademarks of and (C) Warner Bros.
THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are
trademarks of and (C)
WMS is engaged in serving the gaming industry worldwide by designing, manufacturing and marketing video and 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. More information on WMS can be found at www.wms.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our
future business performance, strategy, outlook, plans, liquidity,
pending regulatory matters and outcomes of contingencies, including
legal proceedings, among others. Forward-looking statements may be
typically identified by such words as "may," "will," "should," "expect,"
"anticipate," "plan," "likely," "believe," "estimate," "project," and
"intend," among others. These forward-looking statements are subject to
risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ
materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking
statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our
forward-looking statements are reasonable, any or all of our
forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. Consequently, no
forward-looking statements may be guaranteed. Factors which could cause
our actual results to differ from expectations include (1) delay or
refusal by regulators to approve our new gaming platforms, cabinet
designs, game themes and related hardware and software; (2) a failure to
obtain and maintain our gaming licenses and regulatory approvals; (3) an
inability to introduce in a timely manner new games and gaming machines
that achieve and maintain market acceptance; (4) a decrease in the
desire of casino customers to upgrade gaming machines or allot floor
space to leased or participation games, resulting in reduced demand for
our products; (5) an adverse impact on play levels of our participation
games by casino patrons, a reduction in capital spending or payments by
casino customers, or other adverse financial impacts, associated with
the substantial economic weakness and uncertainty that adversely affects
our customers' and our businesses; (6) cancellation or modification by
customers of new gaming machine or participation orders; (7) a software
anomaly or fraudulent manipulation of our gaming machines and software;
(8) a failure to obtain the right to use, or an inability to adapt to
rapid development of new technologies; and (9) an infringement claim
seeking to restrict our use of material technologies. These factors and
other factors that could cause actual results to differ from
expectations are more fully described under "Item 1. Business-Risk
Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended