Demonstrating entirely unique player entertainment experiences and engagement, WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS), will debut the category-creating Gamefield xD cabinet with the most powerful-ever WMS operating system at the 12 th annual Global Gaming Expo ( G2E), October 2-4, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The revolutionary Gamefield xD gaming machine features a unique field of view driven by spectacular high-definition graphics and enhanced performance characteristics enabled by the Company’s new third-generation CPU-NXT3 operating platform. The Gamefield xD cabinet will be introduced with all-new premium participation games from the popular MONOPOLY and THE WIZARD OF OZ game series.
The Gamefield xD cabinet’s ground-breaking design, with two 32-inch hi-definition screens all in view of the player, creates a stunning game sightline never before offered on a casino floor. This innovative gaming machine for participation-only games creates an entirely new form factor with a visual perspective that grabs players’ attention and delivers new game play options to enrich the gaming entertainment experience.
“WMS is dedicated to advancing the player experience through a combination of imaginative gaming content, standout cabinets and advanced technology; and the innovative Gamefield xD gaming machine delivers on that promise,” said Larry Pacey, Executive Vice President, Global Products and Chief Innovation Officer of WMS. “Providing a revolutionary player interface and game experience are important ways to drive player engagement and loyalty, and the unique entertainment experiences enabled by our new Gamefield xD gaming machine are a testament to the creative and collaborative abilities of our gaming engineers and product designers.”
The visual explosion created by two 32-inch high-definition screens is magical and is sure to be a hit with WMS customers and their players. Visually attracting players in and upward on the exciting new MONOPOLY and THE WIZARD OF OZ games, the Gamefield xD cabinet provides a sense of playing the game like no other slot experience in the market today.A New Era in MONOPOLY Slots Enabled by Gamefield xD The largest single-player MONOPOLY slot game ever introduced by WMS takes full advantage of the revolutionary Gamefield xD cabinet capabilities as dazzling visuals and the cabinet’s exceptional form factor create exciting new game experiences – around the board in classic MONOPOLY slot fashion or with interactive bonuses shooting reels up and down both screens for multipliers in the Free Spin Bonus. THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Gamefield xD THE WIZARD OF OZ Haunted Forest™ and THE WIZARD OF OZ Emerald City™ on the Gamefield xD cabinet are the next-generation games that THE WIZARD OF OZ fans have been longing for. Both themes being introduced at G2E take full advantage of the more robust gaming characteristics enabled by the CPU-NXT3 operating platform and the visual exhilaration of the latest cabinet from WMS, with thrilling wheel-based bonus selections and unique Glinda the Good Witch™ and Winged Monkey™ features unlike anything players have ever seen. See the revolutionary Gamefield xD gaming machine, the power of the CPU-NXT3 operating platform and the latest MONOPLY and THE WIZARD OF OZ slot games along with more than 100 other new exciting participation and for-sale games that reflect WMS’ commitment to “ Engaging Players. Delivering Results.™” that will be on display at G2E 2012 (booth #1118). About WMS WMS serves 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 also develops and markets digital gaming content, products, services and end-to-end solutions that address global online wagering and play-for-fun social, casual and mobile 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®. G2E is a registered trademark of the American Gaming Association and Reed Elsevier Inc. Used with permission. MONOPOLY is a trademark of Hasbro. Used with permission. © 2012 Hasbro. All rights reserved. THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.(s12) This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our future business performance, strategy, outlook, plans, products and liquidity. 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. We undertake no obligation to update such forward looking statements, all of which are made only as of this date, August 6, 2012. Factors that 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) changes in regulations or regulatory interpretations that may adversely affect existing product placements or future placements; (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) a reduction in capital spending or interruption in payments by casino customers associated with business weakness or economic uncertainty that adversely affects our customers' ability to make purchases or pay; (6) a greater-than-expected demand for operating leases by customers over outright product sales or sales financing leases that shift revenue recognition from a single period to the term of such operating leases; (7) future costs to restructure our business and other charges that may be higher than currently estimated, including additional charges related to actions at a later time not presently contemplated; (8) ability to realize in full, or part, the anticipated savings and expense reductions from restructuring and lower staffing; (9) adverse affects on product development, innovation and the ability to retain and attract key personnel following the restructuring and reorganization actions taken in fiscal 2011 and 2012; (10) a reduction in play levels of our participation games by casino patrons, whether due to economic conditions or increased placements of competitive product; (11) inability of suppliers of key components to timely meet our requirements to fulfill customer orders; (12) increased pricing or promotional competitive activity that adversely affects our average selling price or product revenues; (13) a failure to obtain and maintain our gaming licenses and regulatory approvals; (14) failure of customers or players to adapt to the new technologies that we introduce in new product concepts; (15) a software anomaly or fraudulent manipulation of our gaming machines and software; (16) a failure to obtain the right to use or an inability to adapt to rapid development of new technologies; (17) an infringement claim seeking to restrict our use of material technologies; (18) risks of doing business in international markets, including political and economic instability, terrorist activity, changes in importation and repatriation regulations such as currently experienced in Argentina, and foreign currency fluctuations; and (19) the unfavorable outcome of any legal proceedings in which we may be involved from time to time. These factors and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations are more fully described under “Item 1. Business”, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and “Legal Proceedings” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2012, and our more recent reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.