Williams Interactive LLC, a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS) dedicated to premium iGaming platforms, products and services, will debut its new premium mobile platform and exciting brands, themes and game engines from its exclusive portfolio of authentic Las Vegas-style slot themes at the 13 th annual Global Gaming Expo ( G2E), from September 24-26 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (Booth #1118) in Las Vegas. Williams Interactive will display innovative fan-favorites new to online gaming from its robust library of WMS Gaming slot games that join current hits like THE WIZARD OF OZ ™ and KISS: Shout it Out Loud!™ , including upcoming theme releases built on the popular Super Multi-Pay®, Reel Boost®, and Colossal Reels ® game engines. Visitors will also be able to demo the Double Money Burst™ game engine, a player-favorite in land-based casinos since its 2012 debut , powering the newest addition to the Williams Interactive premium brand library ELVIS®: THE KING Lives. Orrin J. Edidin, President of WMS Industries and CEO and President of Williams Interactive, said, "Customers for our Remote Game Server, in established iGaming jurisdictions around the world and emerging markets such as New Jersey, will have the chance to experience our premium technology and content roadmap first-hand at G2E® 2013. We are very excited to debut our best-in-class solutions that deliver a premium mobile wagering experience side-by-side with some of the most engaging gaming content in the industry from our catalogue of unparalleled casino games.” More Channels, More Platforms In response to the increasing importance of mobile casino revenue in European gaming sites and the imminent launch of full online casinos in emerging markets including New Jersey and Delaware, Williams Interactive has developed a premium mobile platform to best deliver its fan-favorite slot games to players on the go. Built on cutting-edge HTML5 technology, the intelligent design of the new platform provides an optimized high-definition gaming experience for each player’s device of choice, with a next-generation game client interface that seamlessly adapts to different devices, operating systems, screen sizes and resolutions to provide the same exciting slot play experiences they’ve come to love from the Williams Interactive portfolio of unique game engines and popular game themes. Making its debut at G2E, the new mobile platform offers enhanced integration potential to customers of the Williams Interactive Remote Game Server who will be able to begin offering games including Zeus ™, Kronos ®, Amazon Queen ™ and Money Burst® BRUCE LEE ™ themes to their players later this year through this increasingly important distribution channel. Unrivaled Content With exclusive access to the WMS library of authentic Vegas-style slot content representing nearly two decades of casino favorites, Williams Interactive is building upon a strong momentum of exciting theme releases leading into G2E, including land-based casino proven performers Alice & the Mad Tea Party ™, Bier Haus ™ and Spartacus Gladiator of Rome ™ themes. Visitors to the Williams Interactive booth can enjoy these and other proven slot themes scheduled to debut online later this year, including:
- BRUCE LEE™ Dragon’s Tale™:The sequel to the fan-favorite BRUCE LEE game and the first theme online powered by the unique Super Multi-Pay™ game engine, featuring multiple reel arrays for the price of one and special symbols that replicate between sets for increased Big Win and Feature chances.
- Zeus III™: Introducing the Reel Boost™ game engine, the Zeus III game offers a unique reel interface that gives the chance at up to 192 6-of-a-kind wins on each spin and an exciting flipped-reel mechanic during the free spin bonus.
- THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Wicked Riches®: Recreating a player-favorite mechanical reel slot game for online players, THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Wicked Riches game is a multi-level mystery progressive for online slot fans starring the Wicked Witch of the West™ herself!
- ELVIS®: THE KING Lives: The first theme under the iconic brand released by Williams Interactive, the ELVIS®: THE KING Lives game is the first online theme powered by the proven Double Money Burst™ game engine. Filled with the iconic ELVIS® music that’ll have players dancing in their seats, the legend is brought to life with oversized reel symbols in the free-spin feature worthy of the King of Rock & Roll.
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