CHICAGO & LAS VEGAS
June 15, 2000
Latest Additions to Successful Multi-Line, Multi-Coin Video Library -
Gaming Inc, a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE: WMS),
announced that its latest video gaming devices, Money to Burn(TM) and
Perfect Game(TM), have been approved by the Nevada Gaming Control
Board for sale in Nevada.
Money to Burn features the instantly recognized pop hit "Fire" and
a bundle of colorful characters. Perfect Game has a bowling theme and
features a comical team of bowlers. Money to Burn and Perfect Game
will begin to be placed in Nevada casinos immediately.
"Both Money to Burn and Perfect Game, like their successful
predecessors Cast for Cash and Winning Bid, bring an intense level of
interactivity and entertainment to players translating into top
earnings for our casino customers," commented Brian R. Gamache,
President and Chief Operating Officer of WMS Industries Inc. "Initial
response to both new games by slot managers has been strong,
highlighting the value of our ongoing commitment to develop and
introduce innovative games that people love to play."
Money to Burn and Perfect Game are nine-line video slots available
as upright or slant-top machines in 9, 18, 45 and 90 coin
configurations. Money to Burn's amusing reel symbols include firemen,
fire engines, boots, raincoats and fire helmets. Perfect Game's reel
symbols include bowlers, turkeys, bowling pins and balls.
Money to Burn Game Play
Money to Burn offers special base game bonus features
Clothing Pay where three or more clothing symbols (boots, helmets,
raincoats) in a scatter pattern pays an award of 10 times the total
bet or the "Firemen Pay" where three or more firemen symbols in a
scatter pattern pays a special bonus.
Players who line up three or more fire alarm bells on an active
payline trigger the second screen bonus round. Accompanied by the hit
song "Fire", a second screen appears with three fire trucks in front
of a three-story building. The player selects one fire engine
resulting in one of the three floors of the building being
highlighted. The player then selects three of the six flame-filled
windows on that floor to reveal a bonus multiplier. If a fire
extinguisher is revealed, all the flames are extinguished and the
player wins an additional bonus and can select another floor.
Perfect Game Game Play
Perfect Game offers players a first screen bonus
feature when five
pin symbols appear on the reels in a scatter pattern. Five pins, each
worth a credit value, appear in a window over the reels; two will have
the word "gutter" above. Below the pins, a bowling ball moves back and
forth eventually lining up with one of the pins. The player collects
the value of the pin, the word "gutter" appears above it and the
bowling ball begins moving again. When the bowling ball lines up with
a "gutter" pin, the first screen feature ends.
Perfect Game's second bonus feature is activated by three
identical bowlers on an active payline. A new window appears over the
reels showing three bowlers. The player selects a bowler who will bowl
five frames. If the bowler throws something other than a strike or
spare, the bonus round ends. Whenever a strike is bowled, the player
receives a multiplier based on the color of the head pin. If the
bowler makes it through all five frames, an additional "Beat The
Champ" bonus is available if the score is higher than the "champ's".
Approvals are currently pending for Money to Burn and Perfect Game
in other gaming jurisdictions in the United States and Canada.
WMS Gaming Inc. is headquartered in Chicago (800/932-3021) with
offices serving Las Vegas (702/257-7020), Atlantic City
(609/569-0100), Biloxi, MS (228/396-3711), California (877-WMS-GAME),
Denver, CO (303/216-2945), Kansas City, MO (816/413-8700), Reno, NV
(775/827-6617), British Columbia (604/272-3935) and Ontario, Canada
(416/485-4725) and Barcelona, Spain (34-93-594-8720).
WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc., designs,
manufactures and markets video and reel-spinning gaming devices and
video lottery terminals.
Money to Burn, Perfect Game, Winning Bid and Cast for Cash are
trademarks of WMS Gaming Inc.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements
concerning future business conditions and the outlook for the Company
based on currently available information that involve risks and
uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially
from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result
of certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the
financial strength of the gaming industry, the expansion of legalized
gaming into new markets, legislation and regulatory changes in
existing gaming markets, the development, introduction and success of
new games and new technologies and the ability to maintain the
scheduling of such introductions, the ability of the Company to
qualify for and maintain gaming licenses and approvals, the outcome of
certain legal proceedings to which the Company is a party and other
risks more full described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual
Report on Form 10-K and other periodic filings with the Securities and
CONTACT: Molly D. Sandberg
WMS Gaming Inc.
Joseph N. Jaffoni
Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated