WMS Gaming Installs MONOPOLY Money Grab Participation Games in Nevada; 

Eighth Game in Highly Successful Video Gaming Participation Series

LAS VEGAS & CHICAGO
Feb. 26th, 2001

    WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE: WMS), 
announced it began installation of Money Grab™, its latest game in the highly
successful MONOPOLY® themed participation gaming series in Nevada
casinos on February 12, 2001. Approvals for Money Grab in other North
American gaming jurisdictions are currently pending. The product
series is based on the classic MONOPOLY game, a product of Hasbro,
Inc. (NYSE: HAS).

    Money Grab is the first MONOPOLY themed game utilizing the
Company's innovative dual screen technology platform first made
popular with Reel `em In Cast for Cash®. In addition to WMS' dual
screen platform, Money Grab features an innovative top box design that
includes a 3-D model of the MR. MONOPOLY™ character inside a clear
dome filled with colorful MONOPOLY game money. When the bonus round is
triggered, the money swirls around in the dome as the player plays the
Money Grab bonus.

    Brian R. Gamache, President and Chief Operating Officer of WMS
Industries, commented, "The initial feedback on Money Grab from
players and operators alike is very positive. We are committed to two
MONOPOLY brand product updates per year and this latest version
infuses a whole new level of innovation, opportunity and excitement
into the product line. The proven dual-screen technology not only
brings a whole new look to the game, but introduces an entirely new
level of game interactivity which we believe will translate into a
higher level of player entertainment and longer game play."
 

Money Grab(TM) GAME PLAY

    Money Grab is a nine-line, five-reel video slot featuring the WMS
original song, "Doing the Money Grab." Characters include Miss
Virginia Ave., Marvin Gardens, Louie the Counterfeiter, Mrs. Park
Place, the MR. MONOPOLY character and his dog. A money booth sits on
top of the machine with MONOPOLY game money inside. The booth lights
up and game money swirls during bonus rounds.
    A special base game bonus is triggered when three Chance cards
align on an active payline. Players choose a Chance card and are
awarded credits or one of the three additional bonus features.
    Money Grab offers two different second screen bonuses - Timer
Money Grab and Cashier Money Grab. In each case, the player selects a
contestant from the MONOPOLY game characters to enter the money booth
on the top screen. The booth will be filled with different
denominations of bills that the contestant then grabs. Awards are
given based on the contestant's performance. Bonuses are activated
when three timer clocks or cash registers line up on an active
payline, or by selecting a Chance card.

   A partial list of the Nevada properties with MONOPOLY Money Grab
slot machines on their casino floors includes Mandalay Bay, Caesar's
Palace, Monte Carlo, Luxor, Excalibur, The Rio Hotel and Casino, Paris
Resort Hotel and Casino, Sam's Town, The Orleans, Gold Coast,
Fitzgerald's, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Boulder Station, and
Palace Station.

    WMS Gaming Inc. is headquartered in Waukegan, IL (847/785-3000)
with its product development center in Chicago and regional 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), 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.

   MONOPOLY® and MR. MONOPOLY™ are trademarks of Hasbro Inc.(c)
2001 Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

   Hasbro is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time
entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture
and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech.
Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, SUPER
SOAKER, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, and 
 WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest 
quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

   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 and legislative 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 and other risks
more fully described under "--Factors Affecting Future Performance" in
the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Contact:                       
            Molly D. Sandberg, 847/785-3122                         
            msandberg@wmsgaming.com  
            or
            Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated 
            Joseph N. Jaffoni, Richard Land, 212/835-8500                    
            wms@jcir.com    


 
 

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