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SOURCE WMS Gaming Inc.
CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WMS Gaming Inc., a Scientific Games company, announced today that a player hit a big jackpot on a WMS wide-area progressive game at the Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 6, 2014. For Stephen Schick of Deltona, Florida, his golden ticket came in the form of a $911,230.73 jackpot win on a WMS WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™ slot machine.
Mr. Schick, a sheet-metal fabricator, makes the trip to Biloxi each year to visit an old friend, and they play at the Palace Casino Resort because it is the only non-smoking property on the Gulf Coast. He hopes to use his winnings to take his daughter and three grandchildren to Disney World, and to pay off his mortgage.
Dean Ehrlich, WMS SVP of Global Gaming Operations, said, "Congratulations to the winner of this significant wide-area progressive jackpot! WILLY WONKA has quickly become a player-favorite since its original release last June and is now offered in a 3-reel mechanical slot as well. We are thrilled to share this exciting event with the New Palace Casino Resort."
The WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY game offers unique bonus rounds drawn straight from the motion picture classic. Powered by the Sensory Immersion 2.0 motion chair, the Chocolate River Bonus allows players the chance to experience the iconic Wonkatania ride through exciting motion effects, and the Elevator Bonus flies the player up above the factory like Charlie himself, bringing Willy Wonka's world of pure imagination to the casino floor.
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WMS Gaming Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation (the "Company"), is a leading supplier of innovative gaming entertainment products and services worldwide. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and markets casino games and gaming machines, video lottery terminals and video gaming terminals. More information on WMS can be found at now.wms.com or visit the Company on Facebook®, Twitter® or YouTube®.
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In this press release, the Company makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and can often be identified by the use of terminology such as "may," "will," "estimate," "intend," "continue," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "targeted," "should," "could," "potential," "opportunity," or similar terminology. These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including, among other things: competition; U.S. and international economic and industry conditions; including declines or slow growth of lottery retail sales or gross gaming revenues and reductions in or constraints on capital spending by gaming or lottery operators; slow growth of new gaming jurisdictions; slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions; declines in the replacement cycle of gaming machines; ownership changes and consolidation in the casino industry; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; technological changes; ability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology; ability to develop successful gaming concepts and content; laws and government regulation, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; inability to identify and capitalize on trends and changes in the lottery and gaming industries, including the expansion of interactive gaming; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; retention and renewal of existing contracts and entry into new or revised contracts; level of our indebtedness; availability and adequacy of cash flows to satisfy obligations or future needs; restrictions and covenants in our debt agreements; protection of our intellectual property; ability to license third party intellectual property; intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of our software and systems; reliance on or failures in our information technology systems; natural events that disrupt our operations or those of our customers, suppliers or regulators; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships; inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under its private management agreement with the Illinois Lottery; inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or other requirements under its agreement to provide marketing and sales services to the New Jersey Lottery or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under such agreement (including as a result of a protest); failure to realize the anticipated benefits related to the award to our consortium of an instant ticket concession in Greece; inability to complete and integrate future acquisitions; failure to achieve the intended benefits of the WMS acquisition, including due to the inability to realize synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time-frames or cost expectations, or at all; restructuring costs; revenue recognition standards; impairment charges; fluctuations in our results due to seasonality and other factors; dependence on suppliers and manufacturers; risks relating to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and restrictions on the import of our products; dependence on our employees; litigation and other liabilities relating to our business, including relating to our contracts and licenses, our products and systems, our employees, intellectual property and our strategic relationships; influence of certain stockholders; and stock price volatility. Additional information regarding risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (including our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 17, 2014 and in our subsequent periodic reports), including under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's periodic reports. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for the Company's ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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