he recognition for these four products also highlights WMS' focus and leadership in evolving the casino slot floor to a networked environment for the direct benefit of the player experience.
Orrin J. Edidin, President of WMS, commented: "We're honored that industry experts recognize our leadership in innovation with products that elevate players' entertainment experiences on the slot floor. These awards highlight WMS' commitment and long-term success in creating industry-leading innovative gaming products that deliver high returns for our customers and also reflect our company-wide culture of innovation that drives our teams to develop next generation gaming products that create unparalleled player experiences on the slot floor."
"Further, for a gaming industry technology such as networked gaming to proliferate, it must clearly establish player driven benefits and WMS is pioneering the use of new, foundational network-enabled technologies in the creation of captivating new products. For the past two years we have led the industry as our new products are demonstrating the benefits of networked gaming to casino operators and their players."
He added: "Our engineers, game development, sales and marketing teams consistently raise the bar to advance our efforts to further evolve the networked casino floor on a game-by-game and bank-by-bank basis and new products such as Reel 'em In! Compete to Win!, Ultra Hit Progressive, Powerball Power Seat and Bluebird2 are great examples of our industry leadership. Our focus on Player Driven Innovation for game design is resulting in Player Tested, Player Approved products that clearly lead the industry in innovation and entertainment experiences."
The WMS products named to Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards for 2008 are: Reel 'em In! Compete to Win!, Ultra Hit Progressive, Powerball Power Seat and Bluebird2.