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October 19, 2021

Total awards have surpassed US$115 million

WMS Gaming pays out 200th Wide Area Progressive jackpot

(US).- WMS Gaming announced that it has awarded its 200th Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot since the company’s debut of WAP gaming machines in 2004. On March 5, a lucky winner from Kansas City, won a jackpot of US$ 600,000 on a Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk slot machine at Harrah’s Casino, with this win, the total jackpot award has surpassed US$ 115 million.

Our 200th jackpot payout is a testament to the high level of player entertainment on the WMS WAP games, which create consistent product loyalty from slot players and drive higher coin-in for casino operators,” said Orrin Edidin, President WMS Gaming. “We continue to build on our proven reputation for coupling innovation and technology with an exciting and dynamic play experience that reflects our ability to anticipate and satisfy players’ expectations.”


Tom Cook, General Manager at Harrah’s Casino said, “WMS machines have always been very popular on our floors. It’s a thrill for us to be part of this exciting moment in history and we consider being the home of the 200th WMS Wide Area Progressive payout a truly celebratory occasion.”


The milestone comes in the midst of a true hot streak on WMS WAP slot machines. In late January, the largest WMS WAP jackpot ever, totaling more than US$4.9 million, was won on “The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers” penny slot game at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City. In February alone, there were five jackpot awards totaling approximately US$ 3.5 million, including:


- WMS awarded  WAP jackpots of more than  US$ 445,000 on a Monopoly  themed machine at Riverwalk Casino, Vicksburg.


- US$ 600,000 on a Powerball it’s America’S Game themed machine at Mohegun Sun in Uncasville.


- US$ 1.4 million on a The Price is Right Punch-a-Bunch machine, at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore.


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