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US – GLI approves WMS’ Gamefield xD

By - 30 November 2012

WMS Gaming’s Gamefield xD gaming machine, equipped with the newest and most powerful WMS operating system, was recently approved by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) for use in markets supported by GLI, including Native American tribal casinos and various Midwestern riverboat casino markets.

The Gamefield xD gaming machine engages slot players in a manner never before experienced on the casino floor through a unique field of view driven by spectacular high-definition graphics and enhanced performance characteristics enabled by the Company’s robust new third-generation CPU-NXT3 operating platform. The Gamefield xD gaming machine will be introduced with two all-new premium participation games in the popular The Wizard Of Oz series during the March 2013 quarter.

The Gamefield xD cabinet’s ground-breaking design with dual 32-inch high-definition screens, including a vertical screen and full horizontal touch screen that forms the primary play field, creates a stunning game sightline never before offered on a casino floor. This innovative cabinet, designed specifically for participation games, creates an entirely new form factor with a visual perspective that grabs players’ attention before and during play and delivers new game play options that enrich the gaming entertainment experience.

Ken Lochiatto, President and Chief Operating Officer of WMS Gaming, said: “Our product development focus is aimed at creating unique, entertaining experiences for slot players and high value products for casino operators. Through a combination of visually immersive field of play, imaginative gaming content and differentiated gaming features, the advanced Gamefield xD gaming machine is expected to deliver on all levels. Casino operators have expressed tremendous enthusiasm and interest in this new participation product and we expect the introduction of the new Gamefield xD platform, featuring two new games from one of our most popular slot series, will add momentum to our installed participation footprint expansion and help drive additional revenue growth in this important category.”

The Wizard Of Oz Haunted Forest and The Wizard Of Oz Emerald City on the Gamefield xD cabinet are the next-generation games in the player popular The Wizard Of Oz series. Both themes take full advantage of the more robust gaming characteristics enabled by the CPU-NXT3 operating platform and the visual exhilaration of the Gamefield xD cabinet, with thrilling wheel-based bonus selections and unique Glinda the Good Witch and Winged Monkey features unlike anything players can find elsewhere on a slot floor.

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