LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bally
Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines,
applications, and networked and server-based systems for the global
gaming industry, today became the first company to receive a
recommendation from the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) for an
interactive gaming supplier license.
Nevada is the first state to adopt a statute allowing interactive gaming
and the first state to adopt regulations for online gaming of any kind.
“This is a historic day for Bally Technologies, for Nevada, and for the
gaming industry,” said Bally Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer
Richard Haddrill. “We are very grateful for the Board’s recommendation
and are excited about being the first company recommended by a U.S.
state for licensing to offer online gaming products and services.”
Haddrill added, “We are proud to achieve yet another milestone in our
80-year history and look forward to further supporting our Nevada casino
customers with our technology in this exciting arena.”
At the NGCB’s meeting today, board members unanimously recommended Bally
Technologies for a license to act as an interactive gaming system
manufacturer and service provider. This will enable Bally to provide
business-to-business iGaming solutions for the state’s casino operators,
including wager-based online poker.
The NGCB’s recommendation is scheduled to be reviewed by the Nevada
Gaming Commission during its June 21, 2012 meeting, where a final
decision will be made.
If approved, Bally Technologies will offer its iGaming platform
technology and content to casino operators to enable them to provide
online gaming to their players. Bally’s iGaming platform’s open
architecture enables operators to choose from best-of-breed content from
a multitude of providers. The iGaming platform is also designed for
mobile integration and is ready to accommodate online wagering beyond
poker, such as casino table games, video slots, bingo, and sports
betting when authorized.
About Bally Technologies, Inc.
With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies
designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced gaming
devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally’s product
line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area
progressives, interactive and mobile applications, and Class II,
lottery, and central-determination games and platforms. Bally also
offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing,
cashless and table management solutions. For more information, please
contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Senior Director, Marketing & Corporate
Communications, at 702-584-7742, or visit http://www.ballytech.com.
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meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and is subject to the
safe harbor created thereby. Such information involves important risks
and uncertainties that could significantly affect the results in the
future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in
any forward-looking statements. Future operating results may be
adversely affected as a result of a number of risks that are detailed
from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the
information in this press release and represents that the information is
only valid as of today’s date.
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