LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines
and casino-management systems for the global gaming industry, announced
today that it has launched the first million-dollar wide-area
progressive link in the history of Class II gaming. The new Class II
link went live on Wednesday, Oct. 22 with the installation of 10 of the
Company’s new 1,000,000 Degrees multi-progressive games at the Riverside
Casino in Wetumpka, Ala.
“This is the first time anyone has offered this type of linked
progressive game in the Class II market and reaffirms Bally’s commitment
to investing in innovative product development for the Native American
market,” said Gavin Isaacs, Chief Operating Officer of Bally
Technologies. “We are also launching this groundbreaking new Class II
link with a brand new multi-progressive gaming product designed to
appeal to players with its top million-dollar jackpot prize.”
Bally plans to rapidly deploy this new Class II wide-area progressive
link to additional Native American gaming properties throughout the
country and capitalize on opportunities to place the product across the
“We already have a backlog of orders for this exciting new WAP and we
therefore expect this link to expand very quickly,” Isaacs added.
The new 1,000,000 Degrees-themed reel-spinning slot series consists of
four separate, linkable multi-level progressive games: 1,000 Degrees™,
Triple Blazing 7s Wild Jackpot™, Black & White Wild Jackpot™, and Black
Gold Wild™. These four linked 1,000,000 Degrees wide-area progressive
games each feature a million-dollar progressive jackpot opportunity that
is triggered when nine “1,000,000 Degrees” symbols appear with max bet.
Players also have a chance at getting up to 15 free bonus games when
three scattered “Free Games” symbols appear on reels two through four.
Available on Bally’s ALPHA Elite™ S9E upright widescreen stepper
platform, all four 1,000,000 Degrees games feature a top progressive
jackpot award that resets at a base amount of $999,999.99 and increments
with game play.
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, and Class II, lottery and central determination games and
platforms. As the world’s No. 1 gaming systems company, Bally also
offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing,
cashless and table management solutions. The Company also owns and
operates Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. For more information, please
contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Director of Corporate Communications, at
702-584-7742, or visit http://www.ballytech.com.
This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements within the
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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