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WMS 'WAGE-NET' Approved

Slot manufacturer WMS Industries Inc. announced that the Nevada Gaming Commission has given final approval to “WAGE-NET,” the company’s networked gaming system.

WAGE-NET-an acronym for Wide Area Game Enhanced Network-is the first Nevada-approved, open-architecture server-based gaming system that utilizes GSA’s G2S protocol. It is a suite of multiple system applications and platform technologies designed to increase the operational efficiency and revenue-generating capabilities of gaming floors. It also can extend a slot network across different properties.

The approval follows completion of a successful Nevada field trial at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip, which installed the system in July.

“WMS’s WAGE-NET system was intuitively easy to install and performed all the capabilities that were expected,” said Justin Beltram, Bellagio’s vice president of slot operations. “The WMS team provided excellent support and service throughout the entire field trial. We look forward to participating with WMS in future trials as they enhance the system and add new features and functionality.”

Going forward, WMS expects to engage in additional field trials of the WAGE-NET system in Nevada that will include unique platform technologies and applications that focus specifically on players’ gaming experiences.

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