WMS is an Illinois-based company that designs, manufacturers, and distributes digital and electronic games and gaming machines for the casino industry. With a list of trademarks hundreds of names long, WMS has come a long way since it changed the game of pinball in the early 1940’s.
In July 2012, WMS launched Williams Interactive, an iGaming subsidiary. The purpose of this company arm is to focus primarily on worldwide growth of its online, social, and mobile gaming initiatives. Said Brian Gamache, chairman and CEO of WMS Industries:
“For several years, WMS has been moving toward the convergence of land-based casino entertainment with players’ desires for gaming content across the full spectrum of online, social, casual and mobile mediums. As result of our anticipation of this convergence, we already possess a comprehensive range of leading solutions to meet our customers’ current and evolving needs.”
WMS Gaming had applied for the Nevada i-Gaming license back in March. Its recent approval positions the company well, especially since it was granted licenses in both interactive gaming manufacturing as well as being a service provider in the state of Nevada.
“The granting of WMS’ interactive gaming licences in Nevada is an important milestone in the initiatives we’ve undertaken to support our casino customers’ online gaming entertainment needs,” said Orrin J Edidin, president of WMS. “We can now offer casino operators in Nevada an online, real-money poker platform along with a comprehensive, industry-leading suite of white-label, casino-branded, interactive, play-for-fun gaming entertainment products and managed services.”
Mr. Edidin went on to say that the company continues to press forward, providing products and games that will easily expand and transition as the online market becomes more “legally enabled”.