WMS is a renowned provider of popular gambling machines such as slots and video lottery terminals as well as arcade games and pinball machines towards the end of the 20th century. The Williams Manufacturing Company has been setting high standards in the gambling and casino industry since 1943 and their subsidiary, WMS Gaming has been doing no less. After profits dropped significantly during the decline of arcade games, WMS set their sights on online gambling with a new division called Williams Gaming and decided to venture into virtual gaming by introducing their first video lottery terminals in 1992. They continued to test new markets and released their first video slot machine, Reel ‘em and it became an instant success. This multi-line slot game was followed by Jackpot Party, Boom and Filthy Rich.
[readmore-mobile]WMS Gaming has continued to excel as an online casino software developer, pushing out games participation games based on popular entertainment franchises, including The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and The Wizard of Oz. Their Monopoly-themed slots are leased out to casinos and some are connected between several casinos, creating a network that allows players to attempt to win larger jackpots. WMS Gaming team turned their attention away from traditional slots and tried to experiment with new challenges which lead to the introduction of multi-line, multi-coin games with secondary bonuses. Not only did their creative approach lead to the interconnected slots and their immensely popular Vegas Slots but it also led to WMS offering games on mobile devices, allowing players to access games on their smartphones and tablets.