Bluebird Reels

WMS Gaming’s products have helped to move the industry trend away from generic mechanical slot machines and toward games that incorporate familiar intellectual properties and more creative ways to pay off. For more than a century beginning in the late 1800s, mechanical slot machine reels employed limited themes: card suits, horseshoes, bells and stars, varieties of fruit, black bars and the Liberty Bell.[6] WMS’s 1996 video slot machine Reel ‘em In, introduced multi-line and multi-coin secondary bonus pay-outs. Later, the company’s licensed themes, beginning with Monopoly, helped to greatly expand its sales and profits.[13]

Some of WMS Gaming’s product designs reflect the changing demographics of its industry. Younger players raised on video games often seek more challenging experiences, both physical and mental, than do women age 55 to 65 – the traditional audience for slot machines. Accordingly, some of the company’s machines incorporate surround sound, flat-panel display screens and animated, full-color images.[14]

Showing all 11 results