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Bally, Mikohn team to build WAP slots

Feb 25, 2003 7:25 AM

Mikohn Gaming and Bally Gaming are teaming up to produce a new string of wide-area progressive slots.

Under the terms of an agreement revealed Monday, Mikohn will provide branded games to run on Bally’s S6000 platform.

The games will then be added to the Thrillions linked progressive system.

In addition, Mikohn will provide all signage and electronics as part of a long-term purchasing agreement. The companies will share net profits generated from the progressive slots.

"We are very pleased to enter into this joint development agreement which allows us to provide a long-awaited wide-area progressive for Mikohn’s branded games," said Bob Parente, Executive Vice President Sales of Mikohn. "The combination of our games and Bally’s wide-area progressive system is a win/win situation for both our companies."

The agreement also provides side-benefits for Bally Gaming, officials said.

"In addition to the benefits of blending two game development teams on future wide-area slot titles, this long-term agreement allows Bally Gaming and Systems to realize significant cost savings on the purchase of Mikohn meters and signage, said Paul Lofgren, senior vice president and general manager of Bally Gaming.

Mikohn is a diversified supplier to the casino gaming industry worldwide, specializing in the development of innovative products with recurring revenue potential. The company develops, manufactures and markets an expanding array of slot games, including Trivial Pursuit, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Battleship and Clue.

Bally’s parent company, Alliance Gaming, is a diversified gaming company with headquarters in Las Vegas. Bally’s Thrillion series includes progressive slots for Betty Boop, Popeye, Playboy Slots, and the innovative Cash for Life series of games.