An Overview of WMS Casino Gaming Software in 2022

Have you heard of WMS Industries? They’re a software provider for both online and offline casinos.

WMS got their start back in 1943. Back then they were known as the Williams Manufacturing Company, which was founded by Harry E. Williams.

Pinball & Arcade Machines

They started out as a pinball machine manufacturer. In fact, William created the “tilt” mechanism that pinball machines use today.

A decade later, in the 70s, they branched out into coin-operated arcade games. They created titles like Paddle Ball (a Pong knockoff), Defender and Robotron: 2084.

In 1987 they changed their name to WMS Industries, Inc – this was the same time they took the company public on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange).

The following year they acquired Bally/Midway. The Midway acquisition was a natural path, as WMS was already into pinball and arcade machines. Midway is known for creating popular gaming titles like Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, NFL Blitz and Rampage. At one time you could find all of these games in an arcade.

Bally was a less natural acquisition – at least until they got into the gambling industry in 1994 with their first slot machines.

From Pinball to Slot Machines

They closed the pinball side of their business in 1999, while continuing to ramp up the slots/gambling side of things.

At the turn of the century, WMS introduced their Monopoly participation slot series. The participation slot series became a hit, and along with that title WMS also leases or licenses other participation titles like Men in Black, Star Trek and The Wizard of Oz.

Not sure what a participation slot is? Casino City Times says that:

“A participation slot is a slot in which the manufacturer gets a portion of the win from the machine. Wide-area progressives like Megabucks and Wheel of Fortune are participation slots. Sometimes slots based on a hot theme will also be available only on a participation basis as opposed to being offered for outright sale.”

They continued to innovate with their first mobile game in 2011. But it wasn’t until 2012 that WMS started to intensely focus on mobile and online gambling. In doing so they made several partnerships with real money gambling sites, such as Betsson and Unibet, to get their games online.

Acquired for Lots of Money

In 2013 WMS became a subsidiary of Scientific Games for $1.5 billion (shareholders received $26 per share).

Several other brands are underneath the Scientific Games umbrella, too. This includes Shuffle Master, Barcrest, SG, Bally – and as of November 2017 – NYX Gaming Group Limited, which they bought from The Stars Group in a deal valued at $69 million.

Because of all these acquisitions and subsidiaries, players will have TONS of slots to choose from when they play at a WMS-powered casino.

WMS Slot Titles

One of the things that makes WMS unique is that they only focus on slots.

The following are titles you can expect to find from them. Keep in mind that some titles are available both online and off, while others will be either/or.

  • Elton John
  • Empire
  • Enchanted Fairy
  • Enchanted Kingdom
  • Epic Monopoly
  • Exotic Butterfly
  • Exotic Treasures
  • Forbidden Dragons
  • Fortunes of the Caribbean
  • Game of Dragons II
  • Game of Life
  • Gems Gems Gems
  • Great Zeus
  • Gremlins
  • Guardian of the North
  • Guardian of the South
  • Happy Days
  • Heidi’s Bier Haus
  • Hercules
  • Hot Blooded
  • Hot Hot 8
  • Hot Molten Money
  • I Love Lucy
  • Jackpot Comet
  • Johnny Cash
  • Jungle Warrior
  • Jungle Wild 2
  • Knight’s Keep
  • Lady Godiva
  • Lady Of Athens
  • Lantern Festival
  • Laredo
  • Li’l Red Riches
  • Life of Luxury Progressive
  • Lock It Link
  • Lock It Link Diamonds
  • Lock it Link Night Life
  • Mad Men
  • Madame X
  • Margaritaville
  • Money to Burn
  • Monopoly Big Money Reel
  • Monopoly Luxury Diamonds
  • Monopoly Once Around Deluxe
  • Monopoly Party Train
  • Mouse Trap
  • Mystical Unicorn
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation
  • Neptune’s Quest
  • Nordic Spirit
  • OMG! Puppies
  • Peek-a-Boo Pixie
  • Pirate Queen
  • Pirate Ship
  • Plataea
  • Queen of the Wild II
  • Quick Shot
  • Rainforest Dream
  • Reel ’em In Catch the Big One 2
  • Reel Rich Devil
  • Reels O’ Dublin
  • Sabertooth
  • Sea Tales
  • Seinfeld
  • Shoji
  • Space Invaders Evolution

And many many more!

You know a casino offers WMS games if you see the Buffalo Spirit, Gold Fish, or Zeus slot machines.

Several of our writers here at enjoy these slots from WMS:

You can find additional titles as they release them by clicking on the link provided.


You can play WMS games from your browser, as they use HTML5 programming – something they started doing in 2013.

This will allow you to play their games from your desktop, laptop, phone and tablet.


They don’t say anything about licensing on their website. However, according to, they have an Alderney license.  Alderney, apparently, has some of the strictest requirements that operators and software providers need to comply with in order to obtain and keep their license.


WMS has an impressive library of slot machines that will keep you entertained for hours.

(Trust us, we would know.)

What’s great about their machines is that if you find one you like, there’s a good chance you can play it online and off, assuming you’re in a jurisdiction where their games are offered.

And, if you are — do it, and thank us later.

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