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WMS Industries, Inc. is an American electronic gaming and amusement company with development facilities and main headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1943, Harry Williams founded Williams Manufacturing Company at 161 West Huron Street in Chicago, Illinois. The first seven products were a fortune-telling machine called Selector Scope. A Stanford engineering graduate, Williams devised the “tilt” mechanism for pinball machines. The first all original amusement device made by Williams was a flipperless pinball machine called Suspense. Its first arcade videogame was Paddle-Ball.


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  • The company was founded in 1943 as Williams Electronic Games, Inc.
  • In 1953 they changed their name to Williams Manufacturing Company.
  • In 1958 they changed their name to Williams Electronic Manufacturing Company.
  • Circa 1967/1974 Williams Electronic Manufacturing Company changed their name to Williams Electronics, Inc.
  • In 1985 structural changes occurred in the company and WMS Industries Inc. was formed as the main corporate entity. Williams Electronic Games Inc. was made a subsidiary.
  • In 1988 Williams Electronics, Inc. acquired Midway Games Inc..
  • In 1994 WMS Industries, Inc. acquired Tradewest and renamed them Williams Entertainment Inc.
  • In 1996 they launched WHG Resorts, a hotel subsidiary aimed at gambling machines.
  • In 1996 WMS Industries, Inc. acquired Time-Warner Interactive.
  • In 1998 WMS spun off its remaining 86.8% interest in Midway to the WMS shareholders, making Midway an independent entity.
  • In 1999 WMS Industries, Inc. changed their name to WMS Gaming Inc.,
  • In July 2006 WMS Gaming Inc. acquired Orion Financement Company B.V.
  • In July 2012 Williams Interactive was formed as a subsidiary aimed at online gaming.
  • In October 2013 WMS merged with Scientific Games becoming a wholly owned subsidiary.
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