CHICAGO, Illinois -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- WMS Gaming Inc., a Scientific Games company, announced today that a player hit a big jackpot on a WMS wide-area progressive game at the Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 6, 2014. For Stephen Schick of Deltona, Florida, his golden ticket came in the form of a $911,230.73 jackpot win on a WMS WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY slot machine.
Mr. Schick, a sheet-metal fabricator, makes the trip to Biloxi each year to visit an old friend, and they play at the Palace Casino Resort because it is the only non-smoking property on the Gulf Coast. He hopes to use his winnings to take his daughter and three grandchildren to Disney World, and to pay off his mortgage.
Dean Ehrlich, WMS SVP of Global Gaming Operations, said, "Congratulations to the winner of this significant wide-area progressive jackpot! WILLY WONKA has quickly become a player-favorite since its original release last June and is now offered in a 3-reel mechanical slot as well. We are thrilled to share this exciting event with the New Palace Casino Resort."
The WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY game offers unique bonus rounds drawn straight from the motion picture classic. Powered by the Sensory Immersion 2.0 motion chair, the Chocolate River Bonus allows players the chance to experience the iconic Wonkatania ride through exciting motion effects, and the Elevator Bonus flies the player up above the factory like Charlie himself, bringing Willy Wonka's world of pure imagination to the casino floor.
WMS Gaming Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation (the "Company"), is a leading supplier of innovative gaming entertainment products and services worldwide. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and markets casino games and gaming machines, video lottery terminals and video gaming terminals.
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