Bally Technologies celebrates 80th year with Wall Street appearance
January 12, 2012
Bally Technologies commemorated its 80-year anniversary this week by ringing The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange to end a trading session.
Bally representatives in attendance will include Chairman of the Board Kevin Verner; Chief Executive Officer and Director Richard M. Haddrill; Director David Robbins; and Chief Financial Officer Neil Davidson.
“It is fitting that our 80-year anniversary falls at the beginning of the new calendar year as we reflect on the many memorable Bally milestones that have occurred over eight decades contributing to our global success today,” Haddrill said. “Bally has evolved from an arcade-game-maker to the world’s leading casino-management systems provider and an award-winning developer of trailblazing gaming devices, mobile apps, and now-Internet games.”
“While many things have changed over the past 80 years, two things have remained steadfast-the Bally brand has always been, and will continue to be, synonymous with innovation and with a commitment to customer partnership,” Haddrill added. “Above all else, those two brand promises are what guides us each day and will continue to be our focus as we grow our business to accommodate changes in the industry and demand for new technology.”
Bally Technologies has celebrated many milestones since its founding on January 10, 1932 in Chicago, Ill., including introducing the world’s smallest slot machine, the “Baby Bally”; developing the first electro-mechanical slot machines with a “bottomless hopper”; being the first gaming company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange; introducing the first slot management system; developing the first skill-based slot machines; acquiring the casino industry’s leading provider of custom mobile apps and mobile websites; and the recent launch of Bally Interactive with a portfolio of online and mobile play-for-free and wager-based games.