Bally Technologies Unveils Hotly Anticipated Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Video Slot™

Bally Technologies Unveils Hotly Anticipated Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Video Slot™

Encore to the mega-hit Michael Jackson King of Pop™ game headed to casino floors

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'™ video slot from Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYS: BYI) , will entertain and electrify casino players worldwide with more gaming excitement from one of the greatest performers of all time. The game will be available on casino floors this summer.

Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' from Bally Technologies is headed to casino floors. (Pho ...

Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' from Bally Technologies is headed to casino floors. (Photo: Business Wire)


The follow-up game to the popular Michael Jackson King of Pop™ game, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' features familiar gameplay and all-new bonuses set to five of Michael Jackson's most iconic hits: Bad, Billie Jean, Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, The Way You Make Me Feel, and Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'.

The game offers breathtaking audio and video quality on the ALPHA 2™ Pro Series™ V22/32 cabinet with the custom Pro™ surround-sound chair.

Players will be able to earn a life-changing jackpot on the Cash Connection™ wide-area progressive, with a near-area progressive option available.

The game is highlighted by a U-Spin™ Platinum Record Bonus Spin that prompts players to touch the game screen to spin a platinum record with their fingers for bonus credits or to activate one of three special Free Games bonuses.

The video for the song Bad plays during the Bad Free Games, while Michael dances to the song Billie Jean during the Billie Jean Free Games. Free Games, wilds, U-Spin bonuses, and video clips showcasing Michael Jackson make this game an exciting way to experience the influential performer.

"This encore to the hit Michael Jackson King of Pop game is sure to thrill players and fans of the widely beloved artist," said Bally Technologies' Vice President of Product Management and Licensing Jean Venneman. "We are excited to deliver a game that features some of Michael Jackson's most iconic songs, along with unprecedented player interactivity and the chance of a life-changing wide-area progressive top jackpot. Michael Jackson King of Pop is popular around the globe, proving that the music icon is a draw to our world-wide customer base."

Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' features music, graphics, and bonus events inspired by Michael Jackson. Bonus features are set to smash-hit Michael Jackson songs, featuring surprise animated appearances by the King of Pop himself.

The Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' slot machine license agreement was represented exclusively by the Bravado International Group.

About Bally Technologies, Inc.

With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally's product line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives, interactive and mobile applications, and Class II, lottery, and central-determination games and platforms. Bally also offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions. For more information, please contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Senior Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications, at 702-584-7742, or visit http://www.ballytech.com. Connect with Bally on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

This news release may contain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Such information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect the results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Future operating results may be adversely affected as a result of a number of risks that are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release and represents that the information is only valid as of today's date.

- BALLY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. -

©2013 Triumph International, Inc. under license from Bravado Merchandising. All rights reserved. BAD - © 1987 MIJAC MUSIC (BMI) BILLIE JEAN - © 1982 MIJAC MUSIC (BMI) DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH - © 1979 MIRAN PUBLISHING CORP. (BMI) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL - © 1987 MIJAC MUSIC (BMI) WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' - © 1982 MIJAC MUSIC (BMI) Composer Michael Jackson. All Rights Administered by Mijac Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission. "BAD," "BILLIE JEAN," "DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH," "THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL," "WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN'," performed by Michael Jackson, courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing. © 2013 Bally Technologies. All rights reserved. Images are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.

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Bally Technologies, Inc.
Laura Olson-Reyes, 702-584-7742
Senior Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
Lolson-reyes@ballytech.com
Michael Carlotti, 702-584-7995
Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations
mcarlotti@ballytech.com
Mike Trask, 702-584-7451
Mobile: 702-330-6679
Corporate Communications Manager
MTrask@ballytech.com

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