Unicum to sell Bluebird slots in Russia

Moscow, June 22 – Unicum Group of Companies, the leading distributor of slot machines and equipment for gaming industry in Russia, announces the debut of Bluebird slot machine from WMS Gaming in Russia and the CIS countries. The official sales of Bluebird started on June 17th with the presentation of the Bluebird machines to Russian operators. The event was coordinated by Unicum, the exclusive distributor of WMS products in Russia and Ukraine, and WMS Gaming, a US leading designer and manufacturer of gaming machines.

The audience was demonstrated five new games for Bluebird platform which came out together with Bluebird. “Robin Hood’s Treasure” and “Wild Wilderness” have already been translated into Russian; more titles are scheduled for localization in 2004-2005. These games were also introduced to the public together with the WMS’s classics, WMS 550 platform and games. 43 slots were used in the presentation to show advantages on the new games and machines. With a respect to WMS Gaming, the party was held in American picnic style with barbecue and country musiñ in a Moscow yacht-club and gathered over 300 guests. Special outdoor activities revealed peculiarities of each game and helped guests win valuable prizes.

“WMS Gaming designs unique games; their advantage is a variety of merry bonuses and attractive gaming mathematics. WMS machines are popular among players and bring permanent revenues to the operator. WMS brand is well-known in Russia by its 550 slots. The new Bluebird platform is the most modern gaming solution in the industry today. I am sure players and our customers will be touched by its eye-catching graphics, stylish and ergonomic cabinet’s design and deserved maths” – explains Yury Larichev, Unicum’s vice-president.

The first Bluebird machines are already installed in a number of Moscow casinos including the most popular Golden Palace, Europa and Cristall. Unicum has already collected over a hundred quotes for the new machines from local operating businesses.

About WMS Gaming

WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc., designs, manufactures and markets video and reel-spinning gaming devices and video lottery terminals. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, IL, USA, with regional offices in all major domestic gaming jurisdictions, as well as Barcelona, Spain, Johannesburg, South Africa and Sydney, Australia.
About Unicum

Unicum Group of Companies distributes and develops slot machines, equipment and technological solutions for the gaming and entertainment markets. Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, offices in Saint-Petersburg, Riga and Kiev, Unicum can be found on the Internet at www.unicum.ru/english

Anastassia Kojemiakina, PR Manager
Unicum Group of Companies