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Williams/Midway/Sente[edit]

Re: Williams/Midway/Sente

This is incorrect information that has been propagating around the internet for a while. As an ex-WMS employee, I can verify that the name WMS has NEVER stood for "Williams/Midway/Sente". The Sente videogame system was sold by Bushnell to Bally/Midway, but was killed off way before the Williams acquisition of Bally ever took place. When Nicastro took Williams public, he needed a shell corporation to cover Williams and some of the subsidiary companies, so the name "WMS" was created just as a shortening of "Williams". Lkoziarz 14:40, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

Move to Williams (video game company) is not correct[edit]

Williams was (and is not) merely a "video game company". Williams has a long history of making varied arcade-style coin-operated entertainment devices, particularly pinball tables. Also, the current incarnation of Williams (WMS Gaming) is solely a maker of slot machines for casinos. The broader "gaming company" is a more appropriate description of the company and its history. Bumm13 09:37, 3 February 2007 (UTC)