Bally Technologies Announces Yonkers Raceway in Suburban NYC Opens with 1,873 Machines, 920 from Bally; New Alpha Elite(TM) Series Debuts

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11 // -- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BYI) announced today that Empire City at Yonkers Raceway in suburban New York City has officially opened with 1,873 video gaming machines, of which 920 were supplied by Bally.

Today's opening at Yonkers Raceway also marks the debut of Bally's new ALPHA Elite cabinet series. Of the 920 Bally machines, 647 are the new ALPHA Elite V20 cabinets with a 20.1-inch wide-screen liquid crystal display (LCD). The upright ALPHA Elite V20 was inspired by the popularity of Bally's 26-inch wide-screen CineVision(TM) cabinet. The majority of the other 273 Bally machines at Yonkers Raceway are displayed as CineVision games.

Several new Bally game themes are making their New York Lottery debut at Yonkers Raceway, including Fixin' To Win(TM), Win Win Situation(TM), Green Machine(TM) and a variety of multi-level progressives such as Wall Street Winners(TM), New York Gold(TM), Blazing 7s(R) and Quick Hit(TM). The progressives are displayed on overhead large-format LCDs powered by another new Bally technology, Sign Studio(TM), an advanced media player that gives gaming locations the ability to present high-definition animated graphics and an enhanced level of game-related content scheduling.

A second expansion at Yonkers is expected to add 495 machines by the end of the calendar year and the third expansion early next year will bring the total number of machines to more than 5,475, of which 2,823 will be supplied by Bally.

In addition, the Bally Casino Management Systems (CMS(R)) division has provided the player tracking and machine management systems at five of the seven locations currently open under New York Lottery Video Gaming, with a sixth to be added when the Vernon Downs video gaming facility opens later this month.

Recognized as the industry systems leader with more than 345,000 machines and 652 casino, bingo, Class II, central determination and lottery locations worldwide -- including more than 171 locations currently running Bally eTICKET(TM) on more than 196,000 slot machines -- the Bally Technologies systems product line offers slot machine cash monitoring, table management, cashless, accounting, security, maintenance, marketing, promotional and bonusing capabilities, enabling operators to accurately analyze performance and accountability while providing an enhanced level of customer service.

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 and Class II, lottery and central determination games and platforms. As the world's No. 1 gaming systems company, Bally also offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions. The Company also owns and operates Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. Additional information on the Company can be found at


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