Bally Technologies Inc.Historical Events
Jan 10, 1932:
- The company is founded as Bally Manufacturing Corporation.
- The company is acquired by investors.
- Bally's "Money Honey", one of the first electromechanical slot machines, is introduced.
- Bally Manufacturing Corporation is incorporated as a publicly traded company.
- Bally ships the first units of its new Bally Professional Arcade video game console and simple computer system designed by the Midway team.
- Version 2 of their game console ships, renamed Bally Computer System.
- The console name is changed to Astrocade and new versions are released.
Apr 20, 1982:
- Gabriel Industries, a division of CBS/Columbia, announces a four-year agreement with Bally Manufacturing to market home video game versions of Bally Arcade games.
- The pinball divisions of Bally and Midway are merged forming Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Aug 25, 1983:
- Bally Manufacturing agrees to acquire the American coin-operated assets of SEGA Enterprises.
- Bally Manufacturing announces it is dropping out of the coin-operated and videogames business.
Jul 10, 1988:
- Bally Manufacturing agrees to sell its coin-operated amusement game manufacturing business to WMS Industries for US $8 million.
- The company name is changed to Bally Entertainment Corporation.
- Bally sells rights to the Bally name to Williams for pinball machines.
- Bally Entertainment Corporation is acquired by Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Jun 18, 1996:
- Bally Gaming International, Inc. merges with Alliance Gaming Corporation.
Mar 06, 2006:
- The Bally Gaming, Inc. name is changed to Bally Technologies, Inc.
Company history contributed by Jeanne (75654)