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Gaming Companies Cashing In on Growth

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Travis Hoium
February 15, 2012

Casino operators aren't the only ones cashing in on expanding gaming around the world. Gaming equipment makers have had a great year on the back of gaming growth as well.

As operators from Asia to Kansas City grow casinos, their floors need to be filled with tables, slot machines, and chips. Casinos like the one recently opened at Kansas Speedway by Penn National Gaming (Nasdaq: PENN  ) have been popping up around the country, and innovative games are how they get consumers to play.

A quarterly overview
At slot maker Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI  ) , calendar fourth-quarter revenue grew 15% to $210 million on strong growth from gaming equipment, operations, and systems. Adjusted EBITDA increased 18% to $67 million, which helped drive a 10% inc