Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 19, 2014 (November 18, 2014)



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


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6601 S. Bermuda Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada



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(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (702) 897-7150


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Item 5.07.       Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


On November 18, 2014, Bally Technologies, Inc. (“Bally” or the “Company”) held a special meeting of its stockholders to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of August 1, 2014 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Scientific Games Corporation,  a Delaware corporation (“Scientific Games”), Scientific Games Nevada, Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games (“Merger Sub”), and Scientific Games International, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games (“Financing Sub”), providing for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games. At that special meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted to approve the Merger Agreement. The Company’s stockholders also voted to approve, by a non-binding advisory vote, specified compensation arrangements that may be payable to the Company’s named executive officers in connection with the consummation of the Merger. The Company’s stockholders also voted to approve the adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary or appropriate in the view of the Company’s board of directors, including to solicit additional proxies if there were not sufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to adopt the Merger Agreement, but such adjournment was deemed unnecessary. Stockholders owning a total of 29,248,532 shares voted at the special meeting, representing approximately 77.27% of the shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding as of the record date for the special meeting.


The final voting results for each matter submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders at the special meeting are as follows:


Proposal 1: Approval of the Merger Agreement.









Proposal 2: Advisory Vote Regarding Merger-Related Compensation.









Proposal 3: Adjournment or Postponement of the Special Meeting.









Item 8.01.       Other Events


On November 19, 2014, the Company issued a press release announcing the results of the stockholder votes at the special meeting, a copy of which is attached hereto as an exhibit and incorporated in its entirety herein by reference.



Forward-Looking Statements


This communication may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be typically identified by such words as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “likely,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” and other similar expressions among others. Although we believe the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, they involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and any or all of our forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect.  Consequently, no forward-looking statements may be guaranteed and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by such forward-looking statements will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company or its business or operations. Factors which could cause our actual results to differ from those projected or contemplated in any such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following factors:  (1) the risk that the conditions to the closing of the Merger are not satisfied (including the risk that regulatory approvals required for the Merger are not obtained, on a timely basis or otherwise, or are obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated); (2) litigation relating to the Merger; (3) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the Merger and the ability of each of the Company and Scientific Games to consummate the Merger; (4) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts the current plans and operations of the Company; (5) the ability of the Company to retain and hire key personnel; (6) competitive responses to the proposed Merger; (7) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the Merger; (8) the failure by Scientific Games to obtain the necessary debt financing arrangements set forth in the commitment letter received in connection with the Merger; (9) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the Merger; and (10) legislative, regulatory and economic developments. The foregoing review of important factors that could cause actual events to differ from expectations should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the risk factors included in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2014 and our more recent reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) including the Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014. The Company can give no assurance that the conditions to the Merger will be satisfied. Except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits.



Press Release of Bally Technologies, Inc., dated November 19, 2014





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Bally Technologies, Inc.







 Date: November 19, 2014





Katie S. Lever
Senior Vice President and General Counsel











Description of Exhibit






Press Release of Bally Technologies, Inc., dated November 19, 2014