Las Vegas, NV – September 22, 2016 – Everi, the casino industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, will host its annual TournEvent® for Charities slot tournament, pitting celebrities and media-about-town against each other in the ultimate slot machine showdown benefitting each player’s charity of choice. With a lineup including popular Vegas acts like Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Terry Fator and more, onlookers are sure to have SLOTS of fun watching the TournEvent-for-a-Cause unfold!
TournEvent for Charities kicks off at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27 in Everi’s booth #1116 at the 2016 Global Gaming Expo® (“G2E”) at the Sands Expo Center. Twenty-four top media, performers and personalities including George Wallace, Chef Rick Moonen and Robin Leach will help Everi and TournEvent for Charities contribute to many worthy causes, with the celebs’ prize money donated to their preferred philanthropic organizations. Everi will provide a total of $40,000 in charitable donations to the celebrities’ selected charities and each participant is guaranteed to win at least $1,000 for their selected charity.
“For the past few years, TournEvent for Charities has been a G2E highlight for Everi and we encourage G2E attendees to stop by our booth to cheer on the celebrities as they compete in this one-of-a-kind slot tournament for charity,” said Linda Trinh, Everi Vice President of Marketing & Promotions. “This event serves as a unique way for celebrities to have fun, get their competitive juices flowing and win money for their favorite charities. Everi is extremely pleased to support so many worthy charitable organizations through TournEvent of Charities and we look forward to finding out which celebrity will help their charity of choice walk away with the $10,000 top prize.”
TournEvent for Charities serves as precursor to the TournEvent of Champions® championship tournament that takes place at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 28 at XS Nightclub in the Wynn/Encore resort. This year, 143 slot players representing 89 casinos from across the U.S., Canada, and Peru will face off and compete for slot tournament supremacy and the $1 million* grand prize. TournEvent of Champions will also be streamed live over the internet at https://www.twitch.tv/everigames, providing slot tournament fans at home with a front row seat to all the action.
As an added bonus, Everi will celebrate the release of two of its newest licensed brand games, Penn & Teller™ and for Warner Bros.’ timeless romantic film, Casablanca™, with ribbon-cutting ceremonies in booth #1116 on September 27 and 28, respectively, during G2E.
At 12 noon on Tuesday, September 27, Las Vegas legends Penn & Teller will be on hand to cut the ribbon for their very first slot machine and sign autographs for fans. Stephen Bogart, son of film legends Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, will be on hand to cut the ribbon for Everi’s new Casablanca slot machine at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28. Bogart will also autograph DVD copies of the 1942 film classic that ranks second on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time list. G2E attendees are invited to stop by Everi’s booth #1116 to watch both ribbon-cutting ceremonies and meet the celebrities.
*The One Million Dollar Grand Prize awarded using periodic payments over 20 years or in a lump sum, present day cash value payment.
About Everi Holdings
Everi Holdings is dedicated to providing video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions and compliance and efficiency software. The Company’s Games business provides: (a) comprehensive content, electronic gaming units and systems for Native American and commercial casinos, including the award winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution; and (b) the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals installed at racetracks in the State of New York. The Company’s Payments business provides: (a) access to cash at gaming facilities via Automated Teller Machine cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions, point of sale debit card transactions, and check verification and warranty services; (b) fully integrated gaming industry kiosks that provide cash access and related services; (c) products and services that improve credit decision making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming establishments; (d) compliance, audit and data solutions; and (e) online payment processing solutions for gaming operators in states that offer intrastate, Internet-based gaming and lottery activities.
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