Notable Las Vegas celebrities including Carrot Top, George Wallace, Robin Leach, and others helped Everi and TournEvent for Charities give $80,000 to many worthy causes. Hosted in the Everi booth at G2E, the event serves as a pregame entertainment before the TournEvent of Champions competition.
Las Vegas, NV – September 29, 2015 — The TournEvent for Charities event pitted local Las Vegas celebrities and media professionals against each other in a $40,000 slot tournament benefitting the players’ charities of choice. This year’s winner, Steve Burke, publisher of Indian Gaming Magazine, won $10,000 for his favorite charity, the NIGA Spirit of Sovereignty. Combined with Everi’s contribution to Save A Warrior™, $80,000 was donated to charitable causes.
In all, Everi is contributing $40,000 to various charities selected by each of the players. Plus, Everi presented its charity of choice, Save A Warrior™, with a check for $40,000 to aid in their efforts to help U.S. veterans and active duty military personnel who are struggling with PTSD as a result of their service.
Twenty-one celebrities and local and media representatives participated in the tournament slots-style event in the Everi booth at Global Gaming Expo 2015. Rounding out the top five from the TournEvent for Charities were: comedian Carrot Top who won $5,000 for Ronald McDonald House, Mike O’Brien of KKLZ Morning Show 96.3 who won $2,500 for The Rape Crisis Center, BMX pro Ricardo Laguna who won $2,000 for Jump For Joy, and television personality Robin Leach who won $1,500 for Keep Memory Alive.
The TournEvent for Charities, sponsored by G2E and Reed Exhibitions, serves as ‘pregame’ entertainment ahead of the TournEvent of Champions®, which will see 182 of the best tournament slots players across the country square off in a two-day event worth $1 million to the eventual champion. The championship round takes place on September 30 at The Wynn’s XS Nightclub.
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.
About the TournEvent of Champions
The TournEvent of Champions is a collaboration between Everi Holdings and top casinos across the country to bring unprecedented competition, intensity and glory to the casino floor through a national slot tournament, crowning the only Slot Tournament National Champion. The first TournEvent of Champions took place in 2013 with 88 players, representing 77 casinos competing for the national title and $100,000 grand prize. The two-day Championship event on September 29 and 30 will feature 182 players representing 99 casinos, competing for a $1.4 million purse.
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