Las Vegas, NV – September 6, 2016 – After five months of intense TournEvent of Champions® qualifying tournaments at 89 casinos across the U.S., Canada, and Peru, the stage is set for the thrilling conclusion to TournEvent of Champions®, the gaming industry’s premier slot tournament competition, presented by Everi Games Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”). Finalists from this year’s participating casinos will gather in Las Vegas and compete for slot tournament supremacy at The Million Dollar Event™, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 28 at XS Nightclub in the beautiful Wynn/Encore resort. The TournEvent of Champions finale will also be live streamed over the internet at https://www.twitch.tv/everigames, providing slot tournament fans at home with a front row seat to all the action.
Now in its fifth year, TournEvent of Champions is powered by Everi’s award-winning TournEvent® system, consistently recognized year after year as the gaming industry’s top slot tournament platform. Rebranded in 2015 as The Million Dollar Event, the TournEvent of Champions finale features $1.3 million in total cash prizes and a first place grand prize of $1 million.
“There’s nothing quite like TournEvent of Champions and we are excited to partner once again with the outstanding team at Wynn/Encore as we get set to present another memorable million dollar finale,” said Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi. “It will be a life-changing moment at the conclusion of the final round when we find out which lucky player will become our second TournEvent of Champions millionaire.”
The 2016 TournEvent of Champions campaign kicked off on April 30 with a record-breaking slot tournament held at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington. Officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ as the Largest slot tournament, 3,173 slot players participated on a single day to help set the new record.
Over the course of the five-month campaign that followed, the TournEvent of Champions busses traveled nearly 42,000 miles to visit the participating U.S. casinos, and more than 200,000 slot players took part in this year’s qualifying events. The 2016 TournEvent of Champions was a runaway success thanks to the dedicated event team at Everi, its participating casinos, and a number of important sponsors: Effinet, Norwegian Cruise Line, Southern California Gaming Guide, Creative Surfaces, PC Promotions, Sparco, Columbus Data Services, Sequel Data, and TransAct.
“It’s been truly amazing to see the growth of TournEvent of Champions over the past five years as it has become the premier slot tournament campaign that is often imitated, but never duplicated,” said Linda Trinh, Everi Vice President of Marketing & Promotions. “We couldn’t be more excited to complete this year’s campaign at XS and host an extraordinary slot tournament our finalists will never forget.”
As a precursor to the September 28 finale, the third annual TournEvent for Charities slot tournament will take place at 2 p.m. PT on September 27 at Everi’s Global Gaming Expo® (“G2E”) booth #1116. TournEvent for Charities will feature celebrities and media personalities competing in a fun-filled slot tournament on behalf of their favorite charities. All G2E attendees are invited to visit Everi’s booth and cheer on the players as they spin their way to victory.
For more information about TournEvent of Champions, please visit www.tournevent.com.
*The One Million Dollar Grand Prize awarded using periodic payments over 20 years or in a lump sum, present day cash value payment.
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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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