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“Intelligent Gaming has been the fastest growing supplier of management systems for retail casinos in the U.K. and brings to the table unmatched operational expertise and a deep commitment to customer service,” said Michael Rumbolz, President and CEO, of Everi. “We believe this partnership will enable us to continue to enhance operators’ ability to provide funds to the floor, perform at their peak efficiency, and promote responsible gaming. We also look forward to collaborating with Intelligent Gaming on product integrations that will further streamline cash desk operations and allow us to introduce new financial technology products to the U.K. market.”
“Everi is a leading payments provider to gaming establishments in the U.K. and we’re excited to be working together,” said Martin Sykes, Managing Director, of Intelligent Gaming. “Through this reseller agreement, we look forward to working closely with Everi to help customers achieve tangible operational improvements and the highest standard of accountability.”
Intelligent Gaming will primarily represent Everi’s CasinoDirect™ kiosk solution with its enhanced U.K. cloud-based software platform. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant software provides players a simple interface to begin their cash advance transactions right on the gaming floor while cashiers are provided with a single, easy-to-use dashboard that streamlines the retrieval of cash advance transactions.
As part of the agreement, Intelligent Gaming will provide local 24-hour help desk services and first level support while Everi will maintain on-site technical and second level support. Issue tracking and management has been integrated into Intelligent Gaming’s current system services organization.
LAS VEGAS, July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI), (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of gaming products and financial technology solutions, announced today it will present engaging game content, innovative cabinets, and integrated financial technology solutions for Class II and Class III tribal gaming operators at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference and Tradeshow, July 24-25, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the Cox Convention Center.
“We look forward to showcasing our newest and most innovative gaming and financial technology solutions at OIGA this year as we continue our long, successful history of support for tribal gaming operators,” said Ed Peters, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Everi. “Our product demonstrations will feature a wide range of offerings that will keep operators’ guests engaged and entertained and help them better manage floor-wide cash access, improve cash handling, and provide data driven solutions. Put simply, our comprehensive product portfolio helps operators increase performance and efficiency.”
Highlights of the Company’s gaming products and financial technology solutions on display at the OIGA show (Booth #1026) include:
Games Product Portfolio
The for-sale Empire MPX™ (E43) platform is a premium, space efficient gaming cabinet now available with more than 15 game themes. E43 features a 43” 1080p HD portrait display, game-controlled lighting, and a convenient charging station for mobile devices. Fu Xuan®, Bai Shou Feng Xiang™, and Sheng Shi Gui Fei™ will be featured on the E43 at the OIGA show along with Lightning Zap™, an innovative game featuring no reels or pay tables and fast game play.
Customers will also have the opportunity to experience the recently debuted Buffy the Vampire Slayer™ game theme, based on the wildly popular '90s television show, and Warner Bros.' beloved musical Singin’ in the Rain™ on the E43 cabinet.
Launched in March 2018, the Empire 5527™ platform is a new premium gaming cabinet that features a portrait oriented 55-inch upper display and landscape oriented 27-inch lower display. The cabinet incorporates game-specific merchandising packages featuring toppers and side LED panels that stand out on the casino floor. Games featured on the E5527 on display at the OIGA show will be The Brady Bunch™, based on the popular '70s television show; Fruit Ninja™, one of the most downloaded social games of all time; and Felix the Cat™, the black-and-white cartoon born in 1919 during the silent film era.
Everi’s Player Classic® mechanical reel games feature eye-catching merchandising including a 55-inch sign display surrounded by backlit plexiglass and pod fillers that showcase game themes. The Company will showcase one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, Willie Nelson, in two games – Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™ – on the Player Classic slot machine.
Financial Technology Solutions
Everi will demonstrate a number of its intuitive and flexible financial technology solutions at the OIGA show including:
- CXC 5.0 – the newest full-service kiosk offers enhanced security features including self-frosting glass and a real-time rear view camera as well as plentiful branding and marketing space.
- VersatileXchange™ (VXC) – a space- and cost-efficient kiosk packed with versatility to dispense cash or tickets, issue cards, convert currency, and/or configure enrollment.
- Jackpot Xpress™ – an easy-to-use software platform that enables floor staff to securely and efficiently process and pay jackpots using a mobile device or the JackpotXchange® Lite (JXC-L) kiosk, all designed to alleviate cage lines and player wait times.
- CageXchange™ – a durable, space saving cash dispensing system that expedites transactions, reduces exposed cash, and improves overall player experience.
- CashClub® Wallet™ – an interactive electronic wallet that enables players to store multiple payment methods and funds and easily move those funds in, around, and out of the casino as well as manage spending limits, all aimed at creating a better user experience that supports responsible gaming.
- CashClub Concierge – a personalized cash access cage service for VIPs and high-limit room and table game players that is fully integrated with mobile tablets and POS devices via Everi’s CashClub software.
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Everi to Showcase Gaming Technology Solutions Leadership at 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Las Vegas
Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “The entire team at Everi is delighted to return to NIGA 2018 where we will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our Class II and Class III Native American gaming partners. As a long-time partner of Native American operators, Everi has created a broad portfolio of cutting edge gaming technology solutions that highly enhance the player experience with our leading gaming entertainment solutions while significantly improving the efficiency of our customers’ cage, cash access and compliance operations. Our product demonstrations at NIGA will also showcase the significant investments we are making in the development of innovative gaming technology solutions to support our tribal customers, including new cabinets and creative new games, as well as further enhancements to our leading payments solutions. In a rapidly evolving environment, Everi remains deeply committed to understanding our partners’ needs and we believe that we are a partner of choice for the Class II and Class III Native American gaming market. We look forward to welcoming NIGA attendees to Las Vegas as we work together to create a world-class gaming experience.”
Diverse, Growing Portfolio of Games Products
Everi Games’ product momentum continues to increase and the solutions on display at NIGA 2018 will clearly demonstrate the Company’s exciting and growing lineup of powerful new cabinet options designed to leverage Everi’s new licensed and original content game themes. Key highlights of the Everi Games display at NIGA 2018 (Booth #1146) include:
The Empire MPX™ (“E43”), which is available for sale with twelve themes, giving casinos the variety they need to entice their patrons to come back wanting more. A highlight from the game mix is Lightning Zap™, an innovative game with no reels and fast game play that has shown outstanding performance in initial field placements.
Everi will also debut the much anticipated Buffy the Vampire Slayer™, based on the wildly popular 90s TV show that has since led to successful movies and books thanks to a strong cult following. The company will also display the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain™ starring Hollywood icon Gene Kelly. Both of these titles will reside on the E43 cabinet for the participation segment of tribal casino slot floors.
The all-new Empire 5527™ (“E5527”) launched in March 2018 and will feature three exciting licensed themes, The Brady Bunch™, based on the popular 70s TV show, Fruit Ninja™, one of the most downloaded casual social games of all time, and Felix the Cat™, the black-and-white cartoon born in 1919 during the silent film era. Everi’s E5527 provides an inviting experience for players, featuring a 27” main display and an edge-lit 55” portrait top display with game-controlled lighting. The E5527 leverages the Empire MPX™ base to allow operators to configure the cabinet in ways that save valuable floor space while giving casino patrons plenty of room to play comfortably. These premium cabinets also include game theme specific merchandising packages featuring toppers and side LED panels, making games stand out on the casino floor.
The legendary country music of Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, will debut on slot floors with two new games for Everi’s Player Classic® mechanical reel cabinet: Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™. These classic Everi mechanical reel games feature eye-catching merchandising such as a 55" sign display surrounded by backlit plexiglass, as well as pod fillers that showcase the game themes. With Everi’s proven mechanical reel game track record, don't miss out on these brand new games which combine the song stylings of Willie Nelson with classic Everi game mechanics.
Everi will also showcase Everi Bet™ 2.0, which was recently unveiled on the list of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards 2017. Everi Bet™ 2.0 increases the configurable options for casino operators to assign individual payback, or Return to Player (RTP), to each bet increment. This feature incentivizes players to bet up from minimum wagers and receive better rewards through a more favorable paytable and RTP based on the higher wager.
Leading Provider of Payments Solutions
Everi Payments products on display at NIGA 2018 will focus on bringing innovation to floor-wide cash access, improving cash handling on the casino floor, and providing data driven solutions:
CashClub Wallet™ is a sophisticated, interactive, electronic wallet that consolidates payment options for players when integrated with Everi’s CashClub® software and full-service Xchange kiosks. CashClub Wallet allows players to store multiple payment methods, easily move funds in and out of the casino, and manage their spending limits, thus supporting responsible gaming initiatives. CashClub Wallet also creates consistency across payment types through a convenient and efficient patron interface.
Everi’s newest full service kiosks, the CXC 5.0 and CXC 5.0L, offer enhanced security features including self-frosting glass and a real-time rear view camera to give casino patrons a more private and secure cash access experience. Built with the operator in mind, the CXC 5.0 kiosk provides ample branding and marketing space on the second screen as well as on custom fit LCD panels between each kiosk in wall or pod configurations. These newest kiosks also offer the Company’s same great functionality such as ATM, bill break, ticket redemption, QuikTicket™, and Giving Module with a more sophisticated, secure and appealing look. Operators selecting the CXC 5.0L benefit from similar properties, security features and marketing opportunities, all on a smaller footprint device.
Everi Cares™ Giving Module, Everi’s revolutionary new socially conscious ticket redemption product, provides players with the opportunity to donate the change (or more) from their gaming ticket to select charities. Everi Cares Giving Module is a recipient of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards 2017 and is now available on more than 173 kiosks at properties across the United States. In the first three months of 2018, Everi Cares Giving Module facilitated donations of almost $50,000 to thirteen national and regional charities. For one charity in Oklahoma, the amount of donations received in January and February 2018 is equivalent to providing roughly 16,000 free meals to the community.
AML Intelligence for Everi Compliance® combines the Company’s deep experience in gaming AML with VizExplorer’s industry-proven analytics platform to help operators quickly identify potentially suspicious activity. As casino systems create an ever-increasing amount of data, proper tools are necessary to sift through this data to extract meaningful intelligence and insight. AML Intelligence provides operators with easy-to-use tools for searching, case management, subject management and monitoring that are needed for federally mandated compliance.
NIGA Charity Slot Tournament Returns for 2018
For the second year running, Everi is bringing its Charity Slot Tournament to the NIGA show floor. Leveraging the Company’s industry-leading TournEvent slot tournament solution and hosted in partnership with NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr., the Charity Slot Tournament benefiting Spirit of Sovereignty will be held at Everi’s booth (#1146) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, April 20 at 10:30 am PT.
Spirit of Sovereignty was established in 2002 as the charitable arm of NIGA and is a NIGA-advised donor fund at the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. It directly supports the efforts of Native Americans and Native American tribes to achieve self-determination through educational opportunities and positive children’s programming.
The first-place winner of the Charity Slot Tournament will direct up to $10,000 of the charitable proceeds to the program of their choice within the Spirit of Sovereignty, supporting scholarships at tribal colleges or programs serving Native youth on the reservation of their choice while the second and third place finishers will direct up to $5,000 and up to $3,000, respectively, based on number of participants. Visitors to NIGA 2018 are invited to attend and cheer on the participants as they compete to benefit this worthy cause.
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LAS VEGAS, March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, reported today that the legendary country music of Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, recently debuted on casino floors with two new games featured on the Company’s Wide-Area Progressive (“WAP”) link.
The two new games for Everi’s popular Player Classic® mechanical reel cabinet which is enhanced with a 55-inch overhead display screen – Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™ – are now live at several Class III tribal casinos in California and Louisiana and will soon launch at multiple Class II tribal casinos. The Company expects to place Willie Nelson-themed WAP games in many Class II and Class III tribal casinos over the coming months. Featuring classic Willie Nelson songs such as Whiskey River and Shotgun Willie, players will delight at the possibility of three Shotgun Willie symbols or three Whiskey River symbols awarding the WAP jackpot prize.
Everi also announced that a lucky player recently won a $115,900 jackpot, the third-ever awarded on the Company’s Class II WAP link. The lucky winner hit the jackpot at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK while playing Smokin' Hot Stuff™, the licensed theme based on the classic Harvey comic character, Hot Stuff the Little Devil, who debuted in 1957. This most recent jackpot celebration comes a mere 4 days after a lucky player won a nearly $1 million jackpot at the new RiverStar Casino in Terral, OK.
Jackpot Lockdown™ was one of the first WAP links developed exclusively for Class II markets, going live in March 2017 at four casinos. Now, with the launch of Willie Nelson-themed games, Everi expands its WAP offerings to also serve Class III tribal gaming operators and is currently live in 30 casinos across 10 states.
“Our wide-area progressive link continues to deliver value for our customers by bringing exciting gaming entertainment with the chance for significant jackpot awards,” said Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader for Everi. “With multiple jackpots already awarded, our WAP games are growing in popularity with players. With the recent debut of games based on the iconic career of Willie Nelson, we are further raising the bar on player-appealing content available for our WAP link and extending the excitement of this WAP offering to our Class III tribal customers. With these new game introductions and the expected level of WAP placements in the coming months, we are demonstrating further progress on our key strategic initiative of growing our premium games installed base.”
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Everi Partners With Leading Independent Game Design Studio, bZillions, for Development of New Game Content
LAS VEGAS, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Furthering its commitment to bring new and engaging content to casino players at an accelerated rate, Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions announced today that is has partnered with bZillions, Inc., a leading independent game design studio based in Las Vegas, for the development of new gaming content. The new partnership, focused on creating games for Everi’s mForce® platform, calls for the bZillions game development team to develop content for at least 10 new games for several of the Company’s newest gaming cabinets – including the Empire MPX™ (“E43”) and the Empire 5527™ (“E5527”) – over the next twelve months.
bZillions is led by Steve Weiss, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of casino game development and manufacturing experience, including as co-founder and CEO of game design company Colossal Gaming, Inc. which developed a number of player-popular games throughout the years. bZillions’ team of game developers has extensive expertise in developing games for both Class III and Class II markets with its latest success developing a significant large-format gaming device.
Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Gaming Business Leader for Everi, said, “This partnership with Steve and the design team at bZillions expands our ability to bring additional exciting new content that delight players, to casinos across North America. bZillions has a track record of creating product that drives increased performance on all sorts of different platforms. We’re excited to work closely with them as they leverage our next generation hardware platforms including our recently introduced E43. bZillions will also utilize the mechanical reel, large format The Texan HDX® cabinet, and our soon to be released E5527 cabinet to bring unique new gaming content to our customers and their players.”
Steve Weiss, founder and Chief Executive Officer of bZillions, added, “Partnering with Everi to develop new game content exclusive for their advanced platform and exciting new gaming cabinets is an excellent opportunity for bZillions to demonstrate our expertise in creating innovative new gaming entertainment experiences to market. We are excited for the opportunity to create content that utilizes the capabilities of Everi’s innovative new and existing gaming cabinets to bring new levels of excitement and engagement to players.”
Jackpot Lockdown was one of the first WAP links developed exclusively for Class II markets, going live for the first time in late February 2017 at four casinos. The Jackpot Lockdown WAP link is currently available at 29 casinos in 10 states and includes games featuring premium licensed content.
“Our Jackpot Lockdown wide-area progressive linked games are proving to be very popular with casino patrons since their introduction and we are thrilled that one lucky player in Oklahoma hit a life changing jackpot,” said Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader for Everi. “Thanks to increasing player demand, more and more casinos are installing our high-performing games as they seek to increase the amount of value added content featured on their slot floor. Our premium games are an important component of our overall product strategy and we are excited that our games are resonating with a growing number of players.”
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions announced today that its Everi Games Holding Inc. subsidiary has extended its 14 year collaboration with the New York Lottery with a new agreement to provide the video lottery central system to the New York Lottery for an additional two years through December 2019. Everi’s central system currently manages approximately 19,000 Video Lottery Terminals (“VLTs”) installed at nine locations in New York State and the Company earns a percentage of the net revenue generated by the installed VLTs.
Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished in collaboration with the New York Lottery since our central system first went live at Saratoga Raceway in January 2004. As the installed base of VLTs has grown dramatically since then we have invested in our system in order to ensure that the New York Lottery continues to benefit from a state-of-the-art system for the management of VLTs provided by the two current vendors. We are honored to have helped drive the past success of video lottery gaming in New York State and to be selected by the New York Lottery to continue to help them going forward.”
Brad Maione, Communications Director of the New York State Gaming Commission said, “We have had tremendous success with video lottery gaming at racetracks across the State as a result of working with technology partners such as Everi. We are pleased to be moving forward through this extension with a valued partner as we continue to look to grow contributions from VLTs which provide an important source of funding to New York State.”
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions announced today the appointment of Harper Ko as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer – General Counsel, effective immediately.
Ms. Ko, who has direct responsibility for all of Everi’s legal and regulatory compliance affairs, brings to the Company extensive expertise in the casino gaming industry with over 17 years of corporate legal and regulatory compliance experience on behalf of gaming equipment suppliers and casino operators. She most recently served as Deputy General Counsel, Gaming for Scientific Games Corporation, a $2.9 billion gaming and lottery equipment and services supplier. During her time in this position from November 2014 – December 2017, Ms. Ko led a team of attorneys and related administrative staff with a wide responsibility for all commercial revenue matters within its global Gaming and Interactive business units. In her role as Deputy General Counsel, Gaming, Ms. Ko served as a strategic advisor to their Gaming unit executive management team for all commercial matters including material commercial transactions, customer and third-party matters, and regulatory compliance and litigation matters. She joined Scientific Games following its acquisition of Bally Gaming, Inc. in November 2014 where she served as Assistant General Counsel beginning in November 2007. Prior to that Ms. Ko was a Contract Attorney with Harrah’s Operating Company and Associate Corporate Counsel for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. Ms. Ko began her career in the gaming industry as Staff Counsel for WMS Gaming Inc. from May 2000 to August 2004.
Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “Harper brings to our executive team a deep knowledge and expertise of the gaming industry’s unique regulatory and compliance issues as well as a significant track record of success in helping to foster commercial relationships with customers and vendors. Harper possesses the ideal skill set to help Everi shape strategies to address the industry’s complex legal and regulatory environment. We are pleased to have attracted a general counsel with Harper’s level of expertise, experience and accomplishments and we look forward to the benefit of her counsel and contributions.”
Harper Ko commented on her appointment, “I was attracted to Everi and the opportunities for continued growth in its Games and Payments segments as well as its commitment to integrity in its business practices. I look forward to working with Mike and the entire Everi team as we continue to execute on our strategic priorities.”
Ms. Ko holds a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a B.S. in Psychology as a Natural Science from the University of Michigan. She is a Board Member at Project 150, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization committed to helping over 2,500 students in 45 high schools across Las Vegas and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee for the Go Red for Women, American Heart Association. Ms. Ko previously served as an Officer (co-General Counsel, Vice President) of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, and was honored with the Rising Star Award by Great Women in Gaming.
“We are delighted to add this innovative new capability to our world-class Payments product suite and make it available to our customers for the first time,” commented Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi. “The Everi Cares Giving Module offers a completely new and convenient way for casinos and their players to make a powerful positive impact on their local community by creating a direct link between the casino floor and worthy local charities. This easy to implement new product offering is unique to Everi and greatly expands the capabilities and power of our Payments solutions while providing noticeable operational and marketing benefits for casino operators.”
Everi Cares Giving Module provides an opportunity for players redeeming a gaming voucher at an Everi full service kiosk to donate all or part of their ticket to select charities.
Mr. Rumbolz added, “Everi is dedicated to helping our customers support the communities in which they operate and we are excited to provide them with this tool which ultimately benefits everyone. The introduction of the Everi Cares Giving Module follows on previous charitable programs such as our TournEvent® for Charities held at the Global Gaming Expo and our Tribal Leaders Charity Slot Tournament at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, along with countless other events and causes supported by the Company and our team members each year. We look forward to rolling this new product out to our customers in the coming months.”
Casino operators are also positioned to benefit in their operations and community relations when implementing the Everi Cares Giving Module in their full-service kiosk footprint. Operationally, it helps reduce the amount of abandoned vouchers and lowers coin handling expenses by pushing coin redemption awards towards charitable donations and, potentially, eliminating the need for coins on the casino floor. In addition, it helps casinos in their community relations programs as it increases the profile of local charities in the eyes of players, creates an initial player-charity relationship, builds community awareness for casinos and appeals to the generosity of the millennial generation.
Everi Crowns 2017 TournEvent of Champions® Winner in Exciting October 4 Finale at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas
James W. from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Awarded $1 Million Grand Prize*
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following a thrilling slot tournament competition on October 4 at XS Nightclub in the Wynn/Encore resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, James W. representing Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, WI bested 172 competitors to win the 2017 TournEvent of Champions® grand prize of $1 million* and a cruise for two on a Norwegian Cruise Line® ship. Last night was truly a special night for the winner as his big win came on the eve of his 49th wedding anniversary.
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Presented by Everi Games Inc. and now in its sixth year, the TournEvent of Champions and The Million Dollar Event™ final in Las Vegas is the gaming industry’s premier slot tournament featuring a championship round with $1.3 million in total cash prizes. This year’s event included more than 225,000 players at 107 casinos from across the U.S. and Canada who participated in qualifying slot tournaments to earn a spot at the championship in Las Vegas.
“On behalf of Everi, our congratulations go out to James from Potawatomi Casino. Last night was the culmination of months of work by our casino partners who host the TournEvent of Champions qualifying events and provide the growing excitement on which our event thrives,” said Ed Peters, Everi Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We are also grateful to the 2017 TournEvent of Champions finalists for their competitive spirit and enthusiasm which makes this tournament so memorable.”
The popularity of TournEvent of Champions continues to grow and was a huge success in 2017 thanks to the dedicated event team at Everi, our participating casinos, and the amazing staff at Wynn/Encore. The 2017 TournEvent of Champions was sponsored by: Effinet, Norwegian Cruise Line, Quixant, Southern California Gaming Guide, Southern and Midwest Gaming and Destinations, Creative Surfaces, PC Promotions, Sparco, Columbus Data Services, and Sequel Data.
Linda Trinh, Everi Vice President of Marketing & Promotions, added, “TournEvent of Champions is a true team effort and we are delighted by the success of our 2017 campaign which was made possible by the support of our casino partners and generous sponsors. The Everi team is looking forward to our 2018 campaign which will again culminate in Las Vegas with a $1 million grand prize for one lucky slot player.”
As a precursor to The Million Dollar Event, the fourth annual TournEvent for Charities celebrity slot tournament took place on Wednesday, October 4 in Everi’s booth (#1116) at the Global Gaming Expo®. TournEvent for Charities featured 20 celebrities—including Penn & Teller and Robin Leach— competing in a fun-filled slot tournament on behalf of their favorite charities. In the end, Ricardo Laguna, professional BMX rider and star of MTV Tr3s' The Ricardo Laguna Project, claimed victory and the $10,000 winner’s check on behalf of his charity, Nevada SPCA. The remaining charitable organizations selected by the participating celebrities were winners in their own right, sharing in the nearly $40,000 in contributions made by Everi. Additionally, Everi donated $20,000 to The National Compassion Fund, which provides a single, trusted way for the public to donate directly to victims of mass crime, in this case, victims of the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas.
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.
Everi Games’ Display at 2017 Global Gaming Expo to Feature Company’s Most Expansive Portfolio of New Hardware Platforms, Game Content and Game Features
Company to Celebrate Blockbuster Finale of 6th Annual TournEvent of Champions
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), will demonstrate its position as the only gaming technology provider that can deliver a comprehensive portfolio of gaming entertainment and payments solutions to help casino operators deliver a winning experience for their players at the 17th annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®), to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (Booth #1116) in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 3-5. Alongside a deep lineup of new, innovative Payments solutions, Everi Games will display the most diverse set of gaming entertainment products in its history, including more than 90 unique game themes and seven new licensed titles, new hardware and game innovations, an exciting upgrade for the award-winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution and, for the sixth consecutive year, the thrilling conclusion to the 2017 TournEvent of Champions®.
Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “By leveraging our growing talent base and customer-centric development strategy, the Games team’s expertise and focus continues to establish Everi as a leading full-service gaming equipment provider. I am excited for customers to see first-hand the potential of our product portfolio to aid in their efforts to provide guests with leading gaming entertainment solutions. As the industry’s only provider of games and payments solutions, I believe Everi’s booth is a must-see destination at the show.”
Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader of Everi, added, “Our product roadmap strategy will be on full display at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo. Our talented development team has created a strong array of new cabinets and game themes that will keep players engaged and energized, and our customers will see Everi’s clear commitment to help them achieve their objectives. We look forward to welcoming customers to our booth at G2E 2017 and showing them how we can work together to drive growth in their casino business.”
Everi Games’ G2E product demonstrations will include:
Exciting New Hardware & Innovation
With the continued expansion of the Company’s game theme portfolio to include new premium and licensed content, Everi is set to debut an exciting lineup of powerful new hardware options that leverage the new game themes to create unique gaming experiences.
Everi will debut the Empire MPX™ cabinet, (also dubbed the E43), as a for-sale offering with non-licensed themes at G2E. Thanks to its unique cabinet shape that allows for optimized bank configurations, the E43 cabinet allows operators to place more units in a dedicated space and save up to 25% casino floor space compared to traditional bank configurations. The E43 also features a 43-inch full HD display, game-controlled lighting with backlight feature, and a new ergonomic LCD button deck with USB charging docks.
The all-new Empire 5527 premium lease cabinet features a portrait-oriented 55-inch upper display and landscape-oriented 27-inch lower display that are sure to dazzle players. The Empire 5527 cabinet leverages proven technology from the Company’s Empire MPX to deliver an exciting new player experience with visuals never before seen on an Everi gaming device.
Upping the bar to create immersive gaming experiences and engaging player bonus features, Everi is introducing its next-generation Nitro™ media system to new areas of the slot floor at G2E 2017. The Nitromedia system helps power new visual effects and engaging game features that can be displayed bank-wide across connected top box screens as well as on overhead signs and toppers such as the Company’s 65-inch, full HD overhead Foundation™ sign.
By leveraging the combined power of the Empire 5527 and Nitro, Everi will debut an all-new premium banked game solution. The new Empire Arena creates immersive gaming experiences and bank-wide bonuses that are sure to grab players’ attention from across the entire gaming floor.
A new larger-than-life sign package, Renegade 3600™, delivers three 43-inch convex curved monitors which combine to create a unique visual bonus experience, and its sign-based speaker package supplements the sound capabilities of the individual gaming cabinets to offer a unique floor-wide celebration environment that is sure to turn heads.
Everi Bet™ version 2.0 will be implemented on a variety of new titles. The newest version of Everi Bet builds on the revolutionary original offering and allows operators to optimize their gaming floors by easily configuring enabled games while preserving hit rates and maintaining intended volatility. Everi Bet 2.0 will also include accelerated game features as the players ramp up their bets on certain new theme deployments.
Exciting New Licensed Content
Everi’s strategic focus on expanding its portfolio of third-party content continues to leverage brands and themes that lend themselves to logical player appeal and innovative game play mechanics. The fruits of this ongoing effort will be on full display at G2E 2017 as Everi will debut exciting new games based on well-known entertainment properties, personalities and characters – including The Brady Bunch™,Willie Nelson™, Buffy The Vampire Slayer™, Knight Rider™, Singin’ in the Rain™, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week™, and Hot Stuff™ – that are sure to raise the bar for players.
The legendary country music of Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, will debut on slot floors with two new games for Everi’s Player Classic® mechanical reel cabinet – Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™.
The new Buffy The Vampire Slayer for the Empire MPX cabinet is a 5-reel, 1024-ways video game that showcases Buffy Summers, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s popular “Slayer” character, battling against the vampires and demons of the paranormal world that emanates from the Hellmouth beneath Sunnydale High School’s library.
Knight Rider, the classic NBC television series starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight and his AI-equipped car, KITT, comes to life on both the Core HDX® and Player HD® cabinets in a new 5-reel, 30-line video game.
Singin’ in the Rain, based on the classic American romantic-comedy movie musical which ranks in the top ten on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time list, is a new 3-reel, 5-line mechanical game making its debut on the Skyline cabinet. Featuring a symbol-triggered Wide-Area Progressive jackpot award and a free spin bonus that showcases the iconic song and clips from the film, this new game will surely excite traditional mechanical game players.
A new key content introduction for Empire Arena is Discovery Channel’s Shark Week bank-wide bonus game. Shark Week brings undersea adventure to life in a spectacular new way as the capabilities of Nitrodrive thrilling new bank-wide bonus offerings and big win celebrations for a banked array of six gaming devices. The immersive environment features colorful tropical fish and sharks swimming in constant motion across the Nitro System-controlled top screens, interacting with the on-screen coral reef and even down onto the player’s LCD button panel, providing stunning visuals that draw players’ attention from across the slot floor.
The debut game for the Empire 5527 is The Brady Bunch, a new licensed title based on the classic 1970’s sitcom. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, it will feature the show’s beloved characters along with a variety of bonus games that include video clips and sound from the show’s most memorable moments. There are multiple mystery bonus triggers and two exciting picking bonuses – including the Hawaii Pick, which offers the chance to win the Grand Progressive, and the Sunshine Day free spins, which offers a frequent retrigger and increasing multiplier – along with a featured “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” bonus that brings Maureen McCormick’s legendary Marcia Brady character to life.
Hot Stuff’s Diamond Blaze™, Everi’s new Class II and Class III WAP banked solution, creates a larger-than-life experience for the entire casino floor thanks to the new Renegade 3600 sign package. Renegade 3600 creates a unique visual bonus experience by combining three 43-inch convex curved monitors and individually controlled LED lighting around each monitor for exciting big win anticipation and a celebratory light show.
TournEvent Innovation Continues
The award-winning, industry-leading TournEvent slot tournament solution has been a centerpiece of Everi’s Global Gaming Expo presence for more than nine years and a centerpiece of casino floors for nearly as long. Offering unparalleled operator flexibility and player entertainment, and powered by Nitro, TournEvent 5.0 takes the TournEvent fun to a new level with a number of administrative upgrades and exciting new out-of-revenue games.
During G2E 2017, Everi will feature two exciting tournament events in its booth (#1116) on the show floor, putting the TournEvent bank on display to good use. First, the Company presents it’s first-ever TournEvent for Customers on Tuesday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. Everi will also host celebrities and media personalities who will compete in the TournEvent for Charities on Wednesday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m.The event will feature 24 Las Vegas celebrities and media personalities playing for a share of the $40,000 prize pool for charity. Both of these high-profile events will be played on the newly released Fruit Ninja TournEvent game.
The 2017 Global Gaming Expo will also serve as the host for The Million Dollar Event®*, the always exciting culmination of the 2017 TournEvent of Champions, which kicked off on April 28 at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington. In its sixth consecutive year, the 2017 TournEvent of Champions featured three tour buses and The Money Man visiting 107 casinos across the United States and Canada to identify the 173 players who will compete on October 4 at XS in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort for a share of $1.3 million in cash prizes, including a $1 million top prize.
*Payable in periodic payments over 20 years or in a lump sum, present day cash value payment.
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Everi Payments to Demonstrate Innovative Portfolio of Industry-Leading Payments Technology Solutions at 2017 Global Gaming Expo
Casablanca is based on the 1942 timeless American romantic drama, which ranks second on the American Film Institute’s “100 Greatest American Movies of All Time list.”
Casablanca leverages the unique characteristics of Everi’s newly-deployed Empire MPX™ cabinet and features iconic entertainment elements from the classic film to truly elevate slot game play. The Empire MPX cabinet provides operators with flexible bank configurations which save casino floor space along with a 43-inch full HD display, game-controlled lighting with backlight feature and a new ergonomic LCD button deck.
A five-reel, 30-line video game, Casablanca offers multiple exciting bonus features, including the Rick’s Café bonus featuring the classic song, “As Time Goes By.” In addition, the new Casablanca game perfectly captures the timeless chemistry between Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund to bring the romance and adventure of Rick’s Café Americain to life on casino floors.
“For decades, Casablanca has thrilled fans of all ages and this new game captures the joy and emotion of one of the all-time great feature films and combines it with exciting bonus rounds, including the chance to win a progressive jackpot,” said Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader for Everi. “Since its debut, Casablanca has quickly found a strong fan base. It’s an exciting game that’s clearly resonating with players.”
The Casablanca slot game was created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.