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.”