Willie Nelson-Themed Games Go Live on Everi's New Wide-Area Progressive Link

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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