Are YOU the Best Slot Player in the Nation ? Now is your chance to prove it with with the TournEvent of Champions Multi-state tour culminating with a $250,000 final championship in Las Vegas.
The series was introduced by Multimedia Games as a high-energy national tour of fast-paced and interactive slot tournaments that will arrive at participating casinos via the 45-foot TournEvent of Champions tour bus.
The first of its kind, TournEvent of Champions is traveling to more than 60 casinos across 20 states in 7 months in search of America’s best slot tournament player.
Arriving at each stop on the tour with a great deal of exhilaration and a chance to win a spot to compete for the national title and a $100,000 grand prize at the tournament finale—TournEvent of Champions will be anticipated by casinos and players alike for its unmatched fanfare. Kicking off at the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California, on March 2, excitement will fill the air as the branded TournEvent of Champions bus arrives at each stop along the tour.
Multimedia Games is the first interactive gaming developer to create a slot tournament of this magnitude, with the interstate tour allowing players from across the country the opportunity to compete against each other at the finale in Las Vegas in September 2013. The national scale of TournEvent of Champions isn’t the only thing though that makes it the most dynamic slot tournament of its kind in the industry.
Multimedia Games’ slot machines are winning fans among casinos and players alike for their innovative technology, which takes cues from wildly popular consumer devices of today. Their slots use a combination of touchscreen play and player-facing cameras to engage players physically and psychologically, creating a spirited and unparalleled competition. People love the energy and personality the TournEvent® team brings to each casino, including a visit from The Money Man®, TournEvent of Champions’ larger-than-life mascot and good luck charm, which keeps both the players and spectators engaged throughout the entire tournament.
In addition to rapidly hitting the physical buttons to spin the reels, players can earn bonus points by simultaneously popping vividly animated balloons and other icons on the screen, which adds another layer of surprise and can possibly result in that player moving to first place on the leaderboard.
The combination of dynamic play and seeing competitors’ faces on the screen turns the slot experience from a relatively sedentary and isolated one to something thrilling, social, and truly requiring both skill and endurance. The touchscreen bonuses also mean the leaderboard can drastically change at any moment, making it truly anyone’s game until the final buzzer sounds. The Money Man and his entourage of “MGirls” make the experience unforgettable as well. It’s all part of Multimedia Games’ philosophy: Play louder.
Once the TournEvent of Champions begins, fast fingers and fast thinking are key to taking home the prize. Winners from each qualifying event will receive a five-night trip to Las Vegas (including airfare and accommodations for the participant and a guest) to play in the national championship at Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo in September. The approximately 75 total finalists will compete for a $100,000 grand prize, bragging rights for their home casino, and the title of Nation’s Best Slot Tournament Player. An additional $150,000 (in total) will be awarded to other placing participants at the championship.
Multimedia Games isn’t only giving players a different experience when it comes to slot tournaments; it’s changing the way casinos effectively operate tournaments. Making the switch to tournament play more efficient than ever, Multimedia Games’ revolutionary TournEvent slot tournament system allows operators to switch quickly and seamlessly from in-revenue gaming to out-of-revenue tournaments with only the click of a mouse.
On the heels of a successful statewide tournament in California last year, TournEvent of Champions was named “Best Slot Theme” by the 2012 Southern California Gaming Guide Reader’s Choice Awards and won third place in the “Best Consumer Service Technology” category of Global Gaming Business’s Annual Gaming & Technology Awards in 2012.
Multimedia Games’ award-winning TournEvent slot tournament system is currently installed at 137 casinos nationwide, offering industry-leading functionality that has revolutionized the slot tournament experience. Named “Best Slot Theme” in the 2012 Southern California Gaming Guide Reader’s Choice Awards and awarded third place in the “Best Consumer Service Technology” category by Global Gaming Business in its 2012 Gaming & Technology Awards,TournEvent provides players and operators with a dynamic and interactive tournament experience unlike any other. With the TournEvent system, casino operators can switch networked slot machines from in-revenue gaming to out-of-revenue tournament status at the touch of a button – eliminating the hassle of chip changes, machine moves, or separate tournament areas. TournEvent 4.0 enables operators to create unique team slot tournaments for the first time, offering a variety of customizable configurations based on the number of players, mechanics of team advancement, rankings and tournament prize awards.
To find out more about the 2013 National TournEvent of Champions and to see a list of participating casinos nationwide, visit www.tournevent.com
or follow the tournament on Facebook and Twitter.
2013 TournEvent of Champions Tour Dates
3/2 Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville CA
3/16 Soboba Casino, San Jacinto CA
3/23 Sycuan Casino, El Cajon CA
3/30 Valley View Casino & Hotel, Valley Center CA
4/2 Spa Resort, Palm Springs CA
4/5-6 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Jackson CA
4/6 Colusa Casino Resort, Geyserville CA
4/12-13 Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Lincoln CA
4/14 River Rock Casino, Geyserville CA
4/14 Red Hawk Casino, Placerville CA
4/20 7 Cedars Casino, Sequim WA
4/21 Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel, Rochester WA
4/22 Emerald Queen I-5, Fife WA
4/24 Emerald Queen Fife, Fife WA
4/27 Quechan Casino Resort, Winter CA
4/27-28 Angel of the Winds Casino, Arlington WA
4/28 Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish WA
5/4 Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie WA
5/5 Quil Ceda Creek Resort, Tulalip WA
5/10 Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA
5/11 Mill Bay Casino, Manson WA
5/12-13 Swinomish Casino & Lodge, Anacortes WA
5/15 Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, Ferndale WA
5/17 Okanogan Bingo Casino, Okanogan WA
5/18-19 Clearwater River Casino & Hotel, Lewiston ID
5/19 Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip WA
5/25 Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Mayetta KS
6/2 Choctaw Grant, Grant OK
6/9 Choctaw Pocola, Pocola OK
6/12 Newcastle Casino, Newcastle OK
6/15 Riverwind Casino, Norman OK
6/19 Remington Park Racing & Casino, Oklahoma City OK
6/29 Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville LA
6/29 Boomtown Casino Biloxi, Biloxi MS
6/30 Jena Choctaw Pines Casino, Alexandria LA
7/12-13 Augua Calinete Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage CA
7/12-13 L’Auberge Casino Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge LA
7/13 Palace Casino Resort, Biloxi MS
7/14 Hollywood Casino Tunica, Tunica MS
7/19-20 Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls NY
7/20 Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Anderson IN
7/22-23 Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel, Altoona IA
7/25 Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Welch MN
7/26-27 Spa Resort, Palm Springs CA
7/26 Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, Madison WI
7/27 Majestic Star Casino & Hotel, Gary IN
7/29 French Lick Resort & Casino, French Lick IN
8/3 Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, Williamsburg MI
8/5 Little Six Casino, Prior Lake MN
8/10 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, Fort Berthold ND
8/11 Spirit Lake Casino & Resort, St. Michael ND
8/12-13 Barona Resort & Casino, Lakeside CA
8/15 Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo NM
8/17-18 Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Tucson AZ
8/30-31 BJ’s Bingo, Fife WA
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