And now... our two buses hit the road in search of the best slot tournament players around all vying for a shot at our biggest prize purse yet.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 28, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada | The 2015 National TournEvent of Champions is officially underway following kick-off events in Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin, Texas. The world’s top slot tournament event will now travel to casinos across the nation in search of qualifiers for the National TournEvent of Champions Championship where a new national champion will be crowned September 29-30.
The nationwide event formally kicked off its 2015 campaign with ceremonies held at Multimedia Games’ production facilities in Austin, Texas on April 27, 2015, and at the headquarters of parent company, GCA, in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 28. From these starting points, two National TournEvent of Champions touring buses will cover approximately 40,000 miles visiting casinos in 22 states to award qualifying players with a four-night stay at The Wynn Las Vegas and a seat at the National TournEvent of Champions finals.
“Our staff has been working hard to line up the in-casino qualifying events for the 2015 National TournEvent of Champions even before the 2014 Champion was crowned,” said Ram Chary, CEO. “And now, the second phase is under way as our two buses hit the road in search of the best slot tournament players around all vying for a shot at our biggest prize purse yet. The event just keeps getting bigger and better.”
The 2015 championships, held at The Wynn’s XS Nightclub for the second consecutive year, will see more than 200 competitors from 100-plus casinos battling for the National Champion’s ring and a grand prize of $1,000,000*. The total purse for this year’s championships is $1,300,000 — more than double the purse from last year’s event.
In addition to the championship event, the second TournEvent for Charity™ will be held on September 29 prior to the final rounds of the National TournEvent of Champions. The charity tournament will take place in the Multimedia Games booth at the Global Gaming Expo and feature 24 celebrities, media members, and special guests competing on behalf of their charity of choice. TournEvent for Charity also benefits Save A Warrior, with TournEvent maker, Multimedia Games, making a $40,000 donation to the program benefitting active-duty military personnel, veterans and first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress. An additional $40,000 will be distributed among the charities selected by the players.
About Multimedia Games, Inc.
Multimedia Games, Inc., a GCA company (NYSE: GCA), develops and distributes gaming technology from its operations, technology and manufacturing facilities in Austin, Texas. The company is a creator and supplier of comprehensive systems, content and electronic gaming units for Native American and commercial casinos. Revenue is derived from gaming units in operation on revenue-sharing arrangements as well as from the sale of gaming units and systems that feature proprietary game content and game themes licensed from others. Multimedia Games also supplies the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals ("VLTs") installed at racetracks in the State of New York. The company was recently listed as one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies of 2014. Please visit http://www.multimediagames.com, twitter.com/MultimediaGames or facebook.com/MultimediaGames, where Multimedia Games discloses important information about the company, its sales, and its business.
About the National TournEvent of Champions®
The National TournEvent of Champions is a collaboration between Multimedia Games, a GCA company, and top casinos across the country to bring unprecedented competition, intensity and glory to the casino floor through a national slot tournament, crowning the industry’s only Slot Tournament National Champion. The first National TournEvent of Champions took place in 2013 with 88 players, representing 77 casinos competing for the national title and $100,000 grand prize. The 2014 National TournEvent of Champions hosted 123 players from 103 casinos, with $500,000 in total prize money, including a National Champion’s share of $200,000. In 2015, over 200 players from more than 125 casinos are expected to compete for a prize purse of $1.3 million, including a National Champion’s grand prize share of $1 million (see complete contest rules for prize disbursement governance)*.
*One million dollar grand prize awarded using periodic payments over 20 years.