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Everi Games’ Display at 2017 Global Gaming Expo to Feature Company’s Most Expansive Portfolio of New Hardware Platforms, Game Content and Game Features(September 28, 2017)
G2E Highlights Include Debut of All-New Empire 5527 Premium Cabinet; Expanded Portfolio of Licensed Content with New Themes such as The Brady Bunch, Willie Nelson, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Knight Rider, Singin’ in the Rain and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week
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 Nitro media 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 ContentEveri’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 Nitro drive 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
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.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer™ & ® 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Knight Rider is a trademark and copyright of Universal City Studios LLC. Licensed by Universal Studios 2017. All Rights Reserved.
Willie Nelson™ and © WN Family Partnership, LTD. Used under license. All rights reserved.
TM & © 2017 A CBS Company. THE BRADY BUNCH and related marks and logos are trademarks of A CBS Company. All Rights Reserved.
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s17)
©2017 & TM Discovery Communications, LLC. Shark Week and related logos are trademarks of Discovery Communications, LLC. Used under license. All rights reserved.
Fruit Ninja: TM © Halfbrick Studios. Used under license. All rights reserved.
Hot Stuff the Little Devil © 2017 Classic Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Other product names mentioned in this release are trademarks of Everi Holdings Inc. and/or its wholly owned subsidiaries, except for “G2E,” which is a registered trademark of the American Gaming Association and Reed Elsevier Inc.
Everi is dedicated to providing video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions and compliance and efficiency software. Everi Games provides: (a) comprehensive content, electronic gaming units and systems for Native American and commercial casinos, including both Wide-Area Progressive systems and the award winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution; and (b) the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals installed in the State of New York. Everi Payments provides: (a) access to cash at gaming facilities via Automated Teller Machine cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions, point of sale debit card transactions, and check verification and warranty services; (b) fully integrated gaming industry kiosks that provide cash access and related services; (c) products and services that improve credit decision making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming establishments; (d) compliance, audit and data solutions; and (e) online payment processing solutions for gaming operators in states that offer intrastate, Internet-based gaming and lottery activities.
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