PECHANGA TAPS BALLY SYSTEMS TO HOST WORLD'S LARGEST SLOT TOURNAMENT
As much of the rest of the industry begins to warm up to the potential of the player user interface and its marketing and communal gaming power, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif., has gotten a huge head start, devoting much of the past four years to leveraging its investments in an Ethernet floor and the most modern version of the Bally Technologies’ slot system, including Display Manager. The system made news last month when it powered the world’s largest slot tournament ever, driving 1,100 machines and 2,885 players for three rounds of simultaneous play. The event was free and open to everyone over 21 years of age. The top 300 players won $100,000 in cash the winner walked away with $30,000 in cash.