Everi Holdings Inc. (“Everi” or the “company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of innovative games and leading payments solutions, announced that the company kicked off the 2017 TournEvent of Champions at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington. The sponsored TournEvent of Champions returns for its sixth consecutive year of slot tournament excitement with six months of thrilling action for thousands of slot players during which Everi will lead the search for North America’s best slot tournament player.

“The entire team at Everi can’t wait to bring the excitement of TournEvent and the TournEvent of Champions to our partner casinos in the U.S. and Canada as we build on what has truly become North America’s premier slot tournament,” said Linda Trinh, vice president, marketing and promotions at Everi. “Our imitated but never duplicated event continues to grow and we believe that this year’s campaign will be the best ever. We are excited to work with the incredible slot and marketing teams at Muckleshoot Casino as we kick off six months of excitement and fun.”

The 2017 TournEvent of Champions will feature three tour buses visiting nearly 100 casinos across the United States and Canada, bringing The Money Man to each participating casino where players will have the chance to be one of the 153 players in the final. Each winning casino representative will receive $800 in airfare to Las Vegas for themselves and a guest, ground transfers in Las Vegas, four nights of hotel accommodations, credits for food and beverage purchases and, most importantly, a seat at the championship event.

The Million Dollar Event championship will take place on October 4, 2017, at XS in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort where all local event winners will compete for a share of $1.3 million in cash prizes, including a $1 million* top prize.

Conrad Granito, general manager of Muckleshoot Casino, added, “We are extremely honored to host the official TournEvent of Champions kick-off event during our 22nd anniversary celebration. Last year’s kick-off set an official world record for the largest slot tournament. We believe this year’s event will double down on the excitement for the largest TournEvent of Champions campaign ever. Our players absolutely love Everi’s amazing TournEvent competition. We believe TournEvent of Champions provides the high level of energy and fun they’ve come to expect from the biggest casino in the Pacific Northwest.”