Everi Holdings Inc. (“Everi” or the “company”), in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, recently announced the launch of Casablanca, a video-reel game and the company’s first licensed game theme for its Wide-Area Progressive (“WAP”) link, developed exclusively for Class II markets, and Local-Area Progressive (“LAP”) developed for Class III markets.  Casablanca is featured on the Empire MPX, Everi’s newest premium gaming cabinet, and is part of the company’s Class II WAP link which went live in February 2017.  The new Casablanca game theme is now live at three casinos across Oklahoma, Connecticut and Louisiana and will be rolled out to many more casinos and markets in the coming months.  Everi’s Class II WAP link has a base jackpot amount of $100,000 and combines popular games with a large linked progressive platform and unique math model to heighten player excitement and engagement.  

Leveraging the unique characteristics of the Empire MPX cabinet, Casablanca features iconic entertainment elements from the classic film that truly elevate the exciting slot game play.  Based on the 1942 timeless American romantic drama, which ranks second on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time list, Casablanca is a five-reel, 30-line video game with multiple exciting bonus features, including the Rick’s Café bonus featuring the classic song, “As Time Goes By.” Perfectly capturing the timeless chemistry between Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund, the new Casablanca slot game brings the romance and adventure of Rick’s Café Americain to life on casino floors.

The Empire MPX cabinet offers casino operators the flexibility to “nest” the cabinets in several different bank configurations, allowing for the placement of more cabinets in a dedicated space which saves up to 25 percent casino floor space compared to traditional bank configurations. The Empire MPX also features a 43-inch full HD display, game-controlled lighting with backlight feature, a new ergonomic LCD button deck with the company’s award-winning Everi Bet wager configuration feature and USB support docks. In addition, Everi’s new Empire MPX includes two overhead spotlight features and an optional 55-inch full HD overhead Empire sign.

“Our new Casablanca game featured in the Empire MPX gaming cabinet is an exciting addition to our product portfolio," said Dean Ehrilch, executive vice president and games business leader. "Our talented game design team has created an engaging game that leverages the many technology innovations of our new Empire MPX cabinet, offering players a premium gaming entertainment experience.  We believe the combination of the player-appealing Casablanca game theme and the Empire MPX cabinet is sure to keep players engaged and energized.  This game release is a significant step forward in our overall product roadmap strategy and only the beginning of great content that will follow.”