Slot manufacturer Multimedia Games announced the official launch of its first national TournEvent of Champions. The event, first designed as a statewide event for casinos using the manufacturer’s TournEvent instant tournament system, is the industry’s first nationwide slot tournament.
TournEvent was developed as an instant tournament for dedicated banks, in a system with cameras in each machine that provides an overhead video display of the tournaments in progress. Leaders are displayed on video as a master of ceremonies calls the slot tournament like a sporting event. Special features include a “pop-up” side game that allows players to boost their scores while the tournament is ongoing, and a feature that boosts players into first place automatically.
This year, casinos across the country that have installed the TournEvent system are eligible to participate with satellite events for the 2013 National TournEvent of Champions.
Winners of each casino’s qualifying event receive a five-night trip to Las Vegas (including airfare and accommodations for the participant and a guest) to play in the national championship on September 25, which will be held in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo. The national finals will be held in the Lagasse’s Stadium, with approximately 75 participants competing for a $100,000 grand prize, bragging rights for their home casino, and the title of Nation’s Best Slot Tournament Player.