2017 Tournevent of Champions to Kick Off Sixth Annual Celebration of Slot Tournament Excitement in Style on April 28


Search for North America’s Best Slot Tournament Player Leads to
The Million Dollar Event® in Las Vegas on October 4

Three Everi Tour Buses and the Iconic Money Man®
to Visit Nearly 100 Casinos in the U.S. and Canada in 2017

LAS VEGAS, April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of innovative games and leading payments solutions, announced today that the Company will kick off the 2017 TournEvent of Champions® on Friday, April 28 at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington. Sponsored for 2017 by Effinet, Norwegian Cruise Line, Quixant, PC Promotions, Sparco, Columbus Data Services, Southern California Gaming Guide, Southern and Midwest Gaming and Destinations, Sequel Data, and Cypress Industries, the 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 & 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.”

Muckleshoot Casino’s 2017 TournEvent of Champions kick-off event will take place on Friday, April 28, with complimentary registration running from noon to 6 p.m. and tournament play starting at 1 p.m. PDT. All participants will win at least $22 in Free Play. The lucky 22 players making it to the final round will compete for their share of nearly $60,000 in cash and prizes, including either a brand new Mercedes-Benz or a TournEvent of Champions VIP prize package consisting of $5,000 in cash and a four-night trip to Las Vegas for the Million Dollar Event.

To find out more about the 2017 TournEvent of Champions and to see a list of participating casinos nationwide, visit www.tourneventofchampions.com or follow the tournament on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr.

About Everi Holdings
Everi Holdings is dedicated to providing video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions and compliance and efficiency software. The Company’s Games business provides: (a) comprehensive content, electronic gaming units and systems for Native American and commercial casinos, including the award winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution; and (b) the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals installed at racetracks in the State of New York. The Company’s Payments business 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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*The first place prize of US $1,000,000.00 is payable in periodic payments over 20 years or in a lump sum, present day cash value payment.


Media Relations
Linda Trinh
VP, Marketing & Promotions, Everi
512-334-7627 or linda.trinh@everi.com

Investor Relations
Richard Land, James Leahy
212-835-8500 or evri@jcir.com

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