Everi Launches Casablanca™ on New Empire MPX™ Premium Cabinet for Class II Wide-Area Progressive and Class III Local-Area Progressive


New Video-Reel Game Theme Based on Iconic Feature Film Now Live in Three Markets

LAS VEGAS, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, today 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% 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.

Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader, Dean Ehrlich, commented, “Our new Casablanca game featured in the Empire MPX gaming cabinet is an exciting addition to our product portfolio.  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.”

CASABLANCA and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s17)

About Everi Holdings
Everi is dedicated to providing video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions and compliance and efficiency software. Everi Games provides: (a) comprehensive content, electronic gaming units and systems for Native American and commercial casinos, including both Wide-Area Progressive systems and the award winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution; and (b) the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals installed in the State of New York. Everi Payments 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.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

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

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