Everi to Showcase Gaming Technology Solutions Leadership at 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2018 (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, announced today that it will bring its comprehensive portfolio of innovative gaming technology offerings to the 33rd annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (“NIGA”) to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth #1146) in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 17-20, 2018. Everi will demonstrate a wide range of products for Class II and Class III tribal gaming customers including innovative gaming machines that power the casino floor and casino operational and management systems that include comprehensive, end-to-end payments solutions, critical intelligence offerings, and gaming operations efficiency technology.

Michael Rumbolz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi, commented, “The entire team at Everi is delighted to return to NIGA 2018 where we will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our Class II and Class III Native American gaming partners. As a long-time partner of Native American operators, Everi has created a broad portfolio of cutting edge gaming technology solutions that highly enhance the player experience with our leading gaming entertainment solutions while significantly improving the efficiency of our customers’ cage, cash access and compliance operations. Our product demonstrations at NIGA will also showcase the significant investments we are making in the development of innovative gaming technology solutions to support our tribal customers, including new cabinets and creative new games, as well as further enhancements to our leading payments solutions. In a rapidly evolving environment, Everi remains deeply committed to understanding our partners’ needs and we believe that we are a partner of choice for the Class II and Class III Native American gaming market. We look forward to welcoming NIGA attendees to Las Vegas as we work together to create a world-class gaming experience.”

Diverse, Growing Portfolio of Games Products

Everi Games’ product momentum continues to increase and the solutions on display at NIGA 2018 will clearly demonstrate the Company’s exciting and growing lineup of powerful new cabinet options designed to leverage Everi’s new licensed and original content game themes. Key highlights of the Everi Games display at NIGA 2018 (Booth #1146) include:

The Empire MPX™ (“E43”), which is available for sale with twelve themes, giving casinos the variety they need to entice their patrons to come back wanting more. A highlight from the game mix is Lightning Zap™, an innovative game with no reels and fast game play that has shown outstanding performance in initial field placements.

Everi will also debut the much anticipated Buffy the Vampire Slayer™, based on the wildly popular 90s TV show that has since led to successful movies and books thanks to a strong cult following. The company will also display the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain™ starring Hollywood icon Gene Kelly. Both of these titles will reside on the E43 cabinet for the participation segment of tribal casino slot floors.

The all-new Empire 5527™ (“E5527”) launched in March 2018 and will feature three exciting licensed themes, The Brady Bunch™, based on the popular 70s TV show, Fruit Ninja™, one of the most downloaded casual social games of all time, and Felix the Cat™, the black-and-white cartoon born in 1919 during the silent film era. Everi’s E5527 provides an inviting experience for players, featuring a 27” main display and an edge-lit 55” portrait top display with game-controlled lighting. The E5527 leverages the Empire MPX™ base to allow operators to configure the cabinet in ways that save valuable floor space while giving casino patrons plenty of room to play comfortably. These premium cabinets also include game theme specific merchandising packages featuring toppers and side LED panels, making games stand out on the casino floor.

The legendary country music of Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters of all time, will debut on slot floors with two new games for Everi’s Player Classic® mechanical reel cabinet: Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie™ and Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River™. These classic Everi mechanical reel games feature eye-catching merchandising such as a 55" sign display surrounded by backlit plexiglass, as well as pod fillers that showcase the game themes. With Everi’s proven mechanical reel game track record, don't miss out on these brand new games which combine the song stylings of Willie Nelson with classic Everi game mechanics.

Everi will also showcase Everi Bet™ 2.0, which was recently unveiled on the list of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards 2017. Everi Bet™ 2.0 increases the configurable options for casino operators to assign individual payback, or Return to Player (RTP), to each bet increment. This feature incentivizes players to bet up from minimum wagers and receive better rewards through a more favorable paytable and RTP based on the higher wager.

Leading Provider of Payments Solutions
Everi Payments products on display at NIGA 2018 will focus on bringing innovation to floor-wide cash access, improving cash handling on the casino floor, and providing data driven solutions:

CashClub Wallet™ is a sophisticated, interactive, electronic wallet that consolidates payment options for players when integrated with Everi’s CashClub® software and full-service Xchange kiosks. CashClub Wallet allows players to store multiple payment methods, easily move funds in and out of the casino, and manage their spending limits, thus supporting responsible gaming initiatives. CashClub Wallet also creates consistency across payment types through a convenient and efficient patron interface.

Everi’s newest full service kiosks, the CXC 5.0 and CXC 5.0L, offer enhanced security features including self-frosting glass and a real-time rear view camera to give casino patrons a more private and secure cash access experience. Built with the operator in mind, the CXC 5.0 kiosk provides ample branding and marketing space on the second screen as well as on custom fit LCD panels between each kiosk in wall or pod configurations. These newest kiosks also offer the Company’s same great functionality such as ATM, bill break, ticket redemption, QuikTicket™, and Giving Module with a more sophisticated, secure and appealing look. Operators selecting the CXC 5.0L benefit from similar properties, security features and marketing opportunities, all on a smaller footprint device.

Everi Cares™ Giving Module, Everi’s revolutionary new socially conscious ticket redemption product, provides players with the opportunity to donate the change (or more) from their gaming ticket to select charities. Everi Cares Giving Module is a recipient of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards 2017 and is now available on more than 173 kiosks at properties across the United States. In the first three months of 2018, Everi Cares Giving Module facilitated donations of almost $50,000 to thirteen national and regional charities. For one charity in Oklahoma, the amount of donations received in January and February 2018 is equivalent to providing roughly 16,000 free meals to the community.

AML Intelligence for Everi Compliance® combines the Company’s deep experience in gaming AML with VizExplorer’s industry-proven analytics platform to help operators quickly identify potentially suspicious activity. As casino systems create an ever-increasing amount of data, proper tools are necessary to sift through this data to extract meaningful intelligence and insight. AML Intelligence provides operators with easy-to-use tools for searching, case management, subject management and monitoring that are needed for federally mandated compliance.

NIGA Charity Slot Tournament Returns for 2018
For the second year running, Everi is bringing its Charity Slot Tournament to the NIGA show floor. Leveraging the Company’s industry-leading TournEvent slot tournament solution and hosted in partnership with NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr., the Charity Slot Tournament benefiting Spirit of Sovereignty will be held at Everi’s booth (#1146) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, April 20 at 10:30 am PT.

Spirit of Sovereignty was established in 2002 as the charitable arm of NIGA and is a NIGA-advised donor fund at the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. It directly supports the efforts of Native Americans and Native American tribes to achieve self-determination through educational opportunities and positive children’s programming.

The first-place winner of the Charity Slot Tournament will direct up to $10,000 of the charitable proceeds to the program of their choice within the Spirit of Sovereignty, supporting scholarships at tribal colleges or programs serving Native youth on the reservation of their choice while the second and third place finishers will direct up to $5,000 and up to $3,000, respectively, based on number of participants. Visitors to NIGA 2018 are invited to attend and cheer on the participants as they compete to benefit this worthy cause.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s18)

TM & © 2018 A CBS Company. THE BRADY BUNCH and related marks and logos are trademarks of A CBS Company. All Rights Reserved.

Fruit Ninja: TM © Halfbrick Studios. Used under license. All rights reserved.

Felix the Cat © 2018 Classic Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Willie Nelson™ and © WN Family Partnership, LTD. Used under license. All rights reserved.

About Everi
Everi is dedicated to providing video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions and compliance and efficiency software to casino operators. 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.

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