This past June, the Island Resort & Casino announced that it would be sending two lucky finalists to the TournEvent of Champions in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the months of June, July & August a series of slot tournaments were held to narrow the over 1,000 participants to a field of 400 that competed in the preliminary tournament held on August 23rd. The preliminary tournament narrowed the final field down to less than 200 participants who competed in the final event which was held on September 6th.
On September 6th, over 125 participants battled through eight rounds of play where in the end, Gary Carlson and Brittany Curtis were named as the Island Resort & Casino’s TournEvent of Champions! For their efforts, Gary and Brittany were each awarded $1,000 cash and an all-expense-paid trip to the National TournEvent of Champions is Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gary and Brittany traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada the last week in September to participate in the national tournament which was held on October 01, 2014 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. Held in the XS Nightclub at the Wynn, the National Tournevent of Champions hosted slot players from all over the United States. 123 players in all would compete for the top prize of $200,000 cash. While it was Kathryn McDonald from the Snoqualmie Casino who took first place honors and netted herself $200,000 cash, we’re excited to say that our very own Gary Carlson placed 8th overall taking home $7,000 cash! Brittany who placed 120th overall certainly didn’t leave empty-handed as she walked away with $500 cash.