Raw Thrills, Play Mechanix and Betson have teamed up to host “Beat The Pro”, a Big Buck Hunter Pro tournament that is travelling across the US, drumming up interest in not only BBHP but coin-op itself. The first event has already come and gone, being held on January 9th-11th in Omaha, NE; next up is Los Angeles on January 29th-31st. It wasn’t detailed in the press release what the prizes were exactly (just BBHP ‘loot’) but from the sounds of it, fans of BBHP and newcomers alike enjoyed the game and the tournament. On top of this, it appears that if an operator contacts Betson they can schedule to have the “Pro” stop by their location – and maybe a location near you. Hit the post break for the full press release. [Discuss on the Forum]
For Immediate Release
Glen Ellyn, IL January 14th, 2008 –The “Beat The Pro” Tour Rolls Through Omaha
The #1 coin-operated game in the country, Big Buck Hunter Pro just had the first stop of the National “Beat the Pro” tour in Omaha. From January 9th – January 11th, local Big Buck Hunter Pro players across Omaha were challenged by a “Pro” to win some BBH Pro loot. Nebraska Technical Services were the hosts of this leg of the trip and the locals that showed up to play, did not disappoint.
“It was great to see all of the hardcore BBH Pro fans come out to show their support for this great game” stated Joe Wojcik, Director of Marketing for NTS. He continues “We had longtime fans of the game come out as well as folks that had never tried the game, give it a shot.”
The Beat the Pro Tour visited these fine establishments:
Buffalo Wild Wings on 76th St in Omaha
IceHouse Sports Bar on Emmit St in Omaha
Buffalo Wild Wings on S. 144th St in Omaha
49’r on Dodge St in Omaha
Buffalo Wild Wings on W. Maple St in Omaha
Stadium Club on S. 10th St in Omaha
The next stop of this tour is the Los Angeles Area from January 29th – 31st. If you would like the “Pro” to come to your locations, contact Ryan Cravens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Betson Enterprises’ Ryan Cravens at 630-238-9400 x 6210
About Play Mechanix:
George Petro, a former game designer for Midway Games <http://www.midwaygames.com> founded Play Mechanix in 1995. In a little over a decade, Play Mechanix has created over 30 titles for the Arcade, Bar and Casino industries including the best-selling video hunting series Big Buck Hunter and I Dream of Jeanie for IGT. Play Mechanix is currently creating an on-line tournament system for use with Big Buck Hunter Pro and beyond. Play Mechanix recently merged with Raw Thrills.
About Raw Thrills:
Former Midway game designer Eugene Jarvis founded Raw Thrills Inc. in 2001 to create the next generation of arcade game entertainment. After creating content for IGT, Raw Thrills has gone on to design and release the best selling titles Target: Force, The Fast and the Furious and The Fast and the Furious: Super Bikes.
About Betson Enterprises:
Betson Enterprises, a division of H. Betti Industries was founded in 1934 and has become the largest U.S. distributor of Coin-Operated Amusement Devices. Betson also is a marketing arm for coin-op companies Raw Thrills, Play Mechanix and Konami.