Big Buck Safari® Reaches Two Milestones!

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Big Buck Safari® Reaches Two Milestones!

Betson Enterprises is excited to announce “Big Buck Safari®” after an incredibly successful three-year run of the of #1 hunting game Big Buck Hunter Pro®, which sold over 10,000 units. During the month of August, Betson shipped its 5,000th standard 27” unit and its 500th deluxe 42” version of the PlayMechanix/Raw Thrills smash hit. “The demand for the Safari product is a clear indication that there is no slow down in the video hunting category,” stated Bob Boals, Vice President of Betson Enterprises.

Safari has captured players’ attentions with highly addictive, highly competitive and highly entertaining game play. Operators were quick to recognize and capitalize on the game’s ability to generate revenue. Safari standard and deluxe models continue to sell at a rate similar to that of the Big Buck Hunter Pro®. Both Safari models are ready for tournament play through the CoinUp Tournament Network. Operators with DSL/Broadband Internet access just need to call PlayMechanix to receive a “no charge” Tournament Kit to get their machines online and start enjoying higher earnings through tournament play.

The Raw Thrills / Play Mechanix team would like to thank all the operators who have purchased their games and for their support in reaching these two milestones. Betson Enterprises would also like to take this opportunity to thank its distributor network for supporting the Big Buck Pro® and Big Buck Safari® product lines.

Big Buck Safari® Tournament Gets Beest-ly

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Big Buck Safari® Tournament Gets Beest-ly

Play Mechanix is looking for more Hunter Heroes with “King of the Beests”, the second Big Buck Safari® Online National Tournament. The number of Big Buck Safari® Online games has doubled since the “Kick Off Tournament”, which means we are likely to see an entirely different set of players on the leaderboard. Nathan Warner of Portland, OR is the first Big Buck Safari® Tournament Champion, he now has the opportunity to be the first back-to-back winner with “King of the Beests”. The Big Buck Safari® “King of the Beests” Tournament runs until January and it has a top prize of $250 and a total prize pool of over $750.

The top 5 winners of the December “Kick Off” Tournament are listed below:
1 – Nathan Warner
2 – Keenan Hughes
3 – Matthew Budzisz
4 – Kyle Sherwin
5 – Daniel Munschau

“The Monthly National Tournaments that are run by Play Mechanix™ are just the tip of the Iceberg when it comes to CoinUp®,” states David Snipes, CoinUp® Customer Service Manager. He continues, “Creating local tournaments, Trophy Club and Hunting parties are also adding new dimensions to Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari. Also, look for some surprises to come on board to CoinUp® later this year.”

The Big Buck Safari® King of the Beests Tournament runs from January 1st to January 21st.

The only way to participate in these tournaments is on a Big Buck Hunter® Pro Online and Big Buck Safari® Online game.

If you have any questions about the CoinUp® network, contact Dave Snipes at dsnipes@playmechanix.com or by phone at 630-942-1070 ext-131. Add the Big Buck Hunter® Pro Online gadget to your iGoogle page by following this link.

Big Buck Hunter® PRO 2008 World Championship Tournament

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PLAY MECHANIX ™ ANNOUNCES

BIG BUCK HUNTER® PRO 2008 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

The Windy City will play host to the greatest Hunter Heroes that the World has ever seen. The competition will be fierce but when the dust settles in Chicago on October 18th, the 2008 Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Champion will be crowned. There will be a total of $22,000 in prize money given away and the Champion will be taking home the top prize of $10,000 as well as the Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Championship Title.

Players from across the country will have a chance to participate in this inaugural event by first competing in one of four Regional Qualifying Online Tournaments (East, South, Midwest, West). The Regional Qualifying Online Tournaments will begin on August 8th and will end on September 7th and will automatically appear on all CoinUp™ (online) enabled Big Buck Hunter® Pro machines. The TOP 50 players from each region will qualify for one of the four Regional Finals which will be held in September.

The Regional Finals are LIVE EVENTS and the format will be a head-to-head, single elimination Shootout. Players should practice on Shootout mode since this will be the mode used for this tournament. The top 5 winners from each Regional Final will qualify to compete in the WORLD Championship on Saturday, October 18th in Chicago, IL.

The 2008 Big Buck Hunter® Pro WORLD Championship will be a head-to-head, double elimination shootout. The WORLD Championship is a Live Event and the last hunter standing will walk away with the $10,000 top prize plus the World Championship title.

Only online Big Buck Hunter® Pro Game Machines will be able to participate in these tournaments. There is still time to put your Big Buck Hunter® Pro’s online. Contact your local distributor to purchase a CoinUp™ kit so that your players have a chance to become the first Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Champion.

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