Slot machine tourney to make BR stop

Multimedia Games’ TournEvent of Champions is making a stop at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13.

The nationwide slot tournament is a qualifying event for the final tournament in Las Vegas in September.

Players for the local tournament have already been selected at semi-final events earlier at L’Auberge, but the general public can watch the tournament play out, complete with live cameras on the slots projecting the action above each player’s machine.

The winner in Baton Rouge will get a five-night trip to Vegas for the finals at Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo. The winner of the championship receives $100,000 and an additional $150,000 will be awarded to other players who place.