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The Big Buck World Championship Celebrates 10th Anniversary at The Hard Rock Las Vegas with $100,000 Prize Pool!

  (October 04, 2017)

GLEN ELLYN, Ill., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With over $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, players from around the world have secured their coveted spot at the 2017 Big Buck World Championship and Ladies Tourney at the Hard Rock Las Vegas on October 27th and 28th. Celebrating the 10th year of the largest arcade eSports event in the world, players and fans alike are counting down the days. Qualifiers ended October 1st and now players are preparing for their shot at the $100,000 prize pool.

The players will gather in Las Vegas, NV to battle head-to-head for the $20,000 top prize and to have their name inscribed on Pappy's Jug. The 2017 Big Buck World Championship will be held October 27th and 28th at The Hard Rock Las Vegas. The public is welcome to witness the event in person or tune in LIVE on Keep up to date on the latest Big Buck Hunter World Championship news by visiting

About The Big Buck World Championships
The Big Buck World Championship is an annual event, started in 2008, that celebrates the community dedicated to playing Big Buck Hunter. The event is held in different cities of the US in the Fall of each year. Prior venues include Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and Austin, TX. In order to qualify, players are required to participate in a worldwide qualifying tournament that takes place in the months leading up to the event. Players may qualify at any Big Buck HD machine that is connected to the CoinUp online system.

About Big Buck HD
Big Buck HD is the first-ever 1080p high definition arcade video game and was created by Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix, developers of coin-operated interactive entertainment products. Combining the best of the companies prior hits, Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari, Big Buck HD offers enhanced graphics as well as new challenges, awards and tournaments. Big Buck HD arcade games feature online connectivity, allowing players to track scores and compete against players from across the country for cash prizes.

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About Raw Thrills

Raw Thrills, was founded in 2001 to develop the finest arcade video game entertainment. The studio is led by veteran game designer Eugene Jarvis, whose credits include classic titles such as Defender, Robotron:2084, and the Cruis'n series of adventure driving games. From its debut hit The Fast and the Furious, to the 2015 release Jurassic Park Arcade, Raw Thrills strives to bring the player the ultimate arcade experience, while delivering consistent reliability and value.

In 2006, Raw Thrills merged with the renowned game development studio Play Mechanix, to create a new world leader in arcade video and video redemption games. Founded in 1995 by George Petro, a former designer for Midway Games, the Play Mechanix has created the famed Big Buck Hunter series, Deal or No Deal, Wheel of Fortune, Terminator Salvation, Aliens Armageddon, The Walking Dead Arcade, and many others.

The combined strength of the two studios won many accolades and awards from the entertainment industry, including the Best of Show Award (BOSA) 2015 award for Jurassic Park Arcade, IAAPA Best new Product 2016 for Angry Birds Arcade and Play Meter 2015 Players Choice award for Big Buck HD. The company exports its line of video arcade and redemption games to over 60 countries.

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