Snoqualmie Casino Player Crowned 2014 National Slots Champion
Kathryn McDonald takes first place in Las Vegas tournament and receives $200,000 prize
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (October 6, 2014) – Long-time Snoqualmie Casino guest, Kathryn McDonald was crowned 2014 National TournEvent of Champions victor on Oct 1 at the XS Nightclub inside the Wynn Las Vegas.
McDonald, a Snoqualmie Casino member since first opening in 2008, was one of three guests representing the Casino in the third annual National TournEvent of Champions®Championship. Up against 122 other finalists representing 103 casinos from around the country, McDonald fought to claim the title of “Nation’s Best Tournament Player.”
Snoqualmie Casino kicked-off their 2014 National TournEvent of Champions slot tournaments in May, holding free events every Monday through July, where up to 500 guests competed each week to be one of three finalists. Snoqualmie Casino has hosted the TournEvent of Champions slot tournaments for the past three years. A Snoqualmie Casino player took third place during the Washington State Championship in 2012.
“Snoqualmie Casino is proud to provide our guests with exciting events and the National TournEvent of Champions slot tournaments always provides a great time for everyone involved” said Snoqualmie Casino’s Chief Gaming Officer, Tim Barker. “Kathryn was a great Snoqualmie Casino representative and so deserving of her first place win. We look forward to continuing to host this event in 2015, especially with the announcement of the grand prize being increased to one million dollars. We will be back to defend our title!”
McDonald walked away with an exquisite champion’s ring and a $200,000 winner’s check.
“My husband kept trying to give me strategy,” she said, “but I told him I would win by having fun, and I did. I’m just so happy.”