October 24, 2005 (London, UK) – Amateur bowling tournaments across western Canada sponsored by Slotland.com are introducing primarily elderly novice bowlers to the thrill of competing for real money. The bowlers, most of who have never bowled for cash prizes, bear a striking resemblance to a casino full of slots players. The total cash prize of nearly $4,000 that Slotland.com has provided gives the entrants the same thrill gamblers feel when there’s money to be won.
“A lot of novice players in our regular leagues are seniors,” said Ken Hayden, Manager of Varsity Lanes in Vancouver. “And most of them also love to play the slots. So the $200 bonus that Slotland.com gives to every contestant has nudged a lot of seniors to take their first shot at winning some real money.”
Slotland.com has provided cash prizes and promotional assistance for amateur bowling tournaments in two large western Canadian cities, Vancouver, BC and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winners of the four preliminary matches being played in each city win $300 and advance to the Championship Playoff in their city where Slotland.com is providing Grand Prizes. By setting qualifying averages low, the Slotland.com tournaments are designed for amateur bowlers to get their first taste of competition.
“I’ve never won money for bowling,” said one of the winners at the first match last month in Surrey, BC. “Bowling is fun, but winning $300 makes it even more exciting.”
“People play at Slotland.com because we make it fun,” said Hannah Morante of Slotland.com. “The chance to win real money adds to the excitement. Sponsoring events like the Slotland.com Super Bowl is just another way put smiles on faces all around the world.”
The final match in the four-game Vancouver series will be played on October 30 at Grandview Lanes. The Championship Playoff Match in Vancouver will be on November 6 at Varsity Ridge Lanes. Meanwhile, the second game in the Winnipeg series is coming up this weekend at Coronation Lanes. The Winnipeg series concludes on December 3rd.