MARKSVILLE, LA – In keeping with its mission of supporting community organizations, Paragon Casino Resort is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Slots for Tots tournament on Sunday, November 24th from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Paragon patrons can donate a new toy in its original packaging that has a minimum value of $10 or can pay a $10 cash tournament entry fee at the cashier’s booth, located next to the Paragon Preferred Players Club.
The toys will be distributed to several non-profit organizations that offer programs providing assistance to underprivileged children in Louisiana, such the Hope House Women & Children’s Shelter, Salvation Army and the Central Louisiana AIDS support services. All funds collected from the tournament entries will be used to purchase additional toys for the 2013 holiday season.
Participating in the tournament is fun and easy. One section of slot machines will be reserved for the Slots for Tots Tournament and set in tournament mode. The player does not deposit any money into the machine. The machines are set to countdown for three minutes of play. As the player hits a winning combination, points are accrued. The player with the highest score at the end of the tournament wins first place, second highest score wins second place, continuing through twentieth place. $2,500 in cash perks will be awarded to the top 20 finalists, with the first place prize being is $500 in cash perks. Players can enter the tournament by enrolling at the Paragon Preferred Players Club. Multiple entries are allowed.
“The Tunica Biloxi Tribe and Paragon Casino Resort are honored to continue to support the local community and do our part to help those in need, especially during hard economic times. The toy drive is a tradition that has generated thousands of toys for the children of Central Louisiana,” said Chairman Marshall Pierite. “Paragon Casino Resort is committed to helping make a difference year-round.”
For additional information about Slots for Tots, please call please contact Public Relations Manager Mary Hooks, at 800-946-1946, ext 2035.