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Maverick Gaming and Bally’s Big Bet Poker to Launch Unforgettable Poker Experience at Tropicana Las Vegas in the Heart of the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, NV, May 23, 2023Maverick Gaming, a poker trailblazer of the gaming industry led by Eric Persson, is excited to announce an electrifying partnership with Bally's Corporation (NYSE: BALY) that promises to unleash a multi- faceted poker establishment like no other, at the iconic Bally-owned Tropicana Las Vegas Resort and Casino, adjacent to Bally’s Big Bet Poker® livestream broadcast studio.

The new Maverick Gaming Poker Room will be designed to challenge conventions and defy expectations. “This will not be your typical run-of-the-mill poker venue, it's a place where adrenaline meets attitude and poker dreams come alive,” said Jeremy Weinstein, Chief Marketing Officer for Maverick Gaming.

“We are very excited to be working with Mr. Persson and Maverick Gaming in an effort to also raise the stakes on inclusivity and affordability, treating players of all levels like VIPs at our tables,” added Arik Knowles, Vice President & General Manager for Tropicana Las Vegas.

Maverick Gaming’s vision will include cultivating an atmosphere where everyone is welcome, from seasoned pros to those taking their first poker steps. Expect twice-daily tournaments that will set your heart racing and your opponents trembling, all while keeping your wallet intact, because the Maverick Gaming Poker Room is turning up the heat with the lowest rake on the Strip.

“More money in your pocket means more chips to stack and more victories to celebrate. Get ready for heart-pounding, No Limit Hold ‘Em action with both $1/3 and $2/5 tables designed to keep you on the edge of your seat,” added Weinstein.

As part of Maverick Gaming’s poker room partnership with Bally’s, fans can also expect to see Eric Persson competing against the poker world’s biggest deep stack high rollers on Bally’s Big Bet Poker® featuring the most exciting players in the game from world champions and cash game crushers, to iconic sports stars, Hollywood celebs and even the billionaire elite.

The deal was engineered by seasoned network showrunners and executive producers of Bally’s Big Bet Poker® livestream and television series, Houston Curtis and Rick Mahr of Outlaw Media Group (OMG).

“When Bally’s gave us the opportunity to expand the Bally’s Big Bet Poker® brand to the Tropicana Las Vegas, we immediately thought of Eric as a tremendous asset, both on and off the felt. Persson’s industryexpertise and proven ability to build successful poker rooms superbly aligns with Bally’s omnichannel network,” said Curtis. “Then of course there is Eric’s massive influence and appeal as a super high stakes pro player. His unrivaled charisma, fearless attitude and must-watch gameplay will resonate with our loyal fans who expect an entertainment thrill ride like none other… injecting a one-of-a-kind Maverick Gaming Poker Room to our presence on the Las Vegas Strip is a royal flush for both players and viewers alike,” added Mahr.

"We're here to shake things up and give poker lovers an experience they won't forget," said Eric Persson, a visionary leader in the gaming industry. "The Maverick Gaming Poker Room at the Tropicana Las Vegas combined with the all new Bally’s Big Bet Poker® livestream studio will be the go-to destination for poker players and fans alike. Get ready for lots of excitement, value, and a touch of rebelliousness. Whether playing poker in our wide selection of cash games and daily tournaments or watching our super high stakes action on livestream or television, we plan on delivering a powerhouse poker experience designed to capture the thrills and spills of live poker like never before.”

The Maverick Gaming Poker Room is poised to announce its grand opening date onto the Las Vegas Strip in the near future. “Get ready for a poker experience that will leave you breathless, invigorated, and craving more. Stay tuned for updates and prepare to embrace the Maverick spirit,” added Persson.

In the meantime, witness Eric Persson and other renowned names, including the hottest up-and-coming poker superstars, battling on Bally’s Big Bet Poker® as the all new season debut’s Live at the Tropicana Las Vegas in June.

For more information, visit www.MaverickGaming.com or follow us on Twitter @MaverickGaming |

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Maverick Gaming is majority owned and was founded by gaming industry veterans Eric Persson, who previously served as Global Senior Vice President of Slots at Las Vegas Sands and Justin Beltram, former Vice President of Slots at Bellagio and Marina Bay Sands. Together they bring over 30 years of gaming experience spanning gaming markets around the world including the Las Vegas Strip (Venetian, Palazzo, Bellagio), Macau (Sands China Limited), Singapore (Marina Bay Sands), and many regional markets in North America.

Maverick Gaming is located in Kirkland, Washington and currently owns four casinos in Nevada, three in Colorado and twenty-three card rooms in Washington.

About Eric Persson

Eric Persson is a visionary force in the gaming industry, known for his unwavering commitment to innovation, pushing boundaries and redefining the gaming experience. With his expertise, the Maverick Gaming Poker Room is set to become a game-changer on the Las Vegas Strip.

About Bally’s Big Bet Poker®

Amassing a catalog of over 6,500 hours of authentic livestream gameplay, Bally’s Big Bet Poker® showcases thrilling, high stakes, cash poker action shot on location using strategic casino and card room partnerships. Additionally, via careful curations of its weekly livestream content, Bally’s Big Bet Poker is the fastest-growing poker series in America, with distribution across major cable, satellite and OTT platforms, including 24/7 streaming on the Bally Live App with new television episodes premiering weekly on Bally Sports Network.

About Bally's Corporation

Bally's Corporation is a global casino-entertainment company with a growing omni-channel presence of Online Sports Betting and iGaming offerings. It currently owns and manages 15 casinos across 10 states, a horse racetrack in Colorado and has access to OSB licenses in 18 states. It also owns Bally's Interactive International, formerly Gamesys Group, a leading, global, online gaming operator, Bally Bet, a first- in-class sports betting platform, and Bally Casino, a growing iCasino platform.

With 10,500 employees, Bally's casino operations include approximately 15,000 slot machines, 600 table games, and 5,300 hotel rooms. Upon completing the construction of a temporary casino facility in Chicago, IL, and a land-based casino near the Nittany Mall in State College, PA, Bally's will own and/or manage 17 casinos across 11 states. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "BALY".