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US – Konami’s skill-based Frogger leaps into MGM Grand

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Konami Gaming will host the world’s first Frogger skill-based gaming competition this weekend on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. at Vegas’ new entertainment lounge, Level Up at MGM Grand.

Similar to the iconic arcade classic, participants must safely navigate Konami’s beloved Frogger character through the road and river crossing course to increase scores and win potential cash prizes. This competition is open to anyone 21 years of age or older, with free entry to play the game and attempt a high score during designated times.

“Frogger has captured the attention of video game players worldwide for generations,” said Scott Sibella, President and COO of MGM Grand. “Now, with Konami, we will offer our guests the first opportunity to play the game for prizes as we launch the skill-based game at LEVEL UP. This Frogger game demonstrates the future of casino gaming and we invite players of all skill levels to experience it first-hand.”

Frogger’s first skill-based gaming machine, Frogger: Get Hoppin’, is scheduled to open for play at Level Up Wednesday, Feb. 15 for participants to practice in advance of the competition. It requires a $2 entry wager for the chance to win random cash awards and earn true skill-based cash awards. Event participants will each receive free play to compete when they arrive and register. High scores will be recorded throughout the event and winners will be determined after the competition ends on Sunday.
Tom Jingoli, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Konami Gaming, Inc., said, “What people enjoy most about skill-based Frogger is that it’s instantly recognizable, easy to understand, and fairly rewards top players while still creating a fun experience for beginners. This competition is an exciting opportunity for gamers and fans to be a part of Frogger history, while quite possibly winning cash prize awards in the process.”

Changing the way Las Vegas views lounge entertainment, Level Up presents a new era in interactive, skill-based fun. Located inside MGM Grand between Hakkasan Nightclub and the MGM Grand Race and Sports Book, the tech savvy, adult playground features pay-to-play offerings in a social atmosphere, designed not only to attract the next generation of players, but existing players seeking innovation. The exciting new ‘place to play’ concept offers an extensive selection of traditional activities all while putting an inventive twist on the latest in peer-to-peer experiences. In addition to the next level entertainment, the 12,000-square-foot venue features the “Live Lucky Bar” offering a variety of craft beers and specialty cocktails, a live DJ, and endless entertainment across the multiple screens on display.

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