2019 was a huge year for AE Player and the Accel Entertainment family. In 2019, we did more to connect with our players than ever before. We want to take a quick look back at everything we’ve accomplished this year, and how much we want to do in 2020.
Accel Entertainment’s Million Dollar Giveaway
This year marked the launch of our biggest giveaway to date — The Million Dollar Giveaway! Over the course of the year, we gave away almost one-half a million dollars in prize money to over 100 lucky winners all over Illinois. With 978 locations participating and over 42,000 participants entered, by the end of 2019 there were over 1.4 million entries made in the Million Dollar Giveaway. But the Million Dollar Giveaway isn’t quite over yet. In early 2020, Accel Entertainment will host the Million Dollar Giveaway Grand Prize Event for all of our Golden Ticket winners. One winner at the event will go home with a whopping $100,000!
So, what’s coming next for Accel Entertainment’s sweepstakes program? We aren’t giving away all our secrets yet. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground for what mind-blowing giveaway is coming from Accel in 2020.
The AE Street Team Hits the Road
In May 2019, Accel launched a new venture to help engage players and support our partner establishments. The AE Street Team visits different Accel locations to interact directly with our loyal players. With over 150 events already under their belt, they are making a lasting impression on the players and locations they visit. Be sure to check out the AE Street Team calendar to see where they’re heading next.
Accel Celebrates Our 10th Anniversary
Summer 2019 marked a monumental occasion for both Accel Entertainment and the Illinois video gaming industry — our 10-year anniversary. Can you believe that video gaming became legal in Illinois 10 years ago? It seems like just yesterday the Video Gaming Act was only a far-off dream for Illinois politicians. The Illinois Video Gaming Act, enacted on July 13, 2009, helped fund a $31 billion state multifaceted infrastructure improvement plan. Accel Entertainment was one of the first major terminal operators to conduct business in Illinois, and we are happy to have grown just as much as the industry has in 10 years.
AE Player Launches the AE Player Insider
“The Winning Ticket”, which started in 2017, is Accel’s blog focused on the business side of the Illinois video gaming industry. 2019 marked the launch of our brand-new player-focused blog — “AE Player Insider.” Since launching in July, we have published over 50 blog posts and quizzes for our players to enjoy and learn more about the industry. Thank you to all of our subscribers who comment and share our posts.
2019 was our biggest year yet at AE Player, and we look forward to growing and achieving more in 2020. None of this would have been possible without the loyalty of our partner establishments, the dedication of our Accel family and our loyal players.