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Buzztime - Business Bar Trivia by Buzztime

– Smartest Bar brings trivia buffs together to prove their collective brain power is unmatched
– Join the fun Sunday nights Oct. 4 – 25 7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST

CARLSBAD, Calif., October 2, 2015 – NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) will hold its popular “Smartest Bar” contest for four weeks this October. Gathering trivia enthusiasts nationwide to compete for the title of Buzztime’s Smartest Bar 2015 and prizes, the contest prompts repeat visits and fosters patron camaraderie that helps build venue loyalty.

“Buzztime’s Smartest Bar 2015 contest lets trivia lovers compete head-to-head and earn street cred for their favorite local spots,” said Clint Worley, Buzztime Executive Producer—Games. “It’s great for bars and restaurants, because it attracts new customers and gets existing customers through the door more frequently. Also, patrons become so engaged in the game, they stay longer and keep coming back for more.”

“Venues choose Buzztime tablets to enhance the experiences they deliver to patrons,” said Ram Krishnan, Buzztime’s CEO. “We have a history of providing compelling entertainment including live events and unique games to help our customers attract guests and drive traffic. To further these efforts, we have invested in new features like self-service dining and developed programs like Smartest Bar designed to add value for our partners, which we believe will in turn help us both grow.”

Buzztime’s Smartest Bar 2015

The Buzztime’s Smartest Bar 2015 competition will take place on Sunday nights from October 4 through October 25, at 7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST in all Buzztime locations. The contest tests knowledge across six categories: The Sciences, The World, The Shows, The Past, The Games and The Arts. The trivia game unfolds over four engaging rounds that feature challenging questions. The first round is a multiple-choice question warm-up aimed to entice all players to join the fun. The “Match” round follows and increases difficulty as partners earn points by matching the words, numbers, names, titles or phrases. Round three raises the stakes by incorporating a marathon of 12 multiple-choice questions. During the final round, the players employ strategy and vote to determine the point values for the last six questions, hoping to earn maximum points for correct answers in their best subjects.

The bar with the highest cumulative score at the end of the month wins $1,000 toward a party, a trophy for the bar, keepsake medals for players, and most importantly, bragging rights! The 2nd place winner will receive $500 toward a party and player medals.

Players can tweet about Buzztime’s Smartest Bar 2015 and rally their team together by using #BuzzSmartBar. Also don’t forget to keep an eye on Buzztime’s Facebook page for images to “Share” and to gather as many players as possible. Together, you and your teammates can see how your knowledge stacks up against bars across the country. The top two locations with the most #BuzzSmartBar usage on social media will receive prizes valued up to $400.

This is the fourth year of Buzztime’s Smartest Bar competition. Every year, the contest attracts thousands of trivia buffs from across the country to duke it out and see whose brains are the best. It’s time to saddle up your specialists and throw down.

About Buzztime:

NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Trusted by bars and restaurants in North America since 1985, Buzztime integrates trivia, card and sports games with in- and out-of-venue messaging and communication tools. With over 8 million player registrations on the Buzztime platform and over 80 million games played just in 2014, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime locations to enjoy evenings of fun and competition. With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants can turn casual visitors into regulars, and give patrons a reason to stay longer. For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit https://www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @buzztime.

Forward-looking Statements:

This release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management’s current views of future events and operations, including but not limited to statements about our product, our value to venues, consumer experience and loyalty, and prizing.  These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks of unsuccessful execution or launch of products, platforms and brands, the impact of competitive products, brands, technologies and pricing, adverse economic conditions, the regulatory environment, and the failure of customer and/or restaurant adoption or demand for new or existing products. Please see NTN Buzztime, Inc.’s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks that may affect the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. These statements speak only as of the date hereof and NTN Buzztime, Inc. does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be realized.

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Tony Keller
SS|PR for Buzztime

Kirsten Chapman / Becky Herrick
LHA for Buzztime