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Broadway Station Takes Top Prize in Buzztime’s Smartest Bar Campaign

August 8, 2011


CARLSBAD, Calif. — NTN Buzztime, Inc., a leading social entertainment and integrated marketing platform for bars and restaurants, is pleased to announce that Broadway Station in Astoria, N.Y., is the winner in the company’s first round of regional competitions to crown the Smartest Bar in the United States and Canada. Buzztime challenged its network of thousands of bar and restaurant customers to compete head-to-head answering sports, art, history and pop culture bar trivia questions.

The patrons from Broadway Station captured the top spot in the eastern United States and Canada region by earning a whopping 1,118,180. Trivia buffs played the bar game every Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. throughout June. The passionate team of Buzztime trivia loving players from Broadway Station proved that they have the smarts to win it all after scoring 2,000 more points than their next closest opponent!

Another winner from this region will be announced after the next round of Buzztime’s Smartest Bar game set to kick off in September.

Additionally, in November those locations that qualified through the two regional rounds will be invited to participate in the Smartest Bar finals, where the winning bar will be crowned. This bar promotion is the latest in a long line of programs in which Buzztime is helping its bar and restaurant customers increase their guest visits and create an event during slower weeknights that keeps consumers staying longer and spending more.

“The support among our restaurant and bar partners throughout the United States and Canada has been tremendous. Buzztime saw its players pull up a barstool and enter our Smartest Bar competition. We experienced more than a 10% increase in games played compared to Wednesday nights at the same time prior to June,” noted Michael J. Bush, President and CEO, NTN Buzztime, Inc. “We have seen that our players have a lot of pride and allegiance to their local bar or pub. This competition continues to be a fantastic way for them to take that pride nationwide and vie for the crowning achievement of Smartest Bar.”

Participants are quizzed to see if they can provide the right answers to questions in the following categories: The Sciences, The World, The Shows, The Past, The Games and the Arts. Bars with the top three scores will advance to the November finals – the top scores will be determined by the location’s average of the top five player’s scores. In addition, Buzztime will award a ‘Wildcard’ spot for each of the 10 regions to those bars that have the highest participation or cumulative total points.

Prize packages:
Regional’s First Place
• Smartest Bar Trophy
• A Buzztime Hosted Party ($250 value)
• Prize Packs for the location’s customers
Regional’s 2nd, 3rd and Wildcard Winners
• Smartest Bar Trophy
• Prize Packs for the location’s customers
National Final’s Winners
• Trip to Vegas ($2,000 value)
• Smartest Bar Champion Trophy
• A Buzztime Hosted Party ($500 value)
• Banner designating the location as Buzztime’s Smartest Bar for 2011
National Finals 2nd and 3rd Place Winners
• $500 Gift Certificate
• Smartest Bar Runner Up Trophy
• A Buzztime Hosted Party ($250 value)
• Banners designating these locations the 2011 Smartest Bar Runner Ups

Buzztime employs its network of bars and restaurants to strategically reach targeted audiences in a unique way. Additionally, Buzztime engages 1,800,000 players who participate in nearly 50,000,000 bar trivia, cards and sports games each year on its network.

Buzztime provides clients with branded sports and interactive bar games that align with the brands’ marketing campaigns; live hosted trivia tournaments throughout the United States; and direct-to-consumer marketing initiatives through Buzztime’s social networking and targeted email marketing campaigns.


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