Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Well, the DC area didn't have a baseball team for several decades.

NTN Buzztime has announced that the city of Alexandria, Virginia, placed 186th out of 186h in the "training camp" round of its current "25 Years of Sports Trivia" promotion.

Here is the complete press release:

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 14, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ ----NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN: 0.36, -0.03, -7.69%) released its rankings of the best and worst sports-knowledgeable states and cities. The state of Texas and the greater Chicago area led the nation and took first place in the hour-long Training Camp leading up to Buzztime's 25 Years of Sports Trivia Championship. Virginia, specifically Alexandria, took a disappointing last place proving that its residents need to step up their game during the Qualifying Round.


Data provided by interactive gaming company, NTN Buzztime, Inc., revealed a breakdown of how each state and each city scored on its sports-trivia knowledge. On Wednesday, July 8, for one-hour nation-wide, trivia-goers filled restaurants and sports bars offering Buzztime games in an attempt to claim the top spot of most knowledgeable sports fan. Sports covered during the pre-qualifying round game included: baseball, basketball, football, golf, horse racing, and NASCAR.

In true sports form, the competition continues with a three-week Qualifying Round that kicked off yesterday, and runs through July 31. During this round, registered Buzztime players will play the 25 Years of Sports game online, via mobile or within Buzztime's network of bars and restaurants across North America to earn the necessary qualifying points to advance. Contestants earn 10 times as many qualifying points for playing at Buzztime's network of bars and restaurants. Ultimately, 18 lucky players will be awarded the trip of a lifetime to attend the Sports Legends Challenge held September 14-17, 2009 at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas.

More information about the competition, including how to register, can be found at

Current State rankings (in order):

Top 10 Bottom 10
1) Texas 50) Virginia
2) Ohio 49) Alaska
3) California 48) Utah
4) Florida 47) Hawaii
5) Illinois 46) Wyoming
6) Indiana 45) Maine
7) Arizona 44) South Dakota
8) Wisconsin 43) Montana
9) Minnesota 42) Idaho
10) Colorado 41) New Hampshire

Current city rankings (in order):

Top 10 Bottom 10
1) Chicago 186) Alexandria
2) Los Angeles 185) Jackson
3) Dallas-Fort Worth 184) Eugene
4) Minneapolis-Saint Paul 183) Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-
5) Phoenix Nacogdoches
6) Denver 182) Marquette
7) Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Sarasota 181) Erie
8) Cincinnati 180) Chattanooga
9) Detroit 179) Monroe-El Dorado
10) Houston 178) Watertown
177) Columbus-Tupelo-West Point

About NTN Buzztime, Inc.

NTN Buzztime, Inc., a leader in interactive entertainment for 25 years, is based in Carlsbad, CA. Buzztime is distributed in-home and out-of-home across broadband platforms including online, mobile, satellite TV and in approximately 3,800 restaurants, sports bars and pubs throughout North America. For more information, please visit

Buzztime is a proud member of the OVAB |Out-of-home Video Advertising Bureau.

Buzztime is a registered trademark of Buzztime Entertainment, Inc. and Playmaker is a registered trademark of NTN Buzztime, Inc.

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 trends in subscriber and player preference and engagement and results of marketing strategies. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include risks associated with our recent management transition, our significant losses, our ability to grow our out-of-home Buzztime iTV network and implement our other business strategies, the risk of changing economic conditions, failure of product demand or market acceptance of both existing and new products and services and the impact of competitive products and pricing. 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.

Katy Harrison, Bailey Gardiner

SOURCE NTN Buzztime, Inc.

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