Why Do We Love Elvis Presley Tributes & Elvis-Themed Games?

You just can't help falling in love with Elvis impersonators and tribute artists, can you? Maybe you've seen them last in a show in Vegas, and you cannot wait to go back, hit the tables, or at least play some Elvis-themed games at some cool casinos on the go until you can physically travel there again. Some of you might be getting ready to visit Every Graceland during the next Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend Showcase that celebrates the greatest hits of the King of Rock'n'Roll with the participation of spectacular Elvis Tribute Artists who have received awards for their performances. Perhaps you would like to attend the “If I Can Dream” show as part of a sold-out International Tour with none other than Marc Anthony performing live on the Cabra-Vale stage for two whole hours.

Either way, you are definitely drawn by the pure emotion that such a show always incurs, not to mention the divine songs, glamorous costumes, and the kind of energy that only an Elvis impersonator is capable of triggering. In preparation for the upcoming Elvis show at the end of August, let's take a closer look at the work of these amazing tribute artists and some other Elvis-themed activities you might enjoy playing in the meanwhile.

What Are Elvis Tribute Artists?elvis

They first started popping early on, when King Elvis himself was still alive and kicking. Elvis was made aware of their existence and he even took the time to send a complimentary letter to one of them, in which he wrote that mimicry was an honest way of expressing they were a true fan. It was not until 2007 that Elvis Presley Enterprises decided to accept the huge and unstoppable phenomenon of Elvis impersonators and tribute artists worldwide when they hosted the first Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held during Elvis Week.

How many Elvis Tribute Artists are there in the world right now? Probably tens of thousands of them, as a few thousands choose to compete in the preliminaries on a yearly basis. Those ETAs who win one of the preliminaries are automatically advanced to the Elvis Week contest.

Do Elvis Tribute Artists Know One Another?

Actually, yes. Those ETA's trying to win the Ultimate ETA Contest are subject to quite a challenge. However, you will never see them badmouthing one another or ignoring themselves before their performances. On the contrary, you will usually find them chatting, exchanging views, encouraging one another, sharing props and entire costumes prior to their performances. It's really just one big happy family who shares the same love and admiration for the King.

Doing What You Love and Getting Paid for It

While the great majority of artists have full-time jobs that have nothing to do with their passion for Elvis and their weekend performances, some of them actually do manage to make a nice living while doing the one thing they enjoy doing the most. Plus, the fact that they get to bring so much joy into the hearts of Elvis fans and, why not, hear special Elvis memories and stories told by fans who have has a personal encounter with Elvis himself several decades ago is a really nice bonus. Speaking of bonuses, let's have a look at a few of the coolest Elvis-themed games of pokies we know you are going to have a fun time playing while waiting for Marc Anthony's “If I Can Dream” tribute show on the 28th of August.

Play Elvis Frog in Vegas

This Bgaming video slot title counts 25 pay lines and 5 reels and the game is sprinkled with blue guitars, microphones, pink cars driven by a cheerful frog couple, and none other than Mrs. Elvis Frog himself. This cartoonish reinterpretation of the more classic Elvis-themed games you might be used to has Elvis Frog as a wild symbol, along with a green Elvis frog symbol. Find three of them on the designated reels and you will engage 5 Free Spins. Cross your fingers for not one, not two, but three different progressive jackpots.

Elvis A Little More Action

The game was released by IGT and its name has been inspired by one of Elvis Presley's greatest hits. The game features cool retro graphics which interesting scenes from his life, along with 50 pay lines and 5 reels, an Elvis-shaped wild that could trigger the jackpot for you, and a different Elvis symbol that could bring you free spins and a double original bet.

The Real King Aloha Hawaii by Novomatic, Elvis Bingo, or Elvis Trivia are just a few additional ideas for games that you might want to try while blasting some old Elvis records for your own entertainment at home.

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