Saturday, August 20, 2016

Daily Fantasy Football Tips (2)

The key to having a successful Daily Fantasy Football team is doing your homework. Spend some quality time in researching the players that you are considering for your team. Don't allow emotion
or home team bias influence your choices. The decision to pick a player should be based on statistics and data that consist of past performances.



I would also consider if the player is going into a contract year. If free agency is looming, the player has a real football incentive to play well. His stock will rise if he is productive and that will give you
additional fantasy points.

                  
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NBA 2017 All Star Game in New Orleans



The NBA announced that the 2017 All Star Game will be played in New Orleans. The game was moved from Charlotte, North Carolina due to the legislation that requires transgender patrons to use the restroom of the sex to which they were born in government buildings. The law also does not protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in the workplace and housing.

New Orleans by Day


New Orleans by Night


"New Orleans is a world-class destination for sports and entertainment and we are very appreciative that the city is once again hosting our All-Star festivities," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.
The date of the game is February 19th. The economic impact on the weekend should be approximately  70 to 100 million. New Orleans is well equipped to handle the game on relatively short notice They have over  50,0000 hotel rooms and have the benefit of having hosted the game before in 2014.
The  NBA has evolved into a diverse international game both on and off the court. They have shown the ability to be innovative and are looking for additional ways to market a popular product. This includes advertisements on jerseys, games played in other countries and the initiation of the conversation about sports betting. The sports betting subject will be featured at the G2E 2016 in Las Vegas and will include David Stern, Former NBA Commissioner and Geoff Freeman, CEO of the American Gaming Association.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Daily Fantasy Football Tips (1)

For the next three weeks we will provide periodic tips for Daily Fantasy Football fans. This will benefit the fans of DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo. If you are selecting a team, look to stacking your team for the optimum results. Stacking is pairing the quarterback with a receiver or running back that play on the same team. This is a smart play because they are dependent on each other for production.
Pairing Matt Ryan with Julio Jones is an example.



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                                                        38 days until #G2E2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

This Week in Gaming Review

New York has made a major move with authorizing the regulation of Daily Fantasy Sports. New York has 13% of the market of Fantasy Sports Players. This is great news for FanDuel and DraftKings. There was talk of these two merging. They may not have to if other states decide to follow New York.


The news was not as good for New Jersey and the quest for sports betting. The 3rd Circuit Court decided in a vote of 10-2 that the federal ban should be upheld. The next move is taking the challenge to the United States Supreme Court. There is no timetable or guarantee that the top judicial body would hear the case. An act of Congress may be a viable alternative. The American Gaming Association is in favor of having the sports betting ban repealed. Fantasy is clearing the way.

MGM is in Atlantic City doing auditions for dealers. They are mandated to hire a large percentage of their staff from the residents in the DC area where the casino is located. They have a sizable labor pool to choose from. Atlantic City is a great place to start.


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                                                        42 days until #G2E2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

This Week in Gaming Review



The big news in gaming came from Atlantic City with the report that the Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino will close as of October 10. There is a strike at that facility and the owners are blaming it for the decision to shut down. The Taj was not doing well before the strike so that is not totally accurate. If this decision stands, this will drop the number of casinos in AC to 7. Revel was scheduled to re open sometime in August but no definitive date was given. The Taj was once the crown jewel of the Boardwalk. In 2003, the Taj had the highest grossing casino revenue in AC. The lack of property reinvestment and Borgata changed that over the last 10- 14 years.

Penn National purchased a social gaming site that will help with the possibility of online gaming coming to Pennsylvania. A social gaming site give a casino another way to engage with the player when they are not on property. The name of this firm is Rocket Games Inc. and they are based in San Francisco.



Parx Casino was selected by Philadelphia Magazine in the #BestofPhilly  edition. Philadelphia Magazine has been compiling this list for over 42 years. They include everything from restaurants, bars ,cheese steaks and beauty salons. Everything! We commend everyone that was selected and look forward to see who makes the list in 2017.

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                                                        48 days until #G2E2016

NFL Talk and GTLivechat



We are about to start up again. This is the start of a new season and conversation on Twitter featuring NFL games. We focus on the prime time telecasts during the regular season on ThursdaySunday and Monday Nights. We will start with the best Fantasy players on each team. We also do a recap of the headlines that affect the season such as injuries and personnel moves. If you love the NFL then you'll like us. Tell your friends. Invite them to join in. Go as far as to add the name or twitter handle to expand the conversation.
If anyone attends an NFL Game then take a picture of the event or the tickets and post it on Instagram. We would like you to share those moments with us. We want to extend the engagement beyond our 140 characters. We want to make the audience international so we welcome #London football fans.
Always use the #GTLivechat at the end of each tweet or photo you post.


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Russell Westbrook extends with OKC



Russell Westbrook re-signs with OKC for three more years. The terms are for 85 million and give him the option to opt out after the 2018 season. He stated he wanted to be in OKC and felt the desire to get something done now. The move makes OKC a viable option for NBA free agents in 2017.
The most surprising revelation during the press conference was that he learned of Kevin Durant leaving for the Warriors along with everyone else. It would seem that two players that were together for 8 years would have talked about going in another direction after the decision was final and before it was made public.  
Westbrook's choice to stay will now make this his team. His talent and ability to dominate a game is without question. Can he become Batman on a team where Robin was his primary role?  I see it being a repeat of the year that he had in 2014-15 when Durant injured his foot. He was the number one option all of the time. I don't see any drop off in production. I see a possible MVP season. Think Allen Iverson in 2001 with the Sixers.  Just not enough to get to the NBA Finals. OKC will still have reason to cheer.

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                                                           48 days until #G2E2016