Saturday, April 14, 2018

NBA Playoffs 2018

We will give our take on some of the 1st round games.



Sixers and Heat. Sixers in 6. Even without Embiid. Better defensively and superior bench. Miami may resort to fouling Simmons and slowing the game down to use Whiteside more.





Best 4/5 series. Cavs and Pacers. Lebron and Lance meet again. Same result in 5 games. Cavs win.

Broom Alert - Rockets over Timberwolves. Warriors over Spurs. One of these will end in 4.

Best Offensive Series - Portland and Pelicans. Take the over in every game.

Upset likely to happen. The series where a lower seed defeats a higher one. Jazz over Thunder.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

SugarHouse Casino & Wendy Hamilton 2018 Instagram Photos

These are the top images from the award ceremony that celebrated Wendy Hamilton and SugarHouse Casino. Wendy is this year's winner of the Paradigm Award. She gave an outstanding speech and was given a standing ovation. These photos show the participants and energy that was in the Hyatt at the Bellevue Grand Ballroom.  Enjoy the images!


Jon Dorenbos



Woo Hoo Wendy


                   
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Friday, February 16, 2018

NBA All Star Weekend

The NBA All Star Weekend is coming up. Adam Silver has made a significant change to the game by having players from the Eastern and Western Conferences interminable. The captains of the teams are Lebron James and Steph Curry. They selected the players that were voted in similar to how one would pick a team at your local rec center. This will allow players that have never played together as well as some that were former teammates to be on the same squad. 

It will not create the defense intensity that the game currently lacks. One way to bring defense back to the game is to have each player touch the ball during an offensive possession. This would not take place if you acquire the ball by way of a turnover that results in a fast brake.
We would add one more dimension to balance the game offensively. Add a 4 point shot based on distance. That would make no lead insurmountable.

Saric,Simmons and Embiid


We would not change any other aspect of the weekend. The skills competition, The Rising Stars game and the 3 point contest are still fan favorites. Let the fans in the arena vote on keypads for the dunk contest. Make the experience fantastic and interactive.

                                            Which one of these players will win MVP?


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Monday, February 12, 2018

3 Bold Gaming Predictions for 2018

                                      Here are the 3 bold gaming predictions for 2018.

Sports Betting will be legal in some capacity. New Jersey will win the case to have Sports Betting. The Supreme Court will allow states rights to prevail since Nevada and Delaware allow wagering on sports, New Jersey will start with NFL this fall. Other states will follow. The NBA will lobby for a percentage of the action. All of the major professional sport leagues will follow suit. 




Hard Rock Atlantic City will be the market leader in Atlantic City. This will happen by the end of the year. Hard Rock will enter the region with the most visible brand and the newest venue. The entertainment lineup will surpass Borgata and Tropicana. This will bring crowds after the summer season ends. Borgata will counter with property upgrades. Tropicana will work the online space and grow that side of  their business.



Pennsylvania will continue to see an increase in table games and poker revenue while slots will trend down. As the clientele gets younger, the demand for slot play decreases. Even with the current expansion of gaming, expect the online space to reflect the current brick and mortar models.

                        Here are the 3 Bold Gaming Predictions for 2017.  See how we did,

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Super Bowl 52 - Eagles vs.Patriots




Super Bowl 52 is 2 days away. Pats and Eagles. Belichick and Pederson.
Coaching advantage. Belichick.
Brady and Foles.
Quarterback edge. Brady easily.
Offensive weapons. Eagles win this especially if Gronk not 100%.
Defensively: Eagles have advantage with front seven. Pats have edge in secondary. 
Special teams. Pats get slight edge here.




Line is 4.5. Pats are favored 
Over /Under is 48.



Momentum is with Eagles.
Jags control the game against the Pats. They took the foot off of the gas.
Eagles will run same game plan with a balance attack and more weapons.
Eagles win and cover.
Money line is also a play for this game.

Justin Timberlake performs this at halftime. Watch it now.
We also include a preview of  #Pepsi Halftime Performance.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Gaming Resolutions for 2018

We want to share our resolutions for 2018. Not the personal ones. They consisted of eating health and exercising daily. Both of them have already been broken. We want to share the professional ones that reflect what we want to do in regard to gaming.  We will give you 3.



Number One is to provide more E sports news and notes. This market is growing in popularity. The gaming community is looking for ways to monetize it. We will challenge ourselves to find and share ways to do it.



Number Two is to become more socially engaged on Instagram. We will commit to posting photos from followers and vendors daily.

Number Three is to promote our Smart Responsible Gaming concepts. The app has new features that include the feed from ESPN and how to track your gaming spend. We will attend a minimum of two gaming conferences to raise our brand awareness.

We plan to have more success with our professional resolutions opposed to the personal ones. Follow us and measure our levels of accountability. Our 2nd and 3rd resolutions are quantifiable and easy to track. Our first resolution is more challenging because we will need content from the E Sports community of players and leagues internationally to be relevant. We embrace the journey.


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Friday, January 5, 2018

Pennsylvania Gaming Expansion: Is more actually better?

As 2018 comes in, the gaming expansion in Pennsylvania will accompany it. We see that slot growth is not part of the equation. Online Gaming will not stem this trend due to the high tax rate.


Table Games is showing incremental growth every year. The tax rate online is favorable to operators so expect most sites to offer more core games that you find in brick and mortar facilities. These games include poker, blackjack and baccarat.


An area of concern is Philadelphia and the addition of  a second casino less than 15 miles from the present gaming operation. This will undoubtedly lead to battle over the patrons that are presently playing in Philly. Market share will diminish. How much remains to be seen.
The possible addition of 10 satellite casinos that can not be located near a currently operating site will bring jobs and some new operators but little growth.  Any rise in revenue will come from the most innovative online operators. Who will they be?


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