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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Nov042009

Hilton, 24 Hour Fitness, Samsung Unveil 2010 Olympic Activation

November 4, 2009: Now that Halloween is over, marketers are focusing on . . . the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Hilton Worldwide, 24 Hour Fitness and Samsung are among the International Olympic Committee and US Olympic Committee partners that have unveiled activation tied to the Games in Vancouver, which run Feb. 12-28.

Hilton Worldwide and its portfolio of hotel brands have launched “Official Guest of Team USA," a sweepstakes that will send four winners and their guests to the 2010 Olympic. Hilton also will join the USOC as presenting sponsor of "Making Team USA: 100 Days to Vancouver” event taking place on Nov. 4 at New York’s Rockefeller Center.

According to Hilton, the “Official Guest of Team USA” sweepstakes will offer two grand prize trips for four, or two first prize trips for two to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games; 100 second prizes that include airline tickets, fitness memberships; and other prizes. The promotion, which runs now through Dec. 31, 2009, will be support by print, Internet and throughout the Hilton hotel brands. To enter the sweepstakes, consumers must first book the "Go For The Gold" rate at one of the Hilton Worldwide hotels in the U.S. and stay before Dec. 31, 2009. (Full details here.)

“As a proud sponsor of Team USA, Hilton Worldwide wants to share the Olympic spirit with our valued guests by offering a variety of trips and prizes in support of all the athletes competing in the 2010 Games,” Jeff Diskin, svp-global customer marketing for Hilton Worldwide, said in a statement. “This week marks a milestone on our countdown to Vancouver, and we’re equally thrilled to help showcase the magic of the Olympic Winter Games at the ‘Making Team USA’ event at Rockefeller Center.”

24 Hour Fitness Olympic team athletes.24 Hour Fitness, which is the Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the 2010 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, has unveiled a partnership with six U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls for the 2010 Games: snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, pairs skater Rockne Brubaker, short track speedskater J.R. Celski, Paralympic skier Chris Devlin-Young, speedskater Tucker Fredricks and skier Julia Mancuso.

As members of Team 24 Hour Fitness, these athletes will appear in the brand’s Olympic marketing campaign, make promotional appearances at local clubs, and develop signature workouts for members that will be available in-club, online and on the 24 Hour Fitness YouTube channel.

“24 Hour Fitness is proud to continue its support of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams and to help these athletes in their pursuit of capturing gold in Vancouver,” Carl Liebert, CEO for 24 Hour Fitness, said in a statement. “These athletes are terrific ambassadors for promoting fitness and their exclusive signature workouts can help guide all of our members no matter what their fitness goals, whether it is to run a 5k or win a gold medal at the Olympics.”

Samsung Electronics, the IOC's official worldwide Olympic partner in wireless communications equipment, said it would make available to the public its "wireless Olympic works" communications platform, which the company described as a comprehensive application designed to keep users connected and informed during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Consumers worldwide can download and install Samsung’s Public WOW application from Samsung’s official Olympic Games microsite (www.samsung.com/vancouver2010). It will enable people to receive such up-to-the minute information as Olympic news, schedules, results and medal standings previously available only to official staff. The application is free to download to Samsung’s Omnia II device or any Samsung smartphone that supports the Windows Mobile 6.1 or 6.5 operating systems.

“Our focus for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games is on linking consumers around the world to the Games using Samsung technology in a way that’s not been done before,” Paul Brannen, general manager, mobile communications for  Samsung Electronics Canada, said in a statement. “Samsung will connect fans through its WOW technology, mobile phones and Web site to enable people to share and celebrate their favourite Olympic ‘WOW’ moments with friends and family.”

Good News-Bad News In 2010 Olympic Games Financial Report

USOC, Marketing Partners Hit New York For 100-Day Winter Olympics Countdown

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