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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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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
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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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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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Sure Bet: Dallas Cowboys Become First NFL Team To Sign Casino Partnership

By Barry Janoff

September 6, 2018: Calling it the “first of its kind in the NFL,” the Dallas Cowboys have signed a deal naming WinStar World Casino and Resort as the official casino of the team.

The deal follows the Supreme Court ruling in May overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a ruling passed in 1992 prohibiting most states from authorizing betting on sports.

According to the Cowboys, an amendment just passed by league owners created the opportunity for casinos to obtain official partnerships with NFL teams.

In July, the NBA signed a deal naming MGM Resorts International as the official casino partner for the NBA and the WNBA.

The Cowboys deal was unveiled during a press conference today in Ford Center The Star, the team’s headquarters and practice facility in Frisco, Texas, attended by Cowboys owner, GM and president Jerry Jones and Jack Parkinson, GM of WinStar.

WinStar World Casino is located in Thackerville, OK, about 80 miles north of Dallas, and operated under the auspices of the Chickasaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby.

Financial terms of the deal were not shared.

“This is a noteworthy day for the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL and certainly for our sport,” Jones said at the media conference. “The NFL has recently made it possible for us to do this partnership. This is the first time a casino has been granted the rights to have a partnership with an NFL team.

“We’re excited about that. We are excited about the future of gaming as it relates to the NFL.”

Jones said that “this is a dynamic that is going to increase interest in our game.”

The alliance allows WinStar to use the Cowboys logos and mark.

To that point, Jones pointed out the already existing tie between the Dallas Cowboys “Star” logo and the WinStar Casino name.

“It fits in a lot of ways. We are going to be a major part of the visibility of what WinStar has to offer.”

Jones said the NFL has been in the process of working through the nationwide recognition of how to approach gaming as far as the league is concerned.

“That is a process that could be months and years in the making. But I am excited that with this deal (the Cowboys) don’t have to wait years or months."

The alliance coincides with the start of the 2018 NFL season and comes a day after the American Gaming Assn. released a study showing that the NFL’s annual revenue “may increase by $2.3 billion a year due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting,”

“The Dallas Cowboys take great pride in aligning themselves with the best brands in the world,” said Jones. “It is a privilege to stand shoulder to shoulder as partners with such a prominent entertainment brand like WinStar World Casino.”

WinStar sees the partnership going beyond football and sports betting.

“Hundreds of Chickasaws live in the Dallas area and the Dallas Cowboys are a vital part of the community,” Gov. Anoatubby said in a statement,

“While this partnership is a great business deal, that is only one of the reasons we are excited to be involved with the Dallas Cowboys and the Jones family. Jerry Jones is committed to enhancing the quality of life of Arlington youth and others in the community, which aligns closely with our mission to enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people”

When asked, Parkinson said that he was born in Zimbabwe, adding that he is now officially a Cowboys fan after this new deal.

“The Cowboys definitely cover some ground,” said Jones.

“Everybody knows the (Dallas Cowboys) star,” said Parkinson.

According to the new American Gaming Assn. report, greater fan engagement and viewership due to sports betting could boost the NFL's total annual revenue from media rights, sponsorships, merchandise and ticket sales by 13.4%, producing $1.75 billion in new revenue from increased consumption of the league's products.

Legal sports betting could help the NFL generate an additional $573 million in revenue as a result of spending by betting operators and data providers.

The AGA study projects that gaming operators "may spend $451 million on advertising, which would directly increase the league's rights fees by the same amount." An additional $92 million in sponsorship revenue and $30 million in data is also projected for the league and its teams.

The Cowboys are most valuable sports franchise in the world, valued at $4.8 billion, according to Forbes.

PHOTOS COURTESY DALLAS COWBOYS

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