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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

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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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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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Sep132017

Gold: IOC Officially Names Paris for 2024, Los Angeles For 2028 Summer Games

By Barry Janoff

September 13, 2017: In what was a formality and an inevitable decision due to attrition, the International Olympic Committee today officially approved Paris and Los Angeles as the host cities for the 2024 Summer Games and 2028 Summer Games, respectively,

The vote, which was unanimous, was called a "win-win-win situation for Paris, Los Angeles and the IOC," by IOC president Thomas Bach.

"It’s hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary," Bach said after the decision during an IOC meeting in Lima, Peru, which was attended by IOC members and representatives of both the Paris and Los Angeles Olympic Committees.

The decision was called "historic" by Bach as host cities for two separate Games were named at once for the first time.

That followed an IOC decision in July to change its bylaws to allow for such a situation, which in turn followed numerous cities dropping out of the bidding process, leaving Paris and Los Angeles as the last two destinations still in the running.

Budapest, Rome, Hamburg and Boston dropped out or declined to bid on the 2024 Summer Games after indicating their participation.

Both cities were initially vying for the 2024 Games until what the IOC called a Tripartite Agreement was worked out among the parties, which would see Paris host the ’24 Olympics and Los Angeles the ’28 Games.

The Paris Summer Games are scheduled for Aug. 2-18, 2024 and the Paralympic Games would be held Sept. 4-15, 2024.

"Our willingness to change our bid from 2024 to 2028 shows the strength of our commitment to the Olympics,” said Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, who was  in Lima alongside LA2024 committee chairman Casey Wasserman. “This is not 11 years away. This begins today. I won’t be mayor in 2028 but I will be a resident.”

Paris hosted the Games in 1900 and 1924. Los Angeles hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984.

The last time the Summer Olympics were in the U.S. was 1996 in Atlanta. Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Games in 2002.

"These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history," said Bach. "Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way."

The decision came with 1,044 days to go to the next Summer Games, 2020 in Tokyo (July 24-Aug. 9).

According to Yoshiko Mori, Tokyo Olympic Games Committee president, 43 domestic partners are signed for those Games, in addition to 13 IOC top tier partners that include Bridgestone, Panasonic and Toyota, each with headquarters in the nation.

"We continue to look for ways to reduce costs as we continue to add sponsors," said Mori in a presentation that preceded the IOC Paris-Los Angeles decision.

"It’s hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is extraordinary."

Tokyo organizers said earlier this summer that the estimated cost for the 2020 Games is $17 billion, nearly double the $8.9 billion estimated cost when Tokyo was awarded the Games in 2013 and about seven times the original $2.5 billion estimate.

According to John Coates, IOC vp, the Tokyo government and Olympic committee continue to look to cut costs for 2020. "They will have no problem funding the Games but it is a bad look if we have an Olympics that costs too much."

A study from Oxford University in 2016 said that it costs an average of $8.9 billion to host the Summer Games. Industry analysts said that Rio de Janeiro’s outlay for the 2016 Summer Olympics was at least $11 billion and perhaps as high as $20 billion.

Paris and Los Angeles in their respective bids for the 2024 Games put their budgets between $6-$8 billion. Those numbers likely would change given the time span between winning their bids and the actual Games themselves.

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