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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
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• Nine Inch Nails
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• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
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• T. Rex
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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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Jul242018

PepsiCo Ready To Play The Garden, Replacing Coke As Official Signature Partner

By Barry Janoff

July 24, 2018: The company that is home to such famous stars as Britney Spears, Aaron Judge and Michael Jackson (estate) has joined forces with the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena” and a roster of its teams, siblings and stars.

The Madison Square Garden Company has signed what it called a multifaceted partnership with PepsiCo, naming the beverage and food company one of Madison Square Garden Company’s official signature marketing partners.

The PepsiCo deal, which begins Sept. 1, makes PepsiCo the exclusive non-alcoholic beverage and salty snack partner across various MSG properties.

Lead brands will be Pepsi and Mtn Dew.

The deal marks the end of Madison Square Garden Company’s alliance with Coca-Cola, which began in 1910.

Financial terms were not released.

"We're honored to join the MSG family and partner with this truly extraordinary organization," Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO for PepsiCo, said during a media event in The Garden.

"This historic partnership brings two iconic New York companies together and builds on PepsiCo's strong presence in New York City (including its deal with Judge of the New York Yankees) and beyond. We look forward to collaborating throughout all MSG properties to bring consumers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and to redefining fan experiences across music, sports, entertainment and gaming."

PepsiCo's exclusive marketing rights to MSG properties will include mobile, TV and digital assets, in-venue signage, as well as the right to create retail promotional opportunities at external points of sale.

Among the properties with which PepsiCo will become involved are Madison Square Garden (home to the NBA’s Knicks and NHL’s Rangers), the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, New York’s Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.; The Chicago Theatre; and select TAO Group entertainment dining and nightlife venues.

PepsiCo also will become an official partner of MSG sports franchises the Knicks, Rangers and Westchester Knicks (G-League); the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes; and Counter Logic Gaming, a North American eSports organization.

The Knicks are the most valuable franchise in the NBA, and No. 7 in the world, at $3.6 billion, according to Forbes.

The WNBA’s New York Liberty were not included as Madison Square Garden Company is seeking a new owner for the franchise.

Under terms of the alliance, all of MSG's venues will feature PepsiCo's vast portfolio of popular food and beverage options, including Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Diet Pepsi, Mtn Dew, Mtn Dew Kickstart, Gatorade, Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Smartfood, Aquafina, bubly, LIFEWTR, Lipton and Pure Leaf iced teas, Naked Juice, KeVita and SunChips.

The Madison Square Garden Arena will showcase many of PepsiCo's newest product innovations, including culinary inspired offerings featuring Frito-Lay products.

PepsiCo said the partnership's lead brands, Pepsi and Mtn Dew, would “create high-profile consumer activations and once-in-a-lifetime sports, music and entertainment experiences for fans, including unique integrations with the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers and the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes."

In addition, PepsiCo will have a strong presence on MSG Networks across live game coverage of the Knicks and the Rangers, as well as other programming and content.

"This historic partnership brings two iconic New York companies together and builds on PepsiCo's strong presence in New York City and beyond."

The eighth floor concourse of Madison Square Garden will become the Pepsi Concourse, including a Pepsi Fan Deck.

"We are pleased to welcome PepsiCo to the Madison Square Garden Company," James Dolan, executive chairman and CEO for The Madison Square Garden Company, said during the media event.

"Both MSG and PepsiCo have built a collection of world-renowned brands, and have a passion for bringing people together through unforgettable live experiences. We are confident that this partnership will benefit our customers, as well as both our businesses."

Other Madison Square Garden Company signature marketing partners include JPMorgan Chase, Delta Air Lines, Squarespace, Anheuser-Busch InBev, DraftKings, Kia Motors, Lexus and SAP.

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