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SportsGrid Extends NBA Fantasy Agreement

SportsGrid, the nation’s first and only 24-hour sports, fantasy and wagering video network, has extended its agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to continue providing NBA fantasy content across NBA.com, SportsGrid Network and the SportsGrid syndication publisher platform.
SportsGrid will continue to produce daily short and long-form fantasy video content for the following NBA programs and features: NBA Tip Drill, NBA Recap, NBA Primetime Picks, Weekly Season Long, NBA Weekly 6, and the NBA Fantasy Hour. The programming content will focus on serving the NBA’s gaming audience with the data, information and insightful analysis throughout the regular season and playoffs.

“The NBA is one of the world’s most popular sports leagues focused on the fan experience. We are excited to extend our agreement to create engaging and relevant programming for the millions of NBA fans,” said Lou Maione, Co-Founder & President of SportsGrid.

About SportsGrid Inc.

SportsGrid is the first 24-hour network streaming exclusive live original programming providing extensive fantasy sports and wagering coverage of all the major sports and events. The network’s 18 hours of live programming is available for streaming on the Pluto TV, Xumo, STIRR and combines insightful expert commentary with real-time delivery of news, data, statistics and betting intelligence.

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LGBT MEDIA × ATARI

LGBT Media Inc. Announces a Milestone 100,000 Users for its Atari®-Backed Dating and Social Networking App Qutie

Inclusive, Relationship-Focused Social App for the LGBTQ Community Continues to Show Positive Growth

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LGBT Media Inc., the company behind Qutie, an app that facilitates relationships, friendships and meaningful connections for the LGBTQ community – is proud to announce today with its partners at Atari, that Qutie has acquired over one hundred thousand users. As a strategic partner of LGBT Media Inc., Atari’s investment in the inclusive, relationship-focused social app for the LGBTQ community has contributed to improved user acquisition, a brand refresh, and the addition of new functionality.

“We are proud to hit another significant milestone since working with Atari as our strategic partner as we continue to build upon the success of our inclusive LGBTQ social platform,” said Jordan Weiss and Rachel Kimelman, Co-Founders of Qutie.

“We are overjoyed to see the progress Qutie has made since Atari became a strategic partner,” said Tony Chien, Vice President of Marketing at Atari. “A safe, inclusive network for all members of the LGBTQ community is a worthwhile investment for Atari, and it’s important that such endeavors are supported. We’re proud to have partnered with the LGBT Media Inc. team and wish them continued success.”

More than “just another dating app,” Qutie is a comprehensive and specialized platform that was made with the entire LGBTQ community in mind — inclusive of the full spectrum of LGBTQ sexual orientations and gender identities. The app was designed to foster long-term relationships, friendships, and meaningful connections, and is currently available in 38 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Qutie also provides LGBTQ news, blogs, and events and features in-app video messages that allow users to send 10-second video clips to one another to promote safety and help prevent catfishing. The app reached a milestone of 100,000 users in November 2019 and continues to acquire thousands of new users each month.

LGBT Media Inc. attributes the app’s success to investors and strong strategic partners. Atari made an additional investment in LGBT Media Inc. toward the growth of Qutie in March 2019. LGBT Media Inc. is in the process of seeking investors for another round of funding to continue its positive momentum. 

Recent Qutie updates have improved the user interface of the app and introduced the ability for users to invite friends to the platform; successful referral signups reward users with a digital copy of the Qutie RelationTip Guide: Your Guide to Dating, Relationships and More ebook for LGBTQ people contemplating any stage of a relationship. Future Qutie updates will give users additional forms of profile customization.

The Qutie app is currently available on the App Store and Google Play. For more information on Qutie, please visit https://QutieApp.com.

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ABOUT ATARI

Atari is an interactive entertainment company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris or visit us online at www.Atari.com.

©2019 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari wordmark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

About LGBT Media Inc.

LGBT Media Inc. is the company behind Qutie, an app that facilitates relationships, friendships and meaningful connections for the LGBTQ community. While most other dating apps mainly focus on hook-ups, Qutie connects the entire LGBTQ community and allows users to interact with the latest LGBTQ news, blogs and events. For more information, visit https://QutieApp.com.

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HelloMD Gaming App

HELLOMD LAUNCHES FIRST CANNABIS GAMING APP WITH $420 JACKPOT PER GAME

Daily Bonfire app invites legal age players nationwide to donate winnings to fight the war on drugs or cash out at local, regulated dispensaries 

HelloMD, the world’s largest online community of cannabis consumers, lifestyle experts, best-in-class CBD products and medical professionals, today announces the launch of Daily Bonfire, the first cannabis gaming app. Hosted by cannabis comedians, including the star of Netflix’s “Cooking on High,” Ngaio Bealum, Daily Bonfire not only offers iPhone and Android users the chance to win $420 per live game but also the opportunity to help fight the war on drugs and support regulated retailers throughout the country.

“Technology always sets out to solve a problem, and that’s what inspired Daily Bonfire,” explains canna-tech entrepreneur and HelloMD co-founder Mark Hadfield. “In an effort to ‘normalize’ cannabis, the trend has been to downplay the recreational benefits of cannabis and showcase its medicinal properties. Now that we’ve achieved mainstreamification, Daily Bonfire is here to bring cannabis back to its playful roots by celebrating the plant’s monumental contributions to pop culture, science and history. We’ve also designed the app to incentivize users to play an active role in combating today’s illicit retail marketplace while giving back to organizations that are tirelessly working to right the wrongs of prohibition,” says Hadfield.

Available for download on iPhones at the Apple App store for (Android will soon follow in 2020), each Daily Bonfire game begins with a collective vote to donate 5% or 50% of the winnings to one of three non-profits:  ACLU, NORML, or MAPS.  The comedic host then challenges players to test their cannabis IQ by answering a round of 12 multiple choice questions with each successful response moving players to the next question. The final winner(s) can decide to immediately cash out or visit a local partner dispensary where their Daily Bonfire dollars unlock exclusive discounts. 

“I hella look forward to hosting Daily Bonfire each week,” says local Bay Area host Ngaio Bealum, who also regularly hosts High Times events and has appeared on “The Sarah Silverman Program.” “I get to encourage consumers to get lit and profit and learn compelling facts about cannabis.  Who knew that it was the first product ever sold over the internet in 1971… between MIT and Stanford computer science students? Weed makes you smarter. It’s science.”

Daily Bonfire was recently named one of the “Top 5 cannabis brands to dominate 2020” by Merry Jane. 

Watch HERE.

ABOUT HELLOMD

HelloMD is the world’s largest online community of cannabis patients, lifestyle experts, medical professionals, and trusted CBD brands, offering today’s consumer a one-stop-shop experience in the palm of their hands. Named “the Quora of cannabis” by TechCrunch, HelloMD is available in the U.S., Canada and South Africa.  

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Top Casinos for Celebrity Gamblers

Celebrities are attracted to certain gambling destinations over others. When deciding on where to gamble, they will stick to upscale places and where they can do other things besides betting. They also tend to choose places that are close to home, since these getaways are shorter than other types of vacations. 

Las Vegas is the most popular celeb betting destination in the world, according to experts. It is an hour’s flight from Los Angeles and has several non-gaming activities including luxury shopping at stores. You will also find premium dining with restaurants by acclaimed chefs, lavish spas including and thriving nightlife. 

Las Vegas is also popular as it gives privacy. The casinos at Vegas are known to be quite accommodative to the celebs. Here they can have a spectacle or be protected from the public eye. 

The Palms Casino, for instance, arranges poker, roulette, craps or blackjack in separate rooms of the casino for celebrities by request. Ben Affleck, James Giambi, Bruce Willis, Pamela Anderson, and Ryan Seacrest are frequent visitors to this casino. The establishment stands on a 95,000 square foot ground and features both the Mint and a general gaming area. This is a high-limit lounge that offers games such as roulette and blackjack. 

There is also a no-limit poker parlor where Ben Affleck played until morning with $1,000 chips. Pamela Anderson has bet at the Playboy slot and Bruce Willis has been down $100,000 at the craps table in the general area.

Apart from Las Vegas, there are other areas that celebrities like to gamble. In Atlantic City, for example, there is the Borgata Hotel and Casino that opened in 2003. Upon its opening, a slew of luxury stores including Armani and Gucci followed next in 2006. The transformation of Atlantic City from messy to posh has attracted many celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Nick Lachey, Jon Bon Jovi, and Jamie Lyn Sigler to gamble at the Borgata. This is an upscale casino that stands on 161,000 square-foot and features gleaming hardwood floors, marble columns, and attractive archways. It also features 4, 100 slot machines, an 85-table poker room, and 200 gaming tables. Poker, blackjack, and craps are the popular celebrity games here—Jamie Lynn Sigler has been seen playing craps. 

Borgata has significantly revolutionized Atlantic City with its class and sophistication. It has managed to attract a more upscale mass, which includes stars specifically those living in New York, since it is close by. 

Another casino that is frequent with celebrities is the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco. Jenifer Lopez has been seen entering the casino. This is a gambling and entertainment complex that includes a casino, the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo. The casino has two separate gambling sections, one for the general public and the other to VIPs. The Salons privés is accessible only to frequent casino customers and all table games are offered in a more exclusive setting without the slots. In the salons super-privés, customized games are permitted and here players can win as much as they want. 

The table games are available in the Salle Europe, which is the main gaming room, while slots are offered in Amérique and Salles Renaissance rooms. These two rooms are open to the general public. 

In Los Angeles, Commerce Casino is on the limelight for attracting celebrity gamblers. Ben Affleck was able to win $1,500 at a high-stakes poker game. 

Internationally, celebrities head to the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. This is the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere and is known to have attracted stars like Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, and Justin Timberlake. On the main floor, the casino features small themed rooms for games including blackjack, baccarat, and poker. For several times, Andy Roddick has been seen playing poker in the designated room. 

In Canada, the Parq Vancouver Casino is another frequented gambling house for big Celebs. Although they may be losing their reputation as a marquis destination after a highly publicized case of racial profiling alleged by Canadian rapper Drake. After being denied entry into the casino, Drake purported to have been racially profiled on Twitter. The casino’s response was that they were simply following the law recently put in place to stop money laundering.

Visit one of these top spots and you will find that while you may not be certain of big winnings, running into a celebs that like to gamble might make losing easier.  

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GameStop Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 GameStop Holiday Gift Guide is 60-pages long and absolutely filled with all things gaming. This year’s guide includes all of the major consoles including PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, the latest model Nintendo Switch and the handheld Switch Lite, along with all the accessories that go with them. Plus there are plenty of GameStop exclusives that will help anyone build the ultimate gaming collection with gear includes the Ocean Shadow Xbox One Wireless Controller, a Special Edition NBA 2K20 Xbox One X bundle, certain Fortnite Nerf toys, and even some Switch controllers. And they have toys from Pokemon to Funko Pop! characters and more.

To browse through the 2019 GameStop Holiday Gift Guide just go to HERE.  

The Rise of Mobile Slot Games

Slot games have held the attention of gamblers for decades. This is thanks to the exciting experience that they provide. Today, it has become possible to access these games anywhere and at any time. All thanks to the rise of the smartphone.

Mobile phones give you the chance to take your favourite games with you everywhere you go. Companies are now making new games in the form of apps. They have also been making changes to their websites with mobile users in mind. This has made Thor Slots mobile slot games more popular than ever.

The convenience of mobile slots

Convenience is one of the main reasons for this popularity. It has become easy to add funds using your mobile. This makes the whole process run a lot smoother and benefits the user.  Services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are also becoming more popular. This means that it’s simpler than ever to place a bet on the move. All it takes is the touch of a button for the money to be in your account and ready to go.

Also, mobile slot games are now very intuitive.  Gone are the run of the mill machines that you’d find in a casino. Today, games will make use of your phone’s touchscreen, meaning that they’ve never been simpler to play. This also means slots can include various features and mini-games.

Easy access to online slots 

The increased availability of free Wi-Fi has also been an important factor. As has the increased speed and reliability of mobile data.  It’s no longer a struggle to access the internet when you’re not at home, so people are playing everywhere they go. Anytime they’re bored, they can load up their favourite slots and play to their heart’s content.

People who have never even set foot in a casino have been drawn to mobile slot games as a result of this convenience. At their core, these games are nothing but a fun way to pass the time. In that way, they’re just like any other smartphone app on the market. But they come with the added excitement of winning some real cash.

Some companies have even chosen to provide special bonuses to mobile users. This encourages them to use the platform.  Companies today are investing a lot of money to make sure their mobile games are as good as they can be. So, it makes sense that they’d provide users with some extra incentive to play.

In summary, the mobile platform provides users with some important benefits. Better games, improved convenience and the chance to win no matter where they are or what they’re doing. It is without a doubt the quickest and easiest way to enjoy your favourite slots.

It also makes it easier to discover new, mobile-exclusive games. These can provide features that traditional slots can’t offer and will entice users. All these factors benefit the players. So, as a result, they have flocked to mobile slot games. And just like everything mobile, they have only risen in popularity as time has gone on.

Vodafone Demonstrates 5G Power

Vodafone demonstrated the power of its 5G network by inviting British YouTube star Tom Cassell (aka Syndicate) to test-run a number of games from Hatch, the cloud gaming platform. The event took place at the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham where Birmingham City University students, studying Games Development and Computer Science, were also invited to compete against Syndicate in games streamed via the 5G network, allowing super quick response times and zero lag.

The UK Gaming industry is worth £3.86 billion, which accounts for more than half of the UK’s entertainment market

Tom Cassell said:

5G is completely changing the landscape when it comes to gaming on the go. The lower latency and the faster speeds available on 5G make it easier to play higher intensity online games such as Fortnite, as well as streaming games in real-time on Hatch.

Prof Mac Sharma, Computer Science Professor at Birmingham University observed the demo and said:

Mobile gaming has increased at least 10% year on year for the last 10 years. It rose 14% last year and with the advent of 5G I predict that it will almost double in the next couple of years.

Hatch is built for the 5G network, allowing gamers to play instantly with no downloads, updates or adverts to interrupt play. Subscribers have access to more than 100 premium mobile games. Vodafone customers who sign up through the VeryMe Rewards app will be able to connect and game against friends.

Top Online Casino Games

Gambling has become a part of many people’s lives, especially those who have an irresistible thirst for risk, unforgettable adventures and new experience. The world of gambling is truly amazing: the most diverse content exists in this industry. In gambling, no one is going to judge the machine for the plot or graphics; money settles the matter. There are lots of slot machines you can play online; authentic old school and new ultramodern machines are really popular with users from all over the world.

Slot machines of the new generation are replete with realistic pictures and detailed animation, while the soundtrack is nothing less than a masterpiece. You can easily see it for yourself the moment you play online casino games at King Billy. It’s worthy of note that all manufacturers who’re willing to be established in the changeable and demanding gambling industry are now focusing on the game quality.

Widespread Games

Obviously, slots, roulette, and blackjack are the most widespread casino games. Slot machines cover up to 80% of the industry. It’s not surprising since dozens of gaming software developers release at least one slot per month and all of them are realized shortly after the presentation in the lobby of an online casino.

The second place is shared by roulette and blackjack. Operators are trying to diversify these types of games introducing unordinary types like roulette with no zero or mini-roulette. However, these are not all games you can find in online casinos. Try your luck playing craps, baccarat or video poker. If you’re a fan of instant winnings, then you should give preference to a lottery or scratch cards.

The large part of the slot machines can be found in land-based casinos; however, the RTP will be much lower there than the one on the web. That can be easily explained: land slots require expensive maintenance, so you’ll have to pay tax. Therefore, casino owners are forced to reduce the RTP.

Things To Pay Attention To

You attempts are going to be failed in case you are trying to find an online casino with no bonuses. Each establishment offers different loyalty programs: deposit bonuses, free spins, reload and high roller bonuses. It’s worth getting insight into the casino bonus offers since this topic is especially significant for players.

● What else is important when you play for real money is whether the website is user-friendly or not. The design has to be pretty to look at, not too bright, as well as it should have convenient navigation and the software which can quickly launch games.

● Pay attention to the volatility, whether it’s high, medium and low. Such a way, low volatility makes it possible for players to get a lot of small wins; every third or fourth spin will let you win. Choosing high volatility, be sure to take care of the bankroll size; you should have enough money for a long session.

It’s worth keeping in mind it will be possible for you to enjoy a gaming session only playing in a reliable, trustworthy casino.

Earning Money Via Your Phone: Three Best Options

In the world where technology is the main pillar, almost every person strives to keep up with the ever-changing technological trends. That’s why each of us has a cell phone, and in most cases, we pick modern as well as highly functional versions. Accessing Internet via one’s phone is something incredibly commonplace — we do that when we are bored at home, when we’re travelling, and even when we’re at work. The amount of time spent on mobile Internet is staggering! How about earning money when you’re doing it, though?

There are three best and easy ways in which you can make money with your phone. First, you can download various applications and get paid for it. Second, you can try online casino – games like slots can be both stimulating and profitable, so visit website https://slots.io/ to learn which of them are available and pick the one you think is most interesting. Finally, you can solve captcha for money. Let’s regard them more thoroughly.

Downloading Applications

New companies along with independent developers often launch an application available through phone. Naturally, they want to increase visibility of their products, so they offer money to those who download them. Sure, you won’t earn much, but the income will be quite steady. Check the available list, choose preferred payment method, and start earning!

Online Casino

There are three most popular games that people choose when they join online casinos. They include the following:

· Slots

· Blackjack

· Roulette

Slots are probably the most popular choice regardless of the country, age, or gender because they require no knowledge of special strategies. They are fun and they are based on luck entirely. You can win but at the same time, you can lose just as easily. Roulette falls into the same category, though it’s a bit more serious. You need to learn about different types of bets, such as inside and outside ones, and if you want to earn actual money, you have to be observant and daring.

Blackjack is the most difficult game because it requires memorizing lots of strategies for best results. So, it can bring money but you’ll have to work hard and learn a lot before you can do that. In any case, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, and money will be an additional bonus.

Captcha Solving

Ever saw captcha? Solving it is very annoying. But when you actually earn money for it, it gains an unexpected allure! You’ll be surprised to learn how many options there are. Look for sites or install a captcha application on your phone. The tasks are never-ending, so you’ll be earning for as long as you want!

As you can see, earning money via your cell phone is easy. Pick any of the three described options and start making money. Stay realistic, though. If you want a chance to earn an actual fortune, online casino is the best bet. Captcha and applications download are good as a part-time income.

The Music behind the Slot Games We Love

Rocking Out with Slot Games

When it comes to slot games, it’s fair to say that we’ve come a very long way from the original one-armed-bandit. These days, players can chose from a kaleidoscopic array of online slot machines. Gameplay styles can range from the standard format of 3 reels and 5 paylines to games with 5 reels and hundreds of paylines, and each game has its own special features and accompanying storyline. Modern graphics are truly out of this world and they are accompanied by incredible sound effects.

Slot games have become so popular that online casinos dedicate much of the space in their game libraries to this genre. And their popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed by the big guns in both the movie and music industry. We’ve seen a massive rise in the amount of brand-themed slot games that tie into to a particular movie, TV series or musical artist.

Today, we’re focusing in on music slots and the artists that are featured within them. Software developers have long been aware of the power that music has on the psyche of the player. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever come across a game that is devoid of all sound effects – of course, you have the option to turn them off, but you’re unlikely to do so; who wants to sit in total silence? Even a game of mobile blackjack will have a few bells and whistles to get you in the mood – check out https://mobile-casino.ca/games/blackjack and see for yourself. And now, not only do slots have sound effects, they have full on soundtracks.

Rock On…

..On the slots that is. Musical artists have been quick to see the benefits of allowing themselves to become the theme of a slot and have their music feature heavily within it. As previously mentioned; slot games are insanely popular. So if your music is part of a popular slot game, you’re going to get an incredible amount of exposure and potentially gain a whole new fan base.

Veteran rock bands, such as KISS and Guns N’ Roses, both have slot games dedicated to them and their music. And both have had sell out tours in the last couple of years – we’re not claiming that these two things are definitely connected, but we are saying that there are probably a lot of new, slightly younger, fans at their gigs that might not have been there pre-slot game!

Jimi Hendrix has a slot game dedicated to him, and there’s truly something magical about hearing those crazy electric guitar melodies ripping through the reels while you sit there spinning! Jimi never goes out of style and the popularity of his slot game proves it. Fans, young and old, can’t get enough of a game that provides a soundtrack that goes straight to the heart. And the right music certainly makes losing easier to bear! American Idol has got in on the slot game act too. Their slot game showcases new talent and gives players a chance to feel as though they are part of the show.

It’s no secret that rock stars live lives of extravagance and excess, and it’s no secret that most of us wish we could too. We play slot games for one reason only – to win a life-changing jackpot. So it makes sense to combine rock music with a game that has the potential to make all our wildest dreams come true. Seeing those rock stars on the reels and hearing their music while the reels are spinning is the probably best incentive ever to keep placing bets. If you want to party like a rock star, you’ve got to take risks like a rock star!