Gambling In Sport: Will Fantasy Bring Reality Soon?

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Toward the end of the series finale of Boardwalk Empire, Nucky Thompson, played so well be the actor Steve Buscemi for these past few years, turns to a young man in his employ and makes a reference about sweeping the sand off the front porch. Thompson knows from his work as a … [Read more...]

Devils, Like Many Smart Brands, Look To Build Through Community…

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One of the most important aspects of gaining support in good times in bad for any effective brand, let alone a sports or entertainment property, is to make sure you are ingrained as a part of the community, not just as an elite attraction. Whether you are a Valley National Bank … [Read more...]

Devils, Sixers Hedge Their Bets…For The Better and The Bettor

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A little over a month ago we noticed the huge amount of exposure new legalized online gambling sites were getting in New Jersey. You could not go a few miles on a major highway without seeing something for Betfair or any of a number of other sites, and given the fact that sports … [Read more...]

The Online Games Begin…Can Pro Teams “BetFair” Soon?

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The announcement in the early fall came; New Jersey was continuing ahead and would now allow online poker play in the State in their latest challenge to prove that the Federally-mandated ban could be overturned. The goal was to get consumers engaged in late November, and with … [Read more...]

Like Rivera, Brand Brodeur One To Appreciate…

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Watching the amazingly eloquent tributes done for Mariano Rivera these past few weeks has New Jersey Devils fans, and for that matter most of hockey at least pondering for a second, what will the sport do for Martin Brodeur when he makes his exit. While the Yankees future hall of … [Read more...]

Devils Brand Better Than Where It Was…

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Thursday brought a sigh of relief at the NHL offices as the sale of the New jersey devils were announced. The league would not have to go through the pain and brand stagnation that was experienced when no buyer could be found for the Phoenix Coyotes, and some new, enthusiastic … [Read more...]

Devils Score With College Radio Night

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There was a time not too long ago when many thought that audio as a medium was almost dead. We live in a video world, we need to see things, no one has time to sit by a radio… Then along came podcasting, and itunes and digital audio and Sirius/XM and I Heart Radio and blogtalk … [Read more...]