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New York Police nabs gambling and prostitution ring

Niji Ng

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has busted a gambling and prostitution ring that was running in the city for the last three years and, most embarrassingly for the department, was aided by retired and currently serving employees. The police arrested one retired vice detective and seven currently serving cops.

The seven current staffs include three sergeants, two detectives and two police officers. They were charged with enterprise corruption, promoting prostitution and official misconduct.

More arrests of police personnel are likely in this case. Investigators are targeting an additional 30 cops for questioning and possible arrest, sources said Wednesday night.

More than 40 civilians have also been arrested, sources said.

The investigation was launched in 2015, “after a member of the department suspected illegal activity by other members of the department and reported to Internal Affairs,” a source said.

Part of the investigation was centred on the Brooklyn South Narcotics building, which spent much of Wednesday on lock-down, with the electronic devices of all personnel seised. Police sources identified those arrested.

 

Source: NYPost

Niji has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. Besides reporting industry headlines from all around the globe, Niji is also head of the content management team at Impressions Content Management, based in Kerala, India, which offers writing and editing services to clients around the world.

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Sports Betting Policy and Performance to Take Center Stage at Winter Meeting of Legislators from Gaming States, January 4-6 in New Orleans

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Four special sessions and a keynote address by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will put sports betting in the spotlight when dozens of lawmakers convene at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States Winter Meeting, January 4-6 in New Orleans.

The Winter Meeting agenda includes the following events related to sports betting:

  • The Committee on Sports Betting will focus lessons learned from the states that commenced sports betting this year.
  • The Committee on State-Federal Relations will focus on the prospective role of the federal government in sports betting.
  • The International Masters of Gaming Law will hold a Masterclass that examines the legal and regulatory aspects of sports betting.
  • Lee Richardson, CEO of Gaming Economics and a principal of Spectrum Gaming Sports Group, will provide an overview of sports betting for incoming legislators.
  • Governor Christie, the original plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that in May 2018 forever changed the gambling landscape in the United States, shares his insights as to why he directed the State of New Jersey to vigorously pursue litigation despite continual setbacks in New Jersey and despite opposition from the major sports leagues.

Registration to attend the Winter Meeting is open to the public at http://www.nclgs.org/meetings.html

“The ongoing rollout of sports betting is a focal point in statehouses across the country. We have assembled an outstanding program to address many aspects of this important policy issue,” said NCLGS Vice President and State Senator Keith Pickard. “Anyone with an interest in sports betting should attend our Winter Meeting.”

More than 200 attendees, including dozens of state legislators, are expected to attend the three-day NCLGS Winter Meeting. The conference agenda includes:

  • Six legislative committee sessions: Casinos, Emerging Forms of Gaming, Lotteries, Pari-Mutuels, Sports Betting/iGaming, and State-Federal Relations
  • Two Masterclasses presented by the International Masters of Gaming Law
  • Thursday evening welcome reception
  • Friday evening attendee reception
  • Saturday afternoon back-of-house tour of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
  • Sunday general session focusing on the relationship between gaming and tourism

For sponsorship information, contact events@nclgs.org. Legislators. Those seeking NCLGS membership information should contact Wayne Marlin at wayne.marlin@nclgs.org.

NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relating to gaming. Members of NCLGS serve as chairpersons or members of state legislative committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses. NCLGS does not promote or oppose gaming but is primarily concerned with the regulation and economic and social impacts of the industry. The NCLGS Foundation is the educational and research arm of NCLGS. The 501(c)(3) non-profit is a source of non-partisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation.

Spectrum Gaming Group, which has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators and legislatures in 36 US states and territories and in 47 countries on six continents, serves as the Executive Director of NCLGS.

 

Source: National Council of Legislators from Gaming States

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AT&T Signs Up As The First U.S. Carrier To Launch The World’s Best Gaming Phone, Razer Phone 2

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Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, and AT&T are pleased to announce the AT&T variant of Razer Phone 2 will be sold on the AT&T website and at select AT&T retail stores throughout the USA.

AT&T will be the first US carrier for Razer Phone 2, marking the first major carrier agreement for Razer since entering the U.S. mobile market in 2017.

Michael Breslin, Razer Mobile’s Global Head of Sales & Marketing, said: “We at Razer are honored to begin a strategic collaboration with AT&T to grow the mobile esports and gaming market with the flagship power of the Razer Phone 2.”

Distribution at select exclusive AT&T retail and mobile stores commences on November 16, with initial rollout through West Coast AT&T stores equipped with unique Razer displays. Razer Phone 2 will also be available online at att.com. On AT&T NEXT, the Razer Phone 2 is $26.67 a month over 30 months. (Terms and conditions apply. Interested parties may go to att.com/razerphone2 for details.)

Razer Phone 2 can support AT&T DirecTV streaming with extraordinary performance, featuring high dynamic range (HDR) technology and the industry’s fastest refresh rate, and Dolby® enhanced sound.

GAME ON, TOGETHER

The Razer and AT&T collaboration brings together two industry leaders in gaming and mobility to accelerate the growth of mobile gaming in the United States. The mutual focus is on creating great experiences for mobile gamers by promoting mobile esports successes, integrating home Internet and network capabilities for high-performance gaming, and educating the gaming community about developments in the mobile gaming industry.

Razer and AT&T will co-host events at AT&T retail locations, inviting customers to experience their favorite games on Razer Phone 2.

The first event is slated for November 16 at the AT&T Seattle Lounge and includes a “How to be a Pro Gamer” panel featuring world-class esports competitors and gaming industry luminaries.

RAZER PHONE 2

The Razer Phone 2 is the very definition of flagship performance and true mobile gaming.

It boasts the only true 120 Hz display, resulting in silky-smooth action without any lag or stuttering. Combining the 5.7″ display’s 120Hz framerates with a 50 percent brighter screen than the one in the first Razer Phone, the Razer Phone 2 continues to take the lead in mobile gaming.

The first Razer Phone made history by being able to churn out audio at record levels without distortion. The Razer Phone 2 is even louder and clearer than before, thanks to upgraded hardware and Dolby Atmos.

The Razer Phone 2 offers up to 30 percent more performance than its predecessor, thanks to the combination of the latest components and thermal cooling solutions. The Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU) blaze through the most demanding apps, their performance enhanced by the Razer vapor chamber cooling system which provides industry-leading thermal cooling.

The Razer Phone 2 improves its imaging capabilities with a new rear dual-camera setup that offers a 12 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. Be it fast action or low-light scenes, the Sony IMX sensors are tuned to capture low-noise images with a wide gamut of colors. On the front, the 8 MP camera supports video streaming at full HD resolution, a boon for all live-streaming professionals.

The Razer Phone 2 is now powered by Razer Chroma, the world’s most popular RGB lighting system for gamers. The rear of the phone features the Razer triple-headed snake logo that glows in 16.8 million colors to provide app notifications (such as Facebook comments or WhatsApp messages). Razer Chroma also allows you to customize lighting effects such as Static, Spectrum Cycling and Breathing.

The Razer Phone 2 packs a 4,000 mAH capacity battery for all-day gaming and entertainment needs, and Razer continues to improve battery efficiency.  Wireless charging is now enabled on the Razer Phone 2 with its new glass back. Razer has announced a new wireless charger featuring Chroma.

If you prefer plugging in a USB-C cable, Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+ allows users to charge the phone from a flat battery to 50 percent charge within just 30 minutes.

The Razer Phone 2 has also been tested for IP67 resistance to dust and water.

As the pioneer in PC esports and now mobile esports, Razer continues to work with the largest number of game publishers in the industry to bring about the best gaming experiences.

The Razer Phone 2 has been optimized for today’s hottest mobile titles like “PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile),” “Rival Crimson x Chaos,” “Marvel Future Fight,” “Guns of Boom,” “RuneScape” and more.

The Razer Phone 2 is the only phone officially certified by Netflix for HDR (high dynamic range) video content and Dolby Surround 5.1 audio content.

Included with the phone are Razer Cortex and Razer Theme Store apps. Razer Cortex will help users organize their games on their phone as well as recommend the latest games optimized for 120 Hz gaming. It will also optimize the Razer Phone 2’s performance for different games, either with easy presets or manual settings.

The Razer Theme Store on the Razer Phone 2 offers exclusive themes and wallpapers featuring today’s top gaming titles. Today gamers can already enjoy themes featuring “Vainglory,” “Arena of Valor,” “Tekken,” “Guns of Boom,” “Gear Club” and “Titan Assault,” and you can soon download “PUBG Mobile” themes.

RAZER PHONE 2 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

A full list of Razer Phone 2 features and technical specifications is available at https://www.razer.com/mobile/razer-phone-2.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Razer Inc.’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Razer Inc.’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include the factors identified in the risk factors sections of Razer Inc.’s most recent annual report. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Razer Inc. as of the date of this release, and Razer Inc. does not assume any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Razer Inc. and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

 

ABOUT RAZER:

For more information about Razer, interested parties may go to www.razer.com/about-razer.

© 2018 Razer Inc.  All rights reserved. Razer™, the triple-headed snake trademark, and For Gamers. By Gamers.™ and other marks are trademarks or service marks of Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

 

ABOUT AT&T:

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We have the nation’s largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2018 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

 

Source: Razer

 

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Lucky Day Partners with the L.A. Clippers

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The app that loves winners awards one-of-a-kind gameday experiences to L.A. Clippers fans

 

Popular lifestyle app, Lucky Day, has joined forces with the L.A. Clippers in its first ever NBA team partnership. The collaboration between Lucky Day and the Clippers boasts an array of unique gameday experiences designed to provide Clippers fans a chance to add a little luck to their days.

Lucky Day offers its users the opportunity to play a set of daily scratchers, raffles, and lottery – 100% risk free. “We believe in giving everyone a chance to add a little luck to their day, and nothing makes us happier than to see the expressions on peoples’ faces when they win,” says Joshua Javaheri, CEO of Lucky Day. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Clippers family and look forward to the many winning moments that will occur throughout the season.”

Lucky Day and the L.A. Clippers share the common goal of creating an energetic, exceptional experience through a fan-first approach and a commitment to winning. “We are committed to giving Clippers fans the best experience possible every time they interact with our team, and especially when they attend our games,” said Scott Sonnenberg, Chief Global Partnerships Officer, L.A. Clippers. “This new partnership with Lucky Day will help us create memorable moments for Clippers fans at our games and extend the excitement to fans across Los Angeles.”

The partnership also includes gameday signage, digital and social media activations, hospitality elements and on-court fan promotions customized to engage fans.

 

ABOUT LUCKY DAY:
Lucky Day, number 1 app on the App Store and top 5 on Google Play, is a sweepstakes app allowing users to win money and prizes by conveniently playing a range of ad-sponsored scratchers, raffles, and lottery, daily. Lucky Day’s mission is to give everyone a chance to win up to $100,000 and have a lucky day, risk-free, because “we love winners”. Millions of dollars have been awarded with thousands of winners redeeming daily.

ABOUT L.A. CLIPPERS:
Led by Chairman Steve Ballmer, the L.A. Clippers in 2018-19 are competing in the franchise’s 49th season and 35th in Los Angeles. They recently extended a franchise record, completing their seventh consecutive winning season in 2017-18. The team has logged the NBA’s 5th-best record over the course of head coach Doc Rivers’ five-year tenure. The Clippers are committed to the city of Los Angeles and through the L.A. Clippers Foundation, provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California.

 

Source: Lucky Day

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