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#1 trailblazer

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:21 AM

what could it possibly be?


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:22 AM

This is just copied and pasted what I put in the attendance thread a short time ago:

 

Right now the rumors are:

 

1) Devils are going to host an upcoming NHL All-Star game (I think this is the most likely thing as they have been owned one since 2007 when the Rock opened)

2) World Series of Poker is going to be coming to the Rock (very unlikely as I think it has to be held in a casino)

3) Sixers are moving to the Rock thus they are "all-in" the arena that our new owners now run (I think this is pretty unlikely)

4) Major sponsorship deal with a either a physical or online casino (I see this as 2nd most likely)

 


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

This is just copied and pasted what I put in the attendance thread a short time ago:

 

Right now the rumors are:

 

1) Devils are going to host an upcoming NHL All-Star game (I think this is the most likely thing as they have been owned one since 2007 when the Rock opened)

2) World Series of Poker is going to be coming to the Rock (very unlikely as I think it has to be held in a casino)

3) Sixers are moving to the Rock thus they are "all-in" the arena that our new owners now run (I think this is pretty unlikely)

4) Major sponsorship deal with a either a physical or online casino (I see this as 2nd most likely)

 

It definitely has something to do with a PartyPoker sponsorship/partnership of some sort


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:28 AM

This is just copied and pasted what I put in the attendance thread a short time ago:

 

Right now the rumors are:

 

1) Devils are going to host an upcoming NHL All-Star game (I think this is the most likely thing as they have been owned one since 2007 when the Rock opened)

2) World Series of Poker is going to be coming to the Rock (very unlikely as I think it has to be held in a casino)

3) Sixers are moving to the Rock thus they are "all-in" the arena that our new owners now run (I think this is pretty unlikely)

4) Major sponsorship deal with a either a physical or online casino (I see this as 2nd most likely)

 

I'm not by any means a Sixers Fan, but I would get immense pleasure out of stealing Philly's basketball team.

 

A move would make absolutely no sense whatsoever, but man..it would be sweet.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

It definitely has something to do with a PartyPoker sponsorship/partnership of some sort

 

Yeah apparently I heard through others that the Devils started following them either on Twitter or Instagram or both.  I give the all star game a 50% chance of happening with the party poker having 40% chance of happening, sixers moving 8% chance and world series of poker being 2% chance of happening.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

Mike Sielski@MikeSielskinow

Can also confirm that #Sixers-#Devils presser isn't about on-court/on-ice matters. Sixers aren't playing any games in Newark, for instance.

 

Mike Sielski@MikeSielski18m

Can confirm the #Sixers-#Devils press conference tomorrow is NOT about any potential relocation of either franchise.

 

This guy is a writer for the Philly Inquirer.  I'm leaning towards a gaming partnership/advertising thing.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

So what would a gaming partnership/advertising thing involve?


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

So what would a gaming partnership/advertising thing involve?

 

$$$$$$$.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

I like poker but that is a bit of a letdown from a "huge" or "major" announcement.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

It's to announce that if the season ended today, the Devils would have the 8th pick in the draft.

 

OH WAIT.....


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

So what would a gaming partnership/advertising thing involve?

 

A lot of signs, commercials (like we don't see enough of that online casino commercial) and probably something at the Rock will be named after them.  Either the former Verizon Tower or the Fire Lounge being my best guesses.


I like poker but that is a bit of a letdown from a "huge" or "major" announcement.

 

I used to watch televised poker tournaments to help put myself to sleep at night.  I really can't see how people enjoy that especially when most tournaments allow the gamblers to get away being dressed up like the Unabomber.  Hell there is even a gambler whose nickname is the Unabomber.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

Kovy wants to come back after the Olympics


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:36 AM

A lot of signs, commercials (like we don't see enough of that online casino commercial) and probably something at the Rock will be named after them.  Either the former Verizon Tower or the Fire Lounge being my best guesses.

 

Ah okay I see, thanks.

 

Kovy wants to come back after the Olympics

 

No thank you, unless a better contract is a guarantee.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:42 AM

Their FB post says "We aren't bluffing when we say there's a huge announcement coming"

 

I'd say use of "Bluffing" as a pun is the answer right there


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:46 AM

I like poker but that is a bit of a letdown from a "huge" or "major" announcement.

 

There are going to be very few announcements that wouldn't be leaked by the media if it involved something like an All-Star game or what not. If it is sponsorship related, that's big for the franchise. To be able to spend money as the cap goes up, they need some big partnerships. And, they'll have to hype it as much as possible for that sponsor.

 

I'm sure everyone will be annoyed, though.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:46 AM

Their FB post says "We aren't bluffing when we say there's a huge announcement coming"

 

I'd say use of "Bluffing" as a pun is the answer right there

 

Yup, it looks like it is indeed a sponsorship with a casino.

 

Dammit I was really hoping for the all-star game.  Oh well.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

Not related to the poker announcement but maybe something else Harris will mention to reporters afterwards:

 

https://twitter.com/...959216682405888

 

"Told Josh Harris owner of Devils, 76ers and The Rock will be announcing acquisition of an overseas soccer team tomorrow, NOT a 76er move."

 

Looks like Josh Harris finally bought English Championship side Charlton Athletic.

 

Ignore pre-edit: Had Oldham on my mind from this morning.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:12 PM

Probably and official announcement about those new owner people. From TGs post:

Andy Goldstein (Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President), Brad Shron (Executive Vice President and General Counsel) and Jim Leonard (Senior Vice President of Community Investment) have been added to the staff and will be based in Newark, assuming duties primarily for the Devils and Prudential Center, and, as necessary, the Sixers.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

Not related to the poker announcement but maybe something else Harris will mention to reporters afterwards:

 

https://twitter.com/...959216682405888

 

 

Good find, and I got some interesting insight from my brother who's in marketing; he had a few theories. Apparently, it could all be related, in such a way that Harris/Devils/76ers will be working with a sponsorship from PartyPoker. The big deal here is that PartyPoker is under the umbrella company Bwin.

 

Bwin has a number of HUGE sponsorship deals throughout European soccer. We're talking about Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, and Olympique Marseille, creme de la creme, HUGE MONEY:

 

http://en.wikipedia....ent#Sponsorship

 

That might key into the soccer end of things, with Harris/Devils/76ers corporation possibly gaining ownership of the soccer team they've been trying to get, with a sponsorship deal already set up. Seems like Bwin doesn't have a big sponsorship deal with any teams in the English leagues, outside of a digital agreement with Manchester United.

 

 

 

What all this means is a ton of money, huge influx of cash for the group, which I'd imagine is only good news for our future and the viability of our team as the cap goes up. Just a guess though, at this point...


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:19 PM

Does this also mean more annoying online gambling commercials on MSG during Devils games?


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