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Red Square Gaming Insights
July 2015
Impossible to Lose When You Read This News
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Whether it’s fantasy or reality, there’s a lot of money to be made on sports betting. Analysts estimate that anywhere between $80 billion and $400 billion is illegally wagered on sports in the U.S. each year.

Join us as we take a peek into the not-so-distant future of legal sports betting and discuss the present obstacles facing its implementation. 

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WHAT WE'RE READING


The Next Design Trend is One That Eliminates All Choices (qz.com)
User design meets George Orwell.

Hit Counters: The Analytics Tool of the Early Web (priceonomics.com)
Fond recollections of that early-era internet staple, the hit counter, and how it paved the way for modern-day analytics.

Inside the $1 Million U.S. Open DFS Drama (espn.go.com)
A blow-by-blow account of the latest DraftKings' Millionaire Maker event at the PGA U.S Open.

Playing a Different Kind of Club Card Could Help Casinos Attract Millennials (forbes.com)
If you’re trying to attract Millennials to your casino, it’d be smart to take some cues from minigolf purveyor Urban Putt.

The Short, Strange Life of McDonald's Pizza (mentalfloss.com)
"Don't make a McStake:" A look into McDonald's misguided pizza platform.

The Genius of the Super Mario Bros. "Game Over" Theme (slate.com)
Thirty years following the release of Super Mario Bros. and the creation of the most iconic video game score, Koji Kondo is still a genius.
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BETTING BIG ON ESPORTS


I learned quite a bit from the 1989 movie The Wizard. I learned that if you use the raccoon suit to fly in the first castle level of Super Mario Brothers 3, you find a flute that warps you to new levels. I learned that the Nintendo Power Glove was “so bad,” especially in the hands of a villainous, blonde-haired preteen named Lucas. I also learned that there was a thing called “Video Armageddon,” a massive, bracket-style tournament for young video gamers where you could win $50,000. What I didn’t know at the time was that I was witnessing a seminal moment for what is now known as eSports, or competitive video gaming.

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