Riot Interview: Co-Heads of Esports talk new LCS teams & the future of NA LCS

Alright guys, welcome to the MyCasinoIndex Interviews, we have co-heads of esports. Whalen Rozelle, Jarred Kennedy, thanks for coming in. Great to be here. Yeah nice to be here. So you guys are in here to talk about a pretty big announcement that Riot’s got out today. Can you guys guys up to speed on what’s the news.

You wanna take it? Go for it. OK so we’re announcing our 10 partners that we’re going to be going forward in the NA LCS with. We’re super excited about this we can go through who the teams are. But before we do that this is a really exciting moment for the League because we’ve been talking about building towards sustainability and giving teams the opportunity to invest for the long term and for sponsors to come and invest for the long term and also to give pros more of a voice. There’s a bunch of things we’ve been talking about thematically and we think that the steps that we’re taking, that we’re kind of finalizing today in announcing, goes a long way to achieving a lot of those goals.

And just for people who might not have actually followed us about this process, is that you know sort of the LCS up until this point when we launched in 2013 up through last year has been a relegation promotion system. Right. So teams who didn’t compete super were at risk of being knocked out of the league and so you know what essentially we’re doing is we selected the 10 teams who will be sort of like the teams who will be permanently in the LCS and be joining us towards building a brighter future and we are very excited to both welcome in some new teams as well as you know of course welcome back some perennial favorites and some teams who we think will actually continue to do very well in the LCS and I think that that diversity of ownership will really I think level up the entire league hopefully creating something better for fans both next year and in five years down the road, 10 years down the road.

We really think that this will set us up for a really bright future. So who are the new teams? So we’ve got four new teams. We’ve got the Golden Guardians, we’ve got Clutch Gaming. And we have 100 Thieves and Optic Gaming.

But then also some of the teams have taken this opportunity to bring on sort of new investments for sociology of course has been a team that we’ve all known and loved. If you’re CLG fan, you might have loved and hated over the course of time, but they’ve brought in Madison Square Garden Company who has a strong background in traditional sports as well, so we have this blend of teams who have been in the league like TSM, Cloud9, Team Liquid, FlyQuest, you know Echo Fox, mixed with these teams that are going to come in and you know we’ll see how they do, but we do think it will be a great blend. [50.5] With these new brands we get we have to say goodbye to some old organizations and we kind of have to address, however much you guys can talk about it, the elephant in the room, what surprised the community most was Immortals. This was a team that, to fans were checking a lot of positive boxes. They were competitively successful, had a lot of content creation, some new big hires.

Can you guys give us any insight into why there can sometimes be a discrepancy between how fans see a team and how Riot sees them as potential partners? Sure. That’s a great question.

So first and foremost we think Immortals are a great organization and we wish them well going forward. We can’t speak to specifics around the decision that we made but speaking broadly we had many more applications from quality organizations than we had spots. And when we were looking to make the new league with our new partners, we were trying to find a balance between a few things. One is, as we’ve mentioned previously, we wanted organizations with particular capabilities and experience around the brand building, fan engagement, business building, winning within our scene. And it’s true that some of the organizations that are no longer part of part of the NA LCS had some of those boxes checked. But it was looking at the totality of the applications, looking at this combination of the various pieces almost like how do we Voltron up into the league that we have today.

And it was really tough. And we had lots of debates about it. But we feel like we got to the right balance of endemics and non endemics and also capabilities. And we’re excited to get started. And I think it’s — it’s fair to say it’s understandable why some fans were surprised because a lot of fans do focus on you know a particular thing that’s visible to them.

So you know record you know how well did they do. Are they are they winning like. Did they field a good roster, you know. Maybe their social media or something. And those are things we absolutely considered. But we’re also trying to consider a lot of things that might be invisible to fans or they might not get as much insight to like you know what kind of infrastructure and organization are they building behind the scenes.

You know what is their philosophy and approach to partnership and how well will they work with not just their own players but with other teams, with Riot, et cetera. And and those are just a couple of examples I think that you know there’s been a lot of back and forth with us on Reddit or on other social media platforms about the various things that we that we consider. But I think it’s safe to say that you know while Immortals and a bunch of other teams check some of those boxes, we really felt like that the 10 teams that we picked brings that right diverse group and they all are spiky in certain ways and we think that the the totality of those ownership groups will actually lead to a really healthy league. There was some speculation going around because Phoenix1 and Immortals will both be fielding Los Angeles Overwatch teams. You guys want to address that at all- is the idea that they’ll run LA teams anyway clashing with Riot’s idea of an ideal partner? So I mean I think you just have to look at the fact that we already we have two teams in the league, Optic and Cloud9 that have Overwatch teams, and we consider everything and that is a very small portion of what we consider, because we really want to focus not on other leagues but on the LCS.

You know how will these owners come in and how will they… how well their teams do in 2018. How well will their teams do five years from now, etc. And I think it’s safe to say that we care far more about their plans for League of Legends than any other league, Overwatch included. I will also say I noticed in the announcement, FlyQuest, you guys put a lot of focus on how were kind of revamping.

They’re going to come up with the new logo, more branding efforts, new management. What gives you guys confidence that FlyQuest can revamp and why not apply that philosophy to other teams. Like why not take Envy and give them a new logo and management. Why doesn’t that work for them. So again it goes back to we had really hard choices to make here and we met with the teams and across the board we had really strong applications, really strong interviews from more teams than we had slots for.

When talking about FlyQuest, when talking to that organization, Wes Eadon’s commitment to identifying what they’ve done right, what they’ve done wrong, what they need to change, we found it to be particularly resonant and aligned with where we wanted to go. And so for that reason we chose to double down on working with them. Let’s just talk about Envy for a second. They actually have a huge rivalry with Optic in other esports and TSM vs CLG has been very valuable for the League. Did you guys ever consider the value of adding another rivalry into the League? I mean certainly that’s something that wasn’t lost to us and I know that was when both those teams were announced for Overwatch as well, that was a big thing that they were talking about like that rivalry.

eClasico. Yeah, exactly. And we certainly considered it. But again at the end of the day it’s just the big picture that we’re looking at.

And you know we hope to see more natural rivalries develop. I’m sure that for those NBA fans, it’ll be interesting to see 100 Thieves play against the Guardians. But I do think that you know we’ll see those rivalries develop more because these teams now are going to have more presence. We’re not going to see as much churn out in the bottom and so those will be opportunities for sort of hopefully some new TSM CLG rivalries to exist.

That’s the old we have the new. Three of our four teams are coming from NBA ownership. Why is there so much basketball coming into the league. Is it something about these owners that you guys find attractive or do NBA owners have increased interest in esports?

So I think it’s a few things. I think yes, for one NBA owners have been particularly interested in esports. I think we saw interest from a lot of different professional sports organizations. But the NBA you know I think was probably one of the earliest organizations both at the League level and also at the ownership level to express an interest. I think we started having conversations with Wes Edens over two years ago, Rick Fox.

The NBA itself. Adam Silver came to came to MSG for our for semi. No it was for 2015. That’s right.

Yeah it was NA Summer finals in 2015. So they’ve they’ve been they’ve been active in our particular scene for some time and so I think when this opportunity came about, they were uniquely positioned and had already thought through why they found it attractive, what they thought they could bring to the table. I think the NBA is a relatively forward thinking league and so a lot of what they’re doing probably translates pretty well but mostly it was deep commitment to LoL esports, an understanding of the ecosystem in the example of the Houston Rockets and Clutch Gaming. They were already building towards this before they knew if they were going to have a chance to be in, they hired a head of esports, they were building out there their analytics. They were getting smart so they could come in and be as successful as possible on day one and that was appealing to us whether or not they were an NBA franchise or not.

So I think in some respects it’s a coincidence but in others it’s not because of just the general thinking of the NBA. Also you know these teens are non-endemic. So what during the application process gives you guys the confidence that these teams understand the community, that they can market to them properly? So I mean first and foremost I think that their approach and their humility – that they understand that they don’t get it right off the bat. Right?

I think that right there would be a would be a deal breaker for us if if any organization came and said well we’ve built this thing in this community we can then replicate this community with the same bag of tricks and so I think they were all very aware that they have a lot of catching up to do. You know we like to – you know we’re excited that these new organizations are going to come in and sort of not just level up the league but also teach the sort of the endemic teams, the TSMs and the Cloud9s that have stuck around. That said I think they’re going to have a lot to learn as well. And so that’s the first thing is if they didn’t know that they would have a lot of learning to do we probably wouldn’t be in this situation.

But I think secondly we’ve seen though this track record of appealing to different groups and just like their strategy. And it differs for each team. But generally speaking they all came in with a fairly good strategy on how to do outreach, how to create content, how to position themselves, how to position their players, how to like you know create stars. And so all these things give us confidence that there is a foundational layer of excellence and the track record of excellence. But then there’s the understanding that they’re going to work with the existing teams out there to to level themselves up, work with us to level up, work with other esports orgs out in the — beyond League of Legends to level up and so with that philosophy we think that there is a shot.

And look we understand that some of them will stumble along the way. Right and no one is perfect out the gate but we do think that if we’re trying to think beyond 2018, that you know these new organizations bring far more benefits than the potential stumbles they might have. What are the methods for learning. Obviously they have, you said, a long way to go. They know that they don’t know everything, what are going to be their tactics for invading the community and understanding it. I think hiring is the big one.

Like they’re not just hiring from sort of the traditional pool that they might be hiring for their basketball or you know sports organizations. But you know they’ll be hiring folks from esports with a background in esports. But also you know from other avenues of gaming and so that right there will at least give them the leg up to it to begin having a conversation with the community.

And then I think that if they’re smart, they’ll use that initial leverage to work through their players because a lot of these players are going to be the same players competing maybe just on a different team and I think that that will actually help fans sort of bridge over to the new organizations because what we’ve seen in esports is that you know fandom for a team begins with the player, begins with them streaming or them making big plays or you know hanging out on social media. So I think that the traditional route of build stars and hope that sort of follows to your team brand will probably get it done. What kind of failsafes do we have. Let’s say medium to worst case possibility they’re not getting, they’re not branding well, maybe they’re not very competitive. Do you guys have system where you will fine them, do you have a system whereby you can remove teams?

So I think first and foremost we we wanted to let 10 teams in the league that have the mentality of partnership. So I don’t think anyone’s going to not get it and then not listen to either the other teams or us. We do think that that’s a real key of learning and sort of venturing into the unknown future of esports together. You know that said we did structure it because, honestly we heard from the know fans the concerns around lack of competitiveness at least on the Rift. If a team doesn’t get it in competition, if they consistently underperform, then they’re actually subject to potentially losing their spot in the long run if it’s I think something like five over eight splits if they finish in the bottom two like that could absolutely lead to them losing the right to be in the league.

Also we’ve actually structured it so that not just on a sort of how you finish within the standings perspective but how many fans do you have. All of those actually lead to a slightly higher slightly lower share of the league revenue pool. So there’s a financial incentive to get it as well.

So I think hopefully through a combination of incentives and support we think that these teams can get there. But we do have failsafes just in case this thing doesn’t work because at the end of the day we’re doing this so that the NA LCS is awesome. And so that people want to watch it.

And if there’s a team not getting it, no one neither us or the other nine teams in the League want that team in there. And we tried our best to find teams that were just intrinsically motivated and aligned with what we’re trying to do. And so the hope is that it never even comes to any of those failsafes. Yeah.

Talking to these guys, they want to win. They want a great fanbase. They have track records. They’re very competitive. And so we think it will be fun.

Another hope for all of this is that the fanship market spreads out a bit. The team has said in the past you want more than just TSM fans. How do you guys see fans moving into unfamiliar teams and do you fear that bringing in four new teams will cause people to cluster upward to their familiar old favorites. I think it’s a risk I mean TSM is an incredible brand with an incredible fanbase and it’s going to be a challenge.

It’s already kind of clustered. Yeah. You know it’s pretty it’s clustered I mean Cloud9s got a brief great fanbase.

But TSM, definitely number one in our league. Our partners that we’ve selected that are coming in are up to that challenge and we think now that there’s more permanence and you can invest for the longer term, there’s hope and opportunities for them to sort of win fans over. And I think that we expect that to happen. Whalen mentioned earlier that fans sometimes follow pros.

And so they’re going to get a chance, I think as rosters shift over time, they’re going to get a chance to have fans take a look at them and see what they can do and fans are going to know that they can commit to a team and not worry about that team not being around and so the hope is that over the medium term as things stabilize and teams get wins both on and off the Rift in terms of how they’re engage– how they’re winning on the Rift but also how they’re engaging with fans, the stories that they’re telling, that there’s going to be an opportunity here for organizations to make a real run at the top fan teams like TSM. Let’s talk a little about Clutch City Gaming. They in particular analytics based approach. So we don’t want to dive in any special sauce. We don’t give up any any secrets but that said that’s something that was obviously very compelling. Just looking at that organization, their involvement in analytics and data and just being really smart around sports goes well beyond esports and their involvement in the Sloan Analytics Conference and they actually already have a scouting organization dedicated to League of Legends eports, this is prior to us even greenlighting it.

So they’re really all in, and our hope is that you know this is a different approach that a team is taking which is trying to understand from a data perspective, what does good League of Legends look like. I mean we know that when Faker’s playing that looks — He looks good. But that said how do you know, what are the signals for someone who could potentially become the next great star? And you know if there’s so many players and there’s so much data that’s one of the beautiful things about esports. How do you then parse through all that data come up with an algorithm to determine this player’s on the right trajectory or they have all the signals that they’re going to be a star and then go find that player, scout that player, develop that player. It really takes a long time, which is why we’re excited about this partnership, is that the teams will have the ability to take a multi-year approach to developing talent.

It won’t just be about fighting over the stars but it’ll be about finding the next star so that you can grow them in your organization via the academy teams and all the other sort of methods we’re putting into place. And if Clutch is successful in their approach we think it’s going to raise the bar for the league and others are going to react to it right. So when we were really building that complete picture of who we wanted our partners to be we knew that people were going to bring different strengths and different weaknesses but in total our hope is that they level each other up and they compete and also collaborate.

Let’s talk about the strengths of the other teams. We have in both 100 Thieves and Optic kind of this large FPS fandom coming to League. I’m super excited about Optic. That’s an organization that we learned about through this process, a few people on the team are like deep FPS fans and like oh, Optic’s coming?? And so they’re geeking out. I think that they’ve proven that they can create, similar to TSM, a rabid fan base like support that shows up no matter what.

Any place any time. They may be our second LCS chant. They may be. And so it’ll — it may be the second LCS chant that’s heard when no LCS team is playing. But we’re very excited for them to see how well they can take their experience in shooters and move over to MOBAs and League of Legends.

And similarly you know we actually when meeting with 100 Thieves, meeting with Nadeshot, we were very impressed with just their approach, the authenticity, understanding how to market a brand, create. How to tell stories. We do think that those two are quite interrelated and we think that both of them obviously taking different approaches and coming from places but they share that similar thread.

And then we have Golden Guardians. You can cover that. The strength of Dubnation coming in. So the Golden Guardians — Golden State Warriors I think their success in many respects speaks for itself. They’re a highly sophisticated sports organization that has proven their ability to perform at the highest levels not only on the court where they’ve got a crazy good team but also — Whalen’s a fan. But also off the court in terms of how they think about sponsorships.

If you look at what they’re doing with their new facility that they’re building in San Francisco. Very forward thinking. Joe Lacob, a builder of many businesses, is a venture capitalist. That entire team is very, very capable and when they came in and talked about what they wanted to do and how they saw League of Legends being a part of that journey we got really excited and we think that they are going to, like we were talking about Clutch and like we were talking about the things that Optic brings to the table, we think theyre going to come in and help level up the league overall and thats going to be great for the sport. The other half of this narrative is obviously money. With each of these entrances we’re getting 10, give or take, million dollars which obviously is capital for you guys and the teams to beefen themselves up as you guys start building the franchise.

But in the long term what are what are fans going to see different. How does capital eventually translate into a better fan experience? I mean I think the it’s not necessarily right to focus so much on money, like that matters.

So first off it’s not like we hate money. We think the NA LCS needs to be super successful financially because at the end of the day that flows to pros, that causes teams to invest more, it enables us to do more things which is a virtuous cycle that causes everyone to have a better product and hopefully more fans watch. That said, we’re actually much more excited about the revenue sharing aspect of it because it’s about incentives. We do think that up until now, there have been some teams that have been pretty darn successful in sort of making a business in the league that we had irrespective of promotion relegation or not. But now we’re sort of all in it together right. If the league makes another dollar in its media deal, then everyone wins.

And so we’re incentivized to work together and actually come up with whether it’s jointly going out and getting a sponsor or coming up with new programs for fans or youth outreach. There’s a million different things that we haven’t thought about that require us to work with teams and work with pros to get this done. And so we think that we set up the right structure to incentivize everyone to work together instead of competing against each other, which actually was kind of the system that we were in before where teams are actually competing against other teams and they’re fighting over a set amount of of of pie if you will and it was like OK we’re just really good, we’re going to take all of it. We now hope that by working together we’ll actually grow the pie and then share amongst everyone and so we actually think that’s the right structure, hopefully leading to more money which can actually flow to again teams, pros and make a better league for fans. And some specifics around how that can manifest itself once the the money does arrive and continues to flow.

So we’ve talked about facilities. We’ve talked about you know nutritionist, specialists, you know supporting pros and we think all of those things will lead to longer pro careers hopefully and also hopefully higher competitive play, because you can focus more, there’s more focus on wellness and you can focus more on your profession. Things are more sustainable from a pro lifestyle perspective and all of that stuff matters so the hope is that as the league grows and becomes more successful we’re able to invest in sort of the infrastructure that looks like some of the best professional sports organizations around the world and that leads to a healthier happier longer performing pros and hopefully the NA LCS competing at the highest levels on the Worlds stage for years to come. Ultimately the long term goal all this is increasing viewership. Right now, most of the viewership are players. How saturated is that market right now and where does it go next.

Do we start marketing non-players or do we work under the presumption that the playerbase is going to grow a lot more. So it’s actually not that saturated. I mean the awareness of the LCS is pretty saturated. People know, if you’re playing in a region you know that like hey there’s if I’m in NA if I play League of Legends I know there’s NA LCS. That, generally speaking is accurate but to say that if I play in NA I watch LCS, that’s actually there’s a lot of people who don’t do that yet. And so for a variety of reasons and we do think that it’s a combination of you know is the broadcast and the overall experience appealing.

You know are their friends watching, how can we get more of them watching gather. Lots of avenues that we think we need to explore there. But I do think the focus should be on players or people who have at least played League of Legends. I mean our belief is that the game is super fun to watch. But that’s coming from a people who play a lot of League of Legends.

If you don’t get the nuance of it. It’s harder to enjoy. You sort of have to ask yourself, if someone who has never played League before watches Bjergsen verses Jensen, can they appreciate that. Can they appreciate the subtle movements, the little dodges that Faker does all the time because he can’t get hit with skill shots. All those things, can they appreciate it? And so we think that making sure that the sport is targeted to them is the most important thing because what we’ve seen actually just like little hints of it is that those people will bring in their friends and they’ll be the ones that take the time to explain.

Hey this is awesome! Come check this out. Here’s why this guy is really really good or here’s why you know this matchup is fun or like here’s the history of these two teams. And so if we were to sort of alter the way we either broadcast it or marketed it, it could come across as we’re just going to the to someone who’s never really watched League before or played League before and I think that would actually be a big turn off to a huge percentage of the audience.

Because we don’t want to make decisions that service people who aren’t in our audience we want to basically really invest in our core players and fans and we trust that they will help us radiate outwards. For the people who aren’t quite aware of the what is the sort of saturation of esports viewership in the playership right now roughly? How much growth potential do you think there is there right now? I would say a lot.

I think we have a specific number but we’re in our studies, we think there’s a lot of opportunity, to even with hardcore players. I was just literally at an Apple store and the guy was Diamond, he was helping me. I was like oh did you watch Worlds, he was like ah I didn’t really watch it. was like whaaat.

What do you mean why? Dragon, bro. So I think that there are people who are hardcore like maybe are aware but maybe don’t have a team that they follow. And so that’s on us and that’s on our league to give those those players and those kind of casual fans a reason to tune in more to engage more to follow the stories to care about the individuals. And that’s part of what this partnership opportunity is about is getting the right group of people partnering with us and working on those narratives and that engagement together.

Now we have the permanent partners set. What’s next? Do we look at salary caps, do we look at drafting systems, maybe not those tools specifically. What do we add on to this system to improve it in the future?

I think both of those are really interesting. Interestingly they both require collective bargaining which is something that we don’t have yet in the league. That’s not something we’re necessarily against. We’re starting with the Players Association and giving players the agency to sort of create their own voice and have that voice heard and we’ll work closely with them to chart the path together. But we aspire for the NA LCS to be a premier League in the world period. You know across sports and so if you look at the characteristics of successful sports.

Those are some and there are others. But ultimately what we want to do is create systems and processes and structures that support the mission and the mission is to continue building the league as a great fan experience. And we think that you know having a draft can be super cool right because you get to see who’s coming in and some leagues have made it into like a real piece of entertainment. Like who’s the first draft pick. And then you watch that person.

And then you look back and say oh what was that draft class like and how are they doing. You get Steph Curry moments. Yeah exactly. But that takes but that that requires some things to happen before we can go in that direction. But we’re very open to that.

Some people have asked about geolocation. That’s something that we’re not planning on doing right now because we’re not sure if it’s right for our league and what we’re trying to achieve. But it’s not something that we’re opposed to for any particular reason, we’re always going to be evaluating what makes the most sense for the experience we’re trying to create and then work with our partners to sort of execute it hopefully at a super high level.

Speaking on the Players Association, we haven’t heard about anything about much of it publicly for a while. Is there more going on behind the scenes that we are seeing on the surface? Yeah absolutely. So you may have heard they hired there they elected their leader Hal Biagas.

He’s got great experience in other sports leagues helping with players associations, he even created one. And they’re probably going to ramp up more once the season gets started. But they are fully empowered and funded and we really want them, the players to drive this. And so we’re not attempting to be overly prescriptive about how they run it and we look for that independent voice to emerge and I think as a part of this process once we get the NA LCS up and running in 2018, you’re going to start to see more activity from that organization which we’re really excited about. We’ve intentionally really tried to step back because this is the players thing, like we’ve set it up so it’s theirs not ours. And so while we’d love to give you updates like we actually don’t know everything because this is this is their association so.

We don’t go to those meetings. We go just to ask them questions. Like Bo1s.

Exactly. Looking back at this whole experience, what’s a moment or something that has surprised you. An expectation you had that got shattered.

I think first and foremost I mean this has been a lengthy process and I think the amount that our team has learned from all of the applicants has been I think in some way surprising just from very narrow legal things that we’ve learned over the course of time to actually some of the ideas that both the teams that are getting in and some of the teams that were just applying had for the league. It’s been really cool to see what happens when there are really sophisticated organizations looking at the NA LCS going, this is what it could be. Dreaming big with us, having some ideas.

Some great, some crazy. But at the end of the day, that’s kind of how you come up with some pretty cool ideas. And I think that our teams learned a bunch from this experience. And I think it’ll be great because this is just again one league around the world and I don’t think franchising is necessarily coming to all leagues but I do think that it’s an important level up of League of Legends esports like our capability to be league operators.

And and so I think that that will make us better as well. I would just add to that that it was really encouraging to see how many people organizations etc. like believed in the vision and wanted to be a part of it and that’s a testament to all the players who have come through the league.

All the teams who have operated in the league, everyone who’s been on the operations side or the marketing side and doing the work to get it to this point, and we’re just excited to have folks who are ready to kind of help us take it to the next level. We talked a lot about the pains of this process the challenges of this process, and obviously the community feels that as well. What are we going to say when we look back at this in a year or five years about why this process was worth it. Well hopefully, don’t know, but hopefully in five years we’ll look back and see that this process laid the foundation for what the NA LCS was able to grow and become. And hopefully you’ll see things where you’ll have a thriving players organization with successful pros who are aspirational figures for a new generation that are coming in to play the game and will have a process either through a draft or other means like it evolves scouting grounds into Academy league, the academy teams to get them to get them into the league.

And there’ll be rabid fans of of all the teams who will be dedicated in following those actions both on and off the Rift. It will be economically sustainable. So you’ll have investments happening and also being returned so people can feel more comfortable investing even more to help create even more incredible experiences and ultimately all that leads to a sport that rewards fans for their investment and commitment to us going– to the sport going all the way back to the start. And I think if that happens this decision and these partners will have been a big part of it. Two years ago, a Riot Pls published, wherein you guys talked about long term vision, and in it you said you want to see League of Legends follow people for generations, similar to basketball or soccer.

What will be the metric that you guys see where you can say that you have achieved that. I think we like to talk about leaving a mark and leaving an impact. So you know I think a very direct way of measuring something is you know, if you stop playing League of Legends do you still watch, are you still a fan. That’s our hope, that’s our belief is that you don’t have to actually play League of Legends to enjoy watching the League of Legends esport. I think both are both are cool but at the same time if we can create a sports league that is worthy of your time even you don’t play the game, that’s awesome.

But at the end of the day, even if you stop becoming a fan and you drift off, and even if the league ends up only lasting 10, 20 years instead of generations, we hope that if you were with us when you watched Worlds, or you went to an NA LCS show, or you saw a crazy play or had an epic moment with a friend, that that moment lives with you. We’re all gamers, so we know that there are a few games and a few moments you still vividly remember. So we hope that we can create a league that has the sort of impact — that sort of follows you down down that path even once you’ve long stopped engaging and so that’s kind of our hope.

If we can do that then I think that we’ve created something powerful and given it our best shot. And we appreciate the community’s patience as we work through this process. We know it was a long one but hopefully it’s worth the wait and that we demonstrate that as a league once we get started in January.

Medieval Games

Besides the hack and slash type of gameplay medieval games can also offer endless hours of strategizing, commanding huge armies and finally conquering rival territories. For the gamers that love to spend their time making elaborate plans, organizing cities and planning how to best use their resources, we made a list of the 10 best medieval titles that give you the liberty to build your very own kingdom. The games were chosen by always keeping in mind a vital aspect. They had to offer us the opportunity of actually constructing and expanding our lands and legacy. Banished is a city-building strategy game where you lead a group of outcasts to grow and maintain a settlement. The citizens of the town are similar to a resource that needs to be managed, the player having to give them various tasks, such as building, fishing or hunting.

The goal is to keep your population healthy, happy and well-fed, and to build different constructions, such as houses, blacksmith shops, hospitals, farms and schools, in order to expand your city. Banished tests the player’s city management skills, challenging them to evolve and learn new things. In this installment of the Sims series, you are free to build your own kingdom by successfully completing the quests that take place in a medieval inspired environment. There are several types of professions you can choose from, each with their own unique abilities. Monarchs, wizards, spies, priests and bards are just some of the various classes available.

Unlike the other games in the series, the Sims medieval concentrates more on the RPG style of gameplay. Aspects such as character creation, simulation and architectural elements taking a backseat in favor of actions that evolve your character. Knights of Honor is a real-time strategy title that takes place in medieval Europe, the players being able to play as one of the hundred available kingdoms featured in the game. The actual area where the action takes place spans from Ireland to Armenia, and from Scandinavia to the northern coasts of Africa, the map being divided into provinces. Each of these land parcels is governed by a city, and contains rural areas such as villages, farms and monasteries. The main goal in Knights of Honor is to gain enough power and influence as to conquer the whole land and become the Emperor of Europe.

In The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, the player has the opportunity to choose between three unique methods of victory: military, science and trade. In the military development path, the players build a strong army and intend to conquer as many territories as possible, and ultimately defeat their enemies. A peaceful way is also available, where the lands can be occupied using the power of religion through missionary priests. The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom has been valued mainly for its tense and complex game play that makes the players feel like a real medieval tactician. A grand strategy game set in the Middle Ages, Crusader Kings 2 allows the player to control a medieval dynasty from 1066 to 1453.

The Netflix Card

 

Step would be complicated but half is just wrong on its face. – I’m just not getting any of this am I? – Yeah, I don’t, you know what? I think that, I don’t think that Netflix has opened the doors to half incestuous movies yet. – There’s no way. – That’s like a 2023 thing as our culture continues to decline so I’m gonna say not steam. – Right and that’s why I wanted with every fiber of my being to believe it was step. – You gotta bebe now? – Every fiber of my bebe. (laughing) – Every fiber of my bebe. – To believe it was step, yeah this can’t be real. – [Stevie] This movie is fake. – Fake. – [Stevie] But we did add the half part so you’d have that discussion. (laughing) – What’s half? – Good, good. – [Stevie] How about this one? Leather Daddy Long Legs. – Ooh! – [Stevie] When a tall and mysterious stranger enters the life of a naive and unsophisticated rancher the line is blurred between a cock-a-doodle-do and a cock-a-doodle-don’t. (laughing) – So you’re telling me if this is real that is what the log line says. – Netflix log lines can be purposefully humorous like that. – Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I’ve definitely seen that. – There’s an art to it, it is an art form. – Leather Daddy Long Legs? That is the part that I take issue with. – That’s so stupid sounding. (laughing) – Not steam. – It sounds like a role play I should look into. Leather Daddy Long Legs is back. – You’ve got the legs, you’ve got the leather? – Yeah, I could get, oh I could get the leather. There’s a section in town. The leather. – The leather daddy section. – The leather district. Have you been to the leather district? – I’ve been to the rubber district. (laughing) – There’s a rubber district? That’s CVS man. (laughing) – Alright rubber clothing. – Oh, I’m saying it’s real. Leather Daddy Long Legs. – [Stevie] It’s fake. (laughing) – Really? It should be real. – Cock-a-doodle-do to cock-a-doodle-don’t – [Stevie] I mean it could be I guess. (laughing) – [Stevie] I forgot to tell you that there’s a prize up for grabs. – Oh well then I would have tried. – [Stevie] Yeah, it’s an empty Netflix card. Like a gift card. – Like a gift card but it’s. – Yeah, it’s pretty. – Okay. – [Stevie] It looks nice.

It’s what the Netflix card came in. – [Stevie] Yeah and then you can take it outta your wallet and say look at my Netflix card and no-one has to know. – Alright. – Alright. If I win I’ll be doing that to you Stevie. – [Stevie] Last one. La femme baguette. – Ooh. – [Stevie] A Parisian taxi driver drives himself mad as he tries to track down a beautiful baker who accidentally left a fresh brioche in his back seat. – La femme baguette. – I love a brioche man. Brioche is the best bread. – Especially in a taxi. – Anybody agree with me? If you gotta rank breads, brioche is at the top right? – Everybody’s like oh. (laughing) Don’t wanna weigh in on this one, this is too much controversy. – Ah well half brioche is controversial. That’s what you wanna stay away from, that’s immoral. – Step brioche, totally fine though. – Half brioche, half sourdough. Ah, this is hot steam. – Yeah. – Definitely, but you know what. – Have you seen it Stevie? – I’m gonna go with the answer I know is wrong just for a chance to tie, not steam. – [Stevie] Guys, it’s called La Femme Baguette, it is fake. (laughing) – Link we got it! Yeah but that sounded good. I was thinking about sexy bread. – Some of them were crazy though. I’ve never even typed in any search terms into Netflix, I’ve gotta start doing that. – I’ve typed in the title of what I’m looking for but that’s. – That’s all I do yeah.

Steamy Movies

I’m going with hot steam. – What was the title again cause that was weird? – Blow her mouth. – [Stevie] Below her mouth. – Below her mouth. (laughing) – Below her mouth. – You’re thinking it’s hot steam? – Yeah, yeah, yeah, roofers man, that sounds real. – There are no female roofers, I’m a sexist. – Oh, what! – Not steam. – [Stevie] This is a real movie. – Hot steam. – [Link] Below her mouth. – [Stevie] And I’ve seen this movie. – [Link] What! – [Stevie] Yeah, it’s true. – [Red] And what did you think about it? – [Stevie] Huh? – What you think about it? – [Stevie] You know. – You like roofers? – [Stevie] Well the roofer is played by a well known model, Erica Linder, who is quite attractive. – She’s like hammering shingles and stuff? – [Stevie] She’s roofing very poorly. (laughing) – [Stevie] But she looks good doing it, you know what I’m saying. – Does roofing mean something like on urban dictionary, I’m sure it does. – What is below her mouth, the rest of her. – Her chin? – Her body. Alright, I’m not a sexist, it was just a distasteful joke. Let’s visit this website.

Okay. Menorca. A hedonistic soccer mom takes a voyage of self discovery when she tries to reconnect with her son by turning his pet rock, by returning his pet rock to a mediterranean island. – Oh. – Oh, ooh. – I thought he was gonna turn her son’s pet rock into. – Something else. – A pleasure device. Oh okay, steamy or not steamy, pet rock. – You could’ve implied that without saying it directly but it’s okay. – This is Good Mythical More, we can say what we’re thinking. – No, I think is probably just not, this isn’t a real movie, it’s probably a documentary. It sounds like something that definitely happened. – I’m saying no. – It doesn’t sound steamy if it was. What’s reenact, the reenactments are the things that are really steamy you know. Like you know when you’re watching like 20/20 and they’re doing a reenactment and they get like a hot actor to play the person, the reenactments are always better. – I didn’t know 20/20 had reenactments. – I don’t know if they do, you know what I’m talking about.

I’m saying not steam. – [Stevie] It is real. – Wha? – [Link] Menorca. (laughing) – [Link] Hedonistic soccer mom. This movie is steamy and understated. – Hedonistic soccer mom sounds like a Facebook group. (laughing) – I can’t believe this. Reconnect with her son by returning his pet rock to a Mediterranean island. Okay, wow. – [Stevie] How about this one. Sister Knows Best. Suppressed by societal norms a successful attorney devises a scheme to enjoy a life of passion with her half brother but you can only outrun your past for so long. – Half brother? That’s complicated. – It is complicated because it’s, you know it’s, there’s no blood shared it’s just, it’s just marriage. It’s the marriage of a parent. – No, no, no, no, there is. Half brother. – Oh yeah, that’s step. Urgh this is, that’s. – That’s why my complicated joke was. – No I don’t think that’s complicated at all, I just think that’s – That was my joke. – Not recommended.

Top 5 Things To Do In Las Vegas

Hello. It has been over a week since the Las Vegas shooting attack. This is a horrific thing that has affected so many people even people that I know personally and I wanted to do something about it. As soon as I heard about it I wanted to to do a fundraiser I wanted to do a video.

There were so many things and I just, I didn’t know how to help. I love hearing stories from people who watch my videos and get inspired to travel and learn about new cultures and I read everything that comes in and it really makes me happy because it means that my mission and the message that I’m trying to spread through my videos is working and it’s reaching you. When something’s so horrible like this happens people get scared and I often get people asking me aren’t you afraid to travel.

So with this video I want to show you the top five things that I enjoy from Las Vegas to show you that the city has a lot to offer and I hope that something as horrible as this does not stop you from visiting Las Vegas or any other city. This is how I know how to help. Before I jump into that I want to quickly talk about Casey Neistat who is another fellow creator and he created a fundraiser specifically for the victims of the families from the Las Vegas shooting.

Casey’s #LoveArmyLasVegas is a fundraiser on GoFundMe and he has declared that he is going to take all the money that he raises there and give it to Steve Sisolak’s fundraiser which is also on GoFundMe. Steve is the Clark County Commission Chair of Las Vegas so this is an official fundraiser for Las Vegas community and for those victims. If you would like to contribute to either of these funds I’m going to put a link to both of them in the description below.

And now here are my five favorite things to do in Las Vegas. The high roller. This is the tallest observation wheel in the world.

Standing at 550 feet in the air. Okay, it’s not actually in the air but you know from the ground to the top it’s 550, you get it it’s basically a huge ferris wheel. This ferris wheel has a bunch of skiers and once you get into one of those skiers then you will be presented with 360 degree views of Las Vegas and the magical strip. The whole ride will last you 30 minutes So it’s definitely… The whole ride will last you 30 minutes so it’s a definite must stop no matter how short your trip in Las Vegas is.

The SlotZilla Zipline. SlotZilla has two different zip lines, it has the zip line and the zoom line. I recommend taking this zoom line which will take you all the way down the Crystal Ball Experience. And this is different from most zip lines because you will not be sitting down you will actually be laying down like you’re some kind of superhero, like Superman. Even if you are a little bit afraid of heights like me you will have fun at SlotZilla. It’s a pretty short ride unless you get stuck like I did.

This isn’t really selling this experience. Let’s move on to the next thing. This next one is probably my personal favorite which is the Neon Museum. This museum features a huge collection of neon signs that have been found through the history of Las Vegas. They collect and preserve these neon signs so that we can learn about them and learn about how neon signs work and just the design and the aesthetics of these signs is so cool, definitely worth a visit.

The next place is also a museum I am recommending that you check out the mob museum so that you learn a little bit about the mafia history in Las Vegas. This museum has a lot of different levels and is extremely interactive, so I can guarantee that you will learn quite a bit when you go visit. Lastly I can’t do a top 5 video without mentioning food I recommend that you go on a culinary adventure. Las Vegas has so much variety with restaurants and where you can eat, so you should check out some of the restaurants there and try something new.

Personally I love Smith & Wollensky’s I went there for my birthday dinner last year and it was delicious That is it for this video. I hope that it inspires you to go out and travel and not let something scary stop you from learning about new cultures and trying new things. Again, if you would like to contribute and help out the victims of the Las Vegas shooting then I have left links in the description below to Steve Sisolak’s and Casey Neistat’s GoFundMe fundraiser. I have personally contributed to Casey’s fundraiser so I can vouch for both of these fundraisers because I myself have contributed to them I know that this video is a little bit different than normal but I really couldn’t just sit and just watch this go by so I had to do something that was a little bit different. I hope that you never stop traveling and that you never stop exploring and trying new things because that is how we grow and that is how we come together. That’s it for this video I hope that you enjoyed it.

For now I’m gonna go. So, I will see you when I see you, bye! This video was made possible by my patrons over at PATREON.COM/REDROMINA If you like what I do become a patron and be a part of the exploration.

Royal Ascot 2018 betting guide + Top 5 horses to follow

Hi bettingexperts and now we’re going to take a look at Royal Ascot, five days of fantastic racing. We’Re going to talk about some punting pointers for the week ahead and also look at five horses and we’ll be high up on my radar well worth supporting. So the main thing with Royal Ascot, like all these big festivals.

Now you need to have all your betting accounts, primed, funded and ready to go. The value in the morning of racing will be a lot better than when the shows come through later on. As we’ve said before, at Cheltenham glorious Goodwood all these Aintree, all these major festivals when it comes to the encore, shows, the dust has settled. The on course. Bookmakers have got colossal expenses and are represented by some of the big off course firms and it’s in their interest to be betting to one and a half two percent, a runner. Every price will be rock bottom, but by the time they jump off.

But in the morning of these festivals, it really is worth shopping around. Looking at all the firms, there’s terrific value, whether or not you’re a recreational five pound ten pound punter you’ve certainly got the best of it. You’Ll be able to get on unlimited, taking advantage of all the cashback all the offers. Every firm is falling over itself. The marketing departments are very much in charge and there’s some fantastic offers with firms like Paddy Power cashback. If the favorite wins of your beating.

The short head all sorts of enhancements – and it’s well worth being completely ruthless in your betting at Crystal Ball – There’s no room for loyalty. If the account you happen to have 300 pounds in is six to four, but there’s seven to four in the Internet. Use your debit card. Take the seven to four: it will make the difference at the end of the week between winning and losing, and you really do have to be ruthless and make yourself be fully prepared to take advantage of all the offers. My second point there will be not to underestimate foreign-trained Raiders. It is one of the things that makes Royal Ascot extremely difficult and to assess the form, because you’ve got a few horses from Ireland.

Lots coming over from France a few from Germany Wesley Ward. This season is over 10, I believe from America, which is fascinating. It’S very hard to form an objective form analysis, but it from experience. These sorts of hosts are entitled to the massive respect when Wesley Ward, in particular his two-year-olds.

If you ever get a chance to see them in the paddock, it’s quite extraordinary how physically in stature they’re different from their European rivals. They actually looked like three or four year olds and horses, like Lady Aurelia, have proven over the last couple of years that they can come back and do it again and it’s it’s well worth. Certainly, I’m not saying how to back them all, but it’s in the old days veterans like myself, used to dismiss foreign train runners as though they couldn’t win and they were 50 to 1, and that is definitely not the case. These days, they’re often big runners, the traveling, doesn’t seem to take as much out of them as it used to and there’s certainly well worth factoring in. My third point is to avoid the over bet obvious public following horses, jockeys and trainers, and we all know did Tory Road.

7 winners at Ascot he’s got a massive following soz Ryan Moore, both top class jockeys, but often horses are priced up on. Who is riding them, and that is particularly true in some of the handicaps where the top stables are represented and if you look back at historically the actual top yards. Don’T have a wonderful record in these huge field.

Handicaps at Ascot, which are very competitive, and it can be better to look away from the obvious, perhaps look at smaller trainers like, for instance, Roger fel. Somebody like that whose horse are running really well but doesn’t have the public following. My fourth point is that Ascot form works out here time and again it is a unique track. They go very fast to ground. It is one of those rare tracks where they do race on fast ground, there’s not much watering, it doesn’t get loose on top, and this season looks like being no exception.

The draw can also be a huge thing at Ascot, particularly on the straight course where they can split into two groups, and I would strongly recommend watching the first race or two each day. And I do remember years ago, when I used to play a lot more on the spreads than I do now, but there was an obvious first race bias where all the high numbers dominated and if you realize that straight away you could get with. There was another seven furlong race later on on the straight course you could get with all of those high drawn numbered horses who, as it turned out all half Tim price later on, because they were obviously hugely favored by the draw, and it did work out that You could profit dramatically from that, so you have to be on your toes. Things, do change.

There can be biases, but it is worth looking. I think, for course, and distance winners, even those who’s, been out of sorts. So far this summer, returning to Ascot for the first time well worth keeping them onside and also I do think point number five would be look out for fresh horses.

I don’t think generally, you want to be with horses. We’Ve had four or five runs this summer on fast ground. Already, look for those who’ve, maybe had one or two have been campaigned with Ascot in mind. You haven’t shot up the weights. If it’s a handicapper haven’t shown their hand particularly, could be well treated and have been laid out for the race. So that’s some punting advice.

Now we’re going to have a look at five horses who I think are well worth following and during Royal Ascot week. It’S not clear with a few of them which races they’re going to run in, but they’d certainly be horses well worth keeping on side. I think my nap of the week would be Jon Gosselin stradivarius he’s a really progressive. Stea who’s done nothing but impress since winning the Goodwood Cup last summer and a confident ride where he just got the better of big orange in a fantastic race and the thing about it was why that run was so noteworthy. Is he pulled really hard under a strength for the first three furlongs and he immediately doubled in price on the betting exchanges in running, but did so well to come through and sustain the run, and I was very taken with the way he won on his reappearance.

At York in May again cruising all over his rivals de Torre rather took it easy thought he had. The race won had to shake him up in the end, but I think it’s going to take a very useful performance to beat him in either the staying races that he goes to, and I think at this stage he’s probably my nap of the meeting. The second one I’m interested in is Wesley Ward’s lady Aurelia, now she’s built up a huge following among UK bum punters by winning at this meeting in 2016, when she took the Queen Mary in one of the most amazing displays from a juvenile that I’ve ever seen. She actually won by 7 lengths there in a sprint and had the race one half way. It was absolutely ridiculous and remarkably for one who was so precocious and she’s held a form and she returned in 2017 to win the group.

1 kings stand under her American rider this time written more patiently, but still scorching clear from the furlong pole. I think she’s been trained to peak for Royal Ascot in 2018. She’S not been at her best so far, but her train is an absolute genius at getting them ready and she’s very much one to keep on side of the 3rd when we go for another Sprinter, cart G of Tom das comes now.

This one is a real speed: bull got loads of pace, destroyed the field and the Chester main meeting, despite having a wide draw scorching home, clocking, an amazing time and winning by 9 lengths. He since being touched off at hey doc, on the not having blazed the trail on his own on the far side and hopefully he’ll avoid a couple of the other sprinters were interested in, but on fast ground at Ascot. He could take plenty of catching and Tom dascomb has his horses in terrific form at the moment, horse number 4 hairy angel, clive Cox, another sprinter, another one who’s kept improving. He did show his old fractious nough sin: the stalls when making a winning reappearance at York. This season, beating race, fit rivals having been hammered in the market. He won’t have Caravaggio in his way in 2018, and I think he’s one of the meetings.

Bankers he’d like to be a short price, but he’s top class. His trainer Clive clocks, I think, is one of the best trainers in the country and well worth keeping all of his horses on side at this meeting, particularly in the handicaps and horse number 5, no secrets of this one, the Derby winner massa, I think he’ll be Aimed at Royal Ascot, hopefully he ran a blinder in the 2000 guineas. There was no fluke about his winner Epsom. He surprised me, I didn’t think he’d stay a mile for and actually I wouldn’t be perturbed if he dropped right back in trip to her mind. He’S got plenty of pace as well as showing remarkable stamina, reserves and he’s a top class, but to look forward to at the meeting best of luck at Royal Ascot betting experts.

What Beats What in Poker Hands | Gambling Tips

Hey guys, I just wanted to go over poker rankings with you. These rankings apply for just about any poker game you are going to play: hold em, or five card draw, seven card stud, or any of that. Basically, I got a deck here all rigged out to get the cards I want to come out.

I want to let you know your rankings. First up, we start from the bottom on this website. We have a no pair. Alright and basically you would be playing for high card. With the case of no pair, whoever has the highest card would break whatever ties.

Generally, you can count on this hand winning like, never. Every now and then you might get lucky with an ace high or a king high. Next hand, is one pair. You get two of the same value. Then everything else is the same. Anything else is everything else.

With the pair whoever has the next highest card would break the tie there. It doesn’t happen very often. But, every now and then it does.

Next up, is two pair. You have the pair of queens and ace. The highest pair takes preference. So, if you had a pair of queens and eights, somebody else had a pair of jacks and tens, then because you have the queens, you win. This would be the hand higher than the one pair.

Next up, three of a kind. In this case we have a three of a kind jacks and a five and a two. A lot of times new players make the mistake of thinking that you have got two pair then it’s a bigger deal than having three of a kind, but three of a kind always beats two pair. It does not matter the game. Next, is a straight. A straight is five cards in sequential order regardless of the suit.

In this case here you have the straight that goes up to the eight. The case of the players that with a couple of straights whichever has the highest one, ace’s being high, would win that pot there. This is a straight and it is better than the three of a kind. Better than the straight, we have a flush. A flush would be five cards of the same suit. It doesn’t matter what their values are.

In the case here, we have an ace high flush. The high card takes value here, so if somebody else has an ace king high flush, since he has the ace, he would win. Then that beats a straight. And what beats a flush?

Is a full house. A full house would be three of one value and then two of the other. On this case, this would be called kings full of tens. This is a very, very powerful hand and usually if you have hands like this or stronger, you will more than likely win whatever pot of poker you are playing.

In the case of multiple full houses, the precedence comes to whichever the one you have three of. If you have three tens and then kings, then the tens would be dominant. If someone else had three jacks, say then you would lose that. Here kings full tens beats a flush. Better than a full house is four of a kind, also known as quads. Basically, four of the same thing.

You get all four in all suits of the same value and most poker games nobody will ever be able to tie you so you will never have to worry about that but then obviously four tens would beat four nines or something like that. A very, very powerful hand. When you get to this scenario, unless you are extremely unlucky you will almost always win with four of a kind.

Next highest from there is a straight flush. This is five cards that are in sequence and of the same suit. So in this case we have a seven high straight flush. These hands are very, very rare to come by, but when they come, it is going to be money for you. And then that would beat the four of a kind and everything else below that. And the highest type of straight flush, you probably already know is the royal flush.

All five cards from the ten to the ace in sequence, of the same suit. No other hand can beat this one. Those are our poker hand rankings.

Why It’s Hard To Win on Penny Slot Machines with Slot Machine Expert Frank Legato

In this video I visit the 2014 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, which is one of the world’s largest trade shows for the casino gaming industry. At this show, which is held in late September each year, gaming manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world spy, their latest products and technologies, a casino executives, it’s a great show to attend, because visitors can try out often there was some machines before they’re available to The general public bus there are many celebrity appearances and other fun events in this segment. I speak with slot machine expert, frankly gato, who is the editor of global gaming business magazine. He also writes about slot machines for casino player as well as strictly slots, and I ask frank why it is so hard for some players to win on penny slot machines.

Frank. You are one of the foremost experts on slot machines and one question I wanted to ask you is: why is it so hard four slot players away in a penny slot machines simple, they are the highest holding, in other words, lowest pay that percentage in the house. In the casino, by far you take a dollar slot machine – it’s probably 95 96 percent, most casinos. Yes, you have to translate that house edge (here is an explanation of RTP and casino house edge). Ninety-Five percent passage: 5 percent, that’s on the dollar order: games: 92-93. 7, any games giving up 11 percent, sometimes size 12-13 or higher some casinos or even setting the lowest back required state, which exit 3 percent bad. It’S 75 percent. What you’re getting with the penny slot machine is basically are gon na lose your money. Now you say: 75 percent is the minimum and Nevada.

Have you ever seen a game set to return as low as 75 percent? I I haven’t – I not not in to my knowledge, but you can tell she was what it said: bashers available 73 back each the casino choose. Most casinos have a policy. Most casinos in Nevada, most anywhere have a policy pay-back nomination in Nevada, find it any games.

Pay a little bit more ninety ninety percent, Sentinel; ok, a las vegas casinos in Reno same way: atlantic city you’re talking pennies whole, in other words, giving away 12 percent house people. Well. Why don’t people played a machine that, if there, if there’s such a low papacristo, why do they play because they want they wan na low by it? They can pick up a twenty dollar-billion play for a while thing. They they don’t realize thing they don’t realize is if you play maximum credit, these games to get all the features qualified, aggressive jackpots, so you might be spending 3 300 credits for for max bet. That’S three dollars that same as a dollar machine.

So, if it’s pay-back percentage ago or take that three dollars dollar machine – and you know give away three or four percent, if that’s what you’re going the public, is these games as an arcade experience and lately people that right are our magazine have been saying their money Lasting Association, bashers is doing a study right now exactly what this trend me. People are playing less going to casino slots because back percent doing exhaustive study their own sales records, see what percentage programs all these casinos by to see if to just a verified back but anecdotal evidence. You know it is pretty much verified that people’s money last okay suffered many sa mission.

Buyers reason they’re losing is because they’re planning a chance to pay back to the least amount of money in the casino I. So what is your advice for the people like to play? Penny slot machines for how they can be either better their experience or make their money lasts? Longer the game, stalin penny machines can be found in other denominations.

You just have to. After have a little bit more bankroll to to play, play them most to them, are a lot of them are available multi-denominational. So look for the mall denomination units and go up couple go up to the neck. Nomination died. That’S one way of doing it. If you like, those those that style, the other thing they can do is play lovers.

Las Vegas casinos play in Reno play places better-known to by the highest returning programs for all their games. That’S that’s where they are there: local, a las vegas outside the strip – and they are you know, just about anywhere in Reno. One last question for a place on the penny machines now you’re saying before they’re, making maximum bets to play our look at the pay table. Ants side say: well, maybe I don’t have to make the maximum vendela in order to be eligible for these bonuses. How would that work? That’S what they’re doing that’s what they’re doing there there they’re they’re going on to these machines!

That’S why they’re popular go! Take a 20 and just bed the minimum required to activate all Baylis, which in most cases is, is basically the game but you’re not getting as you want qualify for progressive jackpot, perhaps or some other some other special bones. But they can still play them and they complain america’s free drinks in their. They play a little bit lose their money thing is in recent years. Since the penny machines explode popularity, the casinos are by more to the detriment.

Nations they’re buying these and a as evidences is showing its showing up returns. Players alright, frankly, got thanks very much for spending time with us today. Thank you.

The Most Luxurious and Expensive Casinos In The World

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For a long time, many people automatically associated the most extravagant casinos with the city of Las Vegas. Who wouldn’t? The shining metropolis that stands out in the middle of the Mojave Desert has been (and still is) home to some of the world’s poshiest hotels and high end casino

s. But the world of casinos is not limited to Las Vegas. Other casinos with lavishness to the nth degree have sprouted all over the world. And if you want to test your luck while experiencing world-class elegance and luxury, some of them may just be nearby. Check out our list.

1 Park Hyatt Mendoza Casino – Argentina

Kicking off this list is the Park Hyatt Mendoza Casino, located in Mendoza, Argentina. It carries all the standard games and features you would expect from a high level gambling establishment. But one particular game that stands out is the punto y blanca, which is a huge favorite among the locals. Aside from its grand casino, another interesting feature about the Park Hyatt Mendoza hotel is its structure, which is basically an old Spanish Colonial building.

2 Marina Bay Sands Casino – Singapore

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands is quickly becoming the country’s most iconic and recognizable  structure, thanks to its impressive design and whopping construction costs. Its casino boasts a total of 2,300 slots, 500 gambling tables, and other high end features and entertainment options. If you feel like your luck is not up to the task, you can explore the Marina Bay Sands Science Museum or watch world class productions at its grand theater.

3 Venetian Macao Resort Hotel Casino – China

Macao has been dubbed the Las Vegas of Asia and the opening of The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in 2007 solidified the city’s claim to this title. With a similar structuring as its Las Vegas counterpart, the Venetian, Macao adds a cultural twist that makes it different from other Venetian hotels. Its casino offers 500 gambling tables, 2,000 slot machines, and a huge array of entertainment choices should you decide to do something else. High end shopping malls, world class restaurants, and luxury boutiques dot this magnificent hotel-casino.

4 Ibiza Gran Hotel Casino – Balearic Islands, Spain

Ibiza is known for its beaches and wild parties. But the night breathes a never-ending supply of second wind to the Spanish city, a cycle that is perfect for the Ibiza Gran Hotel Casino. Overlooking the marina and the Old Town, the hotel provides a romantic setting for tourists who stay at the hotel. For those who want to try their fortunes, the hotel’s casino facility parades a grand setup that features gambling tables and slot machines. Moreover, the Ibiza Gran Hotel Casino has been holding Texas hold ‘em tournaments, a huge attraction for poker professionals and enthusiasts alike.

5 The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Casino – Puerto Rico

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico sits on an 8-acre property and has a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. But those who are into gambling, will love the fact that the hotel’s casino is one of the most luxurious ever in the world. Among the many games featured in the casino are roulette, blackjack, let-it-ride games, and mini baccarat to mention a few. 300 slot machines are also on location to provide other options to fortune seekers. If you want to go out and experience Puerto Rican cuisine and culture, some high end restaurants are nearby, ready to take your order.

An Easy Guide To Online Bingo

With the advent of online casinos different casino games have become more popular with people. The traditional bingo games, used to be played in bingo halls can now be played from the comfort of your home. Bingo is one of the games most fun and entertaining and enjoyed by players of all ages.

Online bingo is very easy to play. Bingo games there are different types of cards available, and before playing, players must decide which cards they want to play with. It is recommended that you start playing with one card until you used to play and different strategies.

This is a bingo card with multiple columns and rows, along which the numbers have been placed, these numbers are arranged randomly. In addition, there are various models, bingo game, which is addressed to the player at the beginning of the game, forms, ranging from a bingo that is played or house rules. Players must try to perfect model is shown before the game. Model “Blackout” means the players must mark all the numbers in order.

Play bingo online with a random number generator selects numbers and the numbers are marked off the card using the “Auto dauber” feature. Completion of the project is to press the button on the player, after which the computer verifies the result. If the numbers match those that have been chosen, the player wins. When you have more than one winner the prize money is divided between them. Although the most popular bingo bingo games are the U.S. and UK bingo, online casinos are constantly adding new types of bingo from time to time.

Are you sure that the opponents you are facing online are actually human beings? How sure? As computers get bigger and faster it is only a matter of time before they are able to emulate real opponents with undetectable accuracy. How about those humans who are working together, sharing their hole cards via instant messenger? Playing at your local casino completely avoids the first issue and largely the 2nd too.

Thanks for reading this article, I hope, you have learned something new. I really enjoy sharing my passion with you. Be sure to check other articles about games and casino. Stay tuned for new materials. Be responsive with your game and your money, Good luck, and don`t forget to have fun!

Cheating at Slots

In this day and age of computerized operation for almost any imaginable purpose, slots cheaters are almost completely outfoxed. Unfortunately, it seems that as soon as manufacturers of slot machines detect a new cheating method, another more sophisticated one appears. Currently, they are working to eliminate the effectiveness of laser lights on payout sensors.

In the far distant past, slot machines were clunky mechanical gadgets that could easily be tricked or tampered with. From coat hangers and trick coins, casinos and slot machine owners could easily be tricked out of enormous sums of money.

Unfortunately, that is really no different today! To date, the state of Nevada – and home to Las Vegas – has documented over one hundred million dollars in losses at the slots machines, and all to cheaters. Criminal statistics and estimates report a staggering ninety seven percent of slots cheaters getting away with their crimes because they are so difficult to detect.

Why are they so hard to catch? A quick stroll through any busy casino would show hundreds of busy slot machines with often small groups of friends surrounding one or two. With such large numbers of machines, and so many people crowding around them it is virtually impossible to keep a watchful eye on every single machine in a casino. Multiply this by the number of machines in the hundreds of casinos in Nevada alone, and the statistics easily add up.

How do these people cheat? Most often slot machine cheaters require devices or specialized tools to help them get to the money. There are even internet sites that sell cheating devices!

Some of the most well-known include a standard coat hanger which is slid into a mechanical coin counter. The disruption to the equipment causes the coin counter to overpay the player. However, many casinos and manufacturers are eliminating coin counters on the higher value machines, relying instead on club cards and “credit” slips that a player takes to the cashier when they are done.

Another well known device is the “monkey’s paw” created by one of the most famous slots cheaters of all times, Tommy Carmichael. This is a long steel shaft with a claw-like configuration on the end. It is slid up into the coin counter, and working like a coat hanger, causes enough disruption that each payment is significantly higher than it is supposed to be.

There are other much lest sophisticated methods of “tricking” machines, such as fake coins and tokens, or those with a string or wire inserted that can be repeatedly removed from the machine. However many machines are updated with very sophisticated sensors to combat these methods of cheating, and some have inserted special catches that prevent anything from exiting the coin slot.

Currently, as stated earlier, the mini laser lights preferred by millions of business men and women who use them during presentations are now employed in blinding the modernized coin counters. These lights effectively cause the same disruption as the old metal monkey’s paws and coat hangers, triggering the coin counter to overpay the cheating player.

US Treasury had got specified rules for UIGEA

The US treasury had specified rules and regulations needed for the execution of ‘Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act or UIGEA. The Act was passed by Congress in 2006 and aimed to eliminate all poker transactions conducted through the US banking system.

Surprisingly, UIGEA was deceivingly combined with ‘guaranteed to pass’ Ports bill by many Republican lawmakers in order to maintain the capacity of US and NZ based online casinos to enter gaming industry at some point in time. Yet some of the lawmakers defended themselves with their act upon ethical and moral reasons with the proposed bill. But their intentions could be read clearly as there were many carve-outs for interstate lotteries, horse racing and many fantasy sports websites available online.

Consequently, UIGEA legislation which was made in haste failed to pinpoint the illegal gambling transactions as well as the companies which were to be declared illegal. Such type of loopholes and blunders made it impossible for the banking system to speculate the correct and proper implementation of UIGEA and thus the execution of UIGEA was further delayed. The government under Bush had tried to implement UIGEA with the proper rules and regulation as set by the US Treasury Department. The Republican Party had strongly pushed for the implementation of UIGEA before leaving office against the legalization of poker and gambling in USA.

Unluckily, with the passing of UIGEA many foreign online casino and poker companies were forced to ban the entry of US citizens into their websites. The reason was that they were constantly threatened with sanctions imposed by US Department of Justice if they went against the law.

Due to fear of damage and retribution their public images, the companies were force to leave the US market and many lawsuits followed afterwards. Till today many states like Antigua and Barbados have set litigations against World Trade Organization over the impact of UIGEA on their businesses. The real issue is the major control of US government over the internet and oversea commerce, as the companies are based outside USA in the respective countries

Fate of UIGEA

The US Treasury department had authorized the US Banking system for the implementation of UIGEA with its rules and regulations. But the banking system remained unclear about the rules: it could not distinguish between legal and illegal bank gambling transactions. Thus, it’s in the learning process in order to prohibit those gambling transactions which could prove disastrous for the legalized gambling games like horse racing.

Seeing the poor global financial health of banking system, the banks have become stricter on implementation of UIGEA with its rules in order to prevent gambling transactions from taking place. Yet there are many groups which are against the implementation and wished to continue with their stance till end of the present government. President Obama likes to gamble and is open towards legalization of poker and gambling online. This would certainly help poker industry and result in tax returns for the government.

What Do Online Bingo and Online Slots Have In Common?

Despite its apparent simplicity and straightforwardness, the question in the title is not an easy one to answer. Sure, online slots and online bingo both qualify as online gambling games, but that’s pretty much where every similarity between them ends. Online slots feature extremely small house edges and they seem dedicated to players who enjoy solitude and who like to keep their gambling as simple as possible. Online bingo on the other hand features a much higher house edge and it is a social game, which requires people to chat and to interact with the administrators as well as their fellow gamblers. While online slots are usually packaged up with a bunch of other online casino games, online bingo usually comes through specially designated websites known as online bingo halls.

Another common denominator that online bingo online and slots share, is the fact that they are both exclusively luck based games. Indeed, there is absolutely nothing a player can do to influence the odds involved in online slots or in online bingo. There aren’t any skills one can develop either in order to forward his or her case in either of the two games. While the social aspect of bingo lends it an additional dimension (bingo hall chat managers run special games in order to entertain their players), online slots are pretty much stuck with what they can conceivably offer through their rather simplistic user interfaces. Indeed, modern slot machines have branched out and they are now offering quite a handful of side games which do indeed give the game an additional dimension, kind of like the chat games do for online bingo.

The bottom line is that both games are designed to entertain online gamblers in ways that none of the other online casino games can cover. Player winnings on both online bingo and online slots can take up some pretty fabulous sizes, but in both cases the odds of a player actually walking away with one of these generous jackpots are extremely slim.

 

Types of Casino Bonuses Offered 2

In most cases the casino guys are going to split down your total bonuses into small manageable amounts of lets say 100$ per month, be sure to inquire from them just how much of the bonus you are entitled to per month to avoid extending your limits and consequently finding yourself in a sea of problems later.

The Reload Bonus

After a while your initial bonuses will run out but you ought not to worry one bit because the same casino guys will go out of their way and furnish you with a reload bonus. Ideally, this is meant to keep your interest high and prevent it from waning in any way. Use of these bonuses well will be beneficial to you in that you will keep on getting better at your game of choice until you now become a fully-fledged pro capable of winning big.

No Deposit Bonuses

These are the easiest bonuses you can ever get. Without even having to deposit any sum into your account the casino administration will reward you instantly for joining their website with money. Even though it is usually a very low figure you will soon realize that it is better than nothing and it will help you a lot as you come up with a winning system and awesome strategies.

Loyalty Bonus

This type of bonus is exclusive to members only. Only folks who have been identified as regulars or patrons will get this type of casino bonus and it can go up to a couple of thousands of dollars in some special cases. To learn more about how to get your unique, special instant bonus visit their official website.

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Types of Casino Bonuses Offered

Are you into blackjack or roulette? Do you get relaxed and reinvigorated every time you play casino games? If you happened to have answered yes, then you will also enjoy reading this brief review which aims to enlighten you on means and ways to go about securing loads of casino bonuses to improve your game with. Casino bonuses are thrown at you ostensibly, to get you to grow as a player. It is meant to boost your confidence levels and improve your skills so that you will feel very little-if any at all-anxiety and nervousness when you are playing the real game with real stakes up for grabs. Honestly, there is no one who can be able to maintain and keep their cool and composure especially when they are playing against strategic opponents who will stop at nothing to rid you off your hard-earned money round after round without even feeling an iota of guilt doing this. Without wasting a single second allow us to jump into the various types of bonuses that the casinos will have lined up for you:

The Welcome Bonus

This incentive to newbie’s also goes by the name of sign up bonuses and as the name suggests it is available to players who are looking to make their way into the gambling arena without wanting to use too much of their money until they feel comfortable to do so and that comes after trying their hands in the games for a while. As you would expect, the different casinos out there will be offering their unique bonus offers but some things tend to remain relatively unchanged in this deals.

For starters they will offer you a certain fixed percentage of the total amount of money deposited. An even money bonus is where the amount of money you will deposit will be matched dollar to dollar to give your bonus. If you had deposited 100 dollars then you stand to gain another 100 dollars as your bonus. In other cases they will offer you amazing offers of percentage figures exceeding 300% on your deposits.

The Best Overview of Casino Video Games

Video games played in a very Casino are known as casino video games The player will gamble in a very casino game using Casino chips for your random outcome. You could find also on the net casino video games doyles room review These games are commonly managed by laws. The laws differ from every single and every single nation. The Casino video games are of amazing enjoyment.

You are going to discover normally 3 sort of casino entertainment, namely table, electronic machine and ticket games. The slot machine may be the vital machine in a very casino poker Online video games are really well-liked right this moment.

You happen to be in a position to uncover slot machines in all casinos throughout the world. But these slots games are much more easily accessible, a few of them are entirely totally free and for other individuals you must spend. These slots games have quite straightforward principles, you just need to know which button you may need to hit. You happen to be in a position to get bonus games also, in case you play nicely.

The good elements of these games is you which you shall play without leaving your home, sitting comfortably with your area and some games tend not to will need registration or downloads. Folks play these slots game for genuine funds and to have bonuses. You are going to discover thousands of website visitors for each and every and each and every on the internet internet site. The wonderful online casino materials an incredible deal of slot machine varieties to suit each and every and each and every and each and every buyers demand. These slots are a good deal a lot easier, entertaining and also have potential earning possibility.

Options of video games, the bonus and jackpot dimensions would be the three important aspects to consider when determining on a web-based slots exercise. In some instances, enjoyable on line slots are recognized astonishingly in compact uk slots for real money On the net slot game suggestions vary from casino to casino and in addition even from slot to slot. Finding out the suggestions fully will allow to provide the video games further entertaining and intriguing.

In scenario you below no situations tried on line slots game, appear on, go forward and hunt for on the net casinos. Assured you may have a fantastic time.

When playing at a pokies casino you are not limited to downloading the casino to your computer. Many of the pokies casino choices give you the option of playing in flash or instant mode which means that you can play directly from the web browser of the casino.

 

All You Need to Know About Online French Roulette

The main reason why most online casinos do not offer online French roulette is that this game is not very popular among their operators. If you are interested in playing French roulette online, then you will most likely be able to play a single game. On the other hand, you have a lot of the variants of the European and American roulette to choose from. The decisions of the online casinos is based on pure facts, as the French roulette usually offers a very low house edge. Considering that higher edges mean more advantages for the casino in the long run, then it is very obvious why it is so hard to find a casino offering online French roulette.

This arguments seems does not apply to other online casino games such as blackjack and video poker where the house edge is even lower than the one of the French roulette. However, this problem clarifies once you realize that roulette is a pure luck based game with almost one hundred percent house returns while games such as blackjack or video poker require both luck and skill to win. Even though the earnings of the house in a game of blackjack are very low, the fact still remains: very few players out there have the necessary skill for a constant winning streak.

French online casino players are talking about the new casinojeux.com platform! Check out the casino en ligne francais section for more details! At the moment, it is very hard to compare the returns of blackjack for the online casino, as this data is not available for the public. However, since the returns of video poker are around ninety-seven percent, many gamblers assume that it is the same for blackjack. Therefore, in the absence of concrete or official data regarding the average returns, one can assume that even though blackjack and video poker have a lower house edge than the online French roulette, in the end the house wins three dollars for each one hundred dollars wagered. Considering that the French roulette only brings an average return of approximately one dollar and a few cents, it is obvious why this game is not popular among online casino operators.

 

Diversity of Microgaming Slots

The regular online Slots players would always recommend Microgaming casinos to play Slots. Not only do these casinos provide variety with the Slots games but also are the most secure and safe options available on the internet. The Latest Casino Bonuses provided by Microgaming casinos are really impressive. Progressive Jackpot Slots, Reel Slots and Video Slots are the most widely type of Slots games played at the Microgaming casinos. Some of the progressive Slots offered by Microgaming are Fruit Fiesta, Major Millions, Cash Splash, Wow Pot, Mega Moolah, etc. Progressive Slots jackpot amount is the biggest in comparison to the other Slots games they offer.

As far as the Video Slots games are concerned, there are easily more than 100 different types, depending upon the number of paylines they offer. The pay-lines can be at the maximum 50 of them with Microgaming Slots. Hitman video Slots, Thunderstruck and Tomb Raider are three of the most admired video Slots games. The Microgaming reel slots contain either 5 or 3 reels with the pay-lines being 5, 3 or 1. The range of the jackpot is from five hundred coins to fifteen hundred coins. When it comes to playing Slots online, Microgaming casinos are the place to be at.

 

Play Free Online Bingo Games

Bingo online games will always be the easiest way if anyone else is into the future along to be a town. There are always bingo halls or maybe places of worship inside any provided community jam-packed packed with folks playing gala bingo. It is a entertainment favorite along with persons of most age ranges as well as you will discover usually possibly places regarding youngsters to go in order that the oldsters along with sensible grownups can certainly have fun with thus to their hearts’ articles.

Today, there are a lot more regular solutions to perform. Online bingo is actually earning popularity on a daily basis, seeing that you will discover a lot more people around who want to try out bingo nonetheless to get whatever reason just are unable to often acquire out of our home. No Deposit Bingo games are extremely popular nowadays, because are the adventures around by which individuals have got to obtain homemade cards to get into the sport. There are many sites of bingo that you can do bingo compare.

Among the list of major explanation why men and women choose engage in free of charge on-line bingo video games is due to preparing for any massive leagues, so to speak. On the net bingo games sound quick plenty of to learn but in many cases it can be a little more complicated when compared with you might have originally thought. That’s the reason, it may well aid to start out to the totally free on the web bingo games so as to obtain look of what sort of video game operates. That format in the free of charge games is definitely akin to in which in the jackpot online games you have to spend to obtain however you never earn and also shed whatever.