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24 May 19
bible with us

“So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, ‘Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.’” (24:8‬) I had to stop myself from my usual nodding along and get real about this moment. If I ever heard of a […]

24 May 19
Cosmic Atlas

Why the Dreamworks Classic Still has an Ogre-whelming Hold on our Hearts   This evening, I’ll be attending an outdoor screening of Shrek.  The movie’s animation and soundtrack show its age, but almost twenty years after its release, the irreverent send-up of fairytales and Disney movies still commands an impressive following, providing fodder for fan-festivals, memes, […]

24 May 19
Elements of Screen Arts (2019)

Futureless Things is an odd Korean movie that would require to you to have a good attention to detail and a small backgroud in Korean society in order to fully comprehend the film. It is set in a convenience store and follows an episode-like narrative through the passing shifts of the store clerks. I was […]

24 May 19
CBS Philly

With each boat they sand and equipment box they repair, the crew at Ocean City Bach Patrol Boat House is thinking about summer and safety.

24 May 19
Wedding Event Pictures: Discovering The Ideal Wedding Photographer

A couple's wedding is substantial. It is among the most essential days of an individual's life. While the event lasts only a little while, the memories linger for many years. Ideally, with the assistance of some actually well taken photos. Nevertheless, as times get tight, some things need to provide. Professional photographers may be used […]

24 May 19
The Province

The young defenceman was supposed to make his debut in 2018-19. How long will his damaged knee delay his debut in 2019-20?

24 May 19
Site Title

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24 May 19
Madeleine's ENG4U Blog

After reading the third part of Born a Crime, it has come to my attention that the feminist theory can be applied to the text in two different ways. The first one being that Patricia Noah, Trevor’s mother has defied the stereotypical expectations of a woman, and a woman of colour during that time era. […]

24 May 19
Waypoint Kailua

I moved from NY to Oahu after seeing Pali Lookout. Though I’ve stated the causality many times, there is perhaps only correlation. Having traveled to more than my fair share of countries outside the states, I say with certainty that the view from that lookout is of the most beautiful vistas I’ve seen. Given that, […]

24 May 19
AO1 Consulting Inc

Here at AO1 Consulting, we jump at the opportunity to celebrate our hard-working team members who contribute to our growth each and every day. Kyle Roth has been an account manager on the team since March of 2019. So you were born in Wichita. Is that where you were primarily raised? “I spent the majority […]

24 May 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1671776-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1671776-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1671776-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1671776-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ A variety of the J43 slot cabinets at the Scientific Games showroom in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Michelle Briggs, a product manager at Scientific Games, talks about Wave XL cabinets with 4K resolution in the showroom at the company’s offices in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto A pair of James Bond themed slot cabinets are seen in the Scientific Games showroom in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto A variety of slot cabinets at the Scientific Games showroom in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto TwinStar slot cabinets with a curved 75" display and 4K resolution at the Scientific Games showroom in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Michelle Briggs, a product manager at Scientific Games, talks about TwinStar cabinets with 4K resolution and a 75" display in the showroom at the company’s offices in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto A variety of slot cabinets at the Scientific Games showroom in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Nick Khin, chief commercial officer at International Game Technology, demonstrates how the new technology, that’s being incorporated into slot machines, works on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye At Palace Station, Phillip Zamarron sits in front of the Feathered Friends slot machine, transfixed as cartoon images of birds, acorns and eggs spin across the screen. The Albuquerque native visits Las Vegas at least twice a year — it’s a chance to relax and possibly leave with a little extra cash. Over the last five years he’s made these trips, he said he’s noticed a transformation among slot machines. Compared to just a couple years ago, these machines are bigger, brighter, flashier, and more convenient. “When I play an old game now, it’s so dull,” he said. With new machines, he can order drinks and make dinner reservations right off the screen. “You don’t have to wait for someone to show up,” he said. Slot machine developers say cashless slots and mobile integration are coming next.  “A slot machine nowadays is a pretty powerful computing device. It can do a lot more than just play the game it’s designed for,” said Jim Barbee, the chief of the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s technology division. “It’s really an exciting time in the tech space to see how it will be used here.” Revenue driver Advancing technology in slot machines is paving the way for a better, more immersive experience for players — one that draws a wider variety of demographics, and keeps them in their seat at the slots longer, industry insiders say. Many of the recent innovations have been focused on the display case, and almost all of the cabinets in development incorporate 4K resolution, LED lights and improved sound quality. Cathryn Lai, vice president of product management for Scientific Games Corp., said the display innovations really kicked off about five years ago, when the first wave cabinet was introduced. “(The curved screen) takes the player almost inside the game,” she said. “Before, you’d watch players crane their head to see all the way to the top.” Marcus Prater, the executive director of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, said the focus on a theatrical experience proved to be a success. “It showed in hard dollars that hardware could drive additional revenue,” he said. “Put a game on a waved, curved screen cabinet and the win per day increased significantly, with the only difference being the hardware.” According to March data from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, slot machines made up about 66 percent of the total amount won by casinos against players with slots, table games, counter games, and card games. In all, casinos made more than $1 billion in gaming that month. Slot revenue has remained relatively flat over the past decade, but there has been a slight uptick in recent years; March slot revenue was about 5 percent higher than the year prior. “The revenues in Nevada, certainly the casinos, would like them to grow at even higher rates,” he said. “We have to keep innovating, or we risk losing this revenue that obviously drives our entire state. I think that focus has never been sharper.”  Competing tech Lai said the updated technology is meant to create an attractive, immersive experience for players. “You want people playing as long as they can, so you provide them an enjoyable experience so they play longer,” she said. But the games are competing for attention more than ever. With a growing interest in mobile gaming and non-gaming attractions, slot machine manufacturers are doing all they can to attract players. “Gaming is now available in many places. You can do it on your phone, you can do it on your iPad,” Lai said. “We try to get players to leave their home and come to the casino. You have to differentiate yourself and really bring value to the player.” Angelo Palmisano, the vice president of strategy and innovation at slot machine manufacturer Aristocrat, said the industry is trying to incorporate technology that reaches a wider range of demographics. Take Aristocrat’s “Madonna” game, which will be hitting casino floors soon. The slot machine is based on her ‘80s hits, and invites players to sing along karaoke-style. “It’s just a way to engage a slot player that isn’t about winning or losing at that moment,” said Jon Hanlin, the vice president of gaming operations at Aristocrat. And with easy-to-use products from tech giants like Google, Amazon and Apple in almost everyone’s hands, Palmisano said slot manufacturers have to keep up with other industries. “The patron’s expecting a seamless experience wherever they go, whether it’s a casino floor or they’re going to the bank,” he said. Innovations on the horizon Barbee said the industry has exploded in the last five years, and there’s still more innovation to come. He expects mobile phone integration will pick up speed soon, simplifying the process to play or make payments. “We’re accustomed to using our personal device to handle everything from paying our bills to ordering pizza to setting the temperature in the house,” Barbee said. “I think we’re going to see a lot more interaction between our personal device and slot machines.” A cashless option is also on the horizon, according to Nick Khin, chief commercial officer of gaming for slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology. The technology would let players use a mobile wallet at slots. Players could transfer cash to the wallet within the casino, or connect it to prepaid cards, credit cards, or debit cards. Hovering their smart phone by a sensor on the machine would then allow them to log into their account and transfer money straight to the game. If the player wins money, they could use those funds at the buffet or nightclub. Khin said this saves players time, and lets them skip fees and lines at ATMs and is a safer alternative to carrying hundreds of dollars in cash. “It’s revolutionizing the experience,” Khin said. “It’s removing the friction. … It’s almost like setting up a currency within the casino” Lai said this could help draw in younger demographics to the machines, who are less likely to carry cash on them and are used to cashless options like Apple Pay. “If we want to engage younger players, we have to break that barrier and require them to play without cash,” she said. “(Scientific Games will) have something out this year.” Wireless charging and more hardware updates should also emerge in the near future. And much of this new technology is in our own backyard, Prater said. “The good thing about Nevada is it’s embracing this, it’s promoting this, and I think it’s important for Nevada to continue,” he said. “We are the gaming tech hub of the world.” Contact Bailey Schulz at bschulz@reviewjournal.com. Follow @bailey_schulz on Twitter. [rjtemplate class=”rj-isidebar3-elem”] Did you know? — A coin-operated gambling machine was first invented in 1895 by San Francisco inventor Charles Fey. — Ten years later, he invented the first “true slot machine.” It had three reels and automatically paid winners. — In 1915, the machines were camouflaged to avoid anti-gambling laws. They were designed to dispense things like cigarettes, candy and gum every time the handle was pulled. — The gum dispensed by the slot machines were from the Chicle Company — creator of Chiclets — and were decorated with illustrations of the flavors (orange, cherry, plum, and more). The fruit and bar symbols on machines today evolved from the early machines that dispensed the gum. Source: University of New Orleans professor George Fenich’s 1996 paper, “A Chronology of (Legal) Gaming in the U.S.” [/rjtemplate]
24 May 19
PsychicMyst Paranormal

This is a very sensitive and delicate subject so it is with great respect for those who have passed on that I write this, as well as for those that are left behind that are trying to cope with this type of death.  I deal with the paranormal on a daily basis so I have […]

24 May 19
www.NaijaGizt.com

– Bayelsa state governor has appointed Goodluck Jonathan as honorary special adviser – Seriake Dickson appointed him as adviser on the Bayelsa Education Trust Fund Board – Dickson appealed to Jonathan to use his influence to attract donations to the fund Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson has on Friday, May 24, appointed former president Goodluck […]

24 May 19
High Velocity Sport

League Two play-off final: Newport County v Tranmere Rovers https://bbc.in/2JDIK30 Newport won 1-0 at Prenton Park this season and Tranmere earned a 0-0 draw in the reverse League Two fixture at Rodney Parade Tranmere boss Mickey Mellon expects a hard test in the League Two play-off final against a Newport side unbeaten in 12 games, […]

24 May 19
Elements of Screen Arts (2019)

Velvet Goldmine was a spectacle that was like a news story unfolding before our eyes as every new bit of information came to light about what really happened to the fictional rock and roll superstar, Brian Slade. The film was all about Arthur Stuart, a British journalist, being tasked to write a story about where […]

24 May 19
Short Track Musings

OSCAAR is proud to announce that Pinnacle Home Environment Solutions will be sponsoring the Living Lighting, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Pro Sprints event at Flamboro Speedway on July 27.