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Bobby Axelrod is Getting His Own Slot Machine – Sept 19, 2018

Jackpot!

by Christopher Palmeri | Bloomberg | September 19, 2018

Bobby Axelrod, the fictional hedge-fund manager in the Showtime series Billions, is getting his own slot machine — something Gordon Gekko could only dream of. The high stakes world of the hit TV show Billions will soon be coming to casinos, thanks to a licensing agreement between Aristocrat, CBS Consumer Products, and Showtime Networks.

The game will feature the popular Mighty Cash™ feature, as well as a $500,000 progressive start-up jackpot, according to a statement Wednesday. It will be unveiled in booth #1141 at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the casino industry trade show that begins October 8 in Las Vegas.

According to Markets Business Insider,

“The Billions Slot Game is based on Season 1 and 2, which includes fans’ favorite characters such as Chuck RhoadesBobby AxelrodWendy RhoadesLara Axelrod, and Taylor Mason.

The game appears on Aristocrat’s revolutionary flame55™ cabinet. The flame55 is complete with a 55″ double-curved HD monitor – the largest portrait double-curved display in the non-jumbo segment – ergonomic engineering, 4k-capable display, 2.1 stereo audio, individually controlled dynamic infinity edge LED lighting, a virtual button deck, and an exclusive beacon sign package.

While the slot-machine industry has licensed movies and TV shows for decades, manufacturers and casinos often opted for older titles that appealed to the typically more mature players on casino floors.

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Filming Billions Season 4 Continues – Sept 14, 2018

On the Streets of New York

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 14, 2018

Source: Instagram @g_qualcuno

Damian was seen on the streets of New York on Friday, September 14, 2018, presumably heading to film a scene for Billions at 45th Street and 3rd Avenue.

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Filming Billions Today – Sept 14, 2018

Fan Photos on the Streets of New York

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 14, 2018

Instagram @suzara

According to this fan on social media, production was shooting Billions on her block in the neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, New York on Friday, September 14, 2018. Then this fan tweeted:

“Nice to bump into in New York tonight

Source: Twitter @mmiittcchh14

And finally, another fan reported on Twitter that Billions was filming that evening:

We can’t wait for season 4! #TeamAxe

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Five Fixed Income ETFs that Bobby Axelrod Would Play – Sept 11, 2018

Any Chance Axelrod Gets to Slight the U.S. Government is a Winner in His Book

by Ben Hernandez | ETF Trends | September 11, 2018

Treasure chests of money tinged with corruption amid a backdrop of high finance makes for an interesting show and with a character like fictitious hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod, expertly played by actor Damian Lewis, Showtime network’s television series “Billions” takes viewers on a seemingly endless game of chess. Whenever there’s money to be made, rest assured that the ambitious Axelrod is in the eye of the storm regardless of the asset class, including bonds.

In the second season of “Billions,” Axelrod showed that his multi-strategy hedge fund, Axe Capital, is not averse to the fixed-income space. With word that a casino was headed to sleepy town Sandicot, Axelrod snapped up the city’s distressed municipal bonds in an effort to capitalize on its impending rise in prices should the casino plans actually come to fruition.

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TV Guide’s 100 Best Shows of 2018 – Sept 10, 2018

TV Guide Ranks Peak TV’s Finest Offerings

by TV Guide Editors | TV Guide | September 10, 2018

Why is TV Guide ranking the 100 best shows right now? Tony Soprano once said, “Those who want respect, give respect.” He also said, “A wrong decision is better than indecision.”

But this list isn’t about Tony Soprano. Or Don Draper. Or Olivia Pope or Mary Richards or Blanche Devereaux. This list is about today’s golden age of television. Peak TV deserves its own spotlight, a ranking of the very best shows that are being created right now, across every platform.

Here’s how we came up with the list: We limited eligibility for the 100 Best Shows Right Now to ongoing shows that have at least one more season slated to air — guidelines that disqualified limited series like Sharp Objects, as well as shows that just ended, like Adventure Time. With that in mind, every staffer nominated 25 shows (for a total of 149), and the most-nominated shows made our shortlist. Then, each staffer voted on the ranking order, and to help adjust for bias, one ballot was based on sister site Metacritic’s TV rankings. With the complicated math out the way, the final rank order was determined after much passionate debate among TV Guide’s editors.

The range of programming showcased below reveals just how many quality TV shows are airing today — and just how subjective the idea of “quality” can be. As you’ll discover, Vanderpump Rules and Chicago Fire are featured side-by-side with prestige dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones. A quarter of the list is devoted to shows that have had only one season so far. Some creators and stars work on multiple shows in the ranking, including Ryan Murphy, Samira Wiley, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Noah Hawley, Michael Schur, and many more, but none has Tobias Menzies beat. YouTube Premium series Cobra Kai and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television made the cut, but The Walking Dead didn’t. Maybe you disagree with us on the ranking, but we’re pretty sure your new favorite show (quiz) is somewhere on this list.

Here are the 100 Best Shows Right Now:

#75 – Billions (Showtime)

How to watch: ShowtimeAmazon Prime with Showtime add-onHulu with Showtime add-on

Billions never stops going for it. It swings for the fences every time. Every performance is excessive, every twist is game-changing, every line of dialogue sounds like it was written by someone who laughed out loud after they wrote it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that makes it more fun to watch than any other expensive, A-list cable drama. – Liam Mathews

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