“The Player” Coming To NBC This Fall

The Player On NBC
The Player On NBC

A TV show based in Vegas casinos with Wesley Snipes as the “pit boss” and lots of Vegas eye candy. How bad could it be?

Here’s what the NBC website says about “The Player“.

From the executive producers of “The Blacklist” comes the action-packed Las Vegas-set thriller “The Player.” The series co-stars Wesley Snipes as a pit boss and Charity Wakefield as the dealer for a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on the ability of former military operative turned security expert Philip Winchester (“Strike Back,” “Fringe”) to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins.

Here’s the trailer for the show so you can maybe make sense of what the description means. Listen carefully for Wesley Snipes’ accent.


What kind of accent does Wes have? I’m not sure I completely understand the premise for “The Player” just yet but that’s okay. It’s a show based in Las Vegas and that’s always a good thing for at least 10 minutes. The DVR will be set tonight.

“The Player” hits TV late September. You can find more information on NBC.com. I’ll anxiously be waiting for Wes to drop a reference to “Always Bet On Black.

Sons Of Anarchy Slot Machine Hitting Casinos

Sons of Anarchy Slot Machine
Sons of Anarchy Slot Machine

Sons of Anarchy is a popular TV show. Everything popular gets a slot machine nowadays. This game was introduced by Aristocrat at G2E last year and will begin hitting casinos shortly. The game uses the same cabinet and gameplay is very similar to The Walking Dead slot machine.

I’d be more excited if I watched the show or there was some new technology. I figured I’d share the info because the TV show is so popular. Here are details on the SOA slot machine from the Aristocrat press release.

Anarchy is upon us as FX Network’s Golden Globe® winning “Sons of Anarchy” comes to casinos in Aristocrat’s new Sons of Anarchy™ Slot Game, a new action-packed multi-site progressive game with a chance to win a $500,000+ jackpot and the excitement of Cluster Power, No Limits and Big Symbols – a totally new way to play and win.

Sons of Anarchy Slot Game comes to life in all of the show’s gritty glory, with Jax, Gemma, Clay and all of viewers’ favorite characters from FX’s highest-rated series, creatively weaving the show’s storyline into the game and attracting a wide demographic.

The show’s hard-hitting action is captured perfectly on Aristocrat’s award-winning VERVEhd™ cabinet, with ultra hi-def graphics, 3D panoramic adjustable sound and an ergonomic design that enhances game play. Sons of Anarchy has a 6×5 configuration.

Sons of Anarchy Slot Game is the first to feature Aristocrat’s groundbreaking new Cluster Power™, where winning combinations are formed by connecting the same symbol in clusters across multiple reels. Additionally, the game takes reel growth to the next level by expanding the reel area in any direction during the “No Limits Jackpot” feature.

The exciting No Limits Jackpot feature is awarded when a Big Jackpot Symbol lands and causes the reel area to grow to the size of the Big Jackpot Symbol. Three Big Jackpot Symbols award the Mini progressive; four Big Jackpot Symbols award the minor progressive; five Big Jackpot Symbols award the major progressive; and six Big Jackpot Symbols award the grand progressive.

Adding to the fun, a free games bonus awards anywhere from 10 to 100 free games!