CLBR #66: Online Gambling and Crowd-sourcing

Crowdsourcing and DOJ Online Gambling Settlement
Air Date: August 2, 2012

Talking Crowdsourcing with GeniusRocket President Peter Lamotte, and ESPN.com Poker analyst Gary Wise on DOJ Online Gambling Settlement whereby two overseas online poker firms settled their money laundering charges for 731 million dollars.

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iSSUE:  #66

SEGMENT 1:  DOJ ONLINE GAMBLING SETTLEMENT WITH GARY WISE

SEGMENT 1:  GARY WISE, ESPN CONTRIBUTOR AND POKER EXPERT

  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S $731m SETTLEMENT
  • HOW DID WE GET HERE AND
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF ONLINE GAMBLING

GARY WISE

Gary is a veteran of the World Series of Poker and writes for or Bluff Magazine and World Poker Tour and his poker-based writing has been featured in a number of other paper and online publications including ESPN.

SEGMENT TWO:  PETER LAMOTTE, GENIUSROCKET

  • PRESIDENT – GENIUSROCKET
  • CROWDSOURCING EVANGELIST
  • PRESENTER AT CROWDOPOLIS

Peter is president of GeniusRocket Inc., the first curated creative crowdsourcing company. GeniusRocket’s vetted community of filmmakers, animations, and motion graphic artists have created rich media content for agencies, start-ups, and Fortune 100 brands around the globe.

Prior to joining GeniusRocket, Peter was with the Marketing Leadership Council, IBM, Apple, Intrepid Aviation, and for two brief years worked as a professional photographer. He holds a BA in International Business from Rhodes College, and MBA from Vanderbilt University.

FAST COMPANY:

GeniusRocket is what an ad agency looks like when it’s stripped of Madison Avenue skyscrapers, high-priced creatives on payroll, sushi dinners at Nobu, and two-week shoots at the Viceroy in Santa Monica.

THE HOPKINSON REPORT

The crowdsourcing “Genius” that saved SXSW.

TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR WORK

Does this:

Remind you of this:

and the defense of a great American institution . . .

SEGMENT ONE BACKGROUND

  • The Settlement

Gary’s summary in ESPN.

  • The Litigation


SEGMENT TWO BACKGROUND

PETER EXPLAINS THE GENUISROCKET MODEL

  • AT SXSW
  • TEDxWDC
  • TechCrunch

GENIUSROCKET IS PART OF AN EMERGING BELTWAY TECH CENTER

Both DC and Baltimore were included in Forbes’ recent list of best cities for Tech Jobs.

No. 2: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Amid a surge in government spending, the capital area has enjoyed 20.6% growth in tech employment since 2001 and 20.8% growth in STEM jobs. Over the past two years, employment in both categories expanded about 4%. The Washington area boasts the second-highest proportion of tech and STEM jobs among the cities we surveyed, at 2.9 and 2.2 times the national average, respectively. There is a broadness to the tech economy in the greater D.C. area; as the Valley has become dominated by trends in web fashion, the Washington tech complex include substantial employment in such fields as computer systems design, custom programming, and private-sector research and development.

No. 5: Baltimore-Towson, MD

The Baltimore metro area has benefited from the expansion in federal spending, logging 38.8% growth in tech jobs over the past 10 years and 17.2% growth in STEM.

While everyone likes to make fun of DC, its a great place to live and it matches up very well against the leading tech centers.  GeniusRocket is in the DC suburb of Bethesda which, along with Baltimore suburb Columbia (another tech magnet) compares well to other tech centers.

AND ONE MORE THING . . .

WASHINGTON HAS THE BEST TEAM IN BASEBALL RIGHT NOW AND ARE ONLY 21 WINS AWAY FROM THEIR FIRST WINNING SEASON SINCE 1969.

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