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Is Amazon’s Lord of the Rings at Risk of Losing Viewers in New Zealand?

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Is Amazon’s Lord of the Rings at risk of losing viewers in New Zealand? It was recently announced that Amazon Studios will be moving the filming of its Lord of the Rings series from New Zealand to the UK. The first season of the upcoming fantasy epic was shot in the beautiful terrain found in the Oceania country, but the second season will be moving to pastures new. Kiwis have always been proud of their connection to J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth, and there is a chance that this move could risk angering viewers in the country.

Amazon May Have to Change Tact to Attract Viewers

The Lord of the Rings series has long been touted as Amazon’s answer to Game of Thrones. When the HBO fantasy finished airing, other networks quickly scrambled to cash in on the readymade audience and create something similar. The studio may need to copy various other elements from GOT’s successful model if it is to succeed, though, especially in New Zealand.

Many Kiwis will have been planning to watch Lord of the Rings so that they can see the famous filming locations in the country. But now that it is moving, viewers will need a different motivation to watch. One of the reasons for GOT’s popularity was its franchise model, which spread out into related games. Among the most popular was the Game of Thrones slot from Microgaming.

With sites like BetPal New Zealand highlighting the prevalence of gambling in the country, a Lord of the Rings-themed slot game could help to win some viewers over. Aside from the bonuses on offer at the various online casinos in the country, this could be a major draw to bring players in. After playing the game, these people may then want to explore the world in more detail by watching the series and vice versa.

Why did the Filming Location Change?

One of the reasons why Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings took the world by storm in 2001 was down to the choice of filming location. The stunning and varied landscape of New Zealand represented the spots in Middle Earth perfectly, and the country became forever associated with the saga. It went on to be used in the Hobbit series as well, and Amazon kept that theme going with the first season of its series.

Recently, it was announced that after twenty years in the country, New Zealand will no longer be the home of Lord of the Rings. The production company has moved its operations to the UK as part of a plan to expand its studio space in the country. Aside from filming the Rings series, Amazon plans to create several other UK-based films and series over the next few years. The UK has a hilly landscape and vast countryside, like New Zealand, so the shift of locations should be unnoticeable for viewers.

There is a chance that Amazon’s Rings series may lose viewers in New Zealand, who could feel betrayed by the location change. The studio will have to go to great lengths to keep these people interested, and this could be done by releasing related material that will appeal to them.

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An Interview With Taps On His Release Of ‘Dance All Night’

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Tapiwa ‘Taps’ Mugadza, known professionally as Taps, is a Zimbabwean soul and pop singer who began his musical journey at the age of 15. Before making his move to America to study at the Musicians Institue in Hollywood, Taps completed in the Zimbabwean Idol competition where he won third place overall. From there, he went on to work with world-renowned producers such as T-Collar, Moose, Pip Kembo, Boi-1da, and Quincy Jones, writing all of his own music.

With his single release ‘Dance All Night’ out now, we took some time to hear more from Taps. Read below to learn more about Taps, the story behind his latest single, and what’s to come.

Tell us a bit about yourself for those who may not know!

I am an artist from Zimbabwe who is now based in Los Angeles.

When did you fall in love with music? On top of singing, do you play any instruments?

I fell in love with music around 5 years old. I play piano and all guitars!

You grew up as a kid in Zimbabwe, at what point did you move to the US?

I moved to the US when I was 20 turning 21.

Tell us about your latest single ‘Dance All Night’

My latest single is a glimpse into what life was like as a kid for me when we would go camping.

Your latest single ‘Dance All Night’ is heavily connected to your story of growing up in Zimbabwe. Would you say living in LA has had an impact on the music you’re creating?

Absolutely, I think your surroundings definitely have a huge influence on what you create.

Living in LA can be very competitive when it comes to the entertainment industry as a whole. How do you navigate that on a day to day?

It is so easy to be influenced by the hype so I try by all means to stay in my lane and do what I am good at.

What is your favorite part about being in the music industry?

My favorite part is seeing the lives that are impacted by the music I make. Personally, I think it’s the best when people tell you how songs have gotten them through certain situations.

What is the message that you are trying to share through your music?

When I think about all of my music, the message I am trying to share is to enjoy life. Enjoy where you are at! It doesn’t need to be complicated.

What would you like to accomplish with your music?

Eventually, I would like to go back and rebuild a couple of homes that I grew up in. On top of that, I hope my music influences people to be their very best!

For those who are aspiring to be a singer/songwriter, what is the main piece of advice you would give them?

Always be true to who you are! There will always be a lot of hype, stay focused, and don’t lose yourself in it.

How soon can we expect some new music from you?

You can expect new music from me in the next couple of months. Keep up with my Instagram @tapsempire for all the latest updates!

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Guns n’ Roses Launch Even More Weird Merchandise

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If you’re a Guns n’ Roses fan, you don’t often get new music to buy from your favorite bad. Albums from the legendary metal band come out at a rate of around one for every three Presidents of the United States of America. The last one was “Chinese Democracy” in 2008, which itself came out almost two decades after its predecessor. There’s allegedly a new album in development at the moment – some of which might even already have been recorded – but based on their past form, we know better than to hold our breath waiting for it.

There are, of course, other ways you could spend money on Guns n’ Roses. They might not record very often, but they do at least tour – and they’re arguably a better live act now than they were a decade ago. Back then, the band performing as Guns’ n Roses was little more than frontman Axl Rose and a gaggle of session musicians performing hits from the band’s back catalogue. Today, most of the original line-up is back together after Rose and guitarist Slash eventually kissed and made up after a long, bitter feud. They’re touring this year despite the difficult problems posed by the seemingly endless pandemic. They might even make it to Australia before the year out, thanks to a bold new proposition in the country for creating “live music bubbles.” You’ll hear more about that idea in other articles on our website.

With the next album some way off and the tour difficult to get to, the band are keen to find other ways to persuade you to spend money on them. That’s why they’re among the best in the world when it comes to merchandising. Profiteering via slapping the band’s name and logo on just about anything that comes to mind might not be the most rock and roll idea in history – in fact, it’s about as capitalist as it gets – but that’s never worried Rose and the gang. They make millions of dollars per year from t-shirts and posters, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Any band or musician can make t-shirts and posters. Guns n’ Roses make just about everything.

There are too many strange pieces of Guns n’ Roses merchandise out there for us to make an exhaustive list, but we can fill you in on some of the highlights. Two years ago, there was a limited-edition Guns n’ Roses cheese. The year before that, the band launched a limited-run whisky collection. In 2020, a special “Guns n’ Roses” pinball machine was built that came in three different styles. The most exclusive and expensive of the three tables would set you back more than ten thousand dollars, but that didn’t put fans off the idea of buying it. You might even find some of the increasingly rare Guns n’ Roses action figures if you’re willing to go digging through eBay far enough to find them. Just as they were trailblazers for thrash metal, they’re also trailblazers for band merchandise.

Arguably the most successful piece of merchandising the band has indulged in within the past twenty years is their incredibly successful online slots game. The idea of creating an online slots game disguised as a musical jukebox is increasingly common for musicians, but it was Guns’ Roses that started the trend. Their slot came out in 2016 and is still comfortably the most popular music-themed online slots game at OnlineSlotsUK.com. Peers like Motorhead, Alice Cooper, and even British rockers Megadeth have since followed suit and had their own licensed online slots published through a range of partners, but none have made as much money for as the Guns n’ Roses slot. It’s likely that the band will eventually release a sequel as the technology behind slot games becomes more advanced, but that still won’t be the weirdest piece of merchandise they’ve ever come up with.

If the online slots game is their most successful merchandising adventure (other than t-shirts) to date, their latest idea must surely be considered the strangest. Aimed at cannabis smokers in states where it’s legal to partake in the habit in the United States of America, Guns n’ Roses have released an official branded bong. The highly unusual move comes as part of a partnership with American company “Famous Brandz” and will also see a range of Guns n’ Roses branded smoking paraphernalia hit the market. As well as the bong, the band (or at least its logo) will appear on hand pipes and grinders. Two different bongs have been made available, one of which is more expensive than the other. The goods are advertised as coming with “exclusive artwork” in six different designs, thus giving collectors an expensive task to complete.

The theme of the smoking goods is the band’s album “Appetite for Destruction,” which features prominently on the artwork. The more expensive of the two bongs is listed at $99, with the cheaper model coming in at $70. From there, you’re paying between $25 and $30 for each item, depending on which design you want. Ironically, the news comes as Slash celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of his decision to go sober and cut himself off from all drink and drugs. It’s therefore to be assumed that he didn’t play any role in the design or testing of any of the new merchandise.

Anybody who’s interested in making a purchase should first check whether it’s legal to purchase or own any cannabis-related items in their home state or country. The same could also be said of the online slots game. The collectables are available for purchase immediately in the United States of America and can theoretically be ordered for delivery abroad, although additional charges would apply in those circumstances. It goes without saying that it’s nothing like having new music to listen to, but if you’re of the mindset that there’s nothing better than listening to a classic Guns n’ Roses album while having a smoke, we can certainly think of worse things to spend money on!

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Wrapping Up With The Kardashians

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After 20 seasons, Keeping Up with the Kardashians has finally come to a bittersweet end. The reality television series created by Ryan Seacrest centered around the glamourous lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family, predominantly Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kylie, Kendal, and their mother/manager, Kris. The show dove deep into their personal lives featuring all of their day-to-day activities, lovers, career opportunities, plenty of gossip, and everything in between. Keeping Up with the Kardashians was a groundbreaking show for pop culture as it caused reality television to grow in popularity and created a whole new world for social media influencers.

Photograph found on the official @kuwtk Instagram page of sisters having fun.

Since the show began in 2007, the show created a ginormous fan base and the Kardashian and Jenner girls gained millions of social media followers. Along with the show, each member of the family accomplished a lot including marriages, children, business launches, modeling gigs, and more. After the season 20 finale, the cast of Keeping Up with the Kardashians sat down for a televised interview with Andy Cohen to look back at everything they have went through and to answer hard hitting questions from fans. Read on for the highlights.

Karadashian-Jenner girls with Andy Cohen on the day of the interview. Photograph posted on @kuwtk Instagram page.

To start off the interview, Andy Cohen reminded us that there have nine spin offs of the show, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are billionaires, the sisters have had headline relationships, three marriages, and over 800 million google search results. Clearly, Keeping Up the Kardashians put this family on the map. Following the introduction, Cohen began asking the most pressing questions. In 2007 a sex tape of Kim Kardashian was released and addressed in the first episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. This tape was a large scandal and Kim did receive a lot of attention for it. One of Cohen’s first questions was directed to Kim asking her if the show would have been successful without the sex tape. Kim responded by saying that the tape did help the initial success of the show, but it is a mistake that she will have to live with for the rest of her life and a tough conversation that she will have to have with her children someday.

Cohen then went on to ask Kylie Jenner questions about her life. Kylie is a billionaire who created an incredibly successful beauty line, Kylie Cosmetics. Kylie shared in the interview that she grew up being very insecure about her small lips and would outline them with lip liner. This sparked her love for makeup and led her to Kylie Cosmetics. It is a well-known fact that Kendall Jenner has always kept her love life private and refused to include her relationships in Keeping up with the Kardashians. During the interview Kendall Jenner admitted that she is in a relationship with professional basketball player, Devin Booker.

One of the most iconic Kardashian-Jenner relationships would have to be Kourtney Kardashians relationship with Scott Disick. The couple had three children together and dated on and off for nine years. The two split up in 2015, however Scott and Kourtney have remained friends. Scott was a major character on the show and appeared on every season. In the interview, Cohen asked Kourtney why she broke up with Scott and she said the deal breaker was his substance abuse. Kourtney is now dating Travis Barker and Scott gave his blessing and said he wants her to be happy.

Post from @kuwtk Instagram post from interview day.

Another highlight from the interview is when Cohen asked Khloé Kardashian about her relationship with Tristan Thompson. Thompson cheated on Kardashian with Kylie’s best friend at the time, Jordan Woods, when she was pregnant with their child. Thompson and Kardashian broke up because of this and the Kardashian family cut Jordan out of their lives. Khloé and Tristan, however, did get back together and Cohen asked Khloé why she didn’t give Jordan the same pass she gave Tristan. Khloé went on to say that she doesn’t hold any grudge against Jordan and that she forgives her.

This spicy interview was a perfect wrap up for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. To watch for yourself visit Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 20 Episodes 13 and 14 on Hulu.

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Tennis Star Jimmy Connors’ and Gambling Addiction

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Today we want to discuss tennis star Jimmy Connors and gambling addiction. James Scott Connors, famously known as Jimmy Connors, is a former world tennis champion. Jimmy Connors was born in 1952 on 2nd September in America. Jimmy Connors has been termed as the world’s no 1 tennis player. 

Our expert Victoria Oliveira (check profile), takes us through the life of this tennis champion and his struggle with gambling addiction which other Portuguese addicts might relate to. 

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Achievements

  • For over 200 weeks, Jimmy Connors held a record no 1, which is a world record among all male tennis players.
  • He was the record holder for ATP, a common abbreviation for Association of Tennis Professionals, by holding a record by then of 160 consecutive weeks lasting from 1974 to 1977.
  • He was the first male player to have the longest career, one that totaled 268 weeks.
  • He was and still is the holder of three major Open Era Men’s single of a total 109 titles in which he played 1,557 matches and won a whopping 1,274 matches.
  • The titleholder of eight major titles that include one joint Open Era record five US Tennis Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, and one Australian Tennis Open title.
  • He was a holder of 17 Grand Prix Super Series titles in three years.
  • He was the second male tennis player who won three majors in one gaming year of the Open Era dating back to 1974. This led to the board disqualifying him from participating in the fourth French Open.
  • In 1982, Jimmy Connors won the Wimbledon Open tournament and also the US Open tournament earning him the title player of the year.
  • In 1974 and 1976, he was also the world’s best tennis player.

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While gambling at a land-based casino may have been thrilling to the point of addiction for Jimmy Connors. The easy reach and availability of online casinos also make Jimmy Connors’ story relatable to Portuguese gamblers dealing with addiction. 

Gambling Addiction

Jimmy Connors' and Gambling Addiction

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After all these achievements, Jimmy Connors retired as a tennis player in 1996 at the age of 43. Gambling addiction is not something that should be taken lightly. Thanks to the story of Jimmy Connors, you can be able to prove this. The world-famous tennis superstar Jimmy Connors has learned this the hard way.

Jimmy Connors was loved all over the world by tennis fans. They loved him for his exemplary performance at the tennis ground, which is evident in his achievements. His mastering of the tennis game was out of this world. Fans loved his amazing talent and how he expressed himself in the pitch. Though he has many achievements to his name, Jimmy Connors had an addiction. 

What happened to the star?

Jimmy Connors was struggling deep down with gambling addiction. All this Jimmy Connors disclosed to the world in his autobiography, The Outsider. He disclosed how through his entire tennis profession, he fought with constant gambling addiction.

Where did he gamble?

The funny thing is there is no real evidence from real money casinos where Jimmy Connors flashed loads of cash, although he discloses that the sum of money he lost to gambling ranged from millions. Portuguese online casino sites such as the reviewed Moosh casino was not yet founded when the star was struggling with gambling addiction. 

Jimmy Connors was not the ordinary gambler who would go to the poker table and, when beaten in a few rounds, leave the table. He stayed on the poker table until he could no longer do it. 

Jimmy Conner openly discloses in his publications that as long as he had money, he would gamble. The only time that Jimmy Conner left the casino is when he was completely broke, and the bank could not offer him any money. This you can imagine how much he could gamble with, considering he was the world’s best tennis player titleholder.

Never accepted defeat 

His problem was that he never accepted defeat, and once-beaten, he would raise his stakes and continue playing. Jimmy Connor became used to betting on himself. He always betted on himself to win and satisfy his gambling rush, not considering the amount he used to play. Jimmy Connors’s highest and most extravagant bet ever recorded was a $1 million bet that he betted on himself to win the battle-of-the-sexes game he played against Martina Navratilova, a game he was nearly beaten.

He admits that his wife saw his problem and hit her with the bitter truth that he was addicted. He admits that he acknowledged he had a problem after this encounter and sought help to remove the addiction. The good news is that he is now a free man from gambling addiction.

Gambling is an addictive sport that can ruin your career. Modern internet users can engage in different forms such as tennis gambling or even play table games. However, you should gamble wisely and know when to leave the casino.

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The Biggest Library of RTG Table Games

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Today we want to share the biggest library of RTG table games. RealTime Gaming provides you with an opportunity to try out some of the best table games available in the market. In addition, the gaming software provider has a wide range of video slots and traditional classic slots packed with numerous entertaining features.

Players of the different RTG table games have an opportunity to explore features such as free spins, scatters, wilds, and bonus rounds. The games are well-known for their captivating themes as well as modern look and feel.

Even as you get to enjoy modern RealTime Gaming table games, you can also access a variety of RTG games that were released years ago when looking for that nostalgic feeling. Keep reading to learn more about RealTime Gaming and its broad collection of games.

About RealTime Gaming

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RealTime Gaming establishes itself as one of the most highly reputable gaming software developers in the gambling industry. First established its offices in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1998, the software provider chose to relocate its headquarter to Heredia, Costa Rica, for ease of operations in 2007 – 2008. It is around the same period that Hastings International acquired the company and placed it under HBM Group.

RTG is well-known for having hit the headlines on several occasions for various reasons, from mega wins to controversial player deposits. One incident that many players can remember about RealTime Gaming happened in 2004 when a player won $1.3 million after depositing $1,000 at one of the RTG-powered casinos. The same player had also won $96,000 from another RTG casino. However, it was established that the player cheated to get such a win after using an automated playing program.

The company’s software is designed such that the operator does not control payout for the table games in question. RTG has, over the years, insisted on its intention to minimize the operator liability for each game to less than $50,000 as the default. Doing so would require a reduction in the maximum bet size.

Some RTG games have a one-off jackpot, while others have a progressive jackpot whose size grows each time the player places a bet. The size of the progressive jackpot can grow into millions since it is pooled across different casinos. The largest of these jackpots was registered by Aztec’s Millions and Jackpot Pinatas.

On the other hand, the non-progressives are often configured to the local casino or may be associated with a group of casinos of the same operator. Most players love local jackpots becausethey can win them randomly and independently without being influenced by the game reels’ arrangement.

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One key advantage of RealTime Gaming is that the software company also allows operators some leeway to customize rewards for player’s overall satisfaction. The operator may configure the jackpot base on each game or choose to group several games to share the same local jackpot.

Whereas RealTime Gaming started by creating cabinet-based video slots games with reputable releases like Boiling Point Jackpot, Jackpot Pyramid, among others, it has turned its attention to the online world in recent times. The software gaming provider has migrated popular titles to mobile versions. You may choose to download the game or play it instantly from the casino’s website. Perhaps this is one of the powerful innovations of the 21st century as far as gambling is concerned. Who would have imagined that they would one day play slot reels without needing to walk into a casino? Indeed, RTG gaming is transforming the gambling industry from how we knew it.

RTG Table Games

The following is a closer look at some of the most popular RTG slots:

1.     Caesar’s Empire

Many are fascinated by the stories of the legendary Egyptian leader – Caesar. RTG gives you an opportunity to relive his life by playing a table game by the same name. Caesar’s Empire is a five-reel and 20 paylines slot machine that features a classic theme and is characterized by huge scatter wins, free spins alongside generous wilds.

The wild symbol is represented by the face of a gold coin and can replace all the other symbols apart from the scatter to form a winning combination. The wild increases payout when it occurs because it multiplies all winnings by three. Please note that this symbol only forms on reels 1, 2, 3, and 4 while in the main game, and it functions as the highest paying symbol.

2.     Bubble Bubble

Created around the theme of Halloween, Bubble Bubble is one of those captivating slot machines that are sure to keep you on your seat’s edge. It features a sexy witch in high heels and stockings who seeks to leave you spellbound. The game is available to both Android and iOS users as it gives you lots of reasons to smile about.

The five-by-three-reel grid and 20 paylines slot machine expose you to a world of endless winning—step in if you dare to take home the many rewards that are up for grabs. The only scary thing about the stakes is how much the player can potentially take for so little stake. The minimum bet is set to $0.5 and a maximum of $50.

3.     Bubble Bubble 2

If you enjoyed playing Bubble Bubble, this upgraded version of the game is something to marvel about. Bubble Bubble 2 gives you a chance to interact with a little witchcraft in the Halloween season further. So get ready to deal with some powerful witches that RealTime Gaming has made sure will give you something to always look forward to.

Bubble Bubble 2 video slot ranks as one of the most popular releases by the company and is designed to create a creepy scene, which is more playful than scary. Do not forget the mischievous soundtrack that accompanies different actions that you perform.

4.     Aladdin’s Wishes

Nothing excites a passionate gambler as playing Aladdin’s Wishes. The five reels, 20 paylines slot machine has the enchanting magic of wishes that Aladdin receives from his loyal Genie. The RTG slot machine brings to life the classic tale of Aladdin, comprising all the exciting features of a game of its kind.

There are plenty of magical features, including the wild symbol represented by the Aladdin icon. The wild can substitute all other symbols to form a winning combination. However, it does not substitute the scatter represented by the Magic Lamp. Whenever Aladdin forms the winning combination, your overall payout gets doubled. Aladdin will only form on reels 2, 3, and 4.

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5.     Achilles

In every person, there exists an Achilles tendon. Created from the Greek warrior by the same name, the game seeks to relive how this hero fought in the Trojan War to keep his country safe. The game Achilles is set before the death of this hero when his strength was at its peak. Thus, you can be sure you are taking part in one of the most competitive games that will have you seated on the edge of your seat.

Achilles himself is the wild symbol and substitutes the other symbols to create a winning combination. Achilles is your highest paying symbol and can earn you as much as 10,000x the bet when five of these symbols land on the reels. This reward requires you to place the maximum bet.

6.     777

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The slot machine 777 is unique in the sense that it features one payline and three reels, making it a little different from a regular video slot. Playing this game reminds you of the traditional good feeling of slots that have a retro design. It triggers the nostalgic hold feature that fans of brick-and-mortar casinos have become used to.

The 777 online slot machine is centered around willingly taking a major risk for a worthy reward. Luckily, the stake levels have been designed to accommodate the needs of different players. You can choose to play at normal, high, or super. Go for whatever suits you, but remember to consider your bankroll for more gameplays.

7.     5 Wishes

If you loved Aladdin’s Wishes slot machine, here is another tweak to the game that gives you something to always look forward to. The 5 Wishes slot machine entails a land-based genie that you will watch as they transform your games into paying symbols.

The 5 Wishes slot game is among the latest releases by RealTime Gaming that has proven worth your time as an enthusiastic player. The game is played on five reels, as is the case with most slot machines. However, in regards to paylines, the player has more freedom on how they would like to proceed. You can adjust your paylines between 1 and 25. There is also a 2500x prize jackpot that you can stand to win.

7.     5 Cleopatra’s Gold

Cleopatra’s Gold slot machine is designed based on an Egyptian theme and tends to take a different approach than what other slots have done with this theme.However, it is worth noting that even though this is not a unique theme to RTG, the gaming software provider does a good job of introducing features that will keep you playing.

Playing Cleopatra’s Gold gives you an appealing traditional feeling of the best RTG slot games that is simple and does not have complicated graphics. The five reels and 25 paylines game has wild multipliers, and you can potentially get free spins. Some of the symbols to look out for include Egyptian Jewels, the Eye of Horus, Cleopatra herself, and the Pyramids.

8.     Diamond Fiesta

Just as the name indicates, Diamond Fiesta sets you on the path to join the party to take home some great winnings. Played on five reels and 50 fixed paylines, the Mexican-themed slot machine has a soundtrack that keeps you excited in the gameplay. It also has some huge progressives that you would want to be part of.

You do not need to pay to start playing Diamond Fiesta because there is a free version available on demo mode. As you ready to hit the play button, ensure that you read the terms for a seamless gaming experience.

9.     Dragon Orb

The talk about dragons has always excited humans owing to its rarity. For starters, no one has had the privilege to see dragons in real life. Thus, Dragon Orb gives you the opportunity to interact with what you never have. It is similar to interacting with the dragons in Game of Thrones in a way that has never been done before.

Playing with the Chinese dragons is a symbol of luck and prosperity as opposed to just showcasing your powers. Whether you are a high-roller or a low-roller, this slot game promises to meet your needs. That’s because its wagering levels are designed to cater to the needs of different players.

Double Ya Luck

10.     Double Ya Luck

 

Just as the name indicates, Double Ya Luck seeks to explore how lucky you can get. It boasts of a captivating progressive jackpot. This means you always have something to look out for even when your first gameplay does not go as you had desired.

The slot machine is packed with dozens of bonus features and will keep you excited to play since it has the familiarity and fun of a traditional game. If you are bent on winning the progressive jackpot, then make sure that you meet its minimum betting requirements and keep your fingers crossed for a chance to win.

11.     Cash Bandits

No better name could be more befitting to this slot machine than what it has been allocated. Cash Bandits sets you on a mission to steal from the cops and get tantalizing rewards. In addition, players win various prizes for performing many other activities like getting guns, racing police cars, and robbing banks. And if you have what it takes, you could strike the Vault Feature that triggers four vaults for winning as many as 90 free games and exciting prize multipliers.

The good thing about this game is that it does not cost you to join the criminal ranks while playing it at a USA online casino. You can start with as low as $0.01.

To wrap up, these are not the only games that RealTime Gaming has in store for you. The gaming software company has heavily invested in the gambling world and has something for everyone.

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Interview with Actress Bianca D’Ambrosio

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Inspiration for Becoming an Actress

1.   How long have you been an actress?

“I began acting when I was three years old recurring on Daytime Drama Series THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS playing Summer Newman. This is where I fell in love with acting, and the rest is history.”

2.     Who/what inspired you to become an actress?

“I continue to be inspired by so many incredible actors in this industry—Jodie Comer, Zendaya and Scarlett Johansson.”

3.     Do you prefer acting in movies or television shows?

“I love them both so much!  What I love most about acting in movies is there’s more flexibility with adlibs. What I enjoy most about working on television shows is watching my character develop over time.” 

The acting process explained 

4.     Which types of acting do you feel you are most suited for?

“I wouldn’t say I’m most suited for any specific role as I feel that I’m a well-rounded actress and enjoy playing a wide variety of roles.  From comedy for Nickelodeon to Criminal Minds I enjoy all opportunities given to me.”

 5. What is the first thing you do to research and approach a role?

“For me, I study the script and review it several times. Then I look up the director to see what other things they have worked on. If it is a television show, I will watch some episodes to see the tone of the show.”

6.     Did you always know you wanted to be an actress?

“Yes, and to be a director !!  That’s all I ever want to do.”

7.     Have you ever gotten starstruck by any of the actors/actresses you have met and/or worked with?

“Recently, I worked with Elizabeth Banks whose work I admire tremendously. Her ability to work as both an actress and director is something I’m in awe of, as I also hope to do both in the future.”

The Challenges of being an Actress

8.     Describe your most challenging role to date.

“Definitely, Frankie! I play her on the Daytime Emmy winning Series , THE BAY and spin off yA.   Frankie goes through a lot of emotional ups and downs throughout both shows. I have to dig deep into my emotions to bring her character to life.”

9.     Do you find it more challenging or comforting to have an identical twin sister in the same field as you?

“My sister is my best friend and biggest supporter. It’s comforting to have someone understand the ups and downs of this business going through it with me. I couldn’t imagine it being any other way.” 

 10.  How were you discovered for “Call Jane,” and can you elaborate on the casting process?

“Every casting is different; however, this audition was done via self-tape, which has become the new normal due to COVID.”

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How Playing Online Bingo can Improve Your Brain Power

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Today we want to explain how playing bingo can improve your brain power. There is a certain connection between playing games and honing certain skills. From an early age, children play with each other and alone, an activity that stimulates creativity, develops skills and improves brain power. It comes as no surprise that we keep playing games as adults, even though the nature of the game changes. Bingo is a shining example of how does can get immersed into a fun activity that appeals to their natural sense of competition.

Improve brainpower while having fun

We usually have to choose between entertaining activities and those that have a certain benefit to our health and skills. Every now and then we get lucky to do something that helps us hit two birds with one stone. Bingo is such an example of a game that is immensely entertaining while also helping us better ourselves. It has been around for hundreds of years and it was particularly useful during times of economic struggles. This fun game has the merit of keeping players entertained with minimal costs.

For most of the time the game was played in brick-and-mortar locations where people come together for the sake of playing but also to interact with their friends. Since things have moved online, there is just as much enthusiasm for the game of bingo. Certain changes have occurred, but it is still possible to interact with your peers through the live chat. The fun of playing bingo online is that you don’t have to leave your house and you can try the game for free.

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Using the computer or handheld device when browsing the Internet is no longer a challenge for modern people. It is still an activity that helps people improve their mental acuity and boost the cerebral activity. Just like any other competitive game it will keep people entertained and excited, while also satisfying their need for healthy competition. Compared to other forms of gambling, it doesn’t pose the serious risk of addiction, so players enjoy the best of both worlds.

A ward against cognitive disorders

The first and obvious benefit of playing bingo is that your brain is stimulated to work overtime. The game improves the thinking capacity, which is a serious problem for the elderly. As we grow older, our mental acuity deteriorates and it’s important to keep the brain cells stimulated. Bingo is effective because it encourages the cells to process information and then recall specific memories. Since it is not a big challenge, it won’t overwhelm people who are already struggling with old age.

When playing bingo online people will often use popular online bingo comparison portals like the BingoSites.co.uk website, but also in brick-and-mortar locations the game improves reaction times and helps with reflexes. It is not the only game that has this positive impact, but it is one of the few that is fun to play in the company of others. In the long run, it acts as a ward against some of the worst cognitive disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Best Casinos in Ireland

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Today we want to talk about the best casinos in Ireland. There are a number of quality casinos that can be visited when in Ireland, with many having been considered amongst some of the very best to visit for the ultimate experiences possible.

Whilst many have turned to online casinos and playing games on their mobile devices and tablets, it can be argued that there is no better experience than visiting a traditional brick-and-mortar establishment as they provide those who do with feelings that even a new casino online Ireland has to offer may struggle to do.

These are just some of the best casinos in Ireland that can be visited where players can play a few of their favorite and classic table games and slot machines possible.

Macau Sporting Club

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Located in the city of Cork, Ireland has one of their Macau Sporting Club casinos available to punters which can provide them with the ultimate experience when they visit it. That is not to say that the establishment in Dublin is not just as good, however the one in the south of the country provides an additional excuse of heading to the bottom of the nation.

There is a large selection of games to play at the Macau Sporting Club, with classic table games such as poker and blackjack, as well as roulette all on offer to play. Furthermore, there are several great amenities available, such as top restaurants.

Fitzpatrick’s Casino

Those that visit Limerick will be able to make the most of the best casinos in the country as they will be able to experience the Fitzpatrick Casino Group’s establishment. Again, they also have one in the capital, but the casino based in Limerick is arguably better.

There are different games available to choose from, with a huge variation of classics and modern games all on offer.

Indeed, visitors to the Fitzpatrick’s Casino will know that they can enjoy the best experiences as the group were named the Irish Casino Awards winner for four years in a row between 2015 and 2018.

The Sporting Emporium

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Of course, Dublin is a major tourist destination for a number of reasons and one of them needs to be because of the Sporting Emporium. The casino, which has been heavily influenced by sports, was founded in 2005 and continues to provide the ultimate experiences in the capital.

The casino has an authentic and genuine feel to it in regard to the way it has been designed, whilst visitors will also notice that there has been a great blend of tradition and modernisation. There are all the best games available to play, as well as a plethora of sports bets that can be placed, as well.

Caesar’s Casino

Galway is home to the Caesar’s Casino and will provide those in Ireland with a top casino experience when they visit the establishment. There are different games that can be played when at this casino, whilst there is also one of the biggest bingo halls in the country where players are able to play the ever-popular game for as long as they wish!

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The Unlikely Return Of ZZ Top

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The unlikely return of ZZ Top. It’s hard to think of a band more uniquely American than ZZ Top. The subject matter of almost all of their songs is distinctly American. Their sound is American. Even the way they dress is American. They’ve been representing American rock music since the late 1960s – and they’re not done yet. After a break of almost a decade, the band is preparing to record and release its sixteenth studio album. According to founder member Billy Gibbons, “the last laugh is yet to be heard.”

Almost everybody reading this article will have heard of ZZ Top, even if they can’t name any of the band’s greatest hits. Allow us to refresh your memory if you’re struggling. ZZ Top is the band that gave us “Gimme All Your Lovin,” Sharp Dressed Man,” “Rough Boy,” and their unique cover of “Viva Las Vegas.” They’ve been around since 1969 and are well known for being “the band with the beards.” The irony of that statement has always been that the only member of ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is the drummer, whose name is Frank Beard.

The unlikely return of ZZ TopThe band was prolific during its early years. ZZ Top’s first album, imaginatively and literally entitled “ZZ Top’s First Album,” was released in 1971. “Rio Grande Mud” came a year later, with “Tres Hombres” following the year after that. Then there was a two-year gap to “Fandango” in 1975 and a three-year gap between 1976’s “Tejas” and 1979’s “Deguello.” After that, things began to slow down. ZZ Top released only three albums in the 1980s and four in the 1990s. Since the turn of the century, they’ve released just two – “Mescalero” in 2003 and “La Futura” in 2012. All three of the band’s permanent members are now in their early 70s and could be forgiven for retiring. In fact, most fans probably assumed that they already had. Like the UK’s Rolling Stones, though, ZZ Top appears to want to carry on forever. Nine years on from “La Futura,” their as-yet-untitled sixteenth album should be with us before the end of 2021.

For Billy Gibbons, this will be the busiest year he’s had in decades. While the members of ZZ Top may not have recorded together in some time, all three of them have remained active in music to a greater or lesser degree. Gibbons is about to release a solo album called “Hardware,” for which he’s just released the single “My Lucky Card.” The album itself will be released through Concord on July 4th. It’s Gibbons’ third solo album, with his previous effort coming out in 2018 under the name “The Big Bad Blues.” This is the first time he’s attempted to release a solo album and a ZZ Top album within the same year. Quite how he intends to handle touring duties for the albums is unclear, although it’s entirely possible he could play songs from both recordings at the same performances. It’s to be assumed that the majority of ZZ Top’s fans will also buy Gibbons’ work.

We should perhaps have known something was going on with ZZ Top when new licensed products and merchandise began to appear earlier this year. Aside from the usual run of t-shirts, ZZ Top has decided to become the latest classic rock band to try their hand at releasing an official online slots game. From Alice Cooper to Jimi Hendrix and Megadeth, many of the band’s contemporaries have found that releasing “jukebox” games to online slots websites has turned into a lucrative side project. The official “ZZ Top – Roadside Riches” online slots game is currently scheduled to be released to slots sites like Rose Slots CA in mid-August 2021. We don’t have any significant detail about the slot this far ahead of its release, but if it’s anything like the slots we’ve seen from Guns n’ Roses and all the rest, it will be a feature-heavy attraction with high bonuses and a selection of the band’s greatest hits playing in the background to keep you spinning. It’s likely that virtual versions of the band will appear in the slot too. With revenue from recorded music lower than ever before because of the tiny fraction of profits bands receive from streaming, new ideas like this help to keep the bills paid.

While we can’t tell you anything specific about the band’s online slots game, is there anything we can tell you about the album? The answer to that question is “yes,” but sadly, not very much. In interviews, Gibbons has said that the recording process has already started. Most of the songs that will appear on it were originally written for “Hardware,” but Gibbons felt that they weren’t a good fit for his solo work and would sound better with the whole band. While he’s aiming for a late 2021 release and hasn’t experienced any issues with the process thus far, he’s not ruled out the possibility that it might slip into early 2022. Even if it does, that’s only a little over six months away. Having waited almost ten years for a new ZZ Top album, we’re sure fans won’t mind waiting a little longer to get the finished product.

The unlikely return of ZZ Top
Rock and roll was once thought to be a young person’s game, but that isn’t the case any longer. There’s a lack of high-profile rock bands coming through the ranks at the moment, so we still look to the stars of the past for entertainment. It’s apparent that so long as ZZ Top, The Who, the Rolling Stones, and Guns n’ Roses still feel able to set foot on a stage and entertain us, they’re going to keep doing so. You can add KISS to that list, too. The face-painted rockers have promised everyone that the tour they’re playing now will be the last one they ever do – but they’ve told us that before! From the Eagles to Aerosmith and even a version of the Beach Boys, the sounds of the 60s and 70s are still there to be experienced if you’re prepared to go out and find them. They can’t last forever, so enjoy them while you can!

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Dale Resteghini’s Controversial Project “CRACKA” to be released exclusively on Vyre Network for June 19th

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Director Dale Resteghini is shaking up both the industry and the world with his mind bending, alternate history project. CRACKA was Inspired by his disgust in the rise of white supremacy within the last few years. Dale took it upon himself to create the jaw dropping project to push back at the entire situation of racism through media. 
 
A present-day white supremacist is mysteriously transported back into an alternate past where African Americans rule the land and whites are enslaved. 

 
Full of painfully rich, historical broad strokes of history, CRACKA drops us into the black and white mystique of slavery, with hopes to strengthen the outlook of pointless bigotry that is still haunting us today, 401 years later.
 
Co-writer Kevin D. Young, gives an absolutely brutally honest, in-depth look and new meaning to life, love, liberty, and justice for all. By using present day situations, blending daily headlines and adding a historical twist, the project is simply holding up a mirror for others to accept the history of America then, and the state of America now. 
 
Dale Resteghini, also known as ‘Rage’ in the realm of music videos, has directed more music videos than anyone else in the industry. He has achieved nominations from both MTV and BET over years and nearly 10 billion views from his creative works with major artists. His iconic resume includes names like Ice Cube, DMX, Guns N Roses, Dipset, Busta Rhymes, Three 6 Mafia, Teyana Taylor, Lil Baby, Hitmaka, Keke Palmer, Lil Kim, Yo Gotti, TI, Snoop, DJ Khaled, John Legend, DJ Drama, Lil Jon, Jada Kiss, Trina, Sizzla, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Quavo, Tory Lanez, The Game, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Nicky Minaj, Soulja Boy, Lil Kim, Rick Ross, Method Man, Akon, Keyshia Cole, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Tyga, Ty Dolla, RZA, Flo Rida and hundreds of others. 
 
Joining Executive Producers Antony Martini, Rob Garcia and Kim Resteghini are acclaimed author and activist Piper Monique Dellums, and singer/writer Tish Hyman, who curated the music and soundtrack. 
 
Vyre Network represents a visually driven culture, from millennials to generations X, Y, and Z. Vyre distributes a wide range of entertainment that allows popular culture to express themselves as consumers and creators without boundaries. This includes original shows, feature films, short films, music videos, and exclusive live events. Vyre Network is available FREE for download globally on Apple TVRokuAmazon Fire StickAndroid, iPhone, and the web.
 
CRACKA will premier exclusively on Vyre Network on June 19th. 

Why Italy Should Win the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest?

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Why Italy Should Win the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest? Eurovision week is upon us again with the semi-finals already well underway. But as the remaining entries battle it out to qualify for the 2021, there is already one entry that has got everybody talking.

Italy have not won Eurovision since their second triumph way back in 1990 but their long wait for victory could about to be over thanks to their latest entry entitled ‘Zitti E Buoni’ and performed by Maneskin. The bookies also rate their chances and have them as favorites in the latest Eurovision odds just ahead of Malta. Here’s why we think the band from Rome should take top spot in this year’s competition.

 

Who Are They?

Maneskin are a four-piece band who have all known each other since school. They are led by singer Damiano, with Victoria (bass), Thomas (guitar) and Ethan (drums) completing the line-up. They have been playing together since 2015 and are known for their diverse musical influences drawing on many genres include rock, pop, punk and rap. Oh, and in case you are wondering, the name means ‘moonlight’ in Danish, the native language of bass player Victoria.

Why They Should Win

The first word that springs to mind when describing Maneskin’s entry is ‘energy’. While some other entries (we’re looking at you UK) are pleasant enough but ultimately fall flat, Italy’s entry is just bursting with intensity and raw power. The song grabs you from the first beat and doesn’t let go. During the first 30 seconds, the band lures into the song with irresistible charm and once you’re inside, there’s no escape until the final chord rings out. The song never quite strays into novelty territory retaining just enough edge that you can enjoy it without feeling guilty.

If that’s not enough to convince you, just check out their performance and costumes. The band don’t just sound great, they also look amazing. The make-up, the clothes and the attitude all epitomize the spirit of Eurovision, which was taken to new levels by Finnish group Lordi in 2006.

 

It’s no surprise Maneskin are already a popular band in their home county as they look totally at ease on the stage and just ooze charisma. When they sing “Siamo fuori di testa, ma diversi da loro” (we are out of our minds, but different from them), you just know they mean it.

The Competition

Italy face some tough competition despite being the favorites. Just behind them in the winning odds Eurovision 2021 list are Malta at 4/1 after storming through the first semi-final with their entry ‘Je Me Casse’ by Destiny. Also well fancied are Thursday’s semi-finalists Gjon’s Tears who will be performing ‘Tout l’Univers’. All three songs represent different styles but all have the quality that makes them stand out amongst the entries.

With the UK’s entry amongst the favorites the finish last despite James Newman’s strong pedigree as a songwriter, we’ll need someone else to cheer on and this year, we are throwing our support behind Italy.

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