Thu. Jun 30th, 2022

Betty Cox

With the kids back in school and the holiday season quickly approaching, now is an excellent time to start shopping for the special people in your life. If you have any crafters on your shopping list, you already know that finding the perfect gift for them is no easy task. There are  several factors to consider: their skill level, what types of projects they enjoy and their personal style. It’s also hard to find something that strikes the perfect balance between functional and thoughtful. Plus, most handcrafters already have tons of supplies that are just waiting to be used, and you don’t want to give them something that only adds to the clutter.

The good news is that from shimmering diamond art kits to monthly subscription boxes made specifically for creative folks, there are plenty of fabulous gifts that the hobbyist in your life is sure to love. And giving …

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There’s no doubt about it – nowadays, the WordPress CMS (Content Management System) is an essential platform to any business website. Back in the day, WordPress was mostly a blogging platform, but it’s evolved so much over the years to become a platform for business websites, portfolios, and even small social networks. Its framework is SEO optimized and highly customizable by anyone with PHP, CSS, HTML, and/or little jQuery/Javascript knowledge.

What’s great about the WP platform is that it’s backed by a huge and active community, and is therefore constantly updated with the latest internet technology like HTML5, CSS3, and Responsiveness. Because of this large online support, there are over 20,000 plugins available, ranging from social media widgets to fancy visual sliders. In this article we’ll go over 3 essential WordPress plugins that can help socialize your blog or site.

ShareThis is an essential plugin for anyone that wants …

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I put a $100 bill on the crap layout and immediately thereafter, the three rolled making me an instant loser. It is not the poor timing I am complaining about, but what I actually wanted was change for my hundred as I am normally a $5, pass line bettor. My question is, are not dealers automatically supposed to exchange my money into chips? Jay M.

Depends, Jay, on where you put your $100 on the layout. Was it directly on the pass line? It is important because the old adage “money lays, it plays” is a cliche that can play–and pay–the casino.


True, some casinos automatically change you up into gaming tokens whether you put your hard-earned money on the layout or the pass line, but the word to notice here is “some.”


In many casinos, putting paper currency on the pass line indicates to the dealer that …

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It’s a pretty good time to be a Korean football fan. Qualification for the World Cup was expected but still welcome for all concerned. But what is really getting people excited are the ‘Two Parks’ – Park Ji-sung and Park Chu-young.– the hottest properties in Asian football.

Park ji-sung


The older of the two, Ji-sung, has just joined Manchester United in a $7.4 million deal; one that thrusts the shy Suwon native stumbling onto one of the brightest stages on the planet.


Manchester United is the biggest and richest sports franchise in the world, have fans from Auckland to Argentina, have lifted the English title eight times in the past thirteen years and have young players like Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo and will be challenging for titles at home and abroad for years to come.


The 24 year-old will need to use all of his, not …

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Online gambling is red hot. Every week two or three new online casinos open for business. This week, for example, it’s SpeedBet and Aspinalls, just to name two.

But when it comes to Internet casinos “newer” doesn’t necessarily mean “better”.

Several casinos have faltered at start-up. Take Asian Gamble at, for example. The casino debuted last summer with promising new software only to shut down days later when players found the games bug-ridden. Today, the site has dissappeared entirely.

Other casinos, such as Rated Player, Four Aces Casino, Ascot Casino and Players Fortune, discovered that operating a Web casino wasn’t profitable for them and pulled the plug — without settling player accounts.

Of course, not all new Internet casinos are destined to fail. For example, the aforementioned SpeedBet (powered by Net Entertainment) looks solid. Net Entertainment has already worked out the glitches at CasinoDomain and Cherry Casino. So although …

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Earlier this year Bitcoin policy think tank Coin Center claimed the role of interface to policymakers and regulators, with the publication of a framework for state digital currency regulation. On March 27, Coin Center issued a detailed commentary to New York’s BitLicense, combining measured praise with constructive criticism.


MIT Digital Currency Initiative lead Brian Forde praised the Coin Center commentary, and, in particular, the idea that regulations should strike a middle ground in such a way as to protect both consumers and digital innovators.


“Our mission is to build a better understanding of these technologies and to promote a regulatory climate that preserves the freedom to innovate using blockchain technologies,” says the Coin Center website. “We do this by producing and publishing policy research from respected academics and experts, educating policymakers and the media about blockchain technology, and by engaging in advocacy for sound public policy.”


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New research from independent market analysts Datamonitor reveals that the online and iTV gambling market is set to boom over the next few years. Combined revenues from both in the U.S. and Europe are predicted to grow from an estimated $6.7bn in 2001 to $20.8bn in 2005.


Online gambling: a discrete but massive market


While many B2C sites struggle to get out of the red, online gambling sites are quietly turning comfortable profits. According to Datamonitor, online gambling companies will generate revenues of $6.6bn in 2001. Growth will continue unabated to reach $13.6bn in 2005. The number of online gamblers in Europe and the US will grow from 2.9 million in 2001 to 7.4 million in 2005.


American consumers have rapidly adopted to this new form of Singapore Online Casino gambling and the US is the biggest market. Despite legal uncertainties regarding the legality of …

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Officials could see battle over Internet gambling this year


Terrorism and economic stimulus might be at the top of the congressional agenda, but two familiar topics to the gaming industry — Internet gambling and a proposed ban on college sports betting — are waiting to emerge in 2002.


Two bills aiming to ban Internet gambling in the United States — one introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the other by Rep. James Leach, R-Iowa — were introduced in Congress last year. Both bills are targeted at banning the use of credit cards, electronic transfers and checks at Internet casinos — and both could emerge in 2002, said Rep. John Gibbons, R-Nev.


“It’s going to be a battle,” Gibbons said at an afternoon session of the American Gaming Summit. “Both of them are very strong-willed individuals.”


Few observers give either bill much of a …

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MACAU — The drive-by assassinations and gangland shootouts finally have died down in the former Portuguese enclave of Macau. Now comes the hard part: turning a city famed for gambling, girls and guns into a wholesome family and business travel destination.

The small city, an hour from Hong Kong by high-speed boat, was a Portuguese enclave for 442 years before being handed back to China on December 20, 1999. But locals now jest that the real handover will come at the end of this year. That will be the end of the 39-year casino monopoly run by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau, or STDM, a consortium of Hong Kong and Macau investors and 5%-owned by Hong Kong-listed Shun Tak Holdings Ltd. The monopoly dominates the Macau economy.


Approved in outline in late July, Macau’s legislators are expected to give the final go-ahead to the new legislative framework …

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Faktanya, permainan slot apa pun yang hasilnya tidak acak tidak aman untuk pemain karena itu berarti permainannya tidak adil, dan kasino dapat memanfaatkan ini untuk menipu Anda sebagai pemain.


Sebaliknya, dengan membaca panduan ini, Anda akan …

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