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7 of the Most Bizarre Casino Superstitions



Casinos are places of chance, where you can find a variety of games to suit your playing preferences. Amidst the clinking of coins and the shuffling of cards, a rich tapestry of superstitions weaves through the hearts and minds of many gamers.

These superstitions, ranging from the peculiar to the outright bizarre, reveal the lengths to which people will go within their favourite games, whether that be at a physical casino or a live casino online. Here, we explore seven of the most unusual casino superstitions.

  1. Blowing on the dice

One of the most popular casino superstitions involves blowing on the dice before a roll in a game of craps. This ritual, often romanticised in movies, is believed to bring success and ensure the best outcomes. However, “luck” doesn’t exist in casino games, as all of these games are based on chance. Some even take it a step further, asking a friend to blow on the dice for them, believing that this will make them succeed even more, but this is not the case in reality.

  1. Special clothing

Many players are known to wear specific pieces of clothing or accessories that they believe will help them succeed within a game. This can range from wearing a particular colour to donning a pair of “lucky” underwear. Some players swear by wearing the same outfit every time they visit the casino, regardless of how worn out it might be, convinced that this has helped them within a game. Again, due to the chance-based nature of these games, unfortunately, this doesn’t actually work.

  1. Avoiding the number 13

The number 13 is universally known as an “unlucky” number, and this superstition extends into the casino environment. Many casinos exclude the 13th floor from their buildings, and some even avoid having a table with the number 13 on it. Players themselves may steer clear of betting on the number 13 in games like Roulette to follow this superstition.

  1. Crossing legs

Crossing your legs while gaming is considered a bad omen by some. The superstition holds that crossing your legs crosses out your “luck”, preventing you from success, but it’s important to remember that “luck” is just a concept.

  1. Entering the casino with your right foot

In some cultures, stepping into the casino with your right foot first is another superstition for success. Players adhering to this belief will make a conscious effort to ensure that their first step into the casino is on the right foot, setting the tone for their games. Again, this does not affect your gaming outcome.

  1. Special charms

Carrying “lucky charms” is a widespread practice among casino players – they can be anything from a four-leaf clover to more personalised items like a ring given by a loved one. Players believe that these objects carry protective powers or good fortune, and having them close by while playing can influence the outcome of the games in their favour. This is a harmless superstition but again, all games are random, so these cannot affect the outcome.

  1. Touching wood

The phrase ‘knock on wood’ has transcended verbal expression into a physical superstition for some. In a casino setting, players might touch or tap the wooden part of a table before making a bet or spinning the Roulette wheel – the last of the superstitions in this list that also won’t change the outcome of a game.

Superstitions in casinos are so varied and add an extra layer of intrigue to the gaming experience. Whether it’s blowing on dice, avoiding the number 13, or another one on this, these bizarre superstitions make the gaming landscape even more fascinating.

However, it’s vital to remember that no superstitions can affect your success rates within a game. As all games are based on chance and many have a Random Number Generator (RNG) to ensure randomness, superstitions do not have any power over your game, but do you have any superstitions?


My View: Lucie Arnaz Gloriously Finishes Her “Job” at 54 Below



Lucie Arnaz concluded her “job” at 54 Below last night as she entranced a celebrity filled audience during the final night of her show titled “ I Got The Job”.   From beginning to end she garnered multiple ovations from an audience that included, Norm Lewis, Linda Purl, Murphy Cross, Paul Kreppel, Bill Hutton, Jamie deRoy, Rolanda Watts, Ken Fallin, MOIPEI, and many others.




















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Ken Fallin’s Broadway: Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes



Patti Lupone is on a roll. Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes will be released digitally on July 19, and on CD on August 30, from Center Stage Records. Her first new studio album since 2006, the Grammy Award winner’s new double album can be pre-ordered now at Amazon and, and the digital album can be pre-saved at

Never say never, LuPone also returns to Broadway in The Roommate  this fall. It’s been more than two years since LuPone tweeted “Quite a week on Broadway, seeing my name being bandied about. Gave up my Equity card; no longer part of that circus. Figure it out.”

The three-time Tony Award winner will star opposite none other than Mia Farrow in Jen Silverman’s new play “The Roommate,” directed by Jack O’Brien (“Shucked”). The Roommate will begin previews at the Booth Theatre on 45th Street in late August and then open in mid-September.

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Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe says The 257ft 52 crew Royal Yacht Dannebrog is the mother of all Superyachts



The Royal yacht Dannebrog by H.H. Dr. Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog: My viking father His Highness Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe always said it is a Floating Palace and a true Symbol of Danish Royalty. 

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog is not just a vessel; she is a floating palace, an emblem of Danish heritage, and a cherished symbol of the monarchy. I love to call it the mother of all Superyachts.

Launched in 1932, this majestic ship has served the Danish Royal Family for generations, facilitating official duties, hosting state visits, and providing a private sanctuary for the royals during summer cruises.

Dannebrog, named after the Danish flag, is more than a ship—it’s a maritime ambassador. The yacht’s elegant design, with its classic lines and gleaming white hull, exudes timeless sophistication. Inside, the royal apartments are adorned with exquisite furnishings and decor, reflecting the rich history and traditions of the Danish monarchy.

For over nine decades, Dannebrog has been the setting for countless memorable moments in Danish history. It has hosted dignitaries from around the world, witnessed royal weddings and christenings, and served as a platform for cultural exchange and diplomacy. The yacht’s quarterdeck, with its expansive views of the surrounding waters, has been the stage for official receptions, state dinners, and festive celebrations.

Beyond its ceremonial role, Dannebrog also serves a practical purpose. It is equipped with modern navigation and communication systems, allowing it to function as a floating command center during official visits and crises. The yacht also participates in surveillance and sea rescue operations, demonstrating the Royal Family’s commitment to maritime safety and security.

Life onboard Dannebrog is a unique blend of tradition and modernity. The crew, carefully selected from the Danish Navy, are highly skilled professionals dedicated to ensuring the smooth operation of the yacht and the comfort and safety of the royal passengers. They uphold the naval traditions and protocols that have been passed down through generations, while also embracing modern technologies and practices.

For the Royal Family, Dannebrog is a cherished home away from home. It offers a private retreat where they can relax, reconnect, and escape the pressures of public life. The yacht’s spacious cabins, comfortable lounges, and elegant dining rooms provide a tranquil setting for family gatherings, informal meetings, and quiet reflection.

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog is not just a symbol of the Danish monarchy; it’s a symbol of Denmark itself. It embodies the nation’s maritime heritage, its commitment to tradition and innovation, and its unwavering support for the royal family. As Dannebrog sails into the future, it will continue to serve as a floating palace, a symbol of national pride, and a testament to the enduring legacy of the Danish monarchy. My father Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe, son of Princess Feodora of Denmark my grandmother, loved the time he spent on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog and she truly is more stunning then any other Superyacht built will ever be. His Majesty King Frederik, Her Majesty Queen Mary, Crown Prince Christian and Princess Isabella of Denmark are blessed to have the most luxurious, precious and special Superyacht in the world. A Royal beauty and floating palace with a priceless value…

Yacht Facts:

Displacement 1,238 t (1,218 long tons)
Length 78.43 m (257 ft 4 in)
Beam 10.4 m (34 ft 1 in)
Height 32 m (105 ft 0 in)
Draft 3.62 m (11 ft 11 in)
  • 2 × B&W Alpha Diesel engines, type 6T23L-KVO, 870 hp (640 kW) each
  • 3 × Scania diesels, type DI12 62M 326 hp (240 kW) each
Speed 13.5 knots (15.5 mph; 25.0 km/h)
Range 3,600 nmi (6,700 km)


9 officers & 43 men of the Royal Danish Navy


* Prince Mario-Max zu Schaumburg-Lippe is the son of Her Highness Princess Antonia zu Schaumburg-Lippe and His Highness Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe. His Grandmother is Her Royal Highness Princess Feodora of Denmark.

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A Weekend In The Hamptons With Holistic Health Fair, Store Opening, Oyster Farms and Art Party



Every weekend in The Hampton’s it’s not what to do, but which to do. We decided to join Cristina G Cuomo’ s Purist for its third annual health fair in Southampton and experience the best in wellness. From top concierge practitioners of Eastern and Western modalities, to clean beauty, sustainability and nutrition, this was one terrific event to attend.

This year’s participants included: Boiron, Ecotone New York, Flyte, Bellantz, Cancer Culture, Rejuvenation Health, reactIVate, STANDwellness, Boxed Water, Biography, Post House, Cocoon and Hive, Mrs Momma Bear Workwear, Juice Press, evolvetogether, Figaro Apothecary, Hamptons Aromatherapy, Tahuu Chocolates, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Filienna Filigree Jewelry, Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart, The Erickson Method, bySILKE, Dr. Lea Lis, and  Happy Coffee by Robert Downey Jr. 

One of our favorite things was flyte. I have been wanting to create a floating Orgone and this just may be part of my answer. They also had a bed that vibrated to music and heals, that was highly effective.

I also loved the infra red light therapy by STANDwellness, the energizing clothing by Cocoon and Hive, CBD Chocolates by Tahuu Chocolates. The crystals and healing modality by Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart and the amazing massage by Linda. Thank-you as my shoulder was really in pain.

Next onto BIBA’s store opening with Ilene looking fabulous, with the store’s manager. BIBA, has returned to the East End to showcase its collections, featuring an eclectic melange of clothing from both local and European designers. During the years of 1995 to 2010, BIBA held locations in East Hampton and Southampton Village, and has continued to serve customers in South Florida, with a Delray Beach location, ever since. Now open in Southampton Village, BIBA is frequented by celebrities, visitors, and locals alike, and aims to bring a VIP shopping experience to all. Snowbirds can rejoice knowing the store will have locations in both Southampton and South Florida.

John Nicolas, of Mudford Farms in East Hampton Shuckers, grows oysters and populates the waters to clean and make a healthier water and a healthier dish by filtering the water in the biggest way he knows how. Currently incubating about 1 million oysters in this facility alone.

Finally Rick Friedman and his wife is Cindy Lou through a fabulous art party with fireworks, a band and of course art.

All photo’s by Roger Sichel

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Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe the Prince of AI and the Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Live from Hollywood



Steven Calcote and H.H. Dr. Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe

H.H. Dr. Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe at the Television Academy (Emmy’s) Member event about AI 

Our fabulous Television Academy Governors Eric Shamlin and Christina Lee Storm (The Emmy’s) invited me to a fabulous AI gathering. What a treat as media producer and member of the Television Academy to experience the newest AI updates AND see samples of productions by the elite panel moderated by Steven Calcote, Partner and Director of Butcher Bird Studios, consisting of Rachel Joy Victor, Co-Founder of, Edgar Dawson-Taylor from CG Pro and Jagger Waters the Founder of WorkFLOW. Butcher Bird Studios in Glendale provided the perfect setting for the event.

My question what makes AI good was unisono answered: Not visible. If you can not detect AI was used it was done right. It reminded me of great CGI when I produce, its not visible and does not flash.

Steven Calcote and H.H. Dr. Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, the Prince of AI

H.H. Dr. Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, the Prince of AI at Butcher Bird Studios

AI is no longer just a futuristic concept in television production; it’s a reality reshaping the industry from script to screen. Artificial intelligence is weaving itself into the fabric of how we create, produce, and even consume TV content.

For content creators, AI offers a wealth of tools to streamline and enhance their work. Scriptwriters can now turn to AI for brainstorming, plot suggestions, and even dialogue options, accelerating the writing process and providing fresh inspiration. AI-powered video generation can conjure realistic visual effects, animated sequences, and entire scenes, potentially cutting down on costly and time-consuming physical production. Even voice acting is being revolutionized, with AI capable of generating eerily convincing synthetic voices, offering flexibility and cost savings in casting and dubbing.

In the production process itself, AI is making its presence felt in various ways. AI-driven cameras are becoming smarter, automatically tracking subjects, adjusting focus, and even suggesting shot compositions. This liberates human operators to concentrate on the creative nuances of their craft. Editing is also getting a boost from AI algorithms, which can analyze footage, pinpoint key moments, and propose edits based on factors like pacing, emotion, and storytelling principles. The realm of special effects is being transformed, with AI-powered tools creating photorealistic visuals, such as seamlessly adding or removing objects from scenes, enhancing backgrounds, and even manipulating the appearance of actors.

AI’s impact doesn’t stop at the production studio. It’s also changing how content is distributed and personalized for viewers. Recommendation algorithms, powered by AI, analyze viewer behavior and preferences to serve up tailored content suggestions, driving engagement and retention. Accessibility is also being enhanced, with AI capable of generating subtitles, captions, and audio descriptions in real time, making content more inclusive for diverse audiences. Additionally, AI’s translation and dubbing capabilities are opening up new global markets for TV productions.

While the benefits of AI in television production are undeniable, the industry also faces challenges and ethical considerations. The automation of certain tasks may displace jobs traditionally held by humans, requiring a reevaluation of skills and workforce development. The use of AI-generated content raises questions about authenticity, ownership, and the potential for misuse. Furthermore, biases present in AI algorithms can perpetuate existing inequalities in content creation and recommendation.

As AI continues to evolve, the television industry must navigate this changing landscape carefully, embracing the opportunities while mitigating the risks. By doing so, it can harness the power of AI to usher in a new era of creativity, efficiency, and personalization, ultimately enriching the viewing experience for audiences worldwide.

The man of the year for AI is definitely Jensen Huang. The 100 Billion Dollar CEO of NVIDIA. Here his impressive educational background and career trajectory:


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE): Oregon State University (1984)
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE): Stanford University (1992)


  • LSI Logic: Worked as a microprocessor designer.
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): Served as a microprocessors designer.
  • NVIDIA: Founded in 1993 and has been the CEO ever since.

Additional Accomplishments and Recognition:

  • Named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
  • Recognized as the world’s best CEO by Fortune, the Economist, and Brand Finance
  • Received numerous awards, including the Robert N. Noyce Award and the IEEE Founder’s Medal
  • Awarded honorary doctorate degrees

* Dr. Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe is a working Royal, German Prince and LA based media producer and host for live and television broadcasts.


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