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How To Win More Frequently In Baccarat: A Strategy



Baccarat may be an entertaining card game with many regulations, techniques, and phrases that are difficult to mix up. It is one of the most prevalent games of opportunity in casinos since it is easy to learn and requires little technique. It’s also one of the more intensive and high-stakes card titles available, which implies you have to know precisely what you’re doing when you sit back at the table if you want to move away with the most cash. While there is limited area for technique in Baccarat, you may boost your chances of succeeding by following some simple baccarat tactics guidelines. Baccarat is one of the most prevalent table games on minimum deposit casino sites, and it’s also one of the simplest to learn and play if you grasp the rules and goals.

It only has two potential outcomes: win or lose, and your true goal when playing Baccarat is to win as much cash as feasible with each gamble. If you’re not sure how to play, review these Baccarat tactics before your next game.

Best Baccarat Betting Strategies: Do They Work?

As a little preamble, we’d like to remind you that casino card games always contain some element of chance. Baccarat is no different; no strategy or tip in the universe can help you avoid a bad beat often. Nevertheless, several approaches may just help you tip the chances in your favour enough to make your experience both fun and, perhaps, a little more financially rewarding. Payouts for Baccarat:

  • Player Hand Bets: If the Player’s hand is closer to 9 than the Banker’s hand, you win. It also pays double or evens (1:1). For instance, a $20 stake on the Player’s hand earns you $20, increasing your total payoff to $40.
  • Banker Bets: If you wager on a bank side and its triumphs, you will be awarded evens less the 5% house charge. For instance, if you wager $20 on the Banker and it wins, you will receive $19. In this situation, the house will receive $1 as a royalty.
  • Tie Bets: A tie bet is simply a gamble that the Bank hand and the Player card will have an equal count. A successful tie wager pays out at an 8:1 ratio. So, if you put $20 on a tie and it wins, you will receive $160 in earnings in addition to your original wager of $20.

One thing to keep in mind is that if the result is a tie, which means that neither hand loses or wins, all wagers on the Banker and Player hands will be advanced. You can keep the bet smarter, delete, swap, or reduce/increase the chips.

When Not Using a Strategy, Wager on Bankers

The first piece of advice reiterates what we’ve just learned. Because the Banker’s bet has a fee of approximately 5%, you should avoid it if you are utilising any form of wagering system, whether progressive, flat, or negative.

  • Stick to Banker bets if you want to maximise the inherent 1.06% winning hand, which is already a fairly decent number for making your games more consistent.
  • When deciding on the most acceptable option, you must ask yourself what you are looking for.
  • If you wish to eliminate the house edge and continue wagering on the Banker notwithstanding the fee, this may be your “best alternative.” You are better off using the Player stake for any tactic.

Enter the Tie, a baccarat table pariah who seldom tempts any user to gamble on it. This bet may have looked to be a terrific way to liven up the game when Baccarat was first introduced, but today’s participants know that the Banker wins and the Player permits steadiness. And, sadly, the Tie is only a “push.”

There Will Be No Hot Tables or Fallacies

Often, the most severe technique defects are the ones we assume. Many gamers place their hopes on anything other than objective facts, which might lose them real money. The impression of casualness may have succeeded for James Bond or well-heeled high rollers, but in order to achieve it, you must avoid classic betting misconceptions.

Notable examples comprise “near misses” and the “illusion of control,” in which you believe that if this or that condition is true, you would be able to alter the result of the game. As previously said, Baccarat is a game of chance, and the talent you will discover is determined by how you respond to these unforeseeable conditions.

Have a Good Time, and Take Your Losses in Stride

Even with the most powerful baccarat technique, deficits will occur; what counts is how you respond to a loss. Do you leave the casino or continue to play? In any case, it’s best not to react impulsively. You are not required to double up after a losing bet except if it is part of your wagering strategy. Baccarat should only be played during enjoyable periods. As a prominent safer betting and encourages individuals, once the enjoyment stops, quit. When actual cash is at stake, it is always preferable to plan ahead of time. It may require a little fun, but some individuals like winning.

A budget for your baccarat casino game plan will provide you with direction and concentration. You don’t have to adhere to this limit religiously, but understanding that you have $200 or $300 to play with this month, for instance, will enable you to choose game versions that match your flexibility and means.

Card Counting Might Not Be Worth It

We seldom advise a user to forego a tactic that can increase their odds of winning. Card counting in Baccarat is achievable at ground casinos, but it takes a lot of time and effort to understand, and the overall profit is so slight that it may not be entirely worth your time.

If you want to learn how to count cards in Baccarat, you may always take advantage of this possibility. Just keep in mind that counting cards will not work on online slots because the decks are changed after each deal. Moreover, if you like to gamble in different casino games, it may be useful for you to read about what you need to know about double down in blackjack.

Last Remarks on the Baccarat Game

Baccarat is undoubtedly one of the best online casino table games where folks like you and me have the best opportunity to avoid losing to the casino. Basic technique and understanding that wagers are pointless put you ahead of the ordinary visitor wanting to become rich quickly.

It is a game of luck, just like any other casino game, and even the most tried and proven ideas on Baccarat may go on consecutive losses. Visit your local casino’s Baccarat tables, place your wager on the Banker, sit back, breathe, and appreciate the game!


My View: Clint Holmes Is In Town!



In the golden age of Manhattan night life top vocalists of the day would begin their engagements in venues like The Copa, Latin Quarter, Oak Room, Living Room, and similar glamorous nightspots.  In the same month you might have Jack Jones at the Plaza’s Persian Room, Buddy Greco swinging in the Americana’s Royal Box and Vic Damone headlining the Rainbow Room.  It all created a special kind of entertainment euphoria and excitement in New York City.

When the 54 Below advertisements came out heralding Clint Holmes’ engagement it rekindled that feeling for me.  Clint’s talent and fame have been well established over decades and he’s just the type of performer who makes a town more exciting when he’s appearing in it.  Seeing Clint’s extraordinary performance last night at 54 Below in his  show celebrating Peter Allen, (back to back after being thrilled by Tom Jones at The Beacon and Barry Manilow at Radio City) brought me back to that era of New York’s glittering night life.  What a joy to be in the audience and get that adrenaline rush from legendary performers whose artistry and charisma have not diminished, and are now communicating an even deeper expressiveness and musical eloquence than in their earlier years.

Here are photos from the closing night of Clint Holmes sensational run at 54 Below and an after party hosted by Producer Sunny Sessa saluting Director Will Nunziata, Music Director Michael Orland, guest artists Nikki Renee Daniels and Kelly Clinton- Holmes.




















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Theatre News: Doubt: A Parable, Here Lies Love, Prayer for the French Republic, Eisenhower and Hell’s Kitchen



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Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber will star in a revival of Doubt: A Parable on Broadway. The production is to begin performances next February at the American Airlines Theater.

The new production is produced by the Roundabout Theater Company, and will be directed by Scott Ellis, who has been serving as the nonprofit’s interim artistic director since the death of artistic director Todd Haimes in April.

The play, by John Patrick Shanley, is about a nun who suspects a priest has sexually abused a student at a Catholic school. In 2005, the year it first opened on Broadway, it won both the Pulitzer Prize for drama and the Tony Award for best play; it was later adapted into a film and an opera.

Daly, who will play the nun who serves as the school principal, and Schreiber, who will play the parish priest, are both Tony winners. Daly, is known for her role in  “Cagney & Lacey”. She won the 1990 Tony Award for her portrayal as Mama Rose in the revival of Gypsy. Schreiber, is the star of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.” He won a Tony Award in 2005 for a revival of Glengarry Glen Ross.

Doubt is one of three plays to be staged by Roundabout this coming season. The others are I Need That, a new play  by Theresa Rebek starring Danny DeVito alongside his daughter, Lucy, and Home, a 1979 revival, directed by Kenny Leon, by Samm-Art Williams.

David Byrne, Fatboy Slim and Here Lies Love are causing controversy with their July Broadway debut. The show’s extensive use of prerecorded music has the American Federation of Musicians’ Local 802, up in arms. The Local’s Broadway musical contract stipulate that productions employ 19 live musicians.

In response to the union’s concerns, Byrne and the show’s PR team released a statement on Instagram to lay out the production’s revolutionary format and genre-bending originality. Here Lies Love is not a traditional Broadway musical. The music is drawn outside of the traditional music genre. The performance of the live vocals to pre-recorded, artificial tracks is paramount to its artistic concept. Production has ripped out the seats in the theater and built a dance floor. There is no longer a proscenium stage. The Broadway Theater has been transformed into a nightclub, with every theatergoer immersed in the experience.

Here Lies Love is on Broadway because Broadway must support boundary-pushing creative work. Broadway is also the venue for a well conceived, high-quality show that highlights the valued traditions of specific cultures whose stories have never been on its stages. Here Lies Love does not believe in artistic gatekeepers. Here Lies Love believes in a Broadway for everyone, where new creative forms push the medium and create new traditions and audiences.

I saw Here Lies Love at The Public and not sure what kind of fast talking this is, but this statement rings false and full of how can we cut the costs while sticking it to the audience.

Photo by Murphymade

Prayer for the French Republic, by Joshua Harmon is coming to Broadway this season.This award-winning Off Broadway production played to rave reviews at The Manhattan Theatre Club. The production was the winner of the 2022 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. Broadway performances will begin previews on Tuesday, December 19, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with an official opening night on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. David Cromer directs.

Off Broadway: Tony winner John Rubinstein starts previews June 13 at St. Clement’s in one-man show Eisenhower.

Alicia Keys’ musical Hell’s Kitchen will run at The Public Theater from October 24 – December 10, starring Shoshana Bean. Inspired by Keys’ own life, the new musical features an original score by the 15-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, with a book by Kristoffer Diaz. Hell’s Kitchen will be directed by Michael Greif and choreographed by Camille A. Brown.

Leading the cast will be Maleah Joi Moon as Ali, opposite Bean as Ali’s mother Jersey, with Brandon Victor Dixon as Ali’s father Davis, Chad Carstarphen as Ray, Vanessa Ferguson as Tiny, Crystal Monee Hall as Crystal, Chris Lee as Knuck, Jackie Leon as Jessica, Kecia Lewis as Ali’s piano teacher Miss Liza Jane, Mariand Torres as Maria, and Lamont Walker II as Riq.

Completing the cast are Reid Clarke, Chloe Davis, Nico DeJesus, Timothy L. Edwards, Raechelle Manalo, Sarah Parker, and Niki Saludez, with understudies Badia Farha, Gianna Harris, Onyxx Noel, William Roberson, and Donna Vivino.

The musical is described as a coming-of-age story set in a cramped apartment in the neighborhood of the title near Times Square, where 17-year-old Ali is desperate to get her piece of the New York dream. Ali’s mother is just as determined to protect her daughter from the same mistakes she made. When Ali falls for a talented young drummer, both mother and daughter must face hard truths about race, defiance, and growing up.

The production has set design by Robert Brill, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Gareth Owens, and projection design by Peter Nigrini.


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Countdown to The Tony Awards: Who Will and Who Should Win in Best Performance in a Musical



The countdown is on and the winners of the 2022/2023 season will be announced in a live televised ceremony on Sunday, June 11. 

Here is who we think will win and who should.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical 

The Nominees

Annaleigh Ashford, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sara Bareilles, Into the Woods
Victoria Clark, Kimberly Akimbo
Lorna Courtney, & Juliet
Micaela Diamond, Parade 

This to us is a no brainer … Victoria Clark performance has stood out since she brought Kimberly Akimbo to life off-Broadway in 2021. Though Annaleigh is a terrific performer this is Victoria’s year.

Will Win: Victoria Clark
Should Win: Victoria Clark 

J. Harrison Ghee photo by Marc J. Franklin)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical 

The Nominees

Christian Borle, Some Like It Hot
J. Harrison Ghee, Some Like It Hot
Josh Groban, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Brian d’Arcy James, Into the Woods
Ben Platt, Parade
Colton Ryan, New York, New York 

This is another no brainer J. Harrison Ghee gives a textured layered performance. Ben Platt and Josh Groban cancel each other out, though both are riveting performances.

Will win: J. Harrison Ghee
Should win: J. Harrison Ghee 

Bonnie Milligan photo by Joan Marcus

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical 

The Nominees

Julia Lester, Into the Woods
Ruthie Ann Miles, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Bonnie Milligan, Kimberly Akimbo
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Some Like It Hot
Betsy Wolfe, & Juliet 

Bonnie Milligan took the theatre community by storm in Head Over Heels, but it was not her time. This year Milligan commands the stage and you definitely remember her performance.

Will win: Bonnie Milligan
Should win: Bonnie Milligan 

Alex Newell photo by Matthew Murphy & Evan Zimmerman)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical 

The Nominees

Kevin Cahoon, Shucked
Justin Cooley, Kimberly Akimbo
Kevin Del Aguila, Some Like It Hot
Jordan Donica, Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot
Alex Newell, Shucked 

Many think Alex Newell was snubbed in 2018 for his performance in Once on This Island. Newell gets standing ovations over at Shucked for “Independently Owned” and they are well deserved. Kevin Del Aguila to me was a breath of fresh air and made me love his performance not once, but twice.

Will win: Alex Newell
Should win:Kevin Del Aguila



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National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Summer Soirée With Barry Manilow, Julie Benko, Adam B. Shapiro, Michael Zegen and More



On June 19 the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Summer Soirée at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers is set to impress. Adam B. Shapiro (from the cast of the award winning Fiddler on The Roof in Yiddish), will be the Master of Ceremonies The celebrity address will be by Michael Zegen, co-star of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” with a special performance by Julie Benko, the sensational breakout star of Broadway’s Funny Girl. Benko has joined the cast of Harmony coming to Broadway this fall.

Musical Moments from NYTF’s Upcoming Season including a performance by Danny Kornfeld from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s Broadway Bound New Musical ‘Harmony

The evening will also feature performances from artists who have been part of  NYTF’s stellar productions, including a special appearance by The Mameles, whose singing trio – Maya Jacobson, Raquel Nobile and Jodi Snyder – met while starring in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish.

Throughout the night, attendees also will be treated to performances by: Dani Apple, Joanne H. Borts, Aaron Diskin, Brian Glassman, Sophie Knapp, Annette Ezekiel Kogan, Yosef Kogan, Frank London, Avram Mlotek, Jenny Romaine, Rachel Yucht, Avi Fox-Rosen, Ilya Shneyveys, Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch, and Matt Temkin and the Schechter Bergen Children’s Chorus

Indulge in a delightful cocktail reception followed by an exquisite dinner as you prepare to be dazzled with exclusive previews of musical moments from NYTF’s upcoming 2023-2024 Season.

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Ken Fallin’s Broadway: Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban in Sweeney Todd



Sweeney Todd is a show that thrilled me when I saw the original Broadway production in 1979. The current Broadway production is just as thrilling, with Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban making the roles of Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney Todd their own unique creations. The entire cast is excellent.
I wish I had the time to draw everyone in this terrific production. I consider Sweeney Todd to be the best of all of his greats. Each song is so special.
Here in my drawing, I tried to capture the feeling and atmosphere  that Annaleigh and Josh put on that stage.
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