In the past, brick casinos or games at home with friends would be your only option if you wanted to play casino games like blackjack, poker, roulette and baccarat. However, things have definitely moved on since then and today, there’s a huge range of online casino options to choose from with a wide selection of games that you can enjoy right from the comfort of your own home, at your office while on your lunch break, or even during your commute to and from work on the train.
Whether you are looking for something new to do in your spare time, want to try and boost your income with winnings from online casino gambling or want a way to practice becoming a professional player at your favourite casino game, choosing the right online casino option for your needs is a crucial first step to take. There’s certainly a great selection of online casinos out there to choose from with new ones arriving in the market every day. Along with considering the games that a casino has to offer, it’s also worth thinking about these further factors before making your decision.
Online casinos are becoming increasingly popular, but they are not all created equally. Unfortunately, the rise of online casinos has meant that some options are just less favourable and reputable than others, so it’s worth doing your research before you sign up and definitely before you deposit any money. The last thing that you want is to deposit money to play with only to find that you can’t access your winnings or the casino is not secure, putting you at risk of having your sensitive financial data stolen. The casino that you choose should be properly regulated and registered. You can easily find this out by going to the website of the governing body for online casinos in your area or by conducting a Google search of the casino to see what comes up. Chances are if players have been burned there before, there’s going to be some online chatter about it. Independent online casino review sites are another ideal option for learning more about a potential online casino before you decide to sign up.
How do you want to deposit your money when playing online casino games? Today there are several options to consider besides a credit or debit card. If you are concerned about keeping your financial details secured online, you may want to consider a casino that offers secure payment wallet options or even the option to pay with a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. Any good online casino will offer a large range of different payment options that you can use to deposit your money for placing bets and withdrawing any money that you win while playing. You should also ensure that the website itself is secured with SSL to protect your financial details.
Sign-up bonuses are often the main factor that will entice a new player to a certain casino in the first place. After all, who doesn’t like getting something for free? But bear in mind that some online casinos are certainly much more generous than others when it comes to new player offers, and others will hold flash offers and seasonal deals that you can take advantage of if you decide to sign up at a certain time of the year. If you have a particular casino in mind, it’s a good idea to keep checking back to see if they are offering any better deals for players that you could take advantage of. Key events during the year like the holidays or the beginning of summer are often good times to take advantage of better new player offers with many casinos increasing their generosity to encourage new players to join. And, it’s also worth considering what kind of offer you are going to find most useful; free spins might not be worth much to you if you don’t play a lot of online slots, while free money to use for betting on the best casino games when you deposit might be perfect for you if you want to play blackjack or poker. Read the T&C’s before signing up and claiming your bonus so that you’re sure you’re happy with how you must use it.
Most online casinos will pay out your winnings in a certain timeframe, so be sure that you know what this is and ensure that you are happy with it before you decide to sign up and deposit. The last thing that you want is to enjoy a big win and then have to wait a long time before you can access it, or worse, never have it paid out to you at all. Look for an online casino that has a good reputation for paying out winnings quickly and reliably. You want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can request your money to be paid to you any time you win and have it in your bank account as soon as possible. Bear in mind that payout times will often depend on the payment method that you choose – for example, it’s often faster to withdraw your money to a payment wallet like PayPal compared to waiting for a check in the mail.
Mobile App Option:
If you exclusively play on a desktop or laptop you might not be very concerned about the option to download a mobile app from your favourite casino, so you can probably skip this step. However, if you want to be able to play your favourite casino games on the go or be able to play wherever you are on your smartphone or tablet, it’s a good idea to look for an online casino that comes with a user-friendly mobile app that you can download. You might want to consider downloading the app and signing up to have a look around before you deposit any money; this will give you a better idea of how easy the app is to use and whether or not it’s the right choice for you. There are plenty of benefits to playing online casino games on an app, including the option to save your game and come back later in some cases.
The last thing that you want is to be unable to get hold of anybody who can help you out if something goes wrong while you are playing your favourite casino game or if you are having trouble with making deposits or withdrawals. Consider the level of customer service that the online casino offers and ensure that this is a key factor that you keep in mind when choosing where to play. Any reputable online casino will ensure that their players are always getting the best experience and will take customer service very seriously. Ideally, you should have a range of different ways available to get in touch with customer service and support as a player. Look for a casino that offers a 24/7 customer service team available through a range of options such as telephone, email, and webchat to help you whenever you need it.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list to some online casinos that meet all your personal requirements, have a good reputation and appear to be a trustworthy option, don’t forget about the type of games that they offer. After all, a great casino sadly won’t be much use to you if they do not offer the type of game that you enjoy playing the most. The good news is that most good online casinos today will offer a wide range of popular games with something to suit every type of player, but some casinos will focus more on certain types of games like slots or poker. Along with making sure that the casino offers your preferred games, consider the gaming software that they use since this can help you determine how reputable they are. If they use Microgaming, for example, you can usually expect this to be a very reputable and trustworthy casino since as one of the top gaming software companies, Microgaming would not be seen working with any online casinos that don’t have a great reputation.
Finally, consider how much you are prepared to bet while playing at the online casino and make sure that the minimum and maximum bets are suitable for you. Online casinos will thankfully usually have quite broad betting ranges available with the option to place a minimum bet of just a few cents or a maximum bet of thousands of dollars. However, some online casinos do focus on catering to players who want either lower or higher stakes, so consider your budget and decide which type of casino is going to be the best option for you. If you are worried about overspending, look for a casino that encourages responsible gambling by allowing you to set deposit limits.
With online casinos on the rise, finding the right one for you is about more than simply finding one with the games you like on offer. Consider all these factors to ensure you’re playing at a stellar online casino that you can enjoy.
Winter Fun at Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Skate underneath the historic Brooklyn Bridge while taking in the iconic views of the Manhattan skyline. Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park is a premier winter experience in a setting that will take your breath away.
Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park is located at Emily Warren Roebling Plaza, found at the base of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Our location is accessible via foot, subway, and NYC Ferry. Glide is a stone’s throw from familiar points within the park, Jane’s Carousel and Empire Fulton Ferry, and near popular dining destinations such as the River Café, Luke’s Lobster, and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream.
Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn, NY 11201
For tickets please visit HERE.
Off Broadway Girl Talk Madwomen of the West
Right now at the Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th Street is the New York premier of Sandra Tsing Loh’s Madwomen of the West. The show in a way reminded me of the 1996 play Love, Loss, and What I Wore, where celebrities joined on stage. Here you have Caroline Aaron, Brooke Adams, Marilu Henner, and Melanie Mayron, all actors who have performed on film, TV and stage. They are like long lost friends, they are so familiar.
The four have gathered together for Claudia’s (Mayron) birthday. It is being thrown at the Brentwood home of Jules (Adams) and Marilyn (Aaron) has decorated. Enter the long lost Zoey (Henner) and what you think you know about these friends, isn’t what it seems. As a matter of fact, this birthday brunch is about to turn into the brunch from hell. These Baby Boomers, are also feminists admiring Hilary Clinton and Gloria Steinem, though not always on the same side. They break the 4th wall, as they banter back and forth to themselves and to us, the audience. They confront, encourage, justify and talk about transgender, health, the horror of Trump and those “pussy hats”, sex and so much more. Think “girl-talk” to the max.
They sit on couches, as a backdrop of palm trees, and a lone piñata take center stage, thanks to set designer Christian Fleming. The play has no money, so the production is bare bones…. so they say. Everything about this show is tongue and check and is well directed by Thomas Caruso.
Each actor here shines and in an out of the way aside, each has pieces of their real selves written into the roles they play. Not having seen Aaron on stage before, I was impressed by her vocal quality and humor. Adams brings sophistication and Mayron adds that knowing, we are all in the same messed up boat. Henner will make you want that body and her sex appeal.
These women knocked down doors for the women to come, but I was surprised that the one issue they missed out on was that women are still not equal in this country. It takes 1, count it 1 state to approve this and yet plays about feminism leave this vital information out.
The show ends with “The Bitch is Back.” they sing in glee. I guess it is ok when we call ourselves that.
Madwomen of the West: The Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th Street through December 31.
“Stereophonic” at Playwrights Horizons Sings Solidly
It’s July 1976, in a recording studio in Sausalito, CA and we are being invited into a space that only a select few get to visit, let alone witness. This is art in the making, pure and simple, with ego and love, getting mixed and faded in through the process most musically. In Playwrights Horizons‘s magnificent new play, Stereophonic, written most delicately by David Adjmi (The Blind King Parts I and II), a band on the cusp of greatness has assembled, and they are tasked, casually and with great intent, to something magnificent and meaningful, a lasting piece of musical art, to follow up their last album that has become, over the timeframe, a breakout hit.
The play is exceptionally well framed and constructed; both musical and meandering, in the best of all possible ways, yet somewhere inside Adjmi’s engaging Stereophonicand its three-hour running time, a deeper level of contextual art formulation is unpacked quite beautifully. It saunters forward, with a complicated level of exhaustion, angst, and inspiration, unearthing something that almost defies expectations and compartmentalization. It’s a 1970s rock saga, clearly modeled on the legendary Fleetwood Mac and their dynamic backstage friction, that leans into and plays with the problematic relationships within this unnamed band as they try to create magic behind a glass wall, while also trying to fulfill their emotional needs in the confines of the studio and real life.
It’s all emotional breakups and reconciliations, with a layer of bored and sleep-deprived banter; around a broken coffee machine and the annoying reverberations of (not only) the drum. It’s electric and conflictual, playing havoc on every one of these characters’ insecure hearts, while offering up no grand solutions or final product. Stereophonic is all about the tiny details and the little frustrations that grow and become emotional cannonballs bent on destruction, leveled and defused out of an undercurrent of love and need for creation. It is incandescent in its artful construction, displaying and writing about a realm few of us can understand. It’s the agony and ecstasy that lives and sings inside the magnificent creative process of musicians, arts, singers, and writers, who hear aspects that most of us can’t understand, let alone hear or comprehend. And we have been invited in, to bear witness to its creation, in all its meticulously dull and exhausting detail. Giving light to the darkness of the process, and how art can both create and destroy those involved in its coming to life.
Countdown to Christmas: For The Dancer and Theatre Lover Chita Rivera
2o days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.
There are a lot of books out there this year but we highly recommend Chita: A Memoir , the critically-acclaimed book is written by the legendary Broadway icon Chita Rivera with arts journalist Patrick Pacheco. Chita takes fans behind-the-scenes of all her shows and cabaret acts, she shares candid stories of her many colleagues, friends, and lovers. She speaks with empathy and hindsight of her deep associations with complicated geniuses like Fosse and Robbins, as well as with the mega-talent Liza Minnelli, with whom she co-starred in The Rink. She openly discusses her affair with Sammy Davis, Jr. as well as her marriage to Tony Mordente and her subsequent off-the-radar relationships. Chita revisits the terrible car accident that threatened to end her career as a dancer forever. Center stage to Chita’s story are John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriters and dear friends indelibly tied to her career through some of her most enduring work: Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and The Visit.
Chita’s love of performing began as a child in Washington, D.C., when her mother enrolled her in a local ballet school to channel her boundless energy. Still a teenager, she moved to New York to attend the School of American Ballet after an audition for George Balanchine himself and winning a scholarship. But Broadway beckoned, and by twenty she was appearing in the choruses of Golden Age shows like Guys and Dolls and Can-Can. In the latter, she received special encouragement from its star Gwen Verdon, forging a personal and professional friendship that would help shape her career. The groundbreaking West Side Story brought her into the orbit of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Hal Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. After Bye Bye Birdie further burnished her rising star, she reunited with Verdon and her then-husband Bob Fosse to work on the film version of Sweet Charity and the celebrated original Broadway production of Chicago.
Chita: A Memoir was published in English and Spanish and the English audio version of the Memoir was recorded by Chita. A Spanish audio version is also available.
“Chita Rivera blazed a trail where none existed so the rest of us could see a path forward. She has been part of some of the greatest musicals in the history of the form, from Anita in the trailblazing West Side Story through Claire Zachanassian in the underrated masterpiece The Visit, over 60 years later. She is a Puerto Rican Broadway icon and the original ‘triple threat.’ We’re so lucky to be alive in the same timeline as Chita Rivera.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“A frank and fascinating memoir from one of the truly great artists of the American Theater. Lots of stories … Lots of insight … and quite a few caustic statements from Chita’s alter ego, Dolores. An illuminating history and a guaranteed pleasure!” — John Kander
Broadway legend and national treasure Chita Rivera, multi-Tony Award winner, Kennedy Center honoree, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom – has taken no prisoners on stage or screen for seven decades. From her trailblazing performance as the original Anita in West Side Story—for which she tapped her own Puerto Rican roots—to her haunting 2015 star turn in The Visit. Chita has proven to be much more than just a captivating dancer, singer, and actress beloved by audiences and casts alike. In her equally captivating and one-of-a-kind memoir, Written with Patrick Pacheco, the woman born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero shares an incomparable life, both on stage and behind the curtain.
By the way this Memoir has won a Gold Medal for “Best Autobiography – English” at the 2023 International Latino Book Awards. https://www.latinobookawards.org/
Click here to buy your copy.
My View: IT’S TOUGH TO SWING LIKE FRANK….THIS TOUGH GUY CAN…..ROBERT DAVI
The atmosphere in The Boca Black Box was akin to The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas last night as movie/TV star Robert Davi (140 films and counting) swaggered onto the stage to sing and swing the songs of Frank Sinatra. His show, titled “My Kind Of Town” had all the elements of a Sinatra event thanks to Davi’s personality which radiates the same mystique and musical excitement that ‘Ol Blue Eyes” possessed. Robert Davi’s performance was not a great actor acting a role… this was Robert Davi, a great actor who started his career as a trained singer thrilling an audience singing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, but with Davi’s own magnetism and vocal prowess. I don’t know if Sinatra ever played Boca Raton but Robert Davi turned Boca into ‘his kind of town last night” as he brought the musical substance and charisma of “the chairman of the board” to South Florida.
Davi’s had a long and distinguished career in show business and this Boca Black Box audience got to see a lot of the musical part of it last night. The tough guy movie actor sang the music of Frank swinging it “his way”
About Robert Davi:
Robert Davi, an American actor, singer, writer, and producer has played the roles of main villain and drug lord Franz Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond film License to Kill. He was FBI Special Agent Bailey Malone in the NBC television series Proflier. He played a Vietnam veteran and FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in Die Hard. Davi played the opera-singing heavy Jake Fratelli in The goonies, Hans Zarba in Son of the Pink Panther and Al Torres in Showgirls. His album, Davi Sings Sinatra—On The Road to Romance, hit #6 on the Billboard jazz charts. Praised for his voice, Davi debuted as a headliner at The Venetian, in Las Vegas.
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