A NEW MAGAZINE IS UNDERWAY TO PROMOTE ATLANTA TALENTWritten by Tareesha Adams
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A NEW MAGAZINE IS UNDERWAY TO PROMOTE ATLANTA TALENT
A Tremendous Opportunity for Undiscovered Performers to Receive International Exposure
ATLANTA — May 2, 2005 — Today JAPCi Publications announced that it is currently developing Atlanta Talent Magazine®, a how-to entertainment career guide providing maximum industry exposure for rising stars. This indispensable resource and exposure platform caters to entertainers, industry professionals and entertainment related companies in or from Metropolitan Atlanta area and its surrounding Georgia counties.
Currently, electronic prototype of Atlanta Talent Magazine can be viewed on world wide web at www.AtlantaTalentMagazine.com. JAPCi also announced that just one year after publishing online prototype, website already generates more than 15,000 viewers each month. Print distribution will begin in January 2006.
“Thank you for making me a star” wrote 10-year old Ti-Yanna Trotman of Heritage Elementary School after reading an article in Atlanta Talent Magazine complimenting her stellar performance in a recent school play.
THE MISSION --------------------  To display region's most talented models, singers, rappers, comedians, actors, dancers, poets, producers, DJs, writers, musicians and bands.;  To also display region's most dynamic and highly respected entertainment industry professionals who make things happen behind scenes.  To connect these exceptionally talented individuals with entertainment companies seeking ripe artistic or experienced talent.
Blackjack - What Are the Odds?Written by Tom McBroom
It goes without saying but we'll say it anyway: odds are always in favor of house. How else do you think they can create billion dollar mega-casinos in Las Vegas? The Blackjack rules are carefully structured to ensure a house edge.
But just how heavily are Blackjack odds weighed in favor of house? If you're a smart player, not as great as you might think - and certainly not insurmountable. Let's start with some basic facts about Blackjack odds with most common Blackjack rules. The house's advantage - also known as house edge - comes from fact that dealer's hand is played last. All players that bust (go over 21) lose immediately. Then, dealer plays its hand and if dealer busts, players that don't bust are paid. The casino makes its profit from fact that players who bust lose immediately, even if dealer subsequently busts. Regardless of how favorable Blackjack rules might be in a particular casino, this one aspect always gives house an edge. If you, player, use same strategy as dealer, standing on 17 or higher and hitting on 16 and less, you will bust approximately 29% of time and dealer will bust 29% of time. This would seemingly make odds even.
Ah, but remember: Blackjack rules say that dealer wins bets of all players that bust, even if dealer busts. This puts house's edge against you at about 8% or so. However, since you are paid three for two when you get a blackjack dealt to you, so this reduces house edge down to just under 6%.
If you follow all Blackjack rules and play perfect basic strategy house edge is reduced to about .5% in game with favorable rules. By favorable rules, we mean following rules, which you are only likely to find in a 6 deck game: