Written by Tareesha Adams

MEDIA CONTACT: Tareesha Adams Direct: 404-399-5992 Toll-free Fax: 866-853-8539 Email: media@atlantatalentmagazine.com


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 fromrepparttar Metropolitan Atlanta area and its surrounding Georgia counties.

Currently,repparttar 136451 electronic prototype of Atlanta Talent Magazine can be viewed onrepparttar 136452 world wide web at www.AtlantaTalentMagazine.com. JAPCi also announced that just one year after publishingrepparttar 136453 online prototype,repparttar 136454 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 -------------------- [1] To displayrepparttar 136455 region's most talented models, singers, rappers, comedians, actors, dancers, poets, producers, DJs, writers, musicians and bands.; [2] To also displayrepparttar 136456 region's most dynamic and highly respected entertainment industry professionals who make things happen behindrepparttar 136457 scenes. [3] 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:repparttar odds are always in favor of repparttar 136435 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 arerepparttar 136436 Blackjack odds weighed in favor ofrepparttar 136437 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 withrepparttar 136438 most common Blackjack rules. The house's advantage - also known asrepparttar 136439 house edge - comes fromrepparttar 136440 fact thatrepparttar 136441 dealer's hand is played last. All players that bust (go over 21) lose immediately. Then,repparttar 136442 dealer plays its hand and ifrepparttar 136443 dealer busts, players that don't bust are paid. The casino makes its profit fromrepparttar 136444 fact that players who bust lose immediately, even ifrepparttar 136445 dealer subsequently busts. Regardless of how favorablerepparttar 136446 Blackjack rules might be in a particular casino, this one aspect always givesrepparttar 136447 house an edge. If you,repparttar 136448 player, userepparttar 136449 same strategy asrepparttar 136450 dealer, standing on 17 or higher and hitting on 16 and less, you will bust approximately 29% ofrepparttar 136451 time andrepparttar 136452 dealer will bust 29% ofrepparttar 136453 time. This would seemingly makerepparttar 136454 odds even.

Ah, but remember: Blackjack rules say thatrepparttar 136455 dealer winsrepparttar 136456 bets of all players that bust, even ifrepparttar 136457 dealer busts. This putsrepparttar 136458 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 reducesrepparttar 136459 house edge down to just under 6%.

If you follow allrepparttar 136460 Blackjack rules and play perfect basic strategyrepparttar 136461 house edge is reduced to about .5% in game with favorable rules. By favorable rules, we meanrepparttar 136462 following rules, which you are only likely to find in a 6 deck game:

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