Category: Arts & Entertainment

Easy Card Games for Beginners

When we take a look back into history, it seems that card games have been present in different nations for a long time. Even though the popularity of each game differs from one region to the next, the point is that everyone likes to play card games

However, there are some card games that can be learned in a heartbeat, while others can take a bit more time to understand. So if you are a beginner and you haven’t yet decided which one you want to learn, then here are a couple of suggestions for card games that are easy to learn. 

Crazy Eights

The goal of this game is really simple and that is to get rid of all cards that you are holding in your hands. The scoring is done by calculating the value of all the cards that are in the hands of other players. At the beginning of the game, each player receives 5 cards, and the rest is put in the middle as the stock. The last card from the stock and placed facing up to form the second pile. If this card is an eight it is returned in the stock and another card is placed as the “starter”. Each player needs to place one card on the “starter” and it has to be matched either in number or in the suit. If the player doesn’t have any card available in their hands to match the starter then he or she draws cards from the pile until a suitable card comes along. In this game, every card acts as a wild. 

Go Fish

This game is played with a standard 52-card pack. The aim is to collect the books of cards or four of the same denomination. In the case that there are two or three players, each one will receive seven cards. And in case that there are four or five people playing then each one gets five cards. The rest is placed in the center to serve as the stock. The first player should ask for the player sitting next to him to give him a certain card. They may ask for queens or eight. If the player doesn’t have that card the one who asked needs to pull one card from the stock. If they get the card that they asked for they have the right to ask the same or any other player for the same symbol again. 


This is a game that can be played by a single player. The traditional game has 8 piles and at the end of each one, there is one card turned, facing up. The point of the game is to form four piles of every symbol with an ascending order until there are no more cards left on the table. 

Artistic jobs you can do as a hobby

There are many people in the world who have a talent for some kind of art, yet they have never pursued their talent. Maybe they think they are not good enough or that they will never be able to reach the level of old masters. Maybe they’ve simply decided to dedicate themselves to something else they find appealing. Anyhow, regardless of what the reason for giving up on their talent may be, the thing is that they have it.

So, if you think that you are one of those talented people, there is a way to cash in on your talent. You don’t have to be an art master who devotes all of his time to creating his art. You can create your work when you are in the right mood and later sell your art piece. There are many online companies that are always looking for good freelance art. In fact, three art forms are particularly in high demand: photography, writing and illustration.


The easiest way to see if you have a knack for photography is to pick up a camera and take a photo. If you are capable of recognizing that one specific moment of everyday life that is so magnificent that it deserves to be immortalized, you are an artist. Depending on the theme of your photos, you can find various companies that may be interested in your work. For example, if you have a pet and you like taking photos of it, you can try to sell your photos to “Avanti Press”, especially if your pet is playful and gets into funny situations. On the other hand, if you are an outdoor person and you like taking pictures during your expeditions, you can try selling them to “Nature Friend”, a monthly magazine that purchases nature photography from freelancers. There is a market for absolutely any motif; all you need to do is search for the one that suits you.


If you have a way with words and a vivid imagination that can turn a seemingly gray moment into an array of colors, you can earn as a writer. Nowadays, there are countless opportunities to earn money by writing a blog or creating a webpage where you can publish your work and be affiliated with some company. Even if you doubt that you will have the time, inspiration or willingness to stay committed to maintaining your blog or page, don’t worry because there are other bloggers who can help you or need your help. One creative person can write so many stories, and the more blogs and pages you have, the greater the chances to earn money.  


If you are skillful at drawing or painting and you have a distinct point of view of the world and a unique style, you can easily make money as an illustrator. The market for illustration is so wide as you can create illustrations for newspapers, magazines and books. For example, if you like drawing comics, you can try with “Avatar Press”, or if you like drawing funny characters, you can try with “Oatmeal”. You can also take advantage of digital technologies and use various computer software to create illustrations instead of buying expensive painting and drawing equipment. Your options are limitless.  


What the bookmakers predicted for the Billboard Music Awards and who actually won

Billboard is a music popularity chart and a publishing company that honours the best accomplishments in music every May by awarding the Billboard Music Awards. The award show for 2018 was held on May 20 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and was hosted by Kelly Clarkson. The award show sparks a lot of interest with betting aficionados.

The Billboard Awards are different from other music awards because the nominees are determined based on their album sales, including digital format, the streaming volume, tours, radio-play time, and engagement with the fabs. In 2018, the period when the data were gathered was April 8, 2017–March 31, 2018.

The most coveted award of this show is “Top Artist of the Year”, where bookmakers marked Ed Sheeran as the favorite. His dominance of the music scene with his new album “Divide”, featuring legendary songs like “Shape of You” and “Perfect” was enough to secure this prize for him and confirming the hunches of the oddsmakers. Ed Sheeran was also set to win in the “Top Male Artist”, which he also snatched.

However, his competition was harsh – Kendrick Lamar, the hip-hop artist, had an immensely successful year with compiling the fantastic soundtrack for Marvel’s “Black Panther” and his hot new album “Damn”. And with a Pulitzer Prize in his pocket, he was the second favorite for both aforementioned prizes. He ended up just short of them, but settled for “Top Billboard 200 Album”, “Top rap artist”, and “Top Rap Album”, where the bookmakers rightfully marked him as a favourite.

The best song award, “Top Hot 100 Song”, was also easily predicted by the bookies – the planetary mega-hit “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee achieved immense commercial success, making it a bookmaker’s favorite for 2018. It is no wonder nobody was surprised when the name of the song was read by the host.

If everything was expected in the mentioned categories, some surprise was seen in the “Top New Artist” category for up-and-coming performers, Cardi B was already seen as the winner and was the frontrunner with her hit “Bodak Yellow” which took the charts by storm, topping the Hot 100 chart three weeks in a row in autumn 2017. The award was finally won by Khalid, interestingly only the fourth favourite for this category. The VMA Best New Artist Award from 2017 and the collaboration with Swae Lee on the song “The Ways” on Black Panther’s soundtrack seemed to have a decisive effect. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that Taylor Swift went away with the “Top Female Artist” award, as was expected by the bookies.

With award shows becoming more and more popular, will you try to make some money off your favourite artists?


Oscars 2019 Betting Tips

Since 2001, the Dolby Theatre, on Hollywood Boulevard, in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex has successfully filled the place as the perfect venue for the Oscars Ceremony. The year of 2019 will be no exception. The 91st Academy Awards will also be staged at the Dolby Theatre.

The 2018 Oscars ceremony did not fail to reach the expectations and to become one of the most popular events of 2018. However, the 2019 Oscars may extend the 2018 Oscars popularity. The people have already started talking about the 91st Academy Award and some big films and performances are being considered as top contenders for the 2019 ceremony.

The 91st Academy Award contenders will be talked about for a year before the ceremony itself and there will be a possibility of betting offers. Betting on Academy Award is very similar to betting on any other sporting events. It is the so-called ante-post betting. Academy Award betting has numerous betting offers for the four most interesting nominations on the Oscars Night. Those are: The Best Picture Nomination, The Best Actress Nomination, The Best Actor Nomination, and the Best Director of the year Nomination.


Betting on Oscars ceremony night is very interesting and many bookmakers will try to offer odds on classic Oscars Awards markets, while others will try to introduce new betting options and offer more variety in betting.

The example that describes these new options in the best way is the Best Foreign Language Film Award. The bookmakers will offer an opportunity to bet on foreign countries movies. For example, if you live in Serbia and your country has a nomination for the award in question, you would probably want to back your country up. It is for that reason that bookmakers will give you the opportunity to back your country up by betting on it.


Even though betting options are soon to emerge in its full form, there are some movies which occupied the top three places on the list of 2018 Oscars Betting. In the following paragraphs, the titles of the movies would be presented, and the movies would be explored.


The movie Black Panther was released in 2018 and it occupies a high place on the 2019 betting tips for Oscars.

The plot of the movie revolves around T’Challa, the King of Wakanda. The rise of the king comes through the technology advanced African nation.


The movie The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, combines royal intrigue and passion with envy and betrayal. It focuses on the court of Queen Anne in the 18th century in England and it depicts life at court during the time.


Backseat is yet to be released. Nevertheless it has already being tipped as a multi-category nominee.

The story revolves around Dick Cheney, the most powerful vice – president in history. The plot explores his policies which are believed to have changed the world we know today.

This is our top three, it is up to you to bet on your favourite movie.


Three Greatest Musicals Ever You Should See

A form of theatrical performance which combines acting, dance, music and spoken dialogue at the same time is called musical theatre, or simply musicals. Musicals combine songs, words in dialogues, movement in dancing and other technical aspects of the entertainment as a whole in order to communicate the plot of the story and the emotional content.

Since its emergence in the 19th century, musicals have been performed all around the globe, and its popularity has not stopped growing. Its popularity is owed to the well-done performances which are never shown twice in the same manner.

The most famous musical theatres in the world such as Broadway theatre or the West End stage the greatest musicals of all time which combine music, dancing, amazing stories and top casts! The viewers can enjoy fully and enter the world of musicals they have never imagined. Nowadays, with the appearance and rise of modern technology, the greatest musicals of all times need not only be watched from the auditorium. The Internet era brought the possibility to watch the greatest musicals from the comfort of your home, without even stepping your foot in the auditorium.

Due to the rising popularity of musicals, in the following paragraphs we will try to explore the 3 greatest musicals ever to be on stage.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables is a musical based on the novel of a famous French novelist and poet Victor Hugo. The story is set in the early 19th century in France and it surrounds the life of Jean Valjean. Jean Valjean is a French peasant who spent nineteen years in prison for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving niece. Jean decides to break his parole and start a new life. However, he is tracked down by Javert, a police inspector.

The Phantom Of The Opera

The Phantom Of The Opera is based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux called Le Fantôme de l’Opéra. The music of the musical is written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, while the lyrics were written by Charles Hart and, to a certain extent, by Richard Stilgoe. The plot of the story revolves around Christine, a soprano whose beauty is extraordinary and who becomes the obsession of a mysterious musical genius.


Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and the lyrics for Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz. The story is based on Gregory Maguire 1995 novel called Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The story in the 1995 novel is an alternative story of the famous 1900 Frank Baum’s story called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

There are many other musicals to be seen. Hopefully, you will enjoy these three and decide to watch others too either live or via the Internet.