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Vaughn Lowery, Culver city, 360 MAGAZINE

Top Casinos for Celebrity Gamblers

Celebrities are attracted to certain gambling destinations over others. When deciding on where to gamble, they will stick to upscale places and where they can do other things besides betting. They also tend to choose places that are close to home, since these getaways are shorter than other types of vacations. 

Las Vegas is the most popular celeb betting destination in the world, according to experts. It is an hour’s flight from Los Angeles and has several non-gaming activities including luxury shopping at stores. You will also find premium dining with restaurants by acclaimed chefs, lavish spas including and thriving nightlife. 

Las Vegas is also popular as it gives privacy. The casinos at Vegas are known to be quite accommodative to the celebs. Here they can have a spectacle or be protected from the public eye. 

The Palms Casino, for instance, arranges poker, roulette, craps or blackjack in separate rooms of the casino for celebrities by request. Ben Affleck, James Giambi, Bruce Willis, Pamela Anderson, and Ryan Seacrest are frequent visitors to this casino. The establishment stands on a 95,000 square foot ground and features both the Mint and a general gaming area. This is a high-limit lounge that offers games such as roulette and blackjack. 

There is also a no-limit poker parlor where Ben Affleck played until morning with $1,000 chips. Pamela Anderson has bet at the Playboy slot and Bruce Willis has been down $100,000 at the craps table in the general area.

Apart from Las Vegas, there are other areas that celebrities like to gamble. In Atlantic City, for example, there is the Borgata Hotel and Casino that opened in 2003. Upon its opening, a slew of luxury stores including Armani and Gucci followed next in 2006. The transformation of Atlantic City from messy to posh has attracted many celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Nick Lachey, Jon Bon Jovi, and Jamie Lyn Sigler to gamble at the Borgata. This is an upscale casino that stands on 161,000 square-foot and features gleaming hardwood floors, marble columns, and attractive archways. It also features 4, 100 slot machines, an 85-table poker room, and 200 gaming tables. Poker, blackjack, and craps are the popular celebrity games here—Jamie Lynn Sigler has been seen playing craps. 

Borgata has significantly revolutionized Atlantic City with its class and sophistication. It has managed to attract a more upscale mass, which includes stars specifically those living in New York, since it is close by. 

Another casino that is frequent with celebrities is the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco. Jenifer Lopez has been seen entering the casino. This is a gambling and entertainment complex that includes a casino, the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo. The casino has two separate gambling sections, one for the general public and the other to VIPs. The Salons privés is accessible only to frequent casino customers and all table games are offered in a more exclusive setting without the slots. In the salons super-privés, customized games are permitted and here players can win as much as they want. 

The table games are available in the Salle Europe, which is the main gaming room, while slots are offered in Amérique and Salles Renaissance rooms. These two rooms are open to the general public. 

In Los Angeles, Commerce Casino is on the limelight for attracting celebrity gamblers. Ben Affleck was able to win $1,500 at a high-stakes poker game. 

Internationally, celebrities head to the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. This is the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere and is known to have attracted stars like Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, and Justin Timberlake. On the main floor, the casino features small themed rooms for games including blackjack, baccarat, and poker. For several times, Andy Roddick has been seen playing poker in the designated room. 

In Canada, the Parq Vancouver Casino is another frequented gambling house for big Celebs. Although they may be losing their reputation as a marquis destination after a highly publicized case of racial profiling alleged by Canadian rapper Drake. After being denied entry into the casino, Drake purported to have been racially profiled on Twitter. The casino’s response was that they were simply following the law recently put in place to stop money laundering.

Visit one of these top spots and you will find that while you may not be certain of big winnings, running into a celebs that like to gamble might make losing easier.  

Kareem Ferguson, Vaughn Lowery, actor, entertainer, 360 MAGAZINE,, Gay Baby Short Film,WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS

WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS

THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS RELEASES ITS EXTENDED 51-100 LIST 2019 AS A PREVIEW TO NEXT WEEK’S BIG AWARDS

The World’s 50 Best Bars has just unveiled the 2019 list of bars ranked from 51 to 100, ahead of its annual awards, which is taking place next week on 3rd October in London.

  • 14 bars that didn’t appear last year feature in the extended list
  • The list includes bars from 26 cities across 20 countries
  • USA leads with 9 bars, of which four are located in New York
  • Asia is represented by 11 bars across six countries
  • Highest new entry in the 51-100 list is Tayēr + Elementary (No.52) in London
  • South and Central America are represented by four bars across three countries
  • The UK is represented by seven bars – six in London and one in Edinburgh

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 51-100 list showcases bars from 26 cities across 20 different countries and this year contains 14 new entries from around the globe. One of these bars will be named the Campari One To Watch, which tips a bar likely to break into the list in the future, at next week’s ceremony.

The USA leads the 51-100 list with nine bars featured; four are based in New York City, two in San Francisco and Chicago and one in Miami. Big Apple favourite The Clover Club is a new entry at No.100 on the highly coveted ranking.

The list features 11 establishments from Asia, with Hong Kong and Japan leading the way with three bars each. Thailand and Singapore both have two bars on the list, and South Korea’s Charles H also features at No.83.

Among the 14 new bars to enter the 51-100 list, the UK’s Tayēr + Elementary debuts highest at No.52 with other prominent new entries including London’s Scarfes Bar (No.55) and Siete Negronis (No.69) in Santiago, Chile.

Among the seven inclusions from the UK, six are based in London, including Oriole (No.64), Satan’s Whiskers (No.78), Donovan Bar (No.87) and The Gibson (No.97), while Edinburgh’s Panda & Sons completes the UK’s offering at No.77.

Representative of the growing cocktail scenes in both Spain and Latin America, five bars in these regions feature in the 51-100 list. Spain’s second city, Barcelona, boasts two bars including Two Schmucks (No.57) and the well-established Dry Martini (No.74). The list also features two bars from São Paulo, Brazil: SubAstor (No.51) and Frank Bar (No.96); while Mexico City’s Hanky Panky places at No.65.

Australia has four bars on the 51-100 list this year with Bulletin Place leading the pack at No.66, while Black Pearl (No.80) places as Melbourne’s only entry.

Baccano leads Italy’s entries at No.70 ahead of fellow Rome bar Drink Kong (No.82) and Milan’s Nottingham Forest (No.86).

William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Bars, said: “Ahead of The World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony returning to London’s Roundhouse on 3rd October, we’re excited to be able to share the 51-100 list. It is a true reflection of some of the key emerging trends in the industry, as well as the extraordinary talent of the bartenders. This year’s 51-100 list includes a number of returning favourites, but it is also great to see a wide range of new entries from across the globe. It really showcases the diversity and ever evolving quality of the world’s leading bars.”

The best way to follow the build-up to the announcement of the 2019 list and individual awards is via The World’s 50 Best Bars digital channels:
Website:www.worlds50bestbars.com
Twitter:@50BestBars
Instagram:@50BestBars
Facebook:www.facebook.com/50BestBars/
#Worlds50BestBars

DREI ROS × “LIT”

“LIT” – Drei Ros, Sy Ari Da Kid, Reo Gragun & Tray Haggerty:

Romanian born music artist Drei Ros has spent years spicing up tracks for artists such as Pusha T, Gucci Mane and Kap G. Today, he added to his already impressive collection of hit collaborations with his latest single “LIT” featuring Sy Ari Da Kid, Reo Cragun and Tray Haggerty.

Drei was additionally recently featured on the Latina trap track “Bomberos” alongside Latino/Urbano duo Los Rakas and produced by DJ duo Breakfast N Vegas. The successful single was featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday Latin’ and ‘Beast Mode’ playlists. Both new singles come in anticipation of Drei’s forthcoming debut album “Excuse My Accent,” produced by by 808 Mafia (who produced tracks for Future, Drake, Migos, Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, etc.). The album, which shows a never-before-heard side of Drei as an artist, is set to release October 2018.

Drei has endured grand success in a short amount of time, leading up to the creation of his debut album. He officially began his career in 2009, teaming up with artists Burre Collins and Dyce Dylli to form the band B.O.S.S. (“building our success story”). His infectious Romanian accent added intrigue to his English raps, and brought quick success to several B.O.S.S. singles – ultimately leading to the curation of the band’s album and a tour of the Pacific Northwest.

Still new to the music industry and experimenting with his sound, Drei teamed up with more artists of different backgrounds to dabble with adding his own creative style to a multitude of genres. He’s since paired up with the likes of Jamaican Reggae legend Junior Reid, Alex Mica, Evelyn, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Pusha T, Krisha, etc. In 2016, Drei’s music video went viral for “Shake Dat Monkey” featuring JBo of the Youngbloodz (and Messiah on the Latin remix), garnering 3.3M+ YouTube views. Continuing his history of successful collabs in 2017, Drei released the singles “Ordinary Day” featuring Pack The Arcade and “I Need You” featuring Marvelus Fame and Bel. At the beginning of 2018, Drei teamed up with J Romero and Kap G to create “Loco” with an accompanying music video, which has already garnered 1.2M+ views on YouTube alone.

Now, Drei is out to show the world his own sound by releasing an album of his original tracks with “Excuse My Accent.” The trap album mixes English and Spanish languages, giving it the edge of an international appeal. With his Romanian roots and the lessons from his many collaborations molded into the foundation of the artist he has become, Drei’s album will have hints of his past creations – but overall be a never-before-heard music brand for fans that fully embodies this musical mastermind of ‘Drei Ros’ as an artist.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/6oqsGCOLMtzlJ1pCQZVsRf?si=3mXw0yfuSEyqPvzMzR5Ung

YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cAEUefXV6FE

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lit-feat-sy-ari-da-kid-reo-cragun-single/1426977405

SAWEETIE

SAWEETIE RELEASES HER DEBUT EP HIGH MAINTENANCE ON ICY/ARTISTRY RECORDS/WARNER BROS. RECORDS

PERFORMED AT THEFADER FORT & MOREAT SXSW

Building on widespread anticipation from fans everywhere, California rapper SAWEETIE uncovers her debut EP High Maintenance today via her own ICY label imprint in partnership with Artistry Worldwide and Warner Bros. Records. Not only does it include the runaway breakout hit ICY but it also boasts a total of eight new bangers from the MC. Get it HERE.

Check out the full track listing below.

Last week, SAWEETIE turned up with a fiery ANTIÉd; (Freestyle) music video originally premiered by Rap-Up. Cruising in a classic car, she unloads a barrage of rhyme fury in the grainy seventies-style clip. Prior to the arrival of the EP, she appeared in CR Fashion Book, and VIBE claimed, The fierce competitor is out to show listeners that women in rap don’t need to follow anyone’s blueprint. She’s living up to those words!

Featuring production from heavy hitters like Zaytoven and Cash Money AP, High Maintenance properly introduces SAWEETIE. From the infectious energy and deft wordplay of B.A.N. to a wavy send-offon the lush and lively Too Many, it highlights every facet of this formidable force.

To celebrate High Maintenance’s impact, SAWEETIE took the stage at The FADER Fort and both the Pandora and HipHopDX showcases at SXSW in Austin, TX and brought the house down.

High Maintenance and SAWEETIE are here to stay.

High Maintenance EP Tracklist:

1. B.A.N.

2. AGUA

3. Good Good

4. Icy Grl

5. High Maintenance

6. 23

7. Respect

8. Too Many

Flaunting nineties rhyme reverence, fashion-forward fire, and endless charisma, SAWEETIE born Diamont Harper can go bar-for-bar with the best of em. Drawing on a passion for poetry and numerous years of rapping in the car, she turned her love for words into vivid verses. Born in Santa Clara and raised in Sacramento, the California native attended USC. Initially, she deferred her rap dreams to achieve a degree in Communications before being discovered at a Downtown Los Angeles Puma event by current manager Max Gousse [Beyonce, YG, Ty Dolla $ign]. At Artistry Studios, she produced and recorded her 2017 knockout viral smash ICY GRL. Driven by a bulletproof flow and one clever line after another, it has racked up more than 18 million YouTube views and over 9 million Spotify streams and soared to #1 on Musical.ly. She also earned the early endorsement of gatekeepers such as Vibe, XXL, HipHopDX, and MTV. With a new partnership with Warner Bros. Records and Artistry Records for her label Icy, sheߣs rewriting the rule book and breaking the stereotype of the female emcee. Her forthcoming debut EP, features production courtesy of Zaytoven, Hassan, Saweetie, Cash Money AP, and Gousse. As a new CAA signee, she’ll be touring nationally throughout 2018.

Belly × Mumble Rap

BELLY RELEASES NEW TAPE, MUMBLE RAP 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY BOI-1DA, DANNYBOYSTYLES & BELLY 

Multiplatinum-certified Academy® Award-nominated and GRAMMY® Award-winning Toronto rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer BELLY unveils his new tape, Mumble Rap, today. It’s available HERE via XO/Roc Nation/Republic Records.

 

The project represents an important statement for the artist. Executive produced by Boi-1da, BELLY, and Dannyboystyles, the 11-track collection which includes a guest feature from Pusha T harks back to the art of spitting, slyly name-checking modern “Mumble Rap” as it unseats the movement with classic charisma and rambunctious rhymes.

 

Watch the “Mumble Rap” video HERE and “Lullaby” video HERE.

 

Moreover, he goes deep with the subject matter. He shot the music video for “Immigration To The Trap” in dangerous immigrant-heavy neighborhoods of France, namely Bondy Nord and Sevran in the 93 District. As an immigrant from Palestine himself, BELLY wanted to speak candidly about the topic in provocative and powerful clip as he viscerally spits the chant, “Immigration To The Trap, generation to adapt.” He doesn’t hold anything back with his bars or the visuals. Between a soulful hook, “Lullaby” dives into his deep lyricism, while the video captures a pronounced rawness shot in the studio with Boi-1da. Arriving at a powerhouse climax, everything culminates with the heavenly delivery of “All Alone” where he poetically admits, “Four in the morning and you still calling. No matter how far I try to go, I keep on falling. Now it’s five in the morning and I’m still calling. No matter how far I try to go, I feel so lost here on this road. And I’m all alone.”

  

BELLY packs the punchiest flow and wildest wordplay north of the border. Carving out a devout underground following in addition to making a name for himself as a songwriter, he landed an RIAA Gold-certified smash with “Might Not” [feat. The Weeknd] from his 2015 project Up For Days. 2016’s Another Day In Paradise followed, boasting cameos from the likes of Travis Scott, Kehlani, B-Real, and Lil Wayne. Most recently, Inzombia placed hip-hop in a state of shock and awe with the hit “Frozen Water” [feat. Future]—which amassed over 11 million Spotify streams—as well as collaborations with heavy hitters such as Young Thug, Jadakiss, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. His influence extends beyond his own discography though. Not only did BELLY write “6-Inch” for Beyoncé, but he also co-wrote six tracks from The Weeknd’s chart-dominating triple-platinum 2015 epic, Beauty Behind The Madness, including “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”, receiving an Academy® Award nod for “Best Original Song” and notching the GRAMMY® Award for “Best R&B Performance.”

 

FOR MORE INFO ON BELLY, PLEASE CONTACT:

Matthew Bernal

Republic Records

Matthew.Bernal@umusic.com

 

Mumble Rap Links

iTunes: https://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/itunes

Apple Music: https://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/applemusic

Spotify: https://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/spotify

Google Play: https://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/google-play

TIDAL: https://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/tidal

Deezer: https://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/deezer

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

HIP HOP + HEALTH

SMART RHYMES

VeganSmart uses music to entertain and educate on benefits of a Vegan lifestyle

In the Hip-Hop industry “beefs” among industry heavy weights are quite common and usually addressed in the studio with a diss track. The brand that has successfully built a bridge between hip-hop and health, VeganSmart, is addressing their “beef” with…well…beef and other factors that lead to diet related illness such as diabetes, hyper tension and heart disease with in a new track titled “Wise Words.” 

The single features John Lewis, better known as The Bad Ass Vegan, who drops his dope rhymes, combined with his knowledge, on living a plant-based lifestyle. Lyrics such as “No, it’s not your fault/there’s education out that nobody taught from the time you were born. They got you ready for GMO pork, as a kid when they introduced you to a spork. Man, they’ll put anything together because they know you’ll eat anything they tell ya,” are used not to shame or judge, but encourage people to pay attention to what they are putting in their bodies. Hip-Hop influencers Styles P, DJ Envy, Angela Yee, Lil Cease and even Moby make appearances in the video that accompanies the track.
 
VeganSmart is focused on addressing nutrition-related chronic diseases in underserved communities through education and by offering plant-based solutions to satisfy hunger and improve overall health. Their efforts to spread this message have been successful thanks to a partnership with rapper Styles P and his chain of Juices for Life juice bars. The team has also garnered support in bringing health education to underserved communities from Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity Inc.

 
Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCaeNxES_pE
“Wise Words” is available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music.

 
Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook, VeganSmart co-founders and college friends, have always sought to educate and provide consumers with healthy food choices that would prevent them from diet related illness and poor health. They were responsible for having the state of California ban junk food from vending machines in every Los Angeles public high school and middle school. While banning junk foods in schools across LA is a tremendous accomplishment the men were unsatisfied. They wanted a larger platform to help Americans prevent common illnesses that plague the United States. Both Kareem and Claude’s families and many Americans across the country suffer from hypertension and diabetes, diseases that can be prevented or managed primarily based on diet. This passion lead them to launch of VeganSmart, a line of all-in-one, nutritional shakes. Co-developed with Health and Wellness Expert and Partner, John Lewis, the brand continues to motivate other health and wellness advocates.

 
With no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives, dairy, eggs, gluten or soy, VeganSmart shakes go beyond classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, with delicious varieties including Wild Berries, Chai, and their newest line, Love is Love that includes flavors like Cookies N’ Cream and Chocolate Raspberry.