eSports: The mighty rise of skill-based games!

You may have vaguely heard about electronic sports (eSports) on the internet or seen a section offering eSports odds at an online casino you play at that has a sportsbook. Or you may be a member of the millennial generation that grew up with eSports and knows all there is to know about it. Either way, there are numerous industries now scrambling to get their hands on a piece of this lucrative target market.

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Blu Tuesday: Split and More

Every Tuesday, I review the newest Blu-ray releases and let you know whether they’re worth buying, renting or skipping, along with a breakdown of the included extras. If you see something you like, click on the cover art to purchase the Blu-ray from Amazon, and be sure to share each week’s column on social media with your friends.

“Split”

Contrary to what some people have suggested, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film isn’t much of a comeback at all. Instead, it’s yet another case of the premise being better than the final product. A psychological thriller that’s largely devoid of actual thrills, “Split” owes much of its success to James McAvoy, who gets a chance to flex his acting muscles as a man with 23 distinct personalities. Though we only see a handful of them in action, each one is so unique (from their voices to their mannerisms) that it’s amazing to watch as McAvoy jumps back and forth between them, sometimes in the same scene. Unfortunately, Shyamalan’s inability to get out of his own way prevents “Split” from fulfilling its full potential, despite a killer last-minute twist that will excite fans of his early work.

Extras include a making-of featurette, profiles on actor James McAvoy and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, an alternate ending and deleted scenes. FINAL VERDICT: RENT

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Stress-Free Party Planning Tips

A party with your friends or family at your home can be a lot of fun, but if you’ve hosted any parties before, you know the planning stage leading up to it can be especially stressful.

Nonetheless, there’s no need to let this stress take a hold of you. In fact, you can limit your stress during the party planning stage as much as possible by following these six important tips.

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What Makes Up an Alcoholic Drink?

When it comes to making an alcoholic beverage, the only thing they all have in common is that they’e fermented, except for Sake, which is a beverage unto its own. But after that, virtually everything else is different.

However, fermentation does not an alcoholic beverage make, because Chinese Dark Tea is also fermented, just like any alcoholic product, and has very little, if any, alcoholic content. That also can be said about other fermented products like Kefir, Kavass and Tepache, which only have about a 1% alcohol content. Good luck catching a buzz on any of those.

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5 reasons to try online betting

People have been betting on sports for many years as a way to pass time, spend time with friends and earn some extra cash. It can be exciting and fun, but often, getting to the bookmakers can be tricky, especially if you have other commitments like children or a full-time day job. Online betting has changed all that. For newbies, it can be a little overwhelming, but here are a few reasons why it’s worth the punt even if you haven’t done it before.

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