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From Fast X to The Super Mario Bros: the best movies on Showmax this December



From Fast X to The Super Mario Bros: the best movies on Showmax this December
Ready for your December movie binge? Here are some new additions on Showmax to add to your watchlist.
Fast X, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Genie, 65, Magic Mike’s Last Dance, and The Amazing Maurice
FAST X | First on Showmax | Stream now
The end of the road begins in Fast X, which was the #1 international box office opening of 2023.
Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: a terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past, fueled by blood revenge, and determined to destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever.
All your faves are back, including Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren, Emmy nominees John Cena and Nathalie Emmanuel, Teen Choice nominees Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, and Jordana Brewster, Teen Choice winners Tyrese Gibson and Scott Eastwood, Grammy winner Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Sung Kang as Han. Oscar winner Brie Larson (aka Captain Marvel), Jason Momoa (DuneAquaman) and Critics Choice Super Award nominee Alan Richtson (Reacher) all make their franchise debuts too.
As Mashable critic Kristy Puchko says, “This is what summer movies should be! It’s spectacular! It’s thrilling! And it’s the kind of movie you can’t wait to yammer about to your friends. Truly, I walked out of Fast X with a big Momoa smile on my face, so wide it hurt.”
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THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE | Stream from Monday, 18 December
The biggest animated opening of all-time, and the biggest global opening of 2023, The Super Mario Bros. Movie follows a couple of plumbers named Mario and Luigi, a princess named Peach, and an evil Koopa king known as Bowser … Sound familiar? That’s because the animated film The Super Mario Bros. Movie, from Nintendo and Illumination, is based on the classic megahit Mario video game franchise loved by generations of kids and kids-at-heart.
The film’s all-star voice cast is led by Kids’ Choice winner Chris Pratt (Owen Grady in the Jurassic World movies, and Marvel’s Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord) as Mario and Emmy nominee Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) as Princess Peach. Critics Choice nominee Charlie Day (Charlie in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the voice of Benny in The Lego Movies) voices Luigi, with Kids’ Choice winner Jack Black (the Jumanji and Goosebumps movies, School of Rock, and the voice of Kung Fu Panda’s Po) as the villainous Bowser.
Variety says The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s “ingenuity is infectious. You don’t have to be a Mario fan to respond to it, but the film is going to remind the millions who are why they call it a joystick.”
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GENIE | Stream from Friday, 8 December
From Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated writer of Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes Genie, a fairy-tale comedy about a workaholic man who enlists the help of a genie to help win his family back before Christmas.
Emmy nominee Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy YouGangs of London, The Capture) and two-time Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (BridesmaidsCan You Ever Forgive Me?) co-star, opposite the likes of Critics Choice nominee Marc Maron (GLOW), four-time Emmy nominee Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Screen Actors Guild winner Luis Guzmán (Wednesday) and Deneé Brenton (The Gilded Age).
Love Life creator Sam Boyd directs.
65 | Stream from Monday, 11 December
In 65, a catastrophic crash strands Pilot Mills on an unknown planet, where he quickly discovers he’s not alone. With only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, a young girl named Koa, face an epic fight to survive as they make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures … that look uncannily like those that roamed the Earth 65 million years ago.
The sci-fi thriller stars Oscar nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars’ Kylo Ren and Enzo Ferrari in Ferrari) and Ariana Greenblatt (young Ahsoka Tano in Ahsoka, young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War, and Minnow in Love and Monsters), along with Screen Actors Guild nominee Chloe Coleman (Kira in Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, and Lou in Marry Me), and Nika King (Leslie Bennett in Euphoria).
Written and directed by the Critics Choice Award-nominated writers of A Quiet Place, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, 65 is produced by the likes of Sam Raimi (who directed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Spider-Man trilogy and the Evil Dead movies) and four-time Emmy nominee Deborah Liebling (PEN15).
MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE | Stream from Monday, 25 December
Directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (the Ocean’s films), Magic Mike’s Last Dance sees People’s Choice winner Channing Tatum back in the third instalment of the blockbuster film franchise, which went straight to #1 at the US box office.
The story picks up with “Magic” Mike Lane returning to the stage again after a lengthy break, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Oscar nominee Salma Hayek from House of Gucci and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse…and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he—and the roster of hot new dancers he’ll have to whip into shape—be able to pull it off?
As Huffington Post says, “Tatum, whose stripper past first inspired the character, looks more comfortable than ever in a role that, like the film, is in equal parts funny, playful, sexy and sincere.”
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THE AMAZING MAURICE | Stream from Thursday, 7 December
Based on Terry Pratchett’s Carnegie Medal-winning novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (which was in turn inspired by the Brothers Grimm’s Pied Piper of Hamelin), The Amazing Maurice follows a sassy, street-smart ginger cat with a sneaky disposition. Together with his band of rats and pied-piper friend Keith, he travels across the countryside, swindling villagers with a staged rat plague. But when the gang sets its sights on a scenic market town, they quickly realise that someone else got there first…
The all-star voice cast is led by Emmy nominees Hugh Laurie (House M.D., Avenue 5) as Maurice, Emilia Clarke (G’iah in Secret Invasion and Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones) as story narrator Malicia, Himesh Patel (Dr Watson in Enola Holmes 2) as Keith, and David Thewlis (Professor Lupin in the Harry Potter movies and Grail in Enola Holmes 2) as the dastardly Boss Man, with Emmy winner David Tennant (Doctor Who, Crowley in Good Omens, and the voice of Huyang in Ahsoka) as Dangerous Beans.
Common Sense Media gives it a 4/5-star rating, recommending the film for ages 8+ and saying “this fun-packed animation captures the [Terry Pratchett] magic that appeals on multiple levels to kids and adults alike.”
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MARGAUX | Stream from Thursday, 28 December
In Margaux, a group of college friends rent a smart house for a weekend of partying but soon begin to realise that the house’s super advanced AI system, Margaux, has sinister designs for them. And what Margaux wants, Margaux gets.
The cast includes Teen Choice winner Vanessa Morgan (Riverdale’s Toni Topaz), Richard Harmon (John Murphy in The 100), Madison Pettis (American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules), Lochlyn Munro (Peacemaker’s Detective Larry Fitzgibbon, Hal Cooper in Riverdale), and Jordan Buhat (Vivek Shah in Grown-ish), with Susan Bennett (the original voice of Siri) as the voice of Margaux.
Nominated for three awards in its native Canada, including a Leo Award for Best Male Supporting Performance (for Richard Harmon), the thriller is directed by SXSW Award nominee Steven C Miller (In the Line of DutyMarauders).
“What makes Margaux an interesting antagonist is the idea that she’s always watching, listening, and collecting information. Even the greatest of slasher villains aren’t omnipresent,” says Dread Central, praising the horror’s “darkly comedic sensibility” and calling the film “a fun time at the movies [that] entertains from start to finish.”
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HOUSE PARTY | Stream from Thursday, 7 December
House Party, the remix to the fan-favourite 90s comedy, follows aspiring club promoters and best buds Damon (Saturn award nominee Tosin Cole from 61st StreetTill and Doctor Who) and Kevin (BET and Black Reel Award nominee Jacob Latimore from DetroitThe Chi, and Like a Boss), who are barely keeping things together.
Out of money, down on their luck and about to lose the roofs over their heads—and freshly fired from their low-lift jobs as house cleaners—the pair needs a huge windfall to make their problems go away. In a “what the hell?” move, they decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion, the site of their last cleaning job, which just happens to belong to none other than real-life NBA star LeBron James.
No permission? No problem. What could go wrong?
The cast includes Melvin Gregg (Snowfall), award winners Karen Obilom (Doom Patrol), Allen Maldonado (HeelsThe Wonder Years) and Nigerian-American actor Rotimi (Dre in Power), and Emmy winners Lena Waithe (The ChiReady Player One) and Snoop Dogg, Grammy winners Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) and Lil Wayne, and of course, LeBron himself. Also look out for original franchise stars Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin (aka Kid ‘n Play).
House Party is written by the Emmy-nominated duo, Jamal Olori and Stephen Glover (Guava IslandAtlanta), and is the feature film debut of Grammy-winning music video director Calmatic, who directed Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, and has worked with Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Anderson .Paak, and Jay-Z.
To see everything on Showmax in December 2023, including the first Showmax Original 2D animation Twende, the local true-crime series Convict Conman, the high school cheerleader whodunnit Trompoppie, season 2 of Adulting, and the Emmy-nominated series Poker Face, visit
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Ria Boss To Host Lady Donli and The Lagos Panic in Accra




Ria Boss kicks off 2024 with #RIABOSSPRESENTS, an avenue to celebrate her favorite artists while providing music lovers in Accra with the best concert experience. The first edition, scheduled for March 14, 2024, will host Nigerian singer Lady Donli and The Lagos Panic. The intimate concert will be held at the Barndoor Beergarden. The show comes after the neo-soul singer released the music video for “Real Love” from her debut live album Remember, and after she featured in the music video for Asa’s “Odo.”

This will be the second time Boss and Donli will perform together after they headlined Sunday Best, a WATWOMXN x AYA Editions concert in 2021. Now, after lighting up Lagos in December with a residency that saw Lady Donli and her incredible band The Lagos Panic headline at the Lagos Irish Pub of the Eko Hotel every Friday in December, the “Thunderstorm in Surulere” hitmakers are bringing their fiery sound to Accra. 

Over the years, Ria Boss has established herself as a powerhouse performer and phenomenal neo-soul/R&B vocalist. In recent times, she has curated quality live music events in Accra in her capacity as a community leader, creative director, and event producer.

After her 2022 debut of her headline show and production, Cat Mama World: The Ria Boss Experience, Boss and her creative art house, “Kitty Palace” have supported productions such as “The Goodbye Gold Coast Listening Experience,” “Kisses Under the Moon” – Valentine Cabaret with The Mix, Pop Muvas, and Cat Mama World: The Pop Up. She has also served as the curator for #RiaBossOpenMic, which has become a haven for up-and-coming talent in Accra. #RiaBossOpenMic has platformed over 100 artists and 30+ headliners, and their stage has seen the incredible talents of TiTi Owusu, Ms. Fu, Ko-Jo Cue, AratheJay, Haeven, Esstheleged, 99Phaces, and more! 

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University of Energy and Natural Resources Valedictorian Sandra Kumah Wins Hollard Prize



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With subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life, insurance group Hollard Ghana rewards Sandra Kumah, the valedictorian from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), with the Hollard Prize. 

The Hollard Prize, a vital component of the Hollard X Academia partnership, aims to celebrate and reward students who excel academically and in personal growth. The honoree, Sandra, received a laptop, a citation, and a cash prize during the congregation for graduating with a distinction in BSc. in Actuarial Science. 

Reese Mensah-Daniels, Regional Head of Markets, Hollard Insurance, assisted by Eric Adu-Gyamfi, Branch Manager, Sunyani, Hollard Insurance, presented the award on the company’s behalf during the brief ceremony in Sunyani.

Commenting on the award, Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo commended Sandra for her remarkable academic journey. She described the recognition as exemplifying the company’s commitment to fostering better futures through various educational and developmental programs.

“As part of our broader initiatives, the Hollard Prize underscores our commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals who can contribute meaningfully to society. As a company that treats everyone with care and dignity through sustainable and inclusive growth, I am pleased to witness Sandra Kumah’s achievements. Sandra’s story is a testament to the transformative power of education and holistic support”. 


“She is also an immediate beneficiary of the Hollard Scholar program, a module that supports brilliant students with tuition grants. As an investor, it’s rewarding to see Sandra emerge as the best-graduating student in her class. Congrats, Sandra, and cheers to your better futures ahead”, she added.  

Gwendy Tetteh, Richard Agyenim Boateng and Seidu Joshua Adams have been the previous beneficiaries of the Hollard Prize from UNIMAC-IJ and UENR, respectively, since the partnership’s inception.

These efforts reflect Hollard’s dedication to contributing to the all-inclusive development of students and empowering them to thrive in academia and the corporate world. The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) is one of four schools benefiting from the Hollard X Academia scheme. Aside from the Hollard Prize, the other modules under Hollard X Academia are Hollard streetwise finance engagement, thought leadership events, corporate events, and the scholar programme for three years, subject to renewal.

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4 Reasons to Avoid Trying to Outsmart Moneylenders



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Moneylenders sometimes have a poor reputation for employing less than ethical means when dealing with borrowers. This may include charging higher interest, excessive fees, and the like. It can be quite aggravating especially if you are in a tough financial situation. While a legalised money lender in Singapore is not likely to behave this way, some lenders tend to put good behaviour aside.

But that does not mean you should take measures to outsmart them. Doing that kind of thing is never a good idea for the following reasons.

It is unprofessional

Trying to outsmart moneylenders is not something that will reflect well on you. If you want lenders, banks, and other financial institutions to deal with you properly, you must also conduct yourself properly with them.

The best ways are to pay your monthly obligations on time and in full, respect the deadlines set in your loan contracts, and avoid using any form of threatening language when talking to your lenders. Maintain a level of professionalism, and lenders will respect you and treat you kindly.


Think of it this way. If you will not do it to your boss or colleague, do not do it to your lenders. Exercise the same level of professionalism with lenders as you do with your workplace.

It may damage your credit score

If you get into trouble trying to outsmart your lenders, your credit score will take a hit. And it may go down by a lot if you have committed a grave offence, such as intentionally defrauding your lenders.

Do yourself a favour and deal with your lenders with integrity. Avoid scammy or questionable practices, and you will keep a healthy credit score. In turn, you will not find it hard to apply for subsequent loans in the future.

You might have to face legal action


Once you are caught committing acts of fraud, your lenders may decide to press charges against you. In most cases, these legal charges will force you to pay a hefty fine. And more often than not, these fines cost a lot more than the unpaid principals and interest you have with the lenders.

Not only is legal action costly, but it can also ruin your credit score. Having lawsuits filed against you by your lenders will put a huge dent in your credit history. And it will drive down your credit score by much more than just delinquency or late payments on your loans.

It is unethical

Perhaps the most important reason is ethics. Trying to outsmart your lenders is not good behaviour in any way. If you want your lenders to treat you fairly, you must do the same to them. This is in keeping with the Golden Rule, which says “Do unto others what you want them to do to you.”

Conversely, you should also not do to others what you don’t want them to do to you. If you do not wish to be scammed, do not try to scam others yourself.


Remember that behaving ethically is the key to an orderly, progressive society. Always do what is right, especially when money is involved.


Outsmarting your money lenders is never a good thing. It has serious consequences that may even threaten your financial future. Instead, be as ethical and professional as you can be when dealing with your lenders. This way, they will treat you with justice as well.

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How Does Rare Carat Verify Diamond Sellers on Their Platform?



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Looking to buy a diamond online but worried about getting scammed or receiving a subpar stone? Look no further than Rare Carat! As the go-to platform for all your diamond needs, Rare Carat ensures that every seller on their platform is verified and trustworthy. In this blog post, we will dive into how Rare Carat goes above and beyond to verify diamond sellers, providing you with peace of mind and high-quality gems at unbeatable prices. Let’s uncover the secrets behind Rare Carat Diamonds top-notch verification process!

What is Rare Carat?

Rare Carat is not your average diamond marketplace – it’s a game-changer in online diamond shopping. With Rare Carat, you have access to an extensive database of diamonds from various sellers, all conveniently in one place. Imagine being able to compare prices and specifications effortlessly, making informed decisions with ease.

But what sets Rare Carat apart is its dedication to transparency and authenticity. They prioritize providing buyers with verified sellers who meet strict quality standards. This means that when you shop on Rare Carat, you can trust that you’re getting exactly what you pay for no surprises or disappointments.

Gone are the days of uncertainty and doubt about why is rare carat cheaper. Thanks to Rare Carat’s innovative approach and commitment to excellence, purchasing a stunning diamond has never been more straightforward and secure.

The Importance of Verifying Diamond Sellers

When it comes to purchasing diamonds, verifying the sellers is crucial. The importance of ensuring that you are buying from reputable and trustworthy sources cannot be overstated. Diamond sellers who have been properly vetted can offer peace of mind to buyers, knowing they are getting authentic and high-quality stones.

With so many options available online, it’s easy for buyers to fall victim to scams or counterfeit products. Verifying diamond sellers helps protect consumers from these risks and ensures a positive shopping experience. By choosing verified sellers, customers can feel confident in their purchase and trust that they are investing in genuine diamonds.

In an industry where transparency is key, verifying diamond sellers sets a standard for honesty and integrity. It builds credibility within the marketplace and fosters a relationship built on trust between buyers and sellers. The importance of verifying diamond sellers lies in safeguarding consumers’ interests while upholding ethical standards within the industry.

How Does Rare Carat Verify Diamond Sellers?

Rare Carat takes the verification of diamond sellers on their platform very seriously. They have stringent processes in place to ensure that only reputable and trustworthy sellers are allowed to list their diamonds for sale.

Rare Carat verifies diamond sellers by conducting thorough background checks on each seller. This includes verifying their credentials, reputation in the industry, and previous customer feedback. By doing so, Rare Carat can guarantee a high standard of quality and authenticity for buyers.

Quality Control Measures

When it comes to buying diamonds, quality control is paramount. Rare Carat takes this seriously by implementing rigorous measures to verify diamond sellers on their platform.

One of the key quality control measures employed by Rare Carat is ensuring that all sellers are certified and adhere to industry standards. This ensures that buyers can trust the authenticity and quality of the sold diamonds.

Rare Carat also verifies the origin of each diamond to guarantee ethical sourcing practices. By doing so, they prioritize transparency and sustainability in the diamond trade.

Trust and Security for Buyers


When it comes to buying diamonds online, trust and security are paramount for buyers. Rare Carat understands the importance of providing a safe and reliable platform for customers to purchase their dream gemstones.

By verifying diamond sellers on their platform, Rare Carat ensures that buyers can have confidence in the authenticity and quality of the diamonds they are purchasing. This verification process adds an extra layer of security, giving peace of mind to those investing in such precious stones.

With stringent quality control measures in place, Rare Carat guarantees that all sellers meet their high standards before listing their diamonds for sale. This commitment to excellence helps build trust between buyers and sellers within the marketplace.

By prioritizing trust and security for buyers, Rare Carat creates a transparent and trustworthy environment where customers can shop with confidence for rare carat diamonds.

Benefits of Buying from Verified Sellers on Rare Carat

When it comes to purchasing diamonds, ensuring authenticity and quality is paramount. Buying from verified sellers on Rare Carat provides a sense of security and trust that every buyer seeks. By choosing to purchase from verified sellers, buyers can have peace of mind knowing that they are dealing with reputable and reliable vendors.

Verified sellers on Rare Carat undergo a stringent verification process to ensure that all the diamonds listed on the platform meet high-quality standards. This means that buyers can confidently make their purchases without worrying about the authenticity or misrepresentation of the product.


Rare Carat is dedicated to providing a secure and trustworthy platform for buyers looking to purchase diamonds online. By carefully verifying diamond sellers on their platform, Rare Carat ensures that customers can make informed decisions with confidence. With stringent quality control measures in place, buyers can trust that they are getting a high-quality product from reputable sellers.

Buying from verified sellers on Rare Carat offers numerous benefits, including peace of mind, transparency, and competitive pricing. Trust and security are paramount when it comes to purchasing such valuable items online, and Rare Carat goes above and beyond to provide a safe environment for both buyers and sellers.

So next time you’re in the market for diamonds, consider shopping on Rare Carat’s platform where you can find top-quality stones at affordable prices while enjoying the assurance of dealing with verified diamond sellers. Choose Rare Carat for your diamond needs today!

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Using Bitcoin For Online Gambling: Online Bitcoin Gambling Guide



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Bitcoin is a digital currency that operates in a decentralized and peer-to-peer network. It offers fast and low-cost transactions with anonymity to its users. Due to these benefits, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become popular for online gamblers. However, it may seem complicated to start using Bitcoin for online casinos or online gambling, and some people are hesitant due to its volatile price.


Despite the challenges, using Bitcoin for online gambling is worth the effort. This guide will help you find the best wallet for your needs and explain how to make deposits and withdrawals at online casinos. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know about using Bitcoin for online gambling.

The Rise Of Bitcoin In Online Gambling

Bitcoin, a digital currency introduced in 2009, has gained momentum in various sectors, including online gambling. Its appeal lies in its decentralized nature, which means it operates without centralized authority or intermediaries such as banks or payment processors. Instead, it uses a distributed ledger called the blockchain, allowing users to make peer-to-peer transactions directly.



In online gambling, Bitcoin’s decentralized structure aligns well with the principles of anonymity, security, and fast transactions. Transactions made with Bitcoin are highly secure and can be completed quickly, which is a major advantage for online gamblers who value speed and convenience. Additionally, Bitcoin transactions are anonymous, meaning users can enjoy high privacy when gambling online.


Overall, Bitcoin’s decentralized nature and unique features make it a popular choice for online gambling enthusiasts who value security, privacy, and convenience.

Steps To Getting Started With Bitcoin For Gambling In 2024

If you want to use Bitcoin for online gambling, there are some essential steps that you need to follow.


Firstly, you should find a reliable cryptocurrency exchange from where you can purchase Bitcoin. Secondly, you need a secure crypto wallet to store your Bitcoin. 


Lastly, you should have enough funds to buy the desired amount of Bitcoin. 


So, let’s look into each step in more detail below:



Step 1 – Open a Crypto Exchange Account

Cryptocurrency exchanges are online platforms that allow you to buy digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and others using your preferred fiat currency like USD, Euro, or AUD. Some popular crypto exchanges that offer competitive rates for purchasing Bitcoin are Coinbase, Binance, and Kraken.


Signing up with these exchanges is a straightforward process. You must provide your full name, address, date of birth, and ID proof. Binance may take longer to verify your details than Coinbase, but both exchanges are reliable places to buy Bitcoin. These services offer desktop sites and mobile apps with 2-factor authentication to secure your account.

Step 2 – Purchase Bitcoin

When buying Bitcoin, expect to pay a small fee. Crypto exchanges charge a percentage fee per transaction. Coinbase charges 1%, Binance 0.1% for trading and 0.5% for instant buy/sell transactions (4.5% for debit card purchases), and Kraken charges a 0.16% maker fee and 0.26% taker fee on trades up to $50k, or 0.14% maker fee and 0.24% taker fee on trades between $50k and $100k. 



Coinbase offers more payment options, including PayPal. To buy Bitcoin, deposit funds from your credit card, bank account, or eWallet. Keep an eye on the price to buy low and earn more.

Step 3 – Open A Bitcoin Wallet

You need a crypto wallet, either software or hardware, to store your Bitcoin and make deposits at online casinos or sportsbooks. We recommend using software wallets like Coinbase Wallet, Exodus Wallet, Electrum, and BlueWallet. 


When you open a new wallet, you will receive a seed phrase to access in case you forget your password. Safely store the seed phrase in a metal crypto wallet and never share it with anyone.



Also, keep your password safe and never save it on your browser or phone. Instead, write it down or store it in a password manager like BitWarden.

Step 4 – Deposit Money Into Your Bitcoin Wallet

Transferring Bitcoin from your crypto exchange to your wallet is simple. Your wallet has a unique string of letters and numbers called a wallet address. 


To move your funds, you must provide your wallet address to your crypto exchange and initiate the transfer. You may have to pay a small fee to move your Bitcoin, which is standard. 



The process is even easier if you’re using Coinbase and Coinbase Wallet because the two platforms are already integrated. This is particularly helpful for beginners.


Lastly, these are the overall steps to take to use bitcoin for online gambling in 2024. Simply follow these steps to start gambling with Bitcoin on online casinos.

Advantages Of Using Bitcoin For Online Gambling

In online gambling, the utilization of cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, has emerged as a convenient and increasingly popular method for transactions. With its decentralized nature and cryptographic security, Bitcoin offers a range of advantages for both players and platforms alike. In this article, we’ll learn the practical benefits of using Bitcoin for US-based online casino sites in 2024.



1. Anonymity

Bitcoin transactions are pseudonymous, meaning they don’t require personal information to be attached to the transaction. This anonymity provides privacy for players who prefer not to disclose their identities or financial details.

2. Speed of Transactions

Bitcoin transactions are typically faster compared to traditional banking methods. Deposits and withdrawals can be processed within minutes, giving players quick access to funds.

3. Security

The cryptographic nature of Bitcoin ensures secure transactions, reducing the risk of fraud or chargebacks. Blockchain technology also enhances transparency, as transactions are recorded on a public ledger, making them immutable and traceable.

4. Global Accessibility

Bitcoin transcends geographical boundaries, allowing players worldwide to participate in online gambling without being restricted by traditional banking systems or currency conversions.


5. Lower Transaction Fees

 Bitcoin transactions often involve lower fees than traditional payment methods, bypassing intermediaries such as banks or payment processors. This can result in cost savings for both players and gambling platforms.

Evolving Landscape and Future Prospects Of Bitcoin In Online Gambling 

Despite these challenges, the integration of beginners into Bitcoin and online gambling continues to evolve, driven by technological advancements and shifting consumer preferences. As the infrastructure supporting cryptocurrencies matures and regulatory frameworks become clearer, we can expect to see further adoption of Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the online gambling industry.


Moreover, the emergence of blockchain-based gambling platforms offers innovative solutions to address existing challenges, such as transparency, fairness, and regulatory compliance. These platforms leverage smart contracts and decentralized protocols to create trustless gambling environments where the outcome of games is verifiable and tamper-proof.

Final Thoughts: How To Gamble with Bitcoin

In conclusion, the use of Bitcoin for online gambling in 2024 presents both opportunities and challenges for players and platforms alike. Its anonymity, speed, security, and global accessibility make it an attractive option for those seeking a decentralized and efficient payment method. However, volatility, regulatory uncertainty, and security risks require careful consideration and risk management.



As the online gambling industry continues to embrace digital currencies and blockchain technology, it’s essential for stakeholders to stay informed, adapt to regulatory changes, and prioritize user safety and security. With proper education, innovation, and responsible practices, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have the potential to reshape the landscape of online gambling, offering a more transparent, secure, and inclusive experience for players worldwide.

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Let’s Learn about Boykin Spaniels, Which Evolved from Hunters to Loyal House Pets!



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Knowing about dogs’ personalities and backgrounds is always good whether you want to adopt or buy one. It allows you to care for your pup and bond with him well. For example, some pet owners prefer the Boykin Spaniel breed for its friendly nature, versatility, and more. They look cute in their medium, chocolaty-colored bodies. You can be surprised to see their ability to efficiently move on land and water. They catch their game enthusiastically and intelligently. Families like them because they are incredibly affectionate and loyal. Anyone can fall in love with their pleasing personality, whether sleeping or hunting in the field.

Have you seen Boykin Spaniel puppies? That’s the reason you want to know more about them. So, let’s begin.

  1. The background of the Boykin Spaniel dog breed

Also called South Carolina’s Little Brown Dog, these furry friends have a fascinating history of their existence or evolution. These spirited hunters are fond of waterfowl and share a strong connection with the 20th-century South Carolina. In the early 20th century, there was a wayward pup called Dumpy, adopted by someone called Alexander White in Spartanburg around 1900. After getting home, the dog displayed its natural retrieving talent. White had a hunting partner, Lemuel Whitaker Boykin. He sent the dog to him because Boykin was an expert in training dogs to hunt waterfowl. Under Boykin’s guidance, the dog’s innate abilities became refined, and eventually, it led to the breeding and development of the Boykin Spaniel. 

The breed focused mainly on catching ducks and wild turkeys in South Carolina’s Wateree River Swamp. The task could be handled only by spirited and compact-sized dogs, good on land and water. Consequently, The Boykin became every local hunter’s favorite. Because of their medium size, the dogs were also easy to carry in the small boats. Hence, they were considered a complete package for hunting in the area. During the mid-20th century, the Boykins were already famous. It led to The Boykin Spaniel Society’s founding, which nurtured their heritage and unique characteristics. The society helped promote their American connection and distinctive traits.

Over time, the Boykins’ hunting roots have diversified, transforming them from lovable hunters to adorable house dogs. They are also recognized as therapy dogs. These furry friends can participate in sports. In 2009, The American Kennel Club (AKC) approved this breed. Nevertheless, one can now easily relate them to South Carolina. The state made it the official dog breed in 1985. 

  1. Boykin Spaniel features

Males can be 15.5 to 18 inches high, while females are usually 14 to 16.5 inches tall. The male dogs weigh around 30 to 40 pounds, and females tend to be a little lighter, with their weight falling from 25 to 35 pounds. The pups come with a sturdy body and bulky frame. They are strong and agile. These breeds typically have longer bodies for height, making them appear rectangular. However, these furry companions have perfect body weight and are not too heavy or light. You can find your pup’s coat attractive for its curly or wavy appearance and medium length. Talking about the body color, the most acceptable form is reddish brown, ranging from light to dark chocolate. Some can look light-colored due to sun bleaching. 

Their skull looks slightly flat and broad on the top, reducing in frame towards the eyes. The skull size is perfect for their medium body frame. When you look at a Boykin Spaniel puppy, you will notice a sign of endearing mischief, intelligence, and eagerness in them. All these make them more endearing and friendly than other breeds. They’ve got almond-shaped eyes of brown or amber color. If you look closely, those eyes exhibit their keen senses, warmth, and vigilant behavior. The ears can appear gentle and feathered due to the coat of wavy hair. However, these are not upright. They hang down and swing. Their straight nose bone defines their retriever strength. The broad nose matches their body shade with prominent nostrils that enable them to smell. 


Understanding the features of their tails can be more helpful, though. After all, it represents their mood and spirit. The tail can be 3 to 5 inches long, attached slightly lower in the back. The pup’s tail will be horizontal or higher above the back when moving or alert. The gentle tail looks mesmerizing when waves because of the slight feathering effect on the dense coat.

  1. Potential health challenges of a Boykin Spaniel

It’s like inviting a bundle of enthusiasm, affection, intelligence, and energy into your house. However, considering its health requirements is crucial so you know your responsibilities toward the little furry friend. Overall, these dogs are healthy and robust due to their resilient constitution. But they are also vulnerable to certain medical conditions like other breeds. Knowing their health risks will allow you to collaborate efficiently with vets and breeders to improve their well-being. As such, these buddies live for 10 to 15 years. Proper care, including medical attention and diet, can increase their lifespan. Without this, they can be susceptible to some of the following setbacks:

  • Eye Conditions: Eyelid abnormalities, cataracts, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) are some of the disorders they can face.
  • Skin Allergies: Some can be prone to dermatitis due to environmental triggers.
  • Cardiovascular Ailment: Cases like Pulmonic Stenosis and some other congenital heart defects are also possible to witness.
  • Elbow & Hip Dysplasia: They can face joint problems, leading to arthritis or lameness due to severity. The condition is called hip dysplasia if the hip joints are affected due to heredity.
  • Exercise-induced collapse (EIC): It’s a genetic problem triggered by excessive exercise. The disease can make your pet’s limbs weak. They can lose muscles and collapse, too.
  1. Caring for a Boykin Spaniel

You can divide this into three parts: diet, exercise, and training. However, get a hint of your pup’s personality first. These dogs are usually cheerful and pleasant. While alertness and intelligence come from their deep-rooted hunting practice, they are more known for their affectionate demeanor. As a new pet owner, you can be happy to bring a Boykin pup home for its ability to respond to positive reinforcements pleasingly. However, these canines don’t like harsh treatment or lengthy separation. They want to be in the company of humans. You must deal with them patiently and kindly. Your connection with your puppy will be intimate and emotionally enriched if you succeed. Thankfully, these dogs enjoy socialization. So, it becomes easy to have them even in a multi-pet house. Their gentle nature is also suitable for kids, but supervising their interactions is always a good idea.

All these traits hint at what one should do to keep them healthy and engaged. Still, get some idea about the three essential parts of their lifestyle.

  1. Food & nutrition

The diet should be modified based on your pet’s age, activities, weight, and health conditions. These energetic little friends thrive on a nutrient-rich formula. Pet owners must feed them frequently, breaking down meals into smaller portions for easy digestion. As they grow big, their metabolic rate will be hit. At that time, they need dog food for adults. The proportions should be maintained per their weight. Suppose you give dry food to your pet daily. An adult Boykin would require 1.5 to 2.5 cups of it. Again, quantity can be adjusted based on their metabolism and activity. However, please avoid overfeeding. Also, only dog treats should be given, and no other treats. For proper diet guidance, you can consult a pet nutritionist or vet. 

  1. Training

Agility and eagerness make them easy to train. You already know they were trained hunters. Hence, you can expect them to pick up human commands better. But it doesn’t imply one should aim for overnight success. It’s an ongoing process requiring patience and persistence. Positive reinforcements work best for them. These dogs usually bark to alert owners about someone’s arrival. They can showcase the same behavior when bored. You can train them from an early age to alleviate such instinctive tendencies. Because they are intelligent, you may need the support of agility training, puzzle toys, and others to manage them. Early training can also make them socialize well with other wildlife, helping them overcome their predatory instincts. Also, keep them on a leash during walks.

  1. Exercise

Physical activities like walks, playtime in the protected yard, and fetching games can be good. After exercising, they need some rest and cuddling. You can engage them in swimming, ball chasing, and dog sports. Ensure they do everything in proportion, particularly in hot weather.

Do you want to own a young Boykin Spaniel? Those living in small apartments can also bring one home if the pup has enough room for exercising. You can take them outdoors for mental stimulation and the use of energy. Their grooming demands are also simple. Occasional nail trimming, bathing, ear cleaning, and brushing are integral. You would want to pay extra attention to their health during excess heat or cold periods. Everything will be sorted if you adequately address the critical aspects of these little furry wonders.

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