How to bet the 2023 Eddie Read Stakes

Conditioner Phil D’Amato has four of the nine entered for the $250,000 Eddie Read S. (G2) at Del Mar on Sunday. The 1 1/8-mile turf test features a competitive group in a good betting tilt, and I will try to upend the D’Amato quartet in the event.

The Leonard Powell-trained #5 Dicey Mo Chara was a Grade 2 winner the last time that he raced at nine furlongs and I like his chances to deliver a big performance at a distance that I feel might be his best one. The gelded five-year-old is a dual winner at Del Mar and is in solid form with a trio of positive runs leading up to this, including a third-place effort in the San Luis Rey (G3) at 1 1/2 miles last time out.

Dicey Mo Chara has aimed for this race for some time and shows a nice string of morning drills in advance of Sunday for a conditioner off to a fast start at the Del Mar meeting. The Adaay five-year-old has enough tactical foot to stay in range early on, and his late burst is more pronounced at this trip, as well. West Coast wizard Juan Hernandez will be in the stirrups.

D’Amato will have a major say in the outcome with his contenders, including multiple Grade 1 victor #9 Count Again. The eight-year-old gelding has been off for more than one year, but his connections are showing a lot of confidence by entering him in this demanding comeback race. This bay son of Awesome Again has done most of his best work at eight panels, but he was a close third in the contest in 2021, and I feel that he is sitting on a big performance off the shelf with Umberto Rispoli in the silks.

Kilroe S. (G1) star #2 Gold Phoenix has faced top company in six straight and wouldn’t be a surprise in the event with Hector Berrios in the stirrups. The Belardo five-year-old is a Grade 2 winner on the oval and the D’Amato pupil comes in fresh with a nice string of morning moves, as well. The chestnut will save ground before being asked for his best turning for home at a decent number.

Eddie Read Wagers

$10 win/place/show: #5 Dicey Mo Chara ($30)

$5 exacta key box: 5 with 2,9 ($20)

$3 exacta box: 2,5,9 ($18)

How to play Faro & Game Rules with Video –

(This is the typical set up for the game Faro)

(This is the typical set up for the game Faro)

Card Game Rules

Faro is a historical casino game for two or more players. It requires a standard 52 card deck, an extra set of 13 cards for each rank, a set of betting chips for each player, and a penny for each player. In Faro, Aces are low and Kings are high. The objective is to win the most bets. 

If you are looking for cards to play Faro with, check out a standard deck here or check out one of our recent arrivals here.

For more casino games, check out our guides for In-Between and Baccarat.

You can also find an 1882 rule book to Faro here.


To set-up a game a Faro, place the extra 13 cards in two rows face up in the middle of the playing table. These cards make up the tableau. From the top left going right, the card order should be King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, and 8. The 7 should be placed to the right of and halfway down from the 8. The 6 should then be placed to the left of the 7 and directly below the 8. From the 6 going left, the card order should be 5, 4, 3, 2, and Ace.

The dealer sits opposite of the players with a faced down deck of shuffled cards in-front of them. Players bring their own chips to bet with. Every player receives a penny to bet against cards with.


How to Play

The dealer begins the game by showing everyone the top card of the deck. The card is then placed face up to the side of the gameplay area. Players then place bets on one of the cards in the tableau. Next the dealer draws two card from the deck and places them face up for all the players to see. The first card is the loser. The second card is the winner. Bets on the first card are lost. Bets on the second card receive 1:1 payout from the dealer.

The flipped over cards are placed to the side and another round begins. Players can move their bets around, keep them where they were or begin placing bets on multiple cards. Multiple players can bet on the same card. Gameplay continues until the deck runs out.


Misc. Rules

A player can bet that the winning card is higher than the losing card by placing chips next to the deck. Payout is 1:1.

A player can bet on the losing card by placing a penny on top of their chip. 

When the deck has three cards left, players can bet on the order of the final draw.

If the losing and winning cards are of the same rank, then the dealer receives half of the bet made.

If a player places a bet on a card that has already been drawn four times from the deck, the first person (player or dealer) who notices can say “dead bet” and receive the chips.


(A game of Faro in 1895)

(A game of Faro in 1895)

Faro was first played in 18th century France. It was named after the picture of an Egyptian pharaoh that appeared on many French playing cards. The game spread eastward towards Russia and eventually reached the American West in the 1800’s. By 1925, the game became virtually extinct as Baccarat and Blackjack took over as the more popular games at casinos.

For more information about Faro, check out David Parlett’s article here or’s article here.


Looking for more card games to play?  Check out this article:

40+ Great Card Games For All Occasions

About the author: John Taylor is a content writer and freelancer through the company You may view his freelancing profile here. He has a B. A. in English, with a specialty in technical writing, from Texas A&M University and a M. A. in English from the University of Glasgow. You may view his previous articles about card games here and his LinkedIn profile here.

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The Festival Series 2022 set to begin in Tallinn in June

The Festival in Tallinn

Malta – January 25th, 2022: The Festival Series Season 2022 is now set to begin in Tallinn, Estonia from June 27th – July 3rd, 2022, instead of Bratislava in March. The same games, the same concept and the same level of excitement and fun is guaranteed, just with a slight delay.

The decision comes following careful monitoring of the COVID situation across Europe, which sadly is still recording high numbers. And communicated since the inauguration of the series, player safety has always been the highest priority. Therefore, a COVID contingency plan was put into place from the start to protect our attendees and ensure that everyone who wants to play at our events has the option to travel to the location safely.

Players who have won packages for The Festival in Bratislava can be assured that they will roll over to the Tallinn stop. There will be no unusable tickets and no player will get left behind. This way, players can feel safer and more confident about attending the event.

The Festival Season 2022 will now kick off in summertime in the Estonian capital Tallinn. Venue will be the Olympic Park Casino next to the city centre.

“We want our first event in 2022 to be sensational” says Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk, who is leading the event organization, “and we believe we can achieve this if we launch the Series at this slightly later date in Tallinn. The pandemic situation in Europe should be significantly better by Summer. After our successful first event last year it feels like a small eternity having to wait until June this year. However, we promise it will be worth the wait.” 

Now the full focus is shifting onto The Festival in Tallinn – set to be the first event of The Festival Series Season 2022 from June 27th – July 3rd, 2022. Preparations are in full swing with maximum effort to make this another memorable event after the fantastic inaugural event in Bratislava last year. More stops for The Festival Series will be announced in due course. 

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Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Christmas di Island Showroom

Beberapa band Amerika sama ikoniknya dengan The Oak Ridge Boys. Selama lebih dari tiga puluh tahun, mereka telah menyenangkan jutaan penggemar di seluruh negeri dengan pertunjukan Down Home Christmas mereka. Jika Anda belum merasakan tradisi liburan ini, jadikan itu bagian dari perayaan Anda dan bergabunglah bersama kami di The Island Showroom pada tahun 2023.

Giddy Up dan Rayakan dengan Legenda

Setiap tahun, Country Music Hall of Famers, The Oak Ridge Boys, menapaki jalan bersalju di Amerika untuk menghadirkan favorit liburan dan lagu country klasik kesayangan mereka kepada penggemar di mana pun.

Dibentuk jauh di pertengahan tahun 60-an sebagai kuartet vokal, anak-anak Oak Ridge telah menjadi kuat selama lebih dari 50 tahun! Lagu country bernuansa Injil mereka telah menyentuh hati jutaan penggemar di seluruh dunia.

Oak Ridge Boys telah menjual 41 juta rekaman selama karir panjang mereka. Grup ini memiliki 12 emas, tiga platinum, dan satu album double platinum. Mereka telah memenangkan Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, dan GMA Dove Awards.

Lagu mereka yang paling terkenal, “Elvira,” memuncak di nomor satu di tangga lagu country pada tahun 1981. Lagu yang terinspirasi doo-wop “Bobbie Sue” menjadi hit persilangan besar lainnya di tahun yang sama.

Secara keseluruhan, band ini memiliki 30 hit sepuluh besar. Selama karir bertingkat mereka, band ini telah merekam dengan Paul Simon, George Jones, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bill Monroe, Ray Charles dan bahkan Shooter Jennings, putra dari teman lama mereka Waylon Jennings dan Jessi Colter.

Pada tahun 1982, band ini merilis album mereka, Natal dan akan merekam beberapa album bertema liburan lagi yang menjadi asal mula tur Natal The Down Home. Selalu merupakan band spiritual, masuk akal jika legenda ini mengantarkan musim yang menyenangkan.

Pasangan Musiman yang Sempurna

Natal dan The Oak Ridge Boys pergi bersama seperti Sinterklas dan kue. Untuk membuat Anda bersemangat untuk penampilan spesial dari legenda musik country ini, kami telah menyiapkan daftar putar termasuk beberapa hits favorit band ini:

Berikan Hadiah Musik Natal ini

Musik Natal membuat musim berkilau. Bagikan suara spesial dari waktu ajaib ini dengan orang yang Anda cintai. Tiket ke A Down Home Christmas adalah hadiah liburan awal yang sempurna untuk pecinta musik di daftar Anda. Kemudian, bersantailah di The Island Showroom bulan Desember ini dengan lagu-lagu yang Anda sukai dan orang-orang yang Anda cintai. Dapatkan tiket Anda hari ini!

Tampilkan Detail

  • Tanggal: 8 dan 9 Desember 2023
  • Waktu: 20:00 Waktu Pertunjukan ET / Pintu Masuk 19:15
  • Lokasi: Showroom Pulau
  • Harga Tiket: $38.00