Celebrity Blackjack

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Tuesday 10:00 PM on GSN - Game Show Network Premiered Jul 01, 2004 Between Seasons

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Celebrity Blackjack

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Season Two of Celebrity Blackjack is now on GSN. New episodes air Tuesday nights at 10 P.M. Season Two features 40 celebrities playing for up to $300,000 for their charities, with a total of $1,000,000 being won by celebrities for their charities. This season will have a 13-episode run, with 10 tournament games, two semi-final games, and one championship game. Matt Vasgersian is the sole host for Season Two. Miss an episode? Don't worry. You can catch a repeat of each episode after its original broadcast, or catch it again right before the next new episode the following week. There are also many other repeats throughout the week, so check schedule listings for the time that's best for you. Season One Following GSN's popular World Series of Blackjack, Celebrity Blackjack premiered on GSN July 5th. Twenty-five celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Jason Alexander, Andy Dick, Billy Baldwin, & Chynna Phillips played the popular card-game for charities of their choices. Matt Vasgersian, who hosted World Series of Blackjack, returned to host Celebrity Blackjack. He was joined by Alex Borstein of MadTV and "Hollywood" Dave Stann, runner-up in World Series of Blackjack, dealt the cards. After all the laughs and insults, Caroline Rhea won the Championship Tournament and took away the money for her two charities. Celebrity Blackjack is part of GSN's interactive block! To play along online, visit GSN's website during any airing of the show. As part of GSN's contest for the second season, Bet Your Stars, you could win a trip to Hollywood. You do not have participate in the interactive game to enter the contest. Rules -> Players Staked $100,000 -> First Ten Hands: Minimum $1000 bet, Maximum $25000 bet -> Hands 11-21: Minimum $5000 bet, no Maximum bet -> Final Hand is a secret bet -> Dealer Stands on Soft 17 -> Joker Allows Player to Steal Card From Another Active Hand -> Five Card Charlie - automatic win for five hits w/o bust (Season Two) Celebrities are listed as guest stars in the episodes for which they appear. Please do not attempt to add any celebrities to the main cast list - they will be deleted without notice.moreless

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AIRED ON 1/11/2005

Season 2 : Episode 13

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Worse movie ever.

    5.0
    Worse movie ever. Well actually that's being very harsh. After all, I'm sure the production company had put a lot of effort in producing this and trashing it like I am doing right now seems downright unfair. However, I can't forgive those who waste my time with something like this. Why did I pick up something called Celebrity Blackjack in the first place?



  • Celebrities participate in a series of blackjack tournaments leading to a final tournament in order to win money for the charities they represent.

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    Celebrity Blackjack is part of GSN's "Casino Night" block, along with "Poker Royale" and now "Ballbreakers." It was meant to capitalize on the surge of poker tournaments on television, spawned by the success of the World Series of Poker and "World Poker Tour" broadcasts. However, for many, blackjack doesn't translate as well to a tournament format as poker, and tends to lack in drama what the poker telecasts have.



    "Celebrity Blackjack" is hosted by Matt Vasgersian, who also has hosted NBC's "National Heads-up Poker Championship." He is joined by people such as Alex Borstein, Sam Rubin, and Meagan Riordan, who all have knowledge of blackjack; Rubin especially, as he has written books on the subject, and works at a casino himself.



    Blackjack is an easy game to learn, and is easily the most popular game in many casinos. However, the strategy used for tournament play is very different from the game most viewers are accustomed to, which can make some of the players' decisions confusing. Plus, the end-game betting has the potential to be so math-intensive that casual viewers might be overwhelmed.



    In summary: For people who enjoy blackjack, the poker shows, and celebrity-based game shows, "Celebrity Blackjack" is recommended. For everyone else, it might be work a look, but unless someone is playing that you specifically like, you might not stay tuned very long.moreless

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