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Blackjack News Archive - August 2006

GSN Was Sued By Ultimate Blackjack Tour
Thursday, August 31 , 2006

The show Ultimate Blackjack is set to air starting September 16 under a two-season contract with CBS. Meanwhile, UBT has filed a lawsuit against the Game Show Network for breaching a contract that would block the cable net from airing the rival World Series of Blackjack.

CBS Bets On Blackjack Series
Tuesday, August 29 , 2006

The CBS television network is betting on the television series 'Ultimate Blackjack Tour'. The network will launch its new series on September 16, 2006, every Saturday afternoon, before college football for 10 weeks in the first season of a two season deal.

RealTime Gaming Grows With Casino Software Business
Sunday, August 27 , 2006

RealTime Gaming is launching its new released software offering 5 different blackjack games in an exciting interface. The software features many user friendly amenities and the next version, 2.1, will feature a redesigned lobby and multi-player games.

Blackjack Player Charged in First-Degree Murder of Estranged Wife
Saturday, August 26 , 2006

Christopher Deyerle, 25, was arrested as the primary suspect in the murder of his estranged wife. He allegedly shot his wife just outside her parents house in Dayton. Deyerle was a regular player at Pinon Plaza Casino in Carson City.

Oscar-Nominated Actress Jennifer Tilly Plays at the UBT
Friday, August 25 , 2006

The much-awaited 'Ultimate Blackjack Tournament' is scheduled for its airing debut this September 16 at the CBS-TV. The season will feature heavy hitters like Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Tilly and other professional players.

Much Anticipated UBT Airs on CBS This September
Thursday, August 24 , 2006

The Ultimate Blackjack Tour will air on CBS beginning this Spetember. The 10 episode run is pretaped and is the first of two seasons under contract to CBS. Eash episode will feature 30 hands leading to an elimination of players.

UBT Files Suit Against GSN
Thursday, August 24 , 2006

The Ultimate Blackjack Tour (UBT) company has filed suit against The Game Show Network (GSN) charging breach of 'implied Contract.' UBT is set to begin airing on CBS in the first season of a two season deal.

Blackjack Player Wins More Than $17,000 At Lasseters Online Casino
Sunday, August 20 , 2006

One lucky player won big bucks after playing a Multi-Hand Blackjack at Lasseters Online Casino. Within a few days, Jeremy M of the USA has cashed out $7,000 and elevated his current account balance equaling a profit of more than $17,000, all from one single deposit of $50.

New Jerseys Back in Business
Thursday, August 17 , 2006

Governor Jon Corzine signed a new budget for the State of New Jersey ending the previous state shutdown caused by the budget impass. The 3 day shutdown of Atlantic City cost the casinos an estimated $60 million with a loss of about $4.5 million in revenues to the State.

GSN Answers UBT Suit
Wednesday, August 16 , 2006

As the airing debut for the Ultimate Blackjack Tour approaches the UBT and the Game Show Network are in dispute. UBT has filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court which GSN calls 'baseless and without merit.'

Crescent City School of Gaming and Bartending Opens in Biloxi
Monday, August 14 , 2006

As the Gulf Coast rebuilds after Hurricane Katrina, The Crescent City School of Gaming and Bartending has reopened to train workers to meet the growing needs of the gaming industry. The school offers training for casino employees in all areas of the gaming industry.

The 6-5 Blackjack Creates Controversy in Vegas
Tuesday, August 01 , 2006

For most gambling experts, the 6-5 odds in blackjack is misleading. However, most casinos in Vegas already offer it. And the gaming authorities said that it is acceptable.

WSOB Tournament Schedules Posted
Tuesday, August 01 , 2006

BlackjackWorldSeries.Net has published the schedule for the 3rd annual World Series of Blackjack. The schedule lists all the qualifying events and will keep fans abreast of the players rankings as the tournament draws closer.