Ultimate blackjack Tour's officials are all excited for the coming Saturday, September 16, where the show will be first aired on CBS. Viewers will also be thrilled to watch their favorite professional card players compete with one another and against the dealer. For the first time on television, the dealer's hole card will be revealed to the TV audience which will make the game show more exciting. Players will be facing an elimination round where players will be using their strategy to stay alive in the game.
Russ Hamilton, Ultimate Blackjack Tour founder, said "Some of the sharpest minds in the professional gaming community came together to make blackjack exciting for TV. The poker pros and blackjack players who have played Elimination Blackjack all agree that we have something very big on our hands, and now that our multi-million dollar, worldwide tour is in place, UBT is gearing up to be the next big craze."
Ultimate Blackjack Tour will three eliminations every eight hands. Players with poor strategy will likely to be eliminated. Freddy Deeb, 1996 WSOP bracelet-winner and cash game guru said, "This is a card player's game. It's a great game if you like the strategies you see in poker. Here you can bluff your bet, but you still have to make your hand. It's totally new."
For Robert Williamsom III, 2002 WSOP Pot-Limit Omaha champ, "I'm a poker player, but this is a game I intend to make my own. For a blackjack game to excite the top poker players in the world, it has to be pretty special."
Wednesday, September 27 , 2006