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The World Series of Blackjack IV Debuts on GSN

Television network GSN will launch another season of the World Series of Blackjack IV on June 4, 2007. The tournament will be held again at the Las Vegas Hilton and the champion of the event will take home a total of $500,000 in cash prizes.

Blackjack players qualified for the World Series of Blackjack IV at officially recognized WSOBJ IV from across the country, aside from the satellite tournaments that were held at the Las Vegas Hilton. The field of 40 participants included LA Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser, Magician/Comedian Penn Jillette, Actress Shannon Elizabeth and Comedian/Host Caroline Rhea, the champion of the Celebrity Blackjack event held on GSN.

Dr. Jeff Berns from the World Series of Blackjack Season III and Ken Einiger from the World Series of Blackjack Season II will be joining the new WSOBJ season. The participants will compete in 8 preliminary blackjack games, followed by the wild card matches, the semi-final matches and the final match between the players who qualified for the final table.

Both the Burger King Chip and the Knockout Blackjack Cards will be in active play during the WSOBJ IV's 13 episodes. If a Knockout card appears, the player that possesses the lowest bankroll after the next card hand will be forced out of the game. Each of the participants can use their Power Chip only once during the entire game if they want to change any of their cards so that they will not exceed a total of 21.

Matt Vasgersian will be back as the host for the WSOBJ 4th season. Aside from hosting the WSOBJ Season I, Season II and Celebrity Blackjack, he is also the host of NFL on Fox and the television broadcaster for the San Diego Padres. Joanna Henderson will provide Blackjack commentary on the show.

Some casinos that have sent players to compete on the show are the Atlantic City Hilton and Resorts in New Jersey, the Casino Del Sol in Arizona, the Choctaw Casino in Oklahoma, the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Minnesota, the Lucky Eagle Casino in Washington and many more.


Sunday, May 06 , 2007
Kim Watson