Sunday, August 13, 2006

CBS vs GSN - doubling down on blackjack

Ultimate Blackjack Tour, the creator of the eponymous gambling series set to air on CBS this fall, has filed a lawsuit against GSN in an effort to block the cable net from running its World Series of Blackjack.

In a suit filed earlier this week in the Los Angeles Superior Court, UBT alleged that GSN breached an implied contract in producing its latest incarnation of World Series of Blackjack by lifting elements of what UBT characterized as its “novel” blackjack methodology. The “elimination blackjack” format, which UBT registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, features non-traditional elements like elimination rounds and secret bets.

I could care less about this, but I'm just excited about 2 new blackjack shows coming on the air. I really hope the CBS losses their suit so that both shows air.