Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Ultimate Blackjack Tour Heads to Las Vegas Strip

The boom in blackjack is continuing as the Ultimate Blackjack Tour (UBT) heads to Las Vegas.

For the first time ever the Las Vegas strip, in partnership with The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, will host a UBT event.

The Venetian Invitational takes place November 24-26 and includes a prize pool of over $100,000. The final six players at the Venetian Invitational receive round-trip airfare to Los Angeles in January to compete in a taped UBT event that will air on CBS in 2007. The winner of the event will also receive a $10,000 buy-in to UBT's year-end Tournament of Champions which boasts a $1 million guaranteed first prize and an estimated $2-3 million total prize pool.

Russ Hamilton, UBT founder, said, ''It's great to partner with a world-class casino such as The Venetian to give UBT’s Elimination Blackjack tournaments a home on Las Vegas Boulevard.

'Since the show has started airing on CBS, UBT has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the gaming world, and we know our new relationship with The Venetian will be a win-win for everyone involved.'

The strong TV ratings are a clear indication of the success that UBT is enjoying with the UBT charter tour stops allowing everyone to experience the fast-paced action while playing for big money and the opportunity to reach superstardom on CBS.

Rob Goldstein, President and COO of The Venetian, said, 'Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the UBT, The Venetian has a great opportunity to showcase our property while enhancing each guest’s experience in gaming and entertainment,” said.