Aol and Gsn Join Forces For ?World Series Of Blackjack?.
AOL and the gaming network, GSN, are partnering up to create a new blackjack area on AOL.com. This new product, coming in April, will offer free Blackjack gameplay, tips from the pros and exclusive behind-the-scenes video content from GSN’s “World Series of Blackjack” TV show. As an aside, Blackjack fans can visit the site, at aol.com/blackjack, from January 19th to enter to win a seat on the GSN television series “World Series of Blackjack” and the $1m prize.
Thirteen, one-hour weekly episodes will make up “The World Series of Blackjack” when it begins to air in June on GSN.
‘Casino games such as blackjack and poker have become wildly popular among mainstream audiences and that trend is reflected on AOL Games,’ said Ralph Rivera, Vice President and General Manager, AOL Games. ‘AOL is excited to join forces with GSN to give blackjack fans fun exclusive content and unique community interaction, as well as the only online resource where they have a chance to win a seat at the World Series of Blackjack.’
Up until February 7th, the site will offer a chance to win one of eight eight-day/seven-night trips to Las Vegas where the winners will play in a qualifying Blackjack tournament taped exclusively for AOL. The two finalists will join forty players competing for the the million-dollar prize pool at the “World Series of Blackjack” at the Las Vegas Hilton.
‘This is a great partnership with AOL to provide their winners with a chance to compete in the first and only Blackjack tournament on television,’ said Dena Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Marketing, GSN. ‘As GSN is the leader of interactive TV games, it makes perfect sense to join forces with AOL to promote the World Series of Blackjack on their robust game site.’