It is thus no wonder that the Ultimate Blackjack Tour has decided to make a stop at this prestigious casino in Vegas. Known to be a trendsetter in the gambling industry, the Palm Casino Resort will host a UBT stop on the 20th of April next year. Russ Hamilton, the founder of UBT and a 1994 World Series of Poker Main Event Winner acknowledges the management’s (Palm Casino Resort) knack for finding the next big thing. He said, “Since its opening, the Palms has never been afraid to try new things, so they make a perfect partner to host the first Las Vegas charter tour stop for Ultimate Blackjack Tour. Initial reaction to the UBT has been overwhelmingly positive and the Palms has a knack for recognizing the next big thing.”
From the other side of the partnership, excitement runs high as the management of Palms Casino Resort gear up for the momentous event even as it is still months away. George Maloof, the owner of the Palms, expresses his thoughts on the matter: “We are thrilled to be a charter member of the Ultimate Blackjack Tour. The series is filled with fun and excitement, which is what the Palms is all about. And the elimination format will bring our customers the hottest blackjack tournament around.”
The formation of this partnership, which is well into the future is proof of how much of a hit the UBT has become. The fifth episode of the first season is still due to air on the 4th of November and a stop is already in the works for April 2007! UBT’s unique format as well as 2 one of a kind episodes seem to be making it big for the show. The Ladies of Blackjack features the best female gamblers, which include Annie Duke, Jennifer Tilly, Monica Reeves and Erica Schoenburg. The other episode, The Legends of Blackjack, gives the viewers a very exciting and intense show when the best players in blackjack meet each other. These include Stanford Wong, Anthony Curtis, Kenny Einiger, and many others.
Furthermore, even the average person like you and me can grab a chance to play an actual part in the show! Just log on to the UBT website and join the free online tournaments they are holding. If you are good – and lucky – enough to win in these free online tournaments, then you will win a seat to the UBT season two final tables! Talk about motivation. See you there!