GSN, the Network for Games, Announces 'GSN CASINO AWARDS,' the First Ever TV Awards Show to Celebrate the Best Players and Entertainers in the Casino World
Annual Televised Awards Show Will Celebrate the Top Professional and Celebrity
Poker and Blackjack Players, as Well as the Top Casino Entertainers
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 31 -- GSN, the network for games,
today announced the first-ever annual awards show to celebrate the very best
casino players, casino entertainers and casino-related television and movies.
The GSN CASINO AWARDS will be broadcast live from Las Vegas in December 2005
on GSN in the U.S. and Canada, and will be licensed to other networks
internationally. Nominees and winners in most categories will be determined
by a new casino board made up of professional players, entertainers, producers
and executives. Winners in selected categories will be determined by the
public through voting on GSN.com, through mobile phones, or through GSNi,
GSN's new remote control interactive television product.
"As the world's number-one television network for games and the first
network to launch a casino night featuring interactive blackjack and poker,
GSN is the ideal home for a star-studded annual casino awards show," said Rich
Cronin, President and CEO of GSN. "This major annual event is part of GSN's
plan to be the network of Las Vegas, in addition to being the recognized
leader in interactive games of all types. We will be producing and televising
more shows than ever from Las Vegas, including new interactive game shows,
poker shows, blackjack tournaments, physical competitions and reality shows."
To date, GSN has already produced many of its programs in Vegas, including
tournament shows such as WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK 2005, POKER ROYALE: THE
WPPA CHAMPIONSHIPS, POKER ROYALE: BATTLE OF THE SEXES, the game show NATIONAL
LAMPOON'S FUNNY MONEY and the reality show VEGAS WEDDINGS UNVEILED.
GSN CASINO AWARDS will recognize the top men and women in dozens of
categories, including the following:
Best Professional Poker Player / Best Celebrity Poker Player
Best Professional Blackjack Player / Best Celebrity Blackjack Player
Best Casino Comedian
Best Casino Singer
Best Casino Magician
Best Casino-Related Movie Scenes
Best Casino-Related TV Scenes
Performers will be eligible if they performed at a casino showroom or
GSN CASINO AWARDS is in the pre-production phase at the network and
further information about Las Vegas location, promotional partners,
international partners, the casino board and voting procedures will be
announced at a later date. The show will honor the best in the business
during the calendar year of January through December 2005.
GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated
to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network
features game shows, reality series, documentaries, alternative sports
programs and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN
features over 100 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows
viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via
GSN.com. Reaching 56 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S.
through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is
jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation.
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