Who wants to be the first King of Vegas?

Oct 10, 2005 1:24 AM

How good of a casino gambler are you? If you’re the best, you could be rewarded with one million dollars!

It’s one thing to be a poker champion, but it’s another to be Spike TV’s KING OF VEGAS, where players must not only master poker but a full spectrum of casino games including blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, among others.

KING OF VEGAS will feature gamblers who will compete on TV in a "decathlon of gambling" for a $1 million cash prize and be crowned the world’s greatest gambler.

The weekly original series will debut on Spike TV in early 2006.

Each weekly hour episode will feature gamblers going head-to-head on Spike TV’s primetime set. Players will compete across multiple games in each episode.

Every episode engages the players’ skill, strategy and sometimes sheer luck throughout the arc of the competition. It will be an epic tournament spanning 10 episodes.

The series will culminate in a final showdown during which one person will prove that he or she is the master ”¦ the million dollar KING OF VEGAS.

Beginning this month, Spike TV’s KING OF VEGAS will hold qualifying rounds in Chicago (Oct. 23), Las Vegas (Oct. 29, Atlantic City (Nov. 6) and Los Angeles (Nov. 9).

Those interested in becoming a contestant on KING OF VEGAS should visit SpikeTV.com for more detailed information and to fill out an online application.

Certain applicants will be selected by producers to participate in one of the qualifying rounds listed above. At the qualifying round, applicants will take a written gambling test and/or play several different games to test their skill level.

All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have valid government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, passport).

KING OF VEGAS is produced by The G Group, headed by executive producer Brian Gadinsky

Also serving as executive producers are MY Entertainment’s Michael Yudin and sports handicapper Wayne Allen Root of Cool Hand Root Productions. Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Senior Vice President Alternative Programming.