|Presented by||Alex Borstein
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Production company(s)||Pariah Entertainment Group|
|Original run||July 5, 2004 – January 11, 2005|
Celebrity Blackjack is a television show where celebrities played tournament style blackjack for charity. The show, which ran on Game Show Network, was hosted by Matt Vasgersian (and Alex Borstein in the first season). Dave Stann was the dealer. Season 1 aired weekly from July 5 through August 9, 2004. Season 2 premiered October 12, 2004 and ran weekly through January 11, 2005.
Five celebrities started each tournament with $100,000 in tournament chips and played 21 hands of blackjack. Minimum bets were $1000 and maximum bets were $25,000 for the first ten hands. For hand 11-20, the minimum bet was $5,000 and there was no maximum bet. The bets for the 21st and final hand were secret, with each player writing the bet out prior to the hand being played.
The deck included jokers. A player who was dealt a joker could switch the joker for any visible unplayed card on the table.
Final table results
|1||Caroline Rhea||Much Love Animal Rescue and Project ALS|
|2||Billy Baldwin1||Tribal Heart|
|3||Dean Cain||The Malibu Foundation for Youth and Families|
|4||Ben Stein||Friends of Animals|
|5||Shannon Elizabeth||Animal Avengers|
Caroline Rhea was the season 1 champion and won $100,000 USD for her charities.
1 Billy Baldwin substituted for his wife, Chynna Phillips, who won her preliminary table.
The play for the second season of Celebrity Blackjack were the same, with the following exceptions:
- There were four celebrities per table instead of five.
- The tournament featured preliminary and semi-final rounds.
- The five card charlie was in effect. A player automatically won if he or she had five cards and did not bust.