|Caroline Rhea, stand up comedian and TV and film actress, has beaten off competition from Shannon Elizabeth, Dean Cain, Ben Stein and Billy Baldwin, to win the GSN Celebrity Blackjack series. The series has lasted for six weeks, and the final was a hard fought battle. For her troubles, Rhea walks away with US$100,000 for her chosen charities- Project A.L.S. and Much Love Animal rescue.|
This latest instalment of televised celebrity gambling has proven to be a great success and a second season of 13 episodes is now confirmed. The new series promises to be bigger and better with a new line up of 40 celebrities and winnings of US$1 million to be won for charity.
In this series which has just been completed, 25 celebrities took part in 5 qualifying rounds, with each winner then taking a seat in the final. Billy Baldwin was actually standing in for his wife, Chynna Phillips who was ill on the night. Every player who took part in the tournament won US$10,000 for their chosen charities. Finalists were given US$25,000 for their charities.