GSN Plans ‘Casino Awards’

Apr 1, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Taking another step away from its game show roots, GSN announced Thursday the “GSN Casino Awards,” a showcase honoring casino players, entertainers and gaming-themed programming for television and movies. The awards will be telecast live in December from Las Vegas.

“As the world’s No. 1 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.

Mr. Cronin said the network plans more programming from Las Vegas, including poker and reality shows. GSN’s shift toward more casino-based programming also may impact the efforts of start-up network Casino and Gaming Television (CGTV).

At next week’s National Show in San Francisco, CGTV will host a launch party to coincide with its debut on a Canadian satellite provider Bell ExpressVU.

James Hibberd