Super Models of Blackjack Double Down In Reno

Eldorado Hotel Casino Plays Host Blackjack Classic Featuring Card Savvy Cover & Feature Models

Thirty beautiful models from all over the world converged on Reno, Nevada on March 2 - 5 for the Super Models of Blackjack Classic. "We had some of the top feature models in the world playing in this tournament," says Rick Murdock, Sr. Vice President of Marketing at the Eldorado (seen above with Blackjack winner Tara Rice), "and these models knew how to split and double down."

The event was hosted by the beautiful Eldorado Hotel Casino and sponsored by Flor de Jardin Cigars, John Paul Mitchell Systems, and Hawaiian Tropic.

"The Eldorado Hotel Casino is where the Super Models of Sports come to play," said Chase Stigall, Director of Player Development for the Eldorado. "Whether it is bowling, golf, skiing, or black jack, the Eldorado is always happy to host these beautiful models. This event was one of our best ever! Our VIP Players and Celebrities always have a great time. We are hosting the Super Models of Golf on June 2 - 4 for our 4th Annual Pin-Up Golf Scramble. It is a closed event, but anyone interested in qualifying must contact me by May 1st. at the Eldorado (800) 232 - LUCK."

The Models (below) were paired up with over 100 top Blackjack Players from Northern California and Nevada for Cash & Prizes. The Blackjack Tournament was won by Tara Rice and the Swimsuit Competition was won by Adena Cooke. The model with the top combined score was Jen Johnson. The models came from as far away as Russia, Estonia, Viet Nam, China, Korea and Hungary.

Click on the links of some the beautiful models who competed in Reno: Cover Model Jen Johnson of Phoenix, AZ: Feauture Model Summer Alexis of San Francisco; Cora Skinner of Los Angeles, CA; Nothern California Vixen Taya Valentine; Piret Arge of Estonia; Actress & Model Lina So of Las Vegas from China; Playboy Model and Reno's own Rachelle Franklin; Playboy Model Natasha Tagai; Feature Model Kimberly Fisher; Cover Model Shay Lynn; Actress & Cover Model Colleen Kennedy; Feature Model & Singer Alicia Gardner; Feature Model Tyran Richards; Model & Attorney Tamara Frapasella; Southern Cal's favorite Pin Up Girls from Russia Natalie Abramov; Actress, Model & Texas Hold'em star Tara Rice; and Twins Shawnie & Julie Costello.

The event kicked off on Friday night March 3rd in the BuBinga Lounge at the Eldorado Hotel Casino with a Welcoming Party and Pairings. The Blackjack Players were greeted by they 30 beautiful models. At the cocktail party, the Players selected the model who to be on his team. Eldorado's Tom Forrest served as MC, and Reno's own DC Freez spun music for the weekend.

All day Saturday, the models competed against each other and also as part of a team. There were awards for individual play and team play. Tara Rice took home over $6,000 in cash and prize money. On Saturday night, there was an Awards Party and Swimsuit Competition between the models. The competing models were selected from over 200 contestants and competed for $5,000 in cash and other prizes.

On Friday and Saturday night, Flor de Jardin Cigars presented the VIPs and Players with a great new cigar line from Honduras. "Flor de Jardin Cigars is proud to sponsor the Super Models of Blackjack Classic," said Michael Makens, owner and founder of Flor de Jardin. "We have just been featured in SMOKE and The Robb Report, and we are very excited about introducing our cigars to this group of aficionados."