LMNO, Shuffle Up partners for programs


LMNO Prods., producers of TV programming for broadcast, cable and syndication, and Shuffle Up Productions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of casino gaming supply company Shuffle Master Inc., are expanding their relationship beyond GSN's "Three Card Poker National Championship Tournament" by developing and producing programming based on new and existing Las Vegas-style table games.

The first of two shows being developed by the companies is based on Shuffle Master's card game Let It Ride, while the second is a competition show for inventors tentatively titled "The Next Vegas Game," in which contestants will present their games in front of gaming experts, with the winning entry to be placed in a casino with the inventor receiving royalties for life.

The plan is to shop the shows to various networks. Meanwhile, "Three Card" is set to return for a second year on GSN in June.