Awesome: Gambit

For the Game Show:

  • The circulating 1974 episode has a couple playing the Bonus Round that gets three Aces with their first three cards, then a Deuce. Of course, since the first point where losing could happen is 12, they continue onward (the score display flashing the first digit of "1" all the while thanks to the Aces)...and their fifth card was a 6.
  • Any big winner on Catch 21, given that it doesn't happen often.
  • A recently unveiled 1976 episode had a special prize on the Gambit Board where if a winning couple matched two halves of a "check", they could win up to $10,000 in cash depending on the check they completed (the other checks were worth $500, $1,000, and $2,500). In the first trip to the Gambit Board, the winning couple completed a $500 check, plus added $1,000 and a new Chevy Vega by getting a Blackjack. In the second trip to the Gambit Board, a new winning couple found the $10,0 half of the check on their fourth pick after finding two 00 halves in their first two picks, but they were in a bustable position due to having 13. Luckily for them, Elaine drew a "5", so they won the ten grand.
  • On the May 14, 1981 edition of Las Vegas Gambit, a Gambit Galaxy of $51,565 was won! Even more awesome, they won without rolling a double.