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What is Gambit about?
Take the Las Vegas gambling favorite Blackjack, add that to a general knowledge quiz, plus throw in a few twists and turns, and what do you get? Gambit, one of three CBS daytime game shows which premiered on Sept. 4, 1972. Two couples, including a returning champion, competed, each sharing a common deck. After an initial up-card is revealed, host Wink Martindale asked a toss-up question (usually true-false or multiple choice). The first couple to buzz in provided an answer. If correct, they won control of that card (otherwise, their opponents won control). All subsequent cards were not revealed until the couple that earned control made a decision on whether to keep it or force their opponents to take it. Most regulation Blackjack rules were in play, with the object being getting as close to, but not over, 21 before your opponents did. As in the Las Vegas game, aces were worth 1 or 11, while face cards were worth 10. At any time, th


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