Casino Night Preview: What To Expect

The Student Programming Board (SPB) is hosting the semi-annual SUU Casino Night on Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Student Center. This event is perfect for those who want that casino experience without driving to Vegas, and classy attire is recommended! Casino Night will include favorites like Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, Craps and Roulette.

Texas Hold’em- a variation of poker in which each player is dealt two cards face down. There is then a round of betting, in this case with chips, where you can check, bet or fold. When all the betting has finished, three shared cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table. There is another round of betting, then a final card is shown. After another round of betting, the best five card hands win.

Blackjack- rather than playing against one another, you play against the dealer. The players and the dealer receive two cards each. The players’ cards are normally dealt face up, while the dealer has one face down and one face up. A winner is chosen when their hand of cards totals 21.

The best possible Blackjack hand is an ace with any 10-point card.

Craps- each player is given chips to bet with and takes a turn rolling the dice. Everyone bets on the same roll. Whoever rolls keeps rolling until they roll a “losing 7” (rolls a seven at the wrong time), and then the next player gets to roll. The goal is to roll a 7 or 11 on the first roll, or roll a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 before a 7 comes up.

Roulette- each player places a bet on where they think the ball will land when spun. A wheel is then spun. Once the ball stops, winners are paid and a new round begins. Each bet gets a different payout.

Each winner at Casino Night will receive tickets that they can exchange for drawings and prizes. If you are dressed in the craziest Oscar’s outfit and send in a photo of you and your attire with #Tbirdnation to the SPB Twitter, you could also win 10 extra tickets!

SPB is still looking for students to volunteer as dealers for Casino Night. Dealers must stay through the entire event and will receive 10 tickets for their time. All interested volunteers may sign up here.

Story by
Cassidy Jasperson for SUU News

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