Casino night presented by CAB

The Coastal Activities Board held a casino night with a Great Gatsby theme on Nov. 17, at the West Zone Suite located in Brooks Stadium from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Upon coming through the elevator, students were greeted by a table of staff running the event who would hand them play money worth $1,000 in chips. Throughout the event, staff would also give these bills to anyone who had been unlucky during the night and lost their money so they could continue to participate.

Most of the staff wore attire fitted for the event of the Great Gatsby, and some even wore full suits and flapper outfits. Those in costume got an additional $1,000 bill to start.

The event was held in a dark room, lined with windows to the football field, but also glowing from within with luminescent lights of blues, greens, oranges and pinks. Everyone was up and moving around as they talked.

The event was lively and filled with energy. There was also loud music which only served to boost the atmosphere.

Scattered on the floor were several tables where people would oversee the games being held. These games included blackjack, roulette, and Texas hold ’em. CAB members overseeing the games were more than happy to help anyone unfamiliar with the games, which made the experience easier for newcomers.

“I don’t really play any games like this but it’s really easy to get the hang of it while you’re playing them,” student Samantha Marusky said.

Players were advised to keep their chips and all earnings. At the end of the night, there was a raffle where chips earned would turn into tickets. The prizes consisted of a Keurig K-Express, a copy of NBA 2k23 for the PS5, an App