Casino Night

Casino Night is Northern Arizona University-The W. A. Franke College of Business School of Hotel and Restaurant Management’s (HRM) fun-filled and exciting fund-raising event. Don’t miss this year’s fun! The benefits of this night extend beyond the evening’s fun. This event is held on NAU Family Weekend every year and beyond being the important scholarship fund raiser that it is, it is a hands-on event planning experience for the Casino Gaming Management course.

The event is arranged and managed by students of the Casino Gaming Management classes. Students actively apply what they have learned in class—and they love this hands-on challenge. They develop the marketing and promotion plan and, at the event, they deal blackjack, craps, roulette, bingo, and poker. They serve as pit-bosses, cashiers, and supervisors for raffle and auction departments. They develop human resources guidelines and train over 160 student staff members. They ballyhoo the prizes and manage the food and beverage sales and service.

The 21st annual Casino Night was held on Friday, September 26, 2014 during NAU Family Weekend so many students brought their parents and other family members with them to partake in the fun.

The event included such games as Texas Hold 'Em, Blackjack, Let It Ride, Pai Gow, Craps, Roulette, and "Extreme Casino Bingo," as well as other fun activites like a photo booth and both a live and silent auction. All of the SHRM students were friendly and helpful, making the event fun and memorable for all who attended.

A big draw for many attendees was "Extreme Casino Bingo," a version of the classic game with slightly modified rules. Players could buy cards for $25 in chips, and the person who won the game would collect the pot. At one point, when the room was packed and every chair was full and people were even standing against the walls, the pot was up to over $2,100.

Casino Night was an extremely fun event for people of all ages. There were many smiling faces, and everyone who went appeared to have a fantastic time. This is surely an event for everyone, and something students and parents should add to their Family Weekend itinerary next year.

If you joined us, we hope you had as much fun as we did making the evening happen. We thank you for your interest, past support, and hopefully your future participation.


Casino Night 2013 in Review

Casino Night 2012 in Review

Casino Night 2011 in Review

Casino Night 2010 in Review