September 27, 2016

PHOTO: A ghostly night of gambling

All bets were off as the ghouls and goblins of Webster University met up at the University Center to show off their costumes and gamble the night away at this year’s Casino Night Oct. 29.

Director of Student Engagement Jennifer Stewart said the event, hosted by Campus Activities, has been going on since 1999.

“We hadn’t traditionally had a big Halloween event that Campus Activities hosted,” Stewart said. “Because Casino Night ended up near Halloween, we decided to have them both together.”

An outside vendor staffed with dealers hosted tables of roulette, a money wheel and poker. Students made their way around pressing their luck for prizes. These prizes included a 32-inch television, a Chromebook, a Keurig coffee maker and a Blu-Ray player to name a few.

Student Olivia Renkins, a double major in biology and education, decided to dress up as a vampire and try her luck at blackjack.

“[Dressing up is] easy and I like fake blood and scary things,” Renkins said.

The costume contest for the night had prizes for the cutest couple, scariest, funniest, cutest and most creative costumes.

Film production major Jaylen Clark, decked out as Raggedy Ann, said it was not about the prizes for her.  She just wanted to dress up in her costume for the evening.

“I just saw it online back in July and I thought it was cute so I bought it for (Casino Night),” Clark said. “I go to Casino Night faithfully every year.”

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