Men donned bowties and shiny shoes. Women wore their best dresses. It was a night to remember. It was Casino Night 2013.
“Casino Night was a great opportunity to bring all of Queens’ students together to share in the festivities of dancing, laughter and gambling,” said freshman Mark Newsome.
As always, professors dealt the cards and students played casino games. No, they did not gamble their scholarship money. They bet plastic poker chips they “purchased” with their ticket and tee-shirt.
The $10 tickets came with an event tee-shirt. On the back of the shirt, a lion roared next to a fire juggler. Outside of the Levine Center, a real-life fire juggler did his thing to welcome students to Carnival Royale. The lobby, Crown Room and bagel shop of the Levine Center were decorated to resemble a circus. A female stilt walker added to the ambiance, as did the pumping music. If gambling wasn’t your thing, there was always the dance floor.
After all, Casino Night is as close as Queens gets to prom.