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Students place their bets at Candyland Casino Night

Hanna Singh

 Roll the dice, pick a card and take a chance. CAB’s annual Casino Night raised the stakes this year with a Candyland theme and incredible prizes. 

Attendees gambled the night away playing Black Jack, Texas Hold-Em and even trying their luck catching spinning tickets in the wind machine.

 With no real money on the line, students recieved their free starting chips in a custom Casino Night cup. All night, they placed their bets and exchanged chips for tickets for a chance to get a prize. CAB raffled off exciting prizes, including Air Pods, a Yeti cooler and the most anticipated prize, a 50” flat-screen TV.

 Sophomore psychology major Ashley Washburn took home the laundry basket and Tide Pods prize after not expecting to win anything.  She expressed her gratitude for getting to engage with other students from around the world.

 “I was really surprised that I won, but it was so much fun,” Washburn said. “I loved meeting new people from different places. We were able to bond over games like Black Jack and Texas Hold-Em even through language barriers.”

 Aside from the poker tables, Cabbies decorated the ballroom with giant candies and cups of mini candies on all the tables. 

The aroma of zesty Cajun cuisine filled the air as Catahoula’s catered catfish, fried chicken and spicy meat pies.

 The DJ’s playlist of hip-hop and pop along with crowd interactions filled Bayou Pointe with an exciting atmosphere as students tried to hit the jackpot.

 After hours of effort put into Casino Night, CAB treasurer Bharosha Prasai expressed his pride in seeing the event come to fruition.

 “From planning the event to executing it, all of us on CAB had a lot of fun,” Prasai said, “but the real satisfaction comes after seeing students enjoying the event because that’s our true purpose.”

 CAB members devote their time to bringing the best events to campus for the community to experience. Each year, they try to make Casino Night something new and unique to keep students coming back for free fun and food. 

Senior social work major Kaylee Grassi appreciates participating in an organization that brings so much joy.

 “Just knowing that I was a part of an event that people had so much fun at was what I enjoyed the most,” Grassi said. “This is memorable because it showed me that we as an organization put on something that students won’t ever forget. It’s never a dull moment when you’re a Cabbie.”

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