Islanders take their chances at Islanderino Casino Night

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Arianna Aloia

6. Along with playing their favorite casino games, students were able to dress up for the theme of this year's Islanderino, “The Roaring 20’s.”

On Feb. 26, in honor of Homecoming week 2020, CAB (Campus Activities Board) hosted Islanderino for students of TAMU-CC. When the Islander women’s basketball game was finished, students automatically ran to the University Center for their spot in line to get into Islanderino.

As the students walked into the event, they were given tickets and chips to be entered into raffles for prizes, and they were able to earn more chips by playing casino games for tickets. The items being raffled were a Flat Screen TV, AirPods, Portable Double Hammock, Mini Projector, Polaroid Cube Action Camera and much more. In order to win one of the raffle prizes, students had to stay till midnight for them to have a chance of winning.

Sophomore Ashley Linn attended this event to obtain points for Homecoming and to possibly have the chance of winning one of the raffle prizes.

“I enjoyed seeing the school and the community come together for a fun game night between school and work,” said Linn. “My favorite part was the photo booth. …I think it makes memories last a lifetime.”

Arianna Aloia
4. Students gathered together for a photo at the photobooth.

As far as casino games, students were able to participate in Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Roulette and other known casino games. As the night continued, students were able to put on props at the photo booth and take pictures with their friends that they were then able to take home.

According to Director of CAB, Mia Gonzales, “Our event was extremely successful. …We had over 527 people attend, which is an increase from last year’s attendance. My favorite part of the night is when we draw for prizes. Seeing all the students engaged and excited is always awesome.”

Students were also provided with free food to keep themselves occupied as they mingled with their friends. Nachos, sandwiches, desserts were provided while DJ played the night away.

Junior Emily Molina attended Islanderino with a group of friends to get points for her Queen Beauty Club organization for Homecoming.

“I really liked the cute photo booth because it was a way to remember the event,” said Molina. “I also liked the poker set up. …It made me feel like I was in an actual casino.”