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UNH Hospitality Management Students Host Casino Night

Whittemore School Students Become Croupiers for One Night

By Janet Lathrop
UNH News Bureau

October 2, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. -- For one night this month, several hospitality management students at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics will become croupiers, dealing blackjack, poker and spinning a roulette wheel, as part of a laboratory requirement of their casino management course.

This year's event will be held during Parent's Weekend at UNH, Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Berkshire Room at the New England Center on campus. Casino Night is open to the public and proceeds help pay for a class trip to Las Vegas.

Taught by Emery Trowbridge, associate professor of hospitality management, the popular class introduces students to the history, business and social aspects of gaming, now a multi-million dollar industry.

Trowbridge predicts that students planning careers in hospitality management today will either work for a company that also owns or manages casinos, have guests who frequent casinos, or will in some way be associated with the industry.

"A basic knowledge of gaming management is necessary in today's environment," he said.

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