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UNH Hospitality Management Students Host Casino Night March 28

By Denise Hart
UNH News Bureau

March 24, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - Casino Night, the popular event hosted by students studying casino management the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics, will be held Friday, March 28, at Libby's Bar and Grill on Main Street in Durham. The age 21 years or older event runs from 7-11 p.m. with a $2.00 admission at the door. Casino prizes are raffled after the four hours of table play.

For one night, the students, also all over 21 years of age, take on roles as dealers, security, marketing specialists, games manager, human resources manager and more. The students work as a business team to produce Casino Night, training to deal card games like blackjack, poker, 21, pai gow poker and learning to spin a roulette wheel and shoot craps all as part of a laboratory requirement of their casino management course.

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

The event is open to the public. Proceeds help pay for a class trip to Las Vegas at the end of the semester, according to student general manager Thomas J. Paton.

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