The only event of the year where gambling is legal on Saipan now has a venue after the Rotary Club of Saipan announced yesterday that the 2013 Las Vegas Night will be held at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan.
Rotary Club of Saipan president Laila Y. Boyer said preparations for the civic organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year will now kick into high gear with less than two months to go before the event on Oct. 26.
“We have four government payrolls and four private payrolls to go before Las Vegas Night so we have enough time to sell our tickets,” she said.
Tickets for the event can be picked up at the Marianas Variety office in Garapan. The Rotary Club of Saipan has also scheduled ticket sales drives at the Thursday Market at the Garapan Fishing Base and the Joeten Superstore in San Jose on Saturdays beginning this week.
Bingo will be returning to the lineup of games for the 2013 edition of Las Vegas Night. To be hosted by former Rotary Club president Ben Babauta, bingo will join crowd favorites Texas Hold ’Em and the craps table.
For the latter, the Rotary Club is recruiting volunteers who will be trained as craps dealers.
It was also announced that Micro Toyota will be sponsoring the 2013 Las Vegas Night’s grand prize, a 2014 Toyota Yaris. The lucky winner of the grand prize has the option to take home the spanking new sedan or $10,000 in cash.
Boyer earlier said the 2013 Las Vegas Night will be adopting a Halloween theme since the event happens just a couple of days before trick-or-treat night.
Las Vegas Night is the club’s major fundraiser every year and raises funds for the organization’s various community projects. Last year the event was held at the Saipan World Resort. It was graced by over a thousand players and spectators and generated gross proceeds of $44,000.
The grand prize winner, Arnel Capati, won $8,000 after he chose the cash award over a brand new 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS.