Poker, Blackjack and Craps…oh my!
On Thursday, July 11, Chicago Gateway Green held its 8th annual Gaming for Green at Galleria Marchetti, raising $33,000 with over 320 guests in the house. Stakes were high for the Poker Championship, and casino games featuring roulette, craps and blackjack kept guests on the edge of their seats. Attendees munched on Italian dishes prepared by Galleria Marchetti along with an open bar and creative cocktails made with Double Cross Vodka. The dessert spread displayed various Italian sugar cookies and gelato to boot. For those not gambling – the patio was open with music abound.
On the scene and in the poker crowd were Windy City Live’s Ryan Chiaverini, NBC’s Alicia Roman, ABC’s Phil Schwarz, WGN’s Dave Eanet and former Chicago Bulls All-Star Bob Love. The night began with an opening message from Chicago Gateway Green chairman Tony Abruscato and emcee Matt Spiegel of 670 The Score. The winner of the Gaming for Green Poker Tournament, Doug Ramsey, won $10,000 and a seat at the upcoming World Series of Poker in Viva Las Vegas.