Chicago Gateway Green Gambling Fete

Guest, Alicia Roman, Brenda Arleno, and Nick Scafiezzo

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.

Chicago Gateway Green will host its 22nd annual Green Tie Ball “Willy Wonkaland” at Finkl & Sons Co. Steel Mill in Lincoln Park (the last year at this venue) on Saturday, September 7. Get your tickets today – the event always sells out. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
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About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.