With dapper tuxedos, colorful cocktails and card dealers aplenty, patrons of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge were transported Saturday to a gambler's paradise during its first Casino Night fundraiser.
The event, which drew about 100 people, replaces the Community Center's annual Fall Fiesta dinner, said interim director Tara Davies.
"We had done [Fall Fiesta] for nine years and we just decided to do something different that would maybe have a wider appeal," Davies said.
In order to stay within California law, attendees took to the tables with casino chips redeemable for raffle tickets. But that didn't mean the stakes weren't high. Attendees eagerly tried their hand at craps, roulette and blackjack, pausing only to rustle up another drink.