Have fun and support animal welfare, all with a chance to win awesome prizes! Convention members of all ages are welcome, with no previous skill required. Read on so you can be prepared to let the good times roll.
A charity fundraiser night with casino-themed games will be held
during Anthro Weekend Utah 2023.
Games will include blackjack, craps, roulette, and Texas
NO EXPERIENCE is required to play. This charity event is for
fun, and dealers will be there to help you learn along the way.
Seats are limited, so those
interested in participating must sign up via their MyAWU
At the end of the night, an opportunity drawing is run for a
chance to win some prizes. These may include:
A PlayStation 5 Gaming Console
A 4k HDTV
A Gaming GPU
Cruise tickets for two
More to be announced!
Unless explicitly stated with the prize at the event, all prizes
are eligible to be shipped to your home.
Want a head start? AWU is
seeking volunteers who are willing to learn to deal casino-style
games from AWU-provided professional dealers, or who are already
familiar with these games. Dealers will receive a guaranteed
playing slot for part of the evening, as well as additional
virtual opportunity drawing tickets for the time spent dealing.
A great advantage!
What are the rules?
AWU is working with a highly-experienced Utah-based casino game
night supplier to provide this entertainment while properly
navigating Utah laws.
Any convention member of any age can participate. No items of
any value are exchanged at these gaming tables. The only
requirement is that you sign up in advance for a time slot, as
there are a limited number of seats.
In accordance with Utah law, NO CONSIDERATION IS REQUIRED FOR
PLAY. However, all who sign up to participate in this event are
very heavily encouraged, nearly expected, to donate to the
convention charity (Wild Wonders) at the event. The entire
purpose of this event is to support them and have fun while
doing so. A donation table will be present to handle
If you choose to donate to help support the animals, you will
receive a number of “charity points” as a thank-you gift for
your generosity. You can turn these charity points into game
chips if you wish, which can then be used to participate in
casino games. These chips are a thank-you gift only, offered to
allow you to participate in a fun casino-themed activity
presented by Anthro Weekend Utah. They do not have any monetary
value whatsoever and cannot be converted to legal tender.
NOTHING OF REAL VALUE IS PERMITTED TO BE WAGERED/PLAYED AT
THE GAME TABLES.
Doing so is very illegal in the state of Utah. If any event
attendee is seen doing this, you will be immediately dismissed
and not allowed to play again.
The games will be available for play in predetermined time
blocks. If you wish to participate in the games, you will first
need to sign up from within your
under the “Charity” tab. There are a limited number of slots
available due to a limited number of playing seats.
Once your time block is finished, the next batch of players may
begin, and you can then turn your chips back into “charity
points” at the “cage” (a table in the room).
When all gaming time has been completed, an opportunity
drawing is run.
The winner of the drawing is NOT directly determined by the
results of a gaming table, i.e. the number of chips accrued.
Instead, “charity points” become digital opportunity drawing
tickets which are then drawn from at the end of the evening.
EVERY SINGLE PERSON who signs
up for the charity game night
will have *A* chance to win a
prize, even if they do not play a single game. They must only be
signed up for the game night. By default, all signed-up
participants receive one charity point which will be put into
the opportunity drawing.
Once the first virtual opportunity drawing ticket is drawn, that
individual may approach the prize table and select a prize.
Their tickets are then removed from the drawing entirely. This
process will be repeated until no prizes are left.
Anthro Weekend Utah reserves the right to change prize
specifications up until the time of prize drawing without
notice. Any prizes mentioned or prize images displayed in
promotional materials are for illustration purposes only and may
not be an exact representation of the product.
By participating in the casino game night, you acknowledge that
all games present are for entertainment purposes only and your
participation in any games does not constitute a guarantee that
you will receive a prize or any other reward other than the
enjoyment of playing these games with fellow convention members.