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Casino Royale

Saturday, Feb. 15


If you harbor a secret desire to live like a high roller, an opportunity to flirt with Lady Luck presents itself Saturday night at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, when Company of Fools hosts its sixth annual Casino Royale event.

The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Company of Fools, the theatrical group performing in the Wood River Valley since 1996.

The $125 ticket price includes $1,500 in pseudo seed money to get your ersatz gambling career started. However, if nothing but VIP status will do, $2,500 secures a private gambling table for eight, including express check-in upon arrival and complimentary wine.

For all guests, a no-host bar will be on hand, along with ample hors d' oeuvres.

For the aspiring card shark, the event will offer poker and blackjack. Those preferring to place their bets on luck alone can try their hand at roulette and craps.

Of course, no role-play would be complete without a costume, so Vegas-inspired attire is highly encouraged.

At the end of the evening, even if all those chips are worth less than Monopoly money, there will be an opportunity to leave with a pocket full of change by purchasing tickets for the Viva Las Vegas and Dine Around the Valley raffles.

The Viva Las Vegas winner receives a three-day trip for two (airfare not included); tickets to Le Reve, an inventive show that incorporates water, fire, swimming and acrobatics; and dinner at two of Vegas' premier restaurants.

The Dine Around the Valley winner receives a gastronomical gift certificate valued at more than $1,200 for favorites such as Chandlers Steakhouse, Cristina's, Powerhouse, Cava Cava and more.