Croupier Kym Tucker was keeping the money wheel spinning

August 5, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of dollars changed hands across the gaming tables in Nanango on Saturday night.

Unfortunately for the instant “millionaires” enjoying the Casino Night fundraiser, they couldn’t convert their “winnings” into real dollars at the end of the night … but that didn’t stop anyone from having heaps of fun.

The gala night at the Nanango Cultural Centre was organised by the Nanango Funfest Committee to raise funds for this year’s New Year’s Eve Nanango Mardi Gras.

Professional croupiers from Brisbane were manning blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold’em and other tables while “Elvis” (Jeff Hancox) sang live on stage.

Tickets for the night included $1000 in funny money to kick off the fun.

Volunteers wandered around through the “gamblers” supplying hot finger food.

This is the second year that the Funfest Committee has hosted a casino night in Nanango.

Rhonda and Terry Mackrell, from Nanango, with "Elvis" (Photo: Clive Lowe Photography)
Cr Barry Green and 2014 Mardi Gras Princess entrant Thea Applebee
Barry and Mary-Anne Lane, from Tingalpa, were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary
The South Burnett's own Elvis, Jeff Hancox, with the croupiers from "Bris Vegas Casino Fun Nites" (Photo: Clive Lowe Photography)
Jenny Seears and Jennifer Scott,
from Nanango
Jason Mackrell and Fina O'Brien, from Brisbane, were having run with roulette
Viva Las Vegas! Jeff Hancox added another touch of glamour to the evening
(Photo: Clive Lowe Photography)
Cr Damien Tessmann with former Nanango librarian Donna Antony and Noel Bennett, from Brisbane
Gloria Kirkness and Trevor Keane, from Nanango, were kept busy behind the bar
The blackjack table proved particularly popular (Photo: Clive Lowe Photography)