Since 1996, Casino Aztar has celebrated the spirit of the holiday season by hosting Charity Slot and Blackjack Tournaments in the month of December. These tournaments are unique in that player’s entry fees are either a new toy valued at $10 or more or, $10 or more in cash. The generosity of Casino Aztar’s players is exhibited through the many toys collected and money donated.
All proceeds benefit two area organizations, Evansville’s Salvation Army Toy Town and Santa Clothes Club. Casino Aztar has a 16-year history with both organizations and has donated over 15,000 toys and $32,000 to assist them in their efforts over the years.
This year’s tournaments are being held Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 9. Please join Casino Aztar General Manager, Ward Shaw; Salvation Army Major, David Minks; Salvation Army Director of Development, Sandra Appler; and Vice President of Santa Clothes Club, Wendell Burkhart for the announcement of the tournament results on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3PM(CST) in Casino Aztar’s riverfront pavilion.
Toy donations will go to Salvation Army Toy Town and will be distributed to needy families during the holiday season. Cash donations will go to Santa Clothes Club to provide new clothing for needy grade school children whose names are obtained through area school systems.