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  • SBG Buford presents Casino Night 2020: Blackjack, Poker, and more.


    For the third consecutive year, Straight Blast Gym will present Casino Night to its students and athletes as a fun and exciting member-appreciation event. The big change for 2020 will be the venue, as we have opted to take things up a notch and rent out one of the banquet rooms at The Tannery Row Alehouse in downtown Buford, as opposed to hosting the event at our gym. This change in venues will allow for participants and attendees to have the option to purchase and consume alcohol.

    What is Casino Night??

    For Casino Night, we hire a professional entertainment company to come in and run 7 different tables; 3 blackjack, 2 poker (Texas Hold-Em), 1 roulette, and 1 craps.

    When is Casino Night??

    This years Casino Night will be held on Friday, November 6th from 7pm – 10pm.

    Do I need to know how to play card and/or gamble??

    You do not. Casino Night is a fun event and we aren’t playing for real money, so you are welcome to play even if you aren’t a regular card player. As you are playing, can even go so far as to ask the dealer what they recommend you do in your current situation and they will gladly help you. “Should I hit or stay?” is a common question for those who don’t regularly play Blackjack.

    What kind of attire do I need to wear?

    Casino Night is cocktail attire. Think nice clothes that you would wear to an Office Christmas party, or to a 9-5 desk job. If you want to go with formal wear (tuxedo, suit & tie, cocktail dress, etc) you are welcome to do so, but you certainly aren’t required to do so. If you’re a guy and your shirt has a collar and buttons on it, you’ll be fine.

    What is the cost to attend Casino Night??

    Admission for SBG Buford athletes is $50. You are welcome to bring a +1 for $40.

    Take advantage of our Pre-Registration special and save $10 on your entry fee by locking in your admission before Saturday, October 3rd.

    Are we gambling with real money??

    No. Your admission cost will get you $1,000 in what is known as Funny Money. At each table you will see dealers that can exchange your Funny Money for Casino Chips, which is what you will need to participate in that table’s game. It’s the same protocol as a regular Casino, only you’re buying chips with Funny Money instead of actual money. If you go through all of your Funny Money and want to purchase more, there will be SBG Buford Coaches available to sell you more. You can buy as much Funny Money as you like.

    While we aren’t gambling with real money, you can win REAL PRIZES! At the end of the night, you can swap in your Funny Money for raffle tickets and win one of several awesome prizes from SBG Buford.

    Additional Information

    There is no minimum age requirement to attend Casino Night. Bartenders will check ID’s for those that wish to drink alcohol.

    You can seal your admission to Casino Night at Straight Blast Gym Buford starting on Monday, September 28th, and running through Friday, November 6th.

    Jim Sheppard

    is one of the co-owners of Straight Blast Gym Buford and Straight Blast Gym Atlanta. He has been training / coaching / competing in Muay Thai since 2013 and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.