- Casino, Gambling

High school drops Casino Night after ruling on gambling

2/27/2002 (CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — A student-run “casino night” at Horace Greeley High School, held each year to raise funds for the senior prom, has been canceled because the state said it violated gambling laws.

AP via NJ Online) CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — A student-run “casino night” at Horace Greeley High School, held each year to raise funds for the senior prom, has been canceled because the state said it violated gambling laws.

“The junior class will have to go back to the drawing boards to come up with another type of fund-raiser,” said schools Superintendent James Donovan.

A spokeswoman for the Racing and Wagering Board said Tuesday that because winners receive prizes, the event has to be governed by state gambling laws which prohibit children. The Greeley event, which has been held for 15 years, uses 11th graders to deal the cards and lets children as young as 9 years old participate.…