Casino games, networking mix at ‘Chamberville’ in Deer Park

May 17, 2019

Deer Park Chamber of Commerce’s annual business expo on May 16 gave the Jimmy Burke Activity Center the flavor of a casino, with guests playing slot machines and circling tables to play roulette, craps and other games of chance.

An estimated 500 visitors at the center traveled among booths of local businesses to earn chips to play casino-type games. Winnings were cashed in for raffle prizes.

Local restaurants showed off signature dishes in samples provided to guests.

“We had roughly 50 vendors there, all of them members at the chamber,” said Shae Blehm, the chamber’s communication coordinator. “We’re really glad that this event has grown over the years.”