Published: Mar 02, 2014 8:29 AM EST
Updated: Mar 02, 2014 8:31 AM EST

Fort Myers, Fla. -- The Animal Refuge Center's 2nd Annual Casino Night is just around the corner! Try your luck at Blackjack, Texas Hold'um, Slot Machines, Craps and Roulette. The fun starts at 6:30 PM on March 8th at the Crowne Plaza at Fort Myers Bell Tower Shops. In addition to playing for fun, there will be silent and live auctions with items including a three night stay and golf for two at the Three Rivers Casino and Hotel in Oregon and a photographic African Safari vacation for two.

The guest celebrity for the evening will be WINK News Meteorologist Katie Walls.  

Tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person ($45 at the door) which includes $2,000 in play money, hors d'oeuvres, coffee, water, tea, and one raffle ticket. A cash bar will also be available.

Please contact our Casino Night Director, Lee Allor, at (239) 823-3980 if you have any questions. If you wish to support this fun event or want to purchase tickets e-mail or call ( 239) 841-0810. You may also purchase tickets and sponsorships online at

To celebrate ARC's 26th Anniversary and "St. Cat-rick's Day", black cat adoptions will be just $26 the entire month of March. Black cats, according to Irish Folklore, bring good fortune and prosperity. The adoption fee includes shots, spay/neuter, and a micropchip.