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From Vegas showgirls to red pjs: Rockin' and rollin' the dice at Health Museum Casino Night

From Vegas showgirls to red pjs: Rockin' and rollin' the dice at Health Museum Casino Night

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Uchenna Agu , Cara Morales , Jared Lang Photo by Gary Fountain
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Laura Makkaoui , Lindsey Georgalas Photo by Gary Fountain
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Jon Iszard , Maidie Ryan , Drew Wilson Photo by Gary Fountain
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Rieza Marukot , Mike Allnutt Photo by Gary Fountain
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Velia Mukherjee Photo by Gary Fountain
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Dr. Devinder Bhatia , Gina Bhatia , Carolyn Farb , Mark Pickard Photo by Gary Fountain
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Sarah Smith , Beth Bryant Photo by Gary Fountain
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Drew Wilson , Jennifer Kimmons Photo by Gary Fountain
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Rebecca Kramer , Brenna Croom Photo by Gary Fountain
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Monica Golding Young , Brad Young Photo by Gary Fountain
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Kristy Junco , Chris Bradshaw Photo by Gary Fountain
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Kim Padgett , Marcus Mann Photo by Gary Fountain
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Joe Mathe' , Nancy Mathe' Photo by Gary Fountain
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Jesse Bounds , Gloria Luna Photo by Gary Fountain
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Edward Sanchez , Enid Sanchez Photo by Gary Fountain
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CeCe Broussard , Shawn Broussard Photo by Gary Fountain
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"Casino chic" as the Health Museum's Casino Night dress code command initially threw some partygoers. But from the looks of the 300 or so players at Hobby Center Saturday night, fashion savvy was less important than the blessings of lady luck.

In an interesting twist on the fashion note, the serious gamblers who paid an extra $100 to join the poker game on the fourth floor mezzanine were less dressed for partying than for comfort at the poker table. No ties, a few jackets and plenty of jeans and shirttails out.

The Health Museum's fourth annual night of blackjack, craps and poker began with cocktails for VIPs in Artista then moved on to the main foyer where gaming tables were complimented by a bountiful silent auction and tempting taste treats from Cordua Catering that had guests standing in line.

Hubba, hubba for those instrumental in the party — Health Museum president Jon Iszard, auction chairs Maidie Ryan and Drew Wilson and honorary chair Jared Lang, Momentum Audi honcho.

New to the fun this year was the high-roller Texas Hold 'Em tournament chaired by Eva Farha. Taking home top prize was Shawn O'Brien with second and third place going to Chris Smith and Rusty Sutphin, respectively.

Adding to the glamour beyond the duo of Las Vegas showgirl types was Urban Retreat make-up artist Edward Sanchez, who spent much of the night adding glittery color to luscious lips and dabbing on blush and eye shadow where needed.

Most notable among the guests was Bellaire City Councilman Corbett Parker — always the clever sport — who strolled in wearing red pajamas, white robe and shades, unlit cigar in hand. Others in the mix included Uchenna Agu, Trevor Eade and Stephen Hill, Lara Bell, Lisa and Kevin Morano, Nathalie and Jamie Stewart, Naji Ghorayeb, Nancy Perkins, Lori Freese, Jennifer Roosth, Dr. Roland Maldonado and Joel Bickley.