The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower recently hosted its first annual “Cocktail Server Blackjack Tournament.” 37 teams of cocktail servers representing the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Palms, Blackjack Lodge, Big Dog’s and many others competed for the first place trip to Hawaii and $1,500 in the “Creative Costume Contest,” announced American Casino & Entertainment Properties officials.
“The inaugural ‘Cocktail Server Blackjack Tournament’ was a huge success. The participants had a great time and the costumes were amazing. We received great feedback which we will incorporate into making next year’s event bigger and better,” said Rory Hascall, vice president of table games and ancillary gaming for the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower.
The first place winner of the “Cocktail Servers Blackjack Tournament” was a team representing the MGM Grand – GiGi Bukner, Jodi Saliba and Lucille O’Hara. Each team member won a trip for two to Hawaii with airfare and 5 day/4 night hotel accommodations. They also had a chance to win $100,000 in a blackjack-themed promotion. The “Creative Costume Contest” was won by a team from the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower comprised of Sommer Horris, Brenda Magiros and Melissa Merrick. Each won $500.
Photo: Winning first place and $500 each in the “Creative Costume Contest” were Sommer Horris, Brenda Magiros and Melissa Merrick, all cocktail servers from the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower.