Las Vegas comes to Matador Nights

Alexander Viray

Since 2006 Matador Nights has been a popular themed event for students to have a fun and entertaining night on campus. Matador Nights offers games, live music and food free to CSUN students. CSUN will be having its last Matador Nights event of the school year on Friday April 24.

This semester organizers have come up with a Las Vegas theme. The main attraction of the night will be a casino with slot machines, poker, craps, roulette, blackjack, and wheel of fortune.

In order to gamble students will receive imitation money they can use to play any one of the games. Depending on the earnings or losses, a student then can use the imitation money to purchase raffle tickets. Top prizes for the raffle include a 32-inch flat screen TV and a $400 gift card to the MGM Grand or Bellagio hotels. To reward students for the semester, prizes can only be won by CSUN students.

Aside from the casino there will also be a showroom, wedding chapel and Rain Forrest Caf’eacute;. The Pub will be turned into a Hard Rock Caf’eacute;-inspired eatery called the Pub Rock Music Hall with musical guest MOXI. DJ Eric D-Lux will also be performing.

Airbrush tattoos and caricature drawings, will also be available at the event. Polls from preview Matador Nights show that these were two of the most popular activities in recent years.

‘Matador Night is a great opportunity to make use of everything that we are offering, free food and free entertainment,’ said Samantha Liu, Vice Chair of Volunteer Coordination. ‘We are trying to build a CSUN tradition.’

Lui said planning for the upcoming Matador Night took six months. Organizers are expecting some where between 4,000 and 5,000 people in attendance.

Matador Nights is entirely free and is open to all CSUN students. Each student can bring one guest. The event will be taking place in the University Student Union (USU). Tickets can be obtained prior to or the day of the event at the front desk of the USU or Satellite Center.