(Seguin) -- The Big Red Barn wants you to put all bets on the table in it's effort to continue to educate and preserve the heritage of Texas agriculture. The Big Red Barn, a.k.a Texas Agricultural Education & Heritage Center, is currently selling tickets to its 5th Annual Casino Fun Night Gala scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 19.
Ronald Heinemeyer, a member of the Big Red Barn's board of directors, says top prizes including various trips around the country are what are at stake during this year's event. He says prizes will especially be extraordinary during the casino's poker tournament.
"There's another event that takes place at the same time and we call it 'The Backroom' and it's a Texas Hold'Em Tournament and it cost $100 to participate in that event. That event will afford you the opportunity to win a trip to Las Vegas and the prizes are just bigger in that particular event. We give nine prizes and whoever comes in first has a choice out of the prizes that we have. There's also trips to Orlando and to different places across the country," said Heinemeyer.
He says those looking to take home additional prizes will also get their chance throughout the evening.
"We have what we call a Deck of Cards game. That's where we take a deck of cards and you buy a card say for $20. We cut it in half. You keep half and when we sell all 52 cards, then we draw one out and one of the prizes is a trip to Las Vegas -- another trip to Las Vegas and another prize that we are going to give this year is a gun," said Heinemeyer.
After a full night of penny slots, Black Jack tables and other fun games, Heinemeyer says individuals will get to close out the night by trying their luck with a whole other set of great raffle prizes.
"The donations that we receive for the prizes that we give away in the front row -- they are valued at at least $100 each. We are going to giveaway about 20 some odd prizes as soon as the thing is over with," said Heinemeyer.
Tickets to the casino gala are $40 each. Tickets include a steak dinner plus drink tickets and a $1,000 gaming chip.
Tickets to enter the Texas Hold'Em tournament are $100 and also include the meal and drinks plus a $10,000 gaming chip.
Tickets are encouraged to be purchased in advance. Tickets at the door will increase to $50 for casino and $120 for the Texas Hold'Em tournament.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Westerholm-Koehler Insurance, Gift & Gourmet, the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce office or at the Big Red Barn.
The casino fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ag Center located at 390 Cordova Road off of State Highway 123 North.