Whether it was blackjack or roulette, craps or poker, there was plenty of ‘money’ to be made Saturday night.

Drinks flowed and shouts of joy and pain echoed across the Marathon City Council chambers as the Business and Professional Women of Marathon hosted their ever-popular 2024 Keysino night on Feb. 17. With professional gaming tables and dealers provided by Casino Party Nights Florida, along with heavy hors d’oeuvres from Brutus Seafood, gamblers tested their luck all evening in the hopes of ending the night with a large stack of chips, giving them a shot at one of dozens of raffle prizes donated for the event.

Photos by ALEX RICKERT/Keys Weekly

Alex Rickert
Alex Rickert made the perfectly natural career progression from dolphin trainer to newspaper editor in 2021 after freelancing for Keys Weekly while working full time at Dolphin Research Center. A resident of Marathon since 2015, he fell in love with the Florida Keys community by helping multiple organizations and friends rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Irma. An avid runner, actor, and spearfisherman, he spends as much of his time outside of work on or under the sea having civil disagreements with sharks.