Tuesday, 22 July 2014

BGO brings a touch of Vegas to London


Towards the end of June, Beautykinguk and I was invited to an event called the #bgomeetup in the heart of King’s Cross. The very mention of bloggers, roulette, blackjack not forgetting pizza and alcohol was all it took for me to accept the invitation, thanks James and Joe Blogs Network.

The night started brilliantly, being handed some fake money to play on either the Blackjack or the Roulette tables in an attempt to ‘Beat the Boss’ - a life-sized cut out of Austin Powers star Verne Troyer. Keith, our wonderful professional croupier, soon got a griup of us together to test our knowledge (or lack of) of poker and tried to teach us a few tricks of the trade before we started to use our own fake money we had been given upon entry.







The idea of the evening being to raise money for WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) and in doing so there would be two prizes on offer - one for the person with the most chips at the end of the evening and the other for the best selfie with Verne.

Now we (Steve and I) didn't have a hope in hell when it comes to the chips, a few glasses of prosecco the chips disappeared but I had one trick up my sleeve, knowing my beloved had drunk a fair bit of prosecco, I could talk him into posing with Verne, assuming we could track him down from the ladies loo where some bloggers had taken him for a selfie (the mind boggles). Once we had secured Verne, this happened:

         

Yes Steve managed to win the selfie competition by turning into his Alta-ego Lizard King and won a Magic Eight Ball which is how we now make any decision we can neither agree on and a bottle of prosecco.

Thank you Joe Blogs Network and BGO - it was a great night, we met some wonderful people and most of all we raised some much needed money for the WWF.

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great night and all for a good cause too.

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  2. Looks like it was a really fun evening and great that it was for the WWF.

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  3. What a fun event!! Fab that the 2 of you get to go to meet ups together! I love the casino!! :)
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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  4. Would love to attend something like this, looks like loads more fun than our local casino!

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