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Offeree Celebration

Location: City Winery

Client: Consulting Firm

Synopsis:
Each year this Chicago consulting firm recruits several new members to their team. As part of the recruiting and celebration, they hosted a Casino Night at City Winery. In addition to the gaming tables and dealers, CEI also provided an animated photo booth! It was a great party!

Casino Royale

Location: Palmer House Hilton

Client: Big City Events

Synopsis:
As part of a 50th birthday celebration, CEI was asked to bring in casino tables and dealers to fit a James Bond theme party. The event included custom chips and felts on the tables.

Casino Night

Location: Grand Geneva

Client: Magnificent Events

Synopsis:
Guests were treated to gaming tables in the cocktail session prior to dinner. Models were hired to align with the overall Playboy theme of the event.

Casino Night

Location: Marriott O'Hare

Client: CTC

Synopsis:
CEI provided a fun interactive casino night for this group who had been in meetings all day. Players mingled and networked with co-workers. The top winner took home a gift card.

USG - Vision and Values

Location: Hilton Suites Mag Mile

Client: USG

Synopsis:
As a fun interactive event during a week of meetings in Chicago, this building supply company incorporated a Casino Night. Guests took part in Black Jack, Poker, Big 6 Wheel, Roulette and Craps to win raffle tickets for prizes ranging from USG coffee mugs to an Xbox Kinect.

Chicago Office Celebration

Location: City Winery

Client: Consulting Firm

Synopsis:
A Chicago consulting company incorporated a speakeasy casino into their weekend celebration. CEI provided the tables and dealers, along with a 'secret password' at each table for players to win bonus chips. At the end of the fun-filled evening, prizes were raffled off.

Casino Night

Location: Peninsula Hotel

Client: Winston & Strawn LLP

Synopsis:
The attorneys and support staff of Winston & Strawn enjoyed an evening of gaming and fun with their summer associates. The evening was elegant yet high spirited as guests interacted with CEI dealers over games of black jack, craps, poker, roulette and more!

Casino Night

Location: Westin North Shore

Client: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Synopsis:
The dice was rolling and the wheel spinning as over 140 Wolters Kluwer team members too part in an evening of gaming an fun at their annual meeting in the Chicago area. games included Craps, Poker, Black Jack, Roulette and the Big Wheel.

Deal or No Deal?

Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield Building

Client: McKinsey & Company

Synopsis:
As part of their recruitment process, McKinsey & Company held a dinner for the candidates and recruiters. This year, to add to the fun, they included a Casino Night, complete with Black Jack, Poker, Roulette and Craps. CEI provided the tables, equipment and dealers for a fun evening of play.

US Commercial Meeting

Location: Renaissance Schaumburg

Client: Chicago Travel Consultants

Synopsis:
As part of a fun evening during their week of meetings, a personal care product company hosted a Mardi Gras Casino Night. CEI provided the gaming equipment and dealers who accessorized with Mardi Gras beads, masks and hats.

Casino Games for Product Fair

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Client: Kuoni Destination Management, Inc.

Synopsis:
A major bio-med firm used CEI Casino Games to incentivize visiting product booths and learning. Visit a booth, get coupons good for casino chips!

McKinsey - Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Location: The Ivy Room

Client: McKinsey & Company

Synopsis:
As an incentive for recruits to join their firm, McKinsey & Company had a Casino Night. Guests tried their hand at Black Jack, Roulette and Craps to win fabulous prizes, including an Amazon Kindle.

McDonald's Treasury Department Holiday Party

Location: The Wyndham

Client: McDonald's

Synopsis:
McDonald's Treasury Department went all out with a 1930's Speakeasy/ Casino Night. CEI provided tables, dealers, green screen and roaming photographers, and flappers and gangsters added to the atmosphere. Guests dressed up and enjoyed an evening trying their luck at the tables.

Holiday Party

Location: Chicago Cultural Center

Client: Food for Thought

Synopsis:
Food for Thought brought on CEI to add a fun, interactive element to their client's annual holiday party. Guests tried their luck at gaming tables such as Black Jack, Roulette and Craps and then entered a raffle for fun prizes!

Bates, Carey, Nicolaide Holiday Party

Location: Venue One

Client: Food Evolution

Synopsis:
Every year for their holiday party, this law firm offers an interactive activity. Food Evolution called upon CEI to bring in some casino tables, dealers and positive energy for their after-dinner games.

USG - Vision and Values

Location: Wyndham Chicago

Client: USG

Synopsis:
USG brought on CEI for their annual casino night during their vision and values meetings for their newly hired/promoted management teams. Guests tried their luck at gaming tables such as Black Jack, Roulette and Craps and then entered a raffle for USG and other fun prizes!

Texas Hold'em Tournament

Location: Trump Hotel

Client: GSS

Synopsis:
Following a trade show in Chicago, a major supplier of natural sweeteners hosted a 150+ person Texas Hold'em Tournament for their clients in the spectacular Trump Hotel Chicago. CEI provided 25 poker dealers, the tables, the tournament structure and all the supplies for a spectacular evening of fun, gaming and networking.

Information Exchange Meeting Casino Night

Location: Chicago Hilton and Towers

Client: Chicago Travel Consultants

Synopsis:
For a bit of fun after a day of meetings, this Midwest group gathered for some games of chance. 850 players were given a chance to try their luck at Black Jack, Poker, Roulette, Craps and the Big Wheel. They cashed in at the end of the night and were entered in a raffle. The number of raffle entries depended on how well they did with the games, and how much they 'won'

Motorola Consultants and System Integrator's Conference

Location: Motorola Innovation Center

Client: Motorola, Inc.

Synopsis:
Seventy-five technical clients were hosted by Motorola at their high-tech Innovation Center to cap a day of training and demonstrations. To pull it off Motorola reached out to CEI to provide after dinner casino gaming complete with Black Jack. Poker, Roulette and Craps all run by CEI's outstanding casino dealers.

Chips for Charity

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Client: TBA Global

Synopsis:
As part of a fundraiser evening for their foundation, this non-profit invited guests to take part in a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. Three rounds were held over 3 1/2 hours with nearly 250 participants. CEI provided trained dealers, Pit Boss, coordinators and a DJ for the evening.

Hometown America Holiday Party

Location: Metropolitan Club at the Sears Tower

Client: Hometown America

Synopsis:
As entertainment for the annual holiday party, HTA tapped Corporate Event Interactive to provide some exciting casino games. Craps, Roulette and Black Jack tables were hopping after dinner, as people vied for bragging rights of Big Winner.

USG - Vision and Values

Location: Omni Hotel

Client: USG

Synopsis:
USG brought on CEI for their annual casino night during their vision and values meetings for their newly hired/promoted management teams. Guests tried their luck at gaming tables such as Black Jack, Roulette and Craps and then entered a raffle for USG and other fun prizes!

Casino Night

Location: Grand Geneva Resort

Client: Meetings & Incentives

Synopsis:
Meetings & Incentives tapped CEI to provide the casino gaming and dealers for their client's fun teambuilding event once again. In addition to the traditional casino games, guests could earn chips at the game stations, which included a golf game and the ever-popular Guitar Hero. At the end of the evening, guests pooled their chips into two teams.

Casino Night

Location: Palmer House Hilton

Client: On The Scene

Synopsis:
Some casino games were offered with dinner as part of a fun evening for a group of sales managers during their national meeting. Guests played for fun and practice.

Winston & Strawn Casino Night

Location: The Peninsula Hotel

Client: Winston & Strawn

Synopsis:
Winston & Strawn had a Casino Night Dinner and Reception for their summer associates and spouses. The three top winners won prizes. There was also a raffle for all of the attendees regardless of their luck at the tables!

Casino Night

Location: Excalibur

Client: Chicago Travel Consultants

Synopsis:
The Casino Games were a portion of the entertainment for this group of over 1000 pharmaceutical employees. There were a variety of tables - Black Jack, Poker, Craps and Roulette. The tables were hopping all night as guests tested their luck.

Conference Celebration

Location: Chicago Illuminating Company

Client: Dynami Group

Synopsis:
The balcony at the Chicago Illuminating Company was transformed into a mini casino as a portion of the entertainment for this event for over 200 people. We had one black jack and one poker table for anyone who was interested in hanging out with Lady Luck for a little while.

Team Casino Night

Location: Marriott O'Hare

Client: Creative Group

Synopsis:
A team element was added to the traditional CEI Casino Night. Each team was given a certain amount of money to play with, and could debit out of the bank. An emcee was brought in to allow teams to earn more spending money by answering company trivia.

Casino Night

Location: Client's Home

Client: MBM Productions

Synopsis:
For the third year in a row CEI helped manage and provided casino dealers for this production company's annual holiday event.

Casino Night

Location: Danada House

Client: ConAgra Foods

Synopsis:
CEI coordinated a casino night for ConAgra's Grocery Division. Gaming included black jack, poker, roulette and craps for 120 people.

Casino Night

Location: Omni Hotel

Client: USG Corporation

Synopsis:
CEI helped coordinate a casino night for USG's new hires. Gaming included black jack, poker, big wheel, roulette and craps.

Viva Las Vegas Casino Night

Location: Grand Geneva Resort

Client: Meetings and Incentives

Synopsis:
Guests were divided into two teams to win chips for an unknown prize. In addition to the traditional Black Jack, Poker, Craps and Roulette, people could win chips at "Shoot the Moon" and "Pit Boss Bowling". Additional decor brought in by CEI also helped to re-create Vegas at this Midwest resort.

Texas Hold 'Em

Location: Fairmont Hotel

Client: On the Scene Destination Management

Synopsis:
Corporate Event Interactive supplied three dealers and tables for a nearly-impromptu Texas Hold 'em Tournament.

Texas Hold'em Tournament

Location: Renaissance Hotel O'Hare

Client: SAI Global

Synopsis:
This group of 35 mostly salespeople were coming from all over the States for meetings - their first as a part of a larger conglomerate. The event consisted of a 30-minute training session, then one qualifying round and the championship round. It was an excellent way for people to meet and connect.

Casino Night

Location: Sidebar Grille

Client: Barbara Charal

Synopsis:
Helped celebrate Barbara Charal's 50th birthday celebration with high-energy gaming tables and dealers at a local night spot in downtown Chicago.

Casino Night

Location: Chicago Illuminating Company

Client: Event Architects

Synopsis:
Helped produce the casino portion of a James Bond 007 themed dinner event at Chicago Illuminating Company as an opening reception for a users conference. Games include Craps, Roulette, Poker and Black Jack.

James Bond 007 Casino Night

Location: Hotel 71

Client: CCH/WoltersKluwer

Synopsis:
CEI hosted and entertained this group of 90 - 100 people at their annual meeting. The theme was 007 - James Bond, with prizes including the James Bond DVD collections.

Casino Night

Location: Omni Hotel Chicago

Client: USG Corporation

Synopsis:
CEI helped coordinate a casino night for USG's new hires. Gaming included black jack, poker, big wheel, roulette and craps.

Casino Night

Location: The Odyssey on Navy Pier

Client: Chicago Travel Consultants

Synopsis:
We turned the Topaz Deck into a casino, with Black Jack, Roulette and Craps tables.

Casino Staff

Location: Private Residence

Client: MBM Productions

Synopsis:
Provided casino staff to run four blackjack tables, a craps and roulette table for a holiday party for this production company. Also helped decorate the venue by hanging white Italian lights.

Casino Night

Location: Hyatt O'Hare

Client: Chicago Travel Consultants

Synopsis:
The Casino Night was an activity during dinner and cocktails for a group of engineers from across the United States, Canada and Nicaragua. There were 60-70 people who know each other, but do not get to see each other often. They played for fun - no prizes were involved.

Casino Night

Location: Rosewood Restaurant & Banquets

Client: UOP

Synopsis:
Teams were compiled to try their collective luck at a variety of Casino games. When one person busted, they could get chips from their teammates. It was a fun evening for an energetic group!

Casino Night

Location: Hilton Suites

Client: USG Corporation

Synopsis:
Coordinated a casino night for newer hires during meeting in Chicago. Attendees traveled from across the nation to attend this event.

Texas Hold'em

Location: Chicago Yacht Club - Belmont Ave.

Client: Experient

Synopsis:
Provided a Texas Hold'em poker tournament as a backup to a team sailing event.

Casino Night

Location: Crown Plaza Chicago O'Hare

Client: On The Scene

Synopsis:
Provided casino games and dealers for a fun networking event after this group's all day annual meeting.

Casino Reception

Location: The Chicago Cultural Center

Client: Northwest Pipe

Synopsis:
Produced a casino event at the majestic Chicago Cultural Center for an important client reception for Northwest Pipe at the ISH North America Trade Show hosted in Chicago.

Texas Hold Em Tournament

Location: Chicago Illuminating Company

Client: Irwin Productions

Synopsis:
The heat was on as the tournament boiled down to one table for this international group on an incentive trip to Chicago. The ultimate prize was $10,000 and bragging rights!

Casino Night

Location: Chicago Theater

Client: Event Architects

Synopsis:
CEI provided black jack, poker, craps and roulette tables with dealers for a social event during a week-long trade show in Chicago. Karaoke and DJ services were also provided.

Casino Night

Location: Embassy Suites

Client: On the Scene Destination Management

Synopsis:
Hosted a Las Vegas night as a thank you for one of their retail partners. The group of mostly women enjoyed Poker, Black Jack, Roulette and Craps, and won chips to enter a raffle to win products. The energetic emcee led them in dances, and impromptu music trivia.

Casino Night

Location: Porsche's Office

Client: Porsche Enterprises

Synopsis:
As a surprise, and to put into practice the ideas that were learned in their annual meeting, the managers involved in Porsche Financial Services were treated to a Casino Night. They quickly got into the betting, but many of them were fiscally responsible with their winnings! It was a fun way to "drive" home the idea.

Casino Dealers

Location: Doubletree Oak Brook

Client: Tamar Productions

Synopsis:
CEI provided staff for the casino night for this company's accountants.

Casino Night

Location: Chicago Theater

Client: Food For Thought Catering

Synopsis:
The stakes were high at the Casino Night this time around! After a morning meeting, the group got to network and play some games. They won raffle tickets that could be put in for the raffle prize of their choice.

Polynesian Casino

Location: Eaglewood Resort and Spa

Client: Factory Card & Party Outlet

Synopsis:
This casino night got a taste of the tropics with Polynesian dancers performing during dinner and before the gaming begins, and large-themed decor.

Light Up The Night Casino Night

Location: Chicago Illuminating Company

Client: ABN Amro

Synopsis:
The Chicago Illuminating Company was the hot-spot for the LaSalle Bank and Standard Federal Bank's VIP's "Light Up The Night" client entertaining event. This evening for about 200 people was complete with casino gaming, prizes, cocktails and fine food.

Casino Night

Location: The Chicago Illuminating Company

Client: ABN Amro (LaSalle Bank)

Synopsis:
The Chicago Illuminating Company was the hot spot for the LaSalle Bank and Standard Federal Bank's VIP's "Light Up The Night" client entertaining event. This evening for about 200 people was complete with casino gaming, prizes, cocktails and fine food.

Casino Night for National Sales Meeting

Location: Marriott O'Hare

Client: UVEST Financial

Synopsis:
Coordinated Casino Night for national sales meeting. All required licenses, volunteers and equipment were secured. On-site coordination was also provided by CEI.

Casino Night

Location: Marriott O'Hare

Client: Uvest

Synopsis:
Coordinated Casino Night for national sales meeting. All required licenses, volunteers and equipment were secured. On-site coordination was also provided by CEI.

Casino Training

Location: Mellon Financial Corporation's Office

Client: Mellon Financial Corporation's Office

Synopsis:
As a break from the daily routine, a friendly Texas Hold 'em dealer offered tips and instructions on the basics of this popular game.

Casino Night for Annual Store Owners Meeting

Location: Pheasant Run Resort

Client: Factory Card and Party Outlet

Synopsis:
Over 75 raffle gifts awaited guests after trying their luck at a variety of casino gaming tables such as Craps and Roulette. This all-employee casino night for over 250 people provided just the right atmosphere for guests to relax, network and have fun.

Casino Night

Location: Hard Rock Hotel

Client: ABN Amro (LaSalle Bank)

Synopsis:
The Hard Rock Hotel rocked this evening as a swank setup for casino gaming, food and highly entertained a group of important bank clients.

Casino Night

Location: Pheasant Run Resort

Client: Mariner Health Care

Synopsis:
What better way to end a long day of content heavy meetings than relaxing with coworkers over some games of chance? This reception, including casino style games and music followed an awards ceremony that completed a National Sales Meeting.

Casino Night

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

Client: Progress in Planning

Synopsis:
The Four Seasons Hotel provided an elegant setting for an important night of casino style gaming for this financial institution and its clients. As with all casino events in Illinois, CEI helped obtain the state licensing, recruit and train the dealers and managed the event on site.

Corporate Event Team Challenge

Location: USG Showroom

Client: USG

Synopsis:
As a fun, teambuilding program for a hard working staff, the planning committee from USG's financial department hosted a casino event at a USG showroom where teams rotated through a variety of gaming stations to win the most money for their team.

Casino Night

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Client: Chicago Travel Consultants

Synopsis:
CEI provided over 125 volunteer casino dealers (from seven organizations) and 60 gaming tables for this impressive Las Vegas themed casino night that attracted over 1,000 guests attending a company conference.

Regional Dealers Incentive Casino Party

Location: Wyndham Lisle

Client: Creative Attractions, Inc.

Synopsis:
Coordinated five Las Vegas style games for regional dealer incentive program. Secured licenses, volunteers and equipment and provided on-site coordination and prize distribution.

Rat Pack Casino Night on Private Yacht

Location: M/V Carrousel

Client: TransUnion

Synopsis:
TransUnion called upon CEI to produce an important networking reception for their clients at an annual trade show in Florida. CEI proposed several options at various locations near the convention center. Our client decided on a Casino Night with a Rat Pack theme aboard a private yacht. Casino games, a martini bar, delicious food and famous characters such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe helped guests network and enjoy the evening of spirited conversation and good times.

Western Theme Casino Night

Location: Cog Hill Golf Club

Client: Alicorne Productions

Synopsis:
Capped off an annual golf outing with an exciting, Western style casino event "under the big-top." Cowboy and cowgirl dealers dealt the games while guests enjoyed a BBQ feast and Western theme entertainment.

50th Birthday Party

Location: Elmhurst Orthopedic

Client: Dr. Gene Bartucci

Synopsis:
Transformed Dr. Bartucci's orthopedic rehabilitation clinic into a Las Vegas style casino, including games, decor and catering, to help celebrate his wife's birthday.

Casino Night for Holiday Party

Location: Ravisloe Country Club

Client: Word of Mouth Entertainment

Synopsis:
Five branches of a community got together to celebrate the end of the year in a Monte Carlo style setting of gaming tables and fabulous prizes.

Casino Night with Game Stations

Location: Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza

Client: Frito-Lay, Inc.

Synopsis:
A great evening of loud cheering and outstanding networking was had by this group of 150+ sales professionals as they vied for prizes by earning the most winnings at several games of chance including Craps, Roulette and Black jack. two theme carnival game stations, Shooting Gallery and Trophy Toss, were also incorporated to give participants more opportunities to win $$$.

Casino Night

Location: Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Client: Alicorne Productions

Synopsis:
For five years in a row coordinated Casino Night for a hospitality reception for trade show. All required licenses, volunteers and equipment were secured. On-site coordination and prize distribution was also provided by CEI.

Las Vegas Themed Casino Night

Location: Chicago Athletic Association

Client: Electro-Motive a Division of General Motors

Synopsis:
Produced a Vegas theme Casino Night for international representatives. Handled reservations for over 200 respondents, facilitated registration and transportation, provided volunteer dealers, hired celebrity Rat Pack impersonators, and decorated site for an evening of games and glitz!

International Themed Casino Night

Location: Palmer House Hilton

Client: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Synopsis:
Produced an international casino night for 500 guests at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton complete with roulette tables, big wheels, poker tables, and 30 blackjack tables. Theme areas decor accents included a 40' tall oriental fan, a 14' tall Eiffel Tower and life size jungle animals.

"We really appreciate all the time and effort you and your team put towards this event. "

– Christ Church of Oak Brook