Ring in 2020 with friends, fun and games at Lake Martin Young Professionals’ second annual New Year’s Eve Casino Night. After a hugely successful event last year, the YPs will once again host its New Year’s Eve party open to the public on Dec. 31 at The Mill Two Eighty from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Valley Bank will be the presenting sponsor, along with gold sponsor Lake Martin Signature Construction and silver sponsor Alex City Glass Co.

Allegiance Casino Events and Game Rentals will bring authentic casino games, complete with chips, dealers and the full casino atmosphere from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Games will include blackjack, Texas hold ’em, three-card poker, craps and roulette.

“We are adding a few more of the most popular tables this year. If we’re going to have a party, we want there to be enough to go around,” said Jacob Meacham, Alexander City Chamber of Commerce vice president of business development. “There will be two more blackjack tables, one more poker table and an additional roulette.”

Tickets are $50 each, which includes $1,000 in chips to play the casino games, plus live entertainment by Namrehs Productions from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.; food available until 11 p.m.; and there will be a champagne toast with a countdown to midnight. Ocie & Belle’s cash bar will be on site serving up cocktails and beverages until midnight. 

Cash in remaining chips between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. for raffle tickets and chances to win some great prizes. Prizes will be announced around 11 p.m.

Last year, tickets sold out before the event, so be sure to purchase from the limited supply early. Guests must be aged 21 years old or over to attend, and no outside food or beverages are permitted.

“We did sell out ahead of time, and at this point, we’re outpacing sales from the same time last year,” said Meacham.

Purchase tickets online at lakemartinyp.com/casinonight or in person at the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce, 175 Aliant Pkwy. or at Ocie & Belle’s, 41 Main St. in Alexander City.