Couple picked lucky date to trade wedding vows; casino celebrates with ‘11’-themed prizes
HAMBURG, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2011) – Hamburg Casino at the Fairgrounds plays host to its first wedding, Friday, which happens to be 11-11-11, when Monica Conlon and Mike Santasiero tie the knot.
The couple wanted to have their wedding on the lucky date but discovered that municipal buildings will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. So they inquired about the possibility of a wedding at the gaming venue.
The casino not only agreed to host the wedding but also to provide a complimentary reception to acknowledge the hosting of its first such celebration.
“Both Monica and Mike are regulars – and good players – and are excited to get married here at the casino,” said Laura Galligan, the casino’s marketing director. “He’s luckier on the machines, but they are both lucky in love.”
The ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. in a private dining area off of the Midway Buffet. Their free reception will include a buffet dinner and champagne for 10 guests and free play for the gaming floor.
To celebrate, the casino will also hold 11 drawings each hour between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday for free-play prizes. An 11 p.m. drawing features a cash prize of $1,111.