Central Michigan University Program Board is making gambling and sexual health a safe bet Tuesday night, offering a free night of entertainment and sexual education with the “The Condom Casino Tour.”
“The purpose of the casino is to inform students about safe sex practices and to promote free testing for sexual transmitted diseases,” Program Board cultural chairperson and Grosse Pointe Woods senior Coi Mach said.
The Condom Casino Tour will transform the Rotunda room of the Bovee University Center into a sex-themed casino from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Students will be able to choose from 10 sex-themed casino games involving the consequences of sexual choices.
“I think we have had a lot of support for it, especially because spring break is coming up,” Public Relations Chairperson and Austin senior Nicole Murawski said.
Some of the games include Texas Cond’em, Lucky in Love Dice, Let It Ride, STD Bingo and Beer Goggle Blackjack, where players play blackjack while wearing glasses that simulate intoxication.
Each game is meant to teach players a lesson about issues like the danger of STDs, the effects of alcohol on decision making, the use of birth control and avoiding sexually risky situations.
Two thousand condoms will be used as currency to gamble with at the casino. The Program Board encourages students to keep the condoms they win. It is expected up to 100 people will attend the event, Murawski said.
The casino marks the end of the Program Board’s Sexual Awareness Week. Other events included The Great Porn Debate on Tuesday, a screening of the documentary “Let’s Talk about Sex” on Wednesday, and a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” in Plachta Auditorium on Saturday.