All bets on Japan exchange
It was all glitz and glamour as punters chipped in towards a cultural exchange in Japan for Forest View High School students.
The June 20 casino night run by Mad Hatters Event Management raised funds for the trip.
An impressive 133 people came to the South Waikato Sports and Events Centre to bet on roulette, and cards with fake money.
Profits went towards the trip for the group of seven students.
While the total amount fundraised is yet to be tallied, teacher in charge of the exchange, Teupoko Natua said the year 9-13 students had reached their target.
The exchange with sister school, Misato Kita High School is in its 16th year.
The two-week trip in September comprises five days with a host family then the group will explore places such as Toyko and Hiroshima.
The $1000 play money chips were ready to be spent by Dylan Jaffe, left, Matt Broman, Sean Gillard and Dylan Dixon.