Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most popular games?
Blackjack will always be the most popular game. Texas Hold’em has gained popularity over the years as well. It is best to urge your guests to try and take full advantage of the event by moving from game to game. Craps and Roulette are games that will always draw crowds because they are great spectator games. Craps is especially popular because our professional dealers take their time to teach guests all the intricacies of the game. You will always find Craps to be the loudest table in the room!
Are Casino Parties good fundraising events?
They are excellent as fundraisers, and you can structure them several different ways. The most popular usually works this way: Your guests buy an admission ticket and receive a set amount of play money as a “thank you” for attending. They then use this play money at the casino tables. If they run out, they can purchase additional play money. A second way is to charge a low admission fee and not start guests with any play money. They can purchase their play money the night of the event. A third scenario (and a way to make additional revenue) is by “selling” sponsorship of the gaming tables to area businesses. These businesses sponsor a gaming table and then advertise their business by decorating the table with their logo, etc..
Do we need to provide our own dealers?
That is completely your choice. Most people take advantage of our trained professionals because it makes their planning easier. However, in fundraising scenarios where cost is an issue, our Pit Boss can train your volunteer dealers the gaming rules an hour or so before the event begins. The Pit Boss then stays and oversees the event, answering any questions that arise during the event.
Are Casino Parties legal?
Absolutely. We only use play money at our events; there is no “real” gambling. A “Casino Party” is purely an entertainment theme and is for entertainment purposes only. At the conclusion of the event, guests trade their play money for raffle tickets, which they use as chances to win the prizes that you provide. In order to save money, most fundraising events have their prizes donated by various area businesses.
How long should our Casino Party run?
We find 2 hours to be the best time frame…the way we’ve structured our events, we teach guests how to play the games in the first hour, and build up the excitement in the second hour by loosening up and having fun with the guests. We work up to the final hand (or spin) and leave all the guests walking away talking about what a great experience they’ve had!