Step 1 – Establish a Budget
Casino Party Budgets range from $25. to $100. per person, depending on location, food and beverage, and décor. Food will often comprise 40% of the budget, with 40% allocated to the Casino Vendor, and the additional 20% allocated to facility rental, entertainment, prizes, and decorations. These amounts will vary depending on your organization’s preferences.
Step 2 – Vendor Selection
This first step is critical to the success of your event. You want to make sure your casino party vendor carries professional looking equipment and not just table toppers (laydowns that sit on top of a banquet table). In addition, the vendor should have at least 8 – 10 years of experience and should own their equipment. Many agencies and event companies misrepresent the fact that they own their equipment, when they just subcontract to a casino rental company. Some agencies have been known to double the rental fee when they subcontract. There are many newcomers to the industry that just imitate their competitors, and don’t have the experience to run a proper event. Also, a qualified vendor will be able to give advice on table and prize selection. Some vendors will give a few choices in renting the equipment, such as full service (providing everything, including the dealers), limited service (providing the tables and a Pit Boss, and they would train your volunteer dealers), and renting the equipment themselves.
Step 3 – Date & Time Selection
The date of your event may be determined on the facility and vendor availability. Most casino parties will last for about 4 hours, with about 3 hours of actual gambling time and the rest for food serving, cashing out at the end of the night, and leftover cocktail waitresses. The time may also affect the potential amount of equipment and time to set up your casino party.
Step 4 – Location Selection
The location you select should be easily accessible to your attendees. The facility should also be able to accommodate the casino tables, food and beverage, entertainment, and your attendees comfortably. Some facilities, such as hotels, will not allow you to bring in outside food vendors.
Step 5 – Table Selection
The number of tables you select should be based on the number of attendees expected. Most casino planners expect 75% of guests playing at any given time. The other 25% will be either watching, eating, enjoying the entertainment, or schmoozing.
Step 6 – Theme Selection
While there are many themes for casino parties, it is critical to ensure that the theme is compatible with the budget and set up. Most often, casino themes will clash, even if they are similar on the surface. A party for two adults where the theme is “Dominobet” will be out of place at a Las Vegas casino, even if both tables are covered with chess boards.
Step 7 – Prop supplies
The number of prop supplies you select should be based on the number of attendees expected. Bookable items will be needed to operationalize the casino party facility. You will understand that prop supplies will be necessary whether you are building a full-fledged casino party facility, or just a simple tent or booth.
Step 8 -icks and snacks
The number of eatables and beverages you will need to supply your attendees will depend in large part on the number of attendees.Hourly estimates are needed to determine the amount of food and beverage items you will need, and the number of attendees expected. On the other hand, weekly estimates will allow you more leeway in terms of pricing and allowable items.
Step 9 -icians and harmless items
Poker tables will be required, regardless of the theme of your casino party. In addition, any type of croupier or showman that will be necessary for the entertainment should be staff members who enjoy being part of an event. They will also be required to follow all rules and procedures, be professionally trained, and be smiley and Approachable at all times.
Step 10 – Prizes
The number of prizes to give away, and the size of each prize, should be based on the number of attendees expected. comfortably acceptable prizes should be Given to the least attractive and least popular contestants, in order to attract the Most Popular Contestants!