Let us be honest. None of your employees want to attend the same old corporate picnic, with the same BBQ out in the open, play boring games and have forced conversation with coworkers and others. They have been attending these kinds of events for years now and as you may have noticed, these events aren’t fun anymore. Your employees desire something different, something extraordinary, something completely out of the box.
So, why not give them what they desire? How, you ask? By organizing a casino party.
Casino parties have emerged as an affordable and practical way to bring that Las Vegas experience everyone desires at a fraction of the cost. Whether it is an engagement party, a fundraiser or birthday; casino-themed parties are sure to give the guests the time of their lives. Recognizing the popularity of casino parties and how much guests love them, many companies have begun to organize these events for their employees. They have stepped out of the mainstream corporate events and are now giving their employees something they truly enjoy.
The reason employees love casino parties is because they are completely different from company picnics and other parties where there is nothing that can entertain them. At a casino parties, employees can play casino games like roulette, poker, blackjack, craps, money wheel, etc., they can win different kinds of prizes, challenge their colleagues, eat their favorite food, drink vodka and dance to the sound and beat of music. There is no other corporate party that can provide this much entertainment to your employees.
Have we piqued your interest in casino parties? Do you want to throw the perfect casino party for your employees that they all will love? To help you organize a perfect casino party for your employees, we’ve compiled a list of tips that will help you plan this big event and ensure that nothing goes wrong.
1. Set Your Budget
The first thing you must do is decide on your budget. Costs can mount as you move forward with planning so it is important to set your budget early; otherwise, you will end up breaking the bank in hopes of throwing the perfect casino party for your employees.
If you have a high budget, we recommend that you go all-out with professional catering, elaborate decorations, professional props, a marquee, professional dealers, hired waiters and help, and include as many casino games as you can. However, if you are low on budget and don’t want to spend too much on your employees, go easy on the decorations, ask your staff members to volunteer as dealers for the games, and include only a few entertaining casino games.
2. Pick a Venue
Casino parties can be organized out in the open, but if the weather is not on your side, don’t pick an outdoor venue for this big event. Stay on the safe side and choose an indoor venue that can accommodate your guests.
3. Don’t Forget the Theme
Some people think that they don’t need a theme for a casino party. They are mistaken! A theme is essential for a casino party and if you follow through on it, it will knock the socks off your employees when they enter the party. You can choose glitzy Vegas-style theme or go with a Texas Hold’em Poker style party with chips, cards and leveled playing zones. If you wish to bring sophistication and class to your casino party, go with a Casino Royale.
4. Get the Invitations Ready
Your invitations should tie in the theme. When inviting your employees, convey to them the theme of your event and the dress code. If you are planning a Casino Royale party, ask your male employees to dress up in black and white with a black bow to augment the theme while women should take this opportunity to take their most glamorous dresses and sparkling jewelry out.
5. Decorations to Go with the Theme
After you have decided the theme and invitations, the next thing you need to do is turn your space into a casino. Make the best of what you got. Cover the tables with green, black and red tablecloths to give your party a real casino feel. Throw in props like chips, lights and cards. Turn doors into playing cards or make your own gigantic dice with the help of cardstock or Styrofoam cubes. There are many possibilities for decorations -- let your imagination lose and you may come with something extraordinary on your own.
6. Games Matter the Most
The most important part of casino parties is the casino games. You can’t afford to go wrong with them. It is essential to choose the games that all your employees will love to play so that everyone can have fun. Blackjack and Poker are incredibly popular. Multiple players can play these games so your employees won’t have to wait long for their turn.
In addition to Blackjack and Poker, you could also include roulette, baccarat and money wheel. This will allow all your employees to participate and play the games they are good at.
You can hire a casino party planning company to bring all casino games to your casino party and offer your employees a variety of entertaining games to play. Alternatively, if wish to go DIY, you could set up different zones for dice games, poker and other card games.
The gaming equipment can also be rented at an affordable price. Some of the most popular and least expensive rental tables include poker, and blackjack tables. Roulette wheel or craps table costs a little more. However, while only six to eight players can play blackjack and poker at a time, a craps table is able to accommodate twelve to fifteen players at once.
7. You Will Need Dealers too
You can’t expect all your employees to know the rules of casino games -- some of them may have never gone to a casino before. Therefore, you need dealers for games.
Professional dealers can help keep the games fun and provide instructions to guests who are unaware of the rules of casino games. If you have the budget, hire professional dealers to enhance the overall gambling experience of your guests. If you cannot foot the bill for professional dealers, then get someone from your staff who is familiar with casino games and rules to play the role of a dealer and make sure everyone is aware of the rules of the games.
8. Funny Money
Casino games in a casino party are not played with real money; rather, funny money is used. Print up some fake money with your company logo on the bills. At the end of the evening, offer your guests prizes like gift cards in exchange for their winnings.
9. Turn up the Volume
A perfect casino party is incomplete without the perfect playlist. Create a playlist with songs about Vegas, gambling and casino. Let your employees dance to the sound of music and create an enchanting Las Vegas experience.
10. Don’t Keep them Hungry
All those casino games and intense gambling will make your employees hungry. Since there will be cards and chips in their hands, serve finger foods like canapés, which won’t leave the dice and cards slippery.
11. Turn On the Party with Drinks
Can you imagine a casino party that is short on drinks? A few cans of soda or beer and a few bottles of wine will not be enough. From whisky to gin, beer to champagne, get it all stocked up for your casino party to keep your employees in the mood for the whole evening.
These are all the things you need to focus on when planning a casino party for your employees. If you wish to make the casino party perfect and offer a memorable time to your employees, don’t miss out on any of the things we have highlighted above. We know it can be hard to focus on all these aspects of planning a perfect casino party and if you don’t have any experience in organizing these kinds of parties, you will find it very hard to make your casino party absolutely perfect. Don’t fret, there is a way you can organize a perfect casino party for your employees where all these things will be taken care of.
All you need to do is contact 4S Casino Party and we’ll take care of the rest. At 4S Casino Party, we can bundle casino games, theme, décor, music, dancing and elegant catering into your party while making it affordable to you. We provide gaming equipment, professional dealers, delivery and set-up, and anything else you need to make a casino party perfect. In a nutshell, we can help you organize the best casino party for your employees – one they will remember all their life!