It’s no secret that anyone over the age of 25 will have had fantasies of starring in a James Bond film. The flashy cars, the expensive suits, what’s not to love?
Not many of us will get the chance to live such a lavish lifestyle, but maybe, just maybe, we could inject a touch of Casino Royal into our otherwise mundane existences.
Whether your next event is a fundraiser, a community fun day or a workplace Christmas do, add a twist, a casino night is the perfect way to add a touch of class and fun.
Where will it be held?
There are many options for your choice of venue. You could maybe try an actual casino, see how much they would charge to rent out the function rooms.
Another option would be to find a small but quaint ballroom or restaurant. This will show your attendees that they are in for a night of fancy wining and dining with the added treat of gambling.
Alternatively, find a suitable function room. From there, you have free reign. Once the room is filled with roulette wheels, blackjack tables or maybe even some electronic gambling games, it will all come together.
Who is invited?
If it is a work party, clearly you want your colleagues and management in attendance. However, if it is a community affair, you need to tread lightly. Ensuring that every attendant is over 18 years old is imperative. Next, you need to be vigilant. Some people simply do not agree with gambling, whether it is for charity or personal gain. Therefore, don’t force your casino night down people’s throats. The people who want to be there, will be there.
What is your goal?
If the plan is to have a bit of fun, maybe agree to put a cap on bets. Nobody wants to go on a work event only to come home and have to take out a second mortgage. Get a feel for the maximum that people are happy to pay over the entire night, and adjust accordingly.
If you are holding the casino night for a charity event, I’d suggest to keep the cap but to have a bit of leniency. Should someone wish to bet more in order to support the charity more, ensure that it is well within their ability.
Know the game
Not everyone will be aware of how to play every single casino game out there. Have people on hand to assist with any queries someone may have.
Ensure that you offer a wide variety of options such as Texas Hold Em Poker, Blackjack, Roulette and Electronic Games.
Do I roll the dice on one day liability insurance?
While Gambling can be fun, gambling with your event insurance is not a wise choice. Get a one day liability insurance quote that can be tailored to your requirements and can include public liability, employers liability, cancellation and event equipment
If you’re struggling to come up with new ideas for your next events, take a look at our guide to a year of events