How to Throw a Casino-Themed Party
Every once in a while, it’s nice to throw a party at home and ask all of your friends to gather for a good time. We recently contacted Leo Twin, the CEO of casino review site Gamblerspro.com to ask his opinion on throwing a casino-themed party at home.
As the previous owner of a party business, and the current owner of a casino portal site, he had some great advice for throwing a casino party on a budget.
1. Think About the Games
You’ll need to have some casino games in the house to make it feel legitimate. There are some fun games you can buy at Argos and other retailers if you want to keep it simple.
However, you should also consider setting up an account with a real live casino and playing some real money games, according to Leo. This is a fun way to get everyone gathered around a widescreen TV or computer monitor, each picking numbers on the roulette wheel and placing bets.
“The most important part is that this is legal,” Leo told us. “Accepting real money bets on your own roulette wheel would be impossible without a license, unless you use something like monopoly money.”
That’s a good point! If you’re going to think about running real money games at your casino party, make absolutely sure it’s legal to do so.
Sites like https://gamblerspro.com can help you find real money live casinos you can trust. Once you’ve set up an account, load it with say $100 of credit and allow each party guest to make a wager. You could even agree to donate anything you all win to a good cause.
2. Ask the Guests to Dress Up
Setting a dress code for your casino party could really help set the theme and make things more realistic. You could ask everyone to dress up like a 1920’s gangster or flapper, or even set a theme for an era like the 60s or 70s.
Having everyone dress up helps the mind get into the theme of the party. All the guests will be on the same page, and it becomes a bit of a fancy dress thing as well as a casino party.
“I used to throw parties exactly like this,” Leo told us. “The 1920s, the Al Capone type of theme was almost the most popular.”
3. Bring in Caterers
Think about whether you want to give your guests a meal or just want to provide finger food and drinks. You can do anything from ordering a load of pizzas from dominos to offering a buffet and bringing in a popup bar for the night.
There’s no right or wrong here. Think about the type of night you want it to be and act accordingly. Just remember that greasy foods might not be best when guests are touching cards, balls for the roulette wheel, etc.
4. Consider a Proper Poker Tournament
There are specialist companies that run real poker tournaments at parties. Some of them are generic, but there are specialist companies for lads and ladies featuring bikini-clad games hosts or chippendales for the women.
“A poker tournament is a great way to bring everyone together and bond the group,” Leo told us. “Offer fun prizes like bottles of liquor and vouchers for the winners.”
5. Don’t Forget the Music
You don’t necessarily have to go all out and hire a DJ or a jazz band. It could be as simple as downloading a couple of hours of tunes that represent the era the party is set in. For example, if you do go for the 1920s theme, some old-school jazz tracks will really help with the atmosphere.
Think carefully about both the dress code and the music, Leo says. These two things more than anything else will create the atmosphere of your casino party. “The rest takes care of itself as guests mingle and have fun with the games. I’ve thrown over 100 casino parties, and they’ve all gone well bar one when the DJ failed to show up.”