01. Where can I hold my Fantasy Casino Party?
Hotel ballrooms, country clubs, and party centers are our most common venues for a Fantasy Casino Party. They offer large, well-lit spaces, ample parking for your guests, and food and beverage services.
Try a local museum (a Stone-Age casino surrounded by dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History is a favorite). How about a Sports facility? (The Terrace Club at Safeco Field or maybe Century Link Field). Perhaps your own office building or warehouse? These types of facilities may offer a bit more of a challenge for catering and such, but the unusual venues can be well worth the effort.
Often your local church, fraternal organization or municipality has a hall you can rent. Even your own home can play host to a Fantasy Casino Party.
02. How much space do I need?
Our party-planners will work with you to determine exactly how much space will be required for the casino. It is all relative to the types of tables and the space you have to work with. Some spaces require some ingenuity and that’s where our professional party planners come in. They are prepared to walk you through all of the creative elements necessary for a successful event.
03. Are there any special requirements?
We’re pretty flexible when it comes to locations, and our equipment doesn’t require any special environments, but here are a couple of things to consider:
Space requirements While most of our card game tables can fit almost anywhere, some of the bigger games (Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Baccarat) may require special placement. In most halls, this is not a problem, but let’s face it...that 10-foot craps table is probably not going to fit in your den! Our party planners will work with you to make sure your available space is adequate for the equipment you plan to have.
Electrical requirements Our table games do not require electrical power. Some of our specialty equipment, such as Triple Crown Racing, Keno and Bingo, require access to one or more 110V outlets. Of course, DJ′s and Bands have their own electrical requirements. If you have purchased additional entertainment or décor as part of your casino event, our event planners will contact you with specific power requirements.
04. Can we have our casino party outdoors?
It depends... on the weather. Here in the northwest it is always a good idea to have a "rain contingency plan". While our equipment is designed for indoor use, we can set up a casino "Under the Stars" or as a "Picnic in the Park," provided there is a plan in place to ensure safety in the event of rain. We have also regularly done events in professionally-erected commercial tents with sides to protect everyone and everything from the unexpected summer downpour.
05. What games should I have... and how many?
This depends on your party. How many guests will be attending? Is our casino the only entertainment? Is your event a fund-raiser or purely social? Our staff is eager to help you create the perfect event and is prepared to cater the event to your needs, whether you opt for an existing package or you would like one designed specifically to you.
Almost every event we do has at least four types of games: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Texas Hold’em; but as you can see from our list of available games, we have a whole host of other games that are often added to the mix. In fact, we have the largest selection of games you’re likely to find anywhere!
06. How long should my party be?
When you contract with us, you have us for up to three hours of actual casino time. However most entertainment events we do have the casino open for about 2½ hours to allow time for prize givaways and any other planned entertainment. If needed, we can build additional gaming time into your event. If it′s a fund-raiser, you may want to have your casino open longer to maximize your patrons "donations" at the tables.
07. How do my guests start the gaming?
We will provide your guests with a starting bankroll of fantasy money. They can then approach any dealer at any table and buy their chips just like they would in a real casino — just with fantasy money.
08. Can I customize the money?
Absolutely! Many of our clients have a great deal of fun coming up with unique slogans and pictures to put on their fantasy money. We can send you easy-to-customize templates that will make the entire process a snap. Once you've created your custom money you simply print off what you need and you're ready to let the good times roll.
09. How much fantasy money should I give my guests?
That depends upon the type of event you’re holding. It’s best to work directly with your party planner to plan all the details concerning the fantasy money amounts, prizes, chip values, raffle ticket exchange rates, etc.
10. What should I use for prizes?
Your guests can win only prizes - never cash. We recommend providing one or (preferably) several prizes for your guests to win. The type and value of the prizes is totally up to you and can run the gamut from "gag" gifts costing a couple of dollars up to fabulous vacations and merchandise. As a rule, keep the scale of your prizes in line with the type of event you are hosting. Guests don’t expect to receive elaborate or costly prizes at a birthday party, so you may not need to spend a lot there. However, a high-society black-tie fund-raiser hoping to raise a large amount for charity may call for prizes on a much grander scale.
11. We're doing this just for fun - do I have to have prizes?
We always recommend providing prizes, if only to enhance the feeling of Winning Big! They don’t have to be anything fancy...they can even be "gag" gifts if you like. The goal is to simulate the casino environment and the fun of winning – without losing your shirt.
12. Am I forgetting anything?
Relax! We make it easy for you! Our party planners will take you through the entire process step by step. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want - we like you to have as much input as you feel comfortable giving, but count on us to ask the proper questions to get the information we need to ensure you have a fabulous event.