If you’re fed up with binge-watching the same old Netflix box sets and are looking for something a little bit different for you and your friends, then why not treat them to an alternative night of fun by staging a casino night at home?
If you’re stuck for last-minute party ideas, this article explains what you need to do and the types of games you can play at your casino night.
Select the right games
You can play most of the table games that you will find at a typical online casino, where real dealers will oversee lots of favourites, including blackjack, roulette, baccarat and casino poker. An online casino would be a great starting place to give you an idea of what games to include in your casino night.
One of the first things you should think about is how much space you have in your home, as you would only be able to fit a certain amount of games in.
Second, avoid games that take an eternity to complete. Poker can be a slow game, meaning there would be a greater demand on your guests’ time and attention than other games like blackjack, where each hand takes just a few minutes, keeping everyone engaged.
Consider where you will get the games from
You only need a deck of cards to play games like blackjack and casino poker. A solitary deck of cards, on the other hand, will not transform your house or apartment into anything resembling a casino. To start with, a casino wouldn’t be complete without a roulette table. You could buy a felt version of the table layout and a cheap roulette wheel online, plus some plastic chips with which guests can place their bets.
You could also hire casino equipment if you want to create a casino night that your guests will never forget. You can rent it all from slot machines to roulette wheels if you have the money. You can even hire a dealer to run the games for you. The more realistic your gaming equipment, the more like an authentic gambling establishment your casino-themed evening will feel.
Don’t forget the décor
To create a suitable ambient casino experience, you must go beyond simply scattering casino games throughout your home. You can also include casino-style décor. To create dynamic lighting, hang a huge sparkly chandelier from the ceiling and place table lamps in corners to create the mood.
You could also use items like giant playing cards or dice and Las Vegas signs to decorate your home. You can find a wide variety of such things online. The more decorations and lighting you use, the more your guests will feel like they’ve just stepped into an actual casino the moment they walk through the door.
Choose the perfect music
If you don’t have music in the background, your home would not feel like a casino, so select the right soundtrack. It might be a matter of creating playlists that are appropriate for the casino environment. You could also hire a live band or a DJ if you’ve got the money (and space) to do so.
Select the right food and drinks
Avoid having a sit-down meal and go with a buffet instead. This lets your guests eat whenever they want while playing a game and socialising with each other. Don’t forget about the drinks – exotic cocktails would be ideal.
Make sure you’ve got a variety of drinks on hand. If you do want to go all out, you could perhaps build a temporary bar and hire bar staff for the night.
We mentioned getting a dealer, but several croupiers to run your games would be the icing on the cake. This will add a truly glitzy and glamorous feel to your casino-themed night. You could also ask a family member or friend to run the gameplay for the evening; after all, you’ll be too busy hosting.
Remember to dress up! A casino night at home allows you and your guests to dress up in formal attire such as elegant party desses and black ties. Alternatively, you could consider making the dress code themed. You could, for example, invite your guests to dress up as a character from James Bond films or even Oceans 11!
We hope this article has given you a few pointers and ideas to make your casino-themed party at home a huge success for you and your friends. It may even turn out to be a regular thing. The most important thing to remember is to enjoy yourselves, have fun and don’t lose your shirt!?