As Chicago and more of the nation start to reopen, we are excited to start to see more and more live events starting to happen. Planning an event can be a daunting task, and we are here to help make the planning process as seamless as possible.
So, if you are thinking about hosting a casino-themed event, what do you need to know?
We've broken down some key areas below that will help connect some dots.
HOW A CASINO THEMED PARTY WORKS Our goal is to bring the excitement of Las Vegas right to your selected venue (including your home!) We will supply all the tables, accessories, and dealers to turn your next party into a memorable event.
BEFORE GAMING STARTS US Poker & Casino Parties will need to arrive before the event to set up the tables and prepare for the party. The setup time should consider the event schedule, size of your party, and other vendor arrangements.
We prefer to be set up one (1) hour before your guests arrive. If there are any challenges or space concerns, your dedicated planner is happy to answer any questions and work through the logistics of the event with you. We are happy to coordinate directly with your venue’s catering/events manager if you are renting your party location.
Gaming: The tables will be open for approximately 3-4 hours. To end the evening, an announcement is usually made 15-20 minutes before the tables close.
Play Chips: Each player will receive their initial bankroll of "funny money". Our chips have no cash value, but give you that true Las Vegas feel.
The starting amount will be determined at least one week prior to the event. We recommend starting with one ‘GOLD CHIP’ in the amount is $500.00.
Bets: Each table has a sign indicating the chip values for each color. Your casino director will work with you to determine the minimum and maximum bet for each table. Near the end of the event, the table limits can be lifted to create some last-minute excitement.
AWARDING PRIZES You do not have to give away prizes. Casino-themed parties are very exciting, even when you just turn in your chips at the end. Of course, awarding prizes can make your event even more exciting. You are welcome to coordinate with your event planner if you would like to award prizes. Creative prize recommendations are company logo items “swag”, vacation days, trips, gift certificates from Amazon, Best Buy, Starbucks, popular local restaurants, iPad’s, laptops...etc. Three to five prizes is often ideal. To maximize your budget, we recommend opting for a few "higher value" prizes instead of lots of "lower value" prizes.
A COVID-19 FRIENDLY EVENT
To ensure we are creating a safe gaming experience we have been and will continue to follow CDC, state, and local recommendations and restrictions during The COVID-19 Pandemic. Some of our practices are outlined below:
We ask Dealers to arrive 45 minutes ahead of the deal time instead of 30 minutes
Thermal temperature scans will be taken when you arrive. Any staff with a temperature over 99.9 degrees will be asked not to work the event. a
We will have an agreement for you to sign before each event asking if you or anyone you have been around has displayed any symptoms or be diagnosed with COVID-19. Signed copies will be maintained on-site during each event.
Social Distancing according to CDC guidelines will be followed.
Dealers will wear masks provided by US Poker & Casino Parties while in the event room
Hand sanitizer will be available at each table. All dealers will use hand sanitizer before and during the event.
Wipes will be available at each table for the comfort of your guests to sanitize a station before playing.
The Dealer will wipe down table bumpers, signs, and other equipment regularly during each event
Dice at craps table will be wiped off between each ‘shooter’
Chips and Cards will be cleaned with a UV Light between events
We are ready to start shuffling and dealing at live events, and can't wait to help you plan a safe and successful event!