How to Plan a Casino Night Fundraiser


There are a lot of considerations to make when you’re planning a casino night fundraiser. Throwing such a fundraiser can be an amazing way to involve the local community, have fun, and raise some money for a great cause. You could be raising money for a family member’s tuition fees or trying to help your local church install that new stained glass window. No matter what your motives, there is a lot of preparation that you need to put into your casino night. If you’re struggling to get the ball rolling, you’re in the right place as we guide you through the entire process below.

What Games To Play

There are hundreds of casino games out there, so you must decide exactly which ones you’re going to bring to the table. Video slots are a classic casino game and you can find inspiration by visiting an online casino to see what games are trending. For an easy ride, you should include games like roulette, poker, and blackjack.

Your Budget

As you’re raising money for your chosen charity, you will need to set a budget. There’s no point in setting a lavish budget if you’re going to end up spending more than you make. Once you’ve got the budget in place, you can make well-informed decisions. If you find yourself creeping above the budget, take a look back over your plans and make some changes.

The Location

You need to hold the event somewhere that preferably isn’t your own house. After all, we all know that the house always wins. When you’ve decided how many people are going and what food/drinks will be provided, you can decide on an ideal venue. If you’re trying to raise money for the community, you should get in touch with your local community centre to see if they can help you out.

Are You Having a Theme?

Choose a theme for your casino fundraiser to get everyone excited. Some classic choices include Wild West, Mobsters, and a Vegas-inspired night. However, you need to remember that the theme you choose will influence how some of the guests dress. If you aim to have people there in fancy dress, you should say so on the invitation.

Invite Your Guests

Whether you send out invitations via email, make your own, or buy some from a store, you need to notify guests of the details of the event. If you want people to show up to your fundraiser night, you should let people know at least ten nights beforehand. That way, people can arrange for childcare or work cover if needed.

Create a Menu

With all that intense gaming, your guests are going to need to stay hydrated and fed. If you’re having a theme, you should try and design dishes that complement the night. Another consideration for your fundraiser is whether you will allow alcohol. If you need some inspiration on that front, you can try these tasty cocktails. However, be mindful that if you do allow alcohol, people need to drink responsibly while spirits are running high.

How Will You Make Money?

Although you’re going to have fun, the primary reason for throwing this event is to raise money for your chosen cause. Therefore, you need to decide exactly how you are going to make money. If you’re using chips, you should charge £1 each and follow the same format as you would a real casino. If you’re having drinks and food, how much will you charge for them? Will there be an entry fee?

A casino night fundraiser should be good fun for a fantastic cause. If you follow the guide above, you will have your event sorted in no time.

 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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