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Frequently Asked Questions

Casino Parties by Show Biz Productions

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What is a Casino Party?

A Casino Party is an event where Casino games like Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Craps, Wheel of Fortune, and Slots are played for entertainment purposes with funny money. It's a great way to entertain guests at corporate events, fundraisers, private events, wedding receptions, birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries, and all types of celebrations.

How does a Casino Party run?

When your guests enter the event, they will receive a chip or piece of funny money (which can be customized for your event). At the end of the night, we can help you award prizes to the top winners and set-up raffles, auctions, or gift stores.

How does a Casino Night fundraiser work?

A Casino Night fundraiser combines the excitement of Casino games with the goal of raising money for a charitable cause. Guests purchase tickets to attend the event, which usually includes a set amount of funny money or chips to use at the gaming tables. To further enhance your fundraising efforts, guests can purchase additional chips, or you can host additional activities during or after your event such as silent auctions, raffles, and prize draws. We can also acknowledge sponsors with program listings and table tent cards; this is a great way to raise additional funds.

Where can I hold a Casino Party?

A Casino Party can be hosted in a variety of venues depending on your guest list, budget, and desired ambiance. Hotels, country clubs, community centers, and banquet halls are very popular event spaces for a Casino Night. You can also host a Casino Party at home if you have enough space to accommodate the gaming tables and guests. Unique venues such as historic mansions, art galleries, and museums can add an extra touch of elegance and flair to your special event.

Do guests need to know how to play the games at a Casino Party?

Not at all! All of our professional dealers are more than happy to teach guests the rules and strategies for each game-while also being able to handle action from your event's most seasoned gamblers as well! It's great opportunity for novice players to learn how to play-all in the spirit of fun.

How do I play Blackjack?

In Blackjack, the goal is to have a hand value closer to 21 than the dealer's without going over. Players are dealt two cards and can choose to hit (take another card) or stand (keep their current hand). Dealers will also teach basic strategy and show your guests the most advantageous time to split cards and double down.

How do I play Poker?

Poker has many variations (including Texas Hold'em, Let It Ride Poker, Five Card Stud, Three Card Poker, and Caribbean Stud), but the basics of each game involve players betting on the value of their hand. The best hand or the last player standing after betting wins the pot. We can also set-up a Texas Hold'em tournament that can include a final table with your top 10 players.

How do I play Roulette?

Roulette is a numbers game in which players bet on where a ball will land on a spinning wheel. The goal is to predict the number or color that the ball will land on, which matches the player's bet. Players place chips on the Roulette table's layout, which shows the wheel's numbers and other betting options. The croupier then spins the wheel, and the winner is determined by where the ball stops. Our founder Steve Phillips explains the game in great detail on our YouTube channel.

How do you come up with a Casino Party theme?

Choosing a theme for your Casino Party can add an extra layer of creativity and fun to your next special event. With over 40 years of experience in the entertainment business, we have a wide array of Props and Décor to create Themed Events. From Monte Carlo to the Wild, Wild West (not to mention Viva Las Vegas, Roaring ‘20s Speakeasy, Cruise Ship, and Havana Nights), the possibilities are endless! View a complete listing of our event themes here.

What other event services do you offer?

We have a variety of Entertainers including Show Girls, Cigar/Cigarette Girls, Flappers and Gangsters, Caricature Artists, close-up Magicians, Fortune Tellers and the list goes on and on! We can provide Green Screen Photography, where your guests can take photos, with a chosen background that can include your logo/date of event, that they can take home with them, as well as Photographers, Videographers and Photo Booths. We can provide assistance with site selection, centerpieces, catering, if offsite, and complete event planning.

We can also provide Musical Entertainment, such as an excellent Disc Jockey, a Jazz Trio, Steel Drum Bands, Mariachi, Piano/Violin Soloists, to Full Bands! We also have a Sports Game Room, Corporate Carnival, Mobile Mini Golf, Horse Race Programs, as well as Electronic Games and almost anything imaginable for your special event!

How do I throw a James Bond theme party?

Hosting a thrilling James Bond-themed ‘Casino Royale’ brings all the excitement and glamor of your favorite 007 movies to your next special event. Read more on crafting a James Bond party on our blog.

Is a deposit required?

We usually require a 50% deposit to reserve the date, or you can pay via credit card where payment is scheduled as two automatic payments.

What is the age requirement?

Since the play is strictly entertainment there is NO age requirement. We host Bar Mitzvahs, Quinceañera, Sweet 16's, After-Prom parties, and, in our opinion. young people learn valuable lessons about math strategies, social situations, and getting a chance to interact without a phone or tablet in their hands.

Should I tip the dealers?

Tipping is not required nor expected, but it is highly appreciated. In a real Casino, the dealers would be tipped with chips when a dealer's service is deemed satisfactory. We think this would apply to our fun nights as well; you can tip the dealer with cash or add it to your payment, and we will make sure the tip is distributed to the dealers. A 10% gratuity is considered very generous.

How much time do you need to set-up?

The set-up time is contingent upon the location and the tables involved. We recommend 1 or 2 hours prior to the event, depending on the number of tables and the location of the event.

How many gaming tables will I need for my event?

We recommend about 50-60% of guests playing at one time; we will send you a custom proposal for your event calculating the number of tables needed for your guest count, taking the other aspects of your event into consideration. Our gaming tables can also be utilized as a "side show" in conjunction with another activity

What type of prizes should be offered?

People often get so caught up in the excitement of playing the games that, at a certain point, the prizes themselves often become secondary. If you have a budget for prizes, it does lend to the excitement for their good fortune. Gift cards, restaurant certificates, or the latest tech gadget are all good prizes.

How much space do I need?

Most of our tables are 6' x 3', such as Blackjack and Let-it-Ride, Three Card Poker, and Caribbean Stud are all half moon shaped. The Roulette and small Craps tables are rectangular. Texas Hold'em is oval shaped. The large Craps table is 14' x 5'. Generally, figure approximately 15 square feet for the six-foot tables and about 80 square feet for the large Craps table. Blackjack tables can be placed at a sit down or stand up level, with the latter, lending itself to space and flow. Typically, we suggest a few at the sit-down level, for elderly, handicapped, or anyone needing to be able to be seated.

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