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Casino Fundraisers, Casino Night Charity Events and Charity Poker Tournaments by Show Biz Productions are a great way to raise money for your charity, non-profit group or organization while providing great casino fun and entertainment for your guests. We'll provide a complete casino event experience that's sure to put your donors in a good-and generous-mood!
We offer casino fundraising event services in Naples FL, Orlando FL, Northern VA, the greater Baltimore, MD Area and the Metro Washington D.C. areas.
At Show Biz Productions, we know that if you're planning a casino fundraiser or charity poker tournament, your primary goal is to maximize fundraising potential and we help you do this while providing an authentic "Monte Carlo" or "Las Vegas" style casino event. We take all the guesswork out of the equation. Let our trusted and experienced casino fundraising team go to work for you with our many proven ideas that are designed to help maximize your fundraising potential. We because we are casino party and poker party specialists, we guarantee your event will not only feel authentic, but your guests will be thrilled with the excitement it brings. We provide support and guidance until your event is over.
How much money do you want to raise at the event? This is an important question to ask yourself when planning a casino fundraiser, casino charity event or charity poker tournament. Having a realistic goal for your fundraising efforts will help you determine your entrance fee price, script voucher prices and expenses.
Casino Fundraiser Revenue Sources: During a Casino Fundraising Event, funds are typically generated through ticket sales, Casino table sponsorships, casino script vouchers and/or raffle ticket sales.
Getting people to attend: In order make money for your fundraiser event, you need as many people as possible to attend, this is why it is important that everyone who is involved in your casino fundraiser committee should be also responsible for selling tickets or providing names for mailing and invitation lists. Having an accurate head count is important, not only for the amount of casino tables you will need, but also for food counts. This is probably going to be your main source of income for the event and your fundraising goal depends directly on getting people to the event.
Sponsoring Casino Fundraiser Tables: Sponsoring casino tables is a great way to not only pay for the casino tables but to provide additional revenue towards your casino fundraising goal. A table sponsorship should at least cover the cost of the table. We have found that many table sponsors are also willing to donate prizes and more money to help put on the event. You can also have your sponsors invite some of their own employees to attend your casino fundraiser. Place a professional sponsor card or brochure on each sponsored table to help recognize and thank each sponsor for their support (and having their name so prominently displayed at the event will give them some great advertising as well.
Ticket Sales: As part of their entrance fee to the event guests are usually given an initial voucher of a nominal amount of "casino script". The idea here is for them to make additional, voluntary donations for more "casino script" or raffle tickets depending on how you are running your event. We suggest having a table set up and attended by one of your charity members to take additional donations for "casino script" or raffle ticket purchases. Keep your suggested donation in the range that your guests are comfortable with and remember it is not required for them to donate to receive additional "casino script". You may want to consider having a credit card machine (contact your local bank for rental machine info) to make it easier for your guests to make additional donations.
Additional Ways Raise Money at Your Fundraising Event: You can also earn additional money for your cause by selling food and drink sales or hosting silent auctions.
Steve Phillips and SHOW BIZ PRODUCTIONS have been instrumental for over 35 years in assisting many charitable groups and associations with fundraising and social affairs.
Our experience has shown the most successful fundraisers to include cocktails, light buffet, or dinner, music, silent or live auction, and Casino entertainment. The ticket price should include the cost of the food, beverage, decor, music and casino entertainment. Local companies and corporations will often be willing to "sponsor" a gaming table. The amount you request is up to you, but whatever the donation, it adds to the profit line. Sponsorship should be recognized in your program, and with a tent card on their sponsored table ("This Table Sponsored By:____").
It is best to sell tickets in advance, and as guests enter, they should receive a small amount of "gaming" money to get them started. We will provide your group with gaming chips to sell at designated cashier tables. Our personnel are not permitted to handle money, and will direct your guests to the cashiers to purchase additional chips.
Since the object of gaming is to "win", and local laws do not permit redemption of chips for cash, donated prizes are the key to the amount of gaming your guests will be doing, and will be the barometer of the amount of funds raised. Winners can "cash in" their chips to our Croupiers (dealers) at the conclusion of the event, and receive raffle tickets or auction vouchers for prizes. Our Casino Night Procedure sheet goes into more detail regarding casino closing options.
Regarding prizes, many organizations solicit their members for donations and/or have their members solicit local merchants for prizes. Airline and travel agents are prospects for free travel, while area restaurants may be willing to donate dinners, athletic clubs - memberships, hotels - accommodations, salons/spas - services, etc..............
Show Biz Productions Croupiers (Dealers) are all professionally trained, and are extremely good at explaining the rules and methods of play at each game, thereby, making your guests more comfortable in participating.
$ 1 (*not sold individually)
$ 5 (minimum sale - can also do $10)
$ 25 (*or less)
$100 (*or less)
We suggest a minimum sale of $ 5.00- $ 10.00, and making the selling price of the Green Chip $ 20.00 - $ 25.00, and the Black Chip $75 - $100.00* See attached example from program insert.
The purpose in elevating the chip value, is to make the guests feel like "high rollers", as it is much more fun playing with "thousands" of dollars!
If you prefer, you can make it an even exchange: $1 will buy 1 white chip valued at $1, $5 will buy 1 red chip valued at $5, etc....
Show Biz Productions can supply not only a full casino operation, but can also enhance your function with our large inventory of props and decorations. We can create an entire theme, such as our elegant Monte Carlo Night, or our more fun spirited 1920's Speakeasy, or choose from a large selection of other themes : Western, Tropical, Riverboat, Mardi Gras, to name a few...., or we can simply add to the room decor with a customized welcome marquee in lights (42" x 30"), and our oversized (6' x 3') playing card cut-outs with chaser lights. We also provide backdrops for the stage or riser, cashier's booth, live trees with twinkle lights, and much, much more!
A full service entertainment company, Steve Phillips Show Biz Productions can provide any type of music desired, from a DJ to a large orchestra, as well as a variety of other entertainers and actors, including top name headliners, magicians, comedians, palmists, caricaturists, mimes, etc.....
We would be happy to meet with you and/or your committee, to walk you through your event, step by step. Please call at your earliest convenience, to discuss the many ways we can make your function a memorable and profitable event.
We look forward to hearing from you!