Trying to raise money for any kind of organization or cause can be incredibly difficult. Therefore, it’s important that you can offer a memorable, fun experience in exchange! A casino night is a smart, effective way to raise money and give your guests an entertaining time. As stressful as organizing a fundraiser can become, we are here to make it as simple and seamless as possible! Continue reading for how to plan a successful casino night fundraiser.
Deciding Your Venue for the Casino Night Fundraiser
Deciding your venue will be vital before you order any casino game rentals or buy decorations. Consider how many people you are expecting for your fundraiser so that everyone can comfortably fit in the space, and factor in tables, chairs, and casino tables.
Renting Your Casino Games
There’s no debate that renting your casino games is the most important part of planning your casino night fundraiser. However, it can be the most hectic part because there’s so much to choose from. We offer individual games, but for convenience, we created casino rental packages for you based on the number of guests you’re inviting. Whether you are planning a casino night for as small as 15-30 guests or a fundraiser for more than 275 people, we have you covered!
Food & Beverage
You can’t forget about feeding your guests! You want your guests to stay for the majority of the event, so you must make sure they’re not only entertained but have something to eat and drink. What casino doesn’t have appetizers and mixed drinks? Book a caterer for small bites and appetizers, as well as hiring a bartender to make casino-themed drinks.
An event is only as good as its theme, so if you are going to have a casino night fundraiser, then it must show in your music! Music will fill those quiet moments and will give guests something to dance to with their friends on their way to the poker table.
You have two options when planning music for your fundraiser: renting a sound system or having a DJ. Renting a sound system and hand-selected music makes for an easy set-up and saves you hours from creating the perfect playlist. While hiring a DJ can make the event more lively by allowing guests to request songs. You can’t go wrong with either choice!
How to Raise the Money at the Fundraiser
It’s important that you establish how to raise the money at the event beforehand, in order to make your guests aware. Decide what you want to charge guests for, and how much you want to charge them in order to fundraise your goal. You could choose to charge for entrance and chips, or just for chips and drinks. It varies based on your goal.
Send the Invitations
Once you have booked your venue and ordered all of your rentals, you’re ready to send the invitations! Make sure your invitations match the casino night theme and state that the event is a fundraiser. Include the date and time, as well as the address, and even the dress code if you want your guests to dress for the occasion. Just make sure to send them out early enough to give people time to plan.