Some Frequently Asked Questions About Casino Parties
Are casino parties legal?
The most common question people ask when they hear about casino parties is, “Is this legal?” The answer is YES. While each state in which we operate has varying regulations for private and corporate functions, as a rule of thumb it is legal as long as you do not play with cash or for cash prizes. Please see the regulations for each of the states we operate in, click here
What makes it legal is that in spite of the appearance of a casino, there is no actual gambling going on, it is purely for entertainment purposes. It’s all make-believe, pretend, fantasy gambling. You can bet as much as you want, lose as much as you want and win as much as you want, and you walk away with the same amount of money you started with. That’s because only play money in the form of chips is used, that has no real monetary value. And even though most people will play the games just for the fun of playing (or the education and experience they can gain), it makes the whole event more exciting if there is something to shoot for, bragging rights for being “number one.”
Unlike regular casinos, guests can be any age to play. but parent discretion/supervision is encouraged with minors.
How does a casino party work?
The term “Casino Party” is used to describe an event, where people come together to play games commonly found in casinos in Las Vegas or Atlantic City, but do not actually wager money or other things of value. A casino party may be held as a fund-raising activity for a non-profit organization (see state regulations), or it may be a private celebration held by an individual, group or employer. At either event, guests arrive to find a variety of casino games available for their amusement. Guests are usually given a fixed amount of play money in the form of a table pass. Guests then take their table pass to their favorite game table in exchange for chips and try to win as much as they can during the course of the evening.
How long can my guests gamble for?
We include 4 hours of playing time in our standard fee for equipment and dealers. We do not charge you for set up or take down time. Four hours of casino time is usually more than adequate, especially if your event has other activities. We will work with you to determine the best schedule for the casino portion of your event. Additional time is available but there is an additional charge beyond our standard package fees. For poker tournaments, there is no time limit. We play until the tournament has reached its conclusion with a winner.
How many gaming tables will I need for my event?
The number of gaming tables needed will depend on the number of guests in attendance and whether the casino will be the exclusive entertainment for the evening. If you are having other forms of entertainment, it is safe to calculate that about 50% of your total guests will be playing at any given time. So if you have 100 guests, you will need to select enough games to accommodate 50 guests at any given time. If the casino is the exclusive form of entertainment at your event, we suggest calculating at 75% of your total attendance. Blackjack will accommodate 7 guests, Poker – 9 guests, Craps – 15 to 20 guests, Single Roulette – 7 guests and Double Roulette – 14 guests, Big Six Wheel – 10 guests, and Slot Machines – 6 guests.
How are your dealers trained?
All of our dealers have been professionally trained. Most of them also have worked professional casinos in Atlantic City as well as Las Vegas. More importantly, they are “people friendly” and more than happy to take the time to instruct your guests, who may be new to a casino game. They are there to ensure that everyone has a great time!
Do we need to tip the dealers?
We pay our dealers very well and significantly above the industry standard. Tipping our dealers is neither required or expected.
When do you deliver, set up, breakdown and remove your equipment?
We will work with you and the venue to determine the best time to set up. Usually, we deliver and set up well before the start of your event, 2-3 hours ahead, so it’s all ready when your guests arrive. We remove our equipment when your event is over. We will confirm our arrival and delivery times with you the week of the event.
Can we just rent your equipment without any dealers, etc?
Sorry, we do not rent our equipment. Unlike our competitors, who offer this service, we do not in order to maintain a high standard for the appearance of our equipment. Our staff always comes with our equipment. You may, however, have your own staff work alongside our dealers at functions. For example, in one corporate networking party, the company had each division Vice President act as a dealer at our blackjack tables. We assigned one of our dealers to help train their staff and oversee the operation, helping when needed.
What areas do you serve?
We are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. We will service Eastern Pennsylvania, all of New Jersey, Delaware and New York City. We also provide service in the Chicago area through a reciprocal agreement.