THIS SERVICE IS NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE!
Now offering these Virtual Games – Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Roulette or Mini-Craps
With face-to-face events still on hold due to COVID-19, Philly Casino Parties and our affiliates are offering virtual options for your meetings and special events.
Enjoy an exciting evening of casino fun from the comfort of your own home using Zoom. Our virtual events allow guests to connect and have fun with friends, business associates and anyone with an internet connection and computer!
How It Works
You set the designated meeting time and select which casino game/s you wish to offer.
Then we provide you with a Zoom link and credentials for distribution to your guests to join in on the fun ( ***we can also use your Zoom platform if preferred). Each one of the games can accommodate up to 7 guests playing at any given time, just as in a “live” casino event.
If having more than one casino game, we use Zoom breakout rooms with one gaming table and dealer per room. Guests can either freely move between breakout rooms or if preferred be pre-assigned a designated room and time slot. It is entirely up to you!
To start, each player receives a set number of casino chips which our dealers will manage for your guests on the table. With years of experience, our dealers will explain the rules of the game and even offer lessons to the group before getting started.
Once the game begins, guests instruct the dealer on the amount of chips to be bet along with what their play will be for the designated game.
At the end of the Zoom time period, chips will be counted and winner/s announced.
***Please note, all casino play is done for entertainment value only. You may not play with cash or for cash prizes. Players may not purchase chips. All casino play must be done in accordance with any applicable state or local laws as well as inter-state commerce regulations.
Our virtual casinos are also a great way to do your fundraisers during this difficult times. Guests can make a donation to your 501 C 3 non-profit in order to attend your virtual celebration or purchase a ticket to your online event as long as there are additional offerings besides the casino which can only be offered for entertainment value.
Guests are provided with the Zoom credentials and all guests receive the same fixed amount of chips to begin the fun. Again, all casino play is done for entertainment value only. You may not play with cash or for cash prizes. Chips used to play may not be purchased at any time as this would be considered the same as playing with cash. All casino play must be done in accordance with any applicable state or local laws.
Funds are generated for your event from preliminary ticket sales, donations to your 501 c 3, and from table sponsorships, including an overall naming sponsorship package that you can set up. Breakout rooms can be named after a sponsor – e.g.// Room 1 – Blackjack sponsored by XYZ Company and we can even we can place 8×10 plexiglass placards with logos/names on each table.
Here is a sample breakdown of income and expenses from one of the events we did for an area non-profit which they have permitted us to share – click here
Just because the event is virtual, there is no reason you cannot also have a theme. Invite your guests to dress up, send them a recipe for your favorite cocktail or even a special dish to go along with the event. If your guests are all local, partner with an area restaurant to do delivery of a special meal to each of your attendees! Go James Bond Casino Royale and make your event black tie or choose from any number of casino themes!
Looking for custom gift boxes to go along with your event? For everything from cocktail boxes, to vino boxes to snack boxes, we recommend Cheers In A Box.
Looking for other entertainment ideas to add to your event and for additional breakout rooms? We recommend, Rainbow Promotions
JOIN US FOR A FREE LIVE DEMO VIA ZOOM
ON SELECT DATES EACH MONTH
See an actual gaming set up with dealer, play a few rounds and have your questions answered directly via Zoom.
CLICK HERE to View Schedule & RSVP
PRIVATE EVENT – SINGLE GAMING TABLE
Perfect for family and friends for a virtual get together.
Pick a single game to play: Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Roulette or Craps.
Include: live dealer, gaming table and Zoom credentials.
7 players (or households) simultaneously
$350 for up to 2 hours of game time.
PRIVATE EVENT – TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL: Blackjack & Poker Only
Perfect for family and friends for a virtual get together with a bit of variety.
15 minutes to meet & greet and get situated
1 hour of Blackjack
15 minute break (play is done is same room and tables swapped)
1 hour of 3 Card Poker
2 hours of actual game time | 2.5 hours allotted time
Include: live dealer, 2 gaming tables and Zoom credentials.
7 players (or households) simultaneously
$350 for 2.5 hours.
JUST FOR CORPORATES & NON-PROFITS
1 Main Gathering Room & Zoom Credentials
Your choice of games: Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Roulette or Mini-Craps
Separate breakout rooms for each of the casino games.
Players can either move freely between rooms or be scheduled time slots and rooms.
Additional free breakout rooms for simply socializing or for other entertainment.
Each gaming table with live dealer can accommodate up to 7 simultaneous players.
One flat rate: $350 per table with dealer for up to 3 hours.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
LARGE GROUPS – NO PROBLEM!
HOW MANY TABLES CAN YOU HANDLE AT ONE TIME?
In our Philadelphia/New Jersey offices, we can currently handle 7 gaming tables simultaneously. Through our Chicago affiliate, we can offer an additional 20 tables, and through our Washington D.C. affiliate an additional 20 more tables. As we are all connected via the internet and Zoom, location is unimportant and the experience to the end-user is seamless.
HOW MANY TABLES DO I NEED?
Each gaming table accommodates 7 players at any given time. So, it really comes down to how many people you need to play simultaneously. If you are offering other entertainment in breakout rooms (DJ, Dueling Pianos, Cooking Demos, Magician, etc.), not everyone has to play at the same time. You can have guests freely move between breakout rooms or you can also schedule them to time slots/tables.
Another strategy for larger groups and to hold costs is to split your event in half. Guests can register for the first or second hour and half time period. So for example, if you have 7 tables, you can accommodate 50 people playing simultaneously. For a group of 100, rather than double the number of tables, have half the group attend from say 6-7:30 and then the second half from 7:30-9. Your costs remain the same. An hour and a half for each group is more than sufficient for game play and avoids Zoom fatrigue.
The structure is entirely up to you but we will work with you to figure out your specific needs based on the number of guests, budget, and event goals.
DO I NEED BREAKOUT ROOMS?
If you are having more then one gaming table, then breakout rooms are essential. Each room would have one gaming table with live dealer. You can use additional breakout rooms for other entertainment or simply networking. We offer additional breakout rooms for free as part of your event package.
ADD A FREE SOCIAL NETWORK ROOM
If you are using breakout rooms for your event, we will gladly add an extra free room for your attendees to simply socialize and network when they are not playing any of the games. We can even make a representative of your organization or company the cohost for that room.
DO I NEED A HOST
If you are doing multiple breakout rooms, we strongly suggest you use one of our hosts (additional $90 per event). Our host will be in your main room throughout the event to help move guests in to breakout rooms as well as offer technical assistance, support and maintain the flow of your event. You can still have your own staff be cohosts as well to screen share or make specific announcements.
CAN I USE MY OWN ZOOM PLATFORM?
If you prefer to run on your own Zoom platform, you can simply set up each of our games as separate breakout rooms and make each of our dealers a cohost. If you use platforms other than Zoom, usually they can backlink into a Zoom connection. We have an IT person on staff if you need to discuss your particular set up.
HAVE MORE SPECIFIC TECHNICAL NEEDS OR USE OTHER PLATFORMS?
Every virtual event has its own configuration and unique requirements. Just give us a call or drop us an email and we will work with you to find the best solution for your event and your group.
WHAT IS THE GENERAL FLOW OF AN EVENT?
Using the Zoom link provided, guests will connect into our main room. Each game table you have booked will be assigned to an individual breakout room. So If you have 3 tables booked, there will be three breakout rooms.
Guests can use the zoom breakout room button to freely move between the gaming rooms throughout the evening. For those users who are on chrome OS or a mobile device and do not have a Zoom breakout button, our host in the main room will be present to assist and manually move them to their desired room/game
Each gaming table can accommodate 7-8 players at any given time. Players start with 1000 in chips in each room. When they leave a given room the dealer will note their winnings or losses on the spreadsheet of names you have provided to us in advance.
Example: If you start in a Blackjack room with 1000 and lose 400, you will be recorded as having a 600 balance in blackjack. If you then go to Poker, you start with another 1000 in chips and say you win 200, you will be noted as having 1200 when leaving that room. If you then go back to blackjack, you will start with your last amount in that room – 600.
When we do the final tally for top winners, the number of rooms visited (1000 in chips per room) is factored in against the amounts they have earned or lost in each room. We will then email you the top winners after the event’s conclusion.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
In all rooms and with all games, our dealers will explain the rules and teach people how to play. Everyone catches on quickly, even if they have never played before.
If using our Zoom connection/credentials, we will gladly make any of your staff co-hosts as well. Just let us know who to authorize.
If we use your zoom credentials, we need you to make our dealers cohosts and you will need to assign them to breakout rooms ahead of your guest’s arrival. If you choose to close breakout rooms at any point and re-open them later, you will need to move our dealers to their assigned rooms again.
We generally do a minimum bet of 25 in chips and a maximum bet of 200 in chips in order to keep people playing the entire time. The one exception would be the last rounds of the event in which we allow people to go all in. Generally, the dealers will handle these rules as people enter to play. No need for any other explanation or handouts.
Can I alter my order to add or subtract tables once I have gone to contract with you?
Yes, but we ask that you give us at least 14 days’ notice prior to your event. This is especially important if your event exceeds 7 tables as we will have to coordinate with our affiliates to accommodate your order.
What is the minimum number of tables I have to book?
You can have an event with just one table if you like!
Does each person need their own PC or device? Or can we use one device as a group?
We really recommend that each person has their own device and zoom connection. If playing as a couple or as a household, having a single device will be fine.
How much is overtime if we wish to go longer?
The overtime rate is $150 per hour or any fraction thereof per dealer/table.
If a participant spends all of their chips can she get additional chips?
Yes, of course! If we are keeping track of top winners for you, the additional chips count as a debit to the bank but the guest can continue to play accordingly and have fun.
Do you offer any discount rates?
Sorry, but we do not. As with most businesses, Covid has taken a toll on the bottom line. We have been fortunate to keep our staff employed during the pandemic and really can not offer any discounting at this time.
When is payment due?
Payment is due prior to the start of your event. If paying by check, we need to receive it at least 48 hours before your event date. If paying by credit card online through our website, we need to receive payment at least 2 hours before the start time of your event.
Are there any other costs not mentioned?
Nope! However, if paying by credit card there is a 3.3% handling fee added to your total.
Do you have references?
Yes. Most of our clients are officers of major companies, organizations, or non-profits. We are extremely hesitant about giving out their contact information and strive to preserve their privacy. A number of testimonials can be found on our website as well as quite a few Google reviews. If you are definitely going to contract with us and still need a reference, we can provide a contact email to a prior client.
GETTING READY FOR YOUR VIRTUAL CASINO PARTY
– Download the Zoom Client for Meetings to your PC
– We STRONGLY RECOMMEND using a desktop or laptop pc. Tablets and cell phones may not have all functions enabled. Users of Chrome OS /Chromebook will have a hard time using breakout room functions which Zoom runs on.
– Be sure your audio and video are turned on
– Find a space to attend that is clear of noise and distractions
– Once logged in, switch to full screen – GALLERY VIEW
– Locate your dealers screen and mouse over the right corner where 3 dots appear and select PIN SPEAKER – this way you can clearly see the dealer, table, cards and chips at all times
– If you leave the game for a moment to take a break or attend to other business, please be sure to mute your microphone.
– If you wish to chat with other players – please click on chat on your zoom screen and a text chat box will open for your use.