Hosting or having a casino night party can be a fun and entertaining evening. However, it does require some preparation for it to be successful. You will need food, games, dealers, decorations, fake money and more. When planning the party one of the most overlooked items on the list is the dealers.
Dealers are the people who run the game and ensure that everyone is playing and getting paid correctly. They must ensure that everyone is paying attention, having fun and hopefully winning! At a real casino dealers are trained for many hours on the correct techniques and watched like a hawk to ensure they aren’t stealing.
When hosting your casino night party you have two options for your dealer: paid or volunteers. There are pros and cons to each option and it really depends on your budget, party size, party occasion or reason and more. If you’re hosting a smaller party then volunteer dealers are probably the best option. However, if cost is not an option than consider professional dealers!
Paid dealers will typically be much more professional and run the games a lot smoother. They know exactly who goes when, how to play the game and what to pay each player. They are also more much more expensive and may be one of the most expensive items of the whole party! You can typically find dealers in your local directory under entertainment.
Volunteer dealers would be better suited for some venues as you don’t have to pay them. Typically you can find volunteer dealers through friends and family. Be sure to select someone who knows the games they will be working to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you’re having volunteers be sure to have them show up early to teach them each game.
Whether your having paid or volunteers the costume they wear should/could be part of the decorations. If you’re having a 20’s style party be sure the dealers are also wearing a costume from that year. Be sure to take this into consideration when organizing the dealers. You can also buy fairly inexpensive vests to make the dealers look like professional Las Vegas casino dealers.
If you’re having texas hold’em or any sort of poker at your casino night party be sure to have a fixed dealer. This is much more work in terms of organization but is well worth it in the long run. The alternative is to have each player deal, however, some people can’t run a poker game very smoothly and won’t track who’s turn it is. This can irritate some players and become a downer.
Card Shuffling Equipment
The final thing to consider is the card shuffling equipment. The biggest delay in any casino game is shuffling the cards. You can avoid this by buying a fairly inexpensive card shuffler. Without a card shuffler all the games go much slower with much less excitement.
One of the most important things whether the dealer is paid or not is to have fun. Tell the dealers that fun is the number one priority and you will see much more action and excitement!