Having been in the casino party and planning business for many years I have heard from customers some very sad stories of what occurred at their casino fundraiser and I would like to pass to you the 7 steps you must follow to ensure you have a successful casino fundraiser and hire the best casino party company for your event.
Step 1. The planning committee. This is the most important step in your planning and you must delegate a person to all of the specific tasks that must be accomplished for your event, which include the law and getting the appropriate permits, finding the location and catering for the event, getting sponsors to help with the 1xbet costs, getting gifts donated, finding the correct casino company, and who will be handling the money. It is impossible for one person to handle all of the above items. The only successful way is to have someone responsible for each item, leave them alone to perform the task, but having them report their progress frequently to the person assigned in charge for the event. You will need plenty of time to accomplish all the tasks I a good time frame to start is 4-6 months before the event date.
Step 2. The law and obtaining your fundraiser permission and township permission. Always remember that poker is illegal, and having casino games at your fundraiser is poker. This is important because a casino fundraiser is distinctive from holding a car wash to get funds. Because poker is illegal there are state authorities accountable for stopping illegal poker which means your casino fundraiser will are categorized in an exception to this rule to the poker laws. Let’s take New jersey as an example. The state agency ABC (Alcoholic Tipple Control)is responsible to find and prevent illegal poker, unfortunately their own handbook does not say illegal poker, or exceptions to the poker laws, it only says poker, and appreciate the fact an occasion where one of their investigators attempted to stop a casino fundraiser claiming it was poker. The situation was resolved before the event date because of the second point I’d prefer you to remember. Even though your casino fundraiser is poker and poker is illegal, you are categorized in an exception to this rule to the poker laws by state statute. In New jersey the state legislature created a statute to allow casino poker and created the Casino Control Commission to oversee the activity, they also created a statute to allow casino fundraisers and created the legalized Games of Chance Control Commission to oversee casino fundraisers. The I’d prefer you take from all this would be to make your casino fundraiser legal, you must understand the law and get the proper permits and township permission for the event. Due to the fact you are a 501(c)3 non profit organization and used to having a car wash to get funds doesn’t mean you can have a casino fundraiser simply because it sounds like a good idea. So at this point you should understand it is a good idea to call your states Office of the Attorney General to find out the laws in your state to have a casino fundraiser.
Step 3. The best casino company. The licensing requirements needed for you state may also require the casino company to be licensed. There have been occasions in New jersey where a non profit organization called a casino party company and neither of the parties knew the laws resulting in the event being stopped and fines. Each state takes a different approach and in New jersey the casino company and all the dealers must have a casino fundraiser permission. So the important point here is to first learn the requirement on your own by calling the state authorities, then you start calling the casino companies and enquire them what is required to have a casino fundraiser. A good casino party company will ask you if you have your permission and be able to email you the forms needed to uncover the permission. They should guide you through all aspects to obtaining your permission and getting the township permission. If they never enable you or explain the rules they’ll likely may not understand them and that could be a disaster waiting to happen.
Step 4. Who is really doing your event? Understand there are casino party companies who advertise locally and some who do it nationally. In my experience the local companies are the best for you because the national companies may not know the laws for you state. Even worse is the national companies will not be doing your event. What they do is call the local companies, get a quote from them and add hundreds of dollars to the bill just for answering your phone call, and the local company is who will be doing your event and they will have given that you quote that is less than the national company. As you look at each company you will see some that have beautiful photos of movie stars and individuals having fun in a casino on the front page of their website. Forget all that material designed to attract you because it is not important. When you receive price quotes from the casino party companies you may get 3 or 4 that are in the same general range and 1 or 2 that are much higher than the others. Let’s give an example and say you received quotes for $1000, $1100, $1200 and $2000. It doesn’t make any sense that 3 quotes were in the same range and one quote was much higher and that is because the very high quote is from a national company who will not do your event because they may call the local company who gave you the fewer quote in the first place, then add extra money to the bill.
Step 5. The casino tables. There is a general rule to follow which is you want approximately 70 percent of you guests to be able to play. You can modify this rule, but I would not go below 50 percent able to play. The casino company should inform you on this. They should also stay in constant contact with you in the week leading up to the presentation to upgrade the tables if needed. Let’s assume your event was 300 guests, but in the last week you realize only 200 will show up. An experienced casino company will suggest you reduce the number of tables. Bad casino company desire you to adhere to the original suggestion because they will bringin more cash. Simply stated, the best casino party company would rather you have the correct number of tables and not too many or too few, and they should not put their profit above your fundraising needs. Now let’s discuss the casino tables which is to be used for your event. This is my opinion as a licensed dealer, but the best casino companies have new equipment which does not have collapsable metal legs and/or use skirting under the table to hide the metal legs. Ask yourself why a real casino doesn’t use metal collapsable legs on their tables. A craps or roulette table is very heavy with up to 14 people all leaning and shifting their weight on the table. Maybe that’s the reason you shouldn’t have metal collapsable legs on the table because you do not want to take the chance the table collapses. I will never deal craps or roulette on a table that has metal collapsable legs. The I’d prefer you remember here is that you should have the casino party company put in writing that they will as the company doing your event and will not subcontract to another company. You should also require the casino company to provide beautiful photos of the actual tables they will use at the event. It is fine if they can show you the tables on their website, but I would ask myself why a casino company does not have beautiful photos of the tables one specific. Do not accept the company having a photo showing the top of the tables with people having fun because that does not show the legs of the table which i consider the most important part.