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Casino Night Fundraising Ideas

Casino Night parties are an excellent way for non-profit organizations to generate revenue. Always Fun Casinos provides a number of ideas to help you maximize your fundraising potential. Please keep in mind, state and local laws governing charitable gaming vary throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Always Fun Casinos will be happy to discuss with you the various options available to you in your area.

Ticket Sales. Selling tickets to a fund raising event is the single most important task in making the event a success. The ticket price for the event can vary greatly, depending on the audience and what is included in the event (e.g. dinner, buffet, open bar, etc.) Providing a discount for advance sales and block sales is a great incentive. For example, if tickets at the door are normally $50 per person, you may want to offer pre-sale tickets at $45 per person.  Try to pre-sell tickets as much as possible. 

Table Sponsors. Sell sponsorships for each of the tables at your party. Always Fun Casinos will provide a 8.5" x 11" clear plastic frames that can be placed on the top of each gaming table to display the sponsor’s name and slogan.  The price of the sponsorship will vary based on the organization, the size of the party, and type of table being sponsored. Generally, the Craps and Roulette tables yield a higher price than blackjack and the other gaming tables. For example, sponsoring the Craps and Roulette tables may be priced between $400-$500, whereas the Blackjack $250-$300. You may want to give the sponsor of a table additional perks, such including 2 tickets to the event or additional “Fun Bucks” upon entry. Table sponsorship is a great source of revenue for your casino fundraiser.

Tournament Play. In addition to the tables open for general use during the event, designate one or two Texas Hold'em tables as “tournament” tables. (Blackjack is another good tournament game that is gaining in popularity.) Players participating in tournament play contribute a donation (e.g. $20) and receive additional casino chips to be used only at that tournament table for a specified period of time. At the end of the tournament the player with the most chips is declared the tournament winner. There are many variations to tournament play at Casino Parties.

Sale of Additional “Fun Bucks.” Selling additional “Fun Bucks” during the event is a great way to generate additional proceeds for your fundraiser. There is no standard price for purchasing additional “Fun Bucks”—we leave that to the organizer of the event. Providing a discount for large purchases is a great incentive and will maximize the money you bring in. For instance, if a $20 donation entitles a guest to an additional 500 “Fun Bucks”, then a $40 donation would entitle a guest to 1200 “Fun Bucks”.

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