The casino party theme is legendary amongst offices and for entertaining important groups of clients. If you’re in charge of organizing your party, you should consider holding it in your office, or in a hotel conference room.
You will be pleased to learn as the party organizer that you can hire trained casino staff to come to you. They will bring all the equipment and practically run your night for you. Just look for your local private casino organizer on the internet. This will free you up to enjoy your party and mingle with your guests.
You need to make a decision early on about whether or not you will be playing with real money. From experience I can tell you that the majority of casino parties do not, though of course you could if you wanted to.
My recommendation to you is that you charge an up front fee to your guests. Upon arrival, hand out chips. The top 3 chip holders at the end of the night share out the kitty. This way nobody loses any more money than anybody else and your event remains fun.
Get your guests thinking about your casino party theme in advance by making your invitations into clubs, spades, diamonds and hearts cut out from card. Make sure you state on your invitations that it is a black tie event and cocktail dresses for the ladies.
You can have dollar shaped confetti to sprinkle around your tables.
The games I would play at your party are the 4 easiest ones that everybody knows; 21, Blackjack, Craps and Poker. Craps can be taught in a few minutes if anybody doesnt know how to play.
You could also have a karaoke machine for additional entertainment, this being the only time i would advocate such a move. Have plenty of finger foods on offer, just like when you’re at the casino and have all the usual drinks.