fundraiser, especially for the first time, can be a daunting task. With so many
options out there and things to get done- a casino is a sure bet for a
Fundraisers are a proven way to entertain your guests and donors and have a
great time- while potentially earning double or triple your investment. With
over 20 years in the industry, here are our expert tips for planning and
running a successful Casino Fundraiser.
1. Do your research– As stated in our
previous blog post, not all Casino
Party companies are created equal. If you have dealers that are untrained, do
not deal true odds or are dishonest- that takes away from your fundraising
earnings. Make sure the company holds their dealers to Vegas standard rules and
odds, are friendly, and are dressed professionally. When the casino looks great
and runs honestly, your organization looks great as well.
2. Seek out local sponsors- A fantastic way to
offset the cost of the casino is to find sponsors for the tables and our photobooth.
Companies love to see their logo displayed at fun, high-energy events, and you
can sweeten the deal with extra playing chips especially for the sponsors,
drink tickets, and listing them in your event program.
3. Designate a check-in/cashier
area– Have a clear
area for guests to check in at the beginning of the night, as well as a place
to pay for items purchased at the silent auction- if you choose to have one.
Make sure these volunteers only give the amount of chips as designated by you. (For
example: 1000 for regular guests/3000 for sponsor)
4. Boost your
earnings through extra chip sales– If guests run out of chips before the night is
out, give them the opportunity to purchase more! Delegate this task to your friendliest,
most outgoing people. Have them walk around throughout the night with 1000 denomination
chips and ask if guests would like to purchase them. In the past we’ve recommended
1000 for $10 or 3000 for $20. You’d be surprised how quickly this adds up!
5. Keep guests
playing until the end- As stated before, the goal here is to earn money. If guests want to turn
in their chips early, that loses the opportunity for them to buy additional
chips. Encourage guests to purchase additional chips, take photos at the photobooth,
browse the silent auction, and keep playing the tables.
6. Relax and Have
Fun- Meet with
your team before and after the event. After all your hard work, enjoy playing
the tables yourself! At the end of the
night, the dealers will help guests turn their gaming chips into tickets, which
they can put into boxes to win individual prizes, or you can put into a raffle
We have completed
thousands of fundraisers over the years, and some organizations have stayed
with us annually for 12+ years!
If you need help, especially if this is your first fundraiser, please don’t hesitate to give us a call in the office and a friendly Casino Fun staff member will work through this process with you. We’re a sure bet for a great time!