How to Organize a Casino Event Night with Your Friends

There are several cities in Ontario where traveling to the nearest casino isn’t exactly accessible. However, in lieu of making the cross-country trip to visit some of Canada’s best physical casinos, why not bring the excitement of playing casino games to your home? Invite some friends over and make a night out of playing casino games together. If you need a little help with the planning side of things, this article will take you through how to organize a casino event night with your friends.


Do your research

First of all, to bring the authenticity of a real casino experience to your home, it’s important to do your research. Understanding the thrill of casinos and what exactly makes them exciting is best achieved by immersing yourself in the casino world and playing a few rounds or spinning a few wheels for yourself. Of course, it’s not always feasible or time-efficient for you to travel out to a physical casino to do your research and make your notes. That’s why, visiting highly rated online casinos in Ontario is the perfect solution for your gaming needs. When playing, take a mental note of your favorite games and themes and identify the highlights of your playing experience to try to replicate those at home.

Plan games

The heart of your DIY casino event, aside from the company of your close friends, will be the games you play. Essentially, it’s the games you play that set your casino night apart from a regular gathering. So, take the time to carefully select which games you think you and your friends will enjoy the most. Table games are generally the most accessible to play at home because the only equipment you’ll need is a table, a packet of cards and potentially something to represent betting chips. For example, if you don’t have betting chips you can use coins or colored magnets and decide for yourself which dollar amount your pieces will represent.

The second aspect of planning the games is deciding on a buy-in amount. This will obviously depend on the personal budgets of you and your friends. Be sure to reach out to them and discuss a figure you all feel comfortable with. For most groups, it is worthwhile to have money at stake as even if it is a small amount, it can significantly heighten the excitement of the overall gaming experience.

Add casino décor

The atmosphere of your online casino event wouldn’t be complete without some convincing casino decor. It may seem cheesy, but going the extra mile to decorate your home can really add to the overall experience. When it comes to decorating, the first step is to decide on a theme. You might like to take inspiration from the most famous casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. For example, you could replicate the jungle theme of the Bellagio, the Grecian theme of Ceaser’s Palace Casino or the ancient Egyptian theme of the Luxor. Another option is to keep it classic by using patterns and colors that are traditionally associated with casinos. Think about incorporating a checkered red and black pattern such as for tablecloths or your snack serving plates.

Listen to a casino playlist

Appeal to the eyes with casino-themed decor, meanwhile, play casino-themed music to create a truly immersive casino experience for all of your guests’ senses. There are plenty of casino-inspired playlists available on Spotify with hits ranging from Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ to Elvis Presley’s ‘Viva Las Vegas’ and Katy Perry’s ‘Waking up in Vegas.’ Alternatively, look on YouTube for casino background sounds. You might find the same types of songs that are played at a physical casino, overlayed by the sound of slot machines being played and jackpot wins. If your guests close their eyes for a second, they might truly feel like they’ve traveled to a Las Vegas casino.

Get dressed up for an authentic experience

When most people think of a physical casino, they think of glamour and luxury. In movies, those who go to casinos are dressed to the nines in lavish dresses or crisp suits. To help bring the atmosphere of a physical casino to your home, encourage your guests to get a little dressy and even consider setting a dress code. Perhaps you might not decide to stipulate a full suit and tie, after all, you still want to be comfortable at home, but deciding on an appropriate dress code for your evening can make a world of difference.

So, the next time you are feeling like planning a social event that’s a little out of the ordinary, be inspired by the thrill and excitement of casinos. Organize a casino event night with your friends and be sure to do your research, plan games, add casino decor, listen to a casino playlist and get dressed up for an authentic experience. Most importantly, have fun!