A casino party fundraiser from Amerevent is a popular and
profitable way for charitable organizations to raise money. Every successful
casino fundraiser has one thing in common - a good turnout. When people show up,
they will spend money and your profits will follow. Non-profit organizations
especially enjoy a casino model for fundraising because their benefactors are
easily entertained while donating money. A casino fundraiser from Amerevent has
the look and feel of a real Las Vegas casino! The main difference is dealers do
not accept real currency at the gaming tables. “FUN Money” is used at all the
gaming tables in exchange for casino-style chips. Betting limits and chip values
are displayed at gaming tables and are determined by your committee.
As your guests arrive and check-in, they will receive a pre-determined amount of
play money. With our custom decor, we can supply a cashier booth with real
casino used cash cart! The amount of the “FUN Money” is determined by the host
and supplied by Amerevent. Typically a special metal-inlay $5,000 chip is given
to each guest as their "buy-in". The amount of "play" the player receives at the
door will directly influence how much money they will spend the rest of the
evening. Additional money is raised for your organization through the purchases
of additional “play”. You can conduct special "play" sales throughout the
evening where you sell extra "play" to the guests at a reduced price. There is
usually a raffle ticket that goes along with the amount of money that the guest
purchases. Your organization will keep all the proceeds from sales of the “play”
Unlike Las Vegas however, no real money is won as a result
of gaming. Players become eligible to win door prizes when gaming closes
by exchanging their casino winnings/chips for play money or raffle tickets.
Prizes would need to be donated for several auctions or drawings at the end of
the evening. Everyone, even those who "lost it all" should be given an
opportunity to win a door prize even if those players’ who were lucky during the
event have more opportunity to win. LIMIT PRIZES TO 1 PER PERSON PER EVENT. The
event is about having fun, not winning prizes. The host of the event will
exchange winnings for raffle tickets at a pre determined rate. Example - the
rate of (1) raffle ticket for every $5,000 in casino chips or $5,000 in unused
“FUN Money”. Your committee has the option to change this model to better suit
the needs of the organization.
parties are an excellent way for non-profit organizations to generate revenue.
Amerevent has 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 country.
CLICK HERE for our GAMBLING LAWS page. Amerevent will be happy to discuss
with you the various options available to you in your area.
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 $40 per
person or two for $75.
Table Sponsors. Sell sponsorships for each of the tables at your
party. Amerevent Casino Party 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, Craps and
Roulette tables may cost $200 to sponsor and the
Blackjack $100. You may want to give the
sponsor of a table additional perks, such as extra
tickets to the event or additional “Fun Money” upon
entry. Table sponsorship is a great source of
revenue for your casino party and all of those
proceeds are kept by your organization. Amerevent
also has a neon message sign that welcomes your
sponsors and gives them an “extra” mention!
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 (say $20) and receive a special
metal-inlay $5,000 casino chip 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. Contact
us and we will be happy to discuss them in more detail.
Sale of Additional “Fun Money”. Selling
additional “Fun Money” during the event is a great
way to generate additional proceeds for your
fundraiser. There is no standard price for
purchasing additional “Fun Money”—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 $5 donation entitles a guest to an
additional $500 in “Fun Money”, a $10 donation get
the guest $1500 and a $20 donation gets a special,
metal-inlay $5,000 casino chip!
Services available anywhere, even internationally!
Contact us at any of Amerevent's locations and we
will be happy to discuss the various ways your
non-profit organization can maximize its fund raising
potential with a Casino Party by Amerevent!