Are you getting an urge to host a casino night? Well don’t worry because we’ve thought of EVERYTHING.

Follow these simple steps and you can impress your friends with a party to remember. With as little or as much forward planning as you like, you can recreate the magic of the casino in your own home.

Get the guest list right

How big is your party space? If you’re hosting home casino games, most of us are going to be a little limited with numbers based on the size of our living area. Keep that in mind when you’re thinking about how many people you’ll invite.

Next up, think about your friends who are into a fun casino vibe and/or are willing to learn something new. They should be first on your invite list. And no, that aunt who always tuts at the first mention of Vegas shouldn’t be on your list.

When you’re inviting people, you could also add a little note on the dress code. But think carefully about who your guests are first. If they are glam, then feel free to suggest something seriously Vegas. But if they’re more hoodies and jeans sort of people, maybe leave out the dress code dictation.

Game, set and match for home casino games

No, we’re not talking about a 1980s spy drama. We’re talking about picking the perfect casino games to make at home for your setting and matching them to your guests’ interests. Okay, that was all a bit labored, but you get the idea.

We do love a game of poker here at Bonus Code Poker. But if you want to keep your evening light and fun when you host a casino night at home, we’d recommend staying away from any big long tournament formats. Maybe a quickfire game or two with a gang who really know there stuff might be better. Or a few cash games with even some occasional rabbit hunting.

But if your set aren’t all that into poker, opt for something more straightforward and fast moving. Both Baccarat and Blackjack are really easy to learn how to play and you don’t need anything other than a few decks of playing cards uk and some chips to play them. Make sure you know your blackjack rules if in the uk and know your blackjack card values. If you’re looking to break the ice, considering some unusual playing cards, that will sure keep things interesting at the table.

If you happen to have access to a roulette wheel, this is another no brainer. And yes, of course you could buy one specifically for your night, but unless you think you’ll get a lot of use out of it, we think borrowing is a better option. Waste not, want not.

Light refreshments

No one wants to overload on a night out, so don’t feel like you need to provide a full meal to your guests. Invite them over at 8pm or after so it’s pretty clear you’re not going to do the whole sit down dinner thing first.

But it is nice to nibble on a little something as you play. So pick up some party food and put them on platters around the house so people can help themselves. Crisps, dips, crackers, cheese boards, cupcakes, mini quiches — all of these things are great crowd pleasers. Or if you feel like serving up something hot, put some cocktail sausages, mini burgers or other hot snacks into the oven as guests arrive. Just don’t forget about them or your house might end up smelling like burnt toast!

When it comes to drinks, make sure you have plenty of non-alcoholic options on tap (pun intended) when you host a casino night. Fizzy drinks, jugs of water, coffees. Most people do drink alcohol at parties, and it’s fine if you want to serve that. But stocking up on non-alcoholic options mean that people can easily moderate their alcohol intake.

Set the mood

If you’ve got dimmer lights or lamps, turn them on instead of using main overhead lighting. It’ll give your home an instantly more intimate feel. Even though this isn’t an approach used by many online casinos, it’s definitely nicer for home guests. Just make sure that you can still see the casino games properly!

Also make sure you have some good music on the go. It doesn’t have to be casino themed, but we think keeping it upbeat and classy is the way forward. But if you’re guests are all big metal fans, of course you should cater to them too.

And if you have a little extra time and want to make your house look extra special, throw up some casino themed decor. A really easy way of doing this is by using red, black and gold balloons pumped with helium and allowed float on your main party space. Then sprinkle some red, black and gold confetti on your tables and you’ve got an instantly classy casino decorated room.

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