Throw the event of the year with casino party rentals. Entertainment and rental companies provide casino tables and professional dealers to create a fun-filled environment for birthdays, corporate events, fundraisers, reunions and other celebrations. Casino party rentals can include blackjack tables, craps tables, roulette tables, poker tables, slot machines, decor and more. You can’t use real money for the slot machines and at the tables; the rental company will provide substitute money for your guests.
The cost of the table rental typically includes a professional dealer for each table who can provide short tutorials and education to the players so everyone can enjoy the games, even if they’ve never played before. "This isn’t like Vegas, where they expect you to know how to play and the dealer won’t give you advice," says William Bruner of Enjoyable Entertainment in West Babylon, New York. “The dealers help everyone have fun.”
Number of tables
The largest driver of cost is the number of casino tables you need for your event, which is dictated by the number of guests. "We recommend that you have 40 percent of your guests covered," suggests Bruner of Enjoyable Entertainment. Most casino tables fit 7 to 8 guests, so one table is not enough for 50 people; Bruner recommends having at least 4 to 5 tables for 100 guests. Here are some examples of party package costs:
Smaller casino party package from Enjoyable Entertainment: $700 total
Includes 2 casino tables (not craps, which is a more complicated setup), 2 professional dealers, 4 hours of playing time, and 1 free slot machine.
- The last 30 minutes of playing time are reserved for counting people out and giving prizes.
Midsize casino party package from Enjoyable Entertainment: $1,050-$1,750 total
- Includes 3 to 5 casino tables (including craps, if desired), 4 hours of playing time, and 2 free slot machines. Tables are priced at $350 each for this package.
Large casino party package from Enjoyable Entertainment: $1,950-$3,250 total
- Includes 6 to 10 casino tables, 4 hours of playing time, and 4 free slot machines. Tables are priced at $325 each for this package.
Setup and breakdown of the tables is not part of the 4 hours of playing time.
Not all entertainment companies include the cost of chairs in their table rental fees. Be sure to ask about the availability and cost of chairs when requesting a cost estimate for your party. Bruner with Enjoyable Entertainment says that chairs are not included in their standard rental rates, but are available at an additional cost of $2.50 per folding chair.
If the dealers and croupier have provided good service to guests, it’s courteous for the host to give them a gratuity at the end of the night. Bruner with Enjoyable Entertainment recommends $20 to $40 per dealer for the night. He states that guests shouldn’t feel the need to tip the dealer. Always confirm with your rental company what they recommend.
Some companies charge an extra fee for travel to locations beyond a set radius. Bruner of Enjoyable Entertainment explains that due to their New York location, they include parking and toll prices in the quote.