Charity fundraising events can take many forms. What you really want to do to maximize your fundraising is put on an event that will draw in as many people as possible, for as high a ticket price as possible. To do that, you need to do something memorable.
One great idea is to host a Fun Casino night. Fun casinos do not involve gambling any actual money, making them ideal for fundraising events. You get to make your guests feel like big spenders and high rollers without any of the pressure of anyone potentially losing their life savings. Additionally, most territories have strict laws regarding gambling and where it can / can not take place so fun casinos have the advantage of not being illegal.
Making money for charity
So, if there's no money involved - how do you make money for charity? Tickets are the answer! Charge people entrance to the night and take your cut out of that. Make sure you've set the price high enough to account for your costs in hosting the night and enough for charity. The best idea is to go for a 25:25:50 percentage ratio. 25% for casino hire costs, 25% for prizes (more on that later) and 50% to go to charity. You are planning to give the money to charity are not you?
Why would people want to gamble if no real money is changing hands? Aside from games like roulette, poker and blackjack being fun to play in their own right (Monopoly is fun and that's not real money either is it?) You might want to offer prizes for the highest winners of the night. This will encourage people to stick around longer too, and depending on where the venue is, the bar might donate a portion of their salaries for the night towards the charity, and you might give the opportunity to donate further around the casino-for-the -night. So the longer people stick around, the more money you make for charity. Prizes at the end of the night are an excellent way to do that, and increase the fun for your guests.
There are plenty of things to remember when organizing your fun casino. You've got to get your casino equipment such as roulette wheels, poker tables and chips. You've got to hire croupiers. You've got to sort out decorations, costumes and dress codes, possibly even a theme idea, and of course you have to get your prizes. With so many things to organize, it might be worth hiring a casino hire company to do it all for you. Either way, make sure you've fully budgeted, you do not want to eat into the charity's money.
Casino Hire Companies
Speaking of fun casino companies and budgets - you might find it easier to stay on budget with professionals looking after it for you. Not only that, but you're guaranteed to have a truly impressive night if it's organized by people experienced. Try looking for a casino hire company in your local area by typing a search into Google such as 'casino hire London' (if you're in London). Even if you do not go with a professional company, you might get some great ideas out of it.