Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world! Here in the United States, Las Vegas is among the top three travel choices for conventions and business meetings. Billed the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, Las Vegas boasts thousands of tourist attractions, in addition to the casinos and nightlife it is renowned for. The city has more AAA 5 Diamond Award winning facilities than any other city or Metropolitan area, and the Las Vegas Strip was recently proclaimed one of the most visited tourist destinations by Travel and Leisure. The sights, the sounds, the fun…who wouldn’t want to visit the fabulous City that Never Sleeps?
So…what makes Las Vegas so popular? Well, Las Vegas Boulevard is ranked as the 6th most visited tourist attractions. This 4-mile stretch of road is known more commonly by its nickname, The Strip. This is where you will find fine dining, mega hotel complexes, attractions, some of the best live shows available, and of course, casino gaming. The Strip is home to MGM, The Bellagio, The Venetian, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Mandalay Bay, The Luxor, The Excalibur, Paris, New York New York, Caesar’s Palace, The Flamingo, Circus Circus, Cosmopolitan, Stratosphere, Treasure Island, Tropicana, The Riviera and more! There are so many things to do in Sin City…since, after all, it is the City That Never Sleeps. Casino gaming, of course, is the main attraction.
With that having been said, what happens if you can’t quite make it to Vegas? Did you know that you can bring a replicated experience right to your door? While you can’t quite bring the complete package, after all, David Copperfield would charge a pretty penny to show up at your door! Never mind the fees for Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfield or Britney Spears! You can; however, bring in replicated casino entertainment, entertainers, and the atmosphere! I “bet” you did not know that!
Hiring the right casino entertainment company can be the difference between a Wynn experience or a Circus Circus! Just like hotels, not all casino companies are created equally, and there is a vast difference in size, schemes, prices and abilities. Often, consumers do not realize this- so they are surprised by what they ultimately are delivered. Unless you are hiring an experienced casino event planner, or corporate party coordinator, you may not realize this until it is too late. Here are some top tips from casino party experts that will help you achieve a “winning” experience.
Don’t assume that each company is the same. This industry is very different from what you may think. We call this having the “Wheaties” approach- or thinking that if you make a purchase from a retailer, such as Wal-Mart or Target, that no matter where you make the purchase, the end product is consistent. This could not be further from the case!
- Some companies may use different colored-felts, have mismatched equipment, may have a dated look, or may not show care and concern for the overall aesthetics of your presentation. Conversely, there are others that take this quite seriously- offering fresh, modern equipment, up-to-date games, and even specialty looks. We’ve seen light up tables, all white casino, and bright, vibrant patterns that steer away from known norms.
- Quantity of tables can make a (forgive the pun) huge difference! Smaller operators are good choices for gatherings that don’t require a lot of equipment. This would include home casino parties, birthday parties or maybe an anniversary or graduation party. The larger events are best left to a large operator. This would include casino themed convention events, prom, after-prom, Project Graduation, corporate casino party events, casino themed gala parties, and well attended fundraiser nights. Imagine the logistical nightmare of having two small operators having to combine to place enough tables for a large party. It happens more often than you think. There are many complications that can occur as a result- tables that are not synchronous, different types of playing chips, delayed start times (two trucks unloading simultaneously with only one dock or freight elevator), the list goes on…
- Confirm the types of amenities that your provider can offer. Many clients prefer an “all in” experience- meaning that they want décor, showgirls, magicians, impersonators, lighting, slot machines, and fine food. Having one event coordinator that can consolidate the operations and logistics can be crucial. Some casino companies offer complimentary in house event planning- which can be quite beneficial to ensuring a successful experience. Visit casino company websites to find companies that list these individual components. If the operator does not show that they offer it, most likely, they do not. Using reputable companies with advertised amenities and photos to “back up” what they are promoting is advisable.
- Price is always a consideration when selecting any product or service. Even large corporations having record-breaking sales have budgets. Prices will vary from company to company. There will always be those consumers who look for the lowest bids and award contracts accordingly. That’s great- as long as their experience was satisfying. Most consumers today don’t focus as much on the actual number as much as they focus on value. The difference in a table game may be $5.00 or $10.00. Is there something about the other company that justifies the higher price? Maybe the tables are prettier, the dealers are more experienced, or perhaps there is a guarantee? Ask yourself, is there a reason one company is priced lower? This could be an indicator of dated equipment, inferior service or lower ratings. These are not always the case, but are certainly worth considering.
Hiring a casino event company can bring that connection of Las Vegas right to your door! Whatever you decide- be it to visit fabulous Las Vegas, or host a casino rental party, don’t leave your plans to chance! Taking a few moments to do your research can result in a winning outcome!
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