There’s nothing like a full house to bring out everyone’s fundraising generosity. Whether you go all-in or fold before the free card, a casino night charity benefit is a great way to raise funds for your worthy cause. Why? Because the house always wins!
Legalities of a Gambling Fundraiser
Running a casino night to benefit your charity is loads of fun; just make sure you don’t go into it playing like a donkey. (Enough gambling puns?)
Every state regulates gambling differently, so it’s important to check with your local government fundraising office as soon as you start planning your event. They can advise you what types of gambling will be allowed, and under what circumstances. After the legalities are taken care of, the rest is fun!
How to Organize a Casino Night Fundraiser
With permission from your state gambling commission, you can hold a casino night anywhere. Rent some tables and, if necessary, hire a few seasoned dealers to help you control the action. Players can buy-in to games, or pay an entry fee for a tournament. Some popular casino games:
- Slot machines
Have a few different games going to keep a variety of players interested, and don’t forget to sell drinks to help raise your fundraising total.
You’ll need prizes for any tournament winners, plus enough to pay out game winners, but the rest is all profit for your worthy cause.