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Home Entertainment: How to Host a Virtual Casino Night

Thursday May 14, 2020
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In line with increases and improvements in internet connectivity, we have more options than ever to connect with friends from around the globe. If you're looking for ways to do this but cannot stand the thought of booting up Netflix Party for the fifth night in a row, then it's time to get creative.

Rather than sitting on the couch all night, convince your friends to put in some effort and host your very own virtual casino night, where everyone can party like they're at Caesar's Palace for the evening.

Lifestyle guru and icon Martha Stewart is a huge fan of home casino nights, proclaiming that a casino night is "the perfect idea" for home entertainment. If you want to know how to pull it off flawlessly, read our guide to find out.


Step 1: Gather Supplies

The first step for your virtual casino night is to gather the necessary supplies. First off, you'll need all the necessary materials to play Las Vegas-style casino games. That means you'll need a deck of cards to hand. You also may want to invest in a roulette table, a poker table, or even a baccarat table. Some neon lights will help nail the authentic atmosphere you're going for, as will a casino music playlist on Spotify.


Step 2: Get the Look

Ensuring you and your fellow casino-goers look the part is an essential part of the process. Make sure you have a sharp tuxedo if you want to nail the James Bond look or some glamorous evening wear in the form of a gown or cocktail dress. If you want to see how real-life roulette dealers dress, you can consult a live roulette online site, where dealers from around the world enable gamers to play remotely via a live-stream. Such resources can also help you nail the rules of the casino games you want to play.


Step 3: Plan the Festivities and Games

The next step is to do some planning to make sure your casino night goes off without a hitch. Designate yourself or one of your friends as the 'dealer' for the night, who will be responsible for playing the role of the 'house', as well as dealing the cards and spinning the roulette wheel. Add an authentic Las Vegas touch by preparing some classic casino resort snacks like prime ribs, pretzel sticks, wings, and all-American finger foods.


Step 4: Make Some Cocktails

No glamorous casino night would be complete without some cocktails to get the fun rolling. There are many different drinks that are ubiquitous to casino gaming, but none are more iconic that the vodka martini (shaken, not stirred, of course). Invest in some proper cocktails glasses and don't skimp on the garnishes and mini umbrellas. Cosmopolitans, gin and tonics, and mimosas are also par for the course.


Step 5: Choose Your Lucky Guests

Finally, all you need to do is choose who will be joining you for a night of the casino. A jam-packed evening such as this means that it can work for close friends, colleagues, dates, and people you might just be getting to know. Ensure that everyone involved knows the rules of the casino games and don't shy away from sending over some casino gaming guides to help your guests out. Once you've done this, you're ready to party.

With these simple steps, you can host an unforgettable casino night for you and your friends. Just don't go too crazy.

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