Amherst Casino Events

Phone: (716) 464-2977

info@amherstcasinoevents.com

A casino party planning and rental company serving upstate New York.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are casino night events legal?

 

Yes, Amherst Casino Events provides casino parties for entertainment purposes only: the gaming chips have no cash value, and cannot be redeemed for cash.  Your guests can play for fun, prizes, or raffle tickets for a chance to earn prizes.

 

Do guests need to be a certain age in order to participate?

 

No, guests of all ages are welcome to participate, as the gaming chips have no actual cash value.

 

What kind of parties do you host?

 

Casino night themed parties are great for fund-raisers, private parties, corporate events, bachelor parties, etc.  Our parties have ranged in size from 20 to well over 200.  We've done surprise parties in private homes, outdoor picnics under giant tents, weddings in fancy banquet halls and everywhere in between!

Can we contact some of your past clients for referrals?

 

Absolutely.  We will be happy to give you contact information for some of our previous clients, just e-mail us or call.  Some of our recent clients include:

Do you offer fund-raiser discounts?

 

Yes.  Please e-mail or call us for additional information.

 

What areas do you serve?

 

We are based in Williamsville, NY.  We will accommodate your event request in upstate New York and surrounding areas.  There may be a mileage surcharge if we have to travel more than 30 miles to your event.

 

What equipment do you provide?

 

We provide all the equipment necessary for a complete casino experience, including tables, casino chips, trays, cards, and dice.  Our dealers are professionally dressed in tuxedo shirts with bow ties and name tags.

 

Do you provide chairs for your tables?

 

We do not provide chairs for our tables.  In our experience, most of our events are held at locations that already have an ample supply of chairs for us to use.  If necessary, we have a limited supply of banquet chairs that we can provide for an additional cost.

 

How do I estimate how many tables my event will need?

 

We will help you determine the appropriate number of tables for your event.  For some preliminary guidance, please visit our Pricing and Packages section.

 

Who do I coordinate with in planning my event?

 

You will be dealing directly with Mike or Julie, the owners of Amherst Casino Events.  One (or both) of us will work with you from the very beginning.  In addition, we will be on-hand during your event acting as your Casino Floor Managers, making sure the games run smoothly and you guests are having fun.  This allows you to relax and enjoy the party.

 

Can I just rent the equipment / tables?

 

We do not typically offer equipment or table rental.  We prefer that someone from our company be present during your event.  Please call or e-mail us to discuss your specific situation.

 

Do I have to use your dealers?

 

No.  We recommend using our dealers to complete the casino experience and give your guests the best experience possible.  However, fund-raising events sometimes use volunteer dealers to help reduce costs.  If you use volunteers, we will help train them before the event on the basic dealing rules and protocols.  However, please keep in mind that your volunteers should have some prior knowledge of the game they are dealing before we train them.

 

Volunteer dealers work best for Blackjack, Let it Ride Poker, and Texas Hold’em Poker.  Roulette and craps are much more complex to deal – volunteer dealers for these games really can’t be effectively trained unless they’ve had prior experience dealing them.

 

You have the option of using a combination of volunteer dealers and our dealers.  Please call or e-mail us for additional pricing information.

 

What are your booking/reservation policies?

 

It is best to book your event with us as far out in advance as possible to insure we are available.  As you might expect, Friday and Saturday evenings are most popular.  Holiday season weekend dates (in December and January) fill up early!  Please call us or e-mail to discuss potential event dates.

 

A deposit of 20% is required to reserve us for your event.  Cancellation less than thirty (30) days prior to the event date may not be refundable.  Full amount of payment is expected the night of the event by cash or check.

 

Do you accept credit cards?

 

Yes, we will accept credit cards for the deposit amount only (up to 20%).  Payment of the remaining balance by cash or check is preferred.

 

Should we tip the dealers?

 

Tipping our dealers is not required, but would be greatly appreciated.  Any tips are split equally amongst all the dealers.

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