Hosting a fun-filled Christmas party with a twist doesn't have to be a gamble

Have you noticed that slight chill in the air recently? That can only mean one thing - Christmas is fast approaching!

For some, this may conjure images of dark, dreary days and chilly mornings filled with frozen windscreens and frost-bitten fingers, but for others it brings the exciting prospect of planning that all important Christmas party.

This year, why not plan a party to remember by including a fun casino and wow your guests with the party atmosphere of Las Vegas? A cost-effective way to entertain your guests, a fun casino is also the perfect risk-free solution for those who tend to 'overindulge' at Christmas as it doesn't involve real money!

Festive fun guaranteed

It's almost impossible not to have fun whilst getting stuck in to casino games such as Wheel of Fortune, Craps or Roulette. Staring in anticipation with crossed fingers whilst waiting for the ball to finally drop, or resisting the urge to 'twist' whilst competing against friends at the Black Jack table is a sure fire way to get hearts' pumping.

The ideal ice-breaker

Christmas is not only a time for family and loved ones to come together and rekindle relationships, but is also a great time to meet new friends and forge new relationships. When meeting someone for the first time it helps to have an ice-breaker, and a fun casino is the perfect way to get people talking and interacting in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.  

A theme for every personality

When planning a themed Christmas party, fun casinos are extremely versatile. From James Bond or the Great Gatsby to Vegas Poker Parties, you can adapt your theme to suit your guests with grand and impressive casino tables providing the perfect backdrop to your venue decorations.

Our Christmas fun casinos are hugely popular, so start thinking about planning your party now to avoid disappointment.

Whether you are based in Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, London or across England, get in touch with us today to discuss your Christmas Party plans.

Putting a spin on Corporate events...

Lancaster Mercedes will once again have customers spinning wheels of a different kind as they treat those picking up their brand new ‘17 registration plate cars next Tuesday at an exclusive midnight handover launch event.

From Roulette, Blackjack and Poker, to Craps, Chuck-a-luck or the Wheel of Fortune; there is no better way to match the glitz and glamour of a luxury launch event than to bring a touch of Monte Carlo to guests in the form of a fun casino.

Suffolk and Essex-based Lancaster Mercedes have once again asked the Red & Black Casinos team to support their five exclusive customer events in Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend and Lakeside to celebrate the launch of the new '17 registration plates.

sample of the personalised fun money produced for Mercedes

sample of the personalised fun money produced for Mercedes

Around 150 lucky new car owners from across the region will treated to drinks and nibbles before being armed with personalised fun money to exchange for chips on the table(s) of their choice. Keeping the adrenaline pumping and the anticipation building, the Red & Black Casinos croupiers will entertain guests on the lead up to midnight, when they can finally drive away in their brand new shiny cars.

Maisie Fenton from Lancaster Mercedes explains:

“Our midnight handovers give us a chance to thank our customers for their business and build the excitement about having one of the first new registration cars on the road. We’re able to spend time with each customer showing them their new car and behind the scenes of the dealership. It’s a great, relaxed environment where customers have fun and get to take a new car home by the end of the evening!”

This will be the third time Red & Black Casinos have supported Lancaster Mercedes with their midnight handovers and the team can’t wait to see all the new owners before they drive off under the stars in their new car!

If you are thinking of putting on a casino event for your organisation - here are a few pointers to help you make your decision...

Why is a fun casino such a great idea for company events?

Organisations of all sizes can benefit from the unique atmosphere that a fun casino night provides. As well as being a great ice-breaker for new staff or departments that may not have much to do with each other on a day to day basis, a fun casino is also a great way to inspire a spot of friendly competition between colleagues.

What sort of corporate event is a casino suitable for?

The short answer? Any! From wooing potential clients, to providing after-conference entertainment, hosting an awards ceremony, fundraiser event, PR/launch event, or treating employees to a fun-filled team-building night out, a fun casino is extremely versatile.

Is a casino night expensive to set up?

Company accountants fear not; choosing to host a casino night for your corporate event is an extremely affordable alternative to many other traditional (and often uninspiring) company events. With no actual money changing hands, staff, clients, and guests won't need to dig deep to attend, and Red & Black Casinos can entertain up to seventy people with just two tables - available to hire from just £450!

How much organisation will putting together a casino event entail?

It's a fact of life that professional people are busy people, and it's for that reason the team at Red & Black Casinos will take care of almost all of the planning for their clients. This includes delivery, set-up and removal of the tables, design and print of the 'fun money', venue decorations and prizes (if required). Fully trained, professional croupiers will also be supplied to deal on the tables and explain all of the rules and offer hints, tips and encouragement to guests who have not previously experienced any of the games on offer.

To find out more about how we can help you plan a work event with a difference, call 01394 380 988 or complete an enquiry form.


A fun way to fundraise!

Everybody loves doing their bit for charity and a charity fun casino night is the ideal opportunity for guests to enjoy an entertaining social night while you host an extremely effective fundraiser.


You could look to have a formal dinner-dance where the fun casino tables form part of the after dinner entertainment or hold a casino night where people are coming with the sole aim of winning big on the tables. Whatever you choose, all of us here at Red & Black Casinos will do all that we can to entertain your guests and maximise the money raised for your good cause. 

Here at Red & Black Casinos we have lots of experience in supporting charity events and are happy to share our experience to help you maximise the amount of money you can raise at your event. Seeking sponsorship from local businesses and selling tickets to attend your event is one way to make sure you’ve already got some valuable funds in the kitty before the tables have even opened. You may wish to have a prize for the person who has made the most money at the end of the casino to ensure your guests competitive streaks are tickled, again, this could be gifted by a local business.

There’s a few bits of legislation that you have to comply with and we are here to advise, for example no money is allowed to change hands at the tables. Appointing a ‘cashier’ (someone to sell fun money vouchers that guests exchange for chips to play with on the tables) is the easiest way to comply with this. This way, guests can make a donation for the vouchers that they use to play on the tables with. Further information about the legalities of fun casinos can be found on our ‘Fun Casinos and the Law’ page.

We would always recommend that you run at least one of our ‘roulette raffles’ where you sell tickets for which number will come up on the roulette wheel. Once all tickets have been sold, your croupier would announce that the next spin will also be for the winner of the roulette raffle, and then you’re free to sell another round of tickets. The raffle prize could be cash (maybe a percentage of the ticket revenue), more fun money to use on the tables or a bottle of bubbly.

There are other ways that we can help you to raise money. To find out more about hosting a charity casino evening call us now on 01394 380 988 or complete an enquiry form.

Spread the cost of your Wedding Entertainment

We understand that weddings cost a lot of money and being able to plan and budget can make all of the difference so Red & Black Casinos offer brides and grooms the option of spreading the cost of their wedding casino into manageable monthly instalments.

Photography courtesy of AK Expressions

Photography courtesy of AK Expressions

You will need to pay a £25 deposit to secure your date in our diary but then it’s up to you how and when you pay the remaining balance. It could be in equal monthly instalments prior to your wedding day or you can opt to pay as and when you have some ‘spare pennies’ providing the balance is settled a month before your wedding.

To find out more about how we can help you spread the cost of your wedding’s fun casino call us now on 01394 380 988 or complete an enquiry form.

We've launched our new website

We've overhauled the Red & Black Casinos website and are pleased to say that the first phase is now live. Working with our friends at Measured Brilliance we have put together what we hope will be a one-stop shop for all information about our fun casinos, from how they work to why you can book Red & Black Casinos with confidence for your event.

Never played at a fun, or real casino before? Haven't got any idea how to play the games? Don't panic! All of our croupiers here at Red and Black Casinos are chosen for their enthusiasm and ability to entertain your guests  and they are of course only to happy explaining all of the rules to you and providing some time and advice on how to play when you come to the tables. We're also including a section on the website that will explain how each of our games work and provide you with some hints and tips to allow you to look like a pro when you come to our tables!

Whether thinking about your works Christmas Party, a Charity Fundraiser or have birthday that is coming up soon, our fun casino hire will make the perfect addition to your event. Give us a call on 01394 380 988 or complete our online enquiry form to see how we can bring a taste of Monte Carlo to your event!