It’s no secret that Hollywood has always been fascinated with the glitz and glamour of gambling. After all, who hasn’t seen Casino Royale and wished that they too, can play an epic game of Texas Hold Em’ while saving the world at the same time? Fortunately, these days, you don’t have to be a top secret agent to experience the thrill of playing a high-stakes game.
Over the years, casino-themed parties have grown increasingly more popular, especially among corporations, fundraisers and even small households. There’s something about taking risks and making bets (using fake money, of course) that help guests let loose, forget their worries and have a great time. It’s no wonder why more and more people have become avid fans of this theme.
Whether it’s your first or third time to host a casino party, it’s always a good idea throw a bit of pizzazz to your event. And where better to look for inspiration than in these great Hollywood movies.
1. Casino Royale
This version of Ian Fleming’s classic 1967 novel is said to be one of the best movies in the highly-successful James Bond franchise. Apart from having an intricate plot, the movie also features multi-layered characters – from a nefarious but charming villain to a mysterious damsel and a complex leading man – Casino Royale has all the makings of a great spy movie. To top it all off, the film also did a great job in capturing the thrill of participating in a poker game and making sure the viewers experience it, as well.
Take a page from this box-office hit and try adding a few mysterious characters in your next casino party and watch your guests go wild.
2. Ocean’s Eleven
There’s no thief more affable than the dashing and debonair Danny Ocean. But you don’t need to assemble a motley crew of misguided yet talented con artists to bring the same flare to your casino party. Bring on the Vegas experience by adding a few lights and amp up the casino feel by hiring real croupiers! These small details are sure to make a difference in your event.
Last but not least, if you appreciate all the mental work that goes into playing casino games, you’ll definitely like the movie, 21. While we’re not advocating using your mad math skills to rig the system, the film does portray the many intricacies that go into winning a card game but more importantly, the real-life consequences of cheating.
To make your casino parties feel more realistic, why not hire actors to play the role of security guards and cheaters? This will add a level of authenticity and excitement to your party while giving your guests something to talk about long after the last game is over.
There are many ways to make your event more interesting, but more than the little gimmicks you can add to make it enjoyable, the best way to throw a truly unforgettable casino party is to hire a professional and trusted provider. It’s a great way to make sure you get all the details right without breaking the bank or stressing too much. But if you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, feel free to check the videos listed above and tell us what you think!