Holiday Parties

Terms to Know For A Casino Party: Part I

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Casinos, whether real or for entertainment only, tend to be boisterous, loud spaces. People are laughing, cheering, talking, having fun. Amid all that noise, you want to make sure your message gets across, which makes it handy to know some of the important terminologies ahead of time. Aces Up is here to help. Not only do we offer a premier casino party experience, but we have all the knowledge you need to make the most of it!

General Terms

We’ll skip obvious things like “place your bets,” but there are some other terms that you should anticipate.

Final Bets

If you’re coming into a game and hear this, that means that any bets you want to put in should be made in a hurry. Otherwise, bets will close and you’ll have to just watch while waiting for the next round.

Is This Table Open?

Most game tables can only support a limited number of players. Other times players arrange to have a limited game between specific people. Common courtesy is to ask if a table is open before taking a seat.

Color Up

This is used to describe players turning in their low-value chips for higher denomination ones, as the denominations are marked by different colors. This is always good practice before leaving a table, so you don’t have to carry more chips than necessary.

Poker Terms

One of the most popular casino and table card games, poker has its own important lingo to know in order to succeed.

Bluff

A bluff is when a player bets or keeps their hand, even though it’s a bad one, in an effort to trick opponents into backing down.

Call

An action in which the player matches the bet of whoever went before them. This is the minimum bet required, to continue playing a hand.

Check

Checking is allowed for the first person up to bet. They don’t have to make a bet right then, but it will come back around and they’ll have to decide what to do, based on what others have done.

Fold

Conceding a hand; a player acknowledges their cards probably can’t win that hand and withdraws, rather than risk more chips.

Raise

When a player increases their bet, usually because they’re confident their hand can win, but sometimes as a bluff.

This just covers a few general casino and poker terms, but we’ll be back with more terms for other games. With these in mind, you’re one step closer to a fun-filled night of gambling! Your Aces Up Casino Parties team is ready to help you host the party of a lifetime! We have the perfect entertainment package for your next family or company event! Schedule our services today.

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3 Ways to Gamble Responsibly At Your Work Party

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For most people, the idea of gambling responsibly means knowing “when to quit,” so that whether you come out on top or not, you don’t feel bad about your time spent at the tables. Because gambling can be such a rush, sometimes it’s hard to say “when.” We here at Aces Up Casino Parties want you to have as much fun as possible gambling, and feel responsible while you do! So here are our tips for managing your time at the tables.

1.    Treat It as Entertainment Only

One of the single best things you can do for yourself when playing the odds is not to take things too seriously. It’s meant to be fun, so focus on having fun! This is also easier to do when you include family, friends or colleagues in the experience.

2.    Know the Odds

It’s much easier to be comfortable with gambling results if you understand the odds ahead of time and can accept them.

3.    Give Yourself Limits

Whether it’s in time or money, it’s a good idea to set limits for yourself when gambling so that you have more control over your experience. When you reach that limit, you can take some time to spectate and have fun that way, too.

Whatever your game, the card tables, the dice tables or roulette, AcesUp offers an amazing and entertaining experience for your parties and events. Visit our site for our current internet specials or to request a proposal today!

Win Big with a Casino Night Fundraiser

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Play games to Fundraise

Hit your fundraising goals by hosting a fun night of poker, texas hold’em, blackjack, and more. Raise money for your non-profit organization, school, church, or sports team with Aces Up offers a 100 guest fundraiser package. Offering 3 hours of Casino games, 3 pure 21.5 Blackjack tables, 1 3-card poker table, 1 Texas Hold’em table, 1 Let it ride table, 7 Casino dealers and staff, and gaming chips, cards, etc; your guests are sure to experience a non-traditional event they won’t forget.  Aces Up’s staff will help teach any of your guests who are new to casino games, allowing your guests to feel like a poker pros before the night ends.

Aces Up’s event team will also assist with any planning your organization needs prior to your event.

Request a proposal here and check the “Casino Fundraisers Package” box with your request to start your planning process now.

It Doesn’t Always Pay To Roll The Dice

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The end of the year is fast-approaching and, if you’re like everyone else, you probably haven’t given any thought to the holidays. What presents to buy, which relatives to visit, what to cook for holiday dinners…these are all things that will keep you busy once the time is near, but one thing really shouldn’t wait that long: planning your company’s holiday party.

You probably don’t want to think about work when it comes to the holidays, but if you’re tasked with planning your company’s office parties and events, then it pays to think ahead. November, January, and especially December are peak months for the events industry (especially casino party companies.) Friday and Saturday evenings during these months are extremely busy for most event companies, so begin planning during the summer months to help ensure you have access to the venues, caterers, DJ’s, casino companies(!), and other vendors you prefer.

You should first find a location for your event: think about the type of party you’re trying to hold for your employer and what activities you have planned. Do you want a hip, fun place to party, like a nightclub or bar and lounge? A more elegant and serious setting like the Ritz or a restaurant on the water? How about size? Do you need room for 2000+ people or a small space for just 50-60 guests? Locating a venue that works for your event is a big part of the work that goes into event planning; once this part is decided, the rest usually falls into place nicely.

After selecting your venue, you’ll want to focus on the food and entertainment for the party. Most larger venues offer their own catering, but others do not. There are plenty of caterers in the San Francisco Bay Area to choose from, but again, they’ll book up fast for the holiday party season. Along with caterers, entertainment companies are also really busy during the later months of the year. Secure your entertainment early, so you don’t rush around at the last minute looking for someone to fill in. Since a big part of what DJ’s, bands, and casino companies provide is their staff, they don’t always have a lot of inventory to work with. It’s not as easy as pulling rental items out of storage to bring to your event – they actually have to have fun and friendly people to provide you with as well. By booking well in advance, you ensure you’ll get the best staff the vendor has to offer!

While we love to gamble, it doesn’t pay to roll the dice when it comes to event planning: Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your event and don’t just book the first entertainment company you come in contact with. Put in a little effort early on and devote some time to viewing all available options – we guarantee this will improve the outcome of your event.