There are many ways that nonprofits and charitable organizations can host a “Casino Night/Las Vegas Party” in Michigan. This is a fundraising event featuring a casino theme. They can host a State-licensed “Millionaire’s Party”, collaborate with a local Charity Poker Room, or create their own Casino-themed fundraiser / gala event.
Your group can be a registered charity (e.g. If your group is a registered charity (i.e. 501(c), 3 or similar charitable designation), you can apply to state to receive a license for hosting a Millionaire’s Party. This license will allow you to host a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament. It’s similar to events you may see at churches and summer festivals. This is a similar experience to walking into a real casino Marsbahis. Your guests purchase chips and play various games. At the end, they can cash out their chips for cash or redeem them for prizes.
You can obtain a license for up to 4 consecutive days for a fee of 50 dollars ($50.00) and a registration fee for the license is $50.00. You can get up to four (4) licenses for your group per calendar year. This license requires extensive paperwork. Additional post-event paperwork must also be submitted to the state. The State currently advises that you start your licensing application process as soon as possible. It will take between six (6) and eight (8) weeks to process your application. You must have your license number printed on flyers and promotional materials. This is why you should not advertise your event until your license has been issued. You will also need to comply with all State regulations and rules governing the operation of this event.
This is the key to a successful fundraising event. You need your supporters and members to show up to the games and to lose money. Your group will make more money if they lose more money.
For more information about how to organize your event and to get your license application, as well as a list of licensed equipment providers, visit the State’s Website (see Section 2 below).
Many Charity Poker Rooms have been opened in the State due to the popularity of Texas Hold’Em Poker being played on TV. These rooms have grown in popularity and are now open seven days a week.
You might consider visiting a Charity Poker Room if they are available in your area. You might consider working with a State licensed group to host your event. The Room can help you navigate these rules and regulations.
These Charity Poker Rooms are a great way to make sure your event is a success.
This is a paradigm shift: your supporters and members don’t have to attend the fundraiser to make it a success. A well-established charity poker room will have a loyal group of poker players who will play regardless of the charity. These established Charity Poker Rooms will typically earn $1,000 to $4,000 per four-day run. This is a good return on your $200 license investment.
You could have a “dinner/dance, fundraiser” but instead of dancing being the main entertainment, you would have “just to enjoy” gaming.
Your guests will pay an admission fee to attend your gala. They will receive refreshments, one (1) ticket to the door, chips or “funny cash” and the opportunity to take part in the “just for fun” gaming entertainment.
Your guests could then convert their “winnings”, into additional tickets for the door, and there would be drawings for different door prizes. Hopefully, all prizes would be donated to your group.
Remember that the chips do not have monetary value and cannot be “purchased” by you. This is not real gambling, so a State license will not be required.
This type of event should be fun and not about who wins the most. You should remember that everyone who comes to your event receives one (1) ticket for the door. This means that a person can come to your event and not take part in any of the gaming but still be eligible to win a door prize at its end.
You can calculate the profit from this event, just like any other fundraiser your organization may hold, because you know all of your fixed expenses (i.e. Refreshments / food, rental of gaming equipment, profit per person etc. You just need to set the admission price. You will also be able to capitalize on additional fundraising opportunities such as the sale of gaming table sponsorships and selling specialty drinks at your event.
You should also ensure that you hire a professional casino party planner such as BSA Events & Entertainment. They will use their years of experience to save you time, money, and stress when planning your fundraising event.
For the past 29 years, Bernie Stevens has produced spectacular events for his clients. The focus of BSA Events & Entertainment, is to help turn their clients’ events into celebrations. They bring the WOW to their clients’ special events! They can do everything, from National talent to simple clowns for children’s parties.