Crafting Your Own Casino - Playful Crafting Ideas
As the winter months arrive and the weather is too cold to venture outside, we start to look
at alternatives to keep ourselves entertained at home and options which allow us to share
good times with our friends and family. Most people love nothing more than a trip to the casino, so why not create your very own casino in the comfort of your own home? There are many affordable ways to craft your own casino and make it look and feel authentic, providing hours of fun and entertainment to share with loved ones.
Choose Your Games
There are plenty of casino games around, so the possibilities are endless when it comes to setting up your own casino. Poker is one of the obvious games which should definitely make an appearance and Black Jack is also a popular choice amongst those who like a flutter!
Prior to starting your casino and welcoming your guests, you should make sure you know the rules of the games inside out as this you will be expected to answer questions. A casino is not quite the same if no-one knows how to play and could result in a riot in your home if money is involved! Some people might say that they used to play Omaha with my dad, but cannot quite remember the rules, so it is worthwhile having the knowledge to be able to help them.
When you have decided on the most appropriate games to suit your audience, you will need to set up some tables. Your guests will want to be able to move around freely and make a choice on their preferred game, so you should have several games running at the same time. The authenticity of the casino is completely up to you, but the more realistic it is to the real thing, the more fun it will be. It is quite easy to mimic the tables of a real casino by buying casino-style coverings, which are made of green felt. A quick trip to the local craft store will provide all you need for your tables. You can also make your own cards if you want to put your creativity to good use, or these can be purchased at low costs from local games stores.
There is the option of playing without money but where’s the fun in that? A true casino should have proper chips, which you can make yourself with some plywood, glue and scissors. There are a number of computer programs which will allow you to design your chips so that they look like the real thing and then you can use your tools to create the finished article. You should be clear to your guests on the value of the chips and have someone to manage the money.
Where’s the Bar?
Casinos and alcohol often go hand in hand, so why not set up a bar where people can help themselves as they move around the tables. Of course this could end up costing you a lot of money so why not ask your guests to bring their own bottle.
It is relatively simple and affordable to set up your own casino, especially if you can be creative with your ideas.