As we come to the festive period, many of us will be considering how we can entertain friends and family as we take some well-earned rest and enjoy some celebrations with loved ones.
Christmas always involves periods sat around the table playing board games, or even enjoying a hand of poker or two. In the case of the latter, it can be an incredibly fun night.
Over the last few years, online gambling has become hugely popular, but what’s better than playing online casino games? Creating your own home casino to invite friends round to, that’s what.
But how do you go about such a thing? In fact, can you even transform a spare room into a casino for you and your friends? Well, the answer is yes, and here are some top tips to do so…
Setting the Scene with the Decor
Firstly, you’ve got to set the scene a little bit. Think about the decor in a casino; it’s all about looking flashy and adding that little bit of opulence. If you’ve got the budget, why not consider such things in your spare room? Think about the plush velvet curtains or deep leather recliners. What’s more, consider some classy artwork to really add something to the room.
Choosing the Right Games
Choosing the right games is so, so important. Firstly, you need to think about the games you and your friends and family like to play. There’s no point getting games in none of you like. Secondly, you need to make sure they fit in the room, with still plenty of room for you all to move around in.
A huge roulette table or craps table isn’t going to be much fun if nobody can fit around it! Think about variety, think about space, and we’re sure you’ll get it just right.
There’s Got to Be Refreshments
No night at a casino is complete without a cocktail or two. Have some space for a bar, and the well-stocked, the better. Many signature cocktails are inspired by casinos, so add a touch of Monte Carlo to your room with a bar, stylish glassware, and plenty of garnishes to add to the flavor and offer up a real Instagram-worthy drink.
What’s more, by adding a bar, you can create a more social environment, particularly for any players who don’t necessarily want to play casino games.
Really Consider the Lighting
Please don’t ignore the lighting. Don’t create a glorious room only for you to switch the light on at the mains. It’s all about creating a mood. Dimmer switches are a good idea, while what you’re really looking for is soft, ambient lighting that’ll create an intimate environment.
Consider illuminating gaming tables with different forms of lamps and lighting, or even use LEDs underneath the tables to add that real touch of sophistication and class. Lighting really is key; anything too bright and it’s simply going to be a casino room that neither you nor your friends are going to want to go into. It’d be better off as a home office…which is far less fun!