Are you missing a night of glamour, sophistication, and excitement at your favourite casino? If so, we have the perfect solution for you.
Though lockdown restrictions may be easing gradually over the next few months, it doesn’t look as though some of our favourite entertainment destinations have any set opening dates just yet, meaning that it will likely be a while until we can place a bet or two with a cocktail in hand. Whether you are missing all the pizazz that you would expect from the likes of Las Vegas and Macao or the hushed elegance that the Monaco establishments embody, you need not anymore.
Over the past year, our homes have seen plenty of updates – whether that’s a smart home office to work from home in, a garden spa in which to relax or a lick of paint here and there to provide some welcome updates to our interiors – but now is the time to focus on fun, and fun alone.
If you have a spare room that you’ve been pondering what to do with or perhaps you have a games room that needs a new lease of life, why not create your very own casino at home? Gather your friends for a night of fun at the poker or roulette table, serve up drinks from a bar, and have some fun in your new sophisticated haunt at home.
The best casino equipment
First things first, you will need to think about the equipment you will need to kit your home casino with. Are you a fan of the roulette table? Do you love a game or two of poker? Is a bit of baccarat your bag? Perhaps you love to while away the hours at a slot machine.
According to poker experts betandbeat, if you want to truly up your poker experience at home, you should seek out the best quality tables and table tops, playing cards and chips, with added extras such as automatic card shufflers, chip racks and tournament timers providing the all-round experience at the poker table. The same goes for any equipment you buy for your casino – opting for the better-quality items and going all out on the extras, will give the best possible experience, so much so, you and your friends will no doubt find it difficult to leave.
Styling your home casino
From the ancient Roman setting at Caesar’s Palace to a Polynesian paradise at The Mirage to being immersed in the delights of Ancient Egypt at Luxor, the fantastic selection of themed casino resorts in Las Vegas have a unique way of transporting their guests to other settings. If you love the fun that comes with a themed casino then why not embody some of this into your own casino experience? You could take inspiration from your favourite casino and mirror some of the elements in yours for an all-round fun experience for you and your guests.
Alternatively, if you like to keep it a little more understated, then consider a style that oozes refinement and opt for a pared back look that will allow you to focus on the fun at the tables. Think of the classic deep reds and forest greens that are associated with casinos highlighted with some ‘winning’ gold touches. Or you could decorate in neutral tones with a more traditional style décor, either way make sure that it adds to the experience. When it comes to lighting, you will want to keep it low for that true casino atmosphere, make sure you have some lighting directly above any game tables and dot some lamps around the space.
So, you don’t have to be a cocktail-making aficionado to have your own bar at home, but a casino isn’t a casino without one. Line up your favourite liquors upon a shelf along a wall and set them in front of a mirror, make sure your bar has some stools so you can keep it sociable while you prepare the drinks and, if you have the space, add in some low cocktail chairs and a table. Make sure your bar is always topped up a range of drinks – you will need a fridge – as well as some snacks and fruit slices for the full effect. Pop a Bluetooth speaker on the bar too and filter music throughout the room while you drink, chat and play in your new, elegant casino.
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