Below is a list of frequently asked questions.
1. How long are the casino tables open for?
All of packages are based on three hours of fun casino playing time, whenever it suits you. We’ve found from experience that this is the amount of time that works best. If required we can offer two and four hour packages, but these will feature a slight price amendment.
2. What if my guests don’t know how to play?
Don’t worry, help is at hand! We’re fully aware that most guests will have never visited a real casino before. Our friendly and experienced Croupiers are experts at explaining game rules to absolute beginners. They’ll ensure that everybody has a great night’s gaming.
3. Can we play for real money?
Definitely not! This would be breaking the law. We’re not allowed take any bets made with real money, under any circumstances. Gambling and gaming legislation dictates that this is strictly prohibited for legal and safety reasons. We offer a fun casino experience with an emphasis on the “fun” part, meaning nobody has to part with their hard earned cash. Fundraisers can sell tickets to play on the tables to raise money for their chosen charity, but the rules of taking real money over the tables still applies.
4. How does the fake money work?
Before the tables open we’ll distribute an even amount of fake “fun money” notes to all of your guests, which will be used as currency on our tables. Our Croupier’s will exchange these notes for real casino chips, which you’ll be able to use to play with. We offer standard or personalised fun money.
5. Is there a prize for the winner?
Yes! All bookings come with a prize. Depending on your package choice. This will be awarded at the end of the night, to the guest who finishes with the highest value of chips. Our Croupiers will count up the chips at the end of the three hours, to decide the winner. The winning guest will be presented with their prize, before having their picture taken which will be shown on our website for all to see.
6. Are children and under 18’s be allowed to play?
Certainly! The kids will love it. As there is no real money changing hands, there is zero gambling involved. We’re more than happy to let the children join the fun. However we do ask that any children under 12 years of age are accompanied by an adult whilst at the table.
7. How many tables should I book?
We can offer you our experienced advice, but ultimately it’s your decision. We understand everyone has a budget, so we can cater for all events. We have done 1 tabes for 300 guests and 6 tables for 40 guests, so this decision is entirely up to you. If you want a recommended amount of guests per table, we can advise a 50 guests per table ratio, to make sure all guests have a great chance of playing the games
8. What tables can I choose?
Again it’s completely up to you. Because of their fast game play and easiness to learn, Roulette and Blackjack are by far our two most popular games. Most of our two table bookings consist of one each of these. Additionally we do offer three different types of Poker tables (Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker) & Other games such as Craps & Mini Punto Banco otherwise known as Baccarat. A Self Deal Poker Table comes with all of our exclusive packages over two casino tables. This will give guests that might prefer to have a private game amongst themselves an opportunity to get involved.
9. Will you transport the equipment to and from our venue?
Yes, every aspect is taken care of by us with no additional costs. We’ll arrive at a time that suite’s you best, allowing for an hour to set up all the equipment. Afterwards we’ll break down our equipment quickly and discreetly and take it all away for you in our van.
10. How far ahead can I book?
Providing we have the staff and tables available to cover the event, you can place a booking as far away or near to the event date as you wish. We’ve taken bookings over a year in advance, or even on the same day. Obviously the more notice you give yourself the easier it will be for you to plan.
11. Do I need a license to hold a fun casino event?
No, mobile fun casinos are just that – 'FUN' and no license is required as no real money is changing hands. There are no legal obligations involved at all with our fun casino hire. We are only at the event purely for Entertainment purposes.
12. Are you insured?
Yes, we’re fully covered by public liability insurance. Also all our electrcial items are fully PAT Tested for your safety.
13. Do I need to pay a deposit before I book?
Yes, a non refundable deposit of £40.00 per table is required when you make your booking. Once we have received your booking form, we will issue an invoice and you'll also have your own personal web page with all your booking information on it. When this is all set up, payments can be made. All payments can be made by Bank Transfer, Card, Cheque, Cash or Paypal.
14. What if I cancel my booking?
If this situation occurs you will lose the deposit you’ve paid. We do however offer a future casino hire minus the deposit that you’ve already paid if re-booked within the year of booking. If you’ve paid balance in full when placing the booking; we’ll refund any extra money after any late charges that may occur. Cancellation within 30 days of the booking may incur extra charges.
15. Can i change the playing times i have already booked?
Yes you can. When you book your fun casino, you may have a change of heart as the event approaches. Please let us know and we'll arrange the change. To change the times within 2 weeks of the booking may be harder to do as the croupiers will be booked. If this is the case, time changing may be very difficult and 1 or 2 croupiers may have other jobs to go to before or after the event, so may have to cancel, so to re-book another croupier may incur extra charges. We cannot time change on the day of the event.
16. Can I choose the Gender or Race of the croupiers?
We at Midland Casino Hire do not discriminate, we have croupiers from all types of backgrounds. We understand there may be venues or occasions where a certain gender may find uncomfortable, but that would be up to the individual to decide. Unless you can give a valid reason your preference is Male or Female. Regarding Race or Sexual preference, we will not choose, so please do not ask.