Board games make for some timeless fun that never gets tired because of the personality brought to them by each of the players taking part, but you can take things up a notch, do something a little different and host the next game night with a casino theme. This could perhaps even become a new tradition, in which case you can permanently decorate your game room in a casino theme.
Casino themes never get old if you’re worried about the rather “permanent” nature of doing up the gaming room in that way, something you can see in the physical casinos you’d visit on a night out of that kind. They don’t do much redecorating because the gaming atmosphere is extended by the buzz of the people in attendance.
We’ll start small though, with nothing more than just your hosting of a game night with a casino theme. You won’t have to exclusively play casino games all night long however since it’s often enough for the casino-themed ambience to add a different dimension to the regular board games you would ordinarily enjoy playing.
A bar area
If your game nights aren’t necessarily all about free flowing adult beverages then this could very well be a juice bar. A bar area is required nevertheless, because I mean which casino in this world doesn’t have a resident bar? Those iconic bar stools just make it look official, don’t they? Nobody necessarily needs to man the bar either – it just needs to be there, that’s all.
A sports viewing area
The sports viewing area could well be integrated into the bar area if you’re limited for space, or it could in fact just be accounted for by a mere flat screen TV mounted somewhere up on the wall so that those who are interested in any live matches going on can occasionally take a glance up to keep tabs on proceedings. You don’t want to make it the centre of attention though because after all, this is still a games night you’re planning, right?
Put up some old posters of sports stars of yesteryear or some little sports trivia notes to make it look like some kind of traditional sports bar.
There are some great neon-lighting solutions available today which aren’t as heavy on the power as you might first think, but if there is one thing that does indeed make a casino exactly that it is indeed the lighting. Hit the flea market and you’ll probably find the perfect neon-lighting solutions for a casino themed gaming room.
Some actual casino gaming
You would need to jump through many regulatory hoops in order to house physical slots machines or tables anywhere, but all the decor you will have gone through the trouble to put up would effectively go to waste if there wasn’t any actual casino gaming going on. Set up a computer on which you can all take it in turns to play a casino game or two, or three, or more online, betting with real money so that you can have a real chance of winning real money!