A Casino Party (also known as a Casino Night or a Monte Carlo Night) is an event where you experience the fun and excitement of playing in a real casino, but instead of you and your guests going to a casino to play, the 'casino' is brought to you!
They key difference between Casino Parties and "the real thing" is that unlike an actual casino, no real gambling takes place at these events. The games are played with "funny money" or casino chips with no cash value and are played for entertainment only.
Casino Parties are organized for a wide variety of occasions, from corporate events to casino fundraisers; from birthday parties to conventions, and feature professional game tables much like the ones you'd find in a real casino, and professional event dealers (croupiers) to run the games for a predetermined period of time.
As guests arrive, they receive a set amount of chips to play with on the casino game(s) of their choice, and they can play for the duration of the event (or when they run out of chips, depending on the host's "house rules.") Toward the end of the event, players' scores are added up and prizes are traditionally awarded either to the high scorer or by way of a raffle drawing.
Prizes can be provided either by you, the event host, or one of your sponsors, and what you give away - if you choose to give any prizes away at all - is up to you, but by law they cannot be cash or cash equivalents (like gift cards, for example). Prizes can be a bottle of wine or a chicken dinner (get it?); a weekend trip to Miami or a new TV; a mountain bike or a motorcycle. The only limit - aside from your budget - is your imagination!