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How to Raise Tens of Thousands of Dollars with a Casino Party

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Looking for a fun, easy, and innovative way to raise money for your organization?  Casino parties are not only a popular and profitable way to raise money…they’re also fun!  Luckily, The Spencer Daniels Agency can provide you with the highest quality casino games, the most cutting edge layouts, and trained professional party dealers who will go out of their way to provide your guests with exceptional service to keep your guests entertained while you’re raising money!1796482_10152208858167392_1763312544_n

A SDA casino party has the look and feel of a real Las Vegas Casino.  The only difference is that at a casino party, dealers are not accepting real currency at the gaming tables.  Guests at your casino party will use ”fun money” in exchange for chips.  So, as your guests arrive and check in, they will receive a pre-determined amount of fun money supplied by SDA ($50,000).  Unlike Las Vegas, no real money will be won as a result of gaming.  So how do you hold a casino party fundraiser if the guests don’t use cash at the tables? Let the Spencer Daniels Agency Show you! www.sdacasinoparty.com

 

Step 1: Ticket Sales

The key to reaching your fundraising goals with a casino party is to get people to attend your casino fundraising event.  Each guest at your casino fundraiser can be charged an entrance fee to attend the event, which is essentially a mandatory donation.  Give one of our event specialists a call at (845) 693-4576 or email us at info@spencerdaniels.com and we will gladly walk you through the details!

Step 2: Get Table Sponsors

Another component is to seek out  private and/or corporate sponsors for each of the casino games at your casino parties. For example, an “Ace Table Sponsor” may cost $1,000 and they are the only sponsor for the entire table with their name and logo appearing prominently, or two sponsors can split the table for $500 at a “King Sponsor Table”

Create as many tiers as you like so that your casino fundraising event can have large and small sponsors!

Bonus: Consider bringing in “celebrity dealers” to deal at your fundraising event! “Celebrity dealers” could be figureheads from your community, the event host or hostess, or even business owners who are sponsoring tables at your event!

Step 3:Have a Silent or Live Auction

1235304_10152208861367392_929286657_nMany times people will incorporate a silent or live auction into a casino party, which is a great opportunity to raise more money for your organization.

Casino parties are one of the fastest growing ways for organizations to raise money.  Let the Spencer Daniels Agency put the FUN in your Fundraiser with a casino party! Give one of our event specialists a call today at (845) 693-4576 or email us at info@spencerdaniels.com and we’ll help you plan your casino party fundraiser! You can also visit us at www.sdacasinoparty.com to see more infor  mation, view photos, and/or request a quote!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are casino parties legal?

In most jurisdictions, absolutely! Only play money is used – no real money is used in the games!

2.What are the most popular casino games?

Blackjack is the number one played game by most guests at any event.  However, your guests will move from game to game throughout the event.  Some will try all the games offered at your party while some will stick to what they know best.  Craps is the game with the dice that generates a lot of excitement – as typically everyone “sinks or swims on the tide of the dice” together. Roulette is a fun game that tests your intuition and “lady luck”. Texas Hold’em poker has become amazingly popular in the past several years with so much of it shown on various TV shows.  For variety, we also have other versions of poker games – played on blackjack sized tables and one on one against the dealer – such as Caribbean Stud and Let it Ride.

3. How much equipment do I need?

If the casino is the main/only form of entertainment for your event, you will want to have enough gaming seats from 60-75% of your guests. If you have two forms of entertainment you will want 45-60%.

4. Can we provide our own dealers?

It’s your choice. Most customers use our trained professional dealers because it makes for a more professional event and makes your planning so much easier. However, if you want to use your own volunteers, or Celebrity Dealers as mentioned above,  you are welcome to do so. We will still provide crew for delivery, set up, and takedown.  You can also do a combination of professional dealers and volunteers.

5. How long should we run our casino party for?73177_10152208855957392_1087454904_n

Typically, most are three hours in length, though the range does vary from two and a half hours to four hours. Parties longer than four hours are often too long.

6. How are your casino dealers dressed?

Our casino dealers come dressed in black slacks, black shoes, white button down and a red, fitted, Vegas-style casino vest, which makes it really easy for your guests to distinguish a casino dealer from the rest of the crown.

7. Are casino parties a good fundraiser?

Absolutely, and as you can see you can structure them several ways. However, it is important that you structure your event correctly due to gambling laws and “risk” and “directly winning something of value” in games of chance. Call us directly at (845) 693-4576 and we can discuss specifics in further detail – as we’ve done these fundraising events for years! You can also email one of our event specialists at info@spencerdaniels.com or visit us at www.sdacasinoparty.com

How to Make Your Graduation Party a Success

It’s about that time of the year – school is out, summer is starting, and your summer “to-do” list is getting longer by the day. Now, to top it all off your high school senior is graduating! With prom plans, summer jobs, college orientations and dorm room planning you need the convenience of a one-stop shop for graduation party planning is essential. Whether it’s a small get together in your backyard or a large bash at a venue The Spencer Daniels Agency has all that you need to ensure that your graduation party is a hit!

Themes and Decorations

First, let’s talk theme. While the overall theme is graduation, adding in themesthematic decorations and details will really pull your party together. The Spencer Daniels Agency offers a wide array of themes perfect for your party.  Here are just a few of the themed decorations that we offer: Hawaiian, Caribbean, Rock-N-Roll, Sports Themes, New York City, and Safari…SDA can even custom build a theme for your graduation party! Table arrangements, centerpieces, banners and balloons are also great additions to any party that are sure to light up the room.  From tables and chairs to tents and lighting, SDA will provide you will all your graduation party needs and will even tailor the decor to the specific needs of your event!

Add an Inflatable

Now that you have the floor plan for your party, let the Spencer Daniels Agency show you what we can do to dress your graduation party up! Guaranteed to be a hit at any party are our inflatable rides and games.  Inflatables add an exciting element to any event and are fun at all ages! The Spencer Daniels Agency offers moon bounces, gladiator joust, giant obstacle course, bungee runs, inflatable rock walls, and mechanical bulls just to name a few! Inflatables are ideal for little kids and perfect for the graduate and his or her friends as a way to have a whole lot of fun and burn off some energy.  It’s fun for those on the inflatable and fun for everyone else to watch!

Add a Photo Booth

The Spencer Daniels Agsample1ency also offers a variety of photography services including photobooth, photo fantasy, instant photos, and professional photography.  Photography services not only add an exciting element to your graduation party but also serve as a memorable party favor that your grad and guests can keep forever!

 

 

Add Some Fun Food Machines

Whether it’s a popcorn machine, cotton candy, or sno-cone machine adding a fun food machine is always a big hit at any party and a great way to make your party special.  Recently, The Spencer Daniels Agency hosted Valley Central’s All-Night Grad Party where the graduates could not get enough cotton candy and popcorn!  SDA also offers a chocolate fountain to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Don’t forget the music!

There is no better way to keep your party going and entertain your guests than with dance floor and a DJ! The Spencer Daniels Agency offers packages that are fully customizable and can be tailored to the specific needs of your event to ensure a successful and memorable experience.  On a low budget, SDA offers a Do-It-Yourself DJ, where you can essentially use your own iPod and create your own playlists to be played on SDA’s Hi-Def Sound System. Other options come equipped with experienced DJ’s/MC that will keep your crowd moving!

A single source destination for all of your event needs, The Spencer Daniels Agency has a multitude of experience producing parties of all kinds. From birthday and graduation parties to weddings and corporate events we are your one stop for all of your event wants and needs. Call us at (845) 693-4576 to find out what we can do to make your event a success!

Holiday and Corporate Parties

As a single source destination for all of your event needs, the Spencer Daniels Agency has a multitude of experience producing parties of all kinds.  This time of year we are especially busy with holiday parties, and New Year kick-off parties for companies. We offer a variety of services for company events such as photography entertainment, disc jockeys, games as well as casino tables.

One of the most popular choices to entertain employees at corporate parties are casino games.  With a variety of games; there is something for everyone. From slots to roulette there are games for every skill level.

Photobooths are also popular as a nice take away for the guests and as always our disc jockeys are high energy and know how to keep a crowd entertained.

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce innovates by providing mobile services sponsored by The Spencer Daniels Agency

WURTSBORO — Canal Towne Emporium co-owner Gary Holmes stood in his second-floor office Thursday morning and watched Kristen Volpicella’s hands move between the keyboard of the store’s desktop computer and an iPad screen.

Volpicella, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of recruitment and retention, built a profile for the store’s new Facebook page, uploaded photos and linked the page with Canal Towne’s Twitter account.

“I’m not that computer-savvy,” said Holmes.

Bringing chamber services to business owners like Holmes and helping them embrace the ability of social media sites to increase interaction with existing and potential customers is Volpicella’s goal as the legs and face of “Chamber on the Run.”

The mobile chamber initiative has proven so successful since its October launch, that the organization copyrighted the name.

“It’s completely unique, it’s completely custom and it’s all about their needs,” said Volpicella.

Three days a week, armed with a Spencer Daniels Agency-donated iPad, she hops in her car and drives to chamber members around the county.

She not only helped Holmes set up his page, but also gave him tips for posting, such as ending posts with a question as a way of spurring responses.

“The more interaction from others that you get in a post, it creates a frenzy and it’s going to wind up in everyone’s news feed,” said Volpicella.

Volpicella also showed him how to put links to Facebook and Twitter on Canal Towne’s website. Holmes planned to go live with his page Friday, and post a message Saturday about new Amish items the store is selling.

“We’re very happy,” he said.

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Delaware River Restaurant Week – Bon Appetit Show

The Spencer Daniels Agency participated and sponsored the opening day of the Delaware River Valley Restaurant Week.  The kick-off event was held at the Best Western Inn Hunts Landing of Matamoras, PA. The event consisted of an expo of local businesses and local artisan food producers as well as a contest for local chefs.  The main attraction was a live cooking show from Chef Kate of Bon Appetit!

The Spencer Daniels Agency provided a two screen live simulcast for preview, staging and draping for a TV type set design.  It had the look and feel of a real TV show!

Chef Kate was on stage and fabulous. It was a great start to an amazing week of fine dining.

Call the SDA for all your event needs – anything from birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and even TV shows! We are your one stop for all your event wants and needs!

Chef Kate was cooking and our cameras caught all the details for the audience to see on our displays, such as the one behind her in this photo.

Spencer Daniels provided the staging, draping, TV show set-up and more!

Chamber on the Run Sponsorship

The Spencer Daniels Agency has made the choice to become part of the new wave of technology in local business.  On October 25,  it was officially announced at a press conference at the Monticello Motor Club, that the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce was beginning a cutting edge program and The Spencer Daniels Agency is the major sponsor.  The SDA volunteered to sponsor the program by purchasing a state of the art IPAD for the Chamber’s usage. The program is a traveling resource to local business. The Vice-President of the organization will use the Spencer Daniels Agency sponsored IPAD to aide local businesses with Chamber related issues, as well as creating effective Facebook pages, and any other needs they may have. We are proud to help our fellow businesses and to provide a needed service to the community.

The Spencer Daniels Agency sponsored the press conference and provided the staging,  sound, wireless mics, clear Lucite podium, LCD flat screen TV and video for presentation!

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The Spencer Daniels Agency provided staging, podium, draping, presentation equipment and sound equipment.

Business Expos- Sullivan and Dutchess Counties

The Spencer Daniels Agency supports its local economy and we take opportunities to show local businesses and clients what we are all about.

Mid-October we had a booth at the Sullivan County Home and Business Expo.  It was a great chance for the public to see the inside of this renovated building and for the local businesses such as SDA to interact with the public.  The Spencer Daniels Agency produced this event by providing tables, chairs, skirting, toppers, pipe & drape, signage, audio visual and more!

Tables, Skirting, Pipe and Drape by SDA

On October 27th, The Spencer Daniels Agency was a sponsor at the Dutchess County Business Expo; Marketplace 2010 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.  This was one of the larger expos we have attended and we got some great results.   As a major sponsor we got to showcase some of our services while adding some entertainment for the attendees.

The SDA had 3 booths set up, an information booth, black jack table and a money machine.  Those who attended had a chance to win $500 off of a Casino booking if they won at blackjack, and a chance to win cash from the money machine! Everyone had a great time and the show was a great success for the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce.

Guests Having a Great Time with Standup Black Jack!

The Flying Money Machine

Call One of our event specialists today to plan your next event! Corporate or Private, we are your one stop shop for all your event needs!

Sullivan County Partnership Meeting

The Spencer Daniels Agency sponsored the annual meeting for the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development.  The event took place at the Lodge in Rock Hill. The food, networking, awards and great speakers were partnered with the amazing audio visual equipment that SDA brought which made the night complete.

Staging,  a podium,  PA system, DJ, projectors and screens really made this meeting a great experience for all who attended.

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The SDA had two rear projectors set up. A great way to display the agenda for the meeting as well as the sponsors.

The meeting had a great turnout!

Staging, Podium, and Draping by SDA

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

The Spencer Daniels Agency specializes in Bat and Bar Mitzvah celebrations.  As an important event for young adults, we want to make your celebration the best. We are your one stop for all your event needs!  We have been working with a number of different bar and bat mitzvahs lately and find each one to be unique and a great time for all who attend.  Call today so we can help you plan your celebration!

Decorations, Lighting, Centerpieces and more!

All your Entertainment needs! Instant photos, DJs, Photography, Video, Photo Montage and MUCH MORE!

Ellie's Bat Mitzvah- Great time with the DJ and handouts!

Emily's Bat Mitzvah - Spencer Daniels DJ's get crowds dancing and having a great time!

Maia's Bat Mitzvah- Spencer Daniels DJ's, Instant Photos, Photo Montage and More!

Call us to find out what we can do to make your event a success!

YEL Fest at Bethel Woods – Photobooth

The Young Emerging Leaders, a subset of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce of Monticello, NY;  hosted the Second Annual YEL Fest at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  Spencer Daniels Agency sponsored the event for the second time, previously we sponsored a YEL event that was tiki themed! The event had a great turnout with great entertainment and food.  Everyone enjoyed the photo booth that S.D.A. provided. There was discussion about how photo booths have become very popular and that they are the hot item for weddings and parties right now. We couldn’t agree more!

Spencer Daniels Agency provides a variety of photo options including instant photography photography 2.0, event photography, portraits, prom photos, photo booths and much more!

Check out our photography options as well as all of the other services that the Spencer Daniels Agency offers to make your event a success!

SDA Photo Booth

Spencer Daniels Agency Photobooth

A great turnout for the young professionals!