Running a charity poker event can be a great way to raise money for a good cause while having fun. However, you’ll want to make sure that you run your first poker event smoothly; otherwise, you won’t have very many players coming the next time you run one. Take these tips in mind to run your first poker charity event.
Before announcing your charity poker event, you’re going to have to think about what type of poker game you’re going to be playing. For events like these, you typically choose from two different types. These types are poker cash games and poker tournaments.
In poker tournaments, players will be given a designated table in which they can be eliminated depending on how they play. Winning players will keep going on until there is only a single player left. It’s recommended that you find some sort of prize donated from you or a sponsor so that players are encouraged to try their best through the tournament.
In poker cash games, these games are played much more loosely with the money from each table just going straight to charity. These games are well recommended for those looking to have a much more laidback event. Ensure that you pick the right type of poker game before announcing your charity poker event.
As poker events typically last for hours on end, you’re going to want to make sure that your guests have enough drinks and food to last them through the night. For food, you should think about getting catering that could range from full meals to appetizers for your guest to enjoy.
In terms of drinks, think about opening up a bar in which profits go directly to the charity you’re supporting. That way, guests can enjoy as much drinking as they want while still putting their money towards a good cause. Make sure that you always handle your refreshments before guests show up to your charity poker event.
After you’ve figured out the logistics of how the event is going to run, you’re going to want to think about how much space you’re going to need. You can do this by looking at how many people you currently have registered for your event and dividing that amount by the number of people you have at a poker table. From there, you should be able to have a good guess of how many poker tables you’re going to need and the space you’ll have to have for everything else too. You’re going to want to always make sure you have enough space when running a poker charity event.