The Advantages of a Poker Tournament Fundraiser:

  • Poker Tournaments Are A Proven Method of Fundraising
  • Organizations have been using Poker Tournaments as successful fundraisers for many years.
  • Easy To Plan
  • Since the Casino Kings staff “runs” the party for you, your staff and Board of Directors can follow the basic steps outlined here to implement a successful event.
  • Introduce New Friends to Your Organization
  • Everyone enjoys a party – and the Poker Tournament provides an excellent way to bring people together. Your staff and Board of Directors can invite their friends and be assured that everyone will have a great time!
  • Donations Are Easy To Solicit
  • Donors like to give knowing you will build a larger amount from their gift. Gifts of services and merchandise are easier to solicit than cash donation.

 

Planning Your Poker Tournament:

  • SET YOUR DATE EARLY
    • We suggest you confirm your date ASAP in advance to allow adequate time for planning, gift solicitation, and ticket sales.
  • MEET WITH US CASINO KINGS
    • We will help you with every detail. We want you to be successful in your fundraising efforts and will suggest proven methods that will maximize donations.
  • APPOINT COMMITTEES
    • Ticket Sales/Promotion
    • Table Sponsorship
    • Auction, Raffle Prizes
    • Facilities/Party
  • ESTABLISH A SCHEDULE, BUDGET AND GOALS
    • Set goals and monitor progress for ticket sales, table sponsorship, and auction/raffle Prizes. Develop a budget in order to define expected costs.

 

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ticket Sales/Promotion
      • The first responsibility of this committee is to set a fundraising goal. Ticket prices and number of tickets to be sold should be determined by this goal.
    • Duties
      • Prepare and print promotional flyer
      • Prepare and print tickets
      • Prepare and distribute press release
      • Determine all possible ways for selling tickets
      • Set goal number of tickets to be sold by each Board and Staff Member
      • Monitor and push ticket sales
    • Remember, Pre-sales are very important! Collect money immediately. Even if someone cannot attend, they can buy a ticket!
      • NOTE – All promotional materials and tickets should refer to donations – not entry fees.
  • Table/Game Sponsorship
    • For table sponsorship, first look to your own Board of Directors. Your Directors (or the companies they represent) should find table sponsorship a great way to assure that their personal donation generates income for your group.

 

HOW TO DETERMINE TICKET PRICING

Ask the following questions:

  • How much money do you want to make? = NET PROFIT
    How many tickets can you sell for this event? = TICKETS
    What is the total of all expenses? = EXPENSES
    What is the total of my net profit plus all my expenses? = GROSS

NET PROFIT + EXPENSES = GROSS
GROSS / TICKETS = TICKET PRICE

Example:
We wish to raise $3500 from our event
Our intention is to sell 200 tickets
Our total expenses are $1500

$3500 + $1500 = $5000 (Gross)

$5000 / 200 tickets = $ 25 per ticket