During Quarantine Casino-Themed Parties Become Online Casino Parties


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Mar 25, 2005
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For many gamblers, visiting a land-based casino is preferable to playing online. Why? Because with a land-based casino, you’re getting a physical, real-life experience. You get to visit a venue, step inside and embrace all the sights, sounds and even the smells. You can take part in games with other players and soak up the exciting and lively atmosphere of the place. You can interact with people as you make the most of what’s on offer and eat, drink and enjoy various forms of entertainment.


Land-based casinos have a sense of glitz and glamour to them. Visit one, and you’ll likely see people dressed up in smart, formal attire. People love a fancy night out at a casino. Even if they don’t end up winning, they can still have lots of fun and enjoy themselves. Going to a casino and playing games is an experience in itself. That’s why you get lots of parties themed to casinos. Parties are meant to be lively, entertaining and fun - that’s exactly what casinos are, so it makes sense to have parties themed to them. Let’s have a look at how casino-themed parties are becoming online casino parties during quarantine and how the current situation is having an effect on parties and gambling in general.

Taking the Party Online

The ongoing situation has had a huge effect on just about everything. Think of pretty much any industry, and you’ll be able to come up with all sorts of ways it’s been affected by what’s going on and has had to change. The online gambling industry is an interesting one because it’s benefitted quite a lot from quarantines around the world with more people at home gambling, but it’s also been impacted by the lack of live sports. On the whole, though, it’s a resilient industry and is sure to bounce back.

For a few months at least, pretty much all land-based casinos have been closed because of quarantine restrictions. Thankfully, things are looking better in some countries, and things are starting to open up. It’s likely going to take a long while yet before all casinos are able to open and host people in the same way they did before things changed.

Social distancing has had and continues to have, a huge effect on the way we go about our day-to-day lives. Thanks to restrictions and the need to maintain social distancing, things like trips to the casino and casino-themed parties are out of the question right now. So what do people do instead? They take things online. Instead of playing at land-based casinos, they play at online ones. Instead of having casino-themed parties, they simply interact with people over video calling services such as FaceTime and Google Hangouts.

Let’s look at parties in particular. Before quarantine, parties would have people mixing and mingling, enjoying one another’s company and having a good time together. From formal gatherings relating to work, to relaxed get-togethers for family and friends, there are all sorts of parties that people enjoy. Casino-themed parties typically feature decorations such as gaming chips, playing cards, dice and maybe even a Las Vegas sign. The colours red, black and white are the main ones you’ll see at such events, as these are the main colours on playing cards. Organisers sometimes set up actual games, so people can gamble as they enjoy the party; it could be a roulette wheel or a gaming table to play card games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker.

Because of the current situation, parties have had to be paused for the time being, and that includes casino-themed ones. People have had to put away their casino decorations and make do with not having any parties for a while. To fill the gap, they’ve switched to online socialising instead. People aren’t just communicating with one another online, they’re trying to bring the party vibe online to. They do this by playing games together, drinking together and generally just trying to enjoy themselves just as much as they would have done if they were able to have a proper party.

Online Casino Games

For partygoers who enjoy gambling, the ultimate solution during quarantine is to play online casino games together. There are loads of worthwhile casinos to sign up to and thousands of games available to play. What’s great about online gambling is that there are so many opportunities. So long as your computer has a reliable internet connection, you can easily access and play so many different games you won’t know where to begin.

Here are some benefits of playing games online:
  1. Free and real money gaming options. The great thing about online casino games is that you don’t necessarily have to play them for free. Pretty much every online casino lets you play without having to pay, so long as you’ve got an account set up. Simply sign up to an online casino, and you can play for no cost as much as you like. Try out free slots with bonus rounds or classic table and card games - or even things like scratchcards, casual games and video poker.
  2. The possibility to use casino bonuses. Another great aspect of casinos is the bonuses they offer. From free spins and bonus money to cashback and competitions, there are all sorts of rewards that you can claim. Practically every casino offers some sort of bonus for signing up and making your first deposit; some even give you a small bonus just for signing up. Once you’re a member, you can look forward to taking part in the casino’s promotional offers and, if there is one, you can work your way up the loyalty scheme to earn regular rewards. Some casinos even have a VIP club that’s only available to the most dedicated of players and offers the best bonuses.
  3. Communication is necessary, especially during quarantine. Even if you can’t physically be with other people, you can still enjoy socialising them, albeit through screens. If you’re keen on some party action, arrange a time for you and your friends to all be online together and crack open some bottles! If you decide to play casino games together, there’s no harm in playing for free, though if you play for real money, there’s the added (but not guaranteed) bonus of maybe even winning some money.
Actual Parties VS Online Parties

If you think about actual parties and online ones, which do you prefer? Most people would no doubt say actual ones because there’s nothing like physically being in a room with other people. Many people enjoy online get-togethers, but they’re a substitute for the real thing and can’t replicate the experience of being together in one place. Also, when partying online, you can’t do things like hugging friends when they arrive, shaking hands with people you’re meeting for the first time, handing drinks to people or dancing together.

That being said, going online has its advantages. Basically, if there’s anything about being in a room full of people you don’t like, you get to avoid it when the party is online. There’s a bit less pressure, and you can enjoy the perks of socialising without having to leave the house or having a load of people come round yours. So while actual parties can’t be beaten, online ones are a convenient alternative that shouldn’t be overlooked. They don’t replicate the full party experience, but they’re the next best option during quarantine, even if they involve you staring at a screen for hours on end.

Partying Together Again

For those of us who love a good party every now and then, the ongoing situation has, unfortunately, put a stop to that. Fortunately, things are starting to look up in some parts of the world. Though looking at things realistically, it’s going to take quite some time before people are fully out of quarantine and we can properly go back to how things were before lockdowns were imposed. It's likely that for the immediate future at least, we’ll still have to play at online casinos instead of land-based ones and have online parties instead of actual gatherings of people. While doing things online isn’t the same, it’s certainly better than there is no alternative at all.

Casino-themed parties and parties, in general, may be paused right now, but hopefully someday soon they’ll be back again. Until then, get your party fix by hanging out online and get your casino fix by playing slots and other games at online casinos. Take advantage of free play and if you decide to play for real money, make sure you take advantage of bonuses to make your money go further. Just remember to always set a budget and stick to it; you don’t want to end up spending more money than you can afford. Always expect to lose (casino games are designed not to give the average player a profit) and if you do happen to win, treat this is a lucky bonus. Hopefully, soon enough we’ll be having parties, visiting casinos and combining the two with casino-themed parties like nothing ever happened.