Can you imagine playing in a casino in the fresh nice breeze of a summer night? Yes, outside in a terrace or a garden?
Well, this is not such a novelty anymore, but definitely a nice one to know about. There are outdoor casinos in the world and if you want proof of it, here’s a small taste of the Hasard 29, the second outdoor casino in Europe, located in Madrid. Just look at those lounge chairs and imagine yourself playing blackjack or poker in such a fresh and natural environment.
Can you imagine it? Well, we can also create it! Why not have an outdoor casino date with your partner? Whether it’s at your closest park, your home’s terrace or garden, the idea of having a fun casino night in an outdoor area can be a great idea to do something new and different for a change. And no, it doesn’t have to be a date with your partner. It could also be get together with your girlfriends or a poker night with the guys.
First of all, you have to decide what games you will be playing on your outdoor casino night. The ideal number would be around three different games. Unless, you already have a favorite that you know you will play all night long.
If you don’t know where to start, you can buy one of those set of magnetic cards that are windproof and in some cases even water proof. They are the smartest to use when playing outside. Check out the long list of cards’ sets you could choose from.
If you will use one of those poker sets with chips, I suggest you stick to a picnic table or to your garden table. It could get windy and your game might be spoiled by a three second wind flurry.
Food and Drinks
Oh yes, quite as important, if not more important for an outdoor gambling night. Don’t tell my boss I said that, but hey, this is all about a fun night. No serious business, unless you want it to be serious, in an outdoor gaming night.
For this night I suggest you make a nice pitcher of sangria, a nice bottle of rose wine or sparkling cyder. A drink that can be kept cold and refresh the senses. (Come on, guys! You can do without beer for one night!)
As for food, stick to a lot of variety, but very simple stuff. No friend chicken or food that has a lot of sauce. Get lost of pretzels, guacamole and tortilla chips, your favorite pate with nice crackers, nuts, celery sticks and carrot sticks with a nice dip. Make sure that there are lots of goodies to choose from, but nothing too complicated. Maybe you could even prepare some mini cucumber or ham sandwiches. Make sure nobody gets hungry, keeping in mind that the idea is to nibble, not to get full.
Hope you have a great one!