FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the durations of your hire?
Ultimately it is up to you. Our minimum charge is for a two hour hire and generally we find that three hours is usually the optimum length of time for both casino and photo booth hires.
Our online booking allows for hires of up to five hours but, of course, we can operate for as long as you want to. Please contact us for advice or if you’d like to hire for a longer or shorter period than usual.
Are you insured?
Yes, we have public liability insurance.
Will your staff fit in with the theme of the event?
Absolutely. Our team are usually identifiable with their smart uniforms. As standard, our staff wear discretely branded black polo shirts and black trousers. For more formal bookings we can wear smart white shirts with a combination of a waistcoat and either a tie or bow tie. It’s your event, so please let us know what you prefer the attendant(s) to wear, or if you have an alternative dress code you’d like us to follow (within reason, of course!).
PHOTO BOOTH FAQ
Do you provide props with a rental?
Yes, the option to have props comes free of charge with every photo booth hire. We have a vast array of options and themes available and will discuss your requirements at the time of booking.
Do you provide staff with the booth?
Our staff will not only set up the equipment, they will also host the booth, print images and generally make sure guests are getting the most from the experience. Please note that magic mirrors are generally not attended during the hire period.
Can you put our company logo on the booth?
Sure. We have lots of branding options and can be very creative with the way the booth looks. There are costs attached though, so please get in touch for a quote.
How much space do I need for a photo booth?
Our oval booths are 2.3m in length, 1.3m wide and 2m high. We would also need one regular power socket.
Don’t worry if you have less space, we can usually adapt our equipment to work in more restricted areas, however we would require advance notice of this.
Do I get a copy of the pictures after the event?
Absolutely. We’ll provide you with a copy of all the files from the event on a USB stick. If we can’t do this directly at the end of the hire, it’ll be in the post the next working day.
Can we close the booth during our dinner/ceremony?
Absolutely! We often set up for guests arriving at the reception, close while your formalities take place and then reopen for the party. We usually make a small charge for these ‘idle’ hours, to cover our costs, so please enquire at the time of booking.
Can kids use the booth?
Yes and no! The DSLR camera on our booths are fixed at eye level for the average adult, which means that little ones would need to be lifted up or (at their parents’ risk) stand on a stool (not supplied by us) while in the booth. If you have a kids party, or lots of small ones at your event, then we can usually fit a web cam type of camera which can be positioned lower and has more adjustability. Please contact us if you have any questions or expect to have children at your event.
Can guests see the images after the event?
Yes, unless you tell us otherwise we will upload images to a password protected area of our site (www.redphoto.co.uk/photos) the day after your event. The exact URL and password will be displayed at the event and an email will be sent to the organiser when the gallery is live.
Do we need to have staff attending the booth?
For insurance purposes, it is expected that our booths will be attended, however if you prefer the privacy of not having our staff then that’s ok. We can give you a quick overview of the workings of the booth and leave you to it, with a staff member on standby for the duration of the hire. However, we do recommend having a booth host to ensure that the event runs smoothly and to get the best out of the experience.
How long does it take to set up?
We will arrive an hour before the start time. This gives us more than adequate time to set-up. Break down is about 30 minutes.
What areas do you cover?
We are based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and cover an area of 30 miles from our base with no surcharge – this includes Cambridge, Bedford, Stamford, Huntingdon and Wisbech. We are also able to cover areas outside of this radius, so please call us for further information.
FUN CASINO FAQ
How many casino tables do I need at my event?
This is difficult to answer, as every event is different and it will depend on what other entertainment you have laid on. If the casino is your main, or only, entertainment we would usually recommend one table per 12-15 guests. On average, a table hosts seven players at any given time, so this would assume that half are playing at any given time. For events where the casino is the secondary entertainment, a ratio of 1:20 or 1:30 may be adequate. If in doubt, please get in touch for a no obligation consultation.
Are there prizes for the winner(s)?
It is not necessary to have prizes for the winner(s), but we do find that having a competitive element (even just for bragging rights) does help make the casino event more thrilling.
Prizes are generally supplied by the organiser, with a bottle of bubbly the most popular reward. We can supply delightful ‘King of the Casino’ or ‘Queen of the Casino’ winners sashes for your champions as well. Read our blog for more inspiration.
Is it legal?
Yes, absolutely! Fun casinos do not need a licence as long as guests are not playing for real money. We comply with the British gaming laws and typically the venue does not need a license. If you would like more details on this please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you are planning an event for at which guests are expected to pay to play (for example, a charity event), we recommend visiting the Gambling Commission’s website for further advice.
Can you teach us what to do?
Absolutely! Our staff will always be happy to advise players. If your guests are mostly novices, we can also have a tutorial session before the main action, or we can set up some training tables where our dealers can teach your players the basics of the games.
What do the croupiers wear?
We can fit into the theme and mood of your event and have several options available. For an authentic casino experience, our standard uniform is traditional croupier garb of a crisp white shirt, black skirt/trousers and a bow tie. To help make our staff more identifiable and easier to approach, we also wear name badges. If you prefer something different, we can usually attire female croupiers in uniform evening dress, with tuxedos for the men, or if you prefer something a bit more informal we have the option of smart but simple branded black shirts. For corporate events, we are usually able to have our staff dressed in a uniform supplied or specified by the client.
What games do you provide?
Games currently offered are blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Punto Banco and Let It Ride. We also have an easy to learn wheel of fortune and can usually supply craps/dice games on request.
Do you provide a pit boss?
For most events we provide one dealer per table, however for large scale events – or longer events where staff members need to take a break – we may provide additional staff to supervise the tables, cover dealer breaks and manage the event.
At all events there will be a supervising team member, who will be your main point of contact in case of any enquiries or changes in the schedule.
We are a fun casino and photo booth rental business based in Peterborough, UK, and servicing East Anglia and the East Midlands.