What do guests win?

After all this though you might be asking, “If no one is playing for real money, why should anyone take the gaming seriously? And what are these tickets for?” In one word: PRIZES! Although you’ll have to provide the prizes, this is what gives your guests the incentive to play for keeps.

You don’t need to go wild and crazy when coming up with prizes — items like bottles of wine or liquor, dinner for two at a local restaurant, gift certificates, a manicure/pedicure/facial for the ladies or sports‐related items for the guys are all popular prizes.

Our advice is always to think about items that your particular guests might actually love to win. In terms of how many prizes, it’s always nice to have more than one if possible so that you can bill the last prize as you “grand prize,” but even this isn’t set in stone.

» How should we give away prizes?

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