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Our Poker Night Hire Service

POKER TABLE
HIRE

Play on the same tables as the pros play on? We supply matching full-size poker tables for all types of events and parties, our poker tables can be booked on their own or combine with other casino tables for a fun casino night

CORPORATE POKER NIGHTS

We can cater for both large corporate hospitality events for 300 players for a 30 table Tournament down to 10 players or less for 1 table game. We supply everything you need with the tables including some of the best poker dealers available in the UK

POKER MASTERCLASS

A poker masterclass can work as an effective team social event or to provide some alternative entertainment at a private party. We provide expert tuition followed by a fun tournament. Interested in learning other games why not add roulette, blackjack and craps in as well

EVENT
BRANDING

In this section check out our branding opportunities. Branding can be applied to our casino and poker tables plus a large selection of our other popular games. We can produce bespoke casino cloths for all the tables, personalised fun money and gaming chips and branded vinyl’s to attach to our games and leader boards

GUIDE
TO POKER

An essential source of reference for beginners is our poker playing guide. In the guide you will find all the poker hand rankings listed from highest to lowest, the rules for Texas Hold’em, tips on bluffing and strategy, a list of poker terms and finally a few pointers on player etiquette

VIVA VEGAS
NEWS

Check out our blog, for new articles relating to all our services whether for poker nights, casino hire, games hire or our party and event experiences

#1 Poker Night Hire in London

If you are looking for poker night hire in London, look no further, Viva Vegas have got you covered, we are a poker night event hire company in London and we provide our poker night services across the local and surrounding areas. At Viva Vegas we make it our priority to provide our customers and clients with the best poker night hire experience, our services really will make your party or event a night to remember for your guests. We can provide full size poker tables and money, as well as our poker professionals who will keep you entertained all night. When you choose Viva Vegas we guarantee that your poker night will run smoothly, simply call today. For more information, feel free to call on our team’s services today, Viva Vegas should be your first choice for poker night hire in London.

Poker Night Events London

For poker night event and party hire in London, Viva Vegas has got you covered, we offer a range of poker night hire services that will really make a statement at your event, as well as provide a unique experience for your guests. From seasonal events to parties or special occasions, a poker night is definitely the way to go, so what are you waiting for? Call on the services of Viva Vegas today, we make it our priority to provide top of the range party hire, including poker night hire, across London and the surrounding areas. For a free quote, please get in touch with Viva Vegas today.

What is Poker?

Poker is a card game which, like bridge, involves elements of both chance and skill. It is therefore classified as a game of chance under the Gambling Act 2005. There are many variations on the game of poker, but the information in this fact sheet relates to equal chance poker games, like “Texas Hold ‘Em”, where players compete against each other, on equal terms. In most forms of the game players bet or stake progressively into a communal pot or kitty, with the player holding the best hand at the end of the bet winning the accumulated stakes. Unequal chance poker (e.g. “Casino stud poker” where the banker or dealer participates in the game and holds a mathematical edge over the other players) may only be played in licensed casinos or, if it is ‘domestic’ or ‘residential’, under the Act’s private gaming provisions

Why Choose Viva Vegas for Poker Night Hire in London?

At Viva Vegas we make it our priority to offer our customers with excellent poker night hire services. When it comes to the poker experience, we provide high quality and affordable services that will have all of your guests and attendees entertained and occupied all night. You can trust that you’re in the right place as we put all of our customers first and do everything to ensure that they receive a friendly, fun and memorable experience. When you choose Viva Vegas, you can trust that it will be a night to remember. For poker night hire in London, get in touch with our team today, you won’t be disappointed, we will provide you with the best poker night hire in the London area. We can also provide free quotes.

For Poker Night Hire in London, Choose Viva Vegas

If you’re looking for poker night hire in London, look no further, Viva Vegas has got you covered. We offer a range of full size poker tables for hire across London, just get in touch with our team. We are proud to provide a range of quality poker night hire services across the area and are known for the excellent casino party hire that we offer. We are renowned across London for poker night hire, whatever theme, party or type of event that you are hosting, at Viva Vegas, we should be your first port of call for poker night hire in London. For more information, or should you want to discuss your needs and requirements, simply call on our team today.

Advice on Poker Night

Poker under the Gambling Act 2005

What is poker?

Poker is a card game which, like bridge, involves elements of both chance and skill. It is therefore classified as a game of chance under the Gambling Act 2005. There are many variations on the game of poker, but the information in this fact sheet relates to equal chance poker games, like “Texas Hold ‘Em”, where players compete against each other, on equal terms. In most forms of the game players bet or stake progressively into a communal pot or kitty, with the player holding the best hand at the end of the betting winning the accumulated stakes. Unequal chance poker (e.g. “Casino stud poker” where the banker or dealer participates in the game and holds a mathematical edge over the other players) may only be played in licensed casinos or, if it is ‘domestic’ or ‘residential’, under the Act’s private gaming provisions (see below).

Where can poker be played?

In licensed casinos, usually in dedicated card rooms or salons – there are no statutory limits on stakes, prizes or other charges for poker played in casinos.

• In clubs and miners’ welfare institutes – but unless a club or institute holds a club gaming permit from their local licensing authority there are statutory limits on stakes, prizes and participation fees for poker played in these types of premises.

• In pubs – once again there are limits on stakes and prizes; no participation fee or other charge may be made.

• At non-commercial events where none of the proceeds of the event are used for private gain.

• On a private occasion – for example, in a private house or on residential premises, such as a hostel, to which the public do not have access.

Poker in clubs and institutes

Members’ clubs, commercial clubs and miners’ welfare institutes may provide facilities for equal chance poker for their members under the exempt gaming provisions in Part 12 of the Gambling Act. There is a stakes limit of £10 per player per game (n.b. the limit applies to a game of poker, not a single hand), as well as aggregate stakes limits of £250 per day and £1000 per week for each individual club or institute. So, for example, a club could run a poker game for 25 players paying £10 each four times per week. The maximum prize in a game of poker is also £250. The maximum charge that a club or institute may make for participating in poker is £1 per player per day, and no deductions or levies are permitted from either stakes or prizes. Where a club holds a club gaming permit issued by their local licensing authority (or, in the case of a commercial club, a club machine permit) the maximum participation fee is £3. Where a club gaming permit is held there are no statutory limits on stakes or prizes. The Gambling Commission has issued a statutory code of practice on gaming in clubs and pubs, which is available from its website: www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. See also the separate DCMS fact sheet on “Gaming in clubs and miners’ welfare institutes” for further details.

Poker in pubs

A limited amount of low stakes, social poker may be played in pubs. There is a stakes limit of £5 per player per game (not per hand), and the aggregate stakes limit for pub poker is £100 per day for each premises. So, for example, a pub could run a daily poker game involving 20 players staking £5 each. The maximum prize for a game of poker played in a pub is also £100. No charge or entry fee may be made for participating in pub poker and, as with clubs, no deductions or levies may be made from either stakes or prizes. The Gambling Commission has issued a statutory code of practice on gaming in clubs and pubs, which is available from its website: www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. See also the separate DCMS fact sheet on “Gaming in pubs and other alcohol-licensed premises” for further details.

Poker at non-commercial events

Poker may be played at non-commercial events under section 300 of the Gambling Act. Poker, or equal chance gaming more generally, may be the main or sole purpose of the event, but none of the proceeds of a noncommercial event may be used for private gain. These provisions are intended to be used by charities and other non-commercial societies for fundraising purposes. There are limits on the amounts that players may be charged to take part, and on the amount or value of the prizes. The maximum amount that a player may be charged is £8 per day (and this includes entrance fees, stakes and any other charges in relation to the gaming). The total amount paid out in prizes may not exceed £600, although where an event is the final one of a series in which all of the players have previously taken part, a higher prize fund of up to £900 is permitted (please note that the earlier events must have taken place on a different day to the final).

Private poker

Equal chance poker may be played under the private gaming provisions in section 296 of, and Schedule 15 to, the Act. Private gaming may only occur in a place to which the public does not have access (e.g. a private dwelling, hostel or hall of residence). No charge may be made for participation in private gaming (and that includes an entrance fee or other charge for admission), nor may any amounts be deducted from stakes or prizes. If private gaming is domestic or residential, the above conditions will apply, but unequal chance poker may also be played. Private gaming is ‘domestic’ if it takes place in a private dwelling and on a domestic occasion. Private gaming is ‘residential’ if it takes place in a hostel, hall of residence or similar establishment which is not administered in the course of a trade or business, and more than half of the participants are residents of that hostel, hall of residence or establishment.

NB. This fact sheet is intended to provide a general explanation of the regulatory regime under the Gambling Act 2005 and its subordinate legislation, and does not deal with every detail of the legislative provisions, or with the individual circumstances of a particular case. This fact sheet does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for the relevant legislative provisions. If you are in any doubt about the legality of any gambling activities that you intend to promote or for which you intend to provide facilities, you are strongly advised to seek independent legal advice. DCMS August 2007