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The Original New Zealand Casino Business

Available New Zealand wide, fun filled, exciting casino style event (includes Croupiers/Staff). Our large inventory of games and professional friendly dealers will insure you and your guests get the taste of a real, authentic casino experience.

We have bases of equipment in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch to cater for your functions.

The perfect solution for:

  • Casino Party

  • Social Clubs

  • Stag Nights

  • Hen Nights

  • Parties

  • Poker Nights

  • Birthday Parties

  • House Parties

  • Theme Parties

  • Corporate Events

  • Reunions

  • Office Parties

  • Cocktail Parties

  • Conference/Convention

  • Fundraiser & Charity Events

  • Monte Carlo / James Bond / Gangster Nights

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Who we are and how we work

Conceived by Ian Hastings QPM (retired Detective Superintend NZ Police) in 1979 as a means of fundraising for Drug Education, Las Vegas Functions is now New Zealand’s largest, and the original, casino entertainment business offering Casino Party Entertainment to corporates, private homes, sports clubs, schools, clubs & more.

In 2017 Ian’s daughter Debbie, took over the running of the business with Ian available as a consultant when needed. Debbie & her husband Brian continue & expand the business with exciting new options.

With a base of staff and equipment in AUCKLAND, TAURANGA, WELLINGTON & CHRISTCHURCH we have the ability to offer casino themed entertainment in most locations throughout the country.

We have over 100 games, staff with bags of personality, and over forty years experience to ensure your event is outstanding for your guests.

Please take the time to view the website and either submit an online enquiry or give Las Vegas Functions a call to chat.

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FAQs

Can we hire just the casino equipment without staff?2019-12-04T10:50:40+13:00

Unfortunately the answer to this is no. We are entertainers, like a band but way more fun, and all the games come with trained Croupiers/Dealers. The only time we have hired out our equipment without staff is for Television and Photo Shoots. Our casino equipment has been used on Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, The Almighty Johnsons, (to name a few).

Is there an age limit?2019-12-04T10:51:20+13:00

No. Our casino games only use “funny money” which makes them no different to playing a board game or cards at home, we prefer to use the word “GAMING” instead of “gambling”. We are not responsible for the venues and they may have an age limit so pays to check with them.

Do you have to know how to play the games?2019-12-04T10:51:57+13:00

No. Our staff are trained to teach as well as deal and if someone doesn’t know how to play at the table they will help them to learn.  We also provide “Blackjack Strategy Cards” at all the Blackjack tables and these make it much easier to play.

How much does it cost?2019-12-16T11:17:34+13:00

It varies depending on the time of year and location of the venue. Quote enquiries through the website are answered as soon as humanly possible (except on weekends when we are busy at casino functions). NB: every year we get booked out over the key CHRISTMAS dates through November/December and we highly recommend booking these dates early to avoid disappointment.

We can provide our entertainment throughout NZ, however some locations will incur additional travel costs. Either send us a quote request call us on 0800 LAS VEGAS.

Do you charge a deposit?2019-12-04T10:53:11+13:00

Yes 50% of full price, unless you prefer to pay in full up front. Deposit invoices will be sent once you have completed our online booking form and payment of deposit is expected within 7 days of deposit invoice date. Balance to pay invoice is usually sent in week before function date.

Do you refund deposits if we cancel?2019-12-04T10:53:51+13:00

We don’t refund deposits, however, if you cancel with more than 7 days notice we will allow you to re-use your deposit for a booking within then next 12 months (additional charges or discounts may apply depending on the time of year booked e.g. Xmas dates are the highest priced and Jan/Feb the lowest). Cancellations with less than 7 days notice will forfeit their deposit (at the discretion of Las Vegas Functions).

Do you supply prizes?2019-12-04T10:54:23+13:00

No, prizes are up to you to supply, however, we can purchase prizes on your behalf if you require and the costs would be added to your fee (only available in Auckland).

What sort of prizes should we provide?2019-12-04T10:55:04+13:00

It’s really up to you. We have seen everything from an overseas holiday to a packet of cards. Some good ideas are: Bottles of Wine or Bubbles; Poker Sets; Toy Cars (just like the casino gives away cars but on a much smaller scale); Gift Baskets; Tee Shirts (printed with the name and date of your function) etc…

How many prizes should we provide?2019-12-04T10:55:36+13:00

We recommend a minimum of 3 and the maximum is up to you. It does depend on how big your function is and what style event you are doing.

How big should the venue be?2019-12-04T10:56:13+13:00

This will depend on how many games you are having, how many people, whether you are having a sit-down meal or not and the style/shape of the venue. As a rule of thumb, if you were just looking at guests and casino games, look for a venue that will cater to the amount of guests you have “Dining or Banquet” style and this will allow enough room for the casino games and people to move around freely. If you were also having a sit-down meal then just double it. When we email a quote we also send out an example room layout to give you and idea of the various game sizes and space they take up.

Do you supply tables and chairs?2019-12-04T10:56:54+13:00

No, we require you or the venue to provide tables and chairs for our casino table tops. In Auckland we can supply a limited number of trestle tables at no extra charge but this is subject to availability. Most venues prefer us to use their tables and chairs so they don’t have to remove them from the room. We can also supply a limited number of table cloths in most of our main locations but once again, request early if you need them. There are no extra charges for the trestles and table cloths if available.

Can you provide music?2019-12-04T10:57:33+13:00

In Auckland we have an MP3/iPod with a large playlist that includes casino style and party music and we can also supply a speaker and a microphone – all are subject to availability and extra charges may apply.

Do you have an Open Photo Booth?2019-12-20T08:38:40+13:00

Yes in AUCKLAND only we have an awesome open photo booth with a choice of 8 different backdrops – large enough for big group photos. The photo booth comes with a photographer, printed photos on site and/or digital photos. Price on application.

Are you looking for staff?2019-12-04T10:59:09+13:00

YES – we are always on the lookout for new staff, especially people with casino gaming experience. All our staff work on a casual, on-call basis and our busiest periods are June-September and November-December (the busiest by far). Most of our Croupiers/Dealers also have full-time day jobs and work for us for a little extra cash and because they enjoy it.

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I just wanted to say formal thanks to you, Thomas and the team for a great 2.5 hours entertainment last night. We all had great clean fun and you have maybe inspired some to take it up with real money. Thomas was a real character and drove enthusiasm around the room.

Just for the record, we had 35 turn up and it was a perfect number for the 3 tables. I’m also glad I took your advice on the two Blackjack tables.

Our Social Club in Ranui will be in touch as they are considering holding a similar function.

So thanks and have a good weekend.

Nigel McCreight, FULTON HOGAN LTD (AUCKLAND)

I want to mention what a great night all the staff from ASPEQ and ASL Ltd had last Saturday. I have had many compliments on how great the Las Vegas evening was, it was a great success. I have also had requests for your companies details from staff to look into for their own events.

Our staff had a great night learning new games and either winning or losing some (or in some cases all) of their money. Martin and his team are very friendly and entertaining and made the night an ease. There was not one unhappy person in the room.  I personally found your staff very funny and helpful.

If you could please pass on to Martin and his team a big thank you and appreciation for their time and effort on the night, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks again, I will definitely be recommending your service to others. Have a great Christmas.

Aleesha, ASPEQ & ASL

A huge thank you for last night –  everyone had a fantastic time, it is the talk of the office this morning! You have a great team of staff with the perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism and your extra help with making sure everything went smoothly was much appreciated.

I will certainly by suggesting you guys for friends work functions in the future.

Have a fantastic Christmas, you certainly deserve it after the flat-stick-busy couple of months you have been having!

Helen, PERPETUAL TRUST

Thanks for the great job of providing the casino tables and croupiers  – everything was lovely and we have a happy client.
The staff were great – there manner and interaction with everyone added to the nights success.
Although I have used you many times before it was the first time I had played and having experienced it first-hand am now keen to sell the concept to some clients.
You will be hearing from me again – oh and thanks for the recommendation of the venue…it was brilliant and Roy is so easy to work with.
Thanks again – and I will be in touch when the function calls for casino tables.
E:        robynh@eventsnvenues.co.nz

Robyn Henry, CEO, EVENTS 'N' VENUES LIMITED

I would like to say what an incredible night we had on Saturday at our Las Vegas night at Eastcliffe Retirement Resort. Ian & his staff were amazing – so patient as many of our guests had never been to a Casino let alone knew what to do, but the Croupiers spent time teaching them and very soon you would have thought they were PRO’s and playing for REAL MONEY! The laughter and hilarity had to be seen and heard to be believed.

My committee were a little indifferent about a Las Vegas night when I put the idea to them but they had to admit it was the best night ever we had had at the village. I was so pleased I took your advice Debbie and didn’t have any other entertainment – we didn’t need it – the night was entertainment in itself and it saved us a lot of money. My phone has been red hot to-day with thanks from people expressing how much they enjoyed it and asking to make it an annual event ! We had sold tickets to family and friends as well as residents, so it gave a good mix of ages.

EASTCLIFFE RETIREMENT RESORT

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Thomas and Tipene for putting on such a wicked night for us all on Saturday.  They got everyone involved and made it exciting and easy for everyone to understand.

Really appreciate the ease with which they organised everything and made the night so easy.

Already had a few people who want your details so I will definitely be passing them on.

Toni, PRIVATE PARTY

Just to let you know we had a fantastic evening on Friday night. Everyone I have spoken to have commented on what a good evening it was.  A BIG BIG thank you to Henry and his team – they did an amazing job. Henry is really lovely and so easy to deal with. We also really liked Andrew because we spent most of the night at his Blackjack table J  I cant comment on any of the other dealers because I didn’t play at their tables but I have heard that they were amazing.

Sandra, SECURECOM LTD (AUCKLAND)

Just wanted to say what an awesome night we had on Friday – your team was incredibly organised and definitely kept us entertained. A big commendation to your manager (I’m sorry I cannot remember his name), he was extremely professional and made the night run really smoothly. I would highly recommend your company going forward!

Candice, INVENCO

I would just like to say what a great evening we had on the 7th October, at our end of conference meeting. Henry and crew were absolutely fabulous and were great with our customers.

Thank you so much.

Rosie White, Executive Territory Manager New Zealand, Cardiac Rhythm Management Australia & New Zealand, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC

I attended a function run by Las Vegas Functions at the Novotel Hotel on Friday 11th July as part of the GTS social club. I felt compelled to write to you this morning and let you know that the staff are still talking this morning about how much fun they had. Your staff ran the room beautifully with a sense of fun and excitement. All attendees felt secure about trying games they had never tried before and enthusiastically moved around the room. In particular I would like to single out Thomas who not only set the room up for us but was most definitely the start croupier of the night. He was almost entertainment all by himself!   I would like to thank you and your staff for providing a wonderful evening and let you know that I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your company to others.

Melinda Harvey, Business Manager, HOME LIGHTING LTD

I must express the heartfelt thanks of both Cheryl and myself for the absolutely fabulous birthday party you supplied for me with the Gambling themed evening. Almost without exception my friends and family were thrilled to bits with the ‘party of the decade’ – so much so that should I get thru to 75…….we’ll do it again!!

Please pass my thanks and appreciation to Henry and the other croupiers who so contributed to such an enjoyable occasion.

If you ever wish to use me as a reference then I will be so glad to sing your praises.

Patrick Regan, PRIVATE BIRTHDAY

We would like to thank you and your team for Friday night’s event. We all had a fantastic time and were very impressed with the way the event worked. The format of the night was a team event, we had 5 teams with 5-6 people in each team. It was a competition to see which team could accumulate the most money by the end of the night. We found this worked well in comparison to how individual’s would play as we all swapped money and helped each other out, found out who was good at each game and had other people to back us up in each of the games.

We were very impressed with the way the team event worked and it was a good team building exercise as well as being a fun night.

James Thompson, Project Manager, RCP - AUCKLAND - TEAM EVENT
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