Depending on the casino, most will offer a variety of non-gambling options. Some of the most popular include:
• Dining experiences at well-known, favorite local restaurants
Get creative and find out about local entertainment options and arrange something in advance, one group brought in a locally known astrologer (with a very entertaining personality) to talk about astrology and take questions from the audience
Offer guests a chance to contribute to a local charity through volunteer activities
Exercise and fitness buffs? Find out about the best local trails and share in advance for people to plan excursions to explore the area.
Talk to the casino or hotel’s chef and set up a culinary experience, demos and/or hands on to learn about some local specialty dishes
Work with Mother Nature and plan some weather and season appropriate activities, visiting in January when the temps are low and snowfall high, provide info on skiing, horseshoeing, ice skating and sledding options. In the summer, let guests sign up for a ride on the local riverboat tour or concerts in the park.
See what onsite entertainment options are available, many times casinos will hold concerts, comedians, or special theatrical events that are open to the public (both free and ticketed events, find out which and see if you can negotiate a special discount of charges apply).