Last updated on March 31st, 2022
Casino Royale poker room cost guide
The poker room scenes in Casino Royale are classic Bond, with all the glitz, glamour and high stakes you’d expect from a 007 film. If you have a spare room like a garage, cellar or large shed, why not transform it into your own themed games room? Here, we’ll cover the essential costs of creating your very own at-home Casino Royale poker room.
The poker room scenes in Casino Royale are classic Bond, with all the glitz, glamour and high stakes you’d expect from a 007 film.
It’s the perfect setting for a party, which is perhaps why so many people love to recreate their own Bond-themed poker rooms at home. The latest James Bond film may have been delayed yet again, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live out a few 007 fantasies at home.
If you have a spare room like a garage, cellar or large shed, why not transform it into your own themed games room? Once you’ve decked out the space (complete with poker table), all you need are some friends in black tie to come over and complete the scene.
Here, we’ll cover the typical Casino Royale poker room cost, with all the trimmings. Let’s get started.
Cost of Casino Royale poker room essentials
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The most crucial part of any Casino Royale poker room is a fantastic poker table. Ideally, as authentic as possible.
You can buy these for as little as £140 for a foldout one, or around £1,000 for a professional standard poker table.
Other essential Casino Royale poker room costs include lighting and a bar area. However, a glamorous drinks trolley will do if you’re short on space (and budget). We’ll look at the average costs of these items next.
Setting the mood with lighting
One of the most dominant, glamorous features of the Casino Royale poker room (apart from the poker table) is the magnificent chandelier. You can buy one that looks just like the chandelier in the background to Bond’s high-stakes poker game in the film for around £375. This cost includes fitting by a qualified electrician.
You can also set the mood for the evening with some matching wall lamps. For really opulent ones, expect to pay around £225 per light. Make sure you position the lighting so as to properly illuminate your poker table. You may need to also install some dedicated task lighting if it’s too dim for players to see their cards.
You may be creating your own 007 poker room, but you can also include a couple of additional casino-themed finishing touches. For example, you can buy a standalone home bar/bar cabinet for £300, or a properly set up bar (with electricity) for £5,000.
And how about a roulette wheel? You can buy a small one in a display case for around £275, or go for a larger casino-grade wheel for £440.
Is it legal to gamble in my at-home poker room?
It’s perfectly legal to invite friends and family over for a poker evening. The stakes and prizes can be whatever you like. However, you can’t gamble at home for commercial reasons, or charge a fee to take part.
Do I need planning permission for a poker room?
You don’t need any specific planning permission for a poker room used in the way described above. For example, if using it for fun with friends and family, rather than commercial gambling. However, if you’ll be building a new structure for your games room, it’ll need to fall within Permitted Development. Otherwise, you’ll need to seek planning permission from your local authority.