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Prize Merchandising services also available
(setting up tables, prize placement, ship receiving, etc.)

 

>Initial funds distribution for guests is typically $5,000 in Fun Money.
>Event-end redemption occurs when players cash-out their winnings to win prizes.

Our Free Prize Methods consist of the tools that
provide the means to facilitate your prizes.
("Tools" are the actual prize opportunities that players receive)

The prize method that you choose will determine how the chips are redeemed at the end of the night.  It is VERY important to have an evening-end chip redemption to increase player incentive and give them the desire to stay in it until the end.  With prizes up for grabs, they will have something to play for and bet to win!  This also adds to the excitement and ensures that all chips are returned.

The most convenient feature of our prize methods is that guests can redeem with an Amerifun staff member or dealer (near the end of the event).  This allows for players not to have to wait in a long line when redeeming at evening's end (players may also redeem anytime with a teller).

In addition to the thrill of winning, a Prize Methods ensures that All Chips are Returned at the end of the Event (this also saves you incidental lost chip expenses).

 


PLEASE NOTE:  If you do not select a prize method, we will provide the 'Giveaway' method by default.


 

'Prize Tools' included free with every order.  The "tools" are the actual prize opportunities that
players receive to enter prize drawings.

We include enough tools for all guests present and manage your prizes at no additional cost. 

Raffle Auction Giveaway Gift Shop
Mutual Tickets
Ticket Receptacles
Signage
Free Facilitation* *under 100 people
Fun Money
Bidding Cards
Weighted Gavel
Signage
Free Facilitation* *under 100 people
Dealer Tally Sheets
Signage
Free Facilitation* *under 100 people
Fun Money
Price Tags
Prize Pricing
Signage
Free Facilitation* *under 100 people
       
Another handy no cost feature is our 'Door Prize Tickets':
We provide a stack of tickets for your guests to use as their casino admission ticket (and to pick up their initial funds)... these tickets have a number... if you like we can keep half of the tickets in a bowl... after everyone has entered you can use the tickets for random secondary prize drawings throughout the event. 

Live Facilitation Note:
Live Facilitation is an optional service that we can provide at your discretion.  Live facilitation consists of the actual verbal announcements of prize winners and although it can become quite involved, we have found that most clients prefer to carry out this procedure themselves.  If you have a large group or if you wish us to perform the live facilitation we offer this service for a nominal fee (fee schedule listed below right).


New Year Special

Onsite PA sound is required for live facilitation.  Please let us know if you do not have plans for sound or if your venue does does offer AV capabilities.
SPECIAL: We are currently offering this Harbinger powered 12" speaker rental
with stand and cordless microphone for only $100 - 5 hours.  Second speaker add $75.
Single speaker easily accommodates large halls with 100 people or less.
These units are new to our inventory and offer 3-channel mixer.  Works great as a PA system, music player or slideshow amplification component.

TIP:  As always, free facilitation is included with any order that is accompanied by a DJ, Emcee, Master of Ceremonies, Host or Game Show order.  ALSO: If you have already hired a DJ/Emcee we will work in cooperation with them for you and provide them with extra fun money to give away in their own "contests".  In addition, we have never found a DJ who doesn't ask us first about prizes.  The DJ is the ideal candidate to facilitate the prizes verbally because he has already been interacting with guests all evening.

 

  • RAFFLE - most popular.

  • AUCTION - 2nd most popular.

  • GIVEAWAY - the simplest, quickest.

  • or GIFT SHOP - best for many prizes.

 

Facilitation Fee Schedule:
# of Guests Basic Facilitation Rate

Rate is the same regardless of the prize method chosen.

 50 or less $25
51-100 $50
100-200 $100
200-300 $200
300-400 $300
400-500 $400
500-600 $500
600-700 $600

... and so on.  Rates are at the low-end of near $1 p.p..
Sound Required.


TERRIFIC TICKETS RAFFLE: 

Even if we do not do the facilitation, we still provide all the tools (the cost of these tickets can really add up!).

SUMMARY:
>Guests redeem their winnings and/ or leftover funny money at the end of the night.
>Guests receive a pre-designated number of tickets per a pre-determined dollar amount.
>Guests deposit their tickets in the ticket receptacles (raffle drum or baskets)
>Tickets are later drawn and numbers verbally announced for the prizes (live facilitation).

A great example of why Amerifun is the company to select - the extras!
We provide these things for your raffle:

  • Mutual Double Tickets (single tickets also on-hand).

  • Single or Multiple Ticket Receptacles (shown below).

  • Signs displaying Amounts.

  • Free Basic Facilitation for groups under 100 people at your request (PA capabilities required).

Note: At the start of the event, players do not need to know the amount of tickets that they will receive.. only that they will receive tickets.

Experience has taught us that you cannot set the amounts as you do not know how much players will win.   If you set a pre-determined amount of tickets received per dollar amount, then you will find that players will end up with too many or too few tickets at evening's end.

We do it like this:  We watch how players are doing and set the amount during the last hour.. usually 1 tickets per $1,000 / 1 ticket per $2-$3,000 / 1 ticket per $5,000.

If you start guests with more than $5,000 the above amounts may be higher.

 

Raffle Drum (pictured above) is best for large groups with many tickets.

Select the Raffle Drum if you want to draw for prizes one at a time (such as lowest value prize to highest).  With this option you can also offer guests the option to pass on a prize and try their luck at another draw).

Ticket Receptacles Included.

Here is some information that we may need from you and some questions to ask yourself:
1.) Do you prefer players to JUST WIN ONE PRIZE EACH... OR...
WINNER TAKES ALL (whoever's ticket is drawn wins regardless)?

2.) Can player forego a win for another chance at another win for a different prize (player passes on a prize and returns their ticket to the receptacle)?

3.) MUST PLAYERS BE PRESENT TO WIN?

4.) Do you prefer on SINGLE TICKET RECEPTACLE (hopper)... OR...
MULTIPLE RECEPTACLES (baskets)?

5.) What is your NUMBER OF PRIZES?

6.) Is there a MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TICKETS that you want the top winners to end up at the end of the evening?  If you like, we can figure this for you.  Sometimes it is a good idea to have a ceiling placed on the max number of tickets if you have some really big winners.  For example:  Let's say that you have 5-10 prizes and have decided on 1 ticket per $1,000.  Most of your guests have won $25,000 yet a few guests won over $100,000.  This would give the majority of your guests a comfortable 25 tickets but 100 tickets or more for some players.  A ceiling ensures equal dispersement fairness as well as speedy facilitation.

7.) Is there a LOWEST NUMBER OF TICKETS that you want all players to at least win? (example: 5)  If you like, we can figure this for you too.  Let's say you offer 1 ticket per $5,000 and most guests win ample tickets but a few had less that $5,000 and receive only one ticket.

We can help create the perfect balance in your raffle.

For facilitation alternatives, please see Auctioneer, Host or Master of Ceremonies.

Baskets (pictured above) are best for groups holding less tickets (as not to overload the baskets).

The Baskets are employed when you wants to offer guests the option of registering for a specific prize.  Tickets are drawn out of a basket corresponding to a certain prize.  We will provide an equal number of baskets to your prizes (for instance, if you have 50 prizes, we will provide 50 baskets).


AUCTION HOUSE:
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SUMMARY:
>Guests redeem all of chips at the end of the night.
>Guests receive more fun money back (or vouchers with their winning amount by request).
>A live auction is later performed for prizes (guests use their fun money to bid with).

Free Basic Facilitation for groups under 100 people included at your request (sound required).  We offer a sophisticated, easy-paced organized auction format like you might see at an antique auction house.  Professional Auctioneers with high-speed rant also available.

Even if we do not do the facilitation, we still provide all the tools.

All Tools Included:

We provide:

  • Funny Money or Vouchers to bid with.

  • Bidding Paddles for your guests.

  • Weighted Gavel.

  • Fancy Tablecloth (please let us know in advance and we can coordinate with your theme/ decor).

Here is some information that we may need from you and some questions to ask yourself:
1.) How many GUESTS will be attending your event?

2). How many PRIZES will you have?

3.) Do you want players to only be able to win ONE PRIZE?:

4.) Do you want to start bidding from Smallest to Largest prize or Random?

Please make arrangements to provide us with a prize list.

For facilitation alternatives, please see Auctioneer, Host or Master of Ceremonies.


GREAT WINNERíS GIVEAWAY (default)

SUMMARY:
>Guests will turn in their winnings and all leftover fun money that they hold at the end of the night
>All logs are collected and winners are tallied.
>Top winners revealed via verbal announcements (live facilitation).

We will:

  • Compare all the totals for you and present you will a completed organized breakdown of your winners in the order you chose (top three, top five, top ten, top twenty or entire group).

This prize method provides for the most simplest and quickest facilitation and is a very popular option.

Here is some information that we may need from you and some questions to ask yourself:
1.) Which organized LOG of Winners would you like us to tally for you?  THE TOP THREE WINNERS,  THE TOP FIVE,
THE TOP TEN,  THE TOP TWENTY... OR... THE ENTIRE GROUP?

Zing it up with some Zazz!  Check out our Master of Ceremonies or Host for facilitation alternatives.


GIFT SHOP:

SUMMARY:
>Guests redeem their chips at event's end and will receive more fun money back (or vouchers with their winning amount by requests) to purchase prizes in the gift shop area.
>A gift shop should be opened near the last hour or after the gaming to maximize prize choices. 

We will:

  • Pre-price and even merchandise your prizes for you.

  • Provide Price Tags.

  • Provide Funny Money for your guests to purchase their prizes.

If you need 'a big cheese' to 'run the joint' - just let us know! Merchandising/ Retail Specialist From $50 per hour.

Assistant/ Floor Hand at your disposal from $25 per hour.

Here is some information that we may need from you and some questions to ask yourself:
1). How many PRIZES will you have?

2.) What is the LOWEST ACTUAL CASH VALUE of the prize(s) that you purchased for your event?  We will price the prizes at approx. 1000% higher than actual cash value.

3.) What is the HIGHEST CASH VALUE?


...YOUR OWN METHOD(S)...

Please let us know the details of your own method and we can incorporate it into your event.


Prize Services(Placement, Door Prizes, Shopping Service, Donation Solicitation)

Prize Ideas:

Many clients ask for suggestions for prizes - we only tell them that their budget is their limit.  We have seen clients give away dollar items up to $10,000 cash.

Some common ideas are:

  • Dinners for Two/ Restaurant Gift Cards.

  • B&B for Two/ Mini Vacations/ Airline Tickets.

  • Electronics:
      Flat Screen TV's
      Notebook Computers, Netbooks
      MP3 Player, DVD Player
      Game Systems

  • Fine Liquors, Fine Cigars, Personal Accessories.

  • Tools/ Tool Sets.

  • Rounds of Golf/ Family Fun Centers.

  • Gift Cards/ Gift Certificates.

  • Corporate Gifts/ Promotional Merchandise with logo (this is actually #1 for corporate events).

  • Days Off With Pay (they LOVE this one!).

  • Limousine Rentals (consider booking a limo through us and have it at the event).

  • Money Booth Entry (offering guests an opportunity to step inside and "grab for cash" is a great prize.  Can also be used as a stand-alone activity in which guests grab for funny money to use in the casino).

  • Gift Baskets (some great examples below).

 


Gift Baskets: ASK US ABOUT OUR 'ONE WORD GIFT BASKETS' - Give us one word, any word, and we'll give you one great gift basket!

Here are a few ideas:

...(remember, think gift basket - get creative!!)...

  Peanut Butter Mechanic Birthday Boy Computer Geek
Approx. Cost $50 $200 $150 $200
Basket Picnic Basket Tool Box Black with Gold Bow Fold Up Crate
Liner Checkerboard
Table Cloth
Red Shop Towels Shredded corrugated filing (the brown paper-bag color) Shredded Documents
Highlight High-end Peanut Butter/
Jelly/Honey/Bread
Limited Edition Tool Set 750ml Crown Royal
or Cptn. Morgan Private Stock (2 glasses optional)
Portable External Hard Drive
Fill Items Reese's Cups, Peanuts,  Peanut Brittle, Nutter Butter, (2) Bottles of Yoohoo. MP3 Player, Patriotic Pinup Girl Calendar, 6-pack of Beer, Orange Hand Cleaner, Quality Mechanic's Gloves, Designer Safety Glasses, Heavy-duty Band-aids, Degreaser/Carb. Cleaner, Auto Parts Store Gift Card(s), Fast Food Gift Card(s), Air Fresheners. Quality Cigars, Accessories & Lighter, Small Bottle Cologne, Altoids, Optional Quality Razor/ Nose Hair Trimmer, Fine Pen/ Pencil Set, Booklets: "How to Dress to Impress" and/ or "Sophisticated Dance Moves". Cordless Mouse, MP3 Player, Clip-on or USB Lamp, USB Hub, Computer Game Software, CD-R's or CD-RW's, Jewell Cases, Antacid/Aspirin, Calming Candle(s) w/ Holder, Energy Drink.
 

Our Chips / Cheques / Poker Chips are the very best in the industry and by far the highest quality available in Wichita, Kansas, the Midwest or the Nation.
REAL CASINO CHIPS (not a sales pitch).
We use the good ones (no one else does)!
Featuring true inlay - not a sticker or decal.
All cheques have denominations on the chip!

AmeriFUN~ is a purveyor of Stylish Casino Party Entertainment and Casino Equipment Rentals
and the Home of the fabulous Pair A Dice Fantasy Casino.


Partial National and Wichita-area Client List:

Allstate     Alltel     American Family Insurance     American Cancer Society     American Heart Association     American Red Cross
AmerisourceBergen     Auto World     Aventis Pharmaceuticals     Barton Solvents     Boeing     Butler County Community College     Cargill
CASA     Case & Associates     Cessna     Cox Communications     Culligan     Dillard's     Discovery Channel     Dubuque CVB
Enterprise Rent A Car     Equity Bank     Exploration Place     Farmers Insurance Group     Ford Motor Credit     Grant Thornton     H&R Block
Holiday Inn     Home Bank     IBM     Independent School     Interhab     The Isle Casino     Kansas Heart Hospital
Kansas Orthopaedic Center     Kroger     Land O Lakes     Larksfield Place     Lubrication Engineers     M&M Insurance
Nation Pizza     PHCC     PKM Steel     Plaza Real Estate     Preferred Health Systems     Raytheon     Rolling Hills Country Club     Rusty Eck Ford
Scholfield Auto Group     Sedgwick Plaza     Senior Services     Seward County Community College     Sherwin Williams     Speedy Cash
Sullivan Higdon & Sink     T-Mobile     Tallgrass Country Club     Terradyne Country Club     Unilever     United States Air Force     Valassis
Verizon     Via Christi     Washburn University     Wichita State University     Waste Connections     Wichita High School East, South, Northwest
Wichita Surgical Specialists     York International     YMCA


 


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