Have a gambler in your life you can’t find a gambling gift for? Worry not; we’ve got a few suggestions up our sleeve! As gamblers like to play casino games of all types or indulge in gambling-related activities, that opens a whole world of gifts you can give.
Just as there is a guide to different casino games, so there is one for gambling gifts! So, here are a few fun, crazy, and cool gifts for gamblers that should help your friends hone their craft more often or just get better.
General Gambling and Casino Gifts
Although you can never be sure you’ll hit the nail on its head with the gift you choose, these five gift ideas for gamblers have worked (almost) every time before!
1) Gambling Movies
Suppose the gambler you are choosing a gambling gift for is also a movie buff (we know a few). You can go in several directions with this one, but we’ll go with the traditional route.
Fill up your gambler’s movie library with these classics:
- The Color of Money
- The Gambler
- Eight Men Out
If you want to show extra love to your gambler, maybe organise a movie night for each of these movies? Check out our list of the best gambling movies of all time! And, guess what? You can top things off by listening to our podcast episodes on Spotify together for more insight into the gambling craft!
2) Good Luck Charm
Since the dawn of time, luck has played a big part in all forms of gambling. Even the most skilful players rely on luck and their lucky charms.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money but still get a thoughtful gift for a casino lover, a thematic good luck charm would be the perfect choice for any gambler. Whether it is something elegant such as a lucky clover pendant or a classic rabbit’s foot, be sure your gambler will appreciate this! To get more info, here's the list of the most popular gambling charms.
3) Prepaid Gift Cards
A prepaid card is one of those gifts for gamblers that will make every gambler swoon! Most people don’t know that prepaid gift cards are considered even safer than cash as they offer extended convenience and security. If they get stolen, there is zero liability protection.
Prepaid cards allow the gambler to be entirely anonymous, sparing them from sharing sensitive information when opening an online casino account.
There are plenty more advantages to using a prepaid gift card but leave it to your gambler to tell you all about it!
4) Trip to a Casino
No matter how enthusiastic of an online casino player your gambler is, know that they are secretly (or openly) dreaming of a trip to a casino – preferably any casino in Las Vegas!
If you don’t mind spending a bit more, a trip to Vegas could easily be one of the best casino gifts in the history of gambling gifts! Do check if the casino you’ve got in mind is open due to the current circumstances.
If they’ve already been to a Vegas casino or you can’t afford a trip but want to bring Vegas to them, you can always opt for Vegas themed gifts like a Las Vegas neon sign and similar.
To get more gambling trip ideas, see our list of the most famous gambling destinations on all continents.
Organising a Poker Night
Organising a poker night for your gambler is, if not the gift, then one of the top three gifts for poker lovers!
However, keep in mind that gamblers tend to like things as they like them; so, if you plan on organising a poker night, make sure you either get all the relevant information you need straight from the horse’s mouth or ask their poker buddy to help! Otherwise, it’ll probably be an effort gone wrong (especially if you are not much of a poker player yourself).
Gifts for Poker Players
Whether you are looking to buy poker gifts for him or her, these should work both ways!
5) Personalised Poker Chips
Personalising poker chips have become a lot more affordable in the past few years, making them an excellent gift for poker players.
Technology allows you to put a picture and text (about two lines) on a set of a hundred poker chips for a surprisingly cheap amount. Talk about gambling gifts they’ll be thrilled to brag about!
6) A Set of Gambling Books or a MasterClass
This gift only works if your gambler is serious about his gameplay and wants to learn all there is to learn about poker! Honestly, what other gifts for gamblers are there better than books written by gamblers who have experienced all those tricks of the trade! If there are MasterClass options open and available, they too are a perfect one-on-one poker gift!
Books on gambling are usually a great gift for everyone as you can choose whether to get a set of comprehensive lessons for beginners or something that qualifies as ‘additional knowledge’ for pros.
Gifts for Slot Machine Players
7) Used Slot Machine
If the person you are buying slot machine gifts for is really high up on your you-mean-so-much-to-me list, then getting them a used slot machine is the best gift you can buy them!
When listing the best gifts for slot machine lovers, this one is a high-ticket item that may set you back about $400, plus shipping and loads of wrapping paper (seriously, these things are huge!). Still, if your gambler is a real slot machine enthusiast, they’ll appreciate this gift more than anything (especially with the fact this slot machine was once in a casino!).
Here’s one additional piece of advice: as there are different types of slot machines, maybe try to find out your gambler’s favourite before you purchase? To get an idea, check out some of the 'most famous slot machines in history'.
8) Slot Machine Pillow/Bed Sheets
Moving from gifts for gamblers, you can’t carry yourself to those you can bring wrapped in a little square box!
Getting slot machine pillow or bed sheets as a present to someone who is into slots is a perfect way to help them take the slot machine experience with them as far as the bedroom.
Let them go to bed at night covered by their favourite slot (you can get pillows and bedsheets custom made), and wake up to the same every morning before they go back to the reality of their day. If that doesn’t put a smile on their face, we don’t know what will!
Gifts for Blackjack Players
9) Beat The Dealer: A Winning Strategy For The Game Of Twenty-One, By Edward Thorp
If your gambler is a true blackjack enthusiast, then they know who Edward Thorp is (yes, the guy who invented card-counting and then wrote a best-selling book about it).
Beat The Dealer: A Winning Strategy For The Game Of Twenty-One is a classic that turned blackjack into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon from a fun little casino game. All card counting stories come from this one book, and your friend will most definitely appreciate it!
10) Casino Blackjack Layout
Organising a poker night at home might be close to effortless, but blackjack is not all that easy to pull off at home. However, where there is a will, there is a way, right? Bring blackjack to your gambler by buying them a felt table layout. If you purchase a quality one, it should be styled to look just like a semi-circular casino table. There should also be a spot for the dealer and a fan of positions for players.
Most felt table layouts these days are reversible; so, if your gambler is partial to a bit of poker too – these work as perfect gifts for poker enthusiasts, also!
Gifts for Roulette Players
11) Roulette Wheel
Being one of the most popular games of chance globally, Roulette is extensively played online and offline – everywhere from the casinos in the French Riviera to the Mississippi River Basin.
Although they look incredibly glamorous, you can get a roulette wheel for about $35. Usually, it’ll come with a 16-inch roulette wheel, 140 casino style chips, two decks of cards, two balls, a rake, and a table felt.
It’s not a rule, but the felt can usually be flipped over to a blackjack table, making this a perfect gifts for gamblers who like to switch it up from time to time.
However, if you want to spend more on your favourite gambler, you can find some pretty unique wooden box setups for under $200, the wheel only. Mahogany 32-inch wheels round at about $5,000. Ouch.
12) Roulette Clock
A great thematic gambling gift, a roulette clock is a perfect, inexpensive gift for your favourite gambler. As it comes in various sizes, this roulette clock could be placed in any room of the house – whether it be the game room or above the dining table. Chances are, whoever ends up with this clock in their home, they’ll be super happy every time they tell time – it’s their favourite wheel they are looking at, after all!
Gifts for Craps Players
13) Personalised Dice
Personalised dice could easily be the perfect gambling gift for the craps player in all of us.
Usually, you can only personalise one of the die’s six faces which is, kind of, underwhelming. Still, for about $10, you can get a personalised set of dice that will surely make your favourite gambler happy.
Whether you want to go with something personal with your personalisation or something gamble – they’ll all be awesome! The sky’s the limit on what you put on the dice!
14) Dice Cufflinks
Casino themed gifts go a long way, and getting your craps gambler dice cufflinks could score you serious points!
Cufflinks you can find to order do not mirror the colour of a dice pair; they are usually in silver, black or gold. They are super chick and are, definitely, among the best casino gift ideas out there.
Also, when things go back to normal and land-based casinos open their doors for gamblers, showing of their elegant dice cufflinks to the crowd will be super cool!
15) Personalised Facemask
No gambler in this world would say "No" to a personalised facemask, especially if it comes with an emblem saying "The Best Gambler Ever" or similar. The times are crazy, so why not try and make the best of what we can.
What to get someone who loves gambling?
Gifts for gamblers vary, and chances are you’ll get the one that’s just right if you go to the right sources. If you are really unsure which direction to go in, some casino gift ideas are pretty universal. We listed some of them in the sections above, so give them a read.
What do you get a gambler for Christmas?
Whether it’s Christmas or any other day/holiday in the year, gift ideas for gamblers are pretty universal. Some gifts you may want to consider are Candy or Boozy Roulette, casino cufflinks, various casino games with a twist, or anything from our list above – take your pick! If you are buying Well, you’ll adjust the wrapping, but that’s the extent of it.
What do you get a poker player for their birthday?
Gifts for poker players are pretty straightforward; go for anything from traditional poker chip set, bicycle poker size deck, and The Theory of Poker (book, ideal for beginners) to trademark poker tabletop and hand-cranked card shuffler. There is plenty more from where these came from, so maybe browse our suggestions listed above.