There is a lot of debate when it comes to the right attire for a night in the casino. If truth be told, there are a lot of different dress codes depending on the type of casino and the place. As a general rule, scruffy is a no no, and smart dress is much more appreciated.
No-one says there’s anything wrong with turning up to a casino in your jogging bottoms and trainers, and in some casinos this would be perfectly acceptable. Then again you would probably get turned away at the door if you arrived to one of the wealthier casinos in this attire. The main rule generally is just to be sensible.
A lot of casinos have separate restaurants and bars in the vicinity. Using this as a base for your outfit choice, something you would wear for a meal out is generally the way to go. More up market casinos might ask for a shirt and tie from the men and evening wear from the women. Call ahead before you make plans to head there at the weekend. It saves you embarrassment when you get told to go home and change and also means your night won’t get ruined.
A smart shirt, jeans and shoes for men is the most popular choice of clothing. For women it can be a little more difficult – funny seeing as we always seem to have a much wider choice when it comes to fashion. Looking at the most popular high street trends this season, a maxi dress, pencil skirt or dress or smart jeans, heels and a blazer would all be appropriate.
As the evenings draw in we (men and women) find it more difficult to find an outfit that suits the casino but also the weather. Most places offer a cloak room (sometimes free but quite often it costs a couple of pounds to leave your things) for you to put your coat, umbrellas, extra bags and so on.
There is a lot more flexibility now when it comes down to what is and isn’t acceptable to wear on a night in the casino. A lot of places allow casual as much as smart. Ask around if it’s a local casino you’re heading too. Regular customers will have a better idea of what people generally turn up in. But if you don’t want the hassle of dressing up, play all your favourite casino games from the comfort of your front room at your computer in front of a warm fire this winter.