In African terms, Ghana is something of a gambling paradise. The topic of gambling is a fiercely controversial one across the African continent, with outright bands and heavy penalties for anybody caught participating in the activity in some nations. Ghana, however, takes a more relaxed view. In contrast to many of the countries around it, Ghana has a plethora of casinos and even allows citizens to gamble from home at online slots websites. That means whether you’re a resident or a visitor from elsewhere, it’s a great place to be if you enjoy the occasional flutter.
Even if you usually do your gambling online, there’s still a lot to be said for visiting a real casino occasionally. We have nothing against the many successful online slots websites and casinos that operate in and around Ghana – they’re a lot of slot games to play – but going to a casino for real is still a ‘big night out,’ and makes a change from the usual ‘dinner and a movie’ that people consider for dates. The question of what to wear for such a date, though, isn’t as easy to answer as it was a few years ago. The arrival of online slots websites has changed the way that casino operators think about their premises, and they no longer employ dress codes that are strict enough to persuade people to stay at home and use the online slots websites instead. If tops and tails and ballroom gowns are out, though, what’s in?
We’d be happy to answer that question for you with this handy, self-contained ‘what to wear at a casino’ guide for 2020!
Stick To Smart Footwear
Things may have become more relaxed than they used to be, but there’s still no excuse for turning up at the door to a glitzy casino in your sneakers. Even though some sneaker brands cost hundreds of dollars per pair these days, they’re still not considered to be formal wear. No matter how sharp the rest of your outfit is, you’re still likely to be turned away if you rock up to a casino with sneakers on. Stick to dress shoes for men and ‘smart’ shoes for women. We’re not saying that women absolutely have to wear heels, but consider the type of footwear that you’d wear to an upmarket restaurant, and use that as a guide. Do not, under any circumstances, consider wearing flip-flops!
Dress For The Time Of Day
The majority of upmarket casinos have different rules governing what people are expected to wear during daylight and darkness hours. Some of the more formal casinos might still insist on suits, dresses, or even tuxedos, but only in the evening. You might get away with a casual shirt and jeans during the daytime, or blouses, or semi-formal tops for women, but aim to dress a little smarter if you’re headed to the casino for a night out. Even with the casual approach, there are limits. Don’t wear shorts. Don’t wear t-shirts. Even in this new age of accessible dressing for casinos, there are limits, and shorts and t-shirts exist outside of those limits.
Embrace The Semi-Formal Style
Most of the advice that we’re giving to you here is based on the semi-formal style, but not everyone fully understands what semi-formal is. Not all venues do either, which makes matters even more confusing! There are a few basic rules of semi-formal dressing that will help you to get to grips with the conundrum, though. There are even comprehensive ‘how to dress for a semi-formal occasion’ guides available online, although they’re generally targeted more at men than women. Allow us to break the advice down for you – and to include women in the conversation, too!
For men, dressing semi-formally is all about casual suits or shirts and pants, without the need for a tie. Dark jeans are sometimes acceptable, but it may be better to avoid the risk of rejection by going with casual trousers. Khakis are generally fine. Even if you’re not wearing a tie, you’ll still want to wear a shirt with a collar and buttons.
For women, most of the advice that applies to men also applies to you. If you’d rather wear a dress than pants, though, you’ll be okay with a shorter cocktail dress – there’s no reason to wear anything floor-length unless you particularly want to. You can also pair a skirt with a blouse or a shirt, but as per the advice for men, you should select something that has a collar. Flats or heels will work as shoes – avoid strappy sandals as there’s no guarantee they’ll be deemed acceptable by the venue when you arrive there.
If In Doubt
The majority of casinos that still insist on a dress code will publish details of that dress code on their website. If you can’t see anything there, you should assume that they’ll be expecting the semi-formal style, and dress accordingly. If they insist on a black or white tie style dress, they should include a list of what is and isn’t acceptable on their website. For total peace of mind, telephone the venue and confirm whether you need to make a booking and ask them about the dress code while you have them on the phone.
Also take into account other facilities that might exist at the venue. In 2020, the most upmarket casinos in Ghana are not just casinos. Some of them are also high-end restaurant or performance spaces, and they might have tighter restrictions on dress code in their other facilities than they do on their casino floors. Nobody wants to be denied access to a restaurant after they’ve just had a big win on the casino floor, so don’t dress in a way that could allow that to happen.
It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed, and if you use that as a principle, you’ll rarely be disappointed. More than any of this, though, dress in a way that doesn’t make you feel claustrophobic or uncomfortable. You’re there to let loose and have fun, and you won’t be able to do that if you feel too uptight. A night out at the casino is all about getting lucky and letting your hair down – so dress to suit the tone!
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Volta Fashion Week, Awards and Honors will be happening this year from 10th-12th February at the serene Holy Trinity Spa and Hotel in the Volta region Of Ghana. Having an array of spectacular designers from both Ghana and other parts of Africa showcasing. This year’s event is fused with a special massage package for VIP guests. Ticket cost ranges from 50 cedis for students, 100 cedis single, 150 cedis double, 1000 cedis VIP and 1500 cedis for VVIP.
The International Fashion Festival in Togo (FIMO 228) has established itself for nine years now as a benchmark fashion event that promotes the talents of designers from all over the world. Like every fashion event, FIMO 228 reflects the art in fashion and all the cultures of the countries represented by the designers present. Presently on the FIMO 228, creators, models, photographers, journalists, national and international media. But it does not stop there. Each year, FIMO228 is part of a logic of commitment to solving the problems of our society. Thus, the 10th edition of FIMO 228 has the social theme “Fashion is committed to protecting the environment” and the artistic theme “Féérie”. Now the dice for the 10th has been rolled;
All-African Leather Fair (AALF): the trade show organizing by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association
(ELIA) from the first edition in 2008 up to 12th successfully. AALF brings together tanners, footwear and
other leather goods manufacturers, in addition of equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and
inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the
African companies and organizations are expected to constitute the largest attendance. The Fair is a
specialized one designed to promote the African leather industry and to enable it create an interface with
its partners within the continent and around the world. There is side events included occurring parallel
with the show Panel discussion, Fashion show, Fashion Zone, Leather Talent show.
Due to the Global market situation and the pandemic impact the leather sector in Ethiopia and Africa at
large heavily affected. It is expected that the upcoming AALF trade fair will play its role in motivating the
sector in market expansion, facilitating inter Africa business relation .Investment Attraction, Technology
transfer and etc… To motivate the sector The government starts school shoe and bag project under the
initiation the manufacturing sector “Let Ethiopia produce “ “ Ethiopia Tamret“ as the sector dependent
on inputs such as chemical, accessories and component supplier will be expected in wide participation.
Considering these AALF2023 will Have new components fashion show will be including some Africa
countries participations, Fashion Zone(where many designers will participating by showing the Fashion
trends) Talent show (leather products creativity, any innovation creativity in the sector ) in addition to this
Ethiopia Leather journal upgraded to Africa Leather journal (sector based studies ,research and potential facts for Africa will be published inspirational descriptive motto also included .
Uyo Fashion Week 2022 & SME Bazaar and Fair is a week long event that brings together elements of education, entertainment, and capacity building, using fashion as the driver. The event is designed as a campus style hub that will house a fashion show, masterclasses, skills acquisition, an experience center, and an SME Bazaar. The theme for this years event is Creativity.
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