7 Holiday Season Gift Ideas for Gamblers

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BetMGM Jan 17, 2023, 11:07 AM

If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you’re a gambler yourself. But if you have a significant other, friend or family member who enjoys online casino games as much as you do, this list will help you find a fun gift, whether it’s for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah!

From casino to sport betting gifts, there are endless gifts for people who like to gamble. And let’s be honest, no present is greater than one that’s been tailored to your likes and interests – like a surfboard for a surfer or golf clubs for a golfer. The introduction of live dealer games has resulted in a wave of new players, young and old, joining the online gambling community. One of the consequences of this has been the increased availability of an impressive array of casino gifts such as cufflinks, personalized dice and books. We discuss some of the best gambling gifts for him or her.

Great gift ideas for gambling fans

Finding the right present for your loved one can be intimidating. We’re here to assist by giving you some ideas, ranging from funky kitchenware and clothing to personalized trinkets and stylish accessories that should cater to all tastes and preferences – and beyond the holiday season, some great valentines gift ideas for games.


If you enjoy the variety of games on offer at an online casino, you likely also enjoy trying out different kinds of food – especially given all the amazing restaurants you can find in gambling hubs around the world. Online gambling can often go on for hours, which means it’s important to fuel your body throughout in order to remain sharp.

Some gift ideas for the foodies in your life include customized wooden chopping boards or a personalized mug, which could display a pertinent meme message or your favorite casino iconography. You won’t have to look very far for inspiration given that there are many websites such as Etsy.com which offer a variety of options that are only limited by your sense of humor or penchant for puns! 


Even though the recipient of your gift might be used to playing online games at home in leisurewear, that doesn’t mean you can’t splash out on a nice shirt or dress for them, which they could wear when they go out to play casino table games at a land-based establishment. 

Alternatively, you could opt for a gift voucher they could use to buy a whole new fancy outfit for their next outing to a casino restaurant or even get them something more humorous, such as a branded T-shirt that speaks to their personal gaming preferences.


3D concept of a gift box with ace playing cards coming out of it.

Whether it’s a stocking filler or the main gift, you can’t go wrong with a gambling-themed trinket and there are many to be found online. As gambling presents go, they’re often a winner. This could be anything from a branded lighter to casino-themed cufflinks or even a card-themed keyring for online poker fans.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to these kinds of Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah gift ideas and it all depends on your recipient’s taste in casino games. If they enjoy roulette, how about a fabulous wall clock that features the iconic wheel and ball? Or if craps is their game of choice, how about some special lucky dice?

Good luck charms

Speaking of lucky dice, you might like to buy your gambling partner an item of good fortune to wear or keep on them when they play casino games, or even when they’re making online sports betting decisions. This could be a particularly good idea if you’re all planning to watch an annual sporting event during the holidays, whether Thanksgiving Day football, college football or Christmas Day basketball

Of course, we can’t guarantee that this good luck charm will contribute to their winnings in any way, but they’ll think of you every time they look at it, which, at the very least, means it will be a successful and thoughtful gift.

How about some four-leaf clover earrings, a horseshoe necklace or matching gaming-themed bracelets? And don’t forget Vegas-themed gifts such as a framed photo of the famous strip or a personalized pendant to wear during play. Otherwise, you could get them something for their desk such as a Maneki-Neko waving cat figurine, or a three-legged toad with coins in its mouth (if Asian lucky charms are something they would enjoy).  

A real slot machine

If your gift recipient is an online slots fan, why not invest in a real-life slot machine? These can be expensive, but if you do a bit of research you might be able to find a good secondhand one online. 

Alternatively, you could also pick up a more inexpensive tabletop, novelty coin-operated mini slot machine, just for the fun of it! Who knows, perhaps your lucky recipient will be able to relive some precious memories by pulling the lever of this pint-sized one-armed bandit. 

Tickets to a casino hub or event

No matter where you live, there is undoubtedly a casino nearby that likely hosts regular events. Instead of wrapping up a physical gift, why not give them a well-chosen experience instead? This could be tickets to a show, some online game-playing lessons or even plane tickets to Vegas or any other gambling hub they might enjoy. This all depends on the size of your bankroll, of course!

Or you could decide to bring all the fun into your own home or that of a friend or family member by creating a casino night all for yourselves.  

Games and accessories

3D concept of a gift box full of casino-related presents including dice, chips, cards and a roulette wheel.

Playing online casino games is fun, but another great gift idea for gambling fans – and one that you could enjoy while spending time together over the holidays – is an age-appropriate game set. For example, poker, or even a casino table game such as baccarat or roulette, complete with croupier stick, could be just what you need to kickstart a fun night in!

This gift could present the perfect excuse to host a games night, where you can bring everything you know about what happens at the green felt tables to your own dining room table and perhaps give other people who haven’t gambled before, a taste of how enjoyable these games can be. 


To be successful in games such as online poker, it’s crucial that you become a student of the game. With this in mind, gambling books such as Applications of No-Limit Hold’em by Matthew Janda can be the perfect gift for people who like to gamble.

There are many thought-provoking, interesting and motivating books on the topic of gambling to choose from, which means it won’t be hard to find one suited to a specific person’s preferences, whether it be jackpot slots, roulette or blackjack. Popular books to choose from include Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Fans Use Mathematics in Sports by Wayne L. Winston, Trading Bases: How a Wall Street Trader Made a Fortune Betting on Baseball by Joe Peta and The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, which makes for a great sports betting gift.

Personalized Poker Chips

If you’re shopping for a gambler who loves to play poker, look no further than a set of personalized poker chips. You can choose to have their initials on each chip or maybe their favorite colors or Hollywood stars.

Buying a personalized present is always particularly thoughtful and something that will be cherished and enjoyed for many years. For more personalized gift ideas, check out our ultimate gifting guide for casino games fans.

Enjoy everything that we have to offer at BetMGM, every season

Regardless of the casino-themed gifts you decide to buy or the holidays you celebrate, BetMGM offers a wide variety of entertaining casino games for you to play, all year round. 

Whether you’re into online sports betting, table games or poker, there is something to suit all tastes when you register to play on our site. Who knows, maybe there’s someone out there right now wondering what holiday gift they’re going to buy a gambling fan like you! 

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