Thanks for asking. After doing the event. I called the events coordinator to get some feedback.
She said everything went well. When we got to pricing she said a local guy had come in before. He did caricatures "and some tricks" while his wife read palms. They charged the casino $300.00 for three hours of this.
Wether this was true or not (probably) is beside the point. The value they (the casino) place on magician's as entertainers is low to say the least.
Needless to say I told her this was much less than I would expect from a casino. Bear in mind during this event I worked 10 pepole won $500.00 a pieceas door prizes. That's $5000.00.
So I'm attempting to educate the client and broaden their vision about what I'm able to do for them. We had to break off our conversation because she had to go to a meeting.
I will touch base with her next week. Any suggestions are welcome, though it sounds like the well has been poisoned by someone who underpricd themselves and future performers there.
If I hadd this to do over again I would schedule a meeting with all the decision makers prior to performing the event. Inform them of all the scenarios I would be appropriate for (restaurants within the casino, VIP events, corporate events held at the hotel,waiting lines for shows,etc.)
Then perform for the event
The good news is their are four other casinos in the same town.