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Meet David Ptak of Black Tie Casino Events in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Ptak.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
We started back in 2012 with the idea that the current casino rental companies were using old beat up tables and offering less than professional service and that if we could provide tables and equipment that looked just like the stuff in the casino and staff up with dealers that were professional both in their skills and their manner with clients that we could be compete. We quickly found that our assumption was right and with about 20 tables and a small team of professional dealers we finished our first year in the black. Since 2012 we’ve expanded to more than 60 high quality tables and equipment and a team of dealers more than 150 strong. This year we expect to serve close to 200 parties, fundraisers, proms, tournaments, birthdays and corporate events around greater San Diego.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
While there are always bumps in the road we’ve been quite lucky and haven’t had any challenges over the years that we couldn’t handle. I can think of a stolen Black Jack table from an event at the San Diego Convention Center back in year one as an example of something that maybe at the time seemed to be a big deal, but looking back at now is just a funny story to laugh about. The San Diego community seems to value good service and I think that as long as we can continue to deliver on our original mission we will be okay.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Black Tie Casino Events story. Tell us more about the business.
So we provide casino games/tables and equipment along with professional dealers for local events. Basically, if you are looking to host an event of just about any kind and want to add casino games to spice things up or make more money for your fundraiser, we are the people to call. I think what’s sets us apart and is what we are most proud of is that we understand the needs of our clients and have a team that can deliver a level of service and quality that can’t be beat. Another key difference is that our tables and equipment are of the highest quality. We’ve spared no expense on getting the best handmade tables you can find. This means that everything looks and feels just like the real casino. We use real casino chips not plastic knock offs. We have the highest quality cards you can find. Our roulette tables for example cost a few thousand dollars and that’s just for the wheel. We don’t skimp on quality and that’s a big part of what differentiates us. And we also have the largest inventory so we can handle the very biggest events around town.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
If you don’t recognize good luck as always playing a role you’re probably paying yourself  too big of a compliment. While business success most certainly requires hard work and dedication we are very grateful to our clients who count on us and our team who represent us on a daily basis. We are very lucky to work with so many great people that go the extra mile to make Black Tie a success.


  • We are offering a holiday special of 15% off through the end of December for events Sunday through Thursday.

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