Anyone here have experience with the Arcade Game industry?

by Nosferatu 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • Nosferatu

    I just came up with a really wicked idea to make some money renting out a specialized game machine. I can easily build the machines for cheap, but I don't know how the whole business end of it works. When you see an arcade game in a place such as 7-11, are they renting the game machine, or does the company pay 7-11 to have the machine in it's store?

  • CaptainSchmideo

    You would probably have to go through a distributor of vending machines and arcade games. A cursory search on Yahoo scores a lot of hits. Maybe find one close to where you are.

    The business used to be "mobbed up" back in the day, but now it's probably no more crooked than any other business where a lot of money flows through....

  • jamiebowers

    Businesses buy the games in Ohio.

  • Warlock

    Wherever you place the machine, you pay the owner 10% of what you collect out of the machine.

    The problem is, finding good locations and talking the owner into letting you place the machine.

    However, if you can find a few good locations, you can make some decent money.


  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    My idea is just have a machine which looks like it works but when you put money in nothing happens....a couple of kicks a few swear words and you've scamed some cash for nothing.

  • RubaDub

    Not much experience recently but years ago I invested hundreds of quarters in Pac Man.

    Rub a Dub

  • jaguarbass

    I would guess if you have a business and want arcade games you have to pay for them.

    If you have a business and dont want arcade games they give them to you for a cut.

  • iceguy

    My brother owns a bar and the games he has is provided by a company for free. They come in and collect the money and my brother gets a percentage.

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