Correct ... Times have changed now as well. Machines averages have gone down big time because there are so many more machines now than in 1995 .. Most truck stops still do very well though ..
You have money the machine collects minus payouts minus state tax (which is 35% for truck stops) = profit
The truck stops I deal with avg. About $800 bucks per machine profit every week ..
Most truck stop owners also own their own machines so they would not split that money .. Depending on the amount of gas you sell at the truck stop you can have up to 50 machines. So they do generate some cash .
50 machines x $800 = $40,000
$40,000 x 52 weeks = $2,080,00 year
Of course that revenue is taxed as business income as well. And there is a lot of costs incurred in opening and running a truck stop BUT big money can be made ..
This post was edited on 3/8 at 2:26 pm