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Ortho Reb
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Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar

I'm assuming you need a gaming license, and it would also be a good idea to carry a gun during pick ups and drop offs. Are there companies that lease the machines and get a cut? It seems like owning them outright would give you the opportunity to make the most money, but then you have to worry about repairs.




LarryDavid
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re: Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar
one machine doubles the money a convenience store brings in

illegal most places


Topwater Trout
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re: Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar
State police control the machines. I don't think individuals can own them.

ETA: I was told 15 years ago each machine generates 30 k a year in a restaurant. They can only have 3 and I would think all you have to do is apply for a license.
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LarryDavid
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I know because I have a gambling problem.


See: "Recovering drug addicts and alcoholics of the OT, what keeps you sober?"

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Jones
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re: Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar
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Are there companies that lease the machines and get a cut?


you pay taxes on the revenue. high taxes



Birdie King
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re: Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar
nm fml
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LifeTimeTiger
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re: Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar
Contact a company that will put them in your location. they will service, them, set them up. Make the drops etc etc. they may even offer you some upfront money for doing so. Call a couple of them and see what kind of offer they give. They usually split 50/50. I did this for a living in the 90s before it was voted out most places.


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LifeTimeTiger
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Back when I was in it the state takes around 24% of the top. I assume you would pay income taxes on your cut. I know Pokie at Pocorellos made about 100k a year his cut when he had them.


thejudge
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Westlake, LA
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re: Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar
State police takes 26% when I did it. You can own 3 in a restaurant. You have to have a way to separate it from the rest of the place if minors are in there. The place I worked for had me trained to service it and handle the money so everything stayed in house. Last machines we bought were 13k. Piece. Like someone said you can prob get a 50/50 partnership. state police have that video gaming on lock. They were a pain to deal with


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