Ortho Reb Ole Miss Fan New Orleans, LA Member since Dec 2011 9388 posts
Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar
(Posted on 6/27/13 at 8:44 pm)
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.
LifeTimeTiger LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Dec 2003 669 posts
re: Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar (Posted on 6/27/13 at 9:00 pm to Ortho Reb)
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.
thejudge LSU Fan Westlake, LA Member since Sep 2009 4298 posts
re: Putting video poker machines in a restaurant/bar (Posted on 6/28/13 at 9:09 am to LifeTimeTiger)
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