How to Start a Game Room Business

This article discusses all the important pointers that you really need to know if you have some thoughts on starting your own game room business.

There are lots of regulations and proper steps to know about for you to be able to make it a successful type of business.

Building a Clientele

In any business, you need to find out if you have a client base for the product or service you are about to offer to the public. No matter how good your service is, if no one in your area wants to take any part in it, then bankruptcy and closure would be the inevitable ending. In order to find out whether or not your game room business would be profitable is to do a feasibility study. Study the market in your area, the age group, the gender and their interests. Now, if the feasibility study turns out to be a success, then this is the time you should get all the necessary equipment, people, permits and location ready.

Finding a Suitable Location

The establishment should conform to the standards and requirements of the licensing agency in your state. The establishment should also be favorable even for a live poker game. Remember that if you want your location to be set up in a place where there is a lot of foot traffic, you better be prepared to pay a premium price for it. If you do not have that much of a budget, but you have a high rate of target market in your area, then choosing a store with less foot traffic can be acceptable.

Getting the Supplies Ready

Purchasing all the supplies is the easiest part of starting a game room business. All you need to do is to research the necessary equipment, go to the store and buy it. The basic items you will need are the games table, chips, playing cards and other items needed for the games you plan to put into the games room. You might also want to purchase extra items that are meant for the comfort of the players such as TV, sound system, couch and even a bar on the side. If you have no idea where to start your purchase, you can always go online and look for affordable items on sale.

Having the Right People

You need house players. These people are often overlooked when starting a games room business, which can lead to business failure. House players are important to be able to fill up a table. They can start a game when the first client walks in and they can fill any table that has a missing person to begin another game. In short, they keep the ball rolling. So, aside from the usual accountant, guards, dealers and hostess, do not forget to hire house players.

46 Comments

  • Janardhan said on July 14, 2011
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  • Lombuso said on January 1, 2012
    I live in swaziland and I am planning to start a gameroom business in my hometowns. Need clarity on the issue of house players, how do I Remunerate them how long should I keep them
  • lesego motimola said on February 19, 2012
    hi, i would like 2 start a game room room i my town can u give me the quotation of games
  • Bennie said on March 18, 2012
    HI, i am interested to start game room business in my hometowns , the kids need somewhere to go and be happy and be a kid, can you please help me with the investment & quotation of games , so i can keep this off the street.
  • Raymond Thorne said on June 14, 2012
    hello, I am wanting to start a local game room for the kids in this town. because they have nowhere to have a family gathering or just a party for the little ones. So if at all possible can you help me with this? The town is Bennettsville s.c. I need investments and quotations info please thinks.
  • patricia said on June 28, 2012
    hello i would like to start a local game room for kids in this town for families and kids because there is nothing for kids and families to in this town. scott county forest ms
  • deanthony said on September 10, 2012
    HI! my name is deanthony cuyler and i am in the tenth grade but it is time for me to start looking at what i want to do in college and that is business could you give me a little research on business cause i want to open up something fun to make a profit i got 2 years left to get ready
  • jason polley said on November 4, 2012
    newglasgow novascotia canada i would like to start a game room for kids i know in trenton there not gonna let me start a poker game well any gambling and in my hometown of trenton there is no gas station or bank we need to go to newglasgow which is only 3 minutes from my town its the main town with everything in it and thats the only place they have an arcade in the mall so i think it be a good business in trenton with all the young kids wanting to spend there money on video games its bigger now than when i was a
  • Christopher Crockett said on December 20, 2012
    Hello, my name is Chris. I'm looking to open a game room in Timpson, Tx, a small town in East Texas. I'm looking to move there soon and I've notice the town is full of young kids with no where to go enjoyed themselves. So I'm looking to get some information on how to start this type of business and all the licenses I need to acquire. I'm also looking to serve food such as small appetizers and beverages for the kids. I just want the kids to have something to do to keep them from hopefully getting to any trouble.
  • NORMA ORTIZ said on April 1, 2013
    I WOULD LIKE TO START A GAME ROOM FOR KIDS, TEENAGERS AND ADULTS IN MY HOMETOWN. POINCIANA, FLORIDA. CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME QUOTATIONS AND SPECIFICS ON HOW TO START IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS AND TEENAGERS IN MY AREA AND THEY HAVE TO DRIVE A GOOD 45MIN-1 HOUR TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING FUN. TRYING TO KEEP THE YOUTH OUT OF THE STREETS! THANKS!!
  • Jacqueline Taylor said on June 9, 2013
    Hi, I will be opening up a game room for kids from age 2 to 12 year old. And I will like to know the average cost to start a business like this, and how long will it take me to save that amount and the best way to start saving.
  • Patricia said on June 13, 2013
    Hi! i would like to start a games room in my town but i want to know where to purchase equipment for the business. I live Mahalapye, a semi-town area. I believe there is market for this kind of business. Is there a way in which i can franchise for such a business? i stay in Mahalapye, Botswana - Southern Africa. Thanking you in advance, Pat
  • STEPHAN MITCHELL said on December 23, 2013
    hello! I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN A ARCADE GAME ROOM FOR KIDS IN THE PORTAGE INDIANA AREA. I CAN SEE THAT THERE IS A MARKET. I'M LOOKING AT A AGE GROUP OF 9 TO 18 YEARS OF AGE. I'M LOOKING FOR THE AVERAGE STARTING COST, WHAT PERMITS AND LICENSES, SAFETY INFORMATION AND LOAN INFORMATION THAT MIGHT HELP.
  • sudhir said on January 5, 2014
    How to start a games play businesses for kids and adults in a mall at Delhi 9811379247
  • Bennie Wallace said on January 14, 2014
    hello! I would like to open a arcade game room for kids in my home town Tampa, Fl, I can see that there is a market in the Tampa area, I'm looking at a age group 7 to 17 years of age. My plan is to have a place for the kids to go to have fun and not hang out on the streets. Can you please help me the investment and what safety, permits & licenses information that i may need. (THANK YOU)
  • neo said on May 8, 2014
    hello want to start open games room because most of the kids their don't have place to go in our country. Can u please help me to make this business
  • Nhlanhla Malunga said on May 19, 2014
    Hi I am an aspiring young person who wants to start a console gamesroom for all ages and I need your help in quotations. By the way I live in Botswana, Francistown-Southern Africa.
  • abel d matoteng said on May 25, 2014
    i am young young man who wants to start a games room for all ages and i need your help in quotations.i live in botswana, lobatse southern africa..
  • Gaone Kongela said on May 28, 2014
    hie I'm Gaone kongela, stay in Bobonong, Botswana. i want to start a game room for all ages and I need ur help in quotations..
  • Thabani Luhlongwane said on June 23, 2014
    I would like ore information, anyone that I contact directly? Richards Bay, South Africa
  • innocentia said on July 28, 2014
    hello i want to start a games room would u help by sending the quotations
  • katlego matlhare said on November 4, 2014
    hi, i want to open a game room in my village, the is no any games room in my village and most kids spend their time doing bad things, so games room will help them a lot. please send me the quotations that you have, thanks
  • N. Kooratile said on December 8, 2014
    Please I need a quote for a games room for children of 3 to 18 years of age.
  • SEGELEDI TIROYAMODIMO said on February 13, 2015
    hi, i want to open a game room in my village, there are no game rooms in the village, which is in serowe, botswana
  • powder motsomi said on February 19, 2015
    i'm a young man who holds a diploma in occupational health and safety, but i'm interested in starting a business on games in Botswana, and i was wondering if i could start the business as it is my passion
  • vanessa said on March 6, 2015
    Grenada - i would like to start a game room business in Grenada. Can you help me with WHERE to buy the equipment to start ?
  • Kenneth Mister said on March 9, 2015
    Hi I am from Vardaman, Ms and I want to start a game room so kids will have a good environment to have fun in so they want get in trouble.
  • ada said on March 14, 2015
    i really want to start a game house for adults and children in my area and i need an idea that will make it exceptional.
  • kesego Cassy Gareitsiwe said on June 9, 2015
    Hey, I'm planning to open a games room for kids and adults can please send me the quotation. I'm staying in Gaborone Botswana.
  • kesego Cassy Gareitsiwe said on June 9, 2015
    My Business will be in Gaborone Botswana
  • Apelo said on June 11, 2015
    hello, please tell me all procedure of how to start up the business of games room for kids and adults and please send me the quotation I'm staying in Gaborone Botswana. but the business will be at my home village
  • Tefo said on June 21, 2015
    hi! i'm also looking to start a gamesroom business, with computers and joypads. I live in Gaborone, may I please have advice on how to start and all. thank you :)
  • ofentse amos kalaloka said on August 17, 2015
    hi, i'm looking for new ideas on how to start a business plan and were to buy equipment. um staying in botswana''ghanzi''.
  • Liz OWENS said on October 11, 2015
    Jacksonville,florida.I want to open up a game room here.we have many open business complexes and I would like to start up one.
  • Tsaone said on February 5, 2016
    Please send me quotation for games room equipments for both kids and adults I'm in Botswana.
  • kopo kakambi said on February 24, 2016
    Please I need equipment to start a game room.
  • Onyx said on March 30, 2016
    I Wish to start a Games room in Botswana Maun need your assistance on how to start and what i need, all the stUFF,where to buy equipment ?
  • Nomalungisa said on April 4, 2016
    Good day I am thinking of starting a Games room for both kids and adults in my hometown in the Eastern Cape(Alice). I don't know the first thing about starting a business but I am doing my research. Can you please advise me on how to start it? Where to buy the equipment? And the quotation. Thank you
  • Ivan Gabadumele said on December 8, 2016
    hello I have an interest on starting a game room in ma city, so I need equipment
  • Keemetse Kaveto said on December 19, 2016
    can you help me with all the necessary equipment needed for a games room and where can i get those equipment, i want to start one please...
  • Rony Sam said on January 4, 2017
    Hey am rony sam from uganda am 19 years of old, my question is how can i organize a gaming room and its equipments.THX
  • miles said on February 24, 2017
    games room equipment and start up plans?
  • Mogomotsi said on March 14, 2017
    @PATRICIA hey hello my name is Mogomotsi Mosotlwa and i was wondering if u ever found the help you needed because i too want to open a lil games room at my home village and i was hoping u can help with ideas and quotation of required equipment
  • Ueritunina Alpha Hauanga said on March 20, 2017
    HELLO, I'M IN MAUN BOTSWANA I WANT TO START TO RUN A VIDEO GAMES ROOM AND INTERNET CAFE .....PLIZ HELP ME OUT WITH THE QUOTATIONS FOR GAMES ROOM EQUIPMENT FIRST ...CHAT AT MY EMAIL
  • ellence said on March 23, 2017
    i need some ideas i want to start up a game room business including internet cafe
  • Damian Paul S Hafley said on July 6, 2017
    Hello; my name is Damian ps Hafley. I would like to manage a game room for an investor that wants to engage in this very lucrative business. I have ran collections for some very Successful Game room owners that are in Dallas tx. liberty tx and Houstone tx. I have also coordinated the books and security. I'm not trying to get rich I just want a secure job doing what I love have a few connections that will lease the games like keno, life of luxury, texas tycoon super 7S and other digital games u find at CASINOS$$$..

    And in the right spots be well protected by actual law enforcement. legalizing live credits into cash with the players efforts to join as members. Their are some bad ass loopholes in the system that legalizes live gaming as long as taxes and books are kept. a ten thousand dollar investment will generate around 20,000 to 50,000 a month. All actions of investments would be legally secured and legal in the state of Texas. I would draw up a working contract to receive commissions of STATE regulated income. By Paying members of the game room we will establish. The thing that makes me an exceptional candidate for an ENTREPRENEUR. IS MY WELL ROUNDED EXPERIENCE RUNNING GAME ROOMS. from the ground up. and securing the INVESTORS ESTABLISHMENT. The investor would have online 24 hr access to monitor all activities. And proper Disclaimers of any legal fault. due to any false allegation against the establishment.or its activities. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED , DAMIAN PS HAFLEY #254+228+3140 =$$$$

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