Starting a Gaming Cafe

Starting a new business is always exciting, challenging and interesting prospect. One gets a sense of thrill and also a great deal of satisfaction from starting a business right from planning to organizing, leading and executing various aspects of the management of the business.

And what better than the prospect of starting a business where you can convert a hobby or an interest into a full fledged business?

Starting an internet gaming business is a function of the rapid strides made in technology over the last few years. The rapid advances of the internet have really opened up new vistas of business growth prospects right from internet cafes, website creation and maintenance to the new frontier in online entertainment, that is, internet gaming.

When starting an online gaming business you need to take care of a few important aspects to ensure business success. Some of these criteria are as listed below:

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  • Infrastructure:
    - Hardware: It is just quite obvious that an internet gaming business would require adequate infrastructure in terms of game portals or high end, sleek personal computers or consoles with adequate memory configurations to support the gaming software. For instance, largish monitors, optical mouse and the like would be required to create a high class and high end experience for gaming customers.
    - Software: There are quite a few different gaming options available online nowadays. For instance there are online poker and casino as well as quite a few sports based or combat games. Many of these are available online and in some cases, you may have to procure and load the software locally. In any case, there are a plethora of sites you can recommend to your customers for their greatest gaming pleasure. Additionally, you will have to do regular market research to gain information on latest gaming trends and customer sentiments. This way you can have the latest games and cater to the ever changing needs of those who choose to frequent your gaming cafe.
    - Networking: when you have 8-10 or more PCs at your gaming cafe, you would require proper server management systems. Many of the games could be inter-linked and played from the server itself as multi-user modules.
  • Location:
    Location of a gaming cafe is of paramount importance as it determines the number of footfalls and customer base. Ideally, renting out space in a mall or a shopping complex or perhaps a commercial are makes the best business sense. Also, if the gaming area is near a school, the chances of garnering business from teenagers go up exponentially. This is because the typical target audience will consist of students or customers up to the age of 30s.
  • Marketing:
    Attracting customers is another area that needs to be taken care of. Half the battle is won if your gaming cafe is at a prominent place which has enough footfalls. If not, you may have to promote your business through in-house contests, distributing pamphlets in nearby localities to spread the word around and garner more business.
  • Franchise Option:
    Another option that you could consider is getting into a franchise agreement with online gaming corporation that is looking to expand locally and nationally. This generally provides better reach, marketing and technical support facilities.

If you apply your creativity, do adequate planning and execute plans well, starting an online gaming business is quite an interesting and lucrative business venture.

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399 Comments

  • Chaitanya said on October 8, 2010
    I want to start a gaming centre in Visakhapatnam, Andhra pradesh, India. Please provide me with details.
  • Sean Powell said on October 27, 2010
    I am an American living in bangalroe, India. My wife is an Indian national. We are contemplating the opening of a Gaming/Internet cafe. We want to start drawing up the plans as soon as possible. I believe this business would do well, we were thinking of holding tournaments and even going as far as to creation of the gaming environment. Any suggestions?
  • Deepti said on December 9, 2010
    I want to start gaming center at Hyderabad, India, Please provide the opportunities and details
  • Donald root said on December 24, 2010
    I would like to start internet cafe in anywhere in Utah
  • Richie said on January 6, 2011
    i live in new jersey and i own a tattoo shop where i have 3 tv's and 3 xbox 360 and everyone love coming to the shop cuz of the art and gaming environment, i would like to open a gaming cafe in new jersey, have any suggestions?
  • Jeremy Lightner said on February 5, 2011
    I am looking to startup an internet cafe gaming center in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • tebogo gopolang said on February 21, 2011
    I want to start an internet cafe with gaming. I managed to secure an office space in one of the shopping complex. Because of the adequate space I want to also include photo studio, printing and advertising to enhance cash flow. I am in Kang, Botswana.
  • Refiloe said on March 1, 2011
    Hi, I would like to open a gaming cafe in south Africa cape town.. But mainly with xbox. Wanna know, what will be the best way of going about this.
  • musonda said on March 25, 2011
    i would like to start a gaming cafe, would you be kind as to send me all information costs relating to buying, shipping of consoles. lusaka, zambia
  • MattUKbristol said on March 30, 2011
    Really interested in starting a gaming cafe in the uk. The area in which i plan to open is in the heart of a town shopping centre which is also central to four secondary schools. Would really appreciate any advice you could give or point me in the right directions.
  • mongmax said on April 1, 2011
    i want to start a gaming cafe and internet cafe as will as computers sell and service and repairing of pc..... in nagaland! so i need a best advise for me to run my planning!
  • Dfunk said on April 5, 2011
    i am very interested in opening up a gaming cafe mainly for console gaming ps3/xbox were people can commune, battle, and also join tournaments but i'm not completely sure what all its gonna take to get started so please can you give some advice on how to approach this also i plan on having a lounging area were people can order food and enjoy there meals i basically want this to be a family place Exp: houston area,Texas, USA
  • Anand said on April 27, 2011
    I am really looking forward to open a Gaming store in Pune, India. We have arranged a prime location in the city with all the basic infrastructure. Just need some suggestions to proceed with the idea...any comments will be really helpful.
  • Mubarak said on April 30, 2011
    I am in UAE, Planning to make Gaming cafe in both, Dubai and Abu dhabi cities in my Country. I am searching for franchising business to help me doing it. Thanks in advance
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  • satish said on June 9, 2011
    i m interested in open interest cyber cafe in delhi . please help
  • srinivas said on July 12, 2011
    my name is srinivas i want to start gaming zone in hyderabad so please advise me
  • Marcos louca said on August 9, 2011
    Hi I'm moving to Cyprus in next couple of weeks and want to open not just an ordinary Internet cafe but an online Internet poker cafe where customers come to play only just poker. They have just recently opened in uk. I am wondering if u could help me get this started in Cyprus. Thanks
  • Anila said on October 11, 2011
    Looking for gaming centre franchise in Pakistan want to start ASAP pls help with details
  • Mark said on October 30, 2011
    Hi mubarak, wanted to know if u started your business in dubai? i wanted to know how much does the license cost/per year and any restrictions in UAE regarding gaming? pls do share! WBR, MAark
  • Edgar Simon said on November 2, 2011
    I am wanting to open a gamin cafe in Mexico. I am thinking about buying 10 PS3's and maybe some XBOX360's. would i need to buy 10 of the same games? would i need to have 10 different live accounts on each and every system? can i just use on on all of them? thank you!
  • Josie Brits said on November 6, 2011
    Would like to start a gaming cafe in Gauteng, South Africa and need more info please
  • Umaid said on November 11, 2011
    kabul, afghanistan... Wanna know the initial investment need including computers, softwares, franchising etc
  • murali said on January 15, 2012
    my name is murali, i want to start gaming zone in warangal, andrapradesh, india so please advise me
  • tahir said on February 5, 2012
    hi umaid, i am tahir, i am also thinking of starting a internet cafe from scratch in kabul. contact me on 0782840765.
  • Alison shipley said on March 9, 2012
    Hi I want to start an gaming cafe bar in sunderland UK, and could use all the advice I can get.
  • shahjee said on May 2, 2012
    I have an internet cafe in International city Dubai, I want to know the criteria of Internet cafe in Dubai that what activities we can do in it like serving tea or coffee sandwiches etc. is it allowed in this professional license, Also give me some profitable tips to improve the business specially in after noon it seems empty & there is no business this time. Regards, Shahjee
  • Abdul Qadir said on July 6, 2012
    So has a gaming center started in Vizag or not ? am feeling damn bored here
  • Dhiraj Trigunayat said on July 13, 2012
    want to open a game zone in a mall in dhanbad jharkhand. please send the product detail and price.
  • Felisa Adams said on August 5, 2012
    interested in opening up a internet gaming cafe near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, . Please provide me with info regarding startup costs, etc.
  • dharmendra said on August 22, 2012
    dear friends, i want to open starting game zone in rajasthan at sagwara, please give details where i purchase game equipment. my contact 09001538447
  • AntwonTate said on September 4, 2012
    I have a big warehouse on east, 55th&st. clair ave, Cleveland, ohio, 44106 over 75,000 sq,ft. i would like u to send information on starting Internet cafe how to start it thanks mr .tate
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on October 12, 2012
    i will reply everyone query at 1 time from serial number 27

    @shahjee -Dubai is bit city for which u need to have adequate license. For serving coffee u dont need much license for other stuff your would need beverage license/food license. For PC gaming u need to have license from company such as Steam

    @Abdul Qadir -Vizag has cafe such as SVM36. its a bowling and console gaming lounge as well as.

    @Dhiraj Trigunayat- to open a cafe in your city you need to tell your investment .Bcz opening a gaming lounge u need to have funds for interiors and gaming both separately. Depending upon your investment i can say better how can you use your money wisely.Later i can tell u ROI for that.

    @Felisa Adams- Usa has lot of gaming lounge and people play much over there but usually you would see its Like Lan gaming .Local area network gaming in which case you need to have at least 8-10 console. People in USA plays more like guitar hero .SO a big setup dedicated to which would be helpful.Let me know area you are going to hire then i can reply u back.

    @dharmendra -Purchase can be made online over various website .But you have to be peculiar about specific requirement of games you need to have in your cafe.Bcz you can't purchase each and every game from market.for that even u take franchise or you talk up with some who has already owned a gaming lounge.

    @AntwonTate - ANtwon i believe you can chat more on mail .My mail id is Coolguy.anshul@gmail.com

    for more queries please mail me to coolguy.anshul@gmail.com

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • Ravi said on October 13, 2012
    Hai i need New plan to start Gambling in india using simple mobile via send & receive SMS please send any plan to My E mail ravi.city@gmail.com
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on October 16, 2012
    @Edgar simon -- reply for you would be simple you have to buy 10 copies of each game if you wanted to play LAn or system link.
    For everyone investment details -
    - interiors cost around 5-10 lacs for area about 400-800sq feet.
    - AC around 1.5 ton each for 400 sq feet.
    - nothing lesser then 6 console for 400 sq feet
    - for 1000 sq feet you would need atleast 8 console.
    - costing matter as per your city.
    - in india we can start by around 10-20 lacs easily with monthly turnover around 1 lac rupees.

    @alison -UK have lot of cafe .majorly Console and PC mixture.SO you have to come up with around 8 console and 20 PC gaming .
    Area you would require would be -2500 sq feet min. Investment would be around 40,00,000/Rs as indian currently. For more help please mail me more details,.

    @Murali- i have mentioned all the details in this mail in case you need more info please contact via Email id.

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • Altaf said on October 26, 2012
    Hi I just want to start a video game parlour in vishakapatnam, Andhra pradesh, india. . What the necessary licensing n equipment needed please suggest me n also how to get a official dealership to sell the consoles n games. .
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on November 15, 2012
    hi @Altaf- its very easy to start gaming lounge in any city. U need some license which can be easily available in your city. license such as - Muncipal license, Entertainment license, and few more. Dealership can be available on certain purchase of stock. For more help please mail me coolguy.anshul@gmail.com

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • Gautham said on December 10, 2012
    Hello @Anshul, Me and 2 other friends of mine are planning to start a Gaming Parlor in Bangalore. The Maximum investment we are planning is 15 Lacs. Can you please explain in detail about all the Licenses we would require to start? (Municipal License, Entertainment License etc). How do we go about, acquiring these necessary licenses?
  • JATIN said on January 8, 2013
    I WANT TO OPEN GAMING PARLOR IN PUNJAB ,HOSHIARPUR,HOW CAN I GET LICENCE FROM MUNCIPALTY
  • fahad said on January 9, 2013
    Hey i am in spain. and i really want to open gaming zone here in bilbao. i want to invest 45 THOUSAND euro. and also plz tell me the website name from where i should buy machinery and stuff like that... thanks
  • arun khera said on January 15, 2013
    hello i am arun khera. i am from malout distt. muktsar punjab i want to start a gaming parlour in our city people are too much willing too play the games. in our city GAME KING online gaming company is also running their outlets and i am willing to start a new business with cooperation with your company give me the complete details so that i can go through it. plz do the needful. thanx. cnt no. 9041568307
  • farhan said on January 27, 2013
    Hi , this farhan, i wanna open a game zone. in my city. barabanki, up, online as well as car carting, pool table .bowling unit etc.....what licenses required and from where i can get..investment amt 20 lacs..i hv space of 3600 sq in prime location
  • Enrico said on February 5, 2013
    Hi there i would like to start a business called internet entertainment cafe but it is a online casino can u please help me to follow the right procedures to open such a business i'm situated in port shepstone kzn south africa
  • Dan said on February 10, 2013
    Hi @Enrico, what is your email? I can help you with the casino/game server. How many game terminals do you want to setup, how many locations? What level of bandwidth does the location have? Lets talk, drop me a mail: dnm2001uk@yahoo.co.uk. Cheers, Dan
  • joshua said on February 12, 2013
    hi, my name is joshua. am from nigeria. i am really interested in setting up a game/arcade center here in lagos. pls, any information on setup cost and arrangement will be helpful. my mail is, joshuaolugbenga@gmail.com. thanks and i look forward to hearing from u. JOSHUA
  • Emmanuel Molikoe said on February 18, 2013
    Hi, my name is Emmanuel from S.A ,Harrismith. I am really interested in starting up a gaming cafe/arcade center here in Harris. Any information on setup cost and arrangement will be helpful
  • Judy said on February 25, 2013
    Our company is making a MALL in Pakistan and for the Kids Zone, we are interested in buying some video game machines / racing cars / shooting machines / etc. Actually we are interested / planning to install two machine for all age group. The area is around 4200 sqft... But my company owner is not interested in bumper car. So i want some machines offer / Qtn for Mall Kids play are. Thanks in advance. I need the correct contact person name and address who can quote the best gaming machines. thanks, Judy
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on March 3, 2013
    @Gautham in 15 lacs you can start with 6 console and 6 lcd tv along with interiors with 2 Ac of 1.5 ton each. for license every state has his own way. one would be municipal license other would be entertainment license. in case you have budget of 15 lacs please feel free to call on my number -09617883305.i can provide more details but i would charge some amount on that.Also you can take our company Play360 franchise which could help you better way.

    @jatin - initially costing of gaming lounge is around 8-15 lacs. For basic setup of gaming lounge you can visit our website. in punjab we have gaming lounge in city like ludhiana and mohali. getting license in punjab would be easy.just rent agreement and property tax of place.

    @farhan - sir your initial investment is pretty low. Please understand alone of bowling you would need around 7 lacs per lane so i would request you to invest around 80-85 lacs for bowling and gaming only. For carting you would need around 35 lacs .

    @Emmanuel Molikoe -sir i can say around indian costing it would cost you around 35 lacs rupees. we can certainly make arrangement for you. Please provide me complete details

    @Judy -hi, we would suggest you to go with xbox kinect as you will get more gaming options. you can get in touch with me on my email id and i will provide more details on this

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • Minesh said on March 5, 2013
    Hi This is Minesh. I want to open gaming cafe in Ahmedabad. Currently I am making my business plan, marketing plan. I want more information bcoz I want to jump in this field after all preparation. Plz Guide me.
  • basu said on March 6, 2013
    I want to open gaming cafe gaming cafe in jamshedpur.and any type of net working work.
  • michelle said on March 6, 2013
    hi, my son and I are very keen to open a gamer's cafe, it would be initially games consoles, xbox 360, playstation and nintendo. we are in south-east london. what would be our first step.
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on March 8, 2013
    @minesh - hi sir, our company already have office in ahmedabad at vatrapur and we are doing good business over there .so starting business in ahmedabad would be good turnout. we also give franchise in case you wanted to approach us let me know. other fields like purchase and branding you have to plan and you have to keep in mind about your total budget for this business. remaining this business takes time so you have to keep 6 months running in your hand

    @basu-sir net working is something like cyber cafe .yeah if you wanted to open gaming lounge u need to have al teast budget of 10 lacs to start in your city. in case you wanted to go for gaming cafe you can start with 10 computers and license of windows and cyber cafe license would be require along with municipal licensee

    @michelle- respected initially you have to tell me your exact investment and according to that i can suggest how much console you should keep and what expense you should made on interiors.west london is good place to start but i would suggest you talk to me or consult before taking any step bcz i work for leading gaming lounge company in india so i have bit of idea for this.so i would request you to tell me total budget and i can say what and how can you start this. in case you need more help please email me on my id

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • sanjay said on March 18, 2013
    hi, i want to open gaming cafe in mumbai, India. I want to start with budget around 5-8 lacs. I have no idea as from where to start. Please give some best advice to follow on. Thanks. sanjay.
  • Avinash said on March 26, 2013
    Hi, I am Avinash from Hassan, Karnataka, India. I am an avid gamer. I have this plan to setup a game station in my place which is exclusive for gaming. Kindly let me know as to how to proceed and oblige. Thanks in advance.
  • Santosh Kumar said on March 26, 2013
    Hello All, Me and my friends are planning to open Bowling Alleys in Visakhapatnam. Our Budget is about 30 - 50 lacs max. We would like to know what licenses we need to get before we start and can we get any best dealer contact information to whom we can contact for purchase and installations?
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on March 30, 2013
    @sanjay --Sir your budget is absolute fine but we would request you to mail us your query so we can discuss more into this. For advice you can check my early replies.We have one existing gaming lounge running in kharghar sector 7. You can go and check it out.As we got that started at least costing.

    @Avinash -Hi avinash i would request you to send us your budget so we can discuss more into this.space and budgets are key feature to decide what you should look in your area.Also return of investment would be complete depend upon location & you planning to start console or PC gaming lounge .Please update me us on that.

    @santosh -License would be entertainment license and sales tax number as your sale would be more then 30-40 lacs that the reason. please email me more details if required.
    My email - coolguy.anshul@gmail.com or info@play360.in

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • vikrant singhal said on April 14, 2013
    i want to start a business in bareilly uttarpradesh , a multistory building with games parlour, restaurant, and party hall with hotel please kindly give me suggestions what to do i am having huge place in market area
  • Hamad said on April 15, 2013
    Hello i would like to setup an Internet cafe with pool tables, gaming and a fancy restaurant in the outskirts of AbuDhabi. Please advice my budget is unlimited but i would like to know how to set it up and what are the requirements and price. One more thing if anyone has experience in setting up an internet/gaming cafe please feel free to contact me. Cheers
  • Pratik patel said on April 17, 2013
    I want to know the investment involved in opening a gaming cafe... I want to open it in coimbatore, india.. Please help me out here mail me at pratik.34634@gmail.com
  • hary143all@gmail.com said on April 18, 2013
    i want to open a gaming cafe in chennai my budget is 10 to 15 lacs i need ur suggestions regarding this pls mail me to hary143all@gmail.com
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on April 18, 2013
    @hary143all@gmail.com -- i have already replied you.

    @Pratik patel - please check your email

    @Hamad - see unlimited is pretty good category to say but price you have to tell me so i can talk more on this. Requirement is good space in your city so people can approach you more beneficially. Easy transportation to your place. best interiors for restaurant and your gaming cafe so people can come and spend money in your place, Secondly is service at your place. another thing good knowledge of games and good configuration of hardware. If you have more query please feel free to email me -coolguy.anshul@gmail.com or info@play360.in

    @vikrant singhal -all category mentioned by you is different. gaming lounge need experience to run and restaurant need beautiful interiors with best food with most economic foods at your city would come under uttar pradesh so lot of setting with govt and local police wallah to run the business smoothly. More thing can be discussed after you reply with me your budget. my details coolguy.anshul@gmail.com or info@play360.in

    people please be clear with your budget and provide your email id or at least reply back with your query on same page thx

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • jignesh said on April 20, 2013
    I am about to start a computer gaming event in mumbai which will last for 3 days. I require help and want to know that do we require any license for this?
  • Akshay said on April 21, 2013
    Hi.. do i need any licenses if i start a gaming zone in delhi with a couple of ps3/xbox? what all permissions do i need?
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on April 23, 2013
    @jignesh ...- in mumbai you need to have permission like Muncipal corporation permission ,Police permission . If you are giving any tournament prize then you have to give prize deducting TDS. Permission from Publisher for using there games.

    @Akshay . ... - we already running a gaming lounge in delhi .There are 3 types of permission required .1)Muncipal permission .2)police permission 3)Entertainment tax license. now days if you starting a big venture then you need to have permission from publishers else its not required. Also you have to mention your investment into this and area so i can help better way thanks

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on April 23, 2013

    @Hamad, Thanks for writing to startupbiz. I am replying for your details and more query you can ask me too.

    - see unlimited is pretty good category to say but price you have to tell me so i can talk more on this. Requirement is good space in your city so people can approach you more beneficially. Easy transportation to your place. best interiors for restaurant and your gaming cafe so people can come and spend money in your place, Secondly is service at your place. another thing good knowledge of games and good configuration of hardware. If you have more query

    also now days people are more into 3d gaming and big screen gaming so you can think for that.In india we recently had 3d cricket gaming and football session .Even we can introduce the same.

    so first we have to find space to accommodate then need to work with interiors .so i would request to give us chance for this. So you can reply with your query and we would love to help you 

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on April 23, 2013

    @Gautham,  Okay your budget is 15 lacs .
    So i have some query for you-  
    a)area you looking to startup this
    b)how big area you looking 
    c)What initially you planning to setup into this
    d)And deposit of rent and electric is included in your 15 lacs

    for license -
    1)Muncipal license
    2)Police issue a license
    3)Entertainment tax license issued by Entertainment dept.
    4)Non gambling license
    5)Service tax license
    2 license are extra as its Karnataka. please reply with my question i asked you ... thanks 

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • ravi said on April 24, 2013
    i want to start a gaming center in viag pls suggest or call me 9030845640
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on April 24, 2013
    @ravi, Hi ravi thx for contacting startupbiz ,we would glad to help you in any possible way.
    i have small query which i would like to ask
    1)What your total budget .
    Total budget means - Budget for console ,budget for interiors and budget to rent our space.
    2)how big space you looking and what crowd you planning to come to your cafe
    3)what ur marketing budget .
    there are lot more query so please be kind enough to reply early one then i will give up better solution thx

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • ravi said on April 25, 2013
    HI my Budget would be 5 lakhs and area of space should be 1500sqft and interiors and public and advertising will be mine only
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on April 28, 2013
    @ravi, so in 5 lacs you looking to get machines and interiors also done Up. I guess amount would be less are doing interiors would be expensive for such a big area. I believe you wanted to setup arcade gaming zone ,which is nice idea but its not getting speed anywhere in malls now days. So i prefer you go with xbox gaming or ps3 gaming which has got quite a good growth now days.. Rest is upto you. please let me know what you have decided thx, a

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • rahul said on May 1, 2013
    i would like to start a business related to 3D games or any other new games with minimum possible investment (around 5-7 lakhs) excluding space in a small town in MP with population around 80000. pls advise me in this regard
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on May 2, 2013

    @rahul, What exactly small town we are talking about? As far as i know in MP has good place to do business like indore or gwalior or bhopal or jabalpur. Apart from them there are no good places. Its just a suggestion. 3d games is good option but again your return wont be much higher. i prefer we start with console gaming lounge with 32" lcd tv and xbox console. IN case any more query please feel free to get in touch with me. And yeah 7 lac is pretty ample budget thx

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • p k sharma said on May 14, 2013
    i want to start a gaming zone in Lucknow please guide and help
  • Shah said on May 15, 2013
    I am working on my company project, which is 3d or latest gaming zone project equipped with 96 inch LED TV, i would appreciated if you will please share few ideas with me. Thanks in advance!
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on May 17, 2013

    @p k sharma, Please tell me ur budget and how big space you wanted to start . in initial you have to take certain license in your city which is told by me in early post. apart from that please elaborate more on your funds 

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on May 17, 2013

    @Shah, its nice to see that you wanted to start this big lounge .
    1) So which city you planning to start.
    2) 96" is pretty big to invest i see .Bcz as pr my knowledge only 42" or 52" is pretty big idea
    3) nextly apart from screen how much you plan to invest on interiors
    4) bcz for gaming lounge interios matters a lot
    5) ideas such as broadcasting football matches
    6) serving liquor with gaming awesome 
    7) projector room 
    8) adding more of games like football, snooker and ice hockey
    in case you have more query. also i would love to you have your gmail or skype id so mail u more presentation for this project
    thx and regars

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • abhishek said on May 27, 2013
    i want to know how to get license for gaming zone in banglore what are the procedures and what are the requirements and all
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on May 30, 2013
    @abhishek - Bangalore is pretty big space to start business. SO first thing you need to see is the proper space. Secondly your budget for example if you have budget of 10 lacs you should only look for space of 500 sq feet only. Then what you wanted to put in your gaming lounge console or PC . next coming proper knowledge of present running game and multiplayer game. Budget for maintenance of gaming lounge, License required for gaming lounge. lastly proper staff. In case you have more query please revert me back. thx anshul

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  • Marick said on May 31, 2013
    Hi, I'm hoping to open an animal gaming lounge in Atlanta Ga. I believe I have found the the perfect spot to open it, near a mall And an art college, I have about 20k to get it going, do you have any Tips that will help me get started?
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 1, 2013
    @Marick - its nice that you are interested in opening gaming lounge. Money you are planning to invest is around 10,80,000 as pr indian money. Dont mind i live in india and i can give u calculation as per those.
    First of all we need to divide that money into three parts
    1)rent of space
    2)Interiors
    3)Console and lcd tv.
    So lets first talk about rent .If you plan to give rent from your 20k i dont see much getting save in your hand. Nextly for any business u need to have running capital in our hand. Running capital first assets in rent.

    Interiors - please note if you want people to come to your place to play and enjoy you realy need to have decent ambiance which means decent interiors. For budget we will talk later on this.
    console - Depending upon what you wanna keep in your gaming lounge .such as WII or xbox360 or ps3. i would suggest go with one platform as maintaining would be not issue. And please dont pick wii as in usa most family has wii in there homes. games selection plays a key role. As pr my knowledge you will find most people playing blackop2 and halo .so all these games should be there .
    Your main focus should be around multiplayer gaming itself as its gives you better money in return. You can check this website www.play360.in as they have opened lot of gaming lounge under 10000$ to 20000$ budget which will help you to get better image. Also please note in india console are expensive but rent is less .So cost would be almost same. ALso you can return me email on my mentioned email id or add to chat more on my given gmail id. i know you have still more query so please reply so i can help you. thx and regrds

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • tatenda marozwa said on June 10, 2013
    I am tatenda from harare zimbabwe. I wana set up a gaming zone which has both pc and console gaming here in harare. I want to ask for the all the equipment I will need to set up such a place and I need to include a canteen, movie house and a gym.my budget stands at $US100K is it worth it. please mail me at tatendamarozwa@yahoo.com
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 11, 2013
    @tatenda marozwa, Hi sir, It's nice of you showing interest in opening gaming lounge. seeing your budget its pretty big budget i should say. Looking at your budget we can say we should have around 20 pc and 15 console with latest 52" screen. MOvie house is another big setup depending upon seats you wanna put.and sound quality you wanna use. Mailing you some more details have a look at it and let me know .

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  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 11, 2013

    @farhan - sir your initial investment is pretty low. Please understand alone of bowling you would need around 7 lacs per lane so i would request you to invest around 80-85 lacs for bowling and gaming only. For carting you would need around 35 lacs

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  • Naser said on June 15, 2013
    Hello , I have a unique 8000 sq ft game cafe in Dubai in a prime location (mall). I am looking for sponsors; please advise. Thank you.
  • sanatan said on June 16, 2013
    I want to upon gaming zone like console gaming and pc game i want known that would i need license for this business
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 18, 2013
    @Naser, just trying to clear you saying u have 8000sq feet existing gaming lounge in Dubai and you looking for sponsor. I must say it would be hard to find over here bcz people looking to setup gaming lounge not looking to sponsor in this forum. Still you have to clear what type of gaming cafe you have may be i can help you to improvise. Such as if you have pc cafe you can find sponsor such as AMD or intel. If you have console gaming lounge you can look for Microsoft or sony or some controller manufacturing company. please get it right now days people dont sponsor as Money they look to host event. If you wanted to improvise you can still get in touch with my email id. Thx and regards

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 18, 2013

    @sanatan, It nice of you showing interest in opening gaming cafe. i have some queries which i would like to ask you.
    1)In which city you plan to start gaming cafe
    2)What your total budget for this project
    3)you plan to start in Mall or some Landplace
    4)What your budget for interiors and Marketing
    5)License varies from city to city .So clearing which part of city you are i can say
    thx

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 19, 2013

    @Naser, just trying to clear you saying u have 8000sq feet existing gaming lounge in Dubai and you looking for sponsor. I must say it would be hard to find over here bcz people looking to setup gaming lounge not looking to sponsor in this forum Still you have to clear what type of gaming cafe you have may be i can help you to improvise. Such as if you have pc cafe you can find sponsor such as AMD or intel If you have console gaming lounge you can look for Microsoft or sony or some controller manufacturing company please get it right now days people dont sponsor as Money they look to host event. If you wanted to improvise you can still get in touch with my email id Thx and regards

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 19, 2013

    @sanatan, It nice of you showing interest in opening gaming cafe. i have some queries which i would like to ask you.
    1)In which city you plan to start gaming cafe
    2)What your total budget for this project
    3)you plan to start in Mall or some Landplace
    4)What your budget for interiors and Marketing
    5)License varies from city to city .So clearing which part of city you are i can say

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 20, 2013

    @shahjee -Dubai is big city for which u need to have adequate licenses. For serving coffee u dont need much license but for other stuffs you would need beverage/food license. For PC gaming u need to have license from company such as Steam. in case you have more query please let me know.

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 20, 2013

    @dharmendra -Purchase can be made online over various website .But you have to be peculiar about specific requirement of games you need to have in your cafe. Bcz you can't purchase each and every game from market.for that even u take franchise or you talk up with some who has already owned a gaming lounge.

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 20, 2013

    @murali, have you started the project or you still planning .in case you have query please let us know

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 20, 2013

    hi @Altaf- its very easy to start gaming lounge in any city. U need some license which can be easily available in your city. license such as - Muncipal license, Entertainment license, and few more. Dealership can be available on certain purchase of stock. For more help please mail me coolguy.anshul@gmail.co

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 20, 2013

    @jatin - initially costing of gaming lounge is around 8-15 lacs. For basic setup of gaming lounge you can visit our website. in punjab we have gaming lounge in city like ludhiana and mohali. getting license in punjab would be easy.just rent agreement and property tax of place.

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 20, 2013

    @farhan - sir your initial investment is pretty low. Please understand alone of bowling you would need around 7 lacs per lane so i would request you to invest around 80-85 lacs for bowling and gaming only. For carting you would need around 35 lacs .

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 20, 2013

    @Emmanuel Molikoe - sir i can say around indian costing it would cost you around 35 lacs rupees. we can certainly make arrangement for you. Please provide me complete details.

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  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 20, 2013

    @michelle- respected initially you have to tell me your exact investment and according to that i can suggest how much console you should keep and what expense you should made on interiors. west london is good place to start but i would suggest you talk to me or consult before taking any step bcz i work for leading gaming lounge company in india so i have bit of idea for this. so i would request you to tell me total budget and i can say what and how can you start this. in case you need more help please email me on my id

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • abhijeet ahire said on June 22, 2013
    hi, i want to open gaming cafe(lan games COUNTERSTRIKE, NFS MOST WANTED ) in nashik , India. I want to start with budget around 4 lacs. I have my own shop in city. I have no idea as from where to start. Please give some best advice to follow on. Thanks. abhijeet
  • anshul mahehswari expert adviser said on June 23, 2013
    @abhijeet ahire, first of all hi and welcome to community. I would like to know why you wanted to start pc gaming cafe in todays life of console business
    Secondly its easy to start pc gaming lounge.
    1)Proper pc (Decent enough to hold up games for next 2 years.
    2)Good furniture and full ac ventilation.
    3)Proper computer tables so people can play on LAn system.
    In case you have more query please feel to mail me back to please provide me your contact details so i can talk more on this.

    coolguy.anshul@gmail.com || Gaming Cafe Consultant

  • abhijeet ahire said on June 24, 2013
    and please also tell me legal process and expenditure of legal process

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