Are Coin Operated Pool Tables Dead?

Posted by HLD 06 AUGUST 2019

Searching for a pound coin, asking a friend for change or spending another £10 at the bar just to play pool is now a thing of the past.

Contactless payment pool tables are the future; in fact they’re here and being used by some of the largest chains in the UK.

So why use contactless payment pool tables? 

  • Customers don’t need to find change, so no queues at the bar 
  • Half of customers don’t carry cash any more
  • No need to empty the cash box, saving staff time
  • More secure, no table break-ins 
  • Monitor every table’s performance via web portal 
  • Change price of play remotely
  • The future is cashless 

With so many new sites cropping up, it’s important to stand out in the competitive crowd. A new piece of games equipment not only breathes life into your site, but can also provide a fantastic new revenue stream for your business. 

“Customers love the ease and simplicity. Takings are up 52% against our average pool table revenue,” says Dawn Clarke, Head of Electronic Leisure, Mitchells and Butlers.

Customers now want that little extra: a fun night out with friends and family, minus the pocket full of change.

In 2018 debit card payments overtook cash; there was also an increase in contactless transactions, with only 12% of people preferring to use cash.

A simple way of increasing revenue for your site is through contactless payment pool tables. Easy card payments mean more plays per customer as well as allowing a higher fee per play.

A great example: a traditional coin operated pool table will take approximately £5000 per annum, while a contactless payment table takes approximately £11,600 by charging £1.50 per play instead of the standard £1, which is accepted by customers as they value the ease of payment.

Choose from a range of stylish and professional tables and remotely monitor their performance via an online portal. Home Leisure Direct handle all installation, servicing and admin so you can sit back and watch your business revenue grow.

Home Leisure Direct have supplied games room equipment to the commercial market for the past ten years, and have won over 20 industry awards. 

Our commercial team can be reached in a number of ways. Email directly at [email protected] or telephone us on 0808 302 4480 to find out more.

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