Arcade Game Rentals

Arcade Game Rentasls

The video game industry is a multi-billion dollar industry with no signs of slowing down. A new trend that is becoming popular among venues that feature arcade games –that Emerson Amusements has featured for decades —  is profit-sharing rentals. This means that instead of paying a set amount for installation and rental, the venue owner and the game company both participate in the profits from the game. This is a win-win for both parties, as it allows the venue owner to make more money risk-free, and the game company to get their games into more locations.

 Arcade Game Rentals

What are Arcade Games?

An arcade game is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically found in public places like restaurants, bars, pubs, video arcades, gums, and amusement parks. They are distinct from video games because they provide the player with an immediate physical reward for their accomplishments. The games are larger and more lifelike than a small video screen, and players can win tickets that can be redeemed for prizes. Mang of arcade games is built for single or dual competition.  

The first popular arcade game was “Pong”, which was released in 1972. Today, there are many different types of arcade games available. Some popular examples include “Big Buck Hunter”, and “Golden Tee Golf,” which are more immersive and realistic than the standard video game, such as  “Pac-Man”.

Typically arcade games often have simple gameplay goals and are therefore easy to learn. Like any video game, players compete for high scores, 

Why Should My Bar Install Arcade Game Rentals? 

In today’s world, many bars are trying to find ways to stand out from the competition. One way to do this is by installing arcade games. There are several reasons why arcade games can be beneficial for bars.

First, they can help to attract a new clientele. Many people who enjoy playing video games will flock to a bar that has them. This can help to increase business on slower nights or during off-peak hours.

Second, they can provide a fun and unique atmosphere. Fun energy begets good vibes and that will flow through your venue.  When people feel good and are having fun, or just watching others have fun, they’ll tend to stay longer, eat and drink more. 

Thirdly, they can generate additional revenue to add to the bottom line, and they are automated to earn you money without your staff needing to be involved. (While all the arcade games are pay-for-play, so too is the Photo Booth, which also has instant social media sharing capability; this creates yet more income.)

Lastly, as a member of Club Lucky, Emerson has assisted with organizing and promoting tournaments at your venue. The most popular tournament include  Skee Ball, Big Buck Hunter, and Golden Tee, they can make arrangements for any of the arcade games available,

What’s the minimum Space Requirement to Install Arcade Games?

As the popularity of video games and arcade games grows, one of the most important considerations is space. How much room do you need to comfortably house your games? So consider: 

  • A general rule would be to have a minimum of 6 feet by 4 feet for an arcade game. 
  • If you rent multiple games of the same type, you might be able to average a bit less space per game overall
  • Make sure you place the games so that it doesn’t obstruct the customer pathways in the venue or interfere with the servers.
  • If you intend to have multiple arcade games and run tournaments, allow space for spectators — there will be plenty.
  • Assess the noise level of your venue and the noise level of the games you’re considering: for example, while a pool table requires space, it is fairly quiet as opposed to an Ice Hockey table, or Big Buck Hunter vs Golf.

Some games are designed for smaller spaces and can be played in as little as 4 feet by 2 feet. These games are typically simpler than their full-sized counterparts. If you’re short on space, mini bar-top video games may be the way to go.

What Types of Arcade Games Should I Install?

When it comes to installing arcade games within your venue, there are a few things to consider:

  1. Space
  2. Clientele
  3. Noise level
  4. Tournament intent

For family-friendly establishments, try video games with less space requirement, and less noise output, such as classic video games like Ms. Pac-Man or Donkey Kong. These classics are easy to learn and still just as fun as they were when they first came out, thus a good option for restaurants, Kids can be entertained, leaving parents to quickly enjoy their meal, dessert, coffee, or cocktail.  

What Do Arcade Games Rentals Cost?

it is risk-free! That’s right, Emerson Amusements will install arcade game rentals in your bar, restaurant, arcade, and/or other venues, without any money requirement on your part.

Emerson Amusements takes the risk, and you share in any profits 


Where Can I Get Arcade Games for My Bar or Restaurant?

Emerson Amusements in Woodside NY has been supplying New York City, Long Island, and the New York Metro Areas with coin-operated arcade games since 1937. They are the leading distributor of Digital Video Jukeboxes, and have a wide variety of arcade and video entertainment machines,