Profit Sharing Fruit Machines

Find your fortune in profit sharing fruit machines

There’s no denying it’s been a tough few years for traditional pubs and social clubs, and many much-loved Manchester venues have closed down – you only have to read the popular Pubs of Manchester blog and Twitter account to see how many local taverns and alehouses have been lost over the years in and around the city.

For those that are left though, the tide is turning, with small but welcome moves to cut alcohol duty and a gradual return to more normal economic conditions.

In order to make the most of the changing circumstances in the pub and club trade, you need to be able to make some changes of your own – but at a time when many licensees’ savings have been cleared out just by surviving in the recession, that can be tough too.

Profit sharing fruit machines offer huge potential for pubs and clubs that are currently operating on the thinnest of profit margins, for two very good reasons.

First of all, the agreement you enter into means that you pay for the fruit machine rental using a percentage of the proceeds, and this means you don’t face an upfront cost that you might not have in the bank.

Secondly, you get to keep the remaining profits from whatever your punters stake on the slot machine – so you’re not only adding entertainment that will entice them back and keep them on your premises for longer, you’re also adding a whole new revenue stream to your business.

In all of these ways, profit sharing fruit machines are a solution to some of the hardest challenges facing the pub and club trade in the 21st century, boosting your income and hopefully giving you enough in the bank to make the more costly changes your business needs in order to thrive in the future.

What next for pubs and clubs

The changing landscape for pubs and clubs

Although there are still plenty of traditional British boozers around, the golden age of the working men’s club has long since faded, and the businesses that are thriving today are those that managed to adapt to the landscape along the way.

Some of the shift was gradual and cultural – more women drinking beer, more men drinking wine, and more young people drinking everything – while other changes came literally overnight, such as the introduction of the smoking ban.

While this brought certain problems with it, such as where to put smokers when they want a cigarette, it also brought much greater opportunities, for instance the rise of gastropubs and a generally healthier indoor environment for anyone wanting food.

Members’ clubs are no longer dominated by all-male clientele as a place to escape the family home for a pint (or several) – nowadays the whole family comes along too, and clubs offer a much wider range of amenities and entertainment for all ages.

Pubs have followed suit, and especially in the bigger brand chains, you’re likely to find gumballs and keyrings in coin-operated dispensers, and even soft play areas to keep the children out of trouble while Mum and Dad enjoy a glass of prosecco in peace.

For punters, these relatively small gestures can make a big difference in deciding where to go for dinner or drinks, and they don’t have to cost the earth for operators either.

Manco can supply fruit machines, quiz machines and pool tables that will help make your premises more appealing to families and mixed adult groups too, and add an extra focal point to your interior in what might otherwise be a neglected corner or side room.

Of course, these are profit-making machines, and you can benefit financially not just from the extra customers and food and drink sales, but from the coins put into your pool table, quiz machine or fruit machines too.

Quiz machines have been a social phenomenon, and it’s quite normal to see groups of six or more people crowding around the screen – usually with drinks in hand rather than put down on a table somewhere.

Even fruit machines, although they are technically single-player, will usually draw a crowd from one helpful friend to several, and pool tables can easily accommodate groups of four people or even more just by playing doubles.

It’s a much more social experience than the old image of men with pints in gloomy, smoke-filled pubs – and a vibrant landscape for modern-day operators to maximise profits by catering for all ages and types of group, with the help of Manco and our profitable gaming machines.