Making the most of pub pool table hire

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Pub pool table hire adds a great form of entertainment to your venue that is suitable for people of all ages, and represents a solid source of income too.

But the British Beer & Pub Association don’t include pool tables and gaming machines in their guide to the cost of running a pub – so how can you maximise your additional income from adding a pool table to your venue?

First of all, it’s worth noting that there’s no risk of having to pay out any prize money (unless you decide to host a tournament!), which means all money paid into the machine goes towards the gross takings of the table, along with the boost to drink sales that is usually seen as well.

If you still don’t want to risk paying an upfront cost for pub pool table hire, you can opt for a profit-sharing agreement instead, so you only pay a proportion of the table’s takings.

But you can boost your takings further by placing your pool table sensibly – don’t hide it away in a corner where it will not be noticed, and where walls will hamper playability.

A 6′ x 3′ pub pool table is best placed in an area 14′ x 11′, and a 7′ x 4′ table needs 15′ x 12′ for cue clearance.

Remember the basics, and your pool table could soon be a valuable revenue stream for your site.

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