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Started by DAD, Jan 22, 2015, 11:47 am
Quote from: re-emulated on Jan 23, 2015, 11:36 amThe golden years for me was 20p 4.80 jackpot era. I spent a lot of time in seaside arcades around this time and if you had a bit of discipline you could really make a lot of money. It wasn't only that though, the machines were extremely playable even at 20p 6 tokens. The dynamics changed once the all cash machines started to come out. J
Quote from: spa on Jan 22, 2015, 07:34 pmFor me 50p/£35 worked and £1/£70 worked. Both playing exactly the same with the same ratio.Now £1/£100 makes it just that little bit harder to get a jackpot or more importantly, longer for the machine to recover once it has paid one.Playing for fun it's 30p/£15 all day for me.
Quote from: hit the six on Jan 22, 2015, 03:21 pmNever go near the arcades myself, must be 5 years since i did, but i concur that it is all about greed,the manus don't care what the average punter wants.an amusement arcade " should" be for amusement, and lower jackpot machines and not those 500s they belong in a casino. or a bonfiremy local arcade which was buzzing (like most from that decade) from mid 80's till about 2001 mostly were £2 or £4.80 jackpots, and real fun to play, is up for sale ( no chance of that getting sold) £265,000.hardly anyone goes in there now, as people are fed up as it's mostly 500's and party times/golden x machines.one of my mates still goes in, and he was asking the owner if business was bad,the owner replied " yeah it is i hate the sound of someone winning 500 quid" i don't have much profit if that happens on a regular basis"things will never be the same and more and more arcades will be closing.on the other hand mr p seems to be quite well with his arcades, and we know why that is. FUN FUN FUN not greed.