richodude
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February 24th, 2023 at 5:46:24 PM permalink
I have an idea for a game and am doing my research before I unload the wallet. There seems to be plenty of places that tell you startup cost is immense, some saying \$10k to \$100k. However, I have found nothing on the profit of a table game. I spotted in another thread on the site that a game can make \$5-\$100 a day per table but is that true?

What percentage in royalties does an inventor make off a game?

How long does the average carni game last before it gets replaced by another?

How many tables could the average carni game expect to take?

I know these questions are vague and will give even vaguer answers but nothing so far has told me that this business is even remotely profitable. This is all assuming too that I even have an idea good enough that casinos will take it
zbrownson
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February 24th, 2023 at 6:15:55 PM permalink
Quote: richodude

I have an idea for a game and am doing my research before I unload the wallet. There seems to be plenty of places that tell you startup cost is immense, some saying \$10k to \$100k. However, I have found nothing on the profit of a table game. I spotted in another thread on the site that a game can make \$5-\$100 a day per table but is that true?

What percentage in royalties does an inventor make off a game?

How long does the average carni game last before it gets replaced by another?

How many tables could the average carni game expect to take?

I know these questions are vague and will give even vaguer answers but nothing so far has told me that this business is even remotely profitable. This is all assuming too that I even have an idea good enough that casinos will take it

Rough Numbers:
a base game probably 300-800/mo (leaning towards the low side), side bets 50-150/mo
These numbers assume you sell it yourself, if you license it to a distributor I would expect up to 20% (likely less) in royalties, and run the risk of getting shelved in favor of the distributors other games they don't have to pay royalties on
The game will last as long as it is better than something else and management/players still like it, I wouldn't expect to gain more than 1 table per venue starting out

Don't quote me on any of this though...
richodude
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February 24th, 2023 at 10:17:20 PM permalink
Thanks for this. I was expecting a lot less like \$100-\$200 a month and maybe 5% royalties. I think I’ll start the next steps in pursuing my game. And yes I am aware random people on the internet are not always trustworthy :)
MK
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February 26th, 2023 at 4:25:17 PM permalink
Looking at the situation at the time when I signed a 3-card poker license contract in Korea about 10 years ago,
We paid about \$1,000 in royalties per month.
I don't know what percentage the developer would have received, but I'm guessing around 20%.
DJTeddyBear
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February 26th, 2023 at 6:12:31 PM permalink
Quote: richodude

… but nothing so far has told me that this business is even remotely profitable.