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Dumb question time : " So far so good but it is a long process. "
Now that you have some placements, any thoughts about hitting up a distributor ? A one man band can only play so loud !
Not interested in a distributor. Not interested in the spit they will offer and they will not take the split I will offer. Another reason is I got serveral other products in the pipeline that I believe will work. Once you have a professional relationship, it is easy to have them look at another product you have. Also, I have the contact number of a major casino chain with over 80 casinos worldwide. This is one option that no one on the forum has even considered. If I can get a contract with them, I can get funding to get distribution license for each state that I need it.
Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement from the forum. I believe that one of us will break through and have a hit. EZ Paigow looks like a hit. Many good ideas coming from this group of inventors, just need a casino to try it. This is where a distrubutor with their connection and money has an advantage. They can get install on new games with only a few phone calls. We can do something that the big distrubutors cannot or will not do. We can go knocking on doors until they answer or our knuckles get bloody. At that time we can knock with our other hand.
Most DTG will not give us the professional courtesy and not return our call or email.
Casino do not need our products to make money and this is a fact that we cannot change it. What we can do is get some success going so that they would want our products. Getting this chance is one of the toughest task.
I like the simplicity and effectiveness of a distributor in terms of reach: time is money, and a distributor makes inroads quicker, for a cut. Whether it's worth it is the decision of the inventor.
There is something to be said for getting 100% of revenue, though usually on fewer tables, and with a lot of sore knuckles and worn-out shoes. If you have a contact with a large operator, that's a helpful in.
Once you hit a critical mass of installs, you'll be taken seriously, and things will move along more smoothly.
Good points about a distributor.
I like the simplicity and effectiveness of a distributor in terms of reach: time is money, and a distributor makes inroads quicker, for a cut.
I just had my first real road block. When the game was submitted and approved, DE did not ask me for a vendor license. Now the issue of the license has caused the casino to pull the side bet. They have been very professional to inform me when they did this. It is my job to get all the paperwork done so I can move forward. It looks like one step forward, one step back.
Having a distributor would have saved me all the head ache. But what fun would it have been if everything was easy.
You can always find a distributor (or anyone with a license) to sign up right now. It's free money for him / her. Yes, your income will drop.
I'm up for this. Anyone with a license in PA, NJ, or DE pm me. thx
Ace, how have your ventures in Mississippi gone? Any trials of your dice bets there? I see your company has been registered a couple years there. Is the process harder in Delaware than Mississippi?
I only had a card game when I went to MS. I have not been back since then. DE is close to where I live so it was easier for me to meet with them. I am working on getting vendors license in the states either by getting my own or by working under someone else license. MS is a special case because the state wants you to get the game approved before you contact the casinos. Most other states, the casinos have to sponsor you before the state looks at a new game.
Just made my rounds to serveral casinos with one of my partners. Had some very positive meetings. Got firm committment from one casino for both the craps and the baccarat side bets. At another casino, the DTG was impressed with both bets. He likes side bets and stated that he can see a hundred installs by the end of the year. He will have a meeting with his managers and follow up with me in the coming week.
This state requires GLI approval of the math. Another hurdle and serveral more thousands I need to spend. If traveling over a thousand miles round trip wasn't bad enough, got to add GLI into this.
FYI, they all have heard of the Wizard but will not accept anything other than GLI. Other gambling VP look and read this site and one manager talk about APheat web site. This casino has ordered two side bet for bj because of the Raving Gaming Convention.