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Traditional Arcade Business

Let us look at some of the traditional business aspects of running Arcade Lounges.
Let us look at some of the traditional business aspects of running Arcade Lounges.
Many say arcades are dead. Only handful of locations that are keeping them alive.
When arcade game manufacturers produced cabinets in the '80s, they made them to be placed in all sorts of arcades, malls and other areas of young-skewing entertainment. Fast forward to 2015, and while arcades aren't as prevalent — or as popular — as they once were, they're still hanging around.
And within these locations, new business models are developing. Many traditional arcades are changing their ways, moving away from the coin-based business model that has long been part of the arcade ecosystem. Meanwhile, combination arcade bars are springing up across the country, bringing their own methods of monetizing games with them, along with other changes to pull the machines in line with more adult — and modern — usage.
For many arcades, though, it's a balancing act between old technology and modern business models. To stay afloat, the money has to come from somewhere, and arcades are adapting in different ways to continue to survive in the ever-changing economic landscape. By looking at four arcades — a traditional arcade, two arcade bars, and a national chain — we were able to see how well that balance is maintained, and how sometimes it isn't quite balanced at all.
And while arcades may not be everywhere anymore, the experiences — and the legacy — of arcade games is still very much alive, even as it moves into different types of businesses and combines itself with different fiscal strategies.
But no matter the monetization, there's still enough room for various models of arcades to exist, and while the methods of payment are continuing to change and gaming is ever moving forward, there are still people willing to shell out their quarters to spend a few hours looking back.
Summary: Innovative ways for running the Arcade Business needed. There comes Arcadio Network to digitalize and keep the Arcade business alive!
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