When you looking to design a new Gaming Area or even revamp an existing one, Poker Machine bases are an important component because they need to look good, be quick and easy to install and be durable. So what are some of the questions you should think about when you are choosing a poker machine base? Here are 7 key ones to start with….
Are you looking for a budget or premium gaming room? This will determine the style you can use and many of the features that are available. For example, we have seven main base styles and our Miami bases look great but are designed with for the budget-conscious. Check out our models here.
Once you decide on the base style, the next consideration is do you need to collect coins? The answer may exclude certain types of bases and will definitely effect some of the other options. For example, our Macau bases are designed without coin-collection
You then need to think about footrests and where they are positioned. While 80% bases we manufacture have footrest, it’s not just about whether to have a footrest – it’s where you want the footrest positioned – higher or lower. With a footrest higher up players sit further away from the machine, so it takes up more floor area. Conversely, if the base is down lower the player sits closer to the machine allowing for a wider passage behind the player.
Now you have selected a base style with the footrest placement that suits your gaming space – what colour and material combination will suit your Gaming Room design best? The material choice could be vinyl, carpet or even aluminium. You also need to consider the colour of the material. For example, if the footrest is aluminium – do you want a Gold, Bronze or Silver colour finish? If the material choice is a vinyl or carpet, there is an almost endless selection of colours and/or patterns available to suit your Gaming Room.
How wide, deep and high should your bases be?
Next, the bench-top edges. There are generally three main types to choose from – Square, Casino or Rolled Edges. The Rolled Edge is generally accepted as the most durable but it comes down to the look you desire for Gaming Room. And like the footrests you can choose from an almost endless range of colour and material combinations.
Now you have the basics sorted, you can really choose some great options to make your bases more functional and stylish including:
These are just some of the considerations when you are looking to renovate or build your new Gaming Room and are choosing a Poker Machine base. Our design consultants are always happy to discuss your needs obligation-free, just call us on 02 9771 2885 or complete an enquiry form.