Effective Gaming Room layout is about finding that ideal balance between machine number optimisation, player comfort and room “feel”. It’s not about favouring machine optimisation over creating a great room “feel” or about creating a great room “feel” that’s not optimised for machine numbers.
There is a view sometimes that the more “space” you create in Gaming Room that means there are less machines and therefore a less effective Gaming Room. Over our 30+ years in designing, manufacturing and installing Gaming Room furniture we have found this view very often doesn’t hold true.
Why? Because if the room is not inviting patrons won’t come in, browse and stay there anyway.
One of the main factors in creating an open and inviting feel for a Gaming Room is aisle space. We often see aisle space as one of the critical issues that can be overlooked or not considered enough when working with Clubs and Hotels.
In just about every Gaming Room you will need to have machine rows with players sitting back to back. This of course creates a need to have aisles for patrons to pass through between the rows of machines.
When you have back to back stools you need to ensure that the aisle space is sufficient so that patrons can comfortably pass through between the two rows of stools, as well as making the room open and inviting.
When looking at a Gaming Room layout, often there are mistakes made regarding aisle space assumptions like not:
Finally, you may need to consider a main thoroughfare if your room allows for it and there are enough machines on the floor.
If you are a Designer, Builder, Club or Hotel we can work with you to create a Gaming Room that works. We offer free initial consultations so you take advantage of our specialised Gaming Room knowledge with 30+ years in the business. Just call us on (02) 9771 2885 or complete a contact form.