As I’m sure you already know, social media has a large impact on businesses today. If you’re not using it, you’re behind. Each platform has unique ways of helping you promote your brand, send out messages, and interact with patrons. It also allows users/patrons to give constructive criticism (bad reviews) that, in the long run, can help you improve your establishment and win new customers.
One of the simplest things you can do as an established business owner who provides video gaming areas, is display signs. Yes, I do mean signs specific to video gaming, but also, non-video gaming signs. Displaying an array of signs required by various regulations is very important. Know the difference between the two types of signage required.
When it comes to your business’s digital footprint, there are common mistakes you may be making that can be easily solved.
These mistakes include: underutilizing social media, posting bad content, and responding to criticism.
Now let’s dive a little deeper into these mistakes.
Do you own a business or plan to in the future?
If so, you will without a doubt come across the need for a trade or professional association. There is an abundance of resources to support your business’s demands, whether it be networking or advocacy.
If you are new to Illinois gaming, or even the food and beverage industry, here are three organizations that are a great place to start.
During the winter months in Illinois, your video gaming parlor might see a decline in visitors. Why? Typically, from January to mid-April, the weather is cold, windy, and most likely snowing. People are less motivated to get up and go out because of this weather.
Another reason for the decline could be pinpointed towards holiday spending. With the gift-giving holiday seasons over, patrons might feel the need to save money.
There are ways to help fight these challenges though. Aside from attracting new patrons, establishment owners/managers need to encourage regulars to keep coming in.
Once you make a designated video gaming area in your establishment, find the right terminal operator, and the slot machines are installed, the hard part is over, right? Well, not quite.
Fortunately, your terminal operator handles a lot of the work in this process, but there are still some video gaming-related mistakes that should be avoided.
Cleaning may be considered fun for some people, but in the eyes of most, it’s a time-consuming chore we try to avoid. Yes, hiring someone to clean is an option, but an expensive one at that. When running a successful establishment, such as a video gaming business, it is very important to keep the video gaming terminals and gaming area clean.How can you make cleaning quick and efficient in your establishment? Here are a couple tips:
Video game stocks have been on fire lately, and for good reason. The phenomenon of the battle royale genre, which pits many players against one another in a winner-take-all contest, has been bringing new gamers into the fold. Whether it’s the beginning of a longer-term shift or a short-lived fad, many of these newly initiated video game players will likely stick around as gamers.
While your business may have someone managing your Facebook page for your Illinois video gaming business, there are common oversights when it comes to posting material. In some less common cases, your business might not have a Facebook account yet.
Creating social media accounts for your business is crucial when it comes to gaining business exposure, interacting, and attracting new customers.
A proposed Pennsylvania bill would legalize operator-based video gaming terminals in fraternal clubs, such as those associated with volunteer fire departments and veterans service organizations.
Proponents of Pennsylvania House Bill 2478 say legalizing these terminals — which allow gamblers to bet on the outcome of a video game — would boost revenue for these clubs, some of which are struggling financially.