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01-05-2019, 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by a1712 View Post
Lots of things to consider. Our tables have 4 3/8" pockets, takes longer for rec shooters/bangers to get through a game, but that's what the league shooters requested. Our table revenue is mainly made on Fri. and Sat. nights, with leagues running Mon.-Thurs. with free pool Sunday, there's not a lot of revenue to be generated from the tables those nights. We make our money on food and alcohol sales, we charge no greens fee's to the Leagues. Brian.
P.S. I've also learned the hard way, DON'T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY PERIOD!!!!!!!! Pool shooters will expect everything from that point on to be given to them and when you have to take it away, and you will, you will become the ANTICHRIST.
Your advice is priceless. I have moved from thinking this was a slam dunk no brainer to a no go.

You do give away a lot of the pool revenue I never did. But in those days I did not even have a league to worry about. I also played every day myself. The players all liked playing with the owner. We only had beer and wine but they would buy ridiculous numbers of beers for me. I could not possibly drink them all. I had to threaten the barmaids to pour them out. They thought it was wasteful but it was how I survived. You had to sell a LOT of beer and do a lot on the pool tables to break even in those days. A beer only bar would not survive today, at least not here locally.

Thanks for the eye opener. I was doing this for my son. I plan to work on getting him a home instead.
  
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