Amusement Arcades for sale

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Bar & Entertainment Venue plus Three

The Caledonian Bar was an attractive and traditional venue trading year-round to a mixed clientele, extending a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to its customers. Income was derived mainly from wet sales with some gaming provision. There was...

Location: Invergordon, Highland, Scotland

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Pubs and Hotel Property, Self Catering/Flats, Bars, Public Houses

  • F/H Price
  • £349,000
  • Price Reduced
Jackpot Amusement Building

LARGE 3 STOREY BUILDING IN A PROMINENT CORNER LOCATION OFFERING APPROX 6,686 SQ FT (621 Sq Mt) OF AREA, 39`2" FRONTAGE (11.94 m) and 63`6" (19.36 m) RETURN FRONTAGE, GROUND FLOOR AREA 2640 Sq Ft (245.21 Sq Mts), FIRST FLOOR AREA 2208 SQ Ft...

Location: Newquay, Cornwall, England

For sale under: Amusement businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £1,000,000
WEST COUNTRY VENDING BUSINESS

Unique ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE BUSINESS, operating throughout the WEST COUNTRY, administered from HOME, comprising coin operated 'Telescopes' situated in busy tourist coastal destinations, amounting to 67 sites located on the DEVON...

Location: Cornwall, England

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Tourist attractions, Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Vending Round businesses, Home Based Vending Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £70,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £15,680
WEST COUNTRY VENDING BUSINESS

Unique ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE BUSINESS, operating throughout the WEST COUNTRY, administered from HOME, comprising coin operated 'Telescopes' situated in busy tourist coastal destinations, amounting to 67 sites located on the DEVON...

Location: Devon, England

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Tourist attractions, Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Vending Round businesses, Home Based Vending Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £70,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £15,680
HIGHLY UNUSUAL, RECORD BREAKING

An extremely unusual and exciting opportunity to acquire a business development opportunity of the highest order within the events and promotions industry.   Charity Bikes is a business equipped with the World's largest bicycles, which are...

Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Advertising agencies, Miscellaneous businesses, Marketing Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £50,000
FULLY LICENSED TENPIN BOWLING ALLEY &

Well established leisure venue with widespread reputation & regular private & corporate customer base operating from modern & spacious detached industrial premises with extensive 19-lane automated bowling alley/gaming arcade/catering &...

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Leisure businesses, Venue and Conference Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £1,149,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £350,000
HAMPSHIRE BASED PARTY & EVENT HIRE

Super fun lifestyle opportunity providing superb range of amusement/entertainment and catering systems offered for relocation with regional reputation & private/corporate/ public sector client base & HUGE scope to develop or outstanding...

Location: Petersfield, Hampshire, England

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Other Service Businesses, Leisure businesses, Events Businesses, Party Planning

  • Asking price
  • £250,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £75,411
UK BASED GAMING MACHINES & LEISURE

Very long established & highly regarded family-run Ltd Co operating from home base with superb gaming & leisure systems range offered for relocation with regional reputation & trade client base & HUGE scope to develop for private investor or...

Location:

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Leisure businesses, Home Based Vending Businesses, Home Based (Other)

  • Asking price
  • £700,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £379,053
AMUSEMENT ARCADE/CAFE & CHIP SHOP WITH

Fantastic opportunity to acquire long established & extensively equipped family-run amusement arcade with separate in-house coffee shop & fish & chip takeaway outlets fitted to high specs currently operating on 8-month trading season only in...

Location:

For sale under: Cafes, Fish & Chip Shops, Amusement businesses, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £319,950
Traditional Sweet Shop, Arcade location

Super fun lifestyle opportunity from charming air-conditioned covered arcade showroom lock up with superb range of traditional loose retro sweets & toys in ancient year round tourist market town centre. Comes with excellent e-commerce...

Location: Otley, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Sweet Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £25,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £46,800
FREEHOLD PUBLIC HOUSE - East Coast

FREEHOLD PUBLIC HOUSE with leisure complex, prime location in East Coast Seaside Resort. First time for sale since it was established 27 years ago. Turnover in excess of £1.5 Million per annum with high profits. Offers huge...

Location: Norfolk, England

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Public Houses, Leisure franchise resales

  • F/H Price
  • £2,750,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,527,000
GUEST HOUSE - BLACKPOOL

HIGH CLASS HAIR & BEAUTY SALON serving premier holiday resort RHYL spacious 3-storey prop ft'd & equ'pd to superb specs T/o £50,000pa with huge scope to develop & super lifestyle opp with smart 1-bed private accom priced for quick sale...

Location: Rhyl, Clwyd, Wales

For sale under: Amusement businesses, Guest Houses, Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons

  • F/H Price
  • £259,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £50,000

What to consider when buying an amusements business

Amusements & arcade businesses are an attractive proposition, as they can be run with a relatively small commitment of time in comparison to other businesses – many rides and machines can provide income on an entirely unsupervised basis, committing the owner to collection and maintenance duties on an ad-hoc basis only.

In the arcades business, most income is traditionally earned on games machines, but depending on the size and planning permission of the premises, the business you’re thinking of buying may also be selling food or running a small gift shop onsite. 

When negotiating the purchase of an arcade business, you need to ensure that you conduct a full asset inventory check, so that you know precisely what it is that you are buying. What machines and equipment will become yours when you buy the business, and what condition is this equipment in? If there are a series of old machines that are likely to need replacement in the next 3 years, have you allowed for this in your business plan? Are the machines owned outright, or leased, or on a hire purchase arrangement? When it comes to maintenance, is there a contract in place with an outsourced maintenance company, or are the machines maintained by employees of the business?

With a lot of amusement and arcade machines, you need to carry a licence allowing you to legally operate the machine. This licence is payable in the form of the Machine Games Duty (formerly the Amusement Machine Licence Duty). The seller of the business will be able to tell you if Machine Games Duty is payable on some or all of their devices, but if in any doubt you should refer to your local council, as some of the permissions may not automatically transfer to the new owner of the business upon sale.