Amusement Arcades for sale

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Mike Watts and Wendy Race (September 2016)
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UK BASED GAMING MACHINES & LEISURE SYSTEMS HIRE COMPANY

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: Bristol, Bristol, England

Search categories: Amusement businesses, Leisure businesses, Home Based Vending Businesses, Home Based (Other)

  • Asking price
  • £500,000
  • Price Reduced
AMUSEMENT ARCADE/CAFE & CHIP SHOP WITH PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION IN THE...

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...

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Search categories: Cafes, Fish & Chip Shops, Amusement businesses, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £319,950
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Traditional Sweet Shop, Arcade location Otley town centre.

A SWEET AND TOYSHOP IN THE TOURIST MARKET TOWN OF OTLEY. SITUATED IN A VICTORIAN ARCADE ALONG WITH TWELVE OTHER DIVERSE SHOPS OFFERING A WIDE SELECTION OF GOODS. THE SHOP INCLUDES ALL FITTINGS, AND IS FULLY AIR CONDITIONED, SMALL CHEST...

Location: Otley, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Amusement businesses, Gift Shops, Sweet Shops, Toy Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £25,000
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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

Search categories: Amusement businesses, Public Houses, Leisure franchise resales

  • F/H Price
  • £2,750,000

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.