The Sacoa Playcard System is becoming a standard in the arcade industry and is the leading supplier of “revenue management systems” for the amusement, entertainment and leisure industries. They offer all types of customized applications to manage and control any entertainment facility.
When players buy a card they have the option to add whatever amount of credit they desire and then can recharge the card with more credit at any time. In addition to this you can add enhancements like bonuses for larger credit purchases. Where I work at, the Shake Shoppe Arcade, we offer a substantial bonus when someone purchases 20.00 in credit, they get an additional 30 credits in play. This keeps the sales figures up and the players happy.
One big plus is that you set the exchange rate to any amount you want. With each game and attraction priced according to its present entertainment popularity the prices can be changed according to demand. For example you can have the player get 6 or even 12 credits for one dollar. This gives the player the feeling they are getting more value for their gaming dollar.
The Sacoa System also prevents cashiers from accidentally cheating the operator or customers out of the play time. This is a big plus as the system is always right and if there is instance for investigation a few clicks of a keyboard and a report is given to the operator in a matter of seconds with every last detail.
Pricing strategies and enhanced customer loyalty may be built by offering “Happy Hours” where play is doubled with the card, but not with the old fashioned coin mechanisms. This translates into significantly increased revenues as the players return over and over to take advantage of the discounted rates and inevitably play more.
The software that comes with the system could not be easier to use or program as well. It is all laid out with simple manuals and great customer service if you need to contact someone. They offer support lines over the phone and through email. Email is my favorite as they give so much detailed information that is great for any support reference file you may be creating to support the machines.
Over all the Sacoa PlayCard is a great moneymaking feature to any arcade that is impossible to achieve by traditional means.