Aztec reports spike in sales for retro machines and pub games

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Having signed a landmark agreement to supply Blackball pool tables earlier this year, Aztec Coin’s range of premium pool tables is in high demand. But it doesn’t stop there: pinball machines and retro gaming machines are also experiencing a boom.


In a challenging time for the leisure sector, gaming machine supplier Aztec Coin has reported a sharp uptick in pool table sales and pinball machines as classic pub games appear to be making a comeback.

According to company founder Richard Monk, the sales were partly driven by a recent agreement penned with Blackball, a producer of high-quality pool tables headed up by 8-ball legend Ross McInnes.

“As recent distributors for the Blackball pool tables we have seen a sharp rise in orders and are enjoying the challenge of moving pool tables in volume once again,” confirmed Monk, adding that Aztec’s aftercare services had clinched the deal for his pool table customers.

“Obviously, convenience is key: we have a large resource of stock and access to most spares and offer tech support and sales advice. Customers can choose to rent or buy our product and we have extended credit facilities and finance options,” he said.

In addition to a spike in pool table sales, retro gaming machines and pinball have also seen renewed popularity at Aztec as operators seek to diversify their revenue streams with some well-loved old timers.

“There has been a demand for retro machines and pinball of late as well as unprecedented demand for Cat C digital AWP,” Monk explained. “These are all areas in which we excel in and have always got a product to suit an operator’s needs and we can workshop these to exact specifications and even offer delivery and installation services.”

Discussing his company’s resilience in a tricky climate, Monk said that his 25-years of experience and industry expertise continued to help him stand out in the amusements and leisure sector.

“I think our reputation speaks volumes, not to mention the fact that we continue to see growth in a very difficult and competitive environment,” he explained.

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