5 benefits of casino chairs with gas height adjustment


Gas height adjustment for casino chairs has been available for many years. Unfortunately they have somewhat of a poor reputation, predominantly due to the unreliability of gas lifters when they were first fitted to gaming stools in the early 1990’s.

At that time, malfunctioning and leaking gas lifters were commonplace. This resulted in them being replaced by the more traditional non-adjustable fixed-height swivel mechanisms.

While there is little doubt that any stool or chair fitted with gas height adjustment is more comfortable than one without, it is only in the last few years that gas lifters have regained popularity as improved designs have contributed to fewer failures and greater reliability.

5 Benefits of gaming stools with gas height adjustment

  • Safe and easy to operate.
  • Vastly improved ergonomics.
    The inherent damping effect of a gas lifter ‘cushions’ the impact when initially sitting on the stool which can prevent injuries to the lower back and/or coccyx. How to improve the comfort of your gaming stools.
  • Greater player interaction.
    Allowing the players to self-adjust the height of the chairs, enables them to better interact with the machine. Furthermore, sitting at the correct height reduces muscle strain in the back, neck and shoulders, which can result in players being engaged for longer.
  • Reliable.
    Modern gas lifters are extremely reliable and you can expect them to last in excess of 5 years. We have seen casino chairs where the gas height adjustment has exceeded the life of the actual stool.
  • Easy on-site replacement.
    Should a gas lifter fail, they are inexpensive and easy to replace on-site.

Types of gas height adjustment

There are two types of gas lifters for gaming stools, namely swivel-only and swivel-return. The former is more common and also less expensive.

1. Swivel-only

The swivel-only gas height adjuster functions exactly like those on an office chair. The gas lifter will allow the stool to rotate through 3600.

The patron can easily adjust the stool height by using the actuating lever. When they get off the chair, it will remain at the last height setting. This means that at any one time, all the stools in your gaming area could be set at a different height.

2. Swivel-return

Casino chairs fitted with swivel-return gas height adjustment will also rotate through a full 3600. In addition to returning to a neutral position when the player gets off the stool, the gas lifter will extend to it’s maximum height. This ensures that when they are not in use, all the stools in your gaming room will be at the same height.

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