The most common question we are asked is “how much do gaming stools or casino chairs cost?”
The usual answer to this question is……“well it depends”. This is of course not a proper answer…..you need a dollar amount! To give you a better indication of what “it depends” means, here are the 5 important factors that influence the cost of gaming stools:
1. The Base
There are 3 standard base options available for gaming stools, viz. Disc Base, 4-Legged and 5-Star. Disc bases are generally the most expensive and our Ezi-Glide base is our premium offering. The 5-star bases are less expensive with the 5-star black nylon base being the least expensive option.
Base options include:
2. The Upholstery
There are 3 general types of upholstery and they have a huge impact on the overall cost of the stools, viz. fabric, vinyl and leather.
Fabric and vinyl range in price from roughly $20 to well over $150 per linear meter, while leather typically costs over $200 per square meter. The quantity of plain fabric or vinyl we require to upholster our casino chairs depends upon the range, and can vary from 0.8 to 2.0 linear meters. If you are using a patterned fabric with a repeat pattern that must be matched on each stool, the required quantity can increase dramatically. For example, a chair that requires 1.2m of plain fabric, could require 1.8 or 2 meters of fabric with a repeat pattern.
Leather upholstery is both luxurious and extremely durable, but it comes at a price. The cost of leather upholstery is determined by the following:
3. The type of Swivel Mechanism
Gaming stool swivel mechanisms are available in two basic formats, viz. fixed-height or gas height-adjustable swivels. The fixed height swivel with a full 360 degree rotation is the most common option. Swivels with an auto-return function or gas height adjustment are slightly more expensive, typically adding between $10 and $30 per stool.
4. The Centre-Column Finish
The fourth “cost influencer” is the finish of the centre-column, which can be powdercoated, chrome or brass plated. A powdercoated finish is the basic option followed by chrome and brass plating which can add between $10 and $30 to the cost of a chair.
5. Freight Costs
The majority of casino chairs available in Australia are manufactured overseas, predominantly in China. Freight costs from the factory to Australia can add a significant amount to the overall cost of each gaming stool. All Karo casino chairs are designed and manufactured in our South African factory and are then sent via sea freight to Sydney.
The Prices on our Website
The indicative prices shown on our website include all standard options on our stools, i.e. a 5-star black nylon base, vinyl upholstery, a 360 degree swivel mechanism, and a black powdercoated finish. Contact us for more specific information. Please note that all prices exclude any bulk discounts.