Swivel or Swivel-Return mechanism for Gaming Stools?

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Casino chairs and gaming stools, whether fixed-height or gas height adjustable, are available with two types of swivel mechanism, namely swivel-only and swivel-return. Our casino chair ranges can be fitted with the mechanism of your choice.

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Swivel mechanism for fixed-height gaming stools
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Gas height adjustment swivel mechanism

1. Swivel-Only mechanism

The Swivel-Only option will allow the gaming stool to rotate freely about its axis through a full 3600. Whether you prefer stools that are a fixed-height or ones with gas height adjustment*, the swivel-only mechanism is the most popular and cost effective choice.

2. Swivel-Return mechanism

The Swivel-Return mechanism has a ‘spring-back’ feature that will return the seat to a neutral position once the player gets off the stool. For fixed-height stools, the swivel-return mechanism limits the rotation of the seat to 1800.

Casino chairs fitted with a gas height adjustment swivel-return mechanism*, will rotate through a full 3600. In addition to returning to a neutral position when the player gets off the stool, the gas lifter will also extend to it’s maximum height.

Gaming floor neatness

Gaming areas are usually tidy with the stools neatly facing the machines when they are not in use.

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A typical neat gaming floor with all the stools facing the machines

Most casino chairs are free-standing, i.e. they are not attached to the gaming machine. Patrons often move the stools to suit their playing style, play multiple machines, or play with a friend. When they vacate the stool, it is normally left in its ‘last used’ position. This can, and often does, result in an untidy gaming floor. A staff member will then re-position and straighten the stools so that they are once again facing the machines.

Provided the stools have not been moved from their original position, i.e. directly facing the gaming machines, the use of a swivel-return mechanism will improve the neatness of the gaming floor. However, because most gaming stools are free-standing, this is not a common occurrence.
Swivel-Returns are best suited for chairs that are fixed or attached to the gaming machine and cannot be moved by the patrons.

*  Gas height adjustment is not available on 4-legged stools

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