Budget vs Mid-Range vs High-End Casino Chairs

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budget vs VIP gaming stools

There are so many options available, but what is the difference between casino chairs when comparing Budget, Mid-Range and High-End stools?

Before answering this question, it is important to define what is meant by ‘budget’, ‘mid-range’ and ‘high-end’. Every supplier will have their own definition that is based on their pricing structure. As far as Karo products are concerned, we use the following broad definition:

price table for casino chairs

To understand what is the difference between casino chairs within our ranges, we have created the following comparative table:

FeaturesBudgetMid-RangeHigh-End (VIP)
Backrest typeSmall lower
back support
High backrest,
good support
High backrest with advanced
ergonomic support
Handle on backrestNoYesYes
Moulded FoamSeatSeatBoth seat & backrest
Seat typeStandard, single-shellStandard, double-shellVIP, double-shell
Quick-release seatNoYesYes
PVC protective edgeBackrest onlySeat & backrestSeat & backrest
Base options5-Star & Disc onlyAllAll
Typical applicationsSmall & medium
venues
Medium & large
venues
Medium & large
venues
ExamplesGalaxy
Saturn
Waratah
Platinum
Pegasus
Neptune
Monte Carlo
Gemini
Orion

Before selecting a budget or high-end VIP stool, have you tested various options on your gaming floor and asked your patrons which stool they prefer?

Which is best?

There is no right or wrong answer….it depends on your budget. However, the dollar spend should be weighed up against the following:

  • The comfort you are going to provide to your patrons. A budget chair may not provide the comfort that your patrons demand.
    As recently described by William Sokolic, a more comfortable stool may increase the length of time an average patron spends in your venue, and this can improve the profitability of your gaming room. In other words, a comfortable but more expensive stool, may increase your gaming revenue and pay for itself.
  • The expected life of the stools. Beware of cheap stools that may only last a short time before needing replacement. A better quality, but more expensive stool, may actually save you money in the long-term.
  • How to customise the bar stools for your game room.
  • More information on Karo casino chairs and gaming stools.

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