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Contactless Operations are proud to showcase the UK’s first contactless table football

Updated: May 26

Contactless Operations is proud to unveil the UK's first contactless payment table football machine, exclusively using the SAM Arena table football. Demand for these products is on the rise, with more and more high-end bars, pubs, and social sites deciding to go cashless.

a green illuminated contactless foosball table football table with arena written on

Why partner with Contactless Operations?

Increased revenue

A major draw of contactless payments is the increased takings made possible by contactless systems. Players can’t run out of cash, so more games are played in an average session when using contactless payments, and it only takes a tap to play again.

The price of play can also be tailored (to the penny is desired) and can be increased or decreased remotely to suit a venue’s demographics. With players not needing to have exact change, it gives another reason to keep playing. Customers are unlikely to bemoan a change in price from £1.75 to £1.95, but the percentage increase in revenue, multiplied over the number of plays in a year, can give real bottom-line advantages to venues.

Cash flow and risk reduction

When taking a contactless gaming table on via revenue share, there is no capital investment or on-going rental agreements. As an operator, Contactless Operations places tables on-site purely under a revenue share model. This keeps vital cash in your business and removes risk, which is particularly helpful in light of the hospitality industry’s recovery from COVID.

It also means that you'll only receive the best service and ongoing standards from a provider just as invested in the upkeep and quality of the gaming machinery. We won't be engaged in a 'race to the bottom' when it comes to standards and quality.

Customer experience and product quality through partnership

Having quality gaming tables on site is a proven way to please the crowds. Happier customers, particularly if they’re engaged in playing games of pool or fancy hanging on for a go at air hockey, are sticky customers. Statistics repeatedly prove that gaming tables improve venue ratings.

Quality is key, though. Poorly manufactured equipment quickly loses its appeal. At Contactless Operations, we exclusively use SAM tables manufactured in Europe. Our pool tables are single slate and built to withstand heavy and constant use from even the most busy commercial environments. Normally, tables of this quality would be an expensive investment, but this cost is removed under the revenue share model.

Consistency also counts. A broken table or one that players don’t want to return to is going to do more harm than good. To ensure quality, under the profit share model, Contactless Operations undertakes an annual maintenance visit to re-level, check mechanics, and ensure ‘good as new’ playability (for pool tables, also fit a new cloth as standard).

We also only use the best accessories – for pool tables, that means Aramith balls, premium cues and all the extras (including wall racks, spare tips, chalk, table brushes and covers) to get you going.


Sticky customers also provide opportunities to increase their take on other on-site products or services, such as food and beverages. For example, pool players will be on-site longer and will typically drink 1.5 additional beverages per person than non-players. At roughly 3 additional drinks sold per pool session, the added value is clear to see.


Contactless payments mean that there’s no longer a need for someone to empty the table and count out the takings. The profits are simply transferred directly by BACS into a bank account, leaving a venue with nothing to do but watch the profits come in.

Venues will also no longer need to provide small changes to players who want to keep playing but only have paper money on them.

Green credentials

Perhaps a surprising one, but with no need for cash collection agents to visit a venue, the carbon footprint of operating a contactless table is lower than that of traditional cash-taking tables. We also recycle all the table cloths with every annual re-clothing.

What’s stopping you?

Visit us online today at or speak to one of the team directly to find out more.

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