First of all I'd like to say, I have no clue if this topic belongs in this forum, or if this topic has no place at all at blackhatworld Allright guys (and maybe girls?), I've had the idea of starting up a LAN café for gaming. I think it's an idea that actually could work out pretty well, but as I wrote in the title, I've got some questions. Do you guys think it could be profitable? There's no LAN café within 50 kilometres(as far as I know), and I'm pretty sure there's more gamers around where I live than I know of (and I know quite alot). I'm pretty unsure about people being willing to pay the estimate I got in mind. to list some pros and cons about having a LAN café in my city. Pros: People being able to play on LAN. (d'uh) You can chill with your mates and finding servers for *insert-random-online-game* will be no problem. Voice communication will be no problem either. (I know from experience it can be a pain in the ass, but I expect to have a VT/TS server for the café). Being able to buy candy, popcorn and soft drinks. (If I keep it open at friday and saturday all through the night, I'm positive I can generate some money, by people just craving something for their sweet tooth). Neutral: I'm new to the whole starting-your-own-business kind of thing, but my dad, mom and my mom's boyfriend, have been, and are very successful entrepeneurs, so there's alot of advice to get from them. Cons: I'm really really unsure if people want to pay the price, as I think LAN café prices in general, are a bit steep. I'm unsure about the size. I want the space I use, to be big enough to hold a gathering of... Approx. 35-50 people(for tournemants and what not), but I'm unsure if I could get enough customers during "regular" days. I wrote this post in a bit of a hurry, so I might be missing (alot) of details that are important. Probably some typos in here as well. Hope you'll be able to give me some insight.