Interview With Brian Dalmaso of Luxury Gaming Inc.
Luxury Gaming is a premiere Custom Theme Gaming table designer and builder
1. What inspired you to get into the business of creating poker Tables?
My friend (James Bourque, now my lead designer) and I are avid poker players and we first decided to build a table for ourselves about five years ago. My creation was a Vegas theme and his was a simple but classy black and tan table. We designed and built them in my garage and the result was unbelievable! Everyone asked where we bought them. At the time Orange County Choppers was a huge reality TV show and it occurred to me that there are all celebrities, pro athletes, musicians and poker pros at the World Series of Poker in Las Vagas. The world Series of Poker has the largest purse in all of professional sports exceeding 12 million annually. I came up with the idea to make a custom themed poker table company that would cater to the super wealthy. To be effective we decided to only build one of a kind custom themed gaming tables just like they do at O.C.C. but for themed motorcycles. Our tables are hand crafted one-off collector's items.
2 . How long does it take to make a quality poker/gaming table?
The tables average anywhere between 300 to 1000 man hours between design and
3. What sets you apart from your competitors?
No other company in the world has the team of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, craftsmen and designers to pull something like this together. There are other table manufacturers out there that have some customization, but not on the custom level like our team has. Usually the first step is to organize a meeting between the client and our team members to brainstorm on what their passion, goal and vision may be. Then we start the creative process. Take a look at how different the Dropkick murphy's table is from the Red sox table. Everything is custom designed and built and not just purchased parts that we assemble. We also have the connections to receive licensed artwork and signed autographs from celebrities or famous people to raise the value of our tables. Once we build a table there will never be the same table built again making them one of a kind collectors items.
4. What is your favorite table that you have made in the past?
To date, the Dropkick Murphy's table is my favorite because of the interaction with the band. They met us at Boston Logan airport on the way home from their European tour to personally sign the Guitars for the table. We are looking to build a UFC table which is near and dear to me because I train MMA. If we do this then it will be my favorite table to date. I have already met with Randy couture and Dana White on discussions of the build.
5. Who generally buys your tables? What Demographic?
Our demographic is the top .5% of income earners. Our tables start around
6. Are there any special shows that you attend in Vegas etc geared towards