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A slightly 'tricky' subject as I am not going to give suggestions but I am in need of suggestions regarding this subject.

What benefit can be offered to a casual atmosphere wine shop at casinos (that don't sell food/meals), the type of wine shop that allows you sit around & drink glasses of wine & socialize?

I know when approaching a restaurant, your 'hook' is to help with the time it may take for an order to be served or a long wait time to be seated.

I would love to get in a wine shop but can not think of any way it could benefit them by having me perform other than to have entertainment in their shop.
Any suggestions?
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Other than offering a unique atmosphere? I couldn't say.

What motivates you to want to be performing in that venue in the first place?
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It all has to do with value, and the benefits you can provide the business. If it a retail business and not a bar atmosphere, then I think you would be shuffling cards more then performing. Unless they have hundreds of customers a night, don't see how this would work.

In this case, you should get a bartender's license and just talk him into hiring you to wait tables, like in a regular bar. If they have a bar, all the better, then you could sell your services as a bartender and magician entertainer.

I would have to guess you are not in the U.S. as liquor licenses in the U.S. are kind of expensive, even just to serve wine.

Is this an established business?

With some thought, I am sure you can create value to the owners.
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I currently do not have a lot of time at the moment, but here are a few ideas to get you started...

Live Entertainment - as you said simply offering live entertainment to bring some life or personality to the venue if applicable

Featured attraction - as something they can offer and promote to enhance customers experience

Product Showcase - using you as a way to showcase or feature a product or daily specials, to move stalled products, etc.

Product Demoing/Sampling - much like a trade show using their products to inform and educate their customers through your entertainment, featuring their products, a way to sample featured products

Added Value - creating added value to the atmosphere and customer experience, also a great way to give away premiums, coupons, discounts, offers, etc.

Brand Promotion - tying in with the wine distributors or brands to offer feature presentations spotlighting their brands, new releases, specials, holiday packages, etc.

We have booked hundreds of these each year with beer, wine, liquor and food brands and venues. Creating added value, promotional opportunity and enhancing the customer experience are all possibilities. Hope this is something to get you going.
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Thanks (to all) for your responses.
The only thing I could come up with (as MindPro suggested) was the live entertainment angle to give "your patrons a magical experience in your shop. You WILL be remembered!"

The motivation behind this is this: the wine shop is at a casino in the northeast US. These are the type of people I would want to perform for, with hopes that they might need entertainment for a corporate event or private party. I was thinking along the lines of having a poster when entering the shop that announced "Magic Wednesdays featuring Magician (me)".

MindPro, hope your consulting sessions are going great! You've helped with your many posts here.
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Most wine shops want to be remembered for the wine, not entertainment. Most casinos don't want people staying away from the tables to see this sort of thing.

I know of several acts in town who did too well at drawing a crowd.

All I am saying is think big picture. While you want to perform for them, the casino would like thenm at the tables.
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Good point, Danny.

Looks like I banged into another brick wall.

I just can't figure a way to get corporate banquets or private party on my time schedule.
Back to the drawing board!
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Seriously, thanks - all comments are appreciated.
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