I have a GB premium and a GOT pro on location, both earn very well compared to my other machines. There is no way I'd do a 50/50 with any location. That's an old rule of thumb when new pins cost less than $4k. It's easily justifiable to ask for more than 50/50, especially if you have superb equipment and you are doing all the work. As far as proprietors saying a table brings in 10k, that's not a good comparison. Pinball's are an attraction even more so today with the lack of locations to play. Pinball attracts customers to play, then to also take part in the other services of the location like food and drinks. Pinball typically brings in a group of people, not just in one person at a time. I would recommend at least two pins at a location, 4 or more is ideal. The more you have, the bigger the groups come in to play. Lastly, you are not going to make any real money routing pins, more or less you will earn enough to pay the deprecated value and a little for your efforts. You'll need other equipment like a touch tunes and or pool tables. I enjoy people getting to experience good pins and I have justification to have more machines.