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A Bar Beyond Games: Angelo Zembies' Journey and the Role of Skill Games at Zembies

Jan 18, 2024 12:31:00 PM • By Gina Trumm Reinhardt

At Zembie’s, our skill games aren't merely a form of entertainment; they've become a cornerstone of the bar's resilience, especially during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. Queen Virginia Skill didn't just provide an additional source of revenue; they served as a lifeline for the establishment, ensuring its survival and enabling it to support its dedicated staff.

Amidst economic uncertainties and restrictions, skill games provided stability. Angelo's dedication to his employees was unwavering. He ensured that his staff received the support they needed, including covering rent and making necessary upgrades to the bar. This commitment wasn't just about business; it was a testament to his sense of responsibility towards his team, and a testament to the bar's role in the lives of its employees.


Beyond financial sustenance, Zembie’s' engagement with skill games radiated positivity throughout the community. It was more than just a local bar; it was a communal hub. The donations made to charitable causes like Alzheimer's organizations and UCP underscored the bar's commitment to giving back. Skill games didn't just enrich the bar; they became a catalyst for philanthropy, enabling Zembie’s to contribute meaningfully to causes that resonated with its patrons.


Additionally, skill games at Zembie’s were a testimony to responsible gaming practices. Angelo's adherence to regulations and ensuring that the gaming environment was enjoyable and safe for patrons elevated the bar's reputation. By maintaining an age-restricted policy and providing guidance to customers, Zembie’s created a space where people could engage in recreational gaming responsibly, fostering an atmosphere of trust and reliability.


Furthermore, the positive impact of skill games transcended the financial realm. While they undoubtedly contributed to the bar's bottom line, they also added a new dimension to patrons' experiences. It wasn't just about playing a game; it was about enhancing the overall ambiance. These games provided an avenue for customers to enjoy their time at Zembie’s further, fostering a sense of community and entertainment.


In conclusion, while the conversation between LaVar Arrington and Angelo Zembies showcased the camaraderie and humor at Zembie’s, the positive influence of skill-based games extends far beyond the anecdotes shared. They've been instrumental in sustaining the bar's operations, supporting its employees, fostering a culture of responsible gaming, and enabling philanthropic endeavors. Skill games at Zembie’s are not just about fun; they've become a crucial component in fortifying the establishment's relationship with its patrons and the broader community.


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The above interview reflects experiences from when skill games were previously operating in Virginia. The games have since been disabled in compliance with state law. If you are interested in supporting skill games in Virginia, please visit www.joinvamac.com

Tags: Business Owners, Community, More Than A Game

About The Author: Gina Trumm Reinhardt

Gina Trumm Reinhardt