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Billiard Parlors and Pool Halls

SIC 7999 | NAICS 713990

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  • Major firms and market share
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National Sporting Goods Association
Single Sports Participation Reports: Billiards / Pool
Annual report provides statistical data on total participation, frequency of participation, and participation by age group, household income, and U.S. region, and also includes additional breakdowns by state, life cycle demographics, and cross participation and detailed breakdowns by gender, age, education, household income, market size, region, and ethnicity/race.  Summary description of the report is available free online.

Bowling Centers

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Billiard Congress of America
Information resources available from this organization include:

About The Industry  Select options from drop-down menu
"About The Industry" section includes information on the history of billiards, billiards in the U.S., equipment used, types of play, championship tournaments, and more. All information is available free online.

Industry Trends  Select above title from "Membership" drop-down menu
Industry trends section includes information on overall billiards participation in the U.S.; a summary profile of the most frequent participants in terms of age, income, and region; and also includes a link to the "NSGA Sports Participation in the United States" publication which provides additional data on billiards participation.

BCA Quantitative Membership Study: Room Operators
Membership research study based on interviews of pool room operators provides insights on operational and financial aspects of the business and challenges and issues faced by operators. Summary description of the study can be viewed online; full study is accessible at no charge to members.

BCA Quantitative Membership Study: Billiard Retailers
Membership research study based on interviews of owners of brick-and-mortar stores provides insights on operational and financial aspects of the business and challenges and issues faced by retailers. Summary description of the study can be viewed online; full study is accessible at no charge to members.

BCA Quantitative Consumer Study
Consumer research study conducted through online panel interviews was designed to gauge consumer attitudes toward the game of billiards and provide insights on consumer behavior and purchasing trends across various consumer segments (e.g., pool table owners, active participants, and nonparticipants). Summary description of the study can be viewed online; full study is accessible at no charge to members.

Sporting & Fitness Industry Association
Billiards / Pool Participation Report
Annual report provides data on overall participation trends; breakdowns of participation by frequency, gender, age, income, region, metro area size, and education; number of participants by region; and crossover participation in other activities. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

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  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Billiard Parlors & Pool Halls
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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for amusement and recreation attendants on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

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Billiard Parlors

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