The "OWNERS" were NAMCO of AMERICA. They chose the games to put into the arcade.
I had to keep the 42 games working 100% ,collect the coins every week at 6am, take care of the money/deposits/token tracking & stocking, insane amt of paperwork, ordering prizes / inventory, clean the messes, hire/fire/direct the employees, giving out change, wait 25 minutes for a kid to pick out a 5 ticket toy...etc.
We had a DDR machine, and it didnt do all that well as you people make it sound. Maybe it had to do with the year we had it and a popularity increase as ppl got good at home.. but at the busy mall location when I was there, it wasnt exactly making much money.