Wheels in regulated play designed by Joe Richardson, Gaming Studio, Inc.

Gaming Studio, Inc.

Gaming wheel parts compatible with Gaming Studio, Inc. wheel designs.

Note:  Minnesota regards all of the below items as components of "gambling equipment" under Chapter 349.12, Subdivision 18 (b)(6) and therefore themselves restricted.  At this writing, we no longer believe that we can legally sell any of the parts below, including rubber straps, for use with our previously licensed manufactured gaming wheels even if we ran it through a licensed manufacturer or distributor.  The Minnesota Gambling Control Board staff have provided conflicting oral information and we have asked for a written determination.  Until such written determination is obtained, we believe the rubber straps, paddles, race assemblies and other parts must ALL be manufactured by Minnesota licensed gaming manufacturers to be sold in Minnesota.  We note that bingo blower motors, fuses, lights and other such parts are regularly produced and sold without such licenses.  We have made that argument.  Still, until we get written approval we can not risk future prospects in this or other states that might be jeopardized by a charge of violating Minnesota gaming laws.  For us to become a licensed manufacturers would cost an estimated $10,000 or more per year.  Obviously, this level of cost would make the price we would have to charge so ridiculously high that customers would rightly be suspicious of our ethics.  For now - absolutely no Minnesota sales.


Latest (6/17/13) on the above Minnesota problem is that we may be able to supply the parts below to International Gamco who would in turn supply a licensed distributor who would in turn supply an organization in need of the parts.  A Minnesota organizations could give it a try and see if we are able to make that happen -- no promises.

Enclosed bearing race assembly specifically designed and produced for Gaming Studio's 40 inch plus wheels.
Gaming Studio regulated large wheel race assembly.

Race & Bearing Assembly


For the larger Tri-Wheels and Pig Wheels (40 - 42” diameter).  Meant for our 2” diameter center.  It has high-quality bearings pressed in.


The assembly is machined specifically for our large wheels after years of development.  It is what gives our wheels the sweetest spin with a very gradual stop.


We reserve the right to sell this only for use with wheels designed and produced directly by us or through our license.


$185.00 per


Product ID:  RBA-L

Bearing Replacement


We will replace the bearings you have for a Tri-Wheel® or Pig Wheel™ or similar sized wheels and for the Mini-30.


Contact us:  info@gamingstudio.com

Gaming wheel paddle assembly for large wheels 40 inch plus.

Paddle Assembly


Includes hardwood post, rubber strap and paddle.  We used the same assembly for our Mini-30 (18” wheels) and our larger wheels.  Not finished - you may finish accordingly.


We suggest you drill the strap on the post to where works best in your opinion.  Shallow paddle = better spin but longer time in spinning.  Your customers are probably used to exactly where you have it now.


Out bias is wood.  We like that it is recyclable and we most especially like the richer sound of the clack over say, the click or ping.


$18.00 per


 Product ID:  PA-1

Post for holding strap attached to paddle for gaming wheels

Paddle Posts


This is the part that sticks out perpendicular from the wheel mounting post to hold the paddle strap with the paddle.  It is hardwood and unfinished.


3/4” diameter and 4-1/2” long.


$6.00 per


 Product ID:  PP-1

Rubber gaming wheel paddle strap

Paddle Strap


Deep in the land where paddlewheels are made, people get excited and even hot about the rubber straps used to suspend the paddle.  It is one of the most important little items to your wheel.


This is 6” long by 1/2” wide and 1/4” thick - three ply high-quality rubber.  It gives just the right lively, yet serious bounce to our paddles.  Sure, if you’re hanging a ten pound iron ingot to beat those pegs - this will not work so well.  But, for ours ... perfecto.


$3.00 per


 Product ID:  PS-1

Wooden Paddle for gaming wheels
Wooden paddle for gaming wheels shown in scale


2-1/4” long by 1/5” wide and 5/8” deep.  Hardwood unfinished.  Just the right sound to it ---- tuned by our paddle audio engineers.   Comes pre-drilled for strap installation.


$10.00 per


 Product ID:  P-1

Mini-30 Base/Stand

(Not pictured)

18” x 18” base painted black with the mounting hole in the center.


$15.00 per


 Product ID:  M30-B-1

Mini-30 Mounting Post

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1.5” x 3” x 30” high - finished in a natural covering.


$80.00 per


 Product ID:  M30-MP-1

Other Parts


You can try us at info@tri-wheel.com to see if we can meet your needs.  If it is one of our wheels, we can do it.  If it is some other wheel part, we can try.

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Gaming Studio, Inc.  Post Office Box 3112, Fargo, ND  58108-3112


      Contact:  joe@gamingstudio.com          701-388-3266

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