Archive for 2014

GameALERT Reports Bill Changer and Game Problems

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The GameALERT system from Tokens Direct reports what other systems do not, automatically sending alert messages whenever a changer is out of service. The system solves problems caused by, for example, an accidentally unplugged machine. In this scenario, patrons may walk away from the changer rather than reporting a disabled unit to a manager. The […]

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Betson Enterprises Announces Distribution Agreement with Three Square Market

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Betson Enterprises, a leading world-wide distributor of coin-operated amusement and vending equipment and coin-operated parts and service, is proud to announce that a distribution agreement has been reached with Three Square Market, a leading provider and innovator of micro market technology. As an authorized distributor, Betson will market, finance, promote and distribute Three Square micro […]

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Free Computer Monitor with GameALERT® Systems

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Give your floor staff access to a GameALERT dashboard without the need for a new computer. Beginning in 2014, new GameALERT systems from TokensDirect ship with a free computer monitor and keyboard, providing direct access to real-time problem alerts for staff members. For a family entertainment center (FEC) with 30 games and two changers, GameALERT […]

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Street Beat: Sacoa Playcard® Offers Integration to Facebook for Online Sales and Party Booking Applications

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Developer of the Playcard® system, Sacoa has announced the integration of their Online Sales and Party Booking applications to Facebook. Both applications can now be accessed from within a Facebook fan page allowing users to interact with them directly from their Facebook accounts. The 2.0 version of Sacoa’s Online Party Booking application allows users to […]

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LAI Games Now Shipping New Skill-based Color Match Prize Merchandiser

March 1, 2014 No Comments

LAI Games is now shipping the new Color Match prize merchandising game. The highly anticipated game got an enthusiastic reception when it made its debut at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo. Color Match is an innovative video merchandiser, with addictive game play and an intuitive operator menu that makes game setup a breeze. To play […]

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Five Tips for a Blue Ribbon Prize Counter

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Stay in Eyeshot: Keep merchandise in customers’ line of sight. Place children’s items lower and prizes for adults up higher. Make Choices Count. Keep your redemption counter full and stocked with a variety of items. Hang Prizes High. Colorful items are ideal choices to hang from the ceiling to draw customers’ attention to the redemption […]

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Family Entertainment Center Operational Tips
The Redemption Toy and Prize Picture

March 1, 2014 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown Family entertainment centers have a little something for every guest to enjoy, from bowling alleys to driving ranges to go-kart courses, depending on the facility. But playing a few rounds of Skee-ball in the arcade is an ever-popular activity, and after showing off their skills, guests get a handful of tickets […]

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Arcade Game Report
Fun Diversions to Keep Minds and Bodies Moving

March 1, 2014 No Comments

By Alison Levin With technology advancing at lightning-fast speed, at-home gaming systems provide users the opportunity to get lost in a world of alternate reality. The ability to play these games from the comfort of one’s own sofa, forces amusement and vending machine operating companies to have to face a reality of their own: uncovering […]

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Laser Tag: Creative Works Holds Educational Event

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The most recent LaserTAG360 EVENT from Creative Works was held in early February in Indianapolis, Ind. Entrepreneurs and current business owners from all over North America attended the two-day educational session to learn about adding a laser tag attraction to a new or existing entertainment facility. It was the seventh time the company has organized […]

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Laser Tag: Big and Small Changes to Improve the Bottom Line

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The fun of laser tag games is holding steady for customers of all ages nationwide. But each laser tag entertainment arena has their own tips and techniques to improve their bottom line. At Rascals Family Fun Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, Manager Glen Peterson focuses on mainly locally based customers of all ages with his South […]

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Sponsors

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Embed

Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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