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

Laser Star

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Bulbtronics

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Brunswick Bowling

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

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.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Formula K Raceways

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tear Repair

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Rio Syrup

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

Soft Play

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Sureshot Redemption

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Max Flight

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Penny Press

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Knight Equipment

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Store on Wheels

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Aquaventronics

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Art Attack

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

Embed

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Cost of Wisconson

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

American Changer

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

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.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Poly Products

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

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys