Archive for 2014

Food Vending Machine Report
Tips to Sell More Meals, Snacks and Beverages

March 1, 2014 No Comments

By Karen Appold So what’s new on your fair’s menu this year? Expect no end to the popularity of the familiar corn dog. Food vending machines can be a good choice for hurried customers or individuals with few other onsite food choices. How can vending operators boost sales from these devices? Mike Digilio, director of […]

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Today’s Top Trends

March 1, 2014 No Comments

 By Scott C. Borowsky and Frank Seninsky Looking for and tracking the ups, downs and sideways movements of collected information and data can identify what is referred to as a trend or a pattern. A trend is also what is popular at a certain point in time. The following are trends that we have noticed […]

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Spotlight on the Coin-op Industry
A Question and Answer Interview with TRIOTECH

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The coin-op industry remains important for TRIOTECH. It is where the company made its debut and still represents a solid portion of its revenues. Some of the company’s most tenured and loyal customers are in this segment. This is why TRIOTECH is still a member of the key industry associations and attends shows such as […]

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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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Sponsors

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Brunswick Bowling

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Max Flight

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Laser Star

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Rio Syrup

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Formula K Raceways

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

Store on Wheels

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Bulbtronics

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

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.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Perfect Fry

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Spectrum Sports

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

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.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Soft Play

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Poly Products

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

American Changer

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Tear Repair

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Extreme Engineering

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Aquaventronics

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

Penny Press

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys