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Namco Selects Cash Management Company for New Facility

October 24, 2014 No Comments

Intercard Inc., a company that provides cash management systems for the amusement industry, recently announced that it has been chosen as the debit card provider for an upscale restaurant and entertainment venue being developed by Namco Entertainment, Inc. Named Level 257, the 40,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in January 2015. The new Namco project […]

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TokensDirect to Feature Custom and Standard Tokens with Anti-Microbial Properties in IAAPA Booth 511

October 24, 2014 No Comments

TokensDirect will feature a full line of standard and custom tokens with factory direct pricing and convenience, low minimum order quantities and fast turnaround times in IAAPA booth #511. Laboratory studies show that copper alloys have natural anti-microbial properties.  That could be good news for amusement facility owners, workers and patrons that use tokens. Arcade […]

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Funovation® Announces New Laser Maze Challenge® Installations

October 24, 2014 No Comments

Funovation® has installed its Laser Maze Challenge® at three new Glowgolf locations.  Players can now experience the Laser Maze at the Glowgolf stores in West Des Moines, Iowa, Bloomington, Ind. and Wesley Chapel, Fla.  Funovation® now has 213 Laser Mazes worldwide. (For more information, visit www.funovation.com.)

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Live Oak Bank Provides Financing and New Capital for GameTime Project

October 24, 2014 No Comments

Live Oak Bank, headquartered in Wilmington, N.C., announced that it has funded a multi-million dollar transaction to Florida FEC operator GameTime. The deal involved the refinancing of existing loans and providing 100 percent of the new capital needed to remodel GameTime’s flagship location in South Miami, Fla. “We are committed to making a difference in the […]

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F2FEC Announces Venue for Inaugural Event

October 24, 2014 No Comments

The first F2FEC, a conference for the benefit of entertainment center professionals, will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapitio Cliffs Resort February 24-26, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. F2FEC, an acronym for Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference, is a North American event for the benefit of manufacturers, suppliers and operators under the expansive family entertainment […]

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Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc. (JFTC) and Flagship Carpets to Become One Resource

October 24, 2014 No Comments

Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets, Inc. (JFTC) and Flagship Carpets have announced an alignment of the two companies to become one resource for their customers. “It is something no one has ever done, and we will be able to serve our customers like never before,” said JFTC President Jane Farrell. Farrell and her team will […]

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Adventure Golf Services Announces New Golf Driving Cage

October 24, 2014 No Comments

The GolfCourt® Hitting Bay, a golf driving cage to improve golf skills, is available from Adventure Golf Services. “This is a unique golf design that, when compared to other golf driving cages, has an improved appearance with multiple golfing activities.  The first unit is scheduled for installation on a new cruise ship being launched this […]

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Skin Wars Winner to Represent European Body Art

October 24, 2014 No Comments

With the conclusion of the first season of Skin Wars on GSN, European Body Art would like to congratulate Natalie Fletcher on being the first Skin Wars Champion. Aside from the $100,000 cash prize, Natalie received a deal to represent European Body Art’s brand-new line of iridescent airbrush makeup.

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Intercard Opens New Asia-Pacific Sites

October 24, 2014 No Comments

New Installs to Take Place in Australia and the Philippines Intercard Inc., a leader in cash management solutions for the amusement industry, recently announced new agreements with customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Q Power Station arcade, located in the trendy Makati area of Manila, Philippines, has replaced its cashless system with Intercard’s new iWave Readers, […]

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Walt Disney Imagineer Mike Withers Joins AIMS International Board

Walt Disney Imagineer Mike Withers Joins AIMS International Board

October 24, 2014 No Comments

AIMS International has announced that Michael Withers, vice president of Ride Engineering at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, Calif., has been elected to its board of directors. AIMS International is a non-profit association dedicated to improving amusement Industry safety through its leadership in education. In making the announcement, AIMS Board President Roger Berry said, “Mike […]

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Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

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A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

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S&S Worldwide

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

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European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Poly Products

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Gold Medal Products Co.

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California Portable Dance Floor Company

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Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

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Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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Funovation

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Premier entertainment consultants.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Friedman Group Ins.

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Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

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Omega Carpets

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Castle Golf, Inc.

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Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

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Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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