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Allied Bowling Corp. Meets Industry Needs Large and Small

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Allied Bowling is a new and used capital equipment manufacturer of full-size and mini-bowling products. Specializing in supplying the WOW Factor for new family entertainment centers and bowling lounges, the company is focused on the latest and greatest in energy efficient LED products to enhance the customer experience. From LED lit gutters/capping  and pit lights, […]

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Allied Bowling Corp. Adds Alex Gonzalez to the Team

Allied Bowling Corp. Adds Alex Gonzalez to the Team

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Allied Bowling Corp. has announced the addition of Alex Gonzalez to its team. As one of the top string pinsetter mechanics in the nation, Gonzalez brings 25 years of industry experience as a master mechanic rebuilding and installing pinsetters and scoring. Additionally, Gonzalez will be responsible for technical support, will head up the pinsetter remanufacturing […]

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Sacoa Playcard® Teams Up with Switch® Bowling

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Developer of the Playcard® system, Sacoa has announced the conclusion of an integration project with Switch® Bowling. The Switch® Bowling terminal can now accept credits stored on a customer’s playcard as payment as well as check card balances in real time. It also adds credits to the customer’s card, accepting cash or other forms of […]

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Brooklyn Bowl Hires Brunswick Bowling for London and Vegas Locations

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Brooklyn Bowl has partnered with Brunswick Bowling & Billiards to provide bowling design, equipment and installations for two new venues. The combination of top-notch music, memorable food and bowling was the key to success for the Williamsburg flagship, which opened in 2009. Founders and owners Charley Ryan and Peter Shapiro are looking forward to introducing […]

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Word-of-Mouth Advertising: The Drawbacks

March 1, 2014 No Comments

“You reach a bigger audience when you go outside of your own circle. When you don’t, the size of your audience is limited to people who are already customers.” – Karen Kleber, manager, East Windsor Bowling and Recreation Center “I believe that a customer is more willing to express a bad experience than a good […]

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Paul Jacobs Joins Gold Standard Games/Shelti

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Gold Standard Games/Shelti has announced the appointment of Paul Jacobs to the position of Vice  President, Sales and Marketing.  Jacobs will oversee the sales and marketing of Gold Standard Games’ full line of pool tables, air hockey tables, foosballs and dart machines for both the coin-op and home markets.  Jacobs will be assisted by the […]

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Funovation Adds Guatemala to International Locations

Funovation Adds Guatemala to International Locations

March 1, 2014 No Comments

With the installation of the Laser Maze Challenge® at Divermax inside the SanKris Mall, Funovation is proud to add Guatemala to the list of countries where it is creating smiles. The unique shape of the maze is sure to challenge even the most seasoned player and is even more fun for friends playing together, according […]

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News Flash on Micro Markets

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Betson Enterprises Announces Distribution Agreement with Three Square Market Betson Enterprises, a leading world-wide distributor of coin operated amusement and vending equipment and coin operated parts and service, has announced 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 […]

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Harris Miniature Golf Allows Owners to Offer Fresh Themes

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Whether it’s a prehistoric world full of dinosaurs or a deserted island with shipwrecks and jungle creatures, Harris Miniature Golf builds themed courses that give resort-area owners the edge over their competitors. With a top-quality, landscaped attraction as the foundation, these courses are designed for owners who want to change themes periodically, even for holidays […]

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Wilderness Resort Adds Wild West-inspired Laser Tag Arena

Wilderness Resort Adds Wild West-inspired Laser Tag Arena

February 21, 2014 No Comments

What would the Wild Wild West be like if it had a LASER twist? Wilderness Resort’s newest attractions, an OK Corral-inspired Laser Tag Arena and Deputy Marshall Training-themed Laser Maze Challenge from Funovation, asks just that.  Now visitors can challenge their family and friends to a Western-style Laser Tag “showdown,” and see if they have the […]

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Sponsors

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Art Attack

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Aquaventronics

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Soft Play

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

American Changer

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Cost of Wisconson

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Poly Products

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Brunswick Bowling

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Bulbtronics

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Formula K Raceways

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Rio Syrup

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Laser Star

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Spectrum Sports

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

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.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Max Flight

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

Penny Press

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

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.

Tear Repair

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

Embed

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Knight Equipment

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Perfect Fry

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Store on Wheels

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

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