Archive for Industry News

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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Six Tips to Sell More Food

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Get the Picture. Remember that people respond to visual cues. Show pictures of your food choices on big screen TVs and post food posters and photographs throughout the center. Go All Out. Line baskets with wax paper for a fancier look, and make sure paper plates are good quality for food with a higher perceived […]

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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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Sponsors

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Rio Syrup

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Extreme Engineering

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

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.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Tear Repair

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

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.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Art Attack

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

American Changer

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Soft Play

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Laser Star

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Knight Equipment

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Bulbtronics

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Perfect Fry

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

Store on Wheels

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Embed

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Max Flight

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Aquaventronics

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

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.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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