Archive for Industry News

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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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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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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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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Sponsors

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Rio Syrup

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

Poly Products

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Sureshot Redemption

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Spectrum Sports

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Soft Play

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Bulbtronics

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Store on Wheels

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

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.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Art Attack

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Laser Star

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Penny Press

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

American Changer

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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.

Knight Equipment

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Formula K Raceways

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

Aquaventronics

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Extreme Engineering

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

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