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On Heels Of Win Stuff Acquisition, Pelican Group Augments National Accounts Management Team
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
Pelican chief executive Richard Scherer explained that the company's acquisition of Win Stuff has substantially expanded Pelican's client base by adding about 40 major clients. Pelican completed its acquisition of Win Stuff Corp., a national operator of skill cranes, in October...
Author: Tim Sanford

EAG International Organizers Hail Enthusiastic Response To 2014 London Expo
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The organizers of this year's European Gaming & Amusement (EAG) International report that the show attracted 5,460 visitors to the ExCeL convention center in London's historic Docklands area. That's a slight increase over last year's turnout of 5,411, reflecting steady growth for the event since EAG's first staging in 2010...
Author: Tim Sanford

Megatouch LLC Relocates To New Facility In Bristol, PA
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The touchscreen videogame company, which announced last month an end to development and production, has moved to a smaller location as it winds down business...
Author: Nick Montano

Wedges/Ledges Develops Solar Power Solution For Amusement Cranes
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Wedges/Ledges of California wants to take cranes where no crane has gone before -- and with solar-power. The concept may be considered as a move toward "green" technology or as liberation from electrical sockets...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Amelia 'Millie' McCarthy Dies At 97
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
McCarthy, who ran Catskill Amusements Inc. (Hurleyville) and Binghamton Amusement Co., was a steadfast advocate on many coin-op legislative issues...
Author: Nick Montano

LAI's New Operator Controls Puts Game Diagnostics Onscreen
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The intuitive menu all but eliminates the need for a user manual, providing easy access to audit and error data, as well as program payouts...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Florida Lottery Changes Proposed; Lawmakers Seek To Relax And Eliminate Gaming Rules Impacting Amusements
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
A state senator wants the Florida Lottery to be placed under a proposed five-member gaming commission that would be appointed by the governor. It's the latest development in Florida's uncertain gambling landscape -- also impacting amusements -- that lawmakers are looking to overhaul...
Author: Nick Montano

UNIS: A Global Games Company On The Move
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
"We're looking at a global market, but North America is the important starting point for us," said Steven Tan, an executive at China's Unis. "It gives us an opportunity to test our new products and work with our distribution partners to collect feedback..."
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Arcade Boxing Game Leaves Chinese Man Paralyzed
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Author: Hank Schlesinger

IN MEMORIAM | Paul Simpson Gies, 51
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Paul Simpson Gies, a former director of the Amusement and Music Operators Association, died on Jan. 16 at the Central Montana Medical Center here. He was 51...
Author: Nick Montano

New Jersey Amusement Association Readies 19th Annual East Coast Expo: Feb. 19-20
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Planetary Pinball And Chicago Gaming Co. Remake Medieval Madness
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Announced in October at Pinball Expo, Medieval's first run of 1,000 games was sold out within hours in advance orders. The remake of the most beloved of all pin games is expected to roll off the Chicago Gaming's production line in the second quarter...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Chuck E. Cheese's Sold To Private Equity Firm; Three Shareholders Sue To Stop Sale
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
CEC Entertainment, the corporate owner of the famous pizza-arcade chain, is being gobbled up by a private equity firm for $1.3 billion. New York City-based Apollo Global Management is paying $54 a share in cash for the company. But not all shareholders approve, and some are suing to stop the sale...
Author: Nick Montano

Stern Pinball Takes Wraps Off Mustang At Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 6
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
At the show's media preview, six brand-new Stern "pro-level" Mustang pinball machines will be on display, along with the new Ford Mustang. Top-ranked competitive pinball player Zach Sharpe will demonstrate the game, establishing benchmark scores and challenging journalists to beat them...
Author: Tim Sanford

BARometer Handbook: On-Premise Beverage Alcohol Consumption Slows; Sales Still Predicted To Increase
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
--press release
Author: BIG Press Release

Expert Predicts Death Of Traditional Mall; Can Amusements And Coin-Op Adapt To New Retail Concepts?
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Real estate expert Rick J. Caruso predicts the demise of shopping malls as we know them within just a few years -- unless the retail industry makes some fundamental and significant changes.


Author: Hank Schlesinger

Photobooth Volume Swings Up In Record Photo-Me First Half
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Photo-Me's vending operations comprise mostly photobooths, along with digital printing kiosks, photobook makers, amusement machines (kiddie rides in the UK) and business service equipment, as well as its new laundry machines...
Author: Emily Jed

America's Incredible Pizza Pacts BMI For Upgrade To FEC In Missouri

Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Author: Tim Sanford

New Direct-To-Location Jukebox Program Sparks Alarm Among Operators
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Direct location sales have been hot topics for the jukebox industry in recent years. At least two operators have lost locations after their accounts purchased used TouchTunes boxes from a Michigan-based reseller...
Author: Nick Montano

Coast To Coast Rolls Out New Candy Street Prize-Every-Time Crane
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
The new crane machine stands 70" high and has a footprint 24" wide by 32" deep. It is supplied with a modern-style backlit topper and extended top cutout sign, and features a candy scoop claw...
Author: Tim Sanford

UltraCade Founder Gets 2 Years In Prison; David Foley Conspired To Commit Mail, Wire And Bank Fraud
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
UltraCade Technologies' founder was sentenced to two years in federal prison for secretly making and selling arcade videogame software for his own profit after selling the rights to those games to Global VR...
Author: Nick Montano

Next Week's California Spotlight Show Will Host Over Two Dozen Exhibitors; Booth Space Is Still Available
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Author: Nick Montano

Golden Tee LIVE 2014 Free Equipment Weekend: The 'Bottomless Bag' Promotion Runs Jan. 24-27
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
--press release
Author: IT Press Release

AMOA Beefs Up State Support With Rebate Program And START Resources
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
The Amusement and Music Operators Association is bolstering its outreach initiatives aimed at state coin machine associations. The programs will be introduced formally at the AMOA Council of Affiliated States Meeting in early February in Tampa, FL...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Investor Brings Funds To Jersey Jack Pinball Inc.; Could It Become A $20M Company?
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2014
Jersey Jack Pinball Inc. said it has entered into an equity partnership with an investment firm identified only as JDA. The up-and-coming pinball machine manufacturer said the partnership will provide means to fund multiple game platforms, allow it to expand into related technologies and markets, and attract "deeper management" resources...
Author: Nick Montano

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