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IT's Golden Tee Live Chalks Up Two Millionth Online Competition
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
Incredible Technologies reports that its Golden Tee Live golf simulator passed a new milestone on March 6 when online Prize Play contest No. 2,000,000 was fought out on the virtual Highland Links course...

Coast To Coast's New Laser Alignment System Enhances Ticket Print Production
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The company has upgraded all of its four-color printing presses over the past nine months. The presses are used to produce redemption tickets, made from a virgin paper that virtually eliminates dust...
Author: Nick Montano

Tricorp Wins Gameroom Bid For Dover, NH, Bowling Center
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
Since opening its doors in 1965, Dover Bowl has remained a popular destination for local residents. It offers 32 lanes, including 10 for candlepin bowling, popular in New England and the Canadian Maritimes...
Author: Nick Montano

The Stinger And BMI Announce 2014 Best Of Show Arcade Machine Awards
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The awards program signifies the best of new amusement gaming innovations and applications in 2013, and what's new for 2014. The BOSA series continues to grow with the addition of a new Sports/Physical Games category this year...
Author: by Staff Reporter

NDA Regional Dart Tournaments Wrap Up In Florida
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
Author: AMOA–National Dart Association Press Release

Wells-Gardner Corp.'s 2013 Revenue Is Up 13.3%; VLT Sales Soar
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
Wells-Gardner Electronics Corp. said its net sales for 2013 increased to $57.9 million, or 13.3%, compared with $51.1 million in 2012. Video lottery terminal sales in the fourth quarter were $6.4 million and $21.6 million for the full year, compared to $4.4 million and $6.6 million, respectively, for the fourth quarter and full year 2012...
Author: Nick Montano

Cyber-Currency In State Of Chaos; No Bitcoin-Op In Future?
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The currency's largest exchange, MT Gox, has vanished, along with some 774,000 bitcoins, reportedly worth $409 million in real money...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Game Over For Violent Videogame R&D Tax Credit In Proposed Budget
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The House Ways and Means Committee completed its Tax Reform Act of 2014, and there were some strange bits of ethical pandering thrown into the mix. Among the headline-making highlights, a clause in the new tax bill states, "Preventing makers of violent videogames from qualifying for the R&D tax credit..."
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Harsh Weather Impacts Consumer Spending And Route Operations
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
vending Most hard hit in the coin machine industry were operators in states where consumers are unaccustomed to frigid weather conditions. Not only did the weather keep shoppers out of the malls and off the streets of downtown areas, but it made day-to-day business for operators that much more difficult...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Prosocial Videogames Produce Positive Effects In Young Children
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
ome good news about videogames. A study conducted at Iowa State University showed that prosocial media, which include videogames, positively influence behavior regardless of culture...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Videogame Maker Issues Final 'Megatouch Live' Software Update Enabling Offline Play
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
Besides the offline system conversion, other V3.5.1 features include a free play option, a selectable blue menu "skin" that resembles the familiar Megatouch Ion platform and 15 implementations of classic games...
Author: Nick Montano



Bitcoin ATM Delivers Digital Currency At New Mexico Cigar Bar
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The bitcoin machine is operated by Enchanted Bitcoin and manufactured by Manchester, NH-based Lamassu Inc. It turns users' cash into encrypted currency when they scan a Bitcoin QR code into the machine and insert cash...
Author: Emily Jed

National Dart Association Appoints Three To Board Of Directors
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
Author: Nick Montano

NDA And VNEA Host League SMART 2014 In St. Louis: July 10-12
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
Author: Nick Montano

AMI Entertainment Ships Music Video Upgrade Kit For NGX Jukeboxes
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2014
The upgrade package for AMI's NGX digital jukeboxes allows the operator to connect an NGX jukebox to a nearby television receiver, offering patrons the opportunity to choose from thousands of music videos, as well as their favorite songs from AMI's music library...
Author: Nick Montano

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

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