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Sega Adds Two-Player Air Hockey Table To Sonic Arcade Sports Line
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Sega Amusements has added a two-player Sonic-themed air hockey table to its family of Arcade Sports games. The line now includes four pieces...
Author: Nick Montano

AMI's Tap TV 2.0 Release Integrates Social Media, And Adds Promotional Screens, 'Shop' Feature, Extended Hours
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Bar entertainment service from AMI Entertainment uses a location's existing TVs and guests' smartphones to provide free-to-play games. Updated Tap TV Trivia systems let players share experiences on Twitter or Facebook...
Author: Nick Montano

NTN Buzztime Posts Q2 Revenue Loss, Readies On-Demand Trivia Platform
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
NTN Buzztime Inc. reported $5.5 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2013, ended June 30, compared with $6 million for the same period in 2012...
Author: Nick Montano

Myeloma Foundation Lauds Motown's Berry Gordy And TouchTunes' Charles Goldstuck
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will honor music great Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, and the jukebox industry's Charles Goldstuck, chief executive of TouchTunes. Funds raised by the Nov. 9 gala will support development of treatments for the incurable blood cancer...
Author: Nick Montano

Benchmark Unveils Balloon-Popping Redemption Game, Explosive
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Explosive is a visually arresting two-player redemption game that challenges competitors to control the inflation of a balloon in order to pop it at just the right time...
Author: Tim Sanford

Jimmy Buffett's 'Songs from St. Somewhere' Debuts On TouchTunes
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Starting Aug. 20, TouchTunes will debut Buffett’s new album, Songs From St. Somewhere, via Mailboat Records on jukeboxes nationwide. The legendary singer/songwriter's 27th studio album is his first studio release since 2009 [press release]
Author: TouchTunes Press Release

Shaffer Services Turns 25
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
Founded in 1988 as a division of Shaffer Distributing Co., Columbus, OH-based Shaffer Services is celebrating 25 years as a jukebox and games operation...
Author: Nick Montano

More Smartphone Users Stream Songs; Almost All Mobile Listeners Tune In On Their Devices
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
A new study released by eMarketer estimates that one in five Americans will listen to music on their mobile phones by the end of this year. It also predicts that double-digit growth is expected to continue through 2015...
Author: Nick Montano

Gold Standard/Shelti Begins Manufacture Of Novel Dual Pool Tables
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Patented Shelti Dual Pool Tables for the North American market are ready for immediate shipment. The new Dual Pool Table is 93" long and is available in the two familiar Shelti finishes, woodgrain Sovereign Cherry and high-tech Charcoal Matrix...
Author: Nick Montano

Valley Fine-Furniture-Styled Top Cat Broadens Coin-Op Pool Market
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
When Valley Dynamo LP took the wraps off its Top Cat pool table late last year, the look wowed operators. The table, which features solid maple construction, worsted cloth and the luxury look of fine furniture, is eye-catching. It was something new in coin-op, made possible by...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

AAMA's Rick Kirby Issues Stern Warning About Merchandisers, Urges Immediate Self-Policing
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
"We're an industry that often thinks about immediate satisfaction and worries about the consequences later. We need to police ourselves." That stern warning was delivered by Rick Kirby during the American Amusement Machine Association's recent government relations luncheon...
Author: Nick Montano

ESA's 2013 Videogame Survey Finds Nearly Half Of All Gamers Are Women
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
The Entertainment Software Association "2013 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry" reveals interesting facts about today's gamers and the games they play, including...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Long Island's Central Distributing Co. Is Sold
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Central Distributing Co., which specializes in the sale and service of amusement equipment, is being sold. Industry veteran Anthony Russo and son Nicholas are acquiring the Long Island distributorship from owner Ralph Scherillo...
Author: Nick Montano

Sweepstakes Updates: Hearing In NM; Raid In NC; Open In Hayward, CA; New Approach In FL
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
The New Mexico Supreme Court heard a case this week involving Las Cruces businessman Michael T. Vento, who is accused of running a gambling enterprise out of his Internet café...
Author: Nick Montano

Golden Tee LIVE 2014 Will Ship Late September; AwesomeDraw Offers Big Prizes For Early Preorders
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Development of the 25th anniversary edition of the popular video golf franchise is progressing smoothly, and is scheduled for a late September release [press release]
Author: Incredible Technologies Press Release

AAMA Bestows Joe Robbins Award On Bay Tek's Holly Meidl; The Shining Star Is Sondra Doyle
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
The Joe Robbins Award is the American Amusement Machine Association's highest honor, named in memory of the industry pioneer who played a leading role in forming the association in 1981...
Author: Nick Montano

AAMA Elects Sega's Pete Gustafson President
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
The American Amusement Machine Association elected Peter Gustafson as its new president. He succeeds John Margold of AMI Entertainment...
Author: Nick Montano

LAI Games Names Theo Sanders Chief Executive
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Following a two-month search, LAI Games here has selected Theo Sanders as its new chief executive. Sanders succeeds Marshall Ashdown, who is relocating to England to take up the post of LAI's international sales director...
Author: Nick Montano

Sega Launches Double Spin Wheel-Action Ticket Redemption Game
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
As its name suggests, Double Spin incorporates two wheels, one above the other. It's the latest in Sega's expanding line of ticket redemption arcade games...
Author: Nick Montano

Chuck E. Cheese's Q2 Profit Soars, Comparable Store Sales Grow 2.9%
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
Second quarter profit climbed 78% for CEC Entertainment, parent of the famous FEC chain. Profit rose to $7.2 million during the quarter ending June 30, up from $4.1 million during the same period a year ago...
Author: Emily Jed

New Trampoline Park Association Appoints Tracy Sarris Executive VP
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013
The newly formed International Association of Trampoline Parks was incorporated in Pennsylvania in May...
Author: Nick Montano

U.S. Drinkers Divide Between Beer And Wine As Favorite; Younger Consumers Most Likely To Have Shifted Preferences Away From Beer
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
Surprising new data from Gallup show that Americans' taste for beer is declining, compared to wine and hard liquor. In the early 1990s, 71% of the 18-29 cohort preferred beer. Now, only 41% of today's youth cohort says beer is their favorite, as do only 43% of 30 to 49 year olds...
Author:  Jeffrey M. Jones/Gallup

Unis Debuts Funfair Bash Ball-Toss Ticket Redemption Game For Kids
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
As in many traditional ball-centric amusements for which fairs are famous, Funfair Bash rewards success in a number of skills, from hitting targets in motion to striking a specific area of an immobile target...
Author: Tim Sanford

Senior Arcades Are Beginning To Reopen In Florida
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
Some 40 adult arcades have reopened in Florida since the state's new anti-sweepstakes café law forced them to close in mid-April. Arcade operators are complying with the law by offering retrofitted coin-operated gaming devices and restricting prizes...
Author: Nick Montano

UK Distributorship AMG Leisure Tours LAI Games Factory In Jakarta
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013
LAI Games' Indonesia-based factory hosts visit by UK-based amusement distributor AMG Leisure...
Author: Nick Montano

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