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Issue Date: Vol. 43, No. 11, November 2003, Posted On: 11/18/2003

Nov. 18, 2003: Global VR Bows Conversion Kits; LAI Games To Award Free 'Lighthouse'; TouchTunes Hails 7,000 Units On Location


SAN JOSE, CA -- Conversion kits are now available for "EA Sports PGA Tour Golf Champion Edition," the golf video game from Global VR. Operators can now convert any old equipped with SVGA, EGA and low-resolution CGA monitors, said GVR executives. A kit includes a JAMMA converter board, premium PC used in the dedicated cabinet, trackball, cabinet graphics (including control panel, side panel and marquee, which can be trimmed to fit most standard cabinets), game buttons and game software. The manufacturer and Firestone Financial Corp. are offering operators a choice of either a 13-month 0% loan or a 25-month 8.99% loan on the purchase of five or more conversion kits with tournament hardware. The financing programs are effective Nov. 20 and will remain in place until Feb. 29, 2004. Details can be obtained from GVR distributors or Firestone Financial Corp. at http://www.firestonefinancial.com/ or tel. (800) 851-1001.



LAI Games is giving away a "Lighthouse" merchandiser game to operators in a Lucky Draw sweepstakes. The game will be delivered to the winning operator anywhere in the world for free, stocked with the latest hi-tech prizes, including mobile phones, handheld TVs, CD and MP3 players, walkie-talkies, etc. Operators may enter the Lucky Draw at the IAAPA show in Orlando, FL this week (booth 215) or simply send their contact information (name, city, country, fax number) by e-mail to LuckyDraw@laigames.com.sg. Entries must be received by Dec. 20; all participants will be notified.



MAPLE GROVE, MN -- Chuck Lieninger of CDL Companies, based here, placed TouchTunes jukebox number 7,000 at 152 Club in Albertville, MN, TouchTunes Music Corp. reported. Executives from TouchTunes and Moss Distributing joined the operator and 300 people at an Oct. 30 location party to mark this milestone. In other news, TouchTunes's quarterly financial statement, which was due Nov. 14, is being delayed, according to documents filed Friday with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission.


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