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RePlay August 2014Inside RePlay - August 2014

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Cover: Legacy Coin-Operated Distributors -- A New Day Dawns in Coin-Op Distribution at Legacy Coin-Op

bAmusement suppliers continue to flock to the annual Bowl Expo, where members of the bowling trade seek out entertainment-related products and services in hopes of revitalizing revenues. This year’s show also welcomed former President George W. Bush as the featured keynote speaker.

AAMA Chicago Summit -- Leaders of the American Amusement Machine Association are heading to the Chicago suburb of Lisle this month to address industry concerns, hear from a representative of the U.S. Mint and check out new games at the annual Distributor Gala. Read our preview.

Distributor Insights -- A small handful of amusement distributors shared their perspectives on this unique and vital segment of the trade as part of an online survey we conducted last month. Get the inside scoop on the challenges and opportunities of distribution today.

Talking About My Distributor -- Operators Interface this month about their relationship with local distributors, stressing the need for service and the importance of loyalty and relationships.

Speaking Out -- Maryland amusement operators are protesting the potential enactment of redemption regulations by the state lottery commission, which has been tasked with the duty to oversee prize games. The proposed regulations would place onerous burdens on operators, they argue.

The Return of the Mall Arcade -- Florida operator Game Time, which operates large-scale FECs and games on the street, has hit on a new formula for mall game room success. Learn about their experience with this new approach.

Associations in Action -- Operators gathered last month in both Ohio and Minnesota to discuss the state of the industry, plan for state tournaments and other member benefits and hear from their national trade leaders.

Legacy Coin -- The game pros at Legacy Coin are building a strong new edifice on the foundation of their industry experience from their former firm Green Coin. Learn how these savvy tradesters are bringing value to their customers and growing their bottom line in doing so.

The CenterEdge Story -- The POS software pros at CenterEdge got their start developing solutions for their own FEC before offering their in-house innovation to others. Now, the supplier is celebrating a decade of success.



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Cover Story

Editorial: Comments from our Editor Steve White.

Frank Talk by Frank Seninsky of Alpha Omega Amusements, New Jersey.

Hail to the Chief: Our monthly chat with AMOA President Bobby Hogin.

Jersey Jack: Industry veteran Jack Guarnieri of Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc., PinballSales.com and ShuffleAlley.com shares philosophies and ideas for today's industry.

Party Professor: Beth Standlee of TrainerTainment teaches how to make parties stand out with your customers and your bottom line.

Spotlight Special: RePlay focuses on one of the key new pieces of equipment being brought to market.

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