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Cover: S&B Prize Express Crane Earns Innovator Award at Boffo Las Vegas Expo
Cineplex Merges With Brady -- Canadian distributor Cineplex Starburst has merged with Brady Distributing, creating a new business in the Southeast, Brady Starburst. Third generation Brady family leader, Jon W. Brady, will oversee the new venture.
Amusement Expo Show Report -- We’ve got full coverage of this spring’s Amusement Expo including booth pictures, factory meetings, trade association news, charitable events like the AMOA Hesch raffle, a report on the full day of seminars, a look at the two co-located events (NBVA and Laser Tag Show), a peak into the nearby Pizza Expo and much more.
AMOA Update -- The national operators association hosted its annual membership meeting during this spring’s Amusement Expo. The group installed new officers, including incoming president Jerry Johnston of Amusement Unlimited in Eugene, Ore., and elected a new class of directors to its board.
Interface About Expo -- We caught up with half a dozen operators to ask them about their best take-aways from the show. Read what they had to say.
Tap TV Trivia Tourneys -- AMI unveiled an innovative, location-based tournament system for Tap TV operators and locations. These competitive events afford location guests the opportunity to turn their trivia expertise into real-world prizes and rewards. Get the full story on this and other new products.
A Whizbang New Flipper -- Stern Pinball and Whizbang Pinball have launched the joint venture flipper game, Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons, which takes players on a journey through the Mellon Family farm. Players score points on the farm operated by the lovely Melony Mellon and her twin sisters while avoiding the wrath of their shotgun-wielding father.
Going Mobile -- A new firm called Rivalfly believes it has found an answer to the vexing question of how to marry on-premise entertainment with the consumer’s increasing focus on mobile entertainment.New Owners at TouchTunes -- A New York-based investment firm, Searchlight Capital Partners, has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in TouchTunes Interactive Networks. TouchTunes' CEO Charles Goldstuck will continue to be a significant shareholder. Get the full story on this and TouchTunes’ new products and service.
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Calendar of Events
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 Jerry Johnston.
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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