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Cover: The New Dynasty - How Hot Licenses are Making 2014 a Great Year for Raw Thrills & Play Mechanix
Advocacy in Action -- Maryland operators proved the old adage that “you have to make friends before you need them” when they effectively turned back regulations that would have killed redemption. MAMOA laid the groundwork for this victory through years of active advocacy as you’ll read in this month’s news story.
Amusement Expo Sneak Preview -- The game trade will gather next month in Las Vegas for the annual Amusement Expo. This year’s show will feature a daylong education session and two full days of exhibits. The NBVA bulk vending show will be take place side-by-side as it has for the past three years. Get the early line on these events.
Millennial Madness -- Consultant and market analysis guru Randy White provides insight on the much-discussed millennial generation, which includes 80 million Americans, including many amusement customers (not to mention industry management and staff).
Survey Says -- RePlay surveyed close to 100 street operators last month about their concerns as well as their outlook for the future. A majority expressed a positive attitude, but expressed concerns about the economy, a shrinking location base, government regulation and competition from mobile technology.
Future Plans -- Operators responded to our Interface question this month by discussing what they have in mind for the coming year, whether that’s upgrading their route with new equipment or implementing a new route management system.
At Your Service -- Canadian operator John Matheson has been heading up his rural street route since 1974. Today, the company focuses on digital music as well as some games, pool and darts, but John says his key to success is customer service.
In the Zone -- ICE has captured the appeal of a classic Midway attraction by encouraging operators to bank redemption games including 2-Minute Drill, NBA Hoops, ICE Ball and more recently Milk Jug Toss. The newest additions include the carnie-style attraction, Down The Clown, as well as the updated ICE Ball FX.
A Redemption Twofer -- UNIS recently debuted two new redemption titles, Up & Away and Congo Bongo, both of which engage players in dynamic, interactive game play and reward them generously with tickets. Get the full story on these pieces.
Resale Revolution -- Captain’s Auction Warehouse, based in Anaheim, California, is aiming to change the way amusement auctions are conducted by using new technology to conduct live online auctions as well as traditional auction eventsthese pieces.
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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 John Pascaretti.
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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