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July 2014

Hot Off the Press


San Francisco Lifts 1980s Arcade Game Ban

The city of San Francisco, Calif., has conditionally lifted restrictions on arcade games, according to local press reports. City official banned “mechanical amusement devices” in the 1980s.

Members of the board of supervisors are reportedly considering lifting the ban on arcades, removing a limit of 10 games for individual locations and eliminating prohibited zones around schools and playgrounds. Local bars would be able to have one game without any permit and could apply for additional games, the news reports noted. The move comes on the heels of a recent pinball ban repeal in nearby Oakland.


AMI, Alternative Distribution Promote Vinyl Giveaway

AMI Entertainment Network teamed up last month with Alternative Distribution Alliance to give music lovers a chance to win vinyl sets from some of their favorite independent musicians. The giveaway ran through July 28 on AMI’s network of digital jukeboxes and the official AMI Entertainment Network Facebook page.

Alternative Distribution Alliance helps connect some of the world’s favorite independent labels and bands with music-hungry fans the world over. As part of a special promotional giveaway with AMI, five winners will be selected to each receive a bundle of new vinyl releases from a variety of ADA artists, including Nick Waterhouse, Protomartyr, Lee Bains, American Football, de lux, and Pennywise. Entries could be submitted once a day for the duration of the contest.

Entering the giveaway was totally free and could be done by touching the ADA vinyl promotional banner on any participating AMI jukebox, or by visiting AMI on Facebook and selecting the Contest tab.

For more information, visit wwww.amientertainment.com or follow AMI on Facebook or Twitter


Stern Continues to Grow Team

Paul Mandeltort has joined Stern Pinball’s growing sales and marketing team as Director of Parts and Accessories.

Paul comes to Stern from Marco Specialties, a global pinball parts distributor, where he served as VP. Prior to joining Marco, Paul spent five years at National Instruments, an engineering test and measurement firm, as a marketing manager.

Paul graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In his new role, Paul will focus on managing and developing SPI’s after-market parts and accessories business.

Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, produces arcade-quality pinball games. For more information, visit www.stern pinball.com.


Triotech Explores Chocolate Making at Cadbury World

Simulator maker Triotech recently launched Cadbury World’s new 4D Chocolate Adventure. Featuring a 4D immersive cinema experience, the ride takes visitors on an adventurous journey allowing them the opportunity to experience the feeling of diving into a pot of melted Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, riding the Crunchie Rollercoaster and taking to the skies in a Cadbury Creme Egg airship piloted by the Caramel Bunny.

This 4D adventure features Freddo and a whole host of Cadbury characters. Seating 60 visitors, the auditorium offers the full 4D experience including a state-of-the-art production, motion seats, surround sound and surprise special effects.

“Triotech is very proud to have contributed to this attraction. It is fun to be associated with a world-renowned brand such as Cadbury,” said Gabi Salabi, Triotech VP of Business Development. The new 4D Chocolate Adventure opened to the public on June 20.

Based in Bournville, Birmingham, Cadbury World welcomes over 600,000 annual visitors, giving them the chance to explore the magic and making of Cadbury chocolate through its fourteen amazing zones, including the Aztec Jungle and popular Cadabra ride.



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