The Georgia Amusement and Music Operators Assn. wrapped up its 2016 meeting & trade show this past weekend (Sept. 9-10) at the Atlanta Marriott. The agenda was packed with different outings and seminars, and initial reports show that the event was a strong success.
“It was a really great show,” said Christina Kaiser of GAMOA. “We had about 215 attendees and 150 exhibitor reps, and those numbers are up from last year. Our show seems to be getting larger every year. We’re outgrowing our current location, which is fortunate and unfortunate at the same time because we’ve had a lot of compliments on the place.”
Seminars focused on Georgia’s unique style of classifying redemption games, which differentiates between Class A games (classic arcade redemption) and Class B games (adult redemption, click here for more info). Folks interested in the Class A side of things worked alongside TrainerTainment during a breakout session on Friday. Both were treated to a presentation by GA Lottery Corp. and Intralot.
The fun continued on Friday with an awards banquet during which AMOA prexy Gaines Butler and Georgia State Representative Alan Powell spoke. A Texas Hold ‘Em and a darts tournament capped off the night with an evening performance from DJ Dano as well.
Saturday started with breakfast and a short seminar on how to avoid penalties and infractions when operating redemption equipment. The trade show then opened so the attendees could see and play the latest games, parts & services.
Benchmark VP of North American Sales Paula Rinker said she enjoyed the event, and that, “Kaiser is to be commended for putting together a truly outstanding show. It’s one of the best run state shows I’ve been to and she’s created a really fun environment.”
Kaiser concluded. “Keep an eye out for next year’s dates. We can’t wait to see everyone again!”
For more information on the GAMOA, click here.