Intercard has finished up another big installation, this time at Corky’s Gaming Bistro in Grapevine, Texas, the latest venture from Neil Hupfauer, the FEC pioneer behind the Fun Fest and Main Event centers. This newly built location offers a bar, restaurant, 78 classic arcade games, 12 pins, four escape rooms and (capitalizing on the latest trends) 10 axe-throwing lanes.
Hupfauer, was one of the first operators to champion Intercard and used its cashless technology at Fun Fest and Main Event, reported Intercard. The company further explained that their system was chosen for the new venture because it can track individual games played even when they are set up for timed play, as is the case at Corky’s.
Hupfauer said most retro and bar arcades put their games on quarters or free play. “When it’s a free play, the counter doesn’t keep track of the game, so you don’t know which games are being played,” he said. “With Intercard, I can tell which games are popular and I can rotate out the games that are not.”
Hupfauer says the reaction from customers since the August opening has been: “Phenomenal. Just phenomenal.” That’s not surprising for a man who has proved he can pull in customers if they’re looking for fun. In addition to his efforts at the new site, Hupfauer continues to work as the interim COO at Cinergy Entertainment; Cinergy CEO Jeff Benson is a private investor in Corky’s.