The New Jersey Amusement Association (NJAA) hosted its annual East Coast Gift & Variety Show in Atlantic City Feb. 21-22, bringing operators from that part of the country in for a sneak peek at what many manufacturers would show in Vegas a week later.
The NJAA was held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City where guests enjoyed speaking with manufacturers about new game releases, while being able to test out the pieces for themselves. The NJAA covers not only coin-op and larger parks, but various segments of the tourism industry, and attendees included owners, partners, managers and buyers, as well as employees of amusement parks, arcades, concessions, piers and restaurants.
The 28th Annual NJAA Scholarship cocktail party was held on the tradeshow floor with great success. This was a chance to unwind and participate in a great social event, reported the association, which added that “vendors reported record buying, predicting to have a great season.”
Echoing that was Betson Enterprises’ Scott Gilmore (director of FEC sales and consulting) who said: “It’s always a pleasure showcasing our latest and greatest games to our shore customers and getting them ready for the upcoming summer season. We feel that the product line up for summer 2018 will be the best yet, and the shore arcades will be very busy with happy customers.”