Escape the Typical – Escape Rooms are Hot!

We live in an amazing time when classic literature, movies, folklore, and even video games can be brought to life through new and exciting entertainment attractions. One of the most recent attractions to hit the out-of-home entertainment market is the...

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SpongeBob Metal Coin Chute Replaced to Eliminate Coin Jams

Problem:  I was not overjoyed with my new SpongeBob game even though I had heard and read that this was a top earning game and I was excited when this game arrived. The coins going down each of the two-player position metal coin slide chutes had a tendency, especially...

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How To Handle the Media

News flash! You own a family entertainment center. You’re now on the air. Your quote is in print. Your face and message are memorialized on the internet forever. Are you ready? Many years ago, in our industry, a family entertainment center had been wrongly identified...

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Mini-Golf – Major Decision For Bowling Centers

It can be a solid attraction in the right environment It’s well documented that bowling is a great attraction, and bowling-anchored entertainment centers represent a very successful trend. However, there has never been a cookie-cutter model that works in all markets,...

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Buzz Boyz: A Look at the Tax Law

January 2018 has passed and the economic outlook in the U.S. is still very positive. The stock market is at record highs; 401k’s are up; small, medium, and large sized companies are seeing and anticipating positive growth. In our entertainment sector, we are seeing...

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What’s Hot…And What’s Not –– Part Three

Using Game Trends & New Ideas in Promotions to Heat Up Revenues Let’s start by talking about new equipment. New games are coming out at a pretty fast pace. What I’ve noticed about the manufacturing industry – and the Alpha-Omega Group was just having this debate the...

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What’s Hot…And What’s Not –– Part Two

Trends Shaping the Amusement Industry: A look at Trampoline Parks If we want to talk about trends in the industry, we should first discuss those seven-year cycles that seem to surprise and haunt us simultaneously. Those mangy cycles usually have to do with a new...

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