Bay Tek Entertainment brought its new ‘Skee-Ball Carnival’ alley game, an improved version of the classic, to Gibtown FL, the largest carnival trade show in the U.S.
“We received a lot of great interest in the game at the show. This is a brand that’s not going anywhere, in fact, it’s getting stronger, despite it being 110 years old,” said Jeff Hudson, account manager at Bay Tek.
As reported by InterGame, “Since the acquisition in 2016, Bay Tek has been reviving the Skee-Ball brand while purposefully maintaining its original integrity. From a product development standpoint, Bay Tek has made significant improvements to both the quality and service support of all Skee-Ball games. Skee-Ball Carnival is no exception.
“The rail lighting has been enhanced, perfect for night-time operation; the ball-chase LED technology follows the ball up the ramp when thrown, an effect that didn’t exist on the original lanes and it’s now constructed out of durable marine-grade plywood to hold up to the harsh elements faced by carnival operators.
“We made significant changes to the Skee-Ball lane with the carnival market in mind,” said Hudson. “We know durability, dependability and striking aesthetics are crucial to this group, and we made enhancements to address all of those areas. There are a lot of alleys out in the carnival market today that are 30-plus years old. Our customers deserve a quality option to replace them with. And the new alley has been designed to be retrofitted into most existing Skee-Ball trailers, so upgrading shouldn’t be a problem.”
Skee-Ball has been ever-present in the amusement industry and U.S. culture since 1908 and is one of the oldest games in the market today.
Keep the Good Times Rollin’
Since 1908, Skee-Ball has played an important role in American culture as it relates to the amusement industry. The oldest arcade game in today’s market, Skee-Ball has served billions of smiles for over a century and counting. Because of this rich history, the original alley bowler carries with it a heavy amount of nostalgia, bringing up fond memories of simpler times and pure joy. Whether being played during summer vacations on the boardwalk or at traveling carnival shows, Skee-Ball is a sentimental and meaningful game. It’s also cross-generational, unbiased to both age and capability, making it rich in recognition due to its immense popularity. And that popularity continues to rise since the brand was acquired in 2016 by Bay Tek Entertainment.
To Order the carnival alley, contact Jeff Hudson at 610-554-7499 or [email protected] Learn more about the Skee-Ball Carnival by visiting baytekent.com/skee-ball-carnival.
About Bay Tek: Bay Tek Entertainment was founded in 1977 and is a family owned and operated business that is driven to provide fun and profit through innovative entertainment products and services. Headquartered in the heart of the Midwest, Pulaski WI, the Bay Tek team shares one vision of becoming the best in the world at developing and manufacturing entertainment products and services.
Frank ‘the Crank’ Comment: “Skee-Ball has for the past 108 years (when the original alleys were much longer) and continues to hold the industry record for the game with the ‘highest entertainment value’. The entertainment value is so high, that players will even play Skee-Ball if there were no tickets or points awarded. Of course, players will play more to win tickets/points, but that is an honor that few if any other redemption games can boast about. Every entertainment center, space and ceiling height permitting, should have a minimum of 3 alleys, all linked by a bonus jackpot marquee. Skee-Ball is one of the best long-term investments. Learn more about how to place and program Skee-Balls and bring more money to the Bank by attending Foundations Entertainment University.