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2019 – How to Design an Effective Redemption Prize Center

2018 – Reality Check: A Comprehensive Look at Today’s Virtual Reality Attractions and Their Revenue-Generating Potential for the Future

2018 – Cranes: How to Maximize Game Play and Revenues

2018 – Mini-Golf: Major Decision for Bowling Centers

2016 – BPAA Bowling Industry Benchmarking & Operating Ratios Study

2016 – How a 10-Year Old Kid Started a Business & Learned About Capitalism

2015 – Bowling Proprietors May Need to Lighten Up

2015 – Funding Fundamentals for Family Entertainment & Bowling Centers

2015 – Take Charge of Your Game Operations – Get Immediate Revenue Increases

2014 – Rotating Games – What To Do When the ‘Newness’ Wears Off 

2013 – The Business of Bowling Centers Also Being a Family Entertainment Center

2013 – 10 Frames of Gaming Success – Bowling and Arcade Games Have a Lot in Common When It Comes to ‘Averages’ 

2013 – The Optimum Times to Switch Out Games & Attractions

2012 – Colonial Times: Turning a Traditional Center Into and FEC In Five Steps

2012 – The Numbers Game – How to Estimate Your Gaming Costs/Profits

2011 – Valley Becomes a New Alley – Overcoming Financing Obstacle, Valley Center’s Renovation Wows Customers

2011 – Provo Beach Resort – Unique Provo FEC Has Bowling & Everything Else Under the Sun

2011 – A Shining Star in Saginaw – Stardust Lanes

2008 – San Juan Sensation – Puerto Rico’s New Leisure Entertainment Jewel

2008 – Redemption 103 – Case Study: The Bowling Alley at South Shore

2008 – Redemption 102 – Case Study: How One Entertainment Center Tripled Its Game Revenue with Only 1200 sq. ft.

2008 – Redemption 101 – Cash In On Redemption Games – The Easy Way

2019 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 10)HeadPinz Has the Most Efficient Use of Space & Creative Design I’ve Seen Yet

2019 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 9)A Dozen Ways FEC Owners & Managers are Failing Business Management 101

2018 – VR: Tips for Business Startup

2018 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 7)Frank’s Top 20 FEC Attractions and Why

2018 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 6)Frank’s 16-Point Checklist for Evaluating the Top FEC Attractions 

2018 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 5)Bowling Centers and Bowl Expo – Trends & Takeaways

2018 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 4)The Buzz of Virtual Reality and the Fun Center/LBE Business

2018 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 3)Using Game Trends & New Ideas in Promotions to Heat Up Revenues

2017 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 2)Trends Shaping the Amusement Industry: A look at Trampoline Parks

2017 – Frank Talk – What’s Hot…And What’s Not (Part 1)How to Spot the Industry’s Seven-Year Cycles and What You Should Be Doing…

2017 – Frank Talk – The Art of the “Bad” Deal & Industry Myths

2016 – Frank Talk – Maximizing Facility Revenue (Part 5)Offering Food Means You Don’t Leave Money on the Table

2016 – Frank Talk – Maximizing Game Room Revenue (Part 4)Understanding and Setting Win Percentage to Make Money with Cranes

2016 – Frank Talk – Maximizing Game Room Revenue (Part 3) – Growing Profits by Working Together and Being Open to New Ideas

2016 – Frank Talk – Maximizing Game Room Revenue (Part 2) – How to Do It Right and Make More Money (continued)

2016 – Frank Talk – Maximizing Game Room Revenue (Part 1) – How to Do It Right and Make More Money

2015 – Strategies for Family Entertainment Centers to Increase Revenues

2012 – Texas FEC (Bob-O’s) Removes Walls to Redesign Game Room & Doubles Earnings

1987 – How To Operate Arcade Claw Game Machines (Cranes & Prize Games)


09/18/19 Andamiro’s ‘Ticket Man’ Redemption Coin Catcher Serious Game Will Ship Late October

09/17/19 AAMA Elects New President Joe Camarota of Alpha-Omega Amusements & Sales at Industry Gala

09/16/19Lockheed Martin Offering $1.25M Cash for AI Drone Racing Innovation Challenge 

09/13/19 Fortress Esports 27,000 sq. ft. Video Gaming is Coming to Melbourne Australia

09/12/19 Golden Tee 2020 to be Released September 24

09/11/19 ATM Stolen from Hospital by Bold Creative Thief

09/10/19 VRX Conference Organizers Release XR Industry Report – XR is a Combination of VR-AR-MR Technologies

09/09/19 World’s First Escape Room on a Real Plane by Riddle Within Coming to Studio 338 in Greenwich Uk

09/06/19 Crazy Ride (UNIS) – 1st Sit Down Video Driving Ride-Sharing Theme Game – Most Likely will be at IAAPA Expo in November

09/05/19 The Big Expansion Pack for Virtual Rabbids (LAI Games) is Now Available

09/04/19 Virtuix Omni VR Arena Makes Debut at Rockin’ Raceway in Pigeon Forge TN

09/03/19  Location-Based VR Company Nomadic is Expanding to Las Vegas at AREA51 Complex

08/30/19Esports Revenue Predicted to Increase 5 Times from Current $1B to $5B by 2024

08/29/19 – Roller Study Shows Average Trampoline Park Jumper is Age 9 – Averages Can Be Misunderstood

08/28/19Dynamic Designs International Design & Master Plan Architecture Package for Entertainment Centers Now Includes Complete Operations Program

08/27/19Hoop It Up Basketball Themed Redemption Game by ICE is Now Shipping

08/26/19Michigan Coin Machine Operators Assoc. Meets at Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge

08/23/19Face Place Marvel Adventure Lab New Comic Book Content is Automatically Installed!

08/22/19Hologate VR’s ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ is previewing at Gamescom 2019 (Aug 20-24)

08/21/19Bandai Namco Opens New Immersive ‘Mazaria’ VR Venue in Tokyo

08/20/19Surfin’ Surfari / The Big Kahuna Videmption Surfing Game Spotted on Test

08/19/19QubicaAMF is Selected by Main Event as its Exclusive Bowling Equipment and Technology Provider

08/16/19Finally a Great Game for the Street – Andamiro’s Basketball Pro Fun Version

08/15/19Ropes Courses, Inc. & Kalahari Resorts Announce New Collaboration Theme Park Project in Round Rock, TX

08/14/19AAMA 2019 FEC of the Year Award Applications are NOW OPEN TO ALL FEC’s IN THE UNITED STATES

08/13/19Family Fun Companies & Jennison Entertainment Technologies (JET) Merger Announced July 12 + New Updated Press Release

08/11/19Video Games Once Again Falsely Blamed by Media as a Cause for Texas & Ohio Shootings

08/09/19Sega’s ‘Power Roll’ Redemption Game Continues to Roll in Top 10 Revenue Rankings

08/08/19Stern Pinball’s New Star War Pin Has Arrived to Earth’s Atmosphere – Landing Soon!

08/07/19Amusement Products Spin Zone Z Tubeless Bumper Cars Bump Up Revenues at Fun Factor Fun Centre in Kamploops, British Columbia

08/06/19 Chuck E Cheese’s Parent Company CEC Entertainment’s $2 Billion Dollar Merger Deal Collapses

08/05/19 US Teen Wins $3M at Video Game Tournament Fortnite World Cup at Arthur Ashe Stadium NYC

08/02/19Crazy Candy Factory (Blue Monkey Vending) is the World’s 1st ‘Digital’ Sweet Vending Machine

08/01/19 – Raw Thrills Has New Advertising Kits for Both Injustice & Halo

07/31/19 VR & Escape Rooms the New Reality – Kevin Williams Presents a 4-Part Whitepaper

07/30/19 ‘Fast Track to Group Sales Summit’ Presented by Sheryl Bindelglass at D&B New Orleans Sept. 25-26 After IATP Conference

07/29/19The Void VR Star Wars: ‘Secrets of the Empire’ is Now at Minneapolis’ Mall of America

07/26/19ParadropVR is Coming to Malasyis’s Genting Highlands Resort Sky VR Section This Fall

07/25/19EAG International is Set for Jan 14-16, 2020, at London’s Excel – Foundations Entertainment University Will Take Place Jan 16

07/24/19 Triotech 16-Seat XD Theater ‘Le Cinéma Des Pirates’ is Installed in Old Port of Montreal

07/23/19Foundations Entertainment University 2.0 Class #49 Raised the Bar in Education & Value

07/22/19AMOA On the Road & On Campus Programs are Set for October 25-28 at O’Hare Westin

07/19/19Blacklight Attractions Guru Larry Kirchner Gives an Animated Bowl Expo 2019 Interview

07/18/19SAM Billiards Shows Off New Air Hockey & Foosballs Products at Bowl Expo 2019

07/17/19Bowl Expo Big Picture Interview with Randy Thompson BPAA President

07/16/19Chaos Jump VR & Betson Distributor Deal is a ‘Big Deal’

07/15/19 TouchMagix Announced Partnership with Brunswick for “Spark” Experience

07/12/19ICE / SEGA Super Kixx Pro Bubble Soccer Has Animated Scoreboard, Audio Synced to Game, and Customizable National Anthems

07/11/19Capcom’s Biohazard ‘Valiant Raid’ VR 4-Player Resident Evil Series to Debut in Tokyo

07/10/19Namco UK Funscape FEC Debuts ‘Beat Saber’, the Attendant-Free VR Attraction, at it’s Trafford Centre, UK location

07/09/19Bandai Namco Debutes NFLPA Licensed ‘Red Zone Rush’ 4-Player at Bowl Expo 2019 – Provides Opportunity to Win Collectible Trading Cards

07/08/19Bob’s Space Racers ‘Hang Time’ Game is a Real Challenge

07/05/19Spain Legislators Look to Ban Redemption Games But Common Sense Caveat Prevails – No Pull Handles

07/04/19GameWorks Hosts eSports $25,000 Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Showdown Tournament Grand Finals

07/03/19Bowl Expo Wraps Up Another Successful Event – The Future of Bowling is Secure

07/02/19Boxblaster 4-Player ‘Minibox’ Virtual Reality Arean is a Hit at Bowl Expo 2019

07/01/19QubicaAMF Introduces ‘EDGE String’ Low Voltage Pinspotter at Bowl Expo 2019

06/28/19LAI Games ‘Virtual Rabbids’ VR Attraction Surpasses 500 Units Sold Milestone

06/27/19Kingsmen Xperience and Hasbro International Plan ‘Nerf’ FECs in US and Asia Pacific 

06/26/19Funovation ‘Laser Maze Challenge’ Attraction Now Installed in 30 Countries 

06/25/19Sacoa Integrates With All the Bowling Management Systems ~ New Online Charging Module Showcased at Bowl Expo 2019

06/24/19Tesla Cars Now Come With ‘ToyBox’ Where Arcade Video Games Can Be Watched When Car is in ‘Park’ 

06/21/19Foundations Entertainment University ‘Buyer’s Power’ Purchase Program Has $50,000+ in Real Dollar Discounts

06/20/19Play Mechanix, Raw Thrills and ICE Partner to Create ‘Centipede Chaos’ 3-Player Video Redemption Game

06/19/19ESPN to Showcase Golden Tee Golf’s World Championship eSports Event June 21-23, 2019

06/18/19Hologate ‘ World of Tanks’ is 1st 4 vs. 4 VR eSports Tournament ~ Held June 13, 2019

06/17/19Michael Green, Our Industry Brother, Passes at 82

06/14/19‘Reclaim!’ ~ Minority Media’s 1st VR eSports Game Debuts in Chaos Jump Systems

06/13/19Virtuix Omniverse VR eSports Arena is Now at Dave & Buster’s in Austin, TX

06/12/19SEGA Coming to Bowl Expo with a Strong Lineup!

06/11/19Mario Cart Arcade GP VR is Headed to Bandai Namco’s VR Zone Portal in Irvine, CA

06/10/19LAI Games Virtual Rabbids 3 New Software Experiences Debut at Bowl Expo 2019

06/07/19Semnox Parafait Installs all Point-of-Sales (POS) at Sparks Forest Adventure Park, Indonesia

06/06/19VRstudios’ VRcade PowerPlay is the New VR Free-Roaming Arena Experience at Dave & Buster’s Tampa, FL

06/05/19AAMA’s FEC Connect Event Miami Coming to Xtreme Action Park Fort Lauderdale, FL ~ June 18, 2019

06/04/19Esports ‘100 Thieves’ Team Co-Owned by Drake to Raise $25M Bringing Its Own Valuation to $150M!

06/03/19Florida Department of Revenue Wants 7% Sales Tax on ATM Operators Commission Payments

06/01/19Andamiro Now Shipping ‘Basketball Pro’ ~ A Competitive Redemption Game and Also Great for Street Locations

05/30/19Study Reveals Teens in UK Prefer Trampoline Parks & Laser Tag Over Competitive Sports

05/29/19Dave & Buster’s Has New ‘Men in Black Galactic Gateway’ VR Content From VRstudios

05/28/19Foundations Entertainment University is Coming to Chicago, July 16-18 for Full 3-Day Program

05/27/19AMOA & AAMA Extend Amusement Expo International Joint Partnership Agreement! 

05/24/19Philadelphia Zoo’s WildWorks “Sky Trail” (Ropes Courses, Inc.) Makes Its Debut May 7 

05/23/19Sega has a New Redemption Game Release and More Games Coming

05/22/19Betson Northwest Spotlight Show in Portland Oregon is May 23rd

05/21/19IAAPA is Now Accepting Award Entries for 4 Categories

05/17/19Andamiro USA Announces Its First-Ever Equipment Leasing Program

05/16/19Apple Industries’ Allen Weisberg is the New Sunrise Championship Award Winner

05/15/19AMOA Florida Helps Stop Cigarette Machine Ban Amendment

05/14/198 Graduate AMOA Notre Dame Class XVIII Executive Development Program

05/13/19How U.S. Tariffs on China May Affect Amusement Games Industry