June 2017

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Breaking News

TRR-FEC Welcomes Three New Advertisers to Our Family

  • Semnox – Providers of integrated IT Solutions World Wide – Debit Card/POS Systems currently serving 1000+ sites with 250+ clients in 40+ countries. Most recently installed in all Chuck E Cheese locations.  Contact for U.S. – Bepin Jose – [email protected].



  • S&B Candy & Toy – manufacturers of unique candy and ticket cranes known for their winner every time ‘game within a crane’ concept and superior prize mixes. Brian Riggles, President. [email protected]. 800-773-0531.



  • Motion Magix – Magix Floor – ‘manufacturers of interactive floor and wall surface projection games/displays/branding and gesture tracking platforms.  Jayesh Kariya, VP Finance & Strategy, [email protected].



  • TouchMagix Americas
    3524 Silverside Rd Suite 35B,
    Wilmington, DE 19810, USA
    Sales Contact: +1 (415) 287 4407 , +1 (805) 388 5996
    Customer Care 24 x 7 No.: +1 (415) 360 0006




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Newest Test Game Arrivals

Check them out in Test Games Spreadsheets (4 Test Locations)

  • ICE Man (Sealy)
  • Jewel Mine (Bay-Tek)



FIVE New Test Games Break the Top 20 List June 2017 out of 79 Games

  • DC Super Heros 4 Pl                Rank #3
  • Space Invader Frenzy              Rank #8
  • ICE Man 2 Pl                            Rank #9
  • Bean Bag Toss                         Rank #13
  • Let’s Bounce                             Rank #18
  • Black Hole Merchandiser         Rank #21



Bowl Expo Took Place June 19-23 in Nashville TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Bowl Expo was a smashing success and ranks in the Top 4 Industry Trade Shows in the US.  For those 1000+ buyers that attended and for those that did not, Yaroslav Sobko and Frank ‘the Crank’ Seninsky have completed 24 YouTube Videos.

Read more  The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - June 2017 Section 2

You can get photos from Bowl Expo 2017 and use it with TRR link and credits.


Alpha-Omega Amusements & Sales is Your One Stop Shop for Everything Related to Amusement Games


Seminars:  BPAA’s Bart Berger and Kelly Bedner put together 15 terrific seminars and here are some of the takeaways that hit home for Frank ‘the Crank’:

Winning Well:  A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results – David Dye:

‘Cultivate to Motivate” – You get minimum results by managing by fear or power control.

Being a ‘user’ or ‘pleaser’ also doesn’t work.  In many cases your top people will leave.

What makes you a rock star manager:  ‘Confidence and humility’.

A Team working together will have 6 times the productivity as each person works from their individual strengths.



Social Media – “Beyond Likes:  How to Use Social Media to Increase Sales” – Justin Emig:

90% of purchases are still retail.


Redemption and Games – ‘How and When Your Games Become an Attraction vs. a Side Item to Your Guests” – Mike Abecassis, Game Time President:

Uses 2 different color debit cards.  One is for regular credit/point play, other is for time play.  Breakdown is 51% of revenues are credit/point play, 45% are time play.  Note that redemption games on time play, players do not receive points.  Result is that video and novelty games receive more play.  Guests get to ‘practice’ playing redemption games and then spend additional money once they feel they have improved their skill.  A very interesting concept.



HR/Productivity – “The Ever-Changing Landscape of the Workplace:  Motivating, Managing & Mentoring Multi-Generations” – Scott Lesnick:

There are now 5 generations in the workplace, some companies have all 5.

Silent Veterans & Traditionalists (born 1922-45)

Baby Boomers (born 1946-64) – 83,000,000

Gen X (born 1965-79) – 60,000,000

Gen Y – also known as Millennials (born 1980-95) – 80,000,000

Gen Z (1996-2010) – Ages 6-20. Have a lot in common with Baby Boomers???

Gen X is ‘sandwiched’ between Boomers and Millennials.  Not a great situation.

Boomers are retiring but many are hanging on and refuse to give up their power.

Gen X and Millennials are leaving jobs at the same rate.  Millennials get bad rap in media.

Millennials like to work standing up rather than sitting at a desk.  Can work sitting on a couch and listening to music.  They love ‘funny’.  Like parents being involved in their life. Like to hear good news first before bad news.


Read more  The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - June 2017 Section 2


IATP First European Trampoline Conference & Show in London, UK

You can get photos from IATP Europe 2017 and use it with TRR link and credits.


Foundations Entertainment University is taking place August 8-10 in Chicago

I still have several FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. Email me ASAP at [email protected]



Birthday University August 23-24 Atlanta

I have a few full scholarships left for this from AEM. Email me ASAP at [email protected]


How to Cheat Claw Machines Video

This is actually quite amusing. I also wonder what percentage of the population would believe this to be true.  Our industry needs to market the truth to the general public.



WHUTZ UP With Our Sponsors?

S&B Candy & Toy

Billiard-Themed Balls For Cranes and Redemption!

S&B Candy and Toy Co. is now carrying an exclusive line of plush 5” round billiard balls. They replicate all 15 balls in a traditional racked billiard or pool set. They are case-packed 5 bags of 15-ct. sets.


Pricing: $1.75 apiece and $131.25 per case (volume pricing is available). These billiard balls really stand out with vibrant colors and are a good replacement for standard plush or knobby balls, especially in bar locations.  (800) 773-0531  www.sandbsales.com.

Meghan Henry

Sales & Marketing Representative

S&B Candy & Toy Co.

(314) 588-7103 – phone

[email protected]



A&A Global

A&A Global’s Best High-End Redemption Products
Erin Roach <[email protected]>
A&A Global Industries is expanding their high-end redemption products section.  “Our product line has evolved based on market demand,” said Redemption Manager Barb Suter. “With our newly designed website, it’s our goal to provide our customers with the very best user experience in the industry, as well as the very best products.”

View all product lines at www.aaglobal.com.

Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC, we offer a full range of consulting services, including early-stage feasibility analysis, business plan development, funding assistance, and conceptual design and layout services.


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United Play Systems (Cheer Amusements)

Manufacturers of quality and reasonably priced softplay, ninja warrior courses, trampoline jump pads and attractions, ropes courses…  Dave Wilson – [email protected] CELL 973-7 69-2083.



Smart Industries

‘The Giant’ – Worlds Largest Ticket Crane

9 ft. W x 9 ft. D x 10.3 ft. H

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New Products & Technologies

The Eyes of an Eagle

This is a video of an eagle’s flight from the top of the world’s tallest building, the 2,715 foot Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, to his handler below. The eagle was fitted with a camera and released from the top of the building. The eagle had no idea where the tiny speck of land was that his handler was standing on or what it looked like among all of the other islands and buildings and people.

Read more  The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - June 2017 Section 2

You can see the eagle looking for his trainer, who is invisible to the human eye and the camera, and then once he spots him, he folds his wings and drops like a bullet straight to his trainer. It is amazing how smooth the flight is, with no camera shake…

Someday soon, humans will have eye implants that provide us with ‘the eyes of an eagle’ – Frank ‘the Crank’.



Tech Tracking Device


Face Place

On Line Crane




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New Parabolic Illuminated Push-Buttons (Alberici)

‘Maybe a way to attract more players to amusement games’ – Frank ‘the Crank’ says.

Alberici is a leading Italian manufacturer of automatic payment systems and accessories.  The company has released two series of Parabolic Illuminated push-buttons called the Halo Parabolic (MY series) and the Spherical Parabolic (MC series).

Key features of these series are a new core and a new plunger, both parabolic. The parabolic structure creates new levels of light reflection and brightness.

Halo Parabolic (MY series) Illuminated push-buttons stand out because of the double luminescent twin contours (Halo effect), which enhance the lines and modern design. The Spherical Parabolic series (MC) stands out due to its spherical shape, spreading even more brightness. These new push-buttons present a large reflective surface, also on side borders.

The MY and MC push-buttons, with an easy and firm snap-in mount, are available in several different shapes. They can host four different sockets, including the zero-degrees miniature socket and the mini electronic one.

Visit the Alberici website to discover more!



Industry Events May-August 2017

Dates Name/Link City/Country Frank ‘the Crank’ Attending/Speaking
8-10 Foundations Entertainment University Chicago, IL ➡ ATTENDING 💡 SPEAKING
22-24 Birthday University Atlanta, GA ➡ ATTENDING 💡 SPEAKING
25-26 Missouri Amusement & Music Operators Association Columbia, MO
13-15 GTI Asia China Expo 2017 Guangzhou, China
13-14 Future Of Immersive Leisure 2017 Las Vegas, NV
19-21 IATP 5th Annual Conference & Trade Show  Palm Springs, CA ➡ ATTENDING
24-28 EAS 2017 Berlin, Germany
2-6 AAMA Annual Meeting & Gala Northbrook, IL ➡ ATTENDING
3-5 G2E 2017 Las Vegas, NV
16-19 WWA Show 2017 West Palm Beach, FL
20-22 China Shanghai Attractions Expo 2017 Shanghai, China
13-17 IAAPA Expo 2017 Orlando, FL