In these troubled times that we hear and see so much about lately, there are some good reasons to head over to your local arcade place which has online enabled games because competition in this arena is starting to heat up. In the latest press release from Incredible Technologies, they are throwing down the gauntlet by making the announcement about increasing the prizes for Silver Strike Bowling online by 50% next year, while keeping the fees for operators unchanged. That’s pretty bold move considering the perceived and real state of the economy, but business is about taking risks and making bold moves, even when the going is tough. According to the release, the typical monthly prize is going to raise from $5000 to $7500 and they are getting rid of the ten $100 weekly winner prizes and are replacing that with one $1000 winner per week. If you feel like you need a ‘bailout’ of sorts, then it looks like online arcade competition gaming is going to be a good place to look for it.
IT’s SSB Sweepstakes press release is after the jump
IT Boosts Monthly Silver Strike Sweepstakes Prizes
Weekly Prize Returns to $1,000 – ITNet Fee Remains Unchanged
(December 18, 2008 – Arlington Heights, IL) Silver Strike Bowling, the amusement industry’s most successful online video game – next to Golden Tee Golf – is entering 2009 on a roll. And to keep the momentum going Incredible Technologies is increasing prizes while keeping fees unchanged.
“The best deal in coin-op just got better,” said Don Pesceone VP of Sales. “For only a nickel a game, operators can participate in the biggest and most exciting sweepstakes in the industry. While other manufacturers are scaling back plans for promotions and contests, we’re doing everything we can to keep our games number-one with players and locations. This is a huge commitment on our part, but we want to make sure our operators know that we’re behind our online initiative one hundred percent.”
Starting in January the typical monthly mega-prize will increase approximately 50% from $5,000 to $7,500. The ten weekly $100 cash prizes will be consolidated into one $1,000 prize.
“Although we had more winners with the $100 prize, it just didn’t generate the excitement that the $1,000 prize did,” said Pesceone. “The return to $1,000 will be a big hit with the players.”
Prize Schedule for the early 2009
January – Silver Strike Bowler’s Club Deluxe Home Edition
February – $7,500 Sears Gift Card
March – $7,500 Best Buy Gift Card
April – $7,500 Home Depot Gift Card
Offline operators are encouraged to call the sales hotline today to purchase an online Bowler’s Club update for $895 or less.
“We make going from offline to online a snap and your players will love you for it,” said Pesceone. “Call today and we’ll get you set up immediately.”
Operators can call the IT Sales Hotline toll-free at 800.262.0323 x 106, or visit www.itsgames.com or www.silverstrikebowling.com for more information.