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AAMA Issues The “Fair Play Pledge” For Redemption Machine Operations

AAMA Issues The “Fair Play Pledge” For Redemption Machine Operations

arcadehero May 5, 2017 17

The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) is not an organization that most gamers are familiar with; as their ‘About’ page states, “The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) is an international non-profit trade organization representing

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Touring Orlando & Dallas Arcades + A Quick Visit To Disney Quest

Touring Orlando & Dallas Arcades + A Quick Visit To Disney Quest

arcadehero March 30, 2017 3

The site has been sort of quiet lately as I have been out and about travelling in the warm state of Florida, then a visit to Dallas for Amusement Expo. Not to mention spending

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Arcade Parts & Game Boards Go Up For Auction in Michigan

Arcade Parts & Game Boards Go Up For Auction in Michigan

arcadehero March 27, 2017 0

It has been a while since we have mentioned an auction of arcade games and/or parts. While arcade games individually or as lots pop up every now and then, it isn’t all the time

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Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern Arcade Industry

Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern Arcade Industry

arcadehero February 17, 2017 2

With a new year and various game releases upon us, it is well past time for a new developer interview. The last time we talked with Eugene Jarvis, CEO of Raw Thrills, it was

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New Arcades Watch – Rupert’s Kids (IN); Barcades For Richmond; D&B Opens In SC; R1USA in GA

New Arcades Watch – Rupert’s Kids (IN); Barcades For Richmond; D&B Opens In SC; R1USA in GA

arcadehero February 13, 2017 0

Time for another look at some new locations that are opening their doors out there! Thanks to Michael L. and George R. for the tips on a couple of these. Rupert’s Kids Arcade Opens

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Industry Passing’s: Masaya Nakamura (Namco); Marvin Yagoda; Dick Hawkins

Industry Passing’s: Masaya Nakamura (Namco); Marvin Yagoda; Dick Hawkins

arcadehero January 30, 2017 0

There have been a few amusement/arcade industry deaths to occur this month, hopefully the families of those affected can find peace through the grieving process. Masaya Nakamura – Various outlets are reporting that Namco

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New Arcades: Lefty’s Alley & Eats (DE); Pasáž (Tel Aviv); Tilt (MN)

New Arcades: Lefty’s Alley & Eats (DE); Pasáž (Tel Aviv); Tilt (MN)

arcadehero January 27, 2017 1

As mentioned in a recent Newsbytes, I have been very busy and unable to scour the net for daily stories…this week was also a little quiet after Monday. That said, we have more locations

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Arcade Expansions: Ground Kontrol (OR); Robot City Games (NY); Boss Battle Games (IN)

Arcade Expansions: Ground Kontrol (OR); Robot City Games (NY); Boss Battle Games (IN)

arcadehero February 19, 2016 1

Stories about new arcade openings are more common to find on the blog here but occasionally a location undertakes a major expansion, which is just as important to any business as opening their doors.

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UPDATE: Bandai Namco NOT Halting Arcade Development

UPDATE: Bandai Namco NOT Halting Arcade Development

arcadehero February 16, 2016 10

We’ve all heard the phrase: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Unfortunately exaggerated death reports of the arcade industry have existed in some form or another since the industry crash back in

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Article: Running An Arcade in 2015

Article: Running An Arcade in 2015

arcadehero September 8, 2015 2

(Thanks to everyone that sent this in) I don’t have a lot that I think I can add to this article entitled “Running An Arcade in 2015” over at Polygon.com – just that it

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Super Arcade Denied A Permit To Operate In the City of Azusa, CA

Super Arcade Denied A Permit To Operate In the City of Azusa, CA

arcadehero June 25, 2015 1

(Thanks to @supcat and @mosesplan on Twitter for the tip) When people ask me for advice on opening an arcade, I try to always point out that you need to look into the laws/rules/regulations/taxes/fees

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Amusement Expo 2015 Preview

Amusement Expo 2015 Preview

arcadehero March 23, 2015 9

It is Vegas week, thanks to the start of Amusement Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, NV starting Wednesday. Since I started my arcade in 2008 I have attended this event annually, with one exception.

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