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U.S. FEC Business “back like an avalanche”

Business in the US FECs industry has “returned like an avalanche”, said Pete Gustafson, vice president of AMOA, the operators’ trade association. Gustafson said in a recent edition of the organisation’s newsletter Loose Change: “From the very first event I attended during show week (Amusement Expo International), the Annual President’s Reception, until the show closed I witnessed an industry roaring back after one of – if not the – worst periods in its history. “If you told me six months ago, [...]

US Operator Opens 16th FEC

It is reported that a new FEC at Pineville, North Carolina, US, named Spare Time will open next month. The location will have bowling, laser tag, escape rooms and a large arcade with F&B facilities on-site. The new location is operated by Spare Time Entertainment and will be the company’s 16th location. The Pineville venue is located in a former sporting goods shop opposite the Carolina Place Mall. It will cover 50,000sq.ft and the bowling facility will have 14 lanes. The game [...]

A New Bahrain Entertainment Center Opens To Welcome Guests

The largest indoor FEC in Bahrain. Funscape World is located in the Dilmunia shopping mall and has four themed areas: Funscape Adventure, Funscape Ice, Funscape Sports and the latest Funscape Play. Mohammed Binduage Al Harifa from the shopping mall said: Bats have raised the standard of indoor entertainment in Bahrain. Very suitable for performances. ” Assistant Life Rebecca Charlotte Arnold said: Today, Play Zone offers a variety of arcade games, surrender towers, roller coasters, bumper cars, halfway games, VR games, videos, voting, [...]

Russia Market Visit – ADG and other Russian companies are making every effort to build new localized family entertainment centers

With the closure of a large number of casinos in Russia in the past few years, many casino stores have been vacated and some of them have been converted into electronic game halls. It is reported that only six districts in Russia still allow the opening of large casinos, and the issuance of casino licenses is decreasing day by day. The large family entertainment centers may become a must-play place for Russians in the future, but with the current situation, [...]

Classic Arcade Game Recreates Childhood Memories

Time goes by, and the years go by. When the children who played arcade games grow up, they are still playing the game. Today arcade games are very hot not only among the children but also among the adults. This fully illustrates that arcade games are no longer the patent of children, even adults can’t stop playing arcade as games are fun, entertaining and exciting. So, sometimes do not be so mean to your child when he/she is enjoying the games. [...]

The Report Estimates That The U.S. FEC Market Is 40.8 billion U.S. dollars

A joint market research report called Redemption and FEC Report valued the US family entertainment market at 40.8 billion U.S. dollars. The report shows that the global FEC market was valued at US$18.9 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow to US$40.8 billion from 2018 to 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 10.2%. The report shows that the driving force will be admission fees and ticket sales, but the largest increase is expected to be catering. The arcade segment of [...]

First-ever Indoor Theme Park Set For Qatar

Qatar’s first-ever indoor theme park – Quest is set to open its doors later this week. Quest is located inside the Doha Oasis project in Mushaireb covering over 25,000 sqm of space for rides, entertainment, F&B as well as retail. The park is divided into three time-dimensions: Oryxville, a portrayal of the ancient Arabian past; the City of Imagination, which focuses on the present; Gravity, which should offer a gateway into a futuristic space age. For the thrill-seekers, Quest has the world’s tallest indoor roller [...]

Good News! Dutch Arcades Reopen

The arcades industry in the Netherlands has got back into business after the long lockdown. The industry faces a limit of 50 people in the location at any time, which is a problem for many bigger locations, but initial reports coming out of the country suggest that the reopening has been successful. Bars, which contain many of the country’s AWP machines have also been reopened, with a 10pm curfew and no more than 4 people at each table – no one may stand [...]

Significant Revenue Contribution From Arcade Game Machines

The arcade game machine is a very important type of machine, accounting for about 20% of the store, and the revenue contribution is also about 20%. The player base is generally young people, and for the current depressed market, the prize nature of the arcade game machine has more or less played a role in stimulating consumption. In the economically developed areas of the country, people’s material enjoyment are greatly satisfied, thus their pursuit of entertainment seems extraordinarily excited, and redemption [...]

UAE FECs Group Hit By Pandemic Downturn

The Majid Al Futtaim Group, a major shopping mall developer headquartered in the UAE, has its own entertainment division, which includes the Magic Planet chain, and the company reported that due to Covid revenue decline. The revenue of MAF, which has 43,000 employees, fell 7% to 8.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, while its revenue fell 19% to 1 billion U.S. dollars. All these figures are suppressed by viruses and lockdown restrictions. The leisure and entertainment sector suffered the most, with [...]

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