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After 62 Years, Baton Rouge Bowling Alley Closes on April 1

After 62 Years, Baton Rouge Bowling Alley Closes on April 1

24 Mar, 2021
Baton Rouge's Bowling Alley, Circle Bowl, which has been around for 62 years, will close its doors on April 1st. The bowling alley made their announcement via Facebook, claiming COVID "shutdowns, mandates and other restrictions" as the main reason for the closure.
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Sega's Astro City Mini Confirmed Release for North America and the UK

Sega's Astro City Mini Confirmed Release for North America and the UK

22 Mar, 2021
Release late last year, Sega's Astro City Mini Arcade cabinet is set to be released for North America and the UK. Pre-orders for the mini cabinet open on the 26th of March for $129.99 USD.
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Management Buy Out at SEGA Amusements International Ltd.

Management Buy Out at SEGA Amusements International Ltd.

26 Mar, 2021
SEGA Amusements International Ltd which is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA CORPORATION headquartered in Japan and has been at the core of distribution of amusement games to EMEA and USA markets is being acquired by its management team. Industry veteran, Paul Williams who has been employed by SEGA for 22 years has led a Management Buyout (MBO) of the company.
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Andamiro Retires SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, One of the Industry's Most Successful Card/Pusher Games

Andamiro Retires SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, One of the Industry's Most Successful Card/Pusher Games

1 Apr, 2021
Andamiro USA, a division of South Korea's Andamiro Co. Ltd., announced the official retirement of SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, effective immediately. The final inventory of SpongeBob Pineapple units sold out in March. Parts and service support for the retired amusement machine line will be available for seven years from its retirement date.
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The Lucky Snake, the Largest Arcade Located on the Famous Boardwalk, Celebrates its VIP Opening

The Lucky Snake, the Largest Arcade Located on the Famous Boardwalk, Celebrates its VIP Opening

18 May, 2021
The Lucky Snake, built by Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein, held a VIP opening last weekend for the $7m Lucky Snake. The Lucky Snake is the largest amusement arcade on the US East Coast and has opened at the Showboat Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Lockdowns Start Easing in France

Lockdowns Start Easing in France

20 May, 2021
Lockdowns are being eased in France as bars and restaurants have been given the go ahead to reopen, but only with limited capacity. Groups of six can now eat together in outdoor terrace venues, and the national curfew is being eased from 7pm to 9pm.
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Hollywood Bowl plans to Open 14 New Venues in the UK

Hollywood Bowl plans to Open 14 New Venues in the UK

20 May, 2021
UK tenpin bowling operator Hollywood Bowl plans to open between 14 to 18 new venues, even though it had a huge pre-tax loss in the first half of its financial year to the end of March. It plans to open the new venues by 2024, as well as one of its Puttstars mini-gold outlets.
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Glow Golf Hawaii to Open at Pearlridge Center in Honolulu

Glow Golf Hawaii to Open at Pearlridge Center in Honolulu

31 May, 2021
Glow Golf Hawaii is set to open at the Pearlridge Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The indoor mini-golf course is a glow-in-the-dark course which features interactive holes with complimenting artwork.
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Andamiro USA Relocates HQ from Southern California to Northern Texas

Andamiro USA Relocates HQ from Southern California to Northern Texas

16 Jun, 2021
Andamiro USA Corp., a leading arcade amusement company, is relocating its business operations from Gardena, California, to Irving, Texas. The new Texas-based headquarters and warehouse will be fully operational by late June, before the company's building lease in California ends on June 30.
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Homepin's This is Spinal Tap Pinball Announced as 2nd Title

Homepin's This is Spinal Tap Pinball Announced as 2nd Title

3 Sep, 2021
This is Spinal Tap Pinball has been announced by Homepin as their second pinball release.This is Spinal Tap Pinball, the fully licensed pinball is based on the 1984 Movie, “This is Spinal Tap” a mockumentary about the failing fictitious rock and roll group, Spinal Tap, and their attempts to get back on the top of the charts.
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