ICYMI: This week’s headlines…
Our usual almanac of this week’s news from the industry’s only independent daily news service.
FEC: Cineplex revamps Playdium brand
Canadian cinema chain Cineplex is moving into the entertainment centre market with its new Playdium brand concept.
OPENINGS: New Flip Out arriving in Somerset
Flip Out Somerset will officially open to the public on Saturday, October 7th, at 10am.
FECs: Funtopia continues franchise expansion
A second Australian Funtopia has opened in Maribyrnong as part of the brand’s ongoing international franchise expansion.
ARCADES: Bandai deal creates Pac-Man VGM….
Gamblit Gaming has entered into a strategic partnership with Bandai Namco to launch Pac-Man Battle Casino.
….as GameCo strikes Caesars deal for new VGM games
GameCo, creator of the new genre of skill-based, Video Game Gambling Machines is launching its new arcade-style games through the Caesars Entertainments’ portfolio of properties.
ATTRACTIONS: Foxnext hires former Disney exec
FoxNext has hired former Disney exec Marc Zachary as senior vice president of Business Development to boost its location-based attraction division, FoxNext Destinations.
FEC: Funovation readies for Halloween
Funovation’s Laser Maze Challenge with Beam Buster is getting a halloween makeover.
PARKS: Merlin about to dive in on Seaworld?
According to the Financial Times, Merlin Entertainments has approached US-based SeaWorld about a possible acquisition deal.