July 16, 2022

Changing The Game For Ski Resorts Everywhere

Executive Summary

Smugglers’ Notch in Jeffersonville, VT, is a year-round family resort offering hiking, canoeing, kayaking, water parks, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more. In 2017, the resort added a new family entertainment facility, the FunZone 2.0 Family Fun Complex - a one-of-a-kind 26,000 square-foot indoor playground for kids & adults.

Challenges

The resort had dated arcade games that didn’t appeal to their customers. They also did not have a card system, which was difficult for them to track and maintain the machines if any issues arose. Smugglers’ Notch was looking for new games with the latest technology to increase foot traffic in their game room and add additional revenue.

How Betson Helped

Smugglers’ Notch needed to upgrade the games and keep up with current consumer behavior. That meant the resort had replaced paper tickets and coin/cash operated machines with card reader technology. Betson Sales Representative Rick Kirby collaborated with Smugglers’ Notch on planning and designing a game room with the latest, well-earning games that would work for their clientele. Betson also offered consultation on transitioning to cashless payment systems and the equipment that would work best in the location. This new technology will allow the resort to track and maintain the game room easily.

Some of the games that were placed include:

  • Crossy Road (Adrenaline)
  • Big Bass Wheel (Bay Tek Entertainment)
  • NBA Hoops (ICE)
  • Jurassic Park Arcade (Raw Thrills)
  • Face Place Deluxe (Apple Industries)

Results, Return on Investment, and Future Plans

The updated arcade has been doing even better than Smugglers’ Notch could have imagined. With a significant increase in revenue, the arcade became one of the busiest places at the resort.

Smugglers’ Notch plans on keeping their game room updated with the latest trends and possibly expanding to make the arcade even larger to fit more games.

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