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How Pennsylvania Skill Games Are Transforming Small Businesses and Communities

Jun 6, 2024 11:00:00 AM • By Gina Trumm Reinhardt • Posted in More Than A Game


In an era where small businesses face mounting challenges, Pace-O-Matic's skill games emerge as a beacon of hope and opportunity. These games, which blend entertainment with the chance to win up to 105% of plays, are not just about fun—they are about survival, growth, and community revitalization. 

Dave Lauster, owner of Lansdale Amusement Company, has witnessed firsthand the transformative power of skill games. "Pennsylvania skill games have really kind of helped a lot of our locations financially," he shares. "It's been good for them to have that money to fix things up, to create more jobs. They've been hiring people."

Lauster highlights a poignant example—a local ALS club that was on the brink of closure. "They were on the verge of going out of business, closing their doors," he recalls. The revenue generated from skill games not only kept their doors open but revitalized their mission. The club now offers free weekly exercise programs for seniors, using the funds to give back to the community in ways they never thought possible.

Beyond individual establishments, skill games have proven to be a lifeline for community hubs such as fire companies and fraternal organizations. These entities often struggle to secure funding for essential operations and community services. "We've had fire companies that said they've used it for equipment and stuff like that, and it's helped them out a lot," Lauster notes. The infusion of funds has enabled these organizations to continue serving their communities, upgrading their facilities, and ensuring they can respond effectively to emergencies.

The impact extends to legions and fraternal clubs, many of which were facing decline. "It's been a big part to a lot of the legions that we have," Lauster explains. "They've really put money back into the club, fixed it up. A lot of them were just starting to get rundown." The newfound financial stability allows these clubs to not only maintain their operations but also attract younger members, ensuring their legacy and community involvement for future generations.

The ripple effect of skill games on local economies cannot be overstated. By providing a steady stream of revenue, these games enable small businesses to reinvest in their operations, from renovations to new hires. This, in turn, stimulates job creation and economic growth within the community. As businesses thrive, they contribute to the local economy, supporting other businesses and services in the area.

For employees, the benefits are equally significant. The job security and potential for new employment opportunities fostered by the success of skill games contribute to a more stable and prosperous community. Employees feel more secure in their roles, knowing that their employers have a reliable source of additional revenue.

The stories gathered through the "More Than A Game" campaign illustrate a common theme: the power of skill games to foster community engagement and support. Whether it's a fraternal club offering new programs for seniors or a fire company upgrading its equipment, the benefits extend far beyond the individual players. These games create a sense of excitement and community spirit, drawing people together and reinforcing the social fabric of their neighborhoods.

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The Heartwarming Impact of Pennsylvania Skill

Jun 3, 2024 2:29:25 PM • By Gina Trumm Reinhardt • Posted in More Than A Game


In the bustling landscape of small businesses, a quiet revolution is underway, one that’s powered by Pennsylvania Skill games. Chuck Brusco, a representative from Pittsburgh, PA, shares insights into the transformative effect these games have had on local establishments and the broader community.

At first glance, skill games might seem like just another form of entertainment. Yet, delve deeper, and you'll uncover a narrative of empowerment, resilience, and community support. Brusco’s testimony sheds light on the profound impact these games have had, not only on business owners but also on charitable organizations and the fabric of the communities they serve.

For business owners, the introduction of Pennsylvania skill games represents more than just a new source of revenue. Brusco notes that many initially approached these games with skepticism, unsure of their viability. However, the results speak for themselves. Businesses that have embraced skill games have seen a remarkable uptick in their bottom line, with income taxes reflecting a significant increase compared to previous years. It’s a testament to the effectiveness of these games in driving foot traffic and customer engagement.

But the benefits extend far beyond financial gains. Skill games have become a catalyst for community involvement and philanthropy. Brusco highlights how establishments hosting these games have become integral pillars of support for local initiatives and charitable causes. From fire departments to municipal functions, the donations generated through skill games have provided vital resources for various community projects.

Brusco’s poignant anecdote about a golf tournament held in memory of a gentleman’s son, who tragically succumbed to cancer, epitomizes the spirit of compassion and generosity fostered by Pennsylvania skill games. Over the years, the tournament has grown, thanks in part to the contributions from businesses like Brusco’s. The heartfelt support offered by Pennsylvania skill game operators underscores their commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

Moreover, fraternal and veterans organizations have also reaped substantial benefits from skill games. These establishments, often facing financial strain, have found a lifeline in the form of the revenue generated through Pennsylvania skill games. Brusco emphasizes how these games have not only helped keep their doors open but have also enabled them to continue serving their communities effectively. It’s a poignant reminder of the symbiotic relationship between business success and community welfare.

In essence, Pennsylvania skill games represent more than just entertainment; they symbolize hope, resilience, and solidarity. They empower businesses to thrive, enable communities to flourish, and provide a lifeline for those in need. Brusco’s insights paint a compelling picture of the profound positive impact these games have had, underscoring their significance within the fabric of society.

As part of Pace-O-Matic's More Than A Game campaign, stories like Brusco's serve as powerful testimonials to the transformative power of Pennsylvania skill games. They remind us that behind every game is a story of resilience, compassion, and community spirit. So the next time you see a skill game in your local establishment, remember, it’s not just about winning – it’s about making a difference, one play at a time.

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How Skill Games Drive Foot Traffic and Increase Profits

May 30, 2024 10:00:00 AM • By Gina Trumm Reinhardt • Posted in More Than A Game


In the world of small businesses, every innovation counts. It's about finding that extra edge, that unique offering, which not only attracts customers but also adds a little extra revenue to the bottom line. Balwinder Singh, a seasoned franchise owner of 7-Eleven, knows this all too well. In a recent sit-down, he shared how skill games have become a game-changer for his business.

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The Benefits of Skill Games for Businesses, Big or Small

May 23, 2024 10:53:13 AM • By Gina Trumm Reinhardt • Posted in More Than A Game


In the bustling world of small business ownership, every penny counts. For Ashraf Ahmed, a dedicated 7-Eleven franchise owner, the introduction of skill games has been nothing short of a game-changer. Ahmed shared insights into how these skill games have transformed not only his business but also the lives of his employees and the community at large.

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7-Eleven's Winning Formula: Skill Games, Small Business, and Success

May 21, 2024 12:00:00 PM • By Gina Trumm Reinhardt • Posted in More Than A Game


Queen of Virginia Skill games have become a crucial lifeline for small business owners like Adnan Shaikh, who runs two 7-Eleven convenience stores in Dumfries and Woodbridge, Virginia. Adnan shared insights into the transformative impact of skill games on his business and employees.

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