Stinger Report 1073

The Stinger Report: Entertainment’s Shifting Paradigm – Part 1

In The Stinger Report # 1073 This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Chicago PAC-MAN Entertainment venue is rebranded by new owner, GENDAR, as developments are revealed in the selling off of the amusement facility business; while SEGA reveals eSports aspirations for ‘Virtua Fighter’ 2. Serious investment is made into eSports business and the new structure of the post-COVID market starts to solidify, while partnerships, mergers and acquisitions take hold. 3. Looking to unitize IP assets seems to be the order of the day, with classic arcade titles making a reappearance,…

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The Stinger Report: Social Entertainment Goes Golfing – part 2

In The Stinger Report #1072 – This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Continuing the exclusive review of the impact that mini-golf’s new-found popularity is having on the international social entertainment scene, with revenues exceeding $1billion. 2. Some of the perfusion of the UK’s new social entertainment mini-golf offerings are covered, such as Swingers, Junkyard Golf Club, and Urban Putt. But also, not forgetting the US interest in the growth of social mini-golf, with venues chains such as Putters and Gutters and Urban Putt. 3. This feature also reveals developments…

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The Stinger Report 1071

The Stinger Report: Social Entertainment Goes Golfing – part 1

In The Stinger Report #1071 – This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Charting the re-emergence in popularity of mini-golf, this feature takes a far-reaching look at the Gamification of the traditional attraction, deploying new technology. 2. Looking at how the concept of Topgolf has played its part in influencing the migration to Gamified mini-golf from the likes of Puttshack, Creative Works, Puttery and Holey Moley, to name but a few. 3. New investment has been driven into looking at the opportunity of social entertainment with a mini-golf flavor, seeing…

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