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Amusement Arcades – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7993  |  NAICS 713120

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Arcade, Food & Entertainment Complexes  (view report)
Golf Driving Ranges & Family Fun Centers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine
Entertainment Centers Reports

Archived articles included in the FEC reports section cover a variety of topics, including FEC location spotlights, insights from FEC experts, specific entertainment venues (e.g., bowling centers, laser tag facilities, roller skating centers, mini-golf and go-kart facilities, and trampoline parks), and changes in consumer attitudes and behaviors that affect the FEC industry. All articles can be viewed free online.

FEC Network
Amusement Business Articles | Arcade and Indoor Fun Centers

Various resources included in the "Amusement Articles" section provide information on how to start a center, analyzing local market demographics, location and layout considerations, lease space versus buying, getting financing for a facility, selecting indoor playground equipment, designing for profitable birthday parties, and arcade games versus redemption games. All articles can be viewed free online.

Replay Publishing Inc.
RePlay Magazine

Monthly publication provides news and information for the coin-operated amusement device industry, with topics covered primarily focused on developments of interest to manufacturers, distributors, and operators of coin-operated games, jukeboxes, and other amusement attractions at locations ranging from single sites to large-scale family entertainment centers (FECs) and other entertainment venues.

GIA Research
Coin-Operated Amusement Devices
Comprehensive research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with data provided for the U.S. including market estimates and forecasts by type of coin-operated amusement device (e.g., Dance Dance Revolution, arcade, racing type, slot machine) and application (e.g., amusement arcades, casinos, other entertainment venues).

Allied Market Research
Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with information provided for the U.S. including market size and forecasts by visitor demographics, facility size, revenue source (e.g., entry fees/ticket sales, food and beverage, merchandise, advertisements) and application (e.g., arcade, AR/VR gaming zones, physical play activities, skill/competition games).

Amusement Arcades Market Analysis  Search for "713120"

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Amusement Arcades  Search for "713120"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

IAAPA -The Global Association for the Attractions Industry
FEC Benchmark Study

Annual report provides financial and operating benchmark data for family entertainment centers, with topics covered including revenue, expenses, pricing, admissions, and visitor demographics and data broken out by type of facility (e.g., indoor, outdoor, combination), annual attendance, and geographic region (e.g., United States and Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia-Pacific).

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Video Game Arcade

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, mechanical engineer, software engineer, IT support technician, field service technician, retail store manager, and maintenance technician, with employers for which wage data is provided including Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc., CEC Entertainment Inc., and GameWorks Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Amusement Parks and Arcades

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for occupations employed in this sector which includes enterprises that operate video game arcades and game-focused family entertainment centers which typically sell food and beverage products and may also allow customers to reserve a room or the entire facility for private parties and group events.

Business Valuation Resources

Frazier Capital
The Valuation of Amusement Parks & Family Entertainment Center Operations

Comprehensive publication details various factors and valuation methods to be considered in valuing family entertainment centers, with topics addressed in the guide including an overview of the industry, analyzing a company's financial statements, business valuation approaches, and asset valuations for real estate and equipment. Detailed table of contents and selected excerpts are available free online.

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