SACOA have announced that industry veteran Chris Vecchione has joined their team to focus on expanding their national and international sales market.

SACOA’s Chief Executive Officer, Sebastian Mochkovsky, said: “I and the entire SACOA family are thrilled to welcome Chris to our company; his years of coin-op distribution, route operations and familiarity with Family Fun Centres make him a perfect fit for our company.

“Chris established his own ‘network’ sales company called MVP NETWORK SALES, LLC that has referral salespeople all over the United States as well as internationally. Chris will not only increase our sales presence but also develop a team to cover every state in the country.”

SACOA is one of the world’s leading suppliers of revenue management systems for the amusement and leisure industries. They have nearly 2,000 installations in around 70 countries all over the globe.

They specialise in creating bespoke applications that enable entertainment facility controllers to manage all aspects of their operations. SACOA’s cashless hardware/software systems have been admired and employed by many clients in the attractions sector, with that popularity growth set to increase under the guidance of Vecchione and Mochkovsky.

The two men have been friends for many years, with Vecchione having closely followed SACOA’s emergence as a world leader in revenue management systems under the leadership of Mochkovsky.



IAAPA Expo 2019 will see cashless technology for the amusement industry specialists Intercard debut its highly anticipated iReader Impulse, a first-of-its-kind hybrid card reader for the amusement industry.

As well as accepting credit cards, the iReader Impulse accepts stored-value play cards, enabling park operators to take advantage of the growing consumer demand to use credit cards for small transactions like game play.

When tested in arcades, the iReader Impulse has been found to increase overall game revenue by as much as 20%. By capturing the business of “impulse” players who only want to play a few quick games, Intercard’s iReader Impulse is the first reader to help operators increase revenue.

With FECs increasingly moving to cashless technology and vetoing coin-operated machines, the trend for impulse players to use cash is becoming rarer. With the iReader Impulse, players can enjoy a similar ease-of-use, without having to download apps or set up a mobile wallet on their devices.

Scott Sherrod, CEO of Intercard, spoke about the demand for such payment technology: “We think the ability to use credit cards right at the reader will revolutionise our industry, allowing proprietors to capture a larger share of impulse play.

“The iReader Impulse is a huge leap forward in game payment because it gives impulse players a quick and easy way to pay while giving proprietors all the benefits of cashless technology,” said Sherrod.

Intercard will be showcasing its state-of-the-art new reader at booth #2206 at IAAPA Expo 2019.