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.



Jialong Parks, specialists in the chemical industry, specialised equipment, tourism and cultural projects management, and real estate development in China, has signed a Letter of Intent for Dynamic Attractions to provide nine key ride systems to several of China’s newest theme parks.

The formal signing ceremony took place on June 12 in Shanghai at this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia.

The attractions are planned to be installed in Chengdu, Beijing, Qin Huangdao, and Fujian and Hainan, which are currently under development.

The Letter of Intent states the attractions to be ordered, designed, manufactured and commissioned at Jialong Parks over the next few years.

Hao Wang, President and Chief Operating Officer, Dynamic Attractions, spoke about the signing.

“Jialong Parks’ vision for guest entertainment is fresh and exciting. They are focused on Asia’s skyrocketing appetite for entertainment and the expansion of tourism attractions.

“We’re pleased that they have asked us to provide marque attractions at each of their inaugural theme parks across China.

“We are motivated by creating rides that ‘wow’ park operators as much as their guests,” Hao Wang added.

Fu ShuQuan, chairman of the Jialong Tourism Group, said:

“Every Jialong Park is designed to provide exceptional experiences for guests. Our rides and attractions will have a level of sophistication, technology and entertainment that is unlike anything ever seen before in these regions.

“We only want the best in the world for our guests. That is why we are insisting on rides by Dynamic Attractions. We want Dynamic’s iconic, award-winning rides in Jialong Parks’ centerpiece attractions.”

The IAAPA has repeatedly recognised Dynamic Attractions’ new products as being the ‘Best New Product Concept.’

In 2018, the Brass Ring Award was presented to Dynamic’s Dual Power Coaster. In 2017, the accolade was given to the All-Terrain Dark Ride, in 2016 the Motion Theater, and in 2015 the SFX Coaster.