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National Retro Day at GAD

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Not sure what we should do to celebrate tomorrow. So many of our games are throw backs to yesteryear.

  • Play some real retro games like Centipede and Pac Man? Our Classic-cade is in stock and available in either a stand up or cocktail table. What is more 80’s??
  • Watch a classic movies like all the Bonds? Decide which Bond – and Bond girl were the best. Can do while playing the Stern’s new Bond Pinball.
  • Golden Tee is so new while being so retro (celebrating 35 years!). The trackball allows control of the golfers’ swing is the same that was originally introduced in 1989. The newest rendition, Golden Tee PGA, both commercial and home versions are in stock at GAD.
  • Listen to our favorite rock classics while playing Iron Maiden pinball?
  • Darts. Do we need to think more about this is such a classic game. But, the newest G3 Fire games have the latest digital enhancements to make this game even more enjoyable – if we thought that was possible.

While we may think about a dress up day at our offices, we definitely will be celebrating with our favorite games!

And, all our games are available for home, office, and commercial use.

Jaws: so much more than your typical pinball

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your gameroom, Stern unleashed a whole new kind of Shark Week at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with our latest hit game, JAWS! In addition to some incredible press exposure (PolygonIGNMashableInteresting EngineeringGizmodoNPR, and more!), make sure you check out replays of the livestreams with the design team as they tackle the LE and Pro editions in addition to PinTech LIVE with Marco Pinball!

AMI Jukeboxes Marries Music with Music Videos

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AMI Jukeboxes Marries Music with Music Videos to entertain your customers while they enjoy your establishment.

  • When a customer selects a song that has an available music video, the AMI jukebox UI (or AMI Music app UI) suggests upgrading to the video selection.
  • Customers pay a small upcharge for video selections.
  • Selected videos play on the TVs you connect to your AMI Atom Jukebox.
  • AMI’s Music Video On Demand (MVOD) feature grants players access to the full library of more than 35,000 music videos.

Todays customers are multi-screen consumers of content. They are looking for fully immersive experiences to compliment their time spent at your place. The AMI Atom can pull music videos to match the music across all connected screens. This satisfies the needs of everyone in you place – whether or not the games are on other screens. This gives everyone something to enjoy.

Plus, with AMI, the music tracking apps, advertising manager and other digital control features allows you easy control of all your digital music.

GAD knows digital music and how to set it up in your locations.


Stern Pinball Code Updates Links

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Stern is continuously working to update and improve software for our machines.  There are always code updates and bug fixes in various stages of development; Stern will release them upon update completion.

If you would like to join Stern’s mailing list for code updates, please send an e-mail to  If you do encounter any bugs please feel free to provide information to  Get Connected and play!

Code updates and read me files are available at

What’s for Valentine’s Day?

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So much is made of chocolates and flowers – not that these gifts are bad but they don’t tend to last. And, why not think about what everyone wants? More time to play and time to play together.

Golden Tee PGA Home

The newest offering from Golden Tee is the PGA version of their infamous home game machine. This game engages the entire family, testing hand-eye coordination, math skills and strategic thinking.

The Golden Tee PGA Home edition is also the most affordable way to get this type of game console. Designed for longevity with years of perfecting the hardware, and GAD has replacement parts in stock. Golden Tee also has committed to software updates that add features, course and equipment to enhance game play. All as part of your game.


Our Classic-Cade games are the best! Offering over 60+ games that are the best classics. Including Pac Man, Mario, and Centipede – just to name a few!

Classic-Cade games are in stock and available in both a cocktail table version and a stand up game. Both offer team game play abilities.

Best thing about these games – they are an affordable way to get a lot of classic games the everyone loves to play.

The cocktail table does serve as a table while not in play. And the upright version doesn’t require much floor space. Making either choice ideal for every home game room.


What is a better game to play with the family than a rousing game of darts? And, our digital dart games have lots of features including auto scoring, game board flipping and so much more. Plus darts don’t take a lot of floor space – perfect to put in a basement, family room or garage. Anywhere the family gathers and is looking for an active game to play.

GAD has both new and refurbished dart games available. Please check with your closest GAD office for availability.

All our games are available for home or office purchase. GAD delivers, free, in a select geographic region around Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City. Plus we offer various shipping options around the continental US.

Pinball for your Valentine

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GAD has pinball – in stock and ready for delivery, pick up or shipping. What a seriously great gift for the pinhead in your life.

If you are music enthusiasts, Iron Maiden or Foo Fighters could be the answer. A comic fan – Deadpool, Venom, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Avengers are great choices. Movie fan? Jaws, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, or James Bond. Classic fan? Elvira, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Godzilla.

Maybe you want to think about this as a family gift. Depending on the ages of the family, there are lots of great choices. How about Toy Story 4? Cactus Canyon? TMNT? Stranger Things? Lots of great choices!

And, we have many of these games available at our showrooms to come and test before you buy. Call the office closest to you for the pinball games available to play.

Yes, we are open to the public. Yes, we sell games for home use. Yes, we have more than pinball. Think of GAD for digital darts, Golden Tee PGA Home Edition and Classic-cade classic games.

Check out our inventory. Call us to firm the pricing and schedule the arrival of your pinball game. We deliver for free in the geographic areas near our offices in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City.

What are you doing while waiting for the game?

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What are you doing while waiting for the biggest game of the year? Listening to Swift’s latest hits? Watching tennis? Asking everyone for their betting predictions?

Or are you ready for real action? How about a new pinball game? Or Golden Tee PGA? Something your buddies will be envious of and want to come over and check out.

GAD has the best pinball, Golden Tee PGA and darts games available. In stock. Ready to pick up. Seriously fun.

Inventory includes – Jaws, James Bond, Avengers, Godzilla, Foo Fighters, Jurassic Park, Iron Maiden, just to name a few. Check out our online listing. Call us for a full price quote. Arrange delivery, or pick up. All in time for the biggest game of the year.

AMI’s NGX New Mini 3 – With Promotion!

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Choosing a new jukebox to add to your route doesn’t have to be a complicated decision. Today, there are lots of similarities across brands – from great lighting and sound, to mobile integration, to having all the music that matters most.

How is AMI different? That’s easy! AMI generates better profitability with both song AND music video plays, simplifies your life with one set of parts, and provides the same level of friendly and helpful support to all customers, regardless of their size.

Businesses that operate AMI earn more while spending less. Like $500 less with GAD’s Instant Rebate Available Now on the Mini 3 (limited promotion time – call your GAD rep for details.)


The compact NGX Mini 3 gives you great sound, unbeatable music, and dynamic lighting effects to entertain any crowd.
• Connect customers of all ages with the artists and genres they love the most – all searchable through a simple & straightforward menu.
• Offer patrons access to over a million songs stored online, or block the display of artists, songs, or genres that aren’t quite right for your location.
• Kick your jukebox experience into high gear with thousands of music videos that play on one or more connected TVs. (HDMI cable required).
• Change the default language preference from English to Spanish and tap into AMI’s robust collection of Latin American music.
• Tap into hundreds of thousands of fanatic AMI mobile app users. Our app not only allows patrons to play the jukebox, it also allows them to carry unused credits from venue to venue.
• Use AMI Ad Manager to build and schedule your very own ads that display on the jukebox. Choose from one of our ready-made templates or upload an image you’ve already designed.
• Get peace of mind with unbeatable first-in-class tech support. AMI’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can resolve many issues
right over the phone. With an easy-to-use interface, reliable hardware that won’t leave you hanging, and revenue-boosting add-ons like music video, it’s easy to see why the NGX Mini 3 is the right fit for your location.


• HD 18.5″ wide touchscreen display.
• Illuminated frame and dynamic equalizer move to the beat of the music or can be set to the color and brightness of your liking.
• Pascal 1,000 Watt, 2 Channel Amp System.
• Solid-state hard drive pre-installed with selectable music genre collections to fit any type of location.
• Core computer package includes hard drive, motherboard, power supply, and I/O controller.
• Wired and IR wireless remote controls.
• Credit card reader and CPI BA with 700 bill capacity.


AMI Ad Manager lets you transform the upper half of your NGX Mini 3 Jukebox into powerful digital signage. Whether you’re promoting what’s happening right now or what’s coming up soon, there are hundreds of ways to put AMI Ad Manager to work for your business.
• Promote your own products and services – advertise a rewards program, gift cards, seasonal discounts, upcoming events, and more.
• Promote daily and nightly specials! With AMI Ad Manager, you can schedule promotions in advance by selecting the times and dates your ads will display on the jukebox. Best of all, you can create, update and schedule your ads right from your smartphone or tablet via
• Use AMI Ad Manager in combination with Free Play Mode – a payby- the-hour service for venues that lets patrons play music free of charge. Schedule and promote “free jukebox nights” in lieu of karaoke or a DJ.
• Build your online following – promote your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media pages using AMI Ad Manager’s suite of social media templates.
• AMI Ad Manager offers more than 1,700 custom templates to choose from – with everything from general announcements and seasonal promotions to food, wine, and beer lists.


Simply connect your NGX Mini 3 to a television using an HDMI cable – or to multiple TVs using a splitter! Ads scheduled through AMI Ad Manager will appear on TVs connected to your jukebox – allowing you to provide not only a new form of revenue through music video, but also a powerful digital signage solution!


GO BASIC OR GO BIG. Unlike other jukeboxes, the NGX Mini 3 can be configured in endless ways. Find the right custom fit for your business:
• Add music video by taking advantage of the NGX Mini 3’s video ready capability. Simply connect your jukebox to one or more TVs – promote your jukebox, promote your business, and play music videos on television!
• Display your Mini 3 anywhere using the NGX Subwoofer Jukebox Stand (includes adjustable leg levelers and 12″ subwoofer).
• Upgrade your NGX Mini 3 sound system from 2-channel to 4-channel with our Amplifier Upgrade Kit.
• Go wireless with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon Wireless Aircards.
• Add ADA Compliance to your wall-mounted NGX Mini 3 with our new ADA Trackball Kit!
• Double your ability to capture revenue on busy nights with dual CPI bill acceptors (GAD is also an authorized Crane CPI Dealer).


CHICAGO, IL – January, 2024 – The Business Intelligence Group named 11 executives, 47 companies, and 108 products as leaders and winners of the 2024 BIG Innovation Awards. This annual business awards program recognizes organizations, products, and people that are bringing new ideas to life in innovative ways.

“Humanity relies on innovation to improve our lives and the planet,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer, Business Intelligence Group. “We are so proud to reward the products, people and companies helping to improve the lives of so many people.”

Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteered their time and expertise to score submissions.

Congrats to Stern Pinball’s CEO and President, Seth Davis on winning an award in the Entertainment Industry. Through constant innovation and evolution of our pinball product, Stern Pinball continues to lead the charge on connecting people to the ultimate gaming experience…pinball!


About Insider Connected

Insider Connected is a comprehensive technology initiative to connect the universe of Stern pinball machines. The platform is designed to enhance and extend player engagement with the games across both home and commercial environments. It also presents professional operators of the pinball machines a robust set of tools to drive location play, build player loyalty, analyze performance, make adjustments remotely, and maintain the machines.

Registration for Insider Connected is available at Players can also register at a connected game by scanning a registration QR code on the machine. Once a player registers, they are issued a unique QR Code that can be used to identify that player at any connected Stern pinball machine anywhere in the world. When a player scans into the machine, they can track progress, earn new game specific achievements, engage with the player community, and participate in promotions and Challenge Quests.

“Insider Connected is transforming how players interact with pinball machines. Operators are benefiting from new tools that drive repeat play and help maintain games remotely while players can earn special entertainment location badges,” said Seth Davis, President and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc. creates compelling entertainment that inspires a lifetime love of games, sparks passion, forges friendships, and connects people everywhere through fun, innovative, technologically advanced pinball games, and experiences.  Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include JAWS, Venom, Foo Fighters, James Bond 007, Rush, Godzilla, The Mandalorian, Led Zeppelin, Avengers: Infinity Quest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit



AMI Entertainment, proudly introduces its latest innovation—the Atom jukebox. Set to redefine the jukebox landscape, it offers cutting-edge features and unparalleled benefits to elevate the on-premise music experience for all.

Compact and Lightweight: Weighing in at just 33 pounds, the Atom isn’t just a jukebox; it’s a pint-sized powerhouse. Its sleek design and portability redefine expectations, providing a simple one-person install for venues seeking a modern music solution.

Exceptional Value: The Atom goes beyond being a jukebox; it’s a smart investment. Ideal for venues replacing older models, the Atom delivers a cost-effective solution without compromising performance. Step into the future without breaking the bank.

Robust Hardware and Software Features: The Atom’s advanced computer core ensures fast and efficient component swaps, minimizing downtime for seamless music flow. With an intuitive user interface, Ad Manager for digital advertising, and music video capabilities when connected to a TV, the Atom sets new standards in jukebox tech.

For business owners, route operators, and music enthusiasts, the Atom is the undisputed jukebox of choice.

For information and pricing, call GAD.