May the Fourth Be With You – And a T-Shirt Too

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Greetings – and May the Fourth be with you.

GAD is giving away a GAD t shirt on Facebook. Head over and “Like” the Star Wars post for a chance to win! Simple and easy.

And, enjoy the day by playing some Star Wars pinball! (If you don’t have your own yet, GAD can help with a Star Wars Home Edition Pinball by Stern. Or look for the closest location near you to go play – Stern Pinball Locator.)

Omaha Storm Chasers – See You At The Game

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GAD is excited to be a sponsor of the Omaha Storm Chasers. Can’t wait to see all of you at the ballgame!

Watch for our name on the big board – and applaud please.

LIFESTYLE Pinball Hall of Fame offers 25-cent family fun on the Las Vegas Strip, donated $1.2M to charity in 2023

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Fox News has this wonderful Lifestyle piece on the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Read the full article here.


Pinball Hall of Fame offers 25-cent family fun on the Las Vegas Strip, donated $1.2M to charity in 2023

‘Bunch of old hippies who like to raise money’ operate ‘world’s largest pinball collection’

Call it pinball for peace.

The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada offers a step back in game time amid the high-priced neon glitz and schlock of Sin City — and does it all for good causes.

“We’re a bunch of old hippies who are busted and just like to hang out and play pinball and raise money,” the Hall of Fame’s Tim Arnold told Fox News Digital. His title is “director of stuff and things.”

The organization donated $1.2 million to local causes last year, most of it to the Salvation Army, he said.

The Pinball Hall of Fame is Arnold’s 25,000-square foot arcade with 700 classic pinball machines, some dating back to the 1950s.

It’s free to enter, open to families — and games cost just 25 cents to 50 cents to play. The non-profit is staffed by volunteers.


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

GAD is 40!

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GAD is celebrating our 40th year as a small business!

We are so excited to be celebrating our 40th year in business. Over the years we have expanded to three, strong offices in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas City. We sell across 6 states in the Midwest and ship equipment parts all over the US.

Look out for happenings all year to celebrate with us. We’ll be announcing various anniversary celebrations over 2024 – and look forward to celebrations with our customers, vendors and team.

Happy New Year!

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Wishing you a safe and happy New Year’s celebration with lots and lots of pinball….

Happy Holidays – Just More Time to Play Pinball…

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GAD will close early on December 22 for the holiday and will be closed on Monday, December 25.

GAD will be open Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29 with an early closing time.

GAD will be closed Monday, January 1.

Enjoy the holidays with your friends, family and loved ones.


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Happy Thanksgiving!

To give our staff time with their families, to watch football and to play lots of pinball – we are closed Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26.

Enjoy your holiday.

Happy Labor Day!

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GAD offices are closed for Labor Weekend, 9/2-9/4, so our employees can enjoy more pinball with their families.

Celebrating 4th of July

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GAD offices are closed from Friday afternoon, June 30 through Tuesday, July 4th.

If you have questions, please contact us and we will respond on Wednesday, July 5th.

Enjoy your celebrations and play pinball!