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New Pinball at GAD

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Do you have what it takes to save the day? Cactus Canyon Remake puts you in the game as the future lawman of the old west town of Cactus Canyon. Save the town bank from a robbery, show off your skills as an expert marksman, even tame wild broncos and don’t forget to save Polly Peril from the train!

Cactus Canyon is the fourth game in the exciting line of remakes of the greatest Bally/Williams pinball machines.

Cactus Canyon features expanded game rules, new display art and new sounds all of which are exclusive to Cactus Canyon Remake. All new full-color display artwork, re-imagined within the framework of the original Williams display artwork at four times the resolution. Thousands of frames have been painstakingly animated to create a display that features full color and four times the number of dots as the original Williams game.

Both models feature Chicago Gaming’s 19-¼” XL Color Display which has twice the viewing area of the display utilized in the original game. Modern Electronics, LED lighting, and today’s manufacturing technology help deliver a game experience that exceeds expectations.

GAD’s order of Cactus SE and SE+ are in production. Pre-orders are encouraged as supply chain shortages continue to make inventory more and more difficult. Contact us to learn expected delivery dates on the games you are interested in.

Current Stern Pinball Code Updates

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Stern Pinball is continuously working to update and improve software for Stern pinball machines.  There are always code updates and bug fixes in various stages of development; these 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 [email protected].  If you do encounter any bugs please feel free to provide information to [email protected].  Get Connected and play! https://insider.sternpinball.com/

Current Stern code versions:

  • Godzilla – For all Godzilla owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.85).
  • The Mandalorian – For all The Mandalorian owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.01).
  • Aerosmith – For all Aerosmith owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.10).
  • Black Knight: Sword of Rage – For all Black Knight owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.12).
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – For all Guardians of the Galaxy owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.09).
  • Led Zeppelin – For all Led Zeppelin owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.12).
  • The Beatles – For all Beatles owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.20).
  • The Munsters – For all Munsters owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.10).
  • Stranger Things – For all Stranger Things owners, please update your game to the latest code (v1.05).

If you run into code installation issues, not sure how to install Insider Connected, have a hardware parts issue or have questions on your specific Stern Pinball machine you purchased at GAD, call us for support. If you live in any of the states we cover – Nebraska, Kansas City, Missouri, Iowa and South Dakota – call us and we’ll help.

Updating Family Game Night May Save Your Sanity

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Spending more family time sounded like a great idea – 2 years ago. But as COVID drags on, it’s time to up your game night!

Break Up the Boredom and Up Your Game Night

While video games on the TV  can be fun, they generally don’t engage the entire family. Why not change your gaming to match your family dynamic?

Here are a few suggestions:

Table Classic-Cade

This is the perfect family game for all ages, genders and skill levels. Included in the Classic-Cade are over 60 classic games. And – you can set to play solo, one-against-one or as a team. Gathering around the Classic-Cade table version is fun for the whole family!

Games include: Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Mario Bros, Centipede, Galaga, Pong and so many more!

The Classic-Cade comes available in a table or console version. Choose the configuration right for your game room.



Pinball is the ultimate, classic game.

Choose from titles like Star Wars Comic Pin, Jurassic Park Pin and TMNT for younger audiences. Check out Godzilla, The Mandalorian and Avengers for a junior high school age audience. And, consider Rush, Led Zeppelin and Guns ‘N Roses  for teenagers. Of course, for adults just pick your favorite band, movie or comic hero! We have pinball to satisfy all your family game fun.

Ask us about connecting your Pinball game to the internet. Stern’s new Insider Connected allows games to be interconnected for play across the internet, new features and chances to win fun prizes. Jersey Jack pinball is also connected for tournament play or cross play with your friends.

Golden Tee

 Golden Tee Home Edition was designed after the worldwide hit game Golden Tee. It is built for home and made for free play. 

The Home Edition comes programmed with unique and imaginative courses, game play with real time rivals like John Daly, and lots of customization options. 

Stay connected with friends and family remotely! With an internet connection – not only can you compete in online tournaments, but you can create your own private contests. Pick the players—between two and 100(!!!)—select the course, the stakes (yes, you can play for money if your state allows it) and control everything about this specific content. Play your buddy in Albuquerque from the comfort of your man cave. You can create it all on the GT Caddy, our free mobile app available for the Apple and Android device.

Try these games with your family –

Closest-to-the-pin: Get as close to the pin as you possibly can in this fast-paced 9-hole game. It’s the perfect game mode for groups and parties, or players in search of a fun, quick fix.

Skins: A Home Edition Exclusive! Play your buddies for bragging rights one hole at a time. Skins, played with 2 through 4 players, is not about total score, it’s about beating your opponents on as many of the 18 holes as you possibly can!


Think of darts as a board tacked on the wall? How the game has changed – and improved! Electronic darts has upped the game with electronic scoring, tracking player ratings, and internet tournaments. Play solo, solo in internet tournaments, as a family or remote against your friends!

Our new favorite electronic darts game is the G3 Galaxy Fire featuring:

  • Larger 24” Monitor
  • Automatic Target Flip
  • Live Remote Play
  • Remote Leagues
  • Glowing Cabinet
  • Made in the USA


Need help configuring the best home game room? Or just want a single, quick game to entertain the family this week? Call us! GAD knows games (and we love to play!) We’ll check our in stock inventory. And help you arrange your pick-up, delivery or shipping.

Already have a game at home that’s busted? GAD Vending techs can help you trouble shoot the problem, and we have a large stock of parts.

GAD Vending sells games to homes and commercial operations (bars, restaurants, hotels, apartment complexes) Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and South Dakota.

Rush Back in the Studio and with a NEW Stern Pinball

Rush Back in the Studio and with a NEW Stern Pinball 1200 628 GAD Vending

Over 40 million records sold.  More than 40 years of unparalleled creativity.  Countless sold-out tours.  An impassioned global fan base.  A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Inductions into the Canadian and U.S. Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.  Officers of the Order of Canada.  Countless other awards and recognitions.

That’s all very nice.

For the three band members, however, it was never about the accolades.  It was always about their music, their friendships, their band, their fans, and now:


Stern Pinball, Inc. proudly announces a new line of pinball machines celebrating the iconic Canadian progressive rock band, Rush.  Rush pinball machines are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.

Rush first burst onto the scene when its song, Working Man, crossed the pirate radio airwaves from Toronto, Canada to Cleveland, Ohio and then onto the rest of North America and the world.  Their magnum opus, 2112, represents one of progressive rock’s greatest works.   Rush’s music remains in constant rotation to this day.  Absolutely uncompromising in every conceivable way, the band featured bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and the late drummer, percussionist, and lyricist Neil Peart.

Stern’s Rush pinball machines, reflect the energy, excitement, and experience of a live Rush concert.  In this epic music pinball adventure, players will travel with Rush through time.  Immersed in exclusive Rush concert footage and guided by custom speech from Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and fellow Canadian Rock Hall of Famer, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, players will experience Rush and their iconic music as never before.  This Rush pinball concert under glass features sixteen iconic songs, accentuated by sound and lighting effects.  Songs include Headlong FlightFar CryOne Little VictoryWorking Man2112Tom SawyerThe Spirit of RadioFreewillCygnus X-1 (Book One: The Voyage and Book Two: Hemispheres)The Big Money, SubdivisionsLimelightFly By NightLa Villa StrangiatoBastille Day, and Red Barchetta.

Rush pinball machines include Stern’s new Insider Connected™ system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in a variety of ways.  Stern Insider Connected provides dynamic entertainment and player engagement features.  Insider Connected also provides an operator focused toolset to drive location play and remotely manage every aspect of the machines.  Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com/.

Travel back in time with Rush by shooting pinballs through a custom sculpted, electromagnetic Time Machine.  Players will explore Red BarchettaSubdivisions, and Fly By Night Multiball action.  The Rush Premium and LE model pinball experience includes a motorized ramp with custom lighting effects and a custom sculpted Clockwork Angels Clock, inspired from Neil Peart’s bass drum from their Time Machine Tour.  This motorized clock illuminates, and when it strikes midnight players will be transported to a Headlong Flight Multiball frenzy.

Additional features on the Premium and LE models include a custom subway system, locking pinballs to unleash a high energy Far Cry Multiball.  The ‘Dead End’ vertical upkicker propels pinballs up an additional wireform ramp return for non-stop pinball action.  As an encore, a three-bank of musical drop targets guard a secret ball lock for players to discover an adrenalized Freewill Multiball to continue their musical pinball journey.

Limited to 1,000 LE machines globally, the highly collectible LE version includes the Expression Lighting System™.  With 96 intelligent RGB LEDs, the Expression Lighting System enables full color spectrum control.  Positioned in pockets cut into the cabinet sides to provide color themed full playfield illumination, this integrated playfield lighting system is synchronized to custom light shows specifically designed for every song and dynamically responsive to game events.  The LE version also includes an exclusive full color mirrored backglass inspired by Clockwork Angels, iconic custom cabinet artwork, custom high gloss and powder-coated guitar-shaped pinball armor, a custom designer-autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Stern Chairman and CEO Gary Stern.

“Partnering with Rush, we created a musical pinball experience that every fan will want to explore.  Incredible music, memorable toys, unique mechanical pinball action, and custom speech will make players feel like they are on tour with the band,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO.  “In memory of Neil Peart, we have also decided to support the Neil Peart Research Award sponsored by the Glioblastoma Foundation as it researches cures for this deadly brain cancer.”

Rush pinball machines will be showcased virtually to the press and public for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 5th – 8th.

Pricing and Availability:

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”)*:

*MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.                             

Pro Model:                                                      $US 6,899

Premium Model:                                             $US 8,999

Limited Edition Model:                                    $US 11,099

Rush pinball machines and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

GAD has an allocation of Rush pinball games plus more on order. Call GAD to order/pre-order your Rush Pinball.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball.  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 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 www.sternpinball.com.


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What Pinball’s Online?

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Stern Pinball

Stern Pinball’s Insider Connected program is an ever expanding, online game connect portal. Allows you to engage with your Stern Pinball in a whole new way. Discover new ways to play. Unlock exclusive content. Upgrade existing pinball games or buy new ones with software already to connect.

Show off your achievements on your profile page. Get Stern exclusives. Access tournaments. Get sneak peaks at special accessories. And, get ready for special games and prizes coming soon.

All your Stern Insider Connected available on a desktop or mobile app. Use the pinball game’s QR code to link your personal profile to the game you are playing.

  1. Update your Stern Pinball game code here. (Compatible games here.)
  2. Connect your game.
  3. Sign up for basic free plan or annual plan at $39. 

One unique feature already to use in the Stern app – see game fields like never before. Go even deeper into each game with the game guides. In the app, you’ll find detailed information on the playfield features, tutorials, and how to engage each game. (see example).

Jersey Jack

“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.” Press START on WOZ today and start earning Scorbit Achievements!
The Wizard of Oz, Dialed In, The Hobbit, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and Guns N’ Roses pinball are all online enabled with the most recent code updates. Pirates of the Caribbean is soon to follow.
Experience seamless code updates, online leaderboards, Achievements and more. No added costs or subscription fees for JJP owners.
Get your game online! Contact JJP or GAD if you have questions or issues with the code updates.

GAD’s New Year’s Resolutions

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What are we planning for 2022? More pinball. More Golden Tee and definitely more darts!

Come join the gaming resolutions. Don’t just sit and play – though you can do that with our Classic Cade game table. Be up and active with your gaming time.

We stock pinball, Golden Tee’s, darts, commercial pool tables and so much more. Many of our games now connect to the internet for local game play, international tournaments or compete with friends this winter.

With offices in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City, you are close to getting your own games to fill your man cave.

It May Be Less Than A Week To Christmas, But Don’t Panic

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Well, maybe panic a little. Time is getting short but GAD can help. Our warehouses in Omaha, Kansas City and Des Moines have games in stock available for home purchase.

GAD regularly stocks various pinball games, Golden Tee, digital darts and other commercial games. Once we determine what games you are interested in, we’ll create a quote so you know exactly the costs.

GAD doesn’t deliver everywhere but games are available for curbside pick up.

Just say “GAD Knows Pinball” and get $100 off.

Ultimate Winter Game Night – Put a Bow On It

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Happy Home. Happy Life. So many great games to play this winter for everyone – family and friends.

Try our Multicade in either the cocktail table or console styles. Golden Tee is great fun to play alone, against your friends or connect to global tournaments. Digital darts is a game that everyone can play. And we have commercial pool tables, shuffleboard, foosball and air hockey for heavy home play.

At GAD, we give a full quote to include all costs before you agree. Pick up saves you or delivery options are available in some markets. Set up phone support available. Let us know what you are looking to add to your home game room.

And, just say “GAD Knows Pinball” to get $100 off any game.

Make it a Stern Home PIN Holiday

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In the past, most pinball machines from Stern were made in three levels. With various changes that affected both price and functionality, this brought the price closer to what a home user felt comfortable paying. But, pinball for the home user still remained a bit out of reach.

Stern announced their PIN line to bridge that gap. They’ve since brought along three titles that play well to the family. Star Wars Comic Art Pin, Star Wars Pin and Jurassic Park Pin.

All three of these titles are available, in stock (at the time of this writing) at GAD. And, for an additional fun thing, say

“GAD Know Pinball” and get $100 off your new PIN.

(Stern Pinball) A Pinball Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making… Stern Pinball Announces New Jurassic Park Pin, a new stylish, affordable, and fun pinball machine designed and engineered for the home!

Jurassic Park Pin immerses players in a pinball journey 65 million years in the making. Based on the blockbuster film Jurassic Park from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the Jurassic Park Pin experience will transport players to Isla Nublar, an amusement park where escaped dinosaurs are running amok! With the volcano on the island erupting and threatening to destroy everything in its path, it is the player’s mission to rescue park staff, evacuate and recapture dinosaurs, and escape before it’s too late! Players will experience heart-pounding excitement right from the start in this action-packed pinball adventure filled with suspense, twists, and turns around every flip.

Jurassic Park Pin brings to life the most fearsome predator ever to walk the earth with an interactive, custom sculpted T. rex. Players will battle against the Spinosaurus by bashing a captive ball and corral Raptors in their enclosed pen with precision shooting. Fast flowing metal ramps, lightning quick spinners, and kinetically satisfying physical drop targets will provide players with an adrenalized game experience packed with unmatched action and fun. The all-LED playfield lighting provides dazzling light shows in sync with the iconic Jurassic Park theme music to create an immersive pinball experience.

The easy-to-setup Jurassic Park Pin is affordable, reliable, built to last, and engineered with genuine Stern commercial-quality parts. The playfield is housed in a stylish cabinet with dynamic, high definition, hand-drawn artwork. Complementing the iconic theme and exciting gameplay, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE™ electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the LCD display. SPIKE™ also reduces system complexity and energy usage, resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing.

“Jurassic Park is an iconic film featuring something we all love…dinosaurs! The Jurassic Park Pin is designed to provide quality family entertainment and bring pinball fun to homes everywhere,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “This game will be an incredible addition to any home!”

Making it a Stern Holiday with GAD

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Many pinball games in stock and more on the way!

Stern is our best represented line of pinball with titles like – The Mandalorian, Godzilla, Led Zeppelin, Star Wars Pin and many more.

At GAD, we know pinball. So, for the holidays call (402) 553-2812 and say “GAD Knows Pinball” and get $100 off. That’s a free $100 towards your new pinball.