Amusement Source International in Addison, Texas is dedicated to bringing new innovations to the amusement entertainment industry. In December, 2019 we launched our distributorship throughout North America in partnership with the following companies:
Amusement Source International, established in 2019, is a collection of talent from all corners of the industry. Cory Haynes, long time veteran of the amusement industry, began his career opening the first Dave and Buster’s in 1982. Haynes was Vice President of Amusements for D&B until 2007 when he left to become President and COO of SEGA Entertainment until facilitating the sale of GameWorks and World Sports Grille brands in 2011. Haynes was responsible for all game room machine purchases, parts and supplies, redemption and retail merchandise. Haynes led operations on the development team that designed and wrote the current swipe card system for Dave and Buster’s. Haynes’ accomplishments also include the creation of the Winners Store-still used in all Dave and Buster’s today and emulated by most large FEC’s in the country. His creative mindset helped theme games in the early days to give players a more immersive experience.
In 2017, Haynes partnered with long time trading company and redemption merchandise supplier, Lucky Group International. Lucky Group began supplying the industry over 50 ago as the original supplier for Oriental Trading Company later, selling to both OTC and it's offshoot, Fun Express. Lucky Group has supplied the industry through many other wholesalers, retailers and end-users such as Target Co., Walgreens, Dennis Foland, Dave and Buster’s and many others. Their offices and resources in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China make them an ideal partner for supplying product, game, and parts to the amusement industry.
Our game manufacturer and developers, Wahlap Tech, Dream Funs, VRWay and Solar Space make us one of the most diverse groups in the industry. With Wahlap Tech's 29+ years of experience and their open box thinking, we have worked together to bring and continue to bring new and innovative gaming machines to the amusement industry.
President of Lucky Group International
“Lucky Group International is looking forward to creating a new distributorship for North America. We think the four manufacturers and their teams are the right group to deliver fresh and exciting gaming machines to the amusement industry.”
President and General Manager of Wahlap
“We at Wahlap are excited to partner with Lucky Group and leverage our collective 70 years of experience in manufacturing, importing, and distribution from China to countries around the world. With more than 20 years in partnerships with the leading international game development companies, including Bandai Namco, SEGA, Konami, Raw Thrills, IGS, and the like, we look forward to working with Cory and Lucky, bringing new, exciting, and innovative products to the amusement industry in North America under the Wahlap brand.
“With this partnership, Wahlap will be able to expand and grow, increasing our footprint in the exploding video and redemption machine market. Our developers and engineers are so excited to be able to really think outside the box and create cutting edge, fresh and innovative games to wow the players.”