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Andamiro briefing: Basketball Pro sneak peek, Expo headliners and hot news items

Pound and shoot in Booth 101
Making its debut at next week’s Amusement Expo, Andamiro’s latest game is simple: pound and shoot. Basketball Pro incorporates a controller that is the size of an actual basketball. The air-powered, hemispherical interface allows players to control their shots. The game’s two-player stations support side-by-side competition or single play. Its two backboards, equipped with hoops and game clocks, move up and down as players propel mini balls at them with each pound. Players score three points for every basket; baskets in the final 10 seconds award six points. The new game measures 32” W. x 38” D. x 89” H. Its compact footprint is ideal for bars and other street locations, and it will stand out in the largest of FECs. See Basketball Pro in booth No. 101

Andamiro announces spring show lineup

The 2019 Amusement Expo International takes place March 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A day of education, Tuesday will be followed by exhibits Wednesday and Thursday (show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in North Hall 1). The annual convention and trade show, sponsored by AMOA and AAMA, is the industry’s largest spring event. Baseball Pro, Basketball Pro, Monster Catcher, Pump It Up (XX), Prize Aquarium, Redeem Machine, Safe Cracker, and WWE Superstar Rumble will headline Andamiro’s display.