its inception in 1952, Amusement Consultants, Ltd. owns
and operates amusement centers, and provides a variety
of business development and management services to other
independent operators. The company's objectives include
providing high-quality, top-performing equipment and
striving to continuously offer only the most modern
and popular games and activities.
Amusement Consultants, Ltd. has continued to expand.
The company presently owns and operates approximately 6,000
coin-operated amusement machines and over 40 amusement skill
games in 11 states.
Ours is a wonderful example of an American success story.
Our founders, Isidore and Beatrice Getlan,were a New York
couple with considerable hope and a little money to invest
in a dream. Like other New Yorkers, they possessed an energy
that carried them as they built their business from one vending
machine in the Bronx to many coin-operated machines throughout
the city. Theirs was a business style that counted on and
thrived because of family. Sons Mel and Ron,
began working for the company at ages ten and eight respectively.
Grandson Michael was sweeping upfloors and making up
newspapers at the age of six. Grandson Wayne was cleaning
games and starting his technical career at the age of eight.
A special relationship, which has grown over the years,
is the one that evolved between our company and Nathan's
Famous Restaurants. Though not at the same point in time,
both companies gained early success and public acceptance
in the one place that is arguably the birthplace of this country's
entertainment industry: Coney Island. Today, many of our locations
are shared with Nathan's, an arrangement which well satisfies
the two basic human needs - fun and food.
Along with its arcades, family entertainment centers, amusement
and recreational park operations, and other recreational facilities,
Amusement Consultants, Ltd. also operates a miniature
golf course, bumper boats, bumper cars, virtual reality equipment,
laser tag arenas and a variety of amusement park rides. Amusement
Consultants, Ltd. has created family entertainment centers
and arcades for several Las Vegas casinos including the New
York - New York Hotel Casino, The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino
and Caesers Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.