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Accel Hits the Road: AE at Trade Shows

February 20, 2019

Accel Entertainment has been all over the country recently traveling to different trade shows. Check out this blog to learn more about where we’ve been and where we are going next!

NACS Show 2019

October 1 - 4, 2019

At this year’s NACS Show 2019, that took place in Atlanta, Georgia, we co-hosted an educational session to help demystify route gaming. This is also known as regulated video slot machine gaming. For those who attended this educational session we helped cover what steps to take prior to legalization, how the process works, what to expect after legalization, and retailer’s gaming experiences. As the nation’s largest slot machine operator, we have the experience to help add regulated slot machines to your establishment(s).


IPMA/IACS Summer Golf Outing

July 17, 2019

This summer, Accel is excited to once again attend the IPMA/IACS annual Golf Outing & Clay Shooting event. Accel is a proud member of both the IPMA and the IACS organizations, and values the partnerships we have formed through our participation over the years. Thanks to the IPMA & IACS Accel forged stronger relationships with our customers and gained valuable insights into petroleum industry.  Thanks in part to these relationships, Accel has become one of the leading industry experts in the c-store and truck stop video gaming markets and to continues to strive to better serve our partners.

This year, Accel is proud to be a Grand Sponsor of the annual event, which will be held on Wednesday, July 17th 2019 in Champaign, IL. The Golf Outing will be held at the University of Illinois Orange & Blue Golf Course and the Clay Shooting event will be held at the Olde Barn Shooting Range. In addition to our sponsorship, Accel is excited to host a fun  Putting Challenge at the Golf Outing that participants can take part in as they visit our tent on the course and possibly win fabulous prizes! At the tent, Accel will be giving away golf umbrellas, golf towels, key chains, bottle openers and more! Last but certainly not least we are excited to provide a travel voucher to sunny Las Vegas to be included in the IPMA/IACS 50/50 raffle.

Will you be attending the IPMA/IACS Golf Outing & Clay Shooting this year? Reach out to us at hello@accelentertainment.com and let us know if we will see you there!


National Restaurant Association Show

May 18 - 21, 2019

From May 18-21st, Accel representatives had the opportunity to attend and exhibit at the National Restaurant Association Show, held at McCormick Place in Chicago. Though it may have been Accel’s first time at the show, it was actually the centennial celebration of the National Restaurant Association Show – and they celebrated their 100 years with their biggest show yet!

With over 2,300 exhibitors on the show floor, there were a lot of booths and tables for attendees to visit. At the Accel Entertainment booth in Lakeside Center Hall, attendees could spin the wheel for an opportunity to win some of our great prizes, or talk to one of our experts on how partnering with Accel to add video gaming can benefit their bar or restaurant business.

While it was important for us to connect with potential new customers, Accel representatives were also excited to learn more about the inner workings of the bar and restaurant industry and how we can further help our partner locations succeed. Through the National Restaurant Association Show’s educational sessions with renowned industry experts, we learned more about the challenges that face our partner establishments – including fascinating innovation sessions on cloud-based, modernized payment software and solutions to employee retention problems in the food industry!

Even though the show was only four days long, Accel representatives made the most of our time at McCormick Place. It was a great first trip to the National Restaurant Association Show for Accel Entertainment and we are already planning how we are going to make it even better next year!


Nightclub & Bar Show

March 25 – 27, 2019

From March 25-27th members of Accel’s team traveled to sunny Las Vegas to be part of the annual Nightclub & Bar Show. The Nightclub & Bar Show is one of the most influential industry gatherings in the country, and Accel was happy to attend!

At the Nightclub & Bar Show, we offered a variety of prizes to those who participated in the Spin the Wheel activity at the Accel Entertainment table. This provided a great opportunity for us to connect with a variety of different individuals in the industry and share with them what makes Accel the largest Terminal Operator in Illinois.

Attending the Nightclub and Bar Show was a great opportunity to connect with potential new partners and industry leaders, as well as engage with our outstanding partners who chose to attend. Thank you to all who attended!


M-PACT Show 2019

March 26 – 28, 2019

Accel headed to Indianapolis to participate in the M-PACT Show, the largest gathering place in the Midwest for energy and convenience industry leaders. M-PACT brings together more than 4500 leading industry professionals and over 600 exhibitors. Thank you to all who visited us at Booth 809! Find out more about the M-PACT show at their website m-pact.org.


M-PACT Show 2019 - $500 Winner Sandy G.!

Sandy won $500 in AE's Blizzard of Cash Machine!

On April 5th, we met with Sandy G. at The Pizza Joint & More in Antioch* to present her with the $500 prize she won at the M-PACT trade show that took place at the end of March in Indianapolis. Sandy works in the industry for a gas pump company, and was in attendance at the show to gain industry knowledge.

Sandy decided to give our Blizzard of Cash machine a try because it looked like fun. On her winnings, Sandy said, “I’m going on vacation in June, and me winning means that I don’t have to worry as much about saving for it. I have heard of AE. I play the games at other places in town. I always have fun playing… sometimes you have to let loose – break off from work and have a little fun. Sometimes it really pays off!”

*Please note that Sandy is not affiliated with The Pizza Joint & More or any licensed video gaming location.


NATSO Connect 2019

February 10 – 13, 2019

In February, Accel attended NATSO Connect 2019 in Orlando, FL. It was our first time exhibiting and we saw lots of traffic to our table! We had great conversations with people in the travel plaza and truck stop industry. Many people had heard about Accel and wanted to learn more about what we did.

Our booth was relatively simple but had a maximum impact thanks to our pull-up banners and other artwork showcasing our VGTs and the Million Dollar Giveaway. Attendees loved our premier promotional items we had present, including a sponsored room drop where we provided some information encouraging people to stop at our table to chat about how Accel can raise their revenue.

The show was well attended by a variety of potential customers, and it was great to connect with many different people who were excited about the prospect of adding gaming to their establishments!


M-PACT Show 2018

Accel Entertainment also visited M-PACT in 2018! Read more about our 2018 trip in our blog "Fueling Success" at M-PACT 2018.