What a year it has been! 2018 was certainly successful for us, and it was a delight to see our partner locations succeed as well! Comparing NTI and revenue from January to October in 2017 versus 2018, our establishments saw a 19.4% growth rate.
Accel added roughly 250 locations last year! To those new establishments, good luck and welcome to the family!
Looking back on the year…
Early in the year, we talked to some locations, like Slots of Fun in Rockford, about how happy they are now that they switched to Accel Entertainment. We also spent a day in the life of an Accel Relationship Manager, and brought our money machine to some fun events!
Over the summer we welcomed a couple of marketing interns, and they learned a lot about promoting establishments in the Illinois Gaming Market. They helped out a lot, and even taught us how to create a marketing internship.
In the late summer we embarked on our first ever market-wide sweepstakes, the AE Summer Sweepstakes, in which we gave away $50,000! Fifty randomly selected entrants won $500 at our lucky locations, and one finalist, Brian E., won $25,000! We had a blast at our party, held at the Starved Rock Yacht Club in Ottawa.
For our next sweepstakes, we decided to give away Eight Jeeps in Eight Weeks! Starting September 22, we gave away a 2018 Jeep Renegade Sport every week, in addition to two cash prizes each week. That’s a total of 24 prizes over the two month promotion!
We’re working hard to ensure our company and our establishments continue to see growth in 2019! Look for more and improved sweepstakes, events, and more from Accel Entertainment!