Name: Aladdin's Castle Genie Year Made: Unknown
Arcade: Aladdin's Castle City: Various
State: Various Country: USA
Category: Chain
Search Tags: Aladdin's Castle Bally Namco Jules Millman 1969 Illinois Dixie Square Chain

Jules Millman opened the first Aladdin's Castle in 1969 at Dixie Square Shopping Center (Harvey, Illinois)5 (The same mall where they filmed The Blues Brothers in 1979!). In April 1974, Bally purchased Aladdin’s Castle. At its peak in 1983 there were 450 locations but locations started to close the following year and continued to close until Bally sold the chain and exited the arcade business entirely in 1989. 1, 2 Namco purchased Aladdin's Castle in 1993.3, 4 On May 10 1994, Namco merged it subsidiary Namco Operations, Inc. into Aladdin's Castle, Inc, then renamed the subsidiary to Namco Cybertainment, Inc. on June 1. 4

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  1. Smith , Keith. "'Arcade Origins" The Golden Age Arcade Historian. March 22, 2013. Web. May 11, 2016.
  2. "'BALLY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION History" Funding Universe. May 11, 2016. Web. May 11, 2016.
  3. "NAMCO ARCADE HISTORY" System 16. 2014. Web. May 11, 2016.
  4. Current, Michael "A History of Namco Operations" Atari History Timelines. 2014. Web. May 11, 2016.
  5. "Amusement Centers Shed Seedy Image." Chicago Tribune 16 Apr. 1978, sec. 12: 2D. Print.



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