Toms River, NJ –October X, 2020 – Pinnacle Entertainment Group (Pinnacle), a leading multi-attraction family entertainment consultant, has entered into an exclusive, multi-year agreement with 1Huddle, a workforce tech company that upskills, trains, and motivates employees through the use of science-backed, quick-burst mobile games. The agreement brings 1Huddle’s technology to the bowling, family entertainment centers (FEC), and location-based entertainment (LBE) industries.

“At Pinnacle, we are always searching for solutions to help our Client’s front-line staff be the best that they can be, to engage with the business, and represent the brand, “ said Pinnacle president George McAuliffe. “Our clients all face the same issues- how to keep their staff happy, how to retain them, and how to represent the business to its ultimate customers- the players.”

With management teams and training programs in the entertainment industry struggling to address employee engagement, Pinnacle engaged with 1Huddle to solve development challenges through the use of its game-based training programs. Pinnacle locations can get involved in two different ways:

  • Larger chains or locations can customize their training platform with a series of games tailored to their brand and business.
  • Individual locations or smaller chains can access 1Huddle on the Pinnacle Platform, which includes dozens of games addressing common FEC concerns. This includes guest services, arcade operations, game maintenance, customer interaction, sanitation and safety, play card systems, merchandising practices and more.

“Having the options was very important to us, since Pinnacle creates very affordable/high ROI solutions, regardless of facility size or number,” said Pinnacle partner Howard McAuliffe . “Virtually every young person, male or female, is a gamer today at some level, and they live on their devices. The 1Huddle platform reaches them where they live, and the game format makes training fun and engaging.”

“At 1Huddle, we are dedicated to making training fun and engaging while making new skills stick faster so employees are motivated and prepared to win at work. We are excited to partner with Pinnacle and bring our competitive gaming platform to  entertainment centers across the country,” said Sam Caucci, CEO and founder of 1Huddle.

About Pinnacle Entertainment Group LLC

The principals of Pinnacle have conceived, created, and operated multi attraction family entertainment centers from 2,000 to 150,000 square feet as corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants.

The Company, now in its 25th year, has assisted hundreds of clients ranging from the world renowned, such as the Walt Disney Company, to smaller individual centers. The company and its partners have consistently provided leadership and effective innovation to the industry over the years.

George McAuliffe is a founding director and past president of the International Association of Family Entertainment Centers (subsequently merged with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, IAAPA). Howard McAuliffe chairs the education committee for Amusement Expo and serves on the board of the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA).

Together they are regular speakers at industry conferences and tradeshows. They write a monthly column for RePlay Magazine on industry trends and are partners with International Bowling Industry magazine for their Beyond Bowling feature. For more information about Pinnacle, please visit

About 1Huddle
1Huddle is the only competitive gaming platform  that onboards, upskills, and fires up employees through the use of science-backed quick-burst mobile games. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a digital library of employee skill games that only take minutes to complete, and the ability to create personalized content, 1Huddle is revolutionizing the way organizations tackle employee training. Instead of having to complete a one-time boring onboarding experience, workers are given continuous access to a motivation tool that reinforces learning and elevates employee engagement. Key clients include ESPN, Novartis, Audible, PIMCO, and Loews Hotels. To learn more about 1Huddle and its platform, please visit

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