News & Announcements

COCA returns to Jaspers Fall 2017

COCA will return to the "Victorian Palace" home of Jasper Sanfilippo during the Chicagoland Show. The show is scheduled for the weekend of November  10th, 11th & 12th, 2017. We will tour on Thurday evening November 9th. We will tour his extensive home and see his collection of coin-op, arcade and mechanical music machines. Please check back for more details. Plan now to attend this event. If you have never been there, it is a must see! The cost is expected to be about $25 per person.

Chicagoland Icon, Alan Sax Dies

Alan was a pioneer among slot and coin-op dealers, but first and foremost Alan was a family man. His devotion to his wife Pam, his son Daniel, his daughter Becky and her husband Will knew no bounds.

If you wish to reach out to the family with your thoughts, a card or note, their address is below or emails can be sent to Daniel Sax to share with the family at

Pam, Daniel and Becky Sax
3239 Victorian RFD
Long Grove, IL 60047

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Alan's name.

Alan Dale Sax, age 63, of Long Grove passed away on Monday, August 10 of heart failure at the riverboat casino, doing what he loved, playing poker. Alan, who owned Nationwide Amusements & Slot Machine Brokers, was recognized as the foremost expert in the industry. His passion became a career that he truly loved. Always laughing, he had an amazing memory for jokes. Alan is survived by is loving wife of 34 years, Pam and his two beloved children, Daniel Sax and Becky (Will) Osnowitz, as well as his sister Donna (Ray) Balzano. He graduated from Mather High School and Northwestern University. Alan's request was to be cremated and have a ceremony for immediate family. There will be a Celebration of Life hosted for Alan, contact the family for details.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 13, 2015

A-1 Gumballs Machine Company featured in local news video

WRAL news in Raleigh North Carolina recently featured COCA member Scott Tidball and his A-1 Gumballs Co. as the subject for "The Carolina Traveler".

Scott has more than 5,000 gumball machines along with many other coin operated vending machines and hundreds of thousands of parts.  He ships 50 to 100 orders around the globe weekly.  Scott also has hundreds of thousands of antique decals for coin operated machines.  A-1 Gumballs also operates numerous vending routes in the Southeast. If you have any vending machine related questions or are in need of parts, Scott may be able to help you.

  • You Can Contact Scott mail or phone: A1gumballs, 12 Water St, Franklinton, NC, 27525, (919) 494-1322