From air hockey to video car racing to rooms full of electronic-game consoles, shipboard computer and arcade-style games have become a significant source of on-board revenue for cruise lines.

With the ongoing growth of the amusements industry at sea, the entertainment-gaming sector will have a greatly enhanced presence at a new pavilion in the exhibition at Cruise Shipping Miami, March 11-14, 2013.

The new Amusements and Recreational Attractions Pavilion at the Cruise Shipping Miami trade show will feature industry leaders SEGA Amusements, Benchmark Games Inc., Betson Enterprises, BMI Merchandise, CORE Cashless and Brady Distributing Company.

Another big name in the sector, Namco Entertainment Inc. -- makers of the PAC-MAN series of games -- is exhibiting in the Information & Entertainment Technology section of the exhibition.