Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Dead of night: Venues call on PM to protect nightclub industry

A campaign group representing more than 100 UK nightclubs has written an open letter to Boris Johnson, urging the PM to prevent “a devastating tsunami of job losses.”

Young’s posts £21.8m loss but remains confident about the future

Pub chain Young’s has endured the toughest period in its 189-year history but according to CEO Patrick Dardis a cautious approach has resulted in some notable positives.

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Industry stakeholders applaud Cat D minimum playing age initiative

Following a decision by Bacta members to introduce new age restrictions on Category D cash fruit machines, industry figures from gambling concern groups and the government have recognised the sector's commitment to social responsibility

Trade dispute results in 25 per cent tariff on games imported...

A long-standing trade dispute between the European Union and the United States has caught the amusements industry in the cross-fire making games unsaleable. How do you fancy a 25 per cent rise in machine prices?

Sega sells majority stake in Japanese arcade business

Japan’s love of the arcade couldn’t weather the Covid storm, leading Sega to admit it had sustained “extraordinary losses” which have forced it to sell.

Reels Casino Slots sign up Playsafe Systems for latest TiTo installations

“AGC operators are always looking for opportunities to streamline their business, drive better efficiency and improve security,” Playsafe Systems noted in their recent industry despatch.

Jolly Roger saddles up with JET for US market push

UK kiddie ride manufacturer Jolly Roger has signed a partnership with Jennison Entertainment Technologies, naming the Florida-based firm as its exclusive distributor to the United States

Iconic game launch from Blueprint provides players with familiarity in uncertain...

Blueprint has released another classic brand in the shape of its Luck O’ The Irish Megaways. Featuring the patented BTG Megaways engine, the autumn launch is expected to be the first of wave of new releases through to the middle of 2021.

Solace of Quantum: Playsafe launches new TITO system

Coinslot spoke to Playsafe sales and commercial manager Iain Lunt about the benefits of the company’s Quantum TITO solution.

VRcade owner: Next six months all about “survival”

The owner of one new destination gaming venue has spoken of how the next six months will simply be about “survival,” as he rushes to keep pace with the government’s scattered approach to Covid policy.

VANTAGEplus shows Wexel and Leisure Electronics still evolving after 30 years...

Leisure Electronics’ Chris Shipley knows that suppliers in the UK gaming industry can never stand still nor rest on their laurels. Hence, Wexel and Leisure Electronics launching a pioneering new membership system VANTAGEplus this month in order to help operators face the new challenges of 2020 and beyond. Chris talks to Coinslot about their plans.

OKTO receives double-shortlisting in the 2020 SBC Awards

OKTO, the financial technology provider specialising in digital payment and player engagement applications, has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 SBC Awards in two categories: “Payment Solution of the Year” and “Payments Innovation of the Year”.

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Buzz Bingo launches “Get Ready to Win” campaign

Buzz Bingo has launched a new ad campaign urging players “Get Ready to Win,” as it prepares to give away £1m in prizes before 3 January through its Christmas Spinner game.

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Peter Hannibal: Is driving National Lottery revenues compatible with protecting the...

Peter Hannibal, chief executive of the cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, is calling on the DCMS and the Gambling Commission to explain how they propose to balance the drive to maximise National Lottery revenues and deliver high returns at the same time as protecting the vulnerable