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Industry

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AGC machine revenue bucks shrinking industry trend

Dec 11, 2017Comments off

With the continued reduction in amusements venues over the last 6 months, FECs and bingo halls have seen an overall

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Mecca to launch bingo-themed mini-c...

Mecca Bingo has teamed up with P&O Ferries to launched “the world’s first” bingo-themed mini-cruise

Dec 11, 2017
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Clacton Pier starts preparations to...

As one pier entered administration down in Hastings, another prepares itself for a full on,

Dec 08, 2017

Project offers gaming entertainment...

  Project, which has earned a reputation for being the domestic industry’s poker specialists, has

Dec 07, 2017
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Financial

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Machine sales up five percent as digital software soars

Dec 08, 2017Comments off

The gross value of sales for new machines sold in the amusements industry increased five percent, with Cat D (cash) and B3 experiencing significant increases.

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MPs’ group recommends t...

  The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Visitor

Nov 23, 2017
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Leisureplay conclude 100 ...

TouchTunes has confirmed the conclusion of a deal with

Nov 23, 2017

Business

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GBG pioneers contactless solution for gaming in pubs

Dec 07, 2017Comments off

  If the gaming industry is to keep pace with player behaviour, then contactless payment is crucial.   From buying a bottle of water to

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TouchTunes App is building income states...

  Income derived from the TouchTunes App is beginning

Dec 01, 2017
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Hastings Pier operator enters administra...

  The charity that operates Hastings Pier has gone

Nov 30, 2017
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technology

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Electronic payments: “This is the future and an issue that affects all of us”

Dec 05, 2017Comments off

  Former national president Jason Frost returned to the Bacta fold last week, this time as head of Euromat, the amusement industry body driving the business interests across

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Playdium: A real game cha...

  A game changing physical installation coupled with a future-proof mobile app has brought the

Dec 02, 2017
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First batch of Free Play ...

Fans of Project’s Free Play 500, one of the industry’s most popular low stake gaming

Dec 01, 2017
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RLMS offers £100 Casino ...

RLMS Sales has turned the spotlight this week on £100 Casino, a new and innovative

Dec 01, 2017
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Services

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Rays of Sunshine thanks Bacta following six year partnership

Dec 08, 2017Comments off

  Giving special plaudits to several exceptional Bacta fundraising efforts, Rays of Sunshine CEO Jane Sharpe thanked attendees at last month’s Bacta Convention for an exciting and successful partnership. Long may it continue.   Thanking

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Electronic payments: “This is the...

  Former national president Jason Frost returned to the Bacta fold last week, this time as head of Euromat, the

Dec 05, 2017
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Cashless can drive social responsib...

  John White introduced David Parker of the Emerging Payments Association to the Bacta Convention with a warning that he

Dec 04, 2017

Data & Analysis

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AGC machine revenue bucks shrinking industry trend

Dec 11, 2017Comments off

With the continued reduction in amusements venues over the last 6 months, FECs and bingo halls have seen an overall fall in gross gambling yield. AGCs, however, have kept machine revenues on the rise with

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GVC in talks to buy Ladbrokes Coral

In an move that could turn Ladbrokes Coral into a company worth nearly £4bn, the UK betting giant is in

Dec 08, 2017
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Machine sales up five percent as di...

The gross value of sales for new machines sold in the amusements industry increased five percent, with Cat D (cash)

Dec 08, 2017
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events

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IAAPA a success for LAI Games

Dec 08, 2017Comments off

LAI Games reported a “hugely successful” showing at the IAAPA Expo in Flordia last month. The company debuted Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride, the first attendant-free VR attraction in the coin-op industry. The game features content created by AAA game developer Ubisoft and features their

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Sega reports successful I...

  Sega Amusements has reported a successful IAAPA show and won an award for its

Dec 08, 2017
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SUZOHAPP attends BEGE as ...

SUZOHAPP has reported a successful BEGE 2017 after attending the event as a Silver Sponsor.

Dec 07, 2017
Nikolay Chekan, Tine Benko, Sebastjan Kozar and Alan Humble of CPI at the BEGE show in Bulgaria

CPI demonstrates proven p...

  CPI exhibited in Sofia once again and came to BEGE with a clear focus

Nov 30, 2017
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Tenth BEGE Expo sees reco...

Accompanied by the magnificent sound of Bulgarian national pipes and drums, 5,000 professionals from the

Nov 28, 2017

Media & Opinion

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James Miller: Where is the government’s social responsibility?

Dec 06, 2017Comments off

  Whilst highlighting the amusements industry’s continually welcomed prominence in popular culture, vice president James Miller also criticised the socio-political direction of travel for the UK’s wider gambling landscape since he first attended Bacta’s annual convention in 2003.   First on the stage at the

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Electronic payments: “T...

  Former national president Jason Frost returned to the Bacta fold last week, this time

Dec 05, 2017
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Cashless can drive social...

  John White introduced David Parker of the Emerging Payments Association to the Bacta Convention

Dec 04, 2017
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Playdium: A real game cha...

  A game changing physical installation coupled with a future-proof mobile app has brought the

Dec 02, 2017
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Simon Thomas’ Playdium ...

  After the stellar selection of tracks from Praesepe’s Nick Harding, Playdium Picks spoke to

Dec 01, 2017

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Gulzar calls out council in letter to local press

Oct 20, 2017Comments off

Sheikh Abid Gulzar, the owner of Eastbourne Pier, has written a letter to the Eastbourne Herald lambasting the local borough

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NRM make substantial commitment to RandD

Oct 19, 2017Comments off

NRM, the UK owned technology and software solutions provider, active in the bingo, adult gaming centre and LBO sectors, has

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Responsible Gambling Week: Sparking informed conversations

Oct 10, 2017Comments off

Coinslot sits down with John Hagan, chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, to discuss the group’s campaign to

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AGA’s Geoff Freeman responds to tragedy

Oct 03, 2017Comments off

Geoff Freeman has set the tone as the industry comes together in Las Vegas   Geoff Freeman, President and CEO,

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Events

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SUZOHAPP attends BEGE as Silver Sponsor

SUZOHAPP has reported a successful BEGE 2017 after attending the event as a Silver Sponsor.   Taking place 22-23 November, the event was again a hot spot for

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Tenth BEGE Expo sees reco...

Accompanied by the magnificent sound of Bulgarian national pipes

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Optimising virtual realit...

At research group Greenlight Insight’s Virtual Reality Strategy Conference

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Industry leaders recognis...

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

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Daytona wins Brass Ring A...

  Sega Amusements International are the winners of the

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Market & Sectors

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Crowdfunding raises £466,000 to save Brighton’s seafront terraces

Dec 12, 2017Comments off

  A crowdfunding campaign has raised £466,000 to help save Brighton’s Victorian seafront arches.   Madeira Terrace, a Grade II-listed structure running half a mile

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Council takes hardline on care home bingo

Dec 11, 2017Comments off

  A group of care home residents have had their bingo sessions shut down after the council accused them of running an “illegal gambling den”.

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Dreamland plans new rides following administration exit

Nov 29, 2017Comments off

New rides are set to arrive at Dreamland next year following a corporate reorganisation by the amusement park’s operator.   A £25m investment earlier in

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Leisureplay conclude 100 Playdium order

Nov 23, 2017Comments off

TouchTunes has confirmed the conclusion of a deal with Leisureplay which will see the specialist independent operator add a further 100 Playdium jukeboxes to its

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