Wetherspoon’s on re-opening front foot courtesy of £11m investment

It’s fair to say the government is not moving with haste on the issue of re-opening pubs. The heart of the British high street is standing at the back of the queue at the moment, but that isn't stopping pub giant Wetherspoon from splashing the cash for when the doors finally open.

HMRC outlines procedures for repayment of VAT monies

HMRC has issued its guidance notes to businesses in the gaming, gambling and leisure industries looking to reclaim VAT following the Upper Tribunal’s decision to find in favour of Rank and Done Bros last month. Coinslot includes an extract of the Revenue and Customs Brief which was published on the gov.uk website on 26 May.

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Zamperla techies launch new software guidance

Ride manufacturer Zamperla has introduced a new collaborative software system to allow its mechanical supervisors to oversee ride construction despite social distancing measures.

“No light at the end of the tunnel”: UK funfair future...

Fifth generation showman Charles Cole has warned the Coronavirus pandemic could spell “the end of the British travelling fairground” as fairs around the country sit idle while outgoings continue to mount.

Electrocoin sends Bar-X online

Electrocoin has signed a deal to allow casino content developer Realistic Games to adapt its world famous brands for online players.

Players want cashless environments more than ever

Cashless environments will be a main component in helping players in retail make payments when businesses return to normal after the Covid-19 crisis, according to Samuel Barrett, director of gaming at Trustly.

Stott: Treading a path of honour in difficult times

Making good on all payments to suppliers has been a key priority of Quentin Stott of Reflex Gaming’s lockdown philosophy - second only to the safety of his staff.

Ruddock: ADIPS could be “stretched beyond means” once business resumes

The Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme, or ADIPS, is at risk of being stretched beyond its means, according to general manager Jon Ruddock.

HMRC lose VAT appeal on tax exemption on gaming machines

Wednesday was not a good day at the office for an already pressurised HMRC, as the ghost of tax exemption on machines came back to haunt the taxman.

Contactless thrives in a socially distanced society

As consumers look to limit physical contact during lockdown, contactless payments have had their limit increased to £45, with cashless expected to increase at an even faster rate during 2020 and beyond

PPL PRS suspend music licence payment during lockdown

PPL PRS has suspended payments for music licences in pubs across the UK for the period venues are closed due to government decreed Coronavirus precautions.

GeWeTe’s changing face of cash handling

GeWeTe’s Mark Edmundson explains how cash handling has transitioned from being simply a function to become an important way for a venue to generate additional income

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NHS supplier JAKsan brings anti-bacterial sanitisers to the industry

When it comes to reopening, there is nothing more important than personal protective equipment and supplies. One specialist in the area, JAKsan, has added the gaming industry to a portfolio where the NHS sits as its key client. Coinslot talks to managing director Patrick McKay about tackling the enormous challenges facing British businesses.

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“We will overcome this”: Stergides confident of industry future

With the summer of 2020 potentially set to be wiped from the calendar, Coinslot spoke to Electrocoin MD John Stergides about his strategy for the immediate future, as well as the trials overcome by the industry in the past.