Monday, January 25, 2021

Admiral’s Jowsey: Sod support, just let us reopen

Heading up Admiral Taverns, Chris Jowsey has called many of the government’s concessions to hospitality “useless” in the fact of extended closure - and called for a timetable towards reopening synchronised with that of other non-essential retail.

Mumbles Pier set for new restaurant and cafe

The owners of Mumbles Pier have been granted permission to convert the Grade II listed landmark’s former lifeboat base into a new restaurant, alongside the construction of two pavilions housing retail units and a cafe.

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Electrocoin announces Led Zeppelin pinball among its 2021 launches

Electrocoin has announced a host of exciting products and new developments of existing successful lines for the single site, AGC’s and FEC sectors.

SEGA balances nostalgia with futuristic in diverse 2021 product line-up

SEGA has started the year by announcing an upcoming line-up of quintessential arcade titles for the FEC market, including racers, videos games, and skill-based redemption.

GeWeTe and OKTO partner up for a more efficient global cashless...

Cash handling specialists GeWeTe have struck a deal with licensed fintech firm OKTO to implement an app-based cashless system, OKTO.WALLET, onto its self-service cash redemption terminals.

Planet Lazer Kelowna Chooses Semnox Parafait

Planet Lazer Kelowna selected Semnox’s RFID Parafait System over all others after operating for almost 25 years without one and owner Jenna Boyo could...

Mark Edmundson: 2020 – remembering a year to forget

‘Our industry is very good at working together...’

Toby Hoyte: Easter 2021 is going to be the new Christmas

Overall and in many different ways it has been a disastrous year. To an extent Covid has poured fuel on a fire that was already burning. It has made a lot of people question what they do and prompted them to look hard at their jukebox operation and explore the opportunities that exist in greater detail.

‘The need to future-proof ourselves’

I think Covid-19 is something we all heard about but had that vague naivety to believe it wouldn’t affect us or be the huge debilitating issue that it is today. EAG 2020 was excellent, goods on order and all due on time. Shows in India and Saudi Arabia continued as it remained very much back page news in my mind.

UDC announces In-House Showcase with over 60 new machines for 2021

After several weeks of meticulous planning, UDC has unveiled its new showroom facility in west London’s Park Royal, where over 60 brand new products await the keen eyes of operators looking to get prepared for the industry’s big comeback next year.

Trident continues expansion with new commercial director

Independent gaming operator Trident Machines has announced the appointment of former Rank Group executive Craig Taylor, tasked with accelerating the firm’s recent growth.

OKTO: As cashless becomes king, land-based gaming requires an industry-specific solution

As a provider of digital payments for the entire high street, fintech firm OKTO stands out as having a unique cashless solution that caters to the nuanced needs of the UK’s highly regulated land-based gaming sector...

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Bingo Association highlights bingo loneliness lifeline

The Bingo Association has highlighted just how integral bingo halls are to lonely and vulnerable people across the UK, as part of its “Bingo is my lifeline”

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An industry suffering from a lack of understanding

Continuing the series of features on sectors within the industry, Coinslot turns its attention to the independent AGCs and their unique set of problems during the Pandemic. Steph Norbury talks to operators Neil Finch and Jason Frost about the challenges..