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National Bingo Day almost doubles charity target

The Bingo Association has announced that the total charitable donation raised during National Bingo Day 2021 was nearly double the event’s £15,000 target, as players across the country came together to show their support for Variety.

Seaside Selfie MP winner gifts family ‘fantastic day trip’

Last year’s winner of Bacta’s Seaside Selfie competition, Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields, chose a local family in her constituency to benefit from the prize - a family day out in Blackpool, courtesy of the trade body’s members.

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Instance Automatics launches “simple” cashless installation kit

Instance Automatics have launched a “full, simple installation kit to convert most machines to contactless payment”.

Is cash a king in abdication or will the seaside sector...

Poppleston Allen solicitor and gambling industry expert Imogen Moss tackles the big debate on cash in the modern society. Whilst coins and notes are fighting to retain their place on the currency ladder, she suggests the future for arcades is brighter than many may think.

Jukeboxes show signs of a speedy return to pre-lockdown levels

Jukeboxes are bouncing back according to the latest data from music supplier Soundnet/TouchTunes. Average income figures are showing venues heading to within touching distance of the levels of March 2020. Toby Hoyte outlines the story behind the latest statistics.

OKTO launch cashless solution on Inspired’s gaming machines

Following its recent partnership with Regal Gaming, OKTO is set to expand its cashless solution in UK pubs through a deal with Inspired that will see the fintech provider’s mobile payment app functional on the manufacturers Cat C gaming products.

GeWeTe expands technical support role in UK & Ireland with the...

As demand for GeWeTe’s cash handling equipment continues to grow, the company has strengthened its technical team to cope with the demand.

Hot shot: Electrocoin to launch Skill Shooter at IAAPA Expo Europe

With trade shows now back on the agenda, manufacturer and distributor Electrocoin will launch its latest product, Skill Shooter, on the European stage in Barcelona at this year’s IAAPA Expo.

Perpetual innovation: There’s plenty more Magic from NOVOMATIC!

Kevin Temple, Director of Sales at NOVOMATIC Gaming UK, talks to Coinslot about the Magic Games™ product dynasty and “the perpetual innovation” that’s driving the gaming giant forward. Timely really, as NOVOMATIC are gearing up for the post-Covid expo season, so we have had a peek into what the market will be seeing for 2022 and beyond.

Contactless limit to increase to £100 from 15 October but gaming...

Amid a fanfare of publicity, the financial sector and the high street are preparing for the October 15 introduction of £100 contactless payments limits but guess which sector’s been conveniently ignored? Peter Hannibal of the Gambling Business Group asks why.

The sky is the limit” for OKTO’s cashless solution and the...

In a joint interview with Regal’s MD of operations and products, Matt Bicknell and OKTO’s gaming director, Simon Dorsen, Bicknell told Coinslot that he believes the sky is the limit for the fintech firm and Regal’s parent company, the Merkur Group UK, with Dorsen adding that the partnership puts OKTO well on the way to becoming the industry-standard cashless app.

Navigating a way through the licensing rules: Poppleston Allen steer a...

Imogen Moss, expert gambling industry licensing solicitor at Poppleston Allen, is on hand to run over the vital licensing Q&As ahead of the peak August holiday season to ensure operators and visitors alike can enjoy the traditional pastime whilst staying on the right side of the regulation amidst increased industry scrutiny.

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National Bingo Day almost doubles charity target

The Bingo Association has announced that the total charitable donation raised during National Bingo Day 2021 was nearly double the event’s £15,000 target, as players across the country came together to show their support for Variety.

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The Government reshuffle, what to expect at ACOS, the spectre of a winter lockdown and why blocking the M25 really isn’t the best way to win the support of the Great British population - all topics covered by Coinslot’s intrepid Arcadian in this week’s Off The Record.