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Coinslot Quentin Stott Reflex Gaming

Quentin Stott on the 2017 gaming machine market

Jan 17, 2017No Comments

Reflex Gaming’s MD, Quentin Stott, gives us his impression of the gaming machine market in 2017 and how his company

Coinslot EAG BACTA JasonFrost

Jason Frost looks back on all that ...

As he approaches the end of his presidency, Jason Frost looks back on all that

Jan 16, 2017
Coinslot EAG Karen Cooke

Feedback and resilience core of EAG...

Karen Cooke, the woman behind the EAG Expo, reveals how stakeholder feedback goes into making a

Jan 16, 2017
Coinslot John White Bacta

Bacta looking ahead to a co-operati...

With a wild 2016 in the books, the industry enters a pivotal year and with

Jan 16, 2017
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Financial

Coinslot, Gambling Commission, DCMS consultation, GC,

Gambling Commission fee reductions broadly welcomed

Jan 04, 2017No Comments

Unsurprisingly, the results of the DCMS consultation into lowering Gambling Commission fees have been met with broad approval by the industry, although bingo bucked the

Park Holidays UK to be so...

Park Holidays UK is to be sold for £362m,

Dec 28, 2016
Coinslot, Royal Mint, new pound coin, currency,

The new £1 in 2017

The Royal Mint has launched a new website for

Dec 23, 2016

Business

Coinslot SB Machines Firetruck

SB Machines – Overcoming the £1 per play barrier

Jan 19, 2017No Comments

SB Machines of Porthcawl, leading suppliers of high quality coin operated rides in the UK and Ireland, has announced its new range of equipment for

Coinslot Blueprint

Blueprint kick off EAG with major invest...

Whilst many visitors were still arriving at EAG eager

Jan 17, 2017
Coinslot Erron Colibri CPI

ERRON Factory bvba Specifies CPI as Defa...

Agreement with Belgian manufacturer specifies both coin and note

Jan 17, 2017
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technology

Coinslot Playdium Jukebox TouchTunes

Innovation and market knowledge are keys to rejuvenation

Jan 19, 2017No Comments

TouchTunes believe that the introduction and deployment of the Playdium smart jukebox by Sound Leisure will kick start the process of rejuvenating the UK market. TouchTunes European managing

Coinslot Leisure Engineering Battery Cars

Next generation creates t...

Family-managed business Sela Group continues to provide high quality battery cars to stand the test

Jan 19, 2017
Coinslot Jaybox Jukebox

Jukebox manufacturer Jayb...

Jukebox manufacturer Jaybox sets out its three-pronged formula for success: Design the best jukebox on

Jan 19, 2017
Coinslot Tony Boulton Project crazy chicken

Crazy Chicken provides a ...

The three player ticket redemption title, Crazy Chicken, receives ‘exceptional response’ according to Project. Project

Jan 18, 2017
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Services

Bacta membership is more beneficial than ever for all facets of the coin-op industry and at EAG International the trade association is offering a 10 percent first year discount for new sign ups on top of their regular benefits package. As the principal trade association for the amusement and gaming machine industry, Bacta husbands the interests of more than 500 companies and 1,000 individuals. Due to this the organisation offers peerless representation to stakeholders. The Association protects the interests of members through a variety of measures, including LCCP evaluation and training, which makes sure policies and procedures are fully up to date in the event of inspection by either the Gambling Commission or local authority. Adding to this are security and software alert services, which allows bacta members to share information with each other. Membership also comes with a raft of free professional services to guide best practices for all members. Such services include: advice, training packages, age verification testing, compliance toolkits, crime bulletins and a weekly subscription to the industry leading trade publication Coinslot. To complement the range of services afforded by membership, companies are able to be part of the Bacta self-exclusion scheme. In addition to this members can benefit from free registration with an independent Alternative Dispute Resolution service. This arbitration resource is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and aims to facilitate the smooth resolution of any disputes relating to the outcome of gambling between consumers and operators. In terms of pecuniary benefits, members are entitled to substantial discounts on Bacta posters and leaflets and a greatly reduced exhibitor rate at the annual EAG International show. Bacta members also receive a substantial discount on the Association’s state of the art meeting room facilities at the prestigious bacta office in central London. Although already established as the primary trade association in the industry, Bacta is a constantly growing entity, and anyone signing up to membership whilst at EAG will receive a 10 percent discount on their first year subscription fee.

Bacta membership offering more benefits than ever

Jan 18, 2017No Comments

The role of trade associations is becoming ever more vital in highly regulated and political savvy countries – none more so than Bacta whose work for the industry is taking on wider and more crucially

Coinslot, NSM, EAG, jukeboxes, Alex Kirby, music, Storm,

Music, atmosphere, marketing

A long standing supporter of EAG International, NSM Music is planning an exciting presentation for visitors to stand 310 at

Jan 05, 2017
Coinslot DP Leisure

DP Leisure to open new 360 Play in ...

Kingsford Shopping Centre in Redditch, Worcestershire, is preparing to welcome a new 360 Play children’s entertainment centre from DP Leisure

Dec 09, 2016

Data & Analysis

Coinslot Beer Duty Pub Sector

Pub sector calls for budget cut in beer duty rate

Jan 11, 2017No Comments

New report by Oxford Economics adds weight to call for cut in beer duty rate A new report by economic experts Oxford Economics (OE), commissioned by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), has found

Coinslot, Peter Hannibal, Gambling Business Group, cashless payment, GBG,

Hannibal wants ‘informed debate...

The head of the Gambling Business Group has called for the industry, regulators and legislators to enter into an informed

Jan 05, 2017
Coinslot Bingo research

WhichBingo Survey confirms bingo po...

Were it to be recognised as as sport, bingo would be the sixth most popular in the UK. The admittedly

Dec 28, 2016
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events

Coinslot ICE 2017 ExCel

ICE marketing campaign hits home with pre-registration up 6%

Jan 20, 2017No Comments

The World of theatre, Shakespeare themed, multi-media marketing campaign in support of ICE 2017 is proving effective with pre-registration figures showing a 6% uplift, year-on-year. Senior Marketing Manager, Dan Stone, who has been responsible for implementing the campaign, confirmed the figures were ahead of where

Coinslot - ICE 2017 flies the flag as the United Nations of gaming

ICE 2017 flies the flag a...

ICE confirms its status as United Nations of gaming with a total of 67 jurisdictions

Jan 18, 2017
Coinslot Tony Boulton Project crazy chicken

Crazy Chicken provides a ...

The three player ticket redemption title, Crazy Chicken, receives ‘exceptional response’ according to Project. Project

Jan 18, 2017
Coinslot - Eurocoin deliver seamless reporting for FECs

Eurocoin deliver seamless...

Eurocoin launch integrated FEC Redemption System.   Eurocoin is completing the integration of the Semnox

Jan 17, 2017
Coinslot Blueprint Alphastar

Alpha Star set to shine b...

Visitors to EAG will be eagerly seeking out a brand new cabinet from Blueprint Machines,

Jan 16, 2017

Media & Opinion

National Coastal Tourism Academy – Researching a coastal tourism revival

Jan 18, 2017No Comments

While seaside tourism received a boost from Brexit in 2016, the National Coastal Tourism Academy has been developing research on a path to the long term revival of Britain’s coast. Set up in 2013 with the first round of funding from the Government’s Coastal Communities

Coinslot Media Watch Pub

Media Watch: The rate of ...

Could 2017 be a year of flux? Two of Britain’s national newspapers are looking at

Jan 09, 2017

Life begins at 40 for tou...

The chief executive of UKInbound, the UK’s inbound tourism lobby group, Deidre Wells, has published

Dec 29, 2016
Coinslot Arcade Machine

Media Watch: Snakes and L...

In the media this week, the Guardian has been covering the latest madcap arcade machine

Nov 28, 2016

Llandudno Pier owner “f...

With the first images of the planned Llandudno Pier Pavilion made public, Pier owner Adam

Nov 14, 2016

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Coinslot, BHA, immigrant visas, Ufi Ibrahim,

BHA calls for immigrant visa guarantees

Jan 04, 2017No Comments

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is calling on the government to guarantee more than 100,000 work visas for its sector.

Coinslot Las Vegas Skill

And now for something completely different?

Dec 13, 2016No Comments

The talk amongst Las Vegas execs this year is all about skill-based slots. Perhaps once the triennial is over, suggests

Coinslot Bacta Convention Sarah Harrison

Bacta Convention – The focus of policy-makers

Dec 06, 2016No Comments

Sarah Harrison lays out the areas that top gambling policy-makers agendas as part of her recent speech at the Bacta

Coinslot Gambling Commission Brexit

Gambling Commission considers future under Brexit

Dec 06, 2016No Comments

As Britain prepares to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union, the UK Gambling Commission will meet in Central London

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World

Coinslot, AAA, Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo

Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo (AAA) trade show

Showcasing the latest machines from and for the Asian region, the Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo (AAA) is likely to offer the UK industry with a chance to

Coinslot, BHA, immigrant visas, Ufi Ibrahim,

BHA calls for immigrant v...

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is calling on the

coinslot LAI Games

LAI Games follows up succ...

LAI Games will be showcasing its two most successful

Coinslot Gold Coast theme park Australia resort

Songcheng confirms plans ...

The Chinese theme park developer, Songcheng Performance Development, confirmed

Coinslot IAAPA

IAAPA attendance grows as...

The organisers of the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 reports

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Market & Sectors

Coinslot Alan Rogers Astra Games

Rogers sees a market for TITO and beyond

Jan 17, 2017No Comments

With TITO’s popularity rising in 2017, Alan Rogers from Astra Games believes that the next step for the industry could be a cashless solution. In

Coinslot Quentin Stott Reflex Gaming

Quentin Stott on the 2017 gaming machine market

Jan 17, 2017No Comments

Reflex Gaming’s MD, Quentin Stott, gives us his impression of the gaming machine market in 2017 and how his company is leading the charge for

Players finding confidence in product and parley

Jan 15, 2017No Comments

With expansion planned in 2017 following a successful year, Players Amusements director, Kevin Birch, is looking to networking opportunities at EAG to provide insight into

Coinslot BBPA Pubs Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson – Pubs find a new way to save profits

Jan 18, 2017No Comments

Jeremy Nelson, founder of Leisure Games, North Wales, has observed that more and more pubs are opting to profit share fruit machines rather than hire

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