“Every day is like a Saturday” as Blackpool bounces back

The North West’s premier coastal resort has been in demand since lockdown ended, with cafes, restaurants, pubs and outdoor rides doing their best to supply visitors with Britain’s seaside experience while indoor amusements remain closed until at least the 17 May. Blackpool is booming.

EAG Expo: “Pioneers new format due to Covid-19”

EAG took the bull by the horns and moved into the online arena with two days of widely praised seminars and exhibition stands.


Sound Leisure launches Marshall LP jukebox

Sound Leisure has unveiled the latest addition in its collaboration with heritage amplifier manufacturer Marshall, a new Long Player 33rpm vinyl playing cabinet featuring iconic design elements associated with the brand.

Customers ‘love’ new JNC Sales website

After launching its new look in celebration of 40 years of trading, JNC Sales has been pleased with the reaction of customers to its brand new website.

NSM Music: How connectivity has changed the jukebox forever

The UK’s increasingly broad internet coverage has enabled jukebox manufacturer NSM to change the way operators, venue managers, and customers interact with its products, with its newest model the Curve featuring contactless payments, a management app, and an app for picking your favourite tunes. Alex Kirby explains all.

Tuning in: Sound Leisure featured on Made In Britain

ITV4 took viewers on a special visit to Leeds earlier this month, featuring the precision manufacturing processes of Sound Leisure as part of documentary series Made in Britain.

World of Rides unveils six new models to make 2021 season...

After the most difficult period in its 50 year history, World of Rides has been preparing to make a confident comeback to normality with new models and a brand new product as the manufacturer of children’s rides vows to assist operators in making the 2021 season one their customers will remember for a long time.

Orders galore as World of Rides customers stock up for gilt-edged...

As Britain’s bounding vaccination roll-out brightens the light at the end of the tunnel, operators from all different sectors have been calling on World of Rides to replenish their attractions, with general manager David Robinson convinced that the season to come will kickstart the industry back to life.

Virtual reality specialist Immotion Group unveils new share issue

Virtual Reality entertainment specialist Immotion Group has announced a new share agreement, as the company looks to recover from the effect of Coronavirus on the attractions industry.

TITO has taken over in the AGC sector, says Playsafe Systems

Ticket In Ticket Out has been taking off over the last 12 months as AGC operators prepare for their grand reopenings, with Playsafe Systems’ Iain Lunt explaining that even the most faithful cash-only operators have finally turned to TITO.

SB Machines launches three new children’s rides for 2021

SB Machines are getting ready for the industry’s reopening. And it’s an impressive return to action for the Porthcawl company with three new launches for the anticipated summer boom.

Sega Amusements confirms management buyout

The management of Sega Amusements International Ltd has announced a buyout from Sega Corporation, with the company set to continue the brand’s market expansion outside Japan.




BactaPortal: Putting Social Responsibility front and centre

Bacta has launched its latest member information resource - the bactaPortal. Steph Norbury talks us through the initiative and explains how it works and how it delivers a ‘more joined-up approach’.



Is it time to separate the Gambling Commission into land-based and...

Confidence in the regulatory focus at the Gambling Commission is diminishing amongst the land-based sector as amusements operators find themselves weighed down by online-crafted enquiries. Some are now questioning whether the regulator should be split into two: one for land-based operations, the other for online.