Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Praesepe makes five-figure donation to GambleAware

Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann UK portfolio of low stake gambling entertainment brands, has underlined its’ social responsibility credentials making a second £28,000 contribution of 2020/21 to GambleAware, the charity charged with delivering the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.

Barff: Curfew has cost pub gaming a third of its revenue

The MD of data specialists CLMS has denounced the “irrational and irresponsible” actions of government in its clampdown on hospitality - which has cost coin-op stakeholders and the wider pub trade as much as 40 per cent of regular income. Simon Barff talks exclusively to Coinslot about the trends and the future.

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OKTO receives double-shortlisting in the 2020 SBC Awards

OKTO, the financial technology provider specialising in digital payment and player engagement applications, has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 SBC Awards in two categories: “Payment Solution of the Year” and “Payments Innovation of the Year”.

Showcase Bingo backs GeWeTe and Merkur MARS innovation

The GeWeTe Cash Recycler Premium and Merkur MARS TITO system have won glowing praise following the recent installation completed at Hull-based AGC operator, Showcase Bingo.

Bonvoyage, for now, to Timewarp Somerset

Last week one of the leading lights in retro gaming within the southwest of England announced its decision to close down temporarily in wake of the recent rise in coronavirus cases.

Wexel Gaming launches new VANTAGEplus membership system

Wexel Gaming are revolutionising the membership loyalty system, bringing player reward, location-based points and enhanced safety features through its new VANTAGEplus app.

Sega offers 80’s nostalgia with Centipede Chaos

Sega has announced that Centipede Chaos, the hit 80’s creepy-crawly blasting game, is now in stock and ready to ship.

Trident opens new Devon depot for south west region

Trident’s expansion programme continues with a new depot and a new appointment. The machines operator is thinking big..

UK’s night-time sector faces “tidal wave of redundancies” as music becomes...

No drinking, no talking, and now no music. The government has turned pub music down to 85db in England, whilst Scotland has banned it completely in pubs. The latest measures to counter Covid have met with scathing criticism, with the music sector the next in line for crisis talks.

Reflex steps up its conversion process in readiness for gaming’s cashless...

This week, Reflex Gaming has confirmed that it has converted 33 different machines to incorporate a cashless payment option. Mat Ingram talks to Coinslot about the process.

Arcade Hub Hull eyes bigger and better venue

The popularity of Arcade Hub has proved such that the man behind the arcade, Lee Playle, has seen fit not only to seek a bigger venue, but also to expand into a feast of new food and beverage options.

UDC’s Pearl Fishery pusher gets five stars from Funstation

UDC visited Funstation in Castleford, Yorkshire recently to follow up on the installation of its coinless pusher, Pearl Fishery.

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Club 3000 to open in former Wigan Buzz Bingo

Bingo operator Club 3000 has announced the opening of a new hall in Wigan, repurposing the town’s former Buzz Bingo venue in Robin Park, which closed earlier this year.

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Peter Hannibal: Is driving National Lottery revenues compatible with protecting the...

Peter Hannibal, chief executive of the cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, is calling on the DCMS and the Gambling Commission to explain how they propose to balance the drive to maximise National Lottery revenues and deliver high returns at the same time as protecting the vulnerable