Game Nation machine vandal fined by Poole magistrates

Game Nation machine vandal fined by Pool magistrates
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A Bristol man has been fined by Poole Magistrate’s Court, after having caused criminal damage to a number of gaming machines at Game Nation, Bournemouth.


Bishopsworth resident Zerevan Khalil Saleh committed the crime at the Christchurch Road venue on 10 September, and was called before judges late last month.

“Appearing in the dock at Poole Magistrates’ Court on 29 October, the 32-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to a single charge of damaging two gaming machines to a value under £5,000,” reported the Bournemouth Daily Echo.

“The bench ordered him to pay £500 compensation to Game Nation for the offence.” No information has been released as to whether Saleh was attempting to gain entry to the machines in order to steal cash, or was intending simply to cause wanton damage.

Game Nation Bournemouth is one of 57 amusement centres across the UK operated by the company, with the 24-hour venue offering gameplay on both Storm and Equinox machines.

Game Nation is the trading name of City Gaming Ltd, which also operates Family Leisure Holdings Ltd, Whittaker Arcades Ltd, and Mulbrook Ltd.

“As an independent operator, we’re not a manufacturer and we’re not tied to any one brand, so we’re able to offer the widest selection of the best casino and classic slot games available.”

None of which it seemed pleased Mr Saleh.

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