Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: AGM

Bacta picks up plaudits at its annual convention

Bacta picks up plaudits at its annual convention
Following last week’s AGM, politicians and Bacta members have both “acknowledged the thorough and effective work of the trade association”. In a dispatch issued by the trade body, we get a glimpse of how Bacta’s work has been reaching out to people. In its very own words, here’s the association’s review in its post AGM release.

Greg Wood: “We must have the opportunity to try and develop new ideas in the real world”

Greg Wood Bacta convention speech
It was an intelligent and honed speech by the Bacta president Greg Wood at his association’s AGM last week. After clearing the path of some of the debris of disappointments that the industry has experienced over the year, Wood made way for Bacta’s vision on the changes necessary from the Gambling Review to ensure the long term security of the sector.

Comment – Why do MPs know so little about the business / Restrained Restricted and Controlled by legislation: time for change

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The industry assembled for the first time since 2019 for a hefty dose of politics at this week’s Bacta Convention. Coinslot assess some of the early exchanges where Bacta’s attack and defence were busy in action, while the opposition changed its line-up but not its formation

John White:“Bacta is made up of many businesses large and small sitting across a £2 billion industry employing tens of thousands of people. Ensuring we can deliver for all...

John White Bacta Convention speech
From the machinery of Bacta to the machinations of politics and regulation, CEO John White delivered one of the most extensive reports to the association in many years. But then it was the first major political gathering for the industry since 2019 and with so much on the association’s agenda, a 5,000 word speech was a real deal for the membership. From the gambling review to the Gambling Commission, the seaside to the high street, White took the AGM on a journey through the challenges and changes facing the industry now. Coinslot features the Bacta CEO’s speech in full.

Poppleston Allen: “Despite society’s changing entertainment demands, cash usage and attitudes towards gambling, the ‘pub fruity’ can thrive”

Poppleston Allen Richard Allen social responsibility
As part of a series of legal-based articles on the industry, Richard Bradley, Associate Solicitor at Poppleston Allen, gets fruity with the Coinslot community, albeit in a pub machines kind of way. If the industry can crack the code for top grade social responsibility and light touch regulation, then the opportunities for gaming machines could be rosy.

Comment – Time to recognise the human side of business / There may be trouble ahead!

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Why do politicians think that there isn’t a human side to business? It might be the case in their own industry, but it’s certainly not in our’s. Is it time to tell the parliamentarians that they have to listen to the business community - and that not to do so will be their peril?

Bacta confirms Annual Convention, Parliamentary Reception and SR Exchange dates for November

Bacta SR Exchange Parliamentary Reception dates
Bacta has announced the dates of its upcoming SR Exchange, Parliamentary Reception and Annual Convention 2021, with all three events set to be held throughout November.

Industry gather forces: Divisions unite at Bacta’s online Convention

Bacta AGM Convention online
Bacta staged its first ever virtual AGM last week as 150 members Zoomed in to discuss a tough 2020, Covid-19 measures and a way forward for an industry under intense pressure. Steph Norbury picks out some highlights from the assembly.

All the President’s men: Miller proud of “all-hands-on-deck” lobbying effort

James Miller Bacta President
An unusual year made for an unusual AGM for the trade association - but despite the myriad of challenges in 2020, Bacta president James Miller was brimming with pride over the industry’s improved dialogue with lawmakers.

In it together: Miller rallies the troops at the Bacta convention

Bacta Convention James Miller
In his debut convention outing as serving Bacta president, James Miller gave a clear direction of the association under his tenureship: driving forward on..

Baron unveils key talking points from BA AGM

Coinslot - B2 Miles Baron Bingo Association AGM
Miles Baron, CEO of the Bingo Association, provides a verbal tour of the BA’s recent annual general meeting, covering everything from the upcoming general election, to the new coin and social responsibility.   The Bingo Association held its annual general meeting at the Hippodrome on 26 April, with clearer messaging being a main theme at the event, both in terms of...