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SEGA and LAI Games launch partnership

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LAI Games and SEGA Amusements International Ltd have launched a new multi region distribution partnership. SEGA will distribute the award winning Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride in countries throughout South America, Europe and Asia. Thanks to a hugely successful launch and record sales for the unattended VR ride, LAI Games is looking to bring the game to more entertainment venues...

Trading places: Will amusements face a business block to Saudi?

amusements, business, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
As western business cold-shoulders the FII in Riyadh over the Khashoggi issue, the nerves of the UK amusements industry could be tested over its engagement with the lucrative Middle East market. Will there be a time when we need to talk about Saudi? Leading international business executives gave Saudi Arabia a wide-berth last at one of the leading trading shows...

Gulzar sets sights on year-round successes

Gulzar, Sheikh Abid Gulzar, Hastings Pier, amusements
After completing the purchase of Hastings Pier and overseeing a positive summer period, Sheikh Abid Gulzar has stated that the goal is now to make it a year-round attraction. Speaking at the weekend Sheikh Abid Gulzar, owner of Eastbourne and Hastings Piers, commented that the long summer has been particularly good for business, but work must now be undertaken to...

Blackpool Pleasure Beach rides scoop double awards win

Coinslot Blackpool Tourism
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has celebrated more awards success after two of its rides were voted among the best for thrill-seekers in Europe. The amusement park’s new £16.25m ICON rollercoaster was voted as one of the best new coasters in Europe and Valhalla was named one of the continent’s best water rides at the European Star Awards. In addition, Blackpool Pleasure Beach...

Reflex reaction: Cain’s Amusements on bringing a classic into the modern arena

Cain's Amusements
A jewel on Herne Bay’s seafront, Cain’s Amusements has enjoyed a busy season, but there’s no resting up for the centre. There’s a new machine on the floor and it’s proving pretty popular. Reflex Gaming’s BullionBar X has hit the Kent coast. Scott Turner talks to Coinslot. Cain’s Amusements has been impressed with its latest machine on test, and it’s...

Clacton Pier makes the grade with VisitEngland

Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier continues to provide a top quality visitor attraction for a fun day out, according to VisitEngland, which carried out a full day assessment of the landmark last month. It concluded that the pier meets the high standards required for accreditation in the national scheme, an award the operator will hold for at least a two years before another...

Mirror praises Southend’s amusements

Southend-on-Sea
Southend’s amusement arcades, amusement park and pier have been praised in a national newspaper article about the resort’s transformation. Writing for the Mirror, Nick Owen, head of news at Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, documented a recent family trip to the Essex seaside. Despite having negative memories of Southend from his childhood days, Owen praised its transformation as well as the...

Clacton Pier unveils autumn and winter events programme

Clacton Pier
To build on its new-opened all-weather facilities and cement its position as a 52-week a year attraction, Clacton Pier has launched an extensive line-up of off-season events. Bosses at Clacton Pier have unveiled a new programme of events for the autumn and winter period, which includes the revival of its popular Christmas Wonderland event. It also features a new concept with...

Cleethorpes seafront proposal divides local legislators

Cleethorpes seafront
Serving as indication that not all development on Britain’s coast is welcome development - local activists in Cleethorpes are calling for a period of “proper consultation” ahead of plans to build three residential apartment blocks in direct proximity to the seafront. “One Cleethorpes” has the backing of the town’s MP Martin Vickers - who envisions the 99-apartment complex as a...

New jewel in the crown: Mr P’s to move into former Monmarch Amusements site in Bognor

Bognor Regis
The expansion of legacy amusement specialist Mr P’s Classic Amusements throughout the south of England is to see the company open a third branch within the former site of Monarch Amusements in Bognor Regis, the company has confirmed. Clues released on social media had previously tipped Bognor as the general vicinity of the new acquisition, but Mr P’s owners Dave...

Blackpool Illuminations highlight its bright future

Blackpool Illuminations
This year’s Blackpool Illuminations are more than just a grand display of flashing lights; they represent a town with a bright future, and one that can illuminate the way for Britain’s seaside resorts. The future of Blackpool is as bright as last weekend’s illuminations,according to the resort’s operators, who welcomed 130,000 visitors over the weekend for celebrations and fireworks that...

Fantasy Island replaces disabled girl’s stolen wheelchair

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In another example of the amusement industry’s unceasing capacity for charity, Ingoldmells’ Fantasy Island has replaced a disabled youngster’s stolen wheelchair. The 12-year-old had been enjoying a trip to the seaside amusement park on 22 August when thieves stole the chair between 7pm and 8pm. The distressed youngster made the discovery after coming off the Frisbee ride with her sister. After it...

Mayfair Amusements to downsize after fall in trade

Ayrshire
The operator of Girvan’s Mayfair Amusements has revealed he plans to downsize the arcade after being granted planning consent by South Ayrshire Council. Alfie Briggs said he intends to transform part of the premises back into a town house to put on the rental market. He also confirmed that the larger, deeper portion of the site would remain operating as an...

Genting’s Vortex Gaming appreciates Embed and BNAE choice one year on

Vortex
It has been 12 months since Vortex Gaming opened at Genting’s Resorts World - bringing immersive digital experiences and iconic gameplay to Birmingham with the help of Bandai Namco Amusement Europe and the Embed cashless system. Vortex Gaming in Birmingham has reported that its first year of cashless operation has been a great success after working closely with Bandai Namco...

Genting’s Vortex Gaming appreciates Embed & BNAE choice a year on

Vortex
It has been 12 months, since Vortex Gaming opened at Genting Resort’s Resorts World – bringing immersive digital experiences and iconic gameplay to Birmingham. Resorts World worked closely with BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) and Embed to install the Embed cashless system with smart touch readers into the state-of-the-art entertainment centre and reports that the first year of cashless operation...

Licensed redemption: Just the ticket for repeat customers

Kent Amusements
Careful curation of select franchise prize goods has turned one-time players into long-term collectors at Kent Amusements in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Two weeks ago, the announcement was made. Arcade supervisor Dominic O’Reilly of Kent Amusements, Co. Down, posted the news on the arcade’s Instagram and Facebook feeds. Rick and Morty plush - furry renditions of the acclaimed US Adult Swim...

Amusement arcade planned as part of £4m Skegness Butlin’s expansion

Skegness
A new amusement arcade could be built at Butlin’s Skegness holiday park if plans for a £4m expansion are approved. If they are given the green light, the development would also include a Hall of Mirrors, a fairground workshop, a grandstand and two new amusement rides. Works to the site’s existing fairground would see its current rides largely retained, maintained and...

Confusion delays opening of Barry Island Pleasure Park rollercoaster

Barry Island
It is just the latest in a series of obstacles the Welsh amusement park has faced since it came under new ownership. Barry Island Pleasure Park has once again met with local authority bureaucracy. he owner of Barry Island Pleasure Park has defended its new rollercoaster after the attraction’s launch date was delayed by safety inspectors. The seaside amusement park had...

Blackpool South Pier log flume decision deferred

Blackpool South Pier
Blackpool South Pier hasn’t got its ticket to ride just yet. The council has deferred its decision on whether to allow the log flume ride a permanent residency on the promenade. The owner of Blackpool’s South Pier will now have to wait until September to see if its application to keep the attraction’s log flume ride on its current site...

Southend Pier aiming for one million visitors

Southend Pier
Southend Borough Council is hoping to record one million visitors to the resort’s pier in 2018 after it achieved record numbers for the past three months. James Courtenay, deputy leader, announced the target after revealing that figures for May, June and July had broken previous records. Last month, Southend Pier saw an increase of almost 20 per cent over the same...

Clacton calls time on goldfish give-aways

Clacton Pier
It may well be part of seaside tradition, but as of September, winning a goldfish will be a thing of the past at Clacton Pier. Times are-a-changing at Clacton Pier, where Billy Ball and the rest of the management team have decided to end the age-old practice of giving goldfish as prizes for stall wins. A new lease agreement hammered out...

Blackpool South Pier set to hear decision on log flume location

Blackpool South Pier
The owner of Blackpool’s South Pier will learn this week if its application for permission to keep the attraction’s log flume ride in its current site has been successful. The move has been opposed by Blackpool Council’s planning officers and the nearby Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Eighteen months ago, Blackpool Pier Company was granted permission to re-locate the log flume from its...

Adventure Island reopens refreshed amusement attraction

Crooked House, Adventure Island, Southend
Southend’s Adventure Island has reopened its The Crooked House attraction after it underwent refurbishment to preserve it for future generations. The vintage amusement attraction is one of the UK’s oldest, having kept seaside holidaymakers entertained for 67 years. Paul Clapp, creative director at Adventure Island, said the amusement park’s management was continually upgrading and refreshing attractions across the site. He said: “As part...

Let the good times roll – UK adults spending more and more on fun

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Brits are apparently willing to spend a lot more on joy than they used to - that’s according to new research from market research firm the Mintel Group. Over the course of the past five years, their study of the UK leisure industry tracked a whopping 17 per cent hike in spending on entertainment - to £129bn. The gains were aided...

Numskull Designs announce The Quarter Arcades ‘PAC-MAN’ ¼ Scale Arcade Cabinet

PAC-MAN quarter
Numskull Designs is incredibly proud to team up with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment for the first in a series of Quarter Arcades exclusives! The world’s most recognisable video game ‘PAC-MAN’ has gone back to where it began with one of the most realistically-presented formats of the original platform. ‘PAC-MAN’ as a character inspired generations and the original game is still one...

How RLMS is applying a fresh coat of paint to the past

Tony Glanville
In a 21st Century where upcycling and sustainability are part of the everyday vernacular, Tony Glanville, managing director of RLMS Sales, explains how their in-house approach to used equipment in the amusements industry is more than just a trend, it’s a vital part of their business. COINSLOT: How important is the used/refurbished machine market in the UK? TONY GLANVILLE: Like the...

Seaside amusement parks amongst UK holidaymakers’ favourites

Bournemouth Pier
The British public have had their say on their highest-rated holiday attractions, and unsurprisingly seaside amusement parks are right up there amongst them. Seaside amusement parks have once again proved to be amongst UK holidaymakers’ favourites in the Trip Advisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Brighton Palace Pier and Southend Adventure Island all featured in the internationally popular...

Grand Pier: The Phoenix of Weston, 10 years on

Michelle Michael
It has been a decade since a fire destroyed Weston-super-mare’s premier attraction, and while the memory of that day still stings for operator Michelle Michael MBE, the new Grand Pier has done its predecessor more than proud. Weston-super-mare’s Grand Pier “looks like it’s been part of the landscape forever now”, according to opera- tor Michelle Michael, who appeared on ITV...

Clacton amusements operators support resort clean-up

Clacton Pier
Amusements operators in Clacton have supported a major clean-up of the resort that took place ahead of the school summer holidays. On top of regular cleaning duties carried out by Tendring Council, its staff have carried out pressure-washing of the town’s pavements, removal of weeds and general cosmetic improvements before the peak summer season started last weekend. The effort has been...

Bandai Namco target 50 percent original IP split

Joystick
Speaking at E3 to GameIndustry Biz, Herve Hoerdt, Bandai Namco European digital and marketing vice president, commented that the company is aiming for 50 percent of its portfolio to be original IPs as it looks to increase its footprint throughout western markets. An overall move from Bandai Namco to place original IPs at the forefront of its portfolio could have...

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