Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Bacta AGM

White emphasises Bacta’s AGC campaign in call for industry unity

John White Bacta AGM speech
AGCs and FECs cannot only live in perfect harmony, they are inter-linked and dependent on one another, according Bacta CEO John White, who called for industry unity as the association campaigns for fairer regulation in the government’s gambling review.

Product design, age verification and cashless wallets on Gambling Commission’s radar

Sarah Gardner Gambling Commission Bacta AGM Product design Cashless wallet
Aside from repeating the new Gambling Commission mantra - “gambling is normal, harm must not be” - the regulator’s Deputy CEO Sarah Gardner honed in on product design, age verification and cashless wallet technology as three areas to watch during her speech to this year’s Bacta AGM.

We must be allowed to innovate, urges Bacta president Greg Wood

Greg Wood Bacta AGM
Like presidents before him, Bacta’s Greg Wood believes a focus on player safety is the heart of the industry’s continued long term success, but he is also determined that innovation - the brain of the industry - should be given more freedom in the upcoming gambling review.

Bacta AGM elects divisional reps to face 2020 challenges

Bacta AGM elects divisional reps
Last month’s AGM saw Bacta's four divisions receive their yearly injection of fresh perspectives in the form of new committee members, with CEO John White

What piers need are arcades: Chapman hails upward trajectory for seaside FECs

piers need amusements Dr Anya Chapman
Honorary secretary for the National Pier Society, Dr Anya Chapman, made it clear at Bacta’s AGM recently that piers are increasingly appreciating how much..

“Is it time for a new act?”: Whittingdale addresses future of UK gambling

John Whittingdale speech Bacta AGM
Former DCMS secretary and MP candidate for Malden, John Whittingdale, took to the Bacta AGM stage to outline the potential future of amusements in the..

Bacta AGM: Extract from John White’s executive speech

John White CEO Bacta Bacta AGM speech extract
Coinslot offers an extract of John White’s chief executive speech at this year’s Bacta AGM.

Bacta find a new discourse with launch of social responsibility policy

BACTA AGM 2018 Social Responsibility John White
Association chief John White used his platform at the Bacta AGM to announce a new code of social responsibility for members

Stergides thanks industry for a presidential term of successes

Gabi Stergides Bacta AGM 2018
After a busy two years in Bacta’s highest office, Gabi Stergides delivered his parting speech to the association’s AGM hall..

Bacta looks forward to a new narrative

John White Coinslot Bacta annual convention
The broad reach of Bacta will be in evidence this week when the membership gathers in London for the annual convention. Coinslot asked John White what we...

Bacta Convention: The future is socially responsible innovation

  On 23 November bacta members and convention guests attended the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to discuss the future of the amusements industry, with debate around the Triennial Review, social responsibility, emerging payments and tourism on the agenda.   The 2017 bacta Convention opened to an industry both disappointed by the recent Triennial Review consultation document, but determined to see social...

Bacta announce line-up for Annual General Meeting

  On 23 November, bacta will host its 2017 convention, and Annual General Meeting at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster with talks from the trade body’s members as well as a range of guest speakers including politicians and industry regulators.   The day kicks off with a welcome from vice-president James Miller and CEO John White, who are followed...

Crown jewel in the North West 10 year’s on

Coinslot - Crown Direct Northern Showcase
A decade after first launching, Crown Direct opened its Northern Showcase to operators once again on 3 - 4 May, with the regional Bacta AGM accompanying to provide a well-balanced day-out in Leyland, Lancashire.   With the promise of warm food, a free bar, and a large room lined with the latest products from Crown Direct and Astra Games, operators from...