Tag: Bacta

Bacta CEO to meet with Director of the Bank of England

Bank of England Sarah John meet Bacta
Bacta chief executive John White will have the opportunity to progress key issues of relevance to the membership regarding payments, frauds and the..

Industry set for radical step on the SR ladder: Bacta unveils new under-16s trial

John White Bacta membership under 16 trial social responsibility
The Bacta membership agreed to evaluate a change to its Code of Conduct which would tell customers that players on low stake cash payout fruit machines must

Select Committee asks for evidence

House of Lords Select Committee
The tendrils of hysteria-fuelled legislation may be closing in, as the House of Lords Select Committee tasked with reviewing the adequacy of the 2005..

Eason draws the line, but backs Bacta’s Category D proposal

Ian Eason Instance Automatics
In a letter to Bacta dated 4 July, Ian Eason gave his view on last month’s House of Lords announcement and Bacta’s recent intervention of Cat D complex

Current copper coins worth less, but not worthless

Copper Coins
A reality check says that the one pence coin is worth less than any coin in history. The reality, however, is it’s value extends way beyond any monetary..

Linda Malcolm’s My TouchTunes

Linda Malcolm Operations Manager Bacta
Jonathan Walwyn’s passion for big, anthemic sing along numbers makes way for an edition of My TouchTunes sprinkled with a little bit of class - as Coinslot readers would no doubt expect from Linda Malcolm, Bacta’s long serving Operations Manager and PA to the Chief Executive. Sitting comfortably alongside the more disposable ‘pop’ music associated with her childhood and...

On yer bike! Bacta stalwarts are in the saddle for the ride of their lives

Bacta Prudential ride
The Bacta peloton preparing for next month's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey, widely recognised as the world's greatest festival of cycling, has set a team fund raising target of £10,000, with all proceeds going to Rays of Sunshine...

Bacta to hold EGM on reel-based Cat D measures

Bacta EGM Reel based Cat D measures
Bacta insists a step-up of responsibility measures on complex Cat D games is a logical step in the current climate of anti-gambling hysteria.

Bacta confirms a JV and development budget to bring a cashless app to market before year end

Bacta cashless app
Bacta has announced a Joint Venture as its National Council endorses a development budget to bring a cashless app to market before the year end.

ADIPS confirms role as the most robust safety framework for children’s rides

John White ADIPS Scheme
The value of Bacta’s ADIPS initiative was underlined in no uncertain terms at the most recent meeting of the Association’s Children’s Rides Sub-Committee..

Bacta: Safety First

Safety Childrens Ride ADIPS
When it comes to children, there’s no higher priority than safety. Coinslot talks to Bacta about the measures that make the UK’s kiddie ride sector the..

Siding with the seaside

Bacta Seaside regeneration
Bacta are packing their cases and heading off to the seaside to run a lobbying campaign that persuades government to invest in coastal economies. Ken Scott

Breathing new life into our beloved British seaside

Trade body Bacta has stepped up its campaign for seaside regeneration, placing the amusements sector at the very heart of the coastal economy...

Bacta launches its campaign to re-energise seaside tourism

Bacta launches campaign re-energise seaside
Bacta has unveiled its ‘Siding with the Seaside’ campaign, urging the government to take action by investing and supporting the regeneration of Britain’s..

Bacta get engaged with June programme

John White CEO Bacta launch June Programme
Bacta will launch a busy month for the association by meeting with Gambling Commission chief executive Neil Mcarthur and the Commission’s executive..

James Miller: Delivering better solutions that drive the industry forward

James Miller Tickets2Wishes
In his first keynote interview as National President, James Miller talks to Coinslot about the challenges he expects to face over the coming two years.

Bacta heralds “sigh of relief” for arcades at 2p Treasury ruling

John White Bacta Treasury Ruling
Bacta chief executive John White said the decision to keep copper coins would aid arcades in their role as the “engine rooms” of the coast

Yvette Cooper joins Tickets2Wishes family fun day

vette Cooper Funstation Xscape Tickets2Wishes
Yvette Cooper joined families at Xscape in Yorkshire recently for a VIP event arranged by the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity, supported by Bacta’s..

Industry gears up for charity ride

Bacta Ride 100 Rays of Sunshine
Bacta has announced that 17 industry members will be raising money for the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity by taking on the Prudential Ride London event on Sunday 4 August

Gambling Commission’s visit to the Grand Pier pays off

Jaska Latham Gambling Commission Grand Pier Weston
Grand Pier management say that Neil McArthur’s hands-on visit to the pier at Weston last year was an “unprecedented” success - on the back of a follow-up visit from one of his colleagues

Tickets2Wishes – Bacta grants magical wishes

Tickets2Wishes Funstation Rays of Sunshine
Trade body Bacta keeps on driving the industry’s charitable instincts forward. Ticket2Wishes is one of its highlight programs, and one that is raising significant funds for Rays of Sunshine.

Oh we do love to be beside the seaside!

FEC Trampoline Play Centre Seaside Bacta
Bacta is fighting on all fronts for the UK amusements sector. “Strength in numbers”, it believes will help drive the industry’s vision forward.

Oiling the engine of Britain’s seaside economy

Seaside Train ride bacta
CEO of Bacta John White explains how the trade association has been putting forward the case both locally and nationally for the seaside sector.

Bacta enacts new social responsibility charter

Bacta social responsibility charter gaming industry
As the latest step in updating its social responsibility guidelines, trade body Bacta has followed its well-attended Social Responsibility Exchange of November 2018 with an industry-wide charter ensuring a unified approach to problem gaming. Bacta has announced the enactment of its newly updated Social Responsibility Charter, including the latest guidance on self- exclusion and safer gambling practice. Effective as of 1...

Bacta’s Mancom team sets out its agenda

bacta Mancom team agenda
With Bacta’s new crop of Divisional Chairmen confirmed, in an exclusive interview Coinslot asked the new Management Committee team about the state of the industry and the issues they will be pushing to the top of the Association’s agenda over the next two years...

Bacta’s enhanced social responsibility charter takes effect

Bacta, social responsibility, gambling, charter, uk, effect
Bacta, the trade association for the UK’s amusement and gaming machine sector, has today enacted an updated social responsibility charter and code of practice. From today, bacta’s 490 members must abide by thirteen pledges informing areas including player protection, staff training, premises maintenance and age verification. The enhanced charter and code covers bacta’s policies on how members can help people to...

Bacta brings in the sunshine with £11k charitable donation

bacta cheque presentation
The bacta Charitable Trust has handed over a cheque for £11k to children’s charity Rays of Sunshine. Rays of Sunshine is a charity that grants wish days and experiences to children with serious or life-limiting illnesses.   The 11k donation was generated from October 2018 to February of this year through the Tickets2Wishes campaign. It is the latest contribution by bacta...

Parveen Sharma’s My TouchTunes

Parveen Sharma My TouchTunes
Following on from Rob Hill’s dictionary of disco, Bacta’s Communications and Events Co-Ordinator, Parveen Sharma, brings some 90s R&B glamour and poptastic playlists to the mix. As a fan of the feature, Parveen stated she felt “honoured” to share her musical journey which continues to this day as she believes love and music are the two things which make...

White praises Cat C’s “straight contribution to the bottom line”

John White praises Pub Cat C Contribution
Speaking to Bacta’s CEO John White, the importance of Cat Cs in the pub environment is evident. But, he suggests, it could be even more so if contactless payments are brought into play.

Bacta lays out response to prospective Cat B player-protection measures

John White Cat B3 digital player tracking
Operators have proven themselves committed to inperson player protection, argues Bacta’s John White, who insists that the costs associated with digital player tracking presents the industry with nothing short of an “existential threat”.