Tag: Bacta

Bacta app wins industry praise at ACOS

Bacta Cashless payment Solution App ACOS 2019
Two days of demonstrations, discussions and genuine interest from all sectors of the business’ is how Greg Wood, who represents bacta along with..

Bacta completes party programme with the Tories in Manchester

Manchester Central Conservative Party Conference Bacta
Bacta completed its round of party political conferences last week in the company of the Boris Johnson led Conservative Party which succeeded in taking..

Bacta and HMRC highlight high-rate MGD overpayment

Check your MGD returns, you may be overpaying. That’s the message from Bacta and HMRC this week as figures indicate larger than forecast high rate band..

Bacta celebrates charity landmark through #Tickets2Wishes

James Miller #Tickets2Wishes Funstation
Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes initiative has proved to be a hugely successful partnership between the trade association and one of its key beneficiaries, the..

Bacta hosts seaside reception for Labour MPs

bacta labour event
Bacta hosted an evening event during the Labour Party Conference in Brighton to draw MP's attention to its Siding with the Seaside campaign. Bacta, the UK’s trade association for the amusements industry, hosted an event on Tuesday 24 September at the Palm Court Restaurant, Brighton Palace Pier to meet with Labour Party MPs and discuss some of the challenges they...

Bacta app is making swift progress with industry invited to see for itself at ACOS

bacta app ACOS
Bacta Vice President Greg Wood provides an update on the JV struck in the summer with payments specialists Polar Moment and provides a taster to what the industry can expect to see on the newly formed Game Payment Technology stand at ACOS....

Bacta Annual Convention returns 26 November

bacta annual convention
The Bacta Annual Convention will return this year on Tuesday 26 November, an opportune moment for association members to foster the spirit of unit that is so crucial to the gaming sector. “Bacta's Annual Convention, always a highlight of the year for our members and colleagues, is once again to be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Parliament...

Flamingo Amusements hosts VIP fun day for Tickets2Wishes

Tickets2Wishes Flamingo Amusements
Flamingo Amusements on Hastings seafront hosted a VIP fun day on 7 September to celebrate Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes campaign, organised for local families.

Bacta confirms second SR Exchange is heading north

Bacta SR Exchange
After a successful London launch last year, Bacta has confirmed that the second Social Responsibility Exchange will be heading further north.

Are you thinking about Brexit? You should

John White CEO Bacta Brexit
John White, CEO of Bacta laments the loss of common courtesy particularly in contentious debates such as those concerning Brexit and the gambling sector.

Meaden proves her worth as a Dragon

Deborah Meaden Dragon
With BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den returning to TV screens this month, the Express newspaper has estimated the net worth of the show’s stars, including..

EAG 2020: Better networking than ever

EAG Expo Networking opportunities
Networking is a vital part of the trade show circuit and this year’s EAG International Expo is promising even greater opportunities than ever before.

Mumbles Pier welcomes Carolyn Harris MP for Tickets2Wishes fun day

Mumbles Pier fun day Tickets2Wishes
Mumbles Pier hosted a VIP fun day on 9 August, welcoming local families granted a wish by Rays of Sunshine through Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes initiative for an exclusive day out.

No new copper coins minted in 2018 re-opens debate into currency’s future

copper coins
Last year marked the first time in years that the Treasury opted not to mint new copper coins, despite assurances to business that their long-term future..

Grand Pier backs industry Cat D trial

Grand Pier Cat D machine ban U16's
With Bacta members recently approving a trial ban on under-16s Category D use, Weston’s Grand Pier has become one of the first operators to initiate..

Pedal power wins the day as Bacta cyclists target £10k charity total

bacta cyclists RideLondon
The Bacta Charitable Trust is accelerating towards its fundraising target of £10,000 after 14 intrepid cyclists completed the recent Prudential RideLondon

Bacta hosts Tickets2Wishes VIP fun day

Southsea Island Leisure Centre Tickets2wishes fun day
Bacta took to Southsea Island Leisure Centre on 13 July to host a VIP fun day for children with terminal or life-limiting conditions organised by Rays of..

It’s good to listen

John White CEO Bacta membership listened
Bacta CEO, John White, reflects on the way in which the membership listened on Cat D cash payout fruits - in the process shifting the focus from harm to..

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