Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: business

‘No lasting recovery unless infection rate can be controlled’

CBI second lockdown would be devastating
Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: “A second national lockdown would be devastating for our economy, so it’s right to prioritise bringing infections under control.

‘Over-zealous regulation’: Gambling Business Group steps up campaign to help businesses in the firing line

Gambling Business Group GBG over regulation
Stepping up to help advise businesses suffering from regulation that steps over the line is the Gambling Business Group which is calling on the industry to let them know if regulations have been slapped on operations with full force but less regard for the regulatory parameters.

Rileys Leisure close to administration

Rileys Lesiure close to administration
Rileys Leisure has posted a notice of intent to appoint administrators, with the effect of lockdown potentially proving the final straw for the beleaguered pool bar operator.

JNC: Ready for the “new normal” with a reviewed offering

Sam Coleman JNC Sales colour
Eager to return to business next week to speak with operators about their experiences during lockdown, JNC sales and marketing manager Sam Coleman has been reviewing the company’s offering to ensure customers can optimise cashbox takings in a year where every penny counts.

Leisure parks, piers and attractions can lead both the human and the economic recovery, argues industry chief executive

Balppa Paul Kelly log flume image
Paul Kelly, Balppa chief executive, talks to Coinslot about the key role the industry can play in reviving both the spirits and the economy.

Godden gears up for re-opening with clear Covid-secure commitment to staff and customers

Jeremy Godden Godden Gaming and Gordon Henderson MP
Jeremy Godden, managing director of Godden Gaming, is preparing to open the doors at his Palace Amusements AGCs supported by a full range of personal protection equipment, hygiene protocols and health initiatives for both customers and staff.

Potential staycation boom delayed by a cautious public

staycation seaside boom
There are concerns that UK seaside resorts could be unlikely to see a much-anticipated staycation boom after lockdown is lifted, in the wake of prevailing government advice, tourist uncertainty and local opposition.

Bacta presents the industry’s post-Covid-19 needs

Bacta John White industry’s post-Covid-19
Bacta lodged its post-coronavirus requirements to government last week. Coinslot includes extracts from the association’s paper entitled: ‘Returning the FUN to Britain’s high streets and seaside towns - A plan to get the amusement machine sector back to work’

Back to life, but to a new reality

Bacta members discussions
Following discussions with Bacta members, several measures to allow responsible operation of premises have been proposed by the trade association.

GC to draw “Experts by Experience” into decision making process

Gambling Commission
Going on the aggressive as operators scramble to keep any semblance of normal business, the Gambling Commission has published a 2020/21 Business Plan that..

FECs touted as “growth area” for 2020

FEC growth 2020 crane family entertainment centres
Family Entertainment Centres could be an important source of growth for the industry across the continent this year if lawmakers can be educated about the realities of the leisure and soft gambling sectors.

UKinbound reports sustainability for both environment and business

UKinbound environment business
UKinbound has reported that UK businesses are making significant headway in reducing their impact on the environment, wit 81 percent of tourism..

Blackpool identified as key to seaside revival

Blackpool, tourism, seaside, revival, business
Blackpool has been identified as the key for a new initiative that would show how the issues affecting seaside resorts could be replicated nationwide. The House of Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns recommended it be the first resort to receive a ‘town deal’, involving a strategic approach between national and local government to develop specific solutions. Lord McNally, a...

Dransfields enjoy business growth with Lottery King

Dransfields, enjoy, business growth, Lottery King
Leeds-based gaming machine supplier Dransfield Novelty Company has released its financial results for the year ending June 30 2018, which showed increased business for the company - tinged only marginally by a small reduction in pre-tax earnings. Established in the 1940s by Harry Dransfield, the company is among the largest independent gaming machine suppliers in the country. Now under the...

China embraces VR with gusto

China, Virtual Reality, VR, business, DigiCapital
A recent report into the growth of virtual reality arcades in China predicts that the country could represent one fifth of the world’s entire VR industry by the end of 2022. The review, conducted by Silicon Valley-based consultancy firm Digi-Capital, forecast the pace of VR-arcade growth over the course of the next five years “could see it dominate AR/VR long...

Swanage Pier reopened and back in business

Swanage Pier, reopened, business, seaside
Swanage Pier is officially back open for business, bringing to an end a £2.2m refurbishment effort which saw it closed to the public for two years. An opening ceremony for the Grade-II listed attraction last week was attended by actor and TV presenter Timothy West, who in his capacity as honorary patron of the National Piers Society cut the ribbon...

The Rank Group announces directorate change

The Rank Group, resignation, Alan Morgan, business, people
The Rank Group Plc has announces that Alan Morgan, Managing Director Retail, has tendered his resignation to the board and will be leaving the business on 31 July 2019 to pursue other opportunities. Morgan joined Rank in 2016 to run Mecca’s retail business and progressed to lead the Group’s UK Retail division in 2017. Morgan’s day to day responsibilities will be...

Scientific Games completes Ladbrokes Coral integration

Scientific Games, Ladbrokes Coral, business, integration
Scientific Games Corporation has announced the successful roll-out of its Equinox terminals across the Ladbrokes Coral estate. Hailed as “the biggest ever gaming supply deal in the licensed betting office sector,” the integration forms part of the seven- year agreement between Scientific Games and the bookmaking group. “We are proud to work closely with Ladbrokes Coral, and the large-scale roll-out of...

Lights up: Fleetwood’s Harbour Lights back in business

Harbour Lights, Fleetwood, business, amusements
The spark is back at Harbour Lights Amusements, with the long-time Fleetwood favourite scheduled to welcome back customers on Saturday. It seemed like it was all over - and in such tragic circumstances, as well: but in a very happy turn of events, Fleetwood’s legendary arcade Harbour Lights Amusement has announced that it will soon be back in business. The FEC...

BBPA welcomes “pragmatic” approach to business recycling policy

BBPA, plastic, waste, business, recycling, policy
The BBPA said it supports a revised approach to recycling, but wants the breaks put on proposals that could exponentially increase waste disposal costs for businesses. As government consultations are undertaken on the future of recycling in Britain, the trade association for the beer and pub and industries has urged that a “pragmatic approach” be taken in asking businesses to...

New business is the icing on the cake for NRM’s Andrew Ludlow

NRM, business, bloggers, ice, london
NRM enjoyed an impressive showing at this year’s ICE London, Andrew Ludlow told Coinslot. And among the showstoppers were its Jigsaw platform and hand-held tablets which hit the mark. NRM took a bigger presence at ICE this year- was it worth it and what were the key products of interest? Andrew Ludlow:I have to say we had a very busy show,with...

Profit gains at Carlton despite trading headwinds

Carlton, bingo, Profit, business, finance
Scottish bingo operator Carlton slimmed down administrative costs to see a 5 per cent gain in earnings last year - countering a dip in overall takings which has been prevalent throughout the UK bingo sector. The latest financial results from Scottish bingo chain Carlton Bingo detail a rise in gaming machine income and overall operational cashflow. Carlton operates 14 bingo destinations...

IHL focus on compliance solutions to help operators focus on business performance

IHL Tech will be launching its newly enhanced product suite at EAG on the back of positive uptake results in the past year. Howard Gant talks to Coinslot about an exciting programmme ahead. Chief executive officer of IHL, Howard Gant, has a busy year ahead of him as the technology-focused company jumps into 2019 with a portfolio of prod- ucts...

Hollywood Bowl counts record revenues

Hollywood Bowl, bowling, revenue, business
Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest bowling operator, saw revenues rise to record levels in the year ended 30 September. Hollywood Bowl’s latest year of operation has proven to also be its greatest as a rapid expansion strategy coupled with rising consumer demand saw revenues reach new heights. Financial statements made up to 30 September 2018 show that company revenues grew by...

UKinbound appoints new board of directors

UKinbound has today announced the appointment of its new board of directors. Following an association-wide vote, the 14 positions available have been filled by professionals from across the tourism industry. The new board members will take up their posts at UKinbound’s Annual Convention in Glasgow, which takes place from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th February 2019, and will serve a...

Scientific Games announces third quarter 2018 Results

sg gaming results
Scientific Games Corporation has announced its reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. Scientific Games also highlighted that its revenue growth reflects continued momentum and giving 'a clear avenue for deleveraging'. Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights: • Third quarter revenue rose 7 percent to $821.0 million, up from $768.9 million in the year ago period, reflecting $46.5 million in...

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...

Acknowledging the need for change in Rank

John O'Reilly
As the Rank Group posts disappointing financials for the past twelve months, its new helmsman John O’Reilly lays out how he plans to right the ship for the years ahead. You have now been in the business for four months, what have been your first impressions? JO: Since joining I have been made to feel very welcome and I have met...

Wetherspoons denied machine licence in Birmingham

Regional regulatory authorities have shot-down plans for a fifth AWP at the Arthur Robertson in Birmingham. Pub and play-time do not go together under this regime. Local legislators in Birmingham are adamant that the addition of an extra Cat C gaming machine at a local Wetherspoons pub will cause havoc amongst pub-goers. Management at the Arthur Robertson pub - embedded within...

Dumfries parents aim to DIY the FEC

A couple in the Scottish town of Dumfries are so desperate for a local FEC that they have decided to try and operate one for themselves. So far, the team of two have spent six months and £13,500 of their £15,000 budget identifying two suitable sites for the FEC, one in a new building and the other in an undisclosed...