Tag: Cat C

Bacta delegation updates former minister on social responsibility progress

James Miller Bacta social responsibility
Bacta president James Miller and chief executive John White took the opportunity to outline Bacta’s on-going commitment to social responsibility when they..

Industry rocks down to Electrocoin’s Park Avenue

Park Avenue Open Day 2019
The amusement industry descended on Park Avenue last week to trade both innovative equipment and insightful ideas. John Anthony Stergides tells all.

Industry data: Breaking down the numbers on arcades

Admiral AGC Industry data
New data shows arcades and machine businesses accounting for less and less of the national gambling economy, which is a problem as they employ a sizeable..

Cat C remains the bedrock of business for the Gamestec Playnation Group

Peter Davies Managing Director Gamestec Playnation Cat C, AGC Estate
Peter Davies, managing director of the Gamestec Playnation Group, outlines the importance of Cat C to the company’s AGC estate, explaining how..

Pedigree is everything

Electrocoin AGC digital Casino HighRoller
Now in their 13th year of producing digital Cat C products, Electrocoin continues to build on its reputation for supplying quality products to the AGC and..

Keeping operators ahead of the curve

SG Gaming T8 Cabinet Scientific Games
As players seek ever more entertaining experiences, Scientific Games is uniquely positioned to help operators keep ahead of the curve.

The art of attractive Cat C playability

Mat Ingram Reflex Gaming
Channelling their continued growth and renowned products in the pub sector, Reflex Gaming is now skilfully navigating its ship through the bingo and AGC markets, something which chief product officer, Mat Ingram, believes is down to listening and learning in equal measure…   Reflex is best known for its success in the Pub sector but how do you ensure that you...

Prismatic is building the cash box and expanding the player base

Prismatic £100 top cabinet
The Prismatic digital gaming terminal, which was unveiled by Novomatic UK at January’s EAG, is earning a reputation for being the industry's stand-out..

The best of Betcom

Betcom Luck of the Irish Cat C
Betcom’s managing director Simon McCarthy highlights some of the company’s latest and greatest Cat C products. Luck Of The Irish - Over The Rainbow is..

Blueprint: Keeping ahead of the Cat C curve

Gavin Wright Blueprint Operations
Consistent innovation and market-leading product development are key to staying ahead of the Cat C curve comments Gavin Wright, Blueprint Operations UK..

Leading from the front

Kevin Weir Electrocoin Sales Cat C
The Cat C sector has long been one of most important in the industry, and with manufacturers constantly looking to improve offering this prominence shows..

Customers expect cashless commerce, even on Cat C

Two Cherries cashless Cat C
Two Cherries Technologies’ Howard Gant explains that while pubs have been hit hardest by the exponential decline of cash transactions, AGC and bingo clubs..

Investing in variety and environment

Mark Jepp Majestic Bingo
With investment secured for upcoming improvements across Majestic Bingo’s 16- strong club estate, managing director Mark Jepp explained his plans to...

GC business plan: The nitty gritty

Gambling Commission Business Plan
Coinslot digests the latest forward-looking strategic release from the Gambling Commission, which acknowledged problems online without, however, pledging much to police them

New GamCom business plan pledges best practice programme

Gambling Commission Neil McArthur
Last week saw the Gambling Commission release its Business Plan 2019-20, which laid out a rough timeline of its objectives for the year - including the delivery of a new best practice programme.

Jabro Games: Unbeatable experience

jabro games, tony brooke
Backed by years of manufacturing experience there will be few companies with the pedigree, knowledge and know-how of Jabro Games. Jabro has entered 2019 with the same broad range of products, and manufacturing services as ever. Covering the full gaming spectrum, the company counts a portfolio that is diverse enough to cater to any operational need. Tony Brooke, managing director,commented that...

Monte Carlo – a proven winner

Monte Carlo, electrician, cat c, pubco
Electrocoin’s Monte Carlo has proved itself to be a major player in the Cat C market since making its debut two years ago with its strong title mix and casino-esque experience. If operators and Pubco’s alike are looking for a proven performer that offers reliability, longevity and affordability, then they should look no further than Monte Carlo,” said Electrocoin’s Kevin...

A uniquely British sector

Blueprint, cat c, gaming, uk, industry
Having already established itself at the forefront of the Cat C market, the Blueprint dedication to constant improvement remains unwavering, commented Gavin Wright, head of UK sales. Coinslot: What is it about Cat C units that makes them so popular for both consumers and operators? Gavin Wright: Category C occupies a unique place at the heart of the UK pub retail...

Slingshot: Reflex continues raising the bar

Slingshot Reflex Gaming
Reflex Gaming’s back office technology is consistently pushing the potential of machines in the Cat C market and as Q1 2019 brings with it new functionality, players, PubCos and operators alike are in for a world of possibility…

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.

Blueprint breaks new ground with Avantgarde Trio

Blueprint, Avantgarde Trio, new ground, b3, cat c
With a range of B3 and Cat C products already leading in several UK markets, Blueprint Machines added to its impressive portfolio with a brand new B1 cabinet for the UK casino sector. Having recently increased its staff numbers, Blueprint Machines took to ICE 2019 to build on its reputation in the bingo, arcade and pub sectors with its first...

Sewing seeds: Bell-Fruit hails new digital direction

Bell-Fruit, digital, eag, cat c
With digital gaming high on the list of growth markets, Bell-Fruit Games has added high-quality content development to its manufacturing stable, opening new avenues for continued company development. With Novomatic’s EAG stand almost entirely devoted to the launch of the Prismatic cabinet, Bell-Fruit took the opportunity to showcase its development as a leading manufacturer under the group’s umbrella. As well as...

All bets are on Reel Roulette as new 5 Star Game wins plaudits

5 Star, Reel Roulette, Project, Cat C, 2
Project is reporting what it is describing as a ‘really positive response and strong interest’ in Reel Roulette, the latest game available on 5 Star Games, the company’s high play appeal Cat C compendium. Unveiled by Project at October’s ACOS, Reel Roulette is a simple play, soft gaming option delivering an entertainment experience that’s at the heart of the ...

Lucky Star: Making gambling fun again

Since the Triennial announcement, Lucky Star owner Nigel Botelho believes high-street gamblers have lifted their heads up from the FOBT, and began to reconsider the entertainment-focused approach of the AGC. Accurately predicting player behaviour following the Triennial Review decision has been an endeavour for many in the industry, but Nigel Botelho, owner of Lucky Star, has the benefit of a...

GamePro Cat C hitting the jackpot

Stotts Quentin Stott Reflex Gaming
The all metal, triple screen GamePro cabinet that was launched by Reflex Gaming at the start of the year, is recording the same high performance figures in Category C as it has done in B3. Figures collated by a national machine data processor show that 72 percent of the GamePros that are on test are registering income figures that are...

Project MD warns against under investment in Cat C

Tony Boulton Project regional
Project managing director Tony Boulton has reiterated the company’s commitment to Category C, warning of the dangers of ignoring part of the product mix that accounts for circa 30 percent of an AGC’s profits. Speaking shortly after Project had confirmed its latest pipeline of product for the popular 5 Star Games, Category C compendium, he stated: “Due to the lead...

Manufacturers identify opportunity in market of renewed competition

Coinslot-FEC AGC
Project’s Tony Boulton believes last week’s FOBT stake cut represents renewed opportunity for businesses on Britain’s high street, however, with no changes to Cat C and D, Electrocoin’s John Stergides predicts the country’s manufacturing sector will continue to shrink without the necessary attention. There appear to be many ways to view the Triennial Review. The amusements industry’s manufacturers are anticipating...

Cat C and D stuck at status quo as B3 remains under review

cat c games
In line with expectations following a disappointing consultation document last year, the DCMS has decided not to change stakes and prizes on Cat C, D, B3A/B4 and B3, with the latter remaining under review for additional player protection measures. Cat C, D, B3A/B4 and B3 will remain at their current level of stakes and prizes following a disappointing but expected...

Leisure sector calls for better stakes

Pub stakes
The British Beer and Pub Association and UKHospitality have voiced disappointment over a lack of movement on Category C stakes and called for further deregulation in the sector. The industry bodies had previously stated that a rise in stakes and prizes for Cat C units, an increase of automatic entitlement from two to four and reducing red tape could help...

BBPA comments on Government response to consultation on FOBTs

Pub stakes
The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has commented on the Government response to the consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures. Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of BBPA said: “The BBPA is disappointed that no changes have been made in particular to the stake for Category C machines - we had asked for an increase...