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Lucky Star: Making gambling fun again

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Blueprint’s Community Cash Vault among releases of market-leading game content

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One of the leading lights in the community sector, Blueprint is planning on a number of releases throughout the year to complement its market-leading game content. Blueprint’s Community Cash Vault (CCV) Category C game-pack includes a number of extremely strong titles including Peter Pan and King Kong Cash with Luck Of The Irish, Eye of Horus and Deal Or No...

Project raise the game with Cat C investment

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Project managing director Tony Boulton believes the positive response shown by AGC and bingo players to the company’s 5 Star Games compendium underlines the continued relevance of the product type and the importance of continued Cat C investment on behalf of both manufacturers and operators.   Launched at January’s EAG, the 11 game offering is the first Cat C game to...

Pub body calls for rise in Cat C stakes and prize

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BBPA Responds to Latest Government Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the Government’s consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility proposals, and has called on the Government to ensure that Category C amusement machines (also known as fruit machines) in pubs remain attractive to customers, so that they...

Best-in-show content

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Blueprint Machines is once more set to bring its best in class game content to the EAG show floor, current favourites and new releases alike. Blueprint Machines will show the Community Cash Vault category C game pack at EAG, featuring a number of extremely strong titles including Peter Pan, King Kong Cash, Luck Of The Irish and Deal Or No...

Dual Cat C launch for Ace Gaming at EAG

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Ace Gaming, headed by one of the most experienced names in the UK gaming industry, reveals its hand for EAG International. Cardiff-based game development firm Ace Gaming will showcase a brace of new Cat C models at next week’s EAG in preparation for the coming season. Aimed squarely at the AGC and bingo sectors, they comprise Monkey Business - a...

Blueprint’s King of Games takes UK digital crown

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The King of Games digital Category C Compendium from Blueprint has been crowned market leader, with 75% of the UK pub sector market share.   The compendium now boasts a huge section of the UK market share with 10,000 King of Games now on site highlighting Blueprint Games as a key player in converting the UK retail sector to the benefits...

Betcom’s Shrewlock Holmes cracks the case

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The Cat C title from Betcom, Shrewlock Holmes, has proven as popular as the legendary sleuth himself with full retailer approvals across the board.   Gauselmann subsidiary, Betcom, continues its run of success with full retailer approvals for its latest analogue Category C model Shrewlock Holmes. This follows last month’s announcement that Jackpot Jaws also achieved a clean sweep of approvals. “Betcom has...

Reflex’s Game Master achieves pub sector success

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Reflex Gaming has reported that the company’s latest digital Cat C machine, Game Master, has received a significant number of recent orders.   “Following an exceptionally strong test period for Game Master, which ran for the entire first half of the year, we are now seeing retailers and operators getting behind the product in significant numbers,” commented Quentin Stott, managing director...

Operators invest as industry stats show sustained AGC yield growth

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Industry statistics released by the Gambling Commission show renewed machine investment and increasing gross gambling yield for AGC, but a slight fall in performance for FEC and bingo sector.   Amusements operators invested in 9 percent more machines from October 2015 - September 2016 (compared to the period March 2015 - April 2016), amounting to 21,839 machines, according to Gambling Commission...

Betcom confirm new Gauselmann Group focus for its Cat C launches

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Games design house Betcom have confirmed that the company will now focus its resources on Gauselmann Group brands as they prepare their portfolio of new digital products for the market.   The UK based software company, which is owned by Gauselmann, are enjoying a rich vein of form currently with top selling Cat C games Popeye, Juggling Jackpots and Olivers Twist...

Reflex’s Moonstruck ‘selling like hotcakes’

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Following a successful EAG last month, Reflex Gaming attended ICE with its impactful three-player Lady Luck Moonstruck and some new brand new AWPs. Reflex Gaming returned to the London ExCeL Center for ICE with its three-player Lady Luck Moonstruck, a Cat C/D machine that proved extremely popular at EAG only a few weeks earlier. Mat Ingram, chief product officer at Reflex,...

Hard work and preparation pays off for BFG

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It was yet another strong ICE for Bell-Fruit, fixtures of the UK and export markets. And the company’s continued support of the event was amply rewarded, as part of a concerted effort by organisers to single out those who had returned year after year to what has become one of the world’s largest gaming events. Bell-Fruit Group, part of Novomatic...

ICE exceeds Astra expectations ahead of busy 2017 for company

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Backed both by the caped crusader, along with a host of other titles, the yearly trip to ICE was more than successful for Astra, as a greater than expected crowd found its way to the popular Arcade and Pub section of the Novomatic stand. Forming a key part of the mammoth Novomatic stand at this year’s ICE, Astra Games were...

Gambling Commission data reveals state of B2 vs B3

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The Gambling Commission has published data relating to a huge amount of play on B3 and B2 games across all sectors, as it prepares to issues its formal gaming review advice to the government. The Gambling Commission has released a large amount of data which will be used by the DCMS as part of the government’s ‘review of gaming machines...

G-Squared brings competition to digital Cat C

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Still relatively new on the scene, G-Squared are making a splash in the digital Cat C sector, as the young company continues to develop games with a unique sense of purpose. Founded only three and a half years ago and operating at the cutting-edge of gaming technology, G-Squared possesses a deep rooted experience of land-based gaming and amusements in the...

EAG 2017 report: Astra Games – A heroic showing

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As ever, there was plenty to choose from at the Astra stand this year, including the EAG debut of its Batman licence. Appearing in both gaming and redemption form, the caped crusader was the star attraction of a stand that also hosted an array of other titles. Manufacturer Astra showcased a host of new games, covering categories B, C and...

Electrocoin unveil new year’s resolutions

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Kevin Weir talks to Coinslot about the areas which Electrocoin - where he serves as business development director - are targeting in 2017, providing a clue into the sectors most likely to grow in the year ahead. Coinslot: Where do you see potential to expand in 2017? Kevin Weir: We have three areas of concentration in the next 12 months. Firstly,...

RLMS’ Tony Glanville – A time to look ahead

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New currency is set to make big changes in the industry, and Tony Glanville from RLMS ponders on what other changes should come about. In an age focussing increasingly on technological advances, it may be time for the games in pubs to move their products away from analogue machines and more towards digital machines. Tony Glanville, managing director at RLMS Sales,...

Blueprint kick off EAG with major investment deal with Bob Rudd

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Whilst many visitors were still arriving at EAG eager to see what the show had to offer, Blueprint machines had already signed a major investment deal with leading independent operator, Bob Rudd. The deal for 500 King of Games category C units was completed within the first hour of the trade show and Bob Rudd managing director, Nick Rudd...

Quentin Stott on the 2017 gaming machine market

Reflex Gaming’s MD, Quentin Stott, gives us his impression of the gaming machine market in 2017 and how his company is leading the charge for contactless technology.   Coinslot: How do you think the gaming machine sector fared during 2016? What are the key challenges facing it in the year ahead? Quentin Stott: 2016 was witness to another year of a changing...

A stellar line-up from RLMS in store for 2017

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RLMS assembles the hottest line-up of games from the top manufacturers in the business to deliver the most successful year yet. At EAG this month, all the big guns are out in force. RLMS Sales sets out its stall at this year’s EAG International Expo with a stellar line-up of the latest leisure and gaming equipment garnered from some of...

Blueprint boosts Cat C market with Aurora

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Finding success with Aurora in the B3 arena, Blueprint Gaming has introduced its popular cabinet to the Cat C market. In the final quarter of the year, Blueprint Games have given the the Cat C market a boost with its well known Aurora cabinet. The Aurora received a soft launch into the Cat C arcade and bingo sectors in 2016 and,...

Is slowing pub decline good news for machines?

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New data indicates that the rate of pub closures is slowing, but is this good news for coin-op? The decimation of the pub industry over the past decade has played a role in the fortunes of Cat C machines, while the rise in food-led establishments amongst the many public houses that remain has also exerted a negative effect. Recently released data...

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