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Clarion continue to drive fundraising for CHIPS at charity golf

Clarion CHIPS Golf fundraising charity
Clarion Gaming has continued its support of CHIPS, the gaming industry charity that supplies powered wheelchairs to children with severe mobility issues, by entering two teams into the recent CHIPS Charity Golf Tournament, an event which raised a total of £40,000...

Praesepe raise charitable donation to £1m for CHIPS!

CHIPS trustees receive £1m cheque from Praesepe
Praesepe, the Gauselmann owned company that operates the Cashino brand of adult gaming centres and Beacon Bingo clubs in the UK, has reached a new landmark in its support of CHIPS, the registered charity that provides bespoke powered wheelchairs to children with severe mobility issues...

Phil Silver’s Playdium Picks

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After Quentin Stott’s recent championing of new kids in town, The Eagles, it’s time to go a bit more Radio 3 or 4 according to our latest selector. This week industry veteran, Phil Silver, brings a classic edge to Playdium Picks with some classic rock, classic beers and even some classic Hollywood choreography... Phil has had one foot in the...

NRM rise to the Challenge generating a magnificent £7,000 for CHIPS

NRM Group charity
Six members OF the NRM Group led by managing director Andrew Ludlow have successfully negotiated the 24-mile long Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge raising close to £7,000 for CHIPS, the gaming industry charity which funds the purchase of powered wheelchairs for children with profound mobility issues. The money, which was generated courtesy of pledges made by NRM customers, suppliers and industry...

Gamestec Playnation Group raise over £4000 for charity

Gamestec Playnation
Derbyshire based charity, Treetops, have been overwhelmed with a huge £4062.10 donation from the Gamestec Playnation Group. The amount has been raised through the sale of raffle tickets for prizes donated by some of their key customers and product partners, along with a charity bike ride taken on by their very own Peter Smith. Peter Davies, managing director of the Gamestec...

The Rank Group plc reaches £2m charity milestone

Last month Mecca’s senior team faced a bushtucker trial challenge as The Rank Group reached a fundraising milestone of £2m with Carers Trust. Team members from The Rank Group Plc, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, are celebrating after reaching a fundraising milestone of £2m for deserving charity, Carers Trust. The partnership between Carers Trust and The Rank Group Plc...

Pop up cinema comes to Skegness bingo hall

Roman Bank Bingo
A giant screen is being installed inside the main hall at Roman Bank Bingo as the former cinema returns to its roots for a one off film screening in aid of the RNLI Skegness charity. On Saturday 4 August the club will open its doors inviting local and visitors alike to come and join in on a sing along version...

CHIPS has a ball for its 500th presentation with Strictly’s Anton Du Beke

CHIPS charity
The UK gaming industry took centre stage recently as CHIPS presented the 500th powered wheelchair thanks to donations made by a wide range of organisations from across the sector including BEACON BINGO, CASHINO, CLARION GAMING, NRM and THE RANK GROUP. In a presentation at London’s Reform Club, Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke took time out of a busy...

Industry making “good progress” towards GambleAware target

Gambling
With the industry making “good progress” towards GambleAware’s £10m donation target, the argument in favour of a statutory levy looks to be dead in the water. GambleAware has said it is making “good progress” towards funding its new £16m-a- year Strategic Delivery Plan after seeing a spike in voluntary donations from the industry. The industry-funded charity received £2.8m during the three...

Butlin’s brings seaside amusements to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street
A team of Butlin’s Redcoats has treated the children of Great Ormond Street Hospital to the joy of the British seaside. They travelled to London from the company’s resorts in Skegness and Minehead to host the Butlin’s Summer Party for those patients too ill to be transported for a day at the coast. The event offered a mix of traditional seaside...

Branch: “Why the almost fanatical war on our industry?”

Pubs
The “pub” pull tab initiative is now run totally by the charities themselves. They opt to rent the machines from suppliers and similarly from ticket manufacturers. Because of the complexity of responsibility asked for by the charity applied to the public house, the charity gives the site expenses. The charity takes a minimum of 35 percent which is far greater than...

NRM name CHIPS Champion

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RM, the industry’s leading independently owned gaming technology and software solutions provider,has underlined its commitment to charity partner, CHIPS by nominating finance director, Kelly Roberts,to become the organisation’s‘ CHIPS Champion’. Roberts’ remit is to help create and co-ordinate a range of money generating initiatives to fund the purchase of a powered wheelchair and in the process help change the...

Grand Pier returns as Midnight Beach Walk main sponsor for third year

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
The Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier will be the main sponsor of Weston Hospicecare’s Midnight Beach Walk for the third year running, following on from two hugely successful iterations. Last year saw 342 women register and complete the route, raising a total of £26,553.30 to support the hospice in the process.The 2018 event will take place on Friday 7 September and will...

Special needs school in Cumbria gifted with new coach

Donna Stretton and Miles Baron
Sandside Lodge School has been presented with a brand new minibus by the Bingo Association chief executive Miles Baron and Majestic Bingo Limited’s Head of Marketing Kirstie Gee. The Bingo Association funded the specially adapted minibus for the special needs school, which caters for 2 to 19 year olds with ASD, severe learning difficulties and a range of other conditions. Officially...

CHIPS chair gives independence to 12-year old Luton boy thanks to Cashino

Chips cashino
Thanks to the joint fundraising efforts of customers and staff at Cashino Bedford, 12-year old Jacey Woodland has been presented with a new powered wheelchair that will give him increased independence, and spend more time outdoors with family and friends. Jacey, who lives in Cockernhoe, Luton with his mum, Yvonne, his twin Jake and his two older brothers Sam 18,...

Park Avenue helps raise over £5k for Bacta trust

Park Avenue Bacta Charitable Trust
Fund raising at June’s highly successful Park Avenue Open Day generated a total of £5,613 for the Bacta Charitable Trust. The sum, which was presented by Electrocoin to Bacta Charitable Trust Chairman, Jimmy Thomas, marked a return...

Blueprint team returns triumphant from challenge

Blueprint
Last month Blueprint sales manager Gavin Wright and key account managers Nicola Wallbank and Andy Hall cycled to Germany to raise money for the Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark, raising close to their £20,000 target. Team Blueprint has completed an epic 425-mile cycle from Newark in the UK to the Gauselmann Group’s headquarters in Espelkamp, Germany in order to raise...

Buzz Bingo makes 99-year-old bingo lover’s dream come true

Buzz Bingo
Bingo fanatic, Mima Heaney, who celebrates her 100th birthday on 20th July, is the oldest resident in Banknock, Scotland - a fact she is extremely proud of. The bingo superfan, who was born into a family of children in 1918 – as the First World War ended, always played bingo with her husband and now plays with her daughter. As...

Blueprint team returns triumphant from cycle challenge

blueprint cycle
Team Blueprint; Nicola Wallbank, Key Account Manager, Andy Hall, Key Account Manager and Gavin Wright, Sales Manager, completed their epic 425-mile cycle from Newark in the UK to the Gauselmann Group’s headquarters in Espelkamp, Germany in order to raise funds for the Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark. The brave trio were backed up by Content Manager James Lowe acting as...

Gulzar: Hastings doesn’t need charity; it needs hard work

Hastings Pier
In an interview with the Hastings Observer, new pier owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar expands on his plans for his new property, while also explaining what went wrong in the first place. What are your plans for the pier and will there be any amusements? I think there are already lots of slot machines in town, but we would definitely like to...

Bacta supports YGAM with £14,000 donation

Young Gamblers
Money to help safeguard young people against problem gambling. Bacta, the trade association for the UK’s amusement and gaming machine industry, has presented a cheque for £14,000 to Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) to help it with its work in safeguarding young people against problem gambling. Lee Willows, Chief Executive of YGAM says “We are hugely appreciative of Bacta’s support to...

1,500th pusher bed triggers Bulldog donation

Bulldog triggers donation
Bacta President Gabi Stergides and Shafiya Shah, Corporate Account Manager at the Rays of Sunshine charity, were on hand at the recent Park Avenue Open Day to accept a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of the Bulldog Games brand of pusher and redemption equipment.

Bingo Association and Variety present adapted coach to Isleworth school

Bingo Association
As part of the Bingo Association’s ongoing fundraising efforts with charity partner Variety, Oaklands special needs school has become the latest recipient of a Sunshine Coach. The Bingo association has presented a Variety Sunshine Coach to Oaklands School, Isleworth. The specially adapted minibus, the twelfth donated by the association in the last three years, was presented to the special needs school...

Bulldog sales will trigger £1,000 charity donation by RLMS

Bulldog Games RMLS
Visitors to next week’s Park Avenue Open Day from 5 - 7 June, will have the opportunity to trigger a £1,000 donation to the Bacta charity, Rays of Sunshine, courtesy of Bulldog Games’ exclusive distributor, RLMS Sales. The Bulldog range, comprising eight, six and four position Deal or No Deal and Monopoly, officially licensed pushers, have proved a huge hit...

Blueprint team’s epic cycle for bereaved kids

Blueprint Biking-1
A brave trio of Blueprint Machines employees is tackling a 400-mile cycle from Newark in the UK to the Gauselmann Group’s headquarters in Espelkamp, Germany in order to raise funds for a children’s charity. Nicola Wallbank, Key Account Manager, Andy Hall, Key Account Manager and Gavin Wright, Sales Manager will attempt the challenge, with Content Manager James Lowe acting as...

Funding sought to help save Blackpool’s endangered piers

Blackpool pier
With all three of Blackpool’s piers included on an influential global watch list of at-risk heritage sites, the resort’s council is seeking vital funding to protect them against the ravages of climate change. Blackpool Council has applied for hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding to help preserve the future for the resort’s pleasure piers. Heritage officers at the council have...

Brighton Palace Pier donates artefacts to boost charity auction

Brighton Palace Pier: Rockinghorse
Brighton Palace Pier has kindly donated a collection of strange and unusual artefacts for auction to raise money for a children’s charity. The items, that were previously displayed in the pier’s Victoria Bar, were donated to raise vital funds for Rockinghorse. The auction took place at Gorringes Auction housing raise £4,810 for Rockinghorse children’s charity - the official fundraising arm of...

Go-karting race raises £2,000 for wheelchair charity

Genesis Games
A charity go-karting race organised by Milton Keynes-based Praesepe Group, has raised £2,000 for CHIPS; a charity founded by the UK gaming industry to provide made-to-measure powered wheelchairs for young people with severe mobility problems. The go-karting race, which took place on May 3rd, was contested at the Daytona Milton Keynes race track by 12 teams representing suppliers and staff...

Microgaming PlayItForward backs YGAM’s educational programme to prevent gambling-related harm

Isle of Man
Microgaming PlayItForward has donated £12,680 to YGAM, helping the charity expand its gambling-related harm prevention programme to the Isle of Man. The Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is an independent UK registered charity focused on raising awareness of gambling and gambling-related harm among young people through its accredited educational programme. Over the past three years, the charity has delivered workshops...

Castle Make a Wish Come true for bingo fan

Castle Bingo
Swn-Y-Mor Care Home have recently started a ‘Make a Wish’ scheme where residents can place a star on the tree with their Wish. A variety of things have been wished for, from having smoked salmon and prawns for dinner, tracking down a cousin they haven’t seen for years or a day trip to Folly Farm. Betty Isaacs knew straight away...

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