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Instance Automatics brings all the fun of the fair to ACOS

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Since its debut, Coconut Shy, distributed by Instance Automatics has brought all the fun of the fair to premises across the country, and boosted cash boxes to boot. Launched at EAG last year, Coconut Shy is another of the attractive ticket option, coin op entertainment machines produced by UNIS Games. Interest in this fun fair side stall style unit has...

ACOS: New look, new image and firm footings in fashionable west London

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It’s fair to say that west London has always been a familial home for the coin-op industry’s key events. ATEI, the one time world’s premier exhibition occupied the famed Earls Court; the old autumn slot of the former show Preview was entrenched in Hammersmith; and now ACOS is taking up residence at the traditionally popular Olympia for “2018 and...

ACOS confirms permanent switch to Olympia

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The autumn exhibition slot has always been a prized one for the British amusements sector. Having a venue of stature to support it, however, has always been the missing element. That problem has now been resolved with ACOS finding a stately new home.   The Autumn Coin-Op Show has confirmed its permanent switch to Olympia London, with the event taking up...

Autumn Coin-op Show enters final countdown

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The Autumn Coin-op Show (ACOS) is entering its final stages of preparation for its 2017 event which will be held at Olympia London from 11-12 October 2017.   Regarded by many as the industry's most relaxed and informal event, this year’s show will include several new exhibitors, including first timers Astrosystems Ltd, Instance Automatics, Storm Gaming Technology and Whitehouse Leisure International,...

Time is money according to Maggi’s Paul Yorke

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Time is money so the old adage goes, and now in a market of constant change and currency co-circulations, the phrase has never been so relevant, comments operations manager at Maggi Electronics, Paul Yorke.   Service doesn’t end at sale, and for those operating in a market as mercurial as that of coin op what happens past the point of purchase...

Oxford Street’s Sisu scores fruit ‘cocktail’ machine

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In some refreshing news for the industry, a coin operated cocktail machine will be installed at an Oxford Street roof bar.   The Nordic-inspired Sisu summer space will be situated on the roof of 535 Oxford Street, or to those who enjoy burning money, The Marriott Hotel, and is being described as a “nature reserve where Londoners can escape the bustle...

Industry exempt from new money-laundering legislation

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The coin-op sector will avoid the impact of the EU’s anti-money laundering directive, after the Treasury ruled that most of the gambling industry is to be excepted thanks to its ‘low-risk’ status. Almost every gambling sector in the UK will be exempted from incoming money laundering legislation, the government has announced. This includes all AGCs, pubs and bingo halls, along...

Clacton Pier amusements set to go under hammer

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Over 12 coin-operated amusements from Clacton Pier, including Postman Pat, Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse rides, will go under the hammer at auction.   This week brings news of the chance to own some pieces of amusements history, as machines that formerly delighted punters on Clacton Pier. All the fun of the fair will be heading to an auctioneers as they...

The game is not enough in terms of redemption

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Sam Spencer explains why he predicts that the rising redemption market will overtake the old favourites of the industry.   While pushers, cranes and other traditional amusements still hold pride of place in many arcades across the country, the ever increasing floor-space dedicated to redemption machines has gone far from unnoticed. Indeed redemption has grown massively over the last decade, and I...

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