Saturday, January 29, 2022

Tag: Community

Regal extends community engagement with support for Greater Manchester foodbank

Regal Merkur UK charity foodbank support
Regal, part of the MERKUR UK family of gaming brands, is demonstrating how an industry leading business can also play a full and active role in the community.

“It’s the community”: A meet with the gamers keeping arcade classics alive

Arcade Club retro arcade classics
Vice magazine paid a visit to Arcade Club earlier this year, with a new report detailing the “labour of love” behind the Bury venue’s success, and the enduring appeal of arcade games. Coinslot shares their experiences.

Cleaning up act: Piers behind community litter-picking drive

Great British Beach Clean Marine Conservation Society Piers
Teams from Clacton Pier and Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier were on hand to drive community engagement on 26 September, as staff and residents took part in the Great British Beach Clean.

Seaside Selfie MP winner gifts family ‘fantastic day trip’

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Last year’s winner of Bacta’s Seaside Selfie competition, Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields, chose a local family in her constituency to benefit from the prize - a family day out in Blackpool, courtesy of the trade body’s members.

Regal executive Craig Browne receives British Empire Medal

Craig Browne British Empire Medal
Even in an industry renowned for its ‘can do’ approach, Craig Browne has raised the bar and set new standards. During lockdown he devoted himself to helping the community in Worcestershire and his actions have earned the Regal executive an appointment with Royalty

MERKUR team members and their customers secure charitable support for local hospice emergency appeal

Raise The Roof charity appeal Merkur initiative
MERKUR Initiative was launched in order to provide support to those smaller local charities that make a huge difference to the communities they serve. Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Raise the Roof appeal fits that description perfectly.

“We’ll be there ready and waiting”: Majestic gears up for NBD

Mark Jepp Majestic Bingo NBD
As Majestic Bingo prepared to mark National Bingo Day on 27 June, Coinslot caught up with MD Mark Jepp to discuss what events the brand had in store, and what impact government delay will have on celebrations.

Hippodrome Bingo Bishop Auckland welcomes The People’s Museum

Hippodrome Bingo Club Bishop Auckland
When management at the Hippodrome Bingo Club in Bishop Auckland got a call asking if it would consider housing a museum, they didn’t hesitate to cement further the links the club enjoys with its’ local community.

Buzz champions bingo’s community support and backs national campaign against loneliness

Buzz Bingo champions bingos community support campaign
Buzz Bingo has echoed the importance of the industry’s community focus, by revealing the results of a recent survey showing 57 percent of UK residents feel lonely.

From ghost town to arts hub: The unstoppable rise of Margate

Margate regeneration
The opening of the Turner Contemporary in 2010 started the ball rolling on a wave of gentrification in the coastal town of Margate.

2020 to provide the Blueprint for entertainment in the bingo sector

Nicola Wallbank Blueprint bingo sector
With an exciting year ahead, Blueprint prepares to enhance its focus on bingo centric content in the coming months putting the C in community, according to Nicola Wallbank

Falling off a Cliff?

Social Market Foundation Scott Corfe
After seeing little in the way of improvement from the government since the Social Market Foundation’s last publication, ‘Living on the Edge’, the..

Brighton Pier backs balance of tradition and innovation

Brighton Palace Pier
When it comes to landmark seaside attractions, Brighton Palace Pier proves difficult to beat, something which CEO Anne Ackord knows is only achieved...

The untapped potential of bingo hall community gaming

Coinslot - Mark Jepp Majestic Bingo content
The continued diversification of the bingo hall experience is a perfect opportunity for operators to make the most of community gaming installations according to Mark Jepp, managing director at Majestic.   Bingo hall operator, Majestic, has found a great deal of success in the placing of community gaming machines in its premises, finding the perfect accompaniment to the classic social setting. With...

Peer calls for local communities to have more say in the fate of pubs

Pub conversions have been called into question by Lord Marlesford who wants more input from local residents with regards to their fate.   Lord Marlesford, conservative peer, former county councillor and chairman of Marlesford Parish council, has called for changes over pub conversions. Lord Marlesford said: “There are two reasons why pubs close. The main one is that there is not the...