Tag: crime

Criminal gang sentenced for £40,000 gaming machine theft

Machine theft gang sentenced
Ten men involved in looting more than 100 gaming machines across the North East of England have been doled out suspended jail sentences after their..

Cleveland Police arrest Arcadia Leisure raiders

Arcadia Leisure burglary
Cleveland Police have confirmed that two men were arrested on 14 August following an attempted burglary at Arcadia Leisure, in Redcar.

Man arrested after Manning’s burglary

Mannings Amusement Park, crime, burglary, felixstowe, christmas
A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary at Mannings Amusement Park in Felixstowe, Kent. It has been reported that the offence took place shortly before 5am on 7 December and the perpetrator has been taken in for questioning at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre. According to a police statement the man in question managed to steal some cash...

Martin Richardson steps up fight against crime by sharing CCTV footage on social media

cctv, social media, Happidrome, crime
As well as sharing CCTV footage of an a break-in with police, Happidrome’s Martin Richardson is posting it to his arcade’s social media followers to widen the fight against crime. A Southend amusement arcade operator has continued his campaign of posting CCTV footage of incidents that occurred at his premises on social media in a bid to reduce crime at...

Cashbox thieves put behind bars

Handcuffs, crime
A trio of ‘brazen’ thieves has been brought to justice, after a crime-spree saw them target the cash-boxes of pub-gaming machines throughout northern Wales and northwest England. Luke Partington, Ian Parker and David Gordon received one year, 19 months, and nine months of jail time respectively from Chester Crown Court, after being found guilty of a string of cash-grabs throughout...

GREF: A look at the present and the future

Marja Appelman
Marja Appelman, CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority and new chair of the Gaming Regulators European Forum gave the opening speech about the past, present and future of GREF at the Euromat Summit. The Present Now, GREF has grown from 6 to 29 European member countries, including many from central and eastern Europe. GREF has become one of the major regional...

IHL focus on industry-wide compliance with latest suite of products

June 1st marked IHL’s launch of their latest product SmartALERT, along with two further digital logs which give operators further visibility and control, moving bricks and mortar businesses ever closer to paperless compliance and protection. SmartALERT is a tablet-based solution that facilitates the reporting and sharing of incidents of machine frauds, suspicious behaviour, anti-social behaviour plus a number of other...

Police raid Northern Ireland gambling ring

robbery police
Police in Northern Ireland have scored a win in the crackdown on illegal gambling practices in the region with the confiscation of a high number of illegal machines.   A raid in Ballymena lasted six hours resulting in a total of 96 gaming machines being seized, along with a sizeable sum of cash. Police said that a further investigation into affiliated...

Woman suspected in hit and run at Happidrome Arcade

Coinslot - Southend woman suspect
In a high-octane start, images have been released of a woman suspected to have taken part in a vicious hit and run incident that has caused £3,500 worth of damage to a heritage machine in the Happidrome Arcade, as reports the Southend standard.   Owner of the premises, Martin Richardson, is calling on residents of the idyllic Essex town to help...

Coin op industry remains at risk of hacking

Coinslot - Cyber crime hacking
Small firms need to take immediate action on cybercrime, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned following a recent global hacking scare.   The warning comes on the heels of the recent global cyber attack. While the coin op community was not directly impacted, the FSB warned that small businesses should be more vigilant when it comes to computer security. “When you’re...