Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tag: EAG

Martin Burlin: Can I have or can’t I have a cream cake?

Martin Burlin Bacta convention affordability checks
That is the question. Industry veteran Martin Burlin was ill at ease at last week’s Bacta Convention, and it’s nothing to do with the cakes. Affordability checks rose like a souffle during the discussions, but it’s a half-baked idea as far as Burlin is concerned.

John White:“Bacta is made up of many businesses large and small sitting across a £2 billion industry employing tens of thousands of people. Ensuring we can deliver for all...

John White Bacta Convention speech
From the machinery of Bacta to the machinations of politics and regulation, CEO John White delivered one of the most extensive reports to the association in many years. But then it was the first major political gathering for the industry since 2019 and with so much on the association’s agenda, a 5,000 word speech was a real deal for the membership. From the gambling review to the Gambling Commission, the seaside to the high street, White took the AGM on a journey through the challenges and changes facing the industry now. Coinslot features the Bacta CEO’s speech in full.

BNAE appoints Sam Coleman to new post of Used Game Sales Manager

Sam Coleman BNAE appointment
BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd has bolstered "the talent pool" with the appointment of Sam Coleman as Used Games Sales Manager.

NGUK captivate ACOS: “Phenomenal” reaction to Thaumic and “excitement” over new titles

Novomatic Gaming UK Thaumic cabinet debut ACOS 2021
Novomatic Gaming UK returned to ACOS with a bang, launching its new cabinet Thaumic, new titles for its two Magic Games HD Premium packs and the NovoLine B3 platform, and cash handling solutions including the NOVO CASH X6 and the implementation of the OKTO virtual wallet, which has been seamlessly integrated into the NovoLine B3 product range. With so much on offer at the Novomatic stand, Kevin Temple, director of sales at NGUK, described the reaction from customers as “phenomenal”.

GamePro takes centre stage for Reflex, backed by brand new analogue

Reflex Gaming GamePro ACOS 2021
The full portfolio of GamePro products was out in force for Reflex Gaming at last week’s Autumn Coin Op Show, but chief product officer Mat Ingram also reemphasised the UK manufacturer’s commitment to analogue “where it is the right thing to do”, with brand new Cat C and B4 machines gracing the company’s popular ACOS stand

Electrocoin excels at “exciting” ACOS

John A Stergides Electrocoin ACOS 2021
Electrocoin delivered a bumper selection of products at ACOS this year, from innovative shooting games to classic-style pinballs, with head of sales and marketing John A. Stergides noting “everyone was very positive and excited.”

ACOS was big, EAG will be huge

Whitehouse Leisure ACOS 2021 Mark Titterton
Overrun with footfall over a busy two days at last week’s Autumn Coin Op Show, Whitehouse Leisure are looking forward to an even bigger event in January, with managing director Phil Setter promising “a fantastic collection of new and exciting products” set to launch next year.

Instance “very optimistic about the future” as ACOS delivers

Instance Automatics stand ACOS 2021
Following an “upbeat” appearance at ACOS, Instance Automatics MD Ian Eason has predicted a positive year ahead, noting that “the future is now looking much better” as the impact of the pandemic recedes.

JNC Sales take pre-orders for Mini House and Rocket Launch at ACOS

Tom Clarke Sam Coleman JNC Sales ACOS mini house
With strong cashbox data from this season to back it up, JNC offered Mini House to operators at last week’s ACOS, with many placing pre-orders for the two player crane a head of next season. This was also the case with its new space-themed prize redemption machine, Rocket Launch, which managing director Tom Clarke backed to really take-off in 2022.

Andrew Ludlow:“There was a palpable focus on forward investment and a desire to explore solutions”

NRM Group ACOS 2021
It was their first showing at ACOS, and for NRM, it was well worth the wait. “It was a really strong event and one that exceeded our expectations,” NRM Group managing director Andrew Ludlow noted.

OKTO signs with MERKUR Slots and MERKUR Bingo to extend growing cashless relationship with UK machine players

OKTO Merkur ACOS 2021
OKTO continues to build its presence in the UK cashless payments marketplace with a new deal signed with the MERKUR Slots and MERKUR bingo brands.

Blueprint succeed in securing machine supply for customers

Sascha Blodau Blueprint machine supplier
Meticulous planning has enabled Blueprint to secure the supply of gaming machines for the industry despite pressures the likes of which have never been experienced before.

Blueprint celebrates successful summer with sales up 50 percent

Blueprint celebrates successful summer
Sales are up 50 percent on the same period in 2019, so it’s no wonder that the team at Blueprint Operations has a spring in its step and looking forward to the opportunity to host the industry at October’s ACOS.

Perpetual innovation: There’s plenty more Magic from NOVOMATIC!

Kevin Temple Novomatic UK NGUK Magic Games Novoline
Kevin Temple, Director of Sales at NOVOMATIC Gaming UK, talks to Coinslot about the Magic Games™ product dynasty and “the perpetual innovation” that’s driving the gaming giant forward. Timely really, as NOVOMATIC are gearing up for the post-Covid expo season, so we have had a peek into what the market will be seeing for 2022 and beyond.

Gambling review: What does the future bring?

Gambling Review reopening webinar
So what awaits the industry when the government finally concludes its gambling review? Bacta’s recent webinar discussed the prospects of a new landscape for the industry and the likely changes we’re about to see. Steph Norbury reports back.

‘To maintain the energy and fight through it all has been one of the toughest things..”

John White Gambling Review
I have never known anything like it in my working or personal life. A year, where dealing with the pandemic was and is totally consuming from the minute you wake up to the minute you go to bed and sometimes in your dreams.

James Miller: “The Gambling Review will be an opportunity for us…our asks are modest”

James Miller Bacta National President 2020 review
I will look back on 2020 as one of the most challenging years of my life! It all started so well, we had a great EAG and I was enjoying my role as bacta President but then the madness started!

EAG to launch an online event for January 2021

EAG Online 2021
Bacta has announced that its B2B trade exhibition - EAG Expo - will take place as an online event from 27 to 28 January.

ACOS and EAG back on track

Autumn Coin-Op show ACOS EAG Expo Swan Events
Organised by Swan Events, the two-day trade show, which premiered back in 2014, is still scheduled to take place at Olympia London on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October.

Karen Cooke: What makes you tick?

Karen Cooke WMYT
Karen Cooke launched Swan Events 12-years ago with a defined objective of organising exhibitions and events within the leisure industry.

Inspired to present Community Kings in the nation’s capital

Inspired EAG Community Kings - Charmed Community EAG
This is an exciting year for Inspired; a new opportunity for the global gaming and entertainment group to unleash its inspiration and make its mark on the UK landscape.

ITL Spectral technology and ICU take centre stage at EAG

itl eag
ITL will be showcasing its Spectral Technology and cutting-edge ICU at the upcoming EAG Expo, to be held 14 – 16 January 2020 at the ExCeL convention centre. Leaders in cash validation, Innovative Technology (ITL) plan to have their latest Spectral Technology products and ICU age verification device centre stage on its EAG stand. Andy Bullock, Senior Business Manager commented, “EAG...

Registration reminder for EAG Expo 2020

eag technology
Potential visitors to EAG International Expo (14-16 January 2020 at ExCeL London) are reminded that registration for the show is now open. Registration for EAG International Expo 2020 is currently open, for those wishing to attend the newly-expanded event. To claim a complimentary e-ticket to London’s leading trade event for the international coin-op, entertainment and amusements industry, visitors can register via...

BEWARE of EAG scam emails

eag visitor
The organisers of the upcoming EAG International Expo have warned that a number of scam emails are currently being circulated regarding the event. It has come to the attention of EAG International Organisers that some scam organisations are illegally attempting to sell a pre-show attendee list to exhibitors. The latest of the emailed offers has come from a company called...

Tickets available for bacta EAG dinner

eag dinner
The annual bacta EAG Dinner will return to the Sunborn Yacht in 2020, with tickets for the event now on sale from Swan Events. Held each year on the first night of the show, the bacta EAG Dinner is well established as a highlight of a busy week. The evening allows those in attendance to reacquaint themselves with friends and...

Visitor registration opens for EAG 2020

Those wishing to take part in the EAG International Expo - one of the biggest events in the UK leisure industry - can now register for visitor passes. Visitor registration is now open for the new-look EAG International Expo 2020, which is to be held 14-16 January at the ExCel centre in London’s Docklands. The event will return next year with...

Industry veterans to be honoured at EAG

eag veterans
This year's EAG International Expo will include a special verteran's lunch event to honour those that have given so much to the coin-op industry. Long-term professionals in the coin-operated games and amusements industry will be honoured at a special ‘Veterans Lunch’ at January’s EAG International Expo to be held at London’s ExCeL. The Veterans Lunch is open to any person who...

EAG International Expo 2020: Better networking than ever

Networking is a vital part of the trade show circuit and this year’s EAG International Expo is promising even greater opportunities than ever before. To be held at London’s ExCel 14-16 January, EAG is a perfectly timed opportunity for all corners of the international coin op industry to come together for an unmissable three day event. For 2020 the historic trade...

Discounted hotel rates for EAG attendees

Exhibitors and visitors at EAG International Expo at London’s ExCeL from 14-16 January 2020 can take advantage of specially discounted hotel rates as well as a range of other accommodation-related benefits. An exclusive partnership between EAG Expo organisers Swan Events and specialist accommodation agency Event Express aims to deliver maximum flexibility and affordability for those seeking a hotel. As well as...

Coin op remains at the heart of EAG International

The new-look EAG International Expo will return to the ExCel 14-16 January 2020 with a newly broadened exhibitor focus but coin-op will remain the beating heart of the event. EAG has long been a fixture of the coin-op calendar, but is to be expanded in 2020 as to include some 5,000 representatives from the world’s leading tourist attractions, resorts, leisure...