Tag: Events

Covid-19 forces expo changes across the globe

InterFun Expo postponed until 2021
The July InterFun Expo has been postponed until 2021, in light of the Coronavirus crisis, with both the 2020 DEAL expo, and Dubai 2020 also set to be pushed back until next year

EGAS drawing focus to land-based sector

EGAS drawing focus
The eyes of the amusements and gaming industry will turn to Ireland for the inaugural European Gaming and Amusement Summit (EGAS).

Burlin ushers in forward looking focus as EAG hits ten year high

Martin Burlin EAG
Ahead of this year’s EAG, chairman Martin Burlin talked to Coinslot about how the first exposition of the year provides attendees with the perfect event at which to assess the challenges of the previous year, and the opportunities of the future.   With decades of experience in the amusement sector behind him, and a hand on the tiller of EAG, Martin...

The Irish Gaming Show celebrates 40 years of straight talking deals and very social evenings

Irish Gaming Show, celebrates, deals, social, events
Celebrating its 40th anniversary last week, the Irish Gaming Show hosted over 40 exhibitors and over 200 varied products in Dublin’s Red Cow Conference Hotel. The industry’s best innovators, such as UDC, Electrocoin, Merkur, NSM, and Novomatic, all made their way to the Emerald Isle to showcase both new and existing products to the market, which responded in turn with...

Astra solidifies showcase success

Astra, eag, novomatic
Astra Games will be taking a high profile presence on the Novomatic UK stand at EAG with two of its most popular and recognised products Austin Powers and Wonder Wheel taking centre stage. Claire Peet, sales manager at Astra Games, sat down with Coinslot Review and discussed the company’s extensive showing at the upcoming EAG. She stated: “Our ‘showcase’ product at...

Gordon Moody stakeholder event planned for 31st January

Gordon Moody, stakeholder, events, January
The critical importance of FEC prize offering will be brought into sharp focus at the Spring Fair - to be held at the Birmingham NEC on 3-7 February. Priding itself as the UK’s top destination for all things gifting retail the Gordon Moody event will feature exhibitors proudly displaying the latest in tech products as well as more classic children’s...

Not long until IAAPA FEC Summit

Austin, Texas, IAAPA
Family Entertainment Centres are the cornerstone of the leisure market and in keeping with this, IAAPA is to shed light on the sector with a summit to be held next year at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Austin, Texas. With events scheduled during 27-30 January the show is aiming to provide the most comprehensive learning and networking experience...

Pop-up park granted extension in Exmouth

Exmouth, play area, events, Wayne Hemingway Designs
A temporary children’s play area in Exmouth has proved so popular that local legislators have voted to extend its lifespan by a full year. Exmouth Fun Park was devised as a dinosaur-themed pop-up play park and events space alongside temporary food stalls as a means of maintaining a space earmarked for redevelopment from becoming derelict. The scheme was devised as part...

IAAPA break attendance records

IAAPA, Orange Convention Centre
The IAAPA show in Orlando, Florida has broken attendance records according to organisers. IAAPA official statistics say that 42,000 registered visitors were in Orlando for the show and they added more than $77m into the local economy, making it largest trade show floor in the event’s history - although some visitors have questioned the accuracy of the statistics. The show featured...

ACOS 2019 dates announced

Olympia, acos
After a highly successful fifth outing in 2018, Organisers have confirmed that ACOS 2019 will take place on 1st and 2nd October 2019, at the iconic Olympia London venue. Revealing the new dates Organiser Karen Cooke commented: “The 2019 ACOS will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday next year so we’re requesting that all participants take particular note of...

NSM drives contactless and mobile functionality post ACOS

NSM, ACOS, payment models, events
With venues on the lookout for the ‘next big thing’ to increase footfall, NSM is following its successful showcase at ACOS by giving the operator what they want and enhancing its focus on efficiency-led tech and customer-led payment models. ACOS provided an ideal platform for the launch of NSM’s latest machine, Thunder, and with solid orders for both its new...

Betcom: Kicking on from an encouraging summer

Coinslot spoke to Betcom managing director Simon McCarthy about the company’s successes to date and plans going forward. Coinslot: How important is ACOS as a chance to assess performances from summer? Simon McCarthy: “As new entrants into the AGC/FEC market sector we find the timing of the ACOS imperative to analyse performance and discuss the overall summer business with our customer...

Genesis Games: Success for all seasons

Steve Bierrum
Steve Bierrum, director at Genesis Games, sees promotional opportunities ahead in Olympia and the good health of the multi game market. Whilst ACOS is a timely opportunity for many to look back and discuss the summer,for those not explicitly tied to seasonality it represents an important opportunity to keep driving business forward even as the days get shorter. Steve Bierrum, director...

Blueprint driving success to new levels

The Blueprint team will be at ACOS not only to showcase some of the company’s latest and greatest units, but also to garner crucial customer feedback and the market insights needed to best drive progress in the year to come. Gavin Wright, head of UK sales, explains. Coinslot: What are you looking to get out of ACOS? Gavin Wright: “The Blueprint...

Industry event to discuss Future of the UK High Street Bookmakers

High Street
Panels and keynotes planned for September 13 at Soho Hotel, London Stakeholders in the future of the UK high street bookmakers will be taking part in a dedicated event taking place on 13 September that will look into how the industry should respond to the upcoming £2 maximum stake on B2 gaming machines. The event, to be held at the Soho...

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

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...

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...

Clacton Pier to hold emergency services event

Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier is continuing with its support of the nation’s emergency services by hosting a free weekend event this month. On 16 and 17 June families from the blue light services will have the chance to enjoy the attractions and rides of the historic leisure destination free of charge, with up to four free wristbands given to each group. Ewelina Majewska,...

Park Avenue Open Day: An unmissable event

Situated on the doorstep of summer and with the full extent of FOBT stakes and prizes cuts now known, Park Avenue Open Day could not be better positioned as a crucial industry event comments Electrocoin’s business development director, and open day organiser Kevin Weir. Coinslot: With your experience in the field, how do you assess the market in 2018? What...

Regional show a rallying point for the industry

Tony Boulton Project regional
Ahead of the Crown Northern Showcase, Project’s managing director Tony Boulton discusses how regional events are an integral touch point for an industry feeling the effects of Triennial disappointment.   Do you think that Category C could be viewed as an essentially dead genre? Absolutely not and as evidence I would point to the really positive response shown by both AGC and...

Clarion launch CHIPS partnership at ICE London

ICE London CHIPS charity
Clarion Gaming Managing Director, Kate Chambers, utilised the opening day of ICE London, the world’s most influential gaming expo, to launch a new partnership with CHIPS, the gaming industry charity that has raised more than £2m to provide bespoke wheelchairs for children with profound mobility issues.   Five year-old Harley Hickling-Allen was the first beneficiary of the new partnership. Harley who...

ICE London on course for seventh year of growth

ICE London 2018
Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming, has placed on record her thanks to both exhibitors and visitors for their ongoing contribution to the ICE London brand at the same time as undertaking to raise standards on the show floor, specifically with regards to the representation of women in line with its commitment to diversity. Reviewing the record breaking 2018...

ACOS confirms permanent switch to Olympia

Olympia ACOS events
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...

Lottery expert to confront skills development at ICE

Lottery expert ICE London
Wendy Lawrence, a founder member of the initial Camelot UK National Lottery start up team, will be exploring whether it’s too late to tackle the issue of skills development in the gaming sector during a panel debate at ICE London. The discussion is taking place on Thursday 8 February at 1.30pm and is part of a series of specially curated Totally Gaming...

NRM take gaming technology innovations to ICE

Coinslot - NRM R&D Big Deal
‘An unrivalled opportunity to engage with leading influencers at the foremost gaming show in the world’ is how Andrew Ludlow, Managing Director of NRM, the independently owned gaming technology and software solutions provider, previewed his company’s appearance at ICE London (Stand#BP 2). NRM, which is active across the bingo, betting, social and mobile gaming sectors, is appearing at ICE London...

Huge response to ICE as registration goes live

Passport to Paradice live
ICE 2018 is already on course to be gaming’s most international showcase of the year just weeks after the Passport to Paradice website went live. Industry professionals from 82 countries have already registered to attend the London based event, a total which represents close to half the number of countries recognised by the United Nations. The countries on course to...

ICE Totally Gaming 2018 opens registration

ICR - ICE prestigious awards
ICE Totally Gaming, which will be staged at its Excel London home on 6-8 February, has now opened registration for the world leading event.   Acting as the annual launch pad for gaming’s top innovators and innovations, February’s event will be looking to build on 2017’s record breaking show. Delivering an audience of 30,213 attendees,a six percent growth on 2016’s edition, the...

Autumn Coin-op Show enters final countdown

Coinslot ACOS autumn attendance
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,...

Summer events spur tourism boom for Blackpool

Coinslot - Blackpool pier wheel events
Recently released statistics have shown Blackpool heading in a very positive direction, thanks clearly to a co-ordinated, event-heavy schedule which has seen the resort’s tourism industry go from strength to strength.   New figures have shown that more than 18m people visited the seaside resort of Blackpool in 2016 thanks in no small part to an events-led schedule that has been...

888 decision heightens interest in WrB symposium

Last week's announcement that 888 had been fined a record £7.8m for technical shortcomings which served to undermine its self exclusion processes, has given added importance and interest to the forthcoming WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation C-Level symposium organised by Clarion Gaming (September 12, OXO2, London). The fine followed a 13 month long investigation by the UK Gambling Commission which found...