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ACOS 2019 dates announced

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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

Betcom
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

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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...

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

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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

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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...

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

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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

888
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...

WrB – setting the social responsibility agenda

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UK Gambling Commission, Executive Director, Tim Miller previews his appearance at WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation, (12 September, OXO2, London) and argues why having a strong set of social values is the way for business to connect with Generation Z When it comes to social responsibility can enough ever be enough? Gambling is a rapidly changing industry and it would be complacent...

Locker Network product launches ahead of WWA

Coinslot - locker network WWA
The Locker Network aims to make a splash at World Waterpark Association Show.   The Locker Network, a subsidiary of Helix Leisure, will be displaying its keyless electronic locker system at the upcoming World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show taking place October 16-19 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The company is also offering a limited number of free passes to those interested in...

Las Vegas to host Amusement Expo 2017

Coinslot - Las Vegas Amusement Expo
Scores of operators are expected to get lucky at the Amusement Expo International 2018 in Las Vegas next spring.   The three-day event will begin with a keynote presentation, followed by seminars from industry leaders who will cover current trends, opportunities and challenges for the global amusements industry. The next two days will be dedicated to the exhibit hall, where exhibitors and...

BALPPA launches new bowling seminar for September

Coinslot - Tenpin bowling September
The Tenpin Bowling Proprietors Association and BALPPA will be holding a Tenpin Bowling seminar on Wednesday 20 September at Tenpin in Feltham.   The first seminar of its kind for BALPPA, an informative program has been planned. A wide range of topics across the ten-pin bowling industry will be covered, including history, key data, player base, projected growth, rental and the latest...

ACOS returning to Premier League venue

Coinslot - ACOS Chelsea
The Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS) will be returning to Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club, on 11-12 October.   Last year’s event attracted high praise with many exhibitors reporting their best ever ACOS, the organisers said. Karen Cooke said: “ACOS has gone from strength to strength, thanks to the support of the industry. The informality and relaxed style of the event has...

EAS 2017 to offer most comprehensive program to date

Coinslot - EAS program date
The Euro Attractions Show (EAS) will be landing in Berlin from the 24-28 September with its most diverse program yet.   The event will offer this year’s attendees its most extensive education program to date, boasting up to a hundred speakers from different destinations across Europe. Moreover, there will be upwards of 20 seminars that cover safety, marketing, communications, revenue generation and...

ICE organiser Clarion acquired in £600m deal

Coinslot - ICE Clarion deal
US private equity firm Blackstone has bought leading event organiser Clarion for £600m.   The long-established business runs a host of large-scale industry events including ICE Totally Gaming, Juegos Miami and EiG each year. “Clarion’s leading position in its markets combined with its strong management team will enable the company to continue growing both organically and through mergers and acquisitions” “Clarion’s leading position...

350 suppliers sign up to Family Attraction Expo

Coinslot - 350 FAE Family Entertainment Expo
This year’s Family Attraction Expo is expected to see 350 suppliers make their way to the annual event in Birmingham.   Taking place 8-9 November, the trade event is set to provide owners and managers of British holiday parks, commercial leisure parks, and attraction sites with a showcase of entertainment products and services. One hundred and fifty seminars designed to highlight the...

Saudi Arabia to exhibit tourism and leisure drive

Coinslot - Saudi Arabia
The Future Play and Play Spaces KSA conference is set to highlight Saudi Arabia’s efforts in boosting leisure and tourism in the kingdom.   The two-day event, taking place 2-3 October at Rosh Rayhaan Riyadh, will provide a platform for decision makers from government authorities, leisure industry leaders, hotel operators and others. “Future Play and Play Spaces KSA will provide a timely,...

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