Friday, December 3, 2021

Tag: expansion

Boom Battle Bar to open in Sheffield

Boom Battle Bar Sheffield
A new 12,000 sq ft Boom Battle Bar is to open in Sheffield’s The Moor shopping complex in the first quarter of 2022, offering visitors an “entertainment battleground full of competitive gaming.”

The “emotional connection” driving Arcade Club expansion

Arcade Club Leeds retro gaming
Arcade Club operations manager Jason Rayner has cited the “emotional connection” that classic cabinets generate is the secret to retro gaming’s enduring appeal, as the brand plans a major expansion of its Leeds venue.

Chongie Entertainment continues expansion in Peterborough

Chongie Entertainment Peterborough expansion
Chongie Entertainment is extending its reach northward beyond Greater London, with the rapidly-expanding Little Vegas-operator receiving planning approval this week for a new AGC in Peterborough.

Hollywood Bowl strikes back with 29 point sales jump

Hollywood Bowl financials
Hollywood Bowl has reported sales between 17 May and 30 September 2021 increased 29 percent on 2019, with full year revenue topping £74m. For a sector so badly hurt by Covid restrictions, the stars are shining brighter for Hollywood Bowl.

Roxy Lanes plans Leeds expansion

Roxy Lanes Leeds expansion
Leeds bowling alley Roxy Lanes is set to relocate from its Bond Street venue next year to a new site three times the size at The Light leisure and retail complex on The Headrow.

Lane7 confirms ambitious plans for Middlesbrough

Lane7 confirms plans for Middlesbrough
Lane7 has submitted ambitious proposals to Middlesbrough Council to convert the former TJ Hughes in Captain Cook Square into a two-storey bowling alley, go-kart track and arcade.

Making productive use of time spent in lockdown is paying dividends for buoyant Blueprint

David Purvis productive use of lockdown time paying dividends for Blueprint
When the pandemic paralysed most of Britain’s business community the team at Blueprint led by MD David Purvis got busy reaching out to its customers, upgrading its cabinets, improving its menus and developing new games. Following the opening up of hospitality the company has hit the ground running and the future’s looking both bright and exciting.

Lane7 set for Middlesbrough town centre

Lane7 Middlesbrough investment
Lane7 is set to open a new venue in the centre of Middlesbrough, as part of council plans to convert the town’s Captain Cook Square into “one of the best leisure and culture hubs anywhere in the UK.”

Hollywood Gaming plans immersive VR expansion

Hollywood Gaming plans immersive VR expansion
Hollywood Gaming has announced plans to open a new range of “multi-sensory visitor experiences” under the Immersive Hollywood brand, after being supported by the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Ready programme.

Roxy Leisure plan eleventh venue for Edinburgh

Roxy Leisure plan eleventh venue Edinburgh
Operator Roxy Leisure is planning to launch its eleventh entertainment venue in Princes Street, Edinburgh.

GeWeTe to expand technical support team amid growth in customer base and increasing market confidence

Mark Edmundson GeWeTe cash handling expand technical support team
With a growing number of customers, a buoyant market outlook and a ‘set in tablets of stone’ commitment to customer service, GeWeTe is preparing for the future by adding to its technical support team.

Is Joypolis set for UK launch?

Is Joypolis set for UK launch
Joypolis, the indoor amusement park brand founded by Sega in Japan in 1994, could be headed to the UK this year, after recent financial reports revealed plans for expansion.

Hollywood Bowl raise £30m to invest ahead of May reopening

Hollywood Bowl expansion
With 9 new centres on the horizon, and three expected to be completed by the end of the year, Hollywood Bowl has earmarked £30m in raised capital to go towards improving its entertainment offer - including more arcades.

Webbers Leisure looks to Chester expansion

Webbers Leisure Chester expansion site
Rhyl-based AGC operator Webbers Leisure has submitted a proposal to Cheshire West and Chester Council to revitalise a vacant bookmaker in Chester city centre as a new gaming centre.

Be Lucky looks to Bristol expansion

Be Lucky planning application Clifton Triangle
Be Lucky is set to expand after submitting a planning application to Bristol City Council to turn a Grade II-listed former travel agent on the Clifton Triangle into a new 24-hour amusement centre.

Trident continues expansion with new commercial director

Craig Taylor Trident Machines appointment
Independent gaming operator Trident Machines has announced the appointment of former Rank Group executive Craig Taylor, tasked with accelerating the firm’s recent growth.

Club 3000 invest over £2m in Oxford and Wigan

Club 3000 bingo expansion
Continuing its expansion despite the circumstances, Club 3000 has announced two new venues backed by a significant investment of £2m, creating 80 jobs in Oxford and Wigan at a time when the country needs them most.

All Star Lanes in Manchester taken over by Lane7

Great Northern Warehouse Lane7 expansion
Lane7 will take over All Star Lanes’ site at the Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester this autumn.

Trident Machines announces profit and plots course for expansion

Trident Machines Andrew Powell
There’s been a major turn-around at Trident with the family-run machines operator overhauling a significant loss into a near £1 million profit during the year ending November 2019...

Gulliver’s World Warrington submits expansion plans

Gullivers World warrington planning application
Gulliver’s World has submitted plans for a new spa, chalets, lodges, caravans and a woodland activity zone to Warrington Borough Council planning department

Mr P’s eyes further expansion after Bognor success

Mr P's Classic Amusements
After a turbulent start to 2019, Mr P’s is aiming for “calmer seas” in 2020, with the operator’s Bognor Regis FEC picking up steam in the summer and building an engaged fanbase to keep it ticking along through the colder months

Jumping profits: Gravity puts franchisees at heart of expansion

Gravity Franchise expansion
Just four years after opening, Gravity’s active entertainment venues are central to 12 UK retail sites, with global expansion already underway. As the operator unveils its franchising strategy...

Clacton Pier begins Fun Fair expansion scheme

Clacton Pier Fun Fair expansion
Clacton Pier has begun work on its Fun Fair Improvement scheme, demolishing the 1930s Queen Mary building to make way for five new reinforced concrete..

Dreamland works on plans for year-round business

Dreamland Margate
Dreamland CEO Eddie Kemsley confirmed that the Kent amusement park aims to further expand its events offering and is looking at “ways to increase..

Gauselmann expands its UK holding with Project joining the global group

Gauselmann, expansion, UK, Project, gaming
One of the UK’s most pioneering independent games developers has joined the big boys of global gaming. Project has signed up to the Gauselmann stable following its acquisition by Blueprint Gaming to create a formidable force in the marketplace. Blueprint Gaming has an eye for quality with its games portfolio making significant headway in the UK market. But last week...

Rank partners with AGS in digital content expansion

Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo owner the Rank Group is teaming up with US games supplier AGS in a bid to massively expand its quantity of third-party content available via its online platforms. The deal is set to offer over 600 titles from the AGS library to remote patrons of both the Grosvenor and Mecca brands,including content produced by renowned...

360 Play expands to Northampton

360 Play, expansion, Northampton, FEC, chain
The expansion of FEC chain 360 Play is set to continue, with work already underway on a seventh location. A 20,000 square foot unit in Northampton’s Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre will be home to the new play-centre, which will boast dodgems, a carousel, SPI’s Global Play’s multi- tiered play frame, and the brand’s trademark “360 Street” play area, complete with...

Gamecube set for Cardiff expansion

Gamecube, Cardiff, expansion, Bristol
New kid on the block Gamecube first opened doors in Bristol this May - but is already positioned for another city location within weeks, complete with cashless payment and a new VR suite. The man behind the concept, Martin Ng, talks to Coinslot. It’s official, FEC operator Gamecube will be bringing a second location to Cardiff next spring, less than...

New owners eye Rollerworld expansion with arcade to play a key role

Rollerworld, expansion, arcade, colchester
Rollerworld in Colchester is in line for a revamp, including an arcade expansion, following its purchase by the UK’s largest family-run extreme sports company. Owners of the property have reportedly held firm against a number of buyout attempts but have now been persuaded by the new suitor’s ambitious development roadmap. The family-owned Demon Xtreme company will take control of the site...

Luxury Leisure expands its portfolio with acquisition of Fortunes AGC

Luxury Leisure expands portfolio
Fortunes adult gaming centre, sited in a prime central location in Eastbourne, has been bought by Novomatic subsidiary Luxury Leisure. The centre joins a growing portfolio at Luxury Leisure which acquired the 158-strong Talarius estate just two years ago. The AGC, popular with tourists and locals alike, has been sold with a full machine inventory and an AGC premises licence. According...