Tag: Gaming

Plymouth welcomes arcade gaming proposal

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A new pay-at-the-door retro arcade could be set to open in Plymouth town centre, with an unnamed arcade operator reportedly viewing locations in Union Street, Cornwall Street and Derry’s Cross. Alongside a UK-based crazy golf company, the arcade firm has visited empty retail and former nightclub venues in the city with a view to founding a new retro gaming site. “We...

Lightning strikes at Sims’ 50th

Sims Automatics, NSM Music, Scotland, jukebox, operator, gaming, amusement
Sims Automatics, Scotland’s largest independent operator of gaming and amusement equipment, and NSM Music, the UK’s leading jukebox manufacturer are uniting in celebration of two impressive milestones. 1969 might have been all about flower power, but it’s Glasgow-based Sims Automatics who have shown real staying power over the last 50 years - and this month installed their 500th NSM Music...

A uniquely British sector

Blueprint, cat c, gaming, uk, industry
Having already established itself at the forefront of the Cat C market, the Blueprint dedication to constant improvement remains unwavering, commented Gavin Wright, head of UK sales. Coinslot: What is it about Cat C units that makes them so popular for both consumers and operators? Gavin Wright: Category C occupies a unique place at the heart of the UK pub retail...

Harry Levy: Just the ticket

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The rapid ascension of redemption within the UK gaming market has helped foster a culture of creativity and innovation that shows little signs of slowing, commented Harry Levy commercial director Matthew Deith. The importance of the UK redemption market in recent years is without question. Growing customer demand for the winning of tickets paired with a strong culture of innovation...

Bulldog pedigree is in the cash box as operators benefit from boost to the bottom line

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RLMS Sales managing director, Tony Glanville, explains how Bulldog’s unique take on family entertainment is ensuring that players of all ages keep on coming back for more. Bulldog operates in an intensely competitive market, how has the range performed against rival products? Tony Glanville: The simple answer to that is incredibly well. The data we have, shows that Bulldog products outperform...

The anti-gambling rabble of South Ribble

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As the statistically unsupported ‘gambling crisis’ of 2018 rages on, South Ribble Council - concerned primarily by pitch-side advertising and the underage use of scratch-cards - is taking action in the only way it can; by launching underage testing in local pubs. Incensed by a media storm and cherry-picked Gambling Commission statistics, South Ribble Council has launched a campaign to...

Think globally, act locally, says Cummins Allison

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Cummins Allison sales manager Paul Clay talks to Coinslot about the regional market prospects and Cummins upcoming showing in Ireland. Paul Clay: “This year Cummins Allison will be displaying a number of their cash handling solutions - JetSort LX,JetScan iFX i400 and JetScan 150.” CS: Are there any products, or product types that you see doing particularly well in the Irish...

Gauselmann expands its UK holding with Project joining the global group

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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...

ICE 2019 opens in typical record-breaking fashion

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With expectations set high after eight years of successive growth, ICE exhibitors and attendees were not left disappointed. The global gaming industry descended on London Docklands this week for another record-breaking ICE 2019, with the attending amusement contingent making their way back to the ExCel convention centre for the second time in as many months. However, while the destination will be...

LIVE 5 Gaming premium content fuels growth

LIVE 5, Gaming, Premium Content, Growth
Live 5 Gaming is one of the fastest-growing content providers in the industry – thanks to the high level of demand for its premium games. In March 2019, the team will move to new offices which are double the size of its existing space in Staffordshire. This follows a large number of new appointments during 2018, which will continue well...

Bob Rudd celebrates 30 years

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Leading independent operator Bob Rudd Gaming and Amusement Machines is kicking off 2019 in style. Founded in 1989 in Newcastle upon Tyne, over the past 30 years, Bob Rudd has expanded into five more depots due to customer demand and this year will expand its Birmingham depot. Bob Rudd is now the only independent operator to offer all the leading digital...

Low season no time to rest for operators

Lycetts, amusements, arcade
The winter means quieter times and, in some cases, closure for the UK’s amusement arcades - but owners are being urged to remain vigilant and not take a gamble with their business. Arcades up and down the country have shut up shop or are experiencing minimal footfall in the late winter months. This quieter period brings the opportunity for owners to...

Market quality at an all time high, says Tony Glanville

RLMS, Tony Glanville, operators, gaming, gaming equipment
There has scant been a time when operators have had a better selection of gaming equipment, according to RLMS managing director Tony Glanville. In an interview with Coinslot’s Quarterly Review out this week, Glanville explained that an industry-wide dedication to constant self improvement and a player demographic becoming ever the more expectant, if not demanding, has meant that gaming manufacturers...

Suzohapp: ‘We see ourselves as partners to our customers’

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Having after sales support match that found at the point of purchase is crucial if long term success is to be achieved, comments John Vallis, Suzohapp vice president gaming and amusement EMEA. Coinslot: Inbroad terms how important is your after sales and service offerings both for yourself and for the consumer? John Vallis: We see ourselves as partners to our customers....

Why being creative director at Bell-Fruit chimes with Alastair Harris

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Alastair Harris is something of an anomaly. With no family background in the industry and armed with an impressive first class honours degree in maths and computing, he applied for the first vacancy he saw after graduating, accepted the job offer and started at Maygay with immediate effect. From there he went on to work for a flush of...

Oasis Retail Services hits £9m turnover milestone

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Gaming and amusement firm Oasis Retail Services has seen its turnover grow to £9m according to a recently released financial report. For the year ending 31 December 2017, the company saw operating profit increase by eight percent to £2.4m and overall turnover grow by 6.3 percent. A statement accompanying the report read: “We are extremely pleased with the overall performance of...

Tyneside council opens floor ahead of gambling policy review

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The council of South Tyneside are inviting consultation with both members of the public and gaming operators within their jurisdiction,ahead of a fresh draft of its statement of policy towards gambling regulation and public health required by the Gambling Act. Sandwiched neatly between Newcastle and Sunderland,the South Shields-based governing body has welcomed public input throughout a ten-week consultation period ending...

The rise of the B3 machines

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Gavin Wright, head of UK sales at Blueprint Machines, comments on the growth of the B3 market, its industry importance and the products and innovations behind it all. Coinslot: How have you perceived the performances of Cat B3 machines so far this year? GavinWright: “Blueprint Machines actively monitors all B3 product in the UK market across various sectors.This includes own...

Gaming finally has a Future in Willesden Green

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There was very little will in Willesden as Future Leisure had to fight hard to get its change of use application through the council. After almost a year of fighting, the operator’s appeal came through and an AGC will make its way on to the high street. The future has been a long time coming for Future Leisure whose planning...

John White to represent Bacta at Euromat 2018 Summit

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For the Euromat 2018 Summit, taking place 4 -6 June, will be a very busy time. Formed in 1974, Bacta is the leading UK trade association, representing the interests of more than 500 companies in the gaming arena. The Association plays a very active role in Euromat, having joined some 18 years ago. Bacta chief executive John White is to...

Novomatic sees sales surpass €2.5bn for the first time

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Gaming machine supplier and operator Novomatic has seen sales surpass €2.5bn for the first time, the company has announced. The company, which now employees 25,500 worldwide, enjoyed EBITDA of €587m and cash flow of €419m. The firm released €1.1bn in prizes, it said in its report. The group’s 2017 annual report showed that gaming operations increased revenues to €1.58bn compared with...

SG Gaming announces four new content titles

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SG Gaming has added four new titles to its content library: Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours, Hula Hula Nights, Jackpot Party and The Legend of Bigfoot. The firm hopes their extended library will provide players with even more omni-channel content, with three of the new games also available online. “Once again, our talented in-house content team have developed a series of new...

Astra Games Big Bonus Wheel expansion continues

Astra Big Wheel
Astra Games and Luxury Leisure/Talarius have continued to expand the rollout of Big Bonus Wheel with Peterborough, Bury, Newcastle and Edinburgh all going live. Paul Monkman, gaming and service director at Luxury Leisure/Talarius, commented: “The timing of the rollout of Big Bonus Wheel couldn’t be better, coming as it does just ahead of the main operating season. It will enable...

The Lowe-down on Blueprint’s server based gaming

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There is a science behind consistent cashbox success and Blueprint finds the support of its Server Based Gaming system from parent company, The Gauselmann Group, makes a crucial contribution. “We rolled out our SBG system into the Praesepe estate in the middle of last year,” explained James Lowe, content manager, Blueprint Operations. “It allows us to record and report on...

Growth in young people’s gambling experiences coming from outside industry

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Twelve percent of children in Great Britain between 11-15 gambled in the week prior to being asked, Gambling Commission statistics show, although the regulator also stated that many gambling experiences are coming from outside the industry.   The highest percentage of young gamblers in any one industry activity was five percent, with the National Lottery, private bets, and fruit machines the...

Gaming management made easier with Eurocoin

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Eurocoin are out to make operators’ lives easier to manage, as it prepares to display its range of management solutions to the Irish market.   The Eurocoin team arrive in Dublin in strength, off the back of two excellent London shows at EAG and ICE, which were both very well attended by Irish gaming industry operators. The company has enjoyed strong sales...

Crowning glory – Crown Direct head to EAG with proven gaming portfolio

Coinslot Crown Direct
The Crown stand at this year’s EAG will be as bright and buzzing as ever. Now over a year since the tie-up with Harry Levy and with a proven gaming portfolio already in the field, London will provide a fitting launchpad for the year. As ever Crown Direct will be heading to EAG with an array of machines that run...

Get the industry in order, or we don’t deserve to flourish says Rank

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Rank CEO Henry Birch talks up the prospects for UK gaming, but warns that this success is dependent on society’s favourable view of the industry. The head of Rank Group offered staunch words to UK gaming this week, warning that if gambling addiction is not taken seriously the industry could “go the same way as tobacco.” Speaking to the Cardiff Business...

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