Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Greg Wood

Greg Wood:We are absolutely determined to have our asks heard in this process and that is a major priority

Greg Wood Bacta gambling review
It’s a crucial, industry defining 12 months on the agenda for businesses as the Gambling Review, recovery from the Covid fall-out and resetting the entrepreneurial energies come to test the amusements and gaming spirit..

Greg Wood: “We must have the opportunity to try and develop new ideas in the real world”

Greg Wood Bacta convention speech
It was an intelligent and honed speech by the Bacta president Greg Wood at his association’s AGM last week. After clearing the path of some of the debris of disappointments that the industry has experienced over the year, Wood made way for Bacta’s vision on the changes necessary from the Gambling Review to ensure the long term security of the sector.

Comment – Why do MPs know so little about the business / Restrained Restricted and Controlled by legislation: time for change

comment regulations outdated
The industry assembled for the first time since 2019 for a hefty dose of politics at this week’s Bacta Convention. Coinslot assess some of the early exchanges where Bacta’s attack and defence were busy in action, while the opposition changed its line-up but not its formation

Bacta continues gambling review dialogue with new minister

Chris Philp Gambling Minister
Recently appointed gambling minister Chris Philp is certainly getting to know stakeholders in the industry with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the DCMS holding his second meeting with Bacta since his appointment two months ago.

We must be allowed to innovate, urges Bacta president Greg Wood

Greg Wood Bacta AGM
Like presidents before him, Bacta’s Greg Wood believes a focus on player safety is the heart of the industry’s continued long term success, but he is also determined that innovation - the brain of the industry - should be given more freedom in the upcoming gambling review.

Bacta to assemble in the Birdcage

Bacta Convention
The industry gathers forces in a fortnight's time in what will be one of the most important gatherings in its history. The Bacta Convention is back on the schedule and with a weighty agenda to boot

A fillip from Philp? Bacta meets new gambling minister

Chris Philp Gambling Minister Bacta meeting
It hasn’t taken new gambling minister Chris Philp long to get tucked into his new post, meeting Bacta within a few weeks of taking over his new portfolio.

Bacta lobbies politicos hard during party conference season

Bacta lobbying party conferences
Attending both Labour and Conservative party conferences, Bacta has been lobbying its socks off to put across the amusement industry’s point of view ahead of the government’s gambling review this year.

Past Presidents look to the future

Bacta past presidents dinner
Based on the value of a room full of experience, Bacta national president, Greg Wood was in excellent company when he joined with 14 of his predecessors at a private dinner held at the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square.

Bacta sends message of support for “strong summer of trading”

Joseph Cullis Bacta division one summer trading freedom day
Bacta has marked 'freedom day' with a message to all members backing their efforts for a business boost now restrictions are lifted. Here, Bacta national president Greg Wood and Joseph Cullis, division one and Scottish region chair, offer their thoughts.

Essex Leisure backs Blueprint Alphamax Cat C

Greg Wood Essex Leisure Blueprint Alphamax Cat C
Preparations are well advanced for the reopening of the economy on July 19 and leading single site operator, Essex Leisure, is backing its judgement placing a substantial order for Blueprint’s Alphamax cabinet. Greg Wood explains why.

Bacta confirms support for EAG expo with plans for “significant investment”

Bacta EAG investment
Bacta has stepped up to kick-start the industry’s trading recovery from what will effectively be 18 months stalled on the sidelines. The trade association has announced a major investment in its January B2B exhibition, support which should ensure the biggest assembly for the UK amusements industry in decades.

EAG, but not as we know it

EAG online 2021
EAG Online made its debut last week with two days of exhibiting and networking, finally, for the UK industry.

Greg Wood named new Bacta president

Bacta appoint Greg Wood President
Bacta vice-president Greg Wood has been elected as the new president of the association, following its National Council meeting held in March.

Gambling Review: “The biggest opportunity since 2005”

Greg Wood Bacta Gambling Review webinar
Bacta held its second webinar on the Gambling Review last Thursday. The webinar was hosted by CEO John White and he was joined by outgoing President James Miller and incoming President Greg Wood. Over 70 Bacta members attended. Steph Norbury reports on events.

Bacta launches trio of seminars for March

Bacta Webinars
Bacta is launching a series of interactive webinars, designed to tackle weighty subjects facing members’ businesses in an engaging, informative way.

Industry gather forces: Divisions unite at Bacta’s online Convention

Bacta AGM Convention online
Bacta staged its first ever virtual AGM last week as 150 members Zoomed in to discuss a tough 2020, Covid-19 measures and a way forward for an industry under intense pressure. Steph Norbury picks out some highlights from the assembly.

Britain’s operators in military style challenge to liberate pubs in time for Independence

Pub Operators re-opening business Pubs
Coinslot spoke to four of the industry’s leading players - Chris Haley, Greg Wood, Matt Bicknell and Nick Rudd - to find out how they were working behind the scenes as part of the unglamorous supply chain helping pubs to get their game face on ahead of the big day.

Yalp: Industry invited to see for themselves at EAG

Greg Wood Yalp cashless gaming Game Payment Technology
From a standing start the team behind Yalp has made huge strides towards delivering the cashless gaming payment app the industry has been waiting for as Greg Wood outlines

Answering the cashless question

Greg Wood Yalp cashless
Greg Wood, vice-president of Bacta, spoke about his role as chair of the trade body’s payment committee and director of GPT, the joint venture company..

Digital is the new way to play

Greg Wood YALP technology
As the industry welcomes the new cashless payments app, YALP, Game Payment Technology’s Greg Wood unpicks the data behind digital, the key trends of..

Bacta app wins industry praise at ACOS

Bacta Cashless payment Solution App ACOS 2019
Two days of demonstrations, discussions and genuine interest from all sectors of the business’ is how Greg Wood, who represents bacta along with..

Bacta confirms a JV and development budget to bring a cashless app to market before year end

Bacta cashless app
Bacta has announced a Joint Venture as its National Council endorses a development budget to bring a cashless app to market before the year end.

Essex Leisure backs Playdium in numbers

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TouchTunes' Playdium, recognised as the world's smartest jukebox and the UK's No.1 earning pay-to-play music product, has received a further accolade, with prominent IOA member Essex Leisure scheduling a significant programme of installations.   This commitment follows trials with leading pub retailers and the introduction by TouchTunes of progressive commercial terms including the removal of fixed music costs in favour of...

Bacta host first pub summit with key focus on triennial review

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The pub sector joined forces with Bacta on 22 May to discuss issues surrounding the postponed triennial review.   The importance of achieving a positive outcome to the triennial review of stakes and prizes was top of the agenda at Monday’s inaugural Pub Summit, hosted by Bacta. The summit, which was organised by Bacta in conjunction with sister bodies, the Association of...

Essex boost for Blueprint’s King of Games

Coinslot-Blueprint King of Games
Blueprint Machines has confirmed that ‘a significant order’ has been placed by leading independent operator Essex Leisure for its King of Games digital Category C machines.   The deal follows continued joint development between the two parties which has cemented the strong performance of the compendium. King of Games is the UK market leader for digital Category C, with over 4000 units...

Blueprint take King of Games right into the heart of Essex

Coinslot Blueprint
Blueprint Machines has confirmed that ‘a significant order’ has been placed for King of Games digital Category C machines by leading independent operator Essex Leisure. The deal follows continued joint development, which has cemented the strong performance of the compendium games. King of Games is the UK market leader for digital Category C, with over 4000 units sited by the end...