Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Hippodrome Casino

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.

Hippodrome Casino CEO named as first ICE London Ambassador

Simon Thomas ICE London Ambassador
Simon Thomas CEO of the London Hippodrome Casino and one of land-based gaming’s most respected personalities, has accepted an invitation to become the first ICE London Ambassador

Industry reaction: The 20 year battle over VAT on machines – The casino perspective

Simon Thomas HMRC VAT decision reaction
Simon Thomas has watched this VAT battle unfold and unravel all the way through the past two decades and takes a pragmatic view on things now, we assume, the matter is resolved. It’s time to look forward, he says, but it’s also time to pay the money back and as quickly as possible.

Freedom day delay: The casino operator

Simon Thomas Freedom Day delay
The capital’s premier casino has been busy preparing for ‘freedom day’ and it’s been an expensive process. ‘Disappointed’ is the most diplomatic Simon Thomas can be. He wants the ecosystem fully reopened so the industry can thrive and rebuild. As it stands, he says, British businesses are suffering.

Simon Thomas: What makes you tick?

Simon Thomas Hippodrome Casino What makes you tick
From his first paid job with Singer & Friedlander merchant bank to being chief executive of the world-renowned Hippodrome Casino, Simon Thomas reflects on the journey of aspirations, emotions and motivations that make him tick

Euromat makes a significant impression as Covid-19 webinar generates glowing reviews

Euromat webinar
The Covid-19 virus knows no borders, so when it comes to tackling the fall-out from the pandemic an international perspective seems an obvious route to take. European trade body Euromat took the lead with a recent webinar addressing the vast issues now facing the global industry.

UK operators monitor the progress of casino protection measures across the pond

Amusement venues could mirror US protection measures
Gaming and amusement venues in the UK could begin to introduce customer temperature checks, staggered machine access, and mandatory face masks if new measures proposed by US casinos are indicative of how the industry will adapt to a socially-distant near future.

Project pokers are attracting a different audience to the Crystal Rooms

Coinslot Tony Boulton Project
The Crystal Rooms situated in the heart of London’s West End,is once again a beacon for poker aficionados attracted by the collection of Cat C and B4 games from Project’s extensive poker themed stable. The models, which include Jacks or Better, Find The Lady Ultimate Gamble and Poker King, have returned to the iconic AGC, following work undertaken by Project...

Hippodrome adds weight to FOBT stake reduction call

Coinslot - Hippodrome FOBT
An industry’s reputation is only as strong as its weakest link, and with casino operators joining the call, the verdict is unanimously in favour of FOBT stake reduction.   The owner of the Hippodrome Casino has joined the call for increased FOBT limitations, saying the B2 machines give the gambling industry a bad name. Simon Thomas, former owner of Beacon Bingo...