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Jo Waterland’s My TouchTunes

Jo Waterland, TouchTunes
As we Cha Cha Slide away from Tony Glanville’s dancefloor centric playlist, things take a decidely guitar heavy lead this week. Jo Waterland, Sales Adminstrator at Sound Leisure, brings her years of jukebox savvy to the table as she plays puppet master with a unique rock line-up of rebel youths, prog aliens and sweet children... Jo got an early start...

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...

Electrocoin to be bigger and better on Olympia’s stage

Electrocoin
John Stergides, managing director at Electrocoin, comments on the strength of the industry, the importance of ACOS and what those in attendance of the show can expect from the company. Coinslot: How important will next week be in terms of assessing performances from the summer season? John Stergides:“It is very important as it gives a clearer indication on which products have...

Crown leisure MD believes it’s time to look forward

Dean Harding
Coinslot spoke to Dean Harding, managing director of Crown Leisure, about what lies ahead for the industry. With many operators wrapping up what has been a record breaking summer it would be easy to expect the foot to be taken off the gas somewhat in the run up to ACOS. Such is not the case however, for in an industry...

Acknowledging the need for change in Rank

John O'Reilly
As the Rank Group posts disappointing financials for the past twelve months, its new helmsman John O’Reilly lays out how he plans to right the ship for the years ahead. You have now been in the business for four months, what have been your first impressions? JO: Since joining I have been made to feel very welcome and I have met...

International espionage spells end for Salisbury AGC

Salisbury AGC
President Putin, Porton Down, or someone else entirely? Whoever is responsible for the Salisbury poisonings, they are also to blame for the closure of the town’s only AGC, says Jackpots owner John Liang, speaking exclusively to Coinslot. Salisbury’s only AGC has closed its doors following two high-profile instances of poisoning in the town that remain shrouded in suspicion. Jackpots, operated by JGL...

John Sullivan’s Playdium Picks

John Sullivan Plydium Picks
As the summer holidays draw to a close following Paul Purcell’s sunny selections, John Sullivan, Partner and Director of GB Media Corporation, brings music alive again with showstopping Las Vegas crooners, muddy Mancunians at Glastonbury and 50,000 Liverpool fans at home! With a showman’s family background and decades of experience working across the amusements and gaming sectors, it’s fair to...

“There is a need for a great deal more money, than simply the money that we are asking for”

Marc Etches
Speaking to Coinslot, CEO of GambleAware Marc Etches explains how much more money the industry will need to provide beyond the two years set out by the charity’s Strategic Delivery Plan. COINSLOT: You’ve doubled your annual spending, but you are not asking the industry for more money this time because it’s coming from bad behaviour. I suppose the question is,...

Virtual reality, untethered and unleashed

Virtual Reality
With more and more virtual reality arcades springing up throughout the country, Chris Webster caught up with Silicon Valley VR developer Jacob Pennock and asked him - just how much untapped potential lies in the new VR leisure market? CW: Do you think we’ve now reached a point, in terms of the quality of technology and its accessibility, where pay-to-play...

Reflex Gaming: Covering all bases

Coinslot Mat Ingram Reflex BetVictorGaming
Portfolio breadth is crucial when it comes to the digital games marketplace comments Mat Ingram, chief product officer, Reflex Gaming, with content flexibility key to commercial success. Coinslot: How do you analyse variances in content performances across sectors? Mat Ingram: “Yes,the game requirements for different venue types are different.These differences can be as simple as the game theme or design,but also...

National Piers Society sees positive future for Hastings’ new owner

Hastings Pier
Under new commercial ownership, the National Piers Society believes Hastings Pier is well placed to capitalise on a strong UK tourism economy. he National Piers Society has said that Hastings Pier is set to have a bright future after meeting with the new owner to discuss future plans for the troubled attraction. Chairman Tim Wardley travelled to the south coast resort...

NRM name CHIPS Champion

Handshake
RM, the industry’s leading independently owned gaming technology and software solutions provider,has underlined its commitment to charity partner, CHIPS by nominating finance director, Kelly Roberts,to become the organisation’s‘ CHIPS Champion’. Roberts’ remit is to help create and co-ordinate a range of money generating initiatives to fund the purchase of a powered wheelchair and in the process help change the...

TouchTunes highlight power of technology as Playdium enjoys market leading status

Toby Hoyte
The Playdium, regarded as the world’s smartest jukebox, accounted for more than 50 percent of new UK sales in the last 12 months, a feat that sales and marketing manager Toby Hoyte is attributing to a combination of technology and terms. Expanding on his argument, Hoyte told Coinslot: “Operators are looking for products that deliver enhanced cash box figures and...

RLMS: Helping players drive the redemption experience

Tony Glanville
The redemption range from RLMS and Bulldog Games continues to increase in popularity up and down the country. Tony Glanville, MD of RLMS Sales, talks about maximising trends and how interactive play is the key for players of any age. What do you feel the hottest trends this year have been in the redemption machine market place? Tony Glanville: From our...

Park Avenue Open Day: An unmissable event

ParkAvenue
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...

TouchTunes CEO outlines the smart approach to music

Coinslot TouchTunes
CEO of TouchTunes, Charles Goldstuck, discusses the UK jukebox industry, parallels between the UK and US markets and the albums he can’t live without. Charles Goldstuck is an entrepreneur, investor, and business operator, and is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the world’s largest out of home interactive digital entertainment network, spanning over 70,000 locations. Prior...

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