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Gamestec select TouchTunes juke to spearhead pub music investment

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Gamestec Playnation, the UK’s largest and most influential operator, has chosen the TouchTune’s Angelina to spearhead its new pub jukebox investment programme. Described by Gamestec’s senior product manager, Stefan Podolanski, as being the ‘most attractive and impactful wall mounted jukebox that’s ever been built’, the Angelina has the same top earning,consumer friendly interface as its predecessor,the Playdium, while also featuring...

Storm to continue on retail investment roadmap

Storm Gaming
Storm Gaming Technology’s continued investment in people, product and premises has exceeded £1m for the third year in a row. Fresh from a move in Spring 2018 to the prestigious offices at Wolverhampton’s brand-new Science Centre the company has also moved its cabinet assembly business into a new multi-use warehousing facility at a nearby industrial park. The premises cater for Storm’s...

Gulzar affirms community commitment with wedding day save

Sheikh Abid Gulzar has once more affirmed his dedication to making Hastings Pier a south coast success story by helping facilitate a last-minute wedding event that had been left limbo since the change of owners. They say that action speaks louder than words and Sheikh Abid Gulzar is proving that in spades in Hastings. Bewilderingly criticised in some quarters, the...

Sheikh Abid Gulzar wins the battle for Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier
Sheikh Abid Gulzar, the owner of Eastbourne Pier, has acquired Hastings Pier from Hastings Pier Charity for a reported £50,000 on 15 June. Speaking exclusively to Coinslot, Gulzar said he plans to create more commercial activity on the attraction, while also avoiding the same pitfalls that caused the previous owners to enter administration late last year. “The plans are to work...

Legoland wins battle to build to visitor township and new rides in Windsor

With 11 votes to two in favour of Merlin Entertainment’s plans, Royal Borough planning councillors have granted permission for a new township and three new rides at the company’s Legoland attraction in Windsor. Merlin Entertainment’s leisure empire is expanding at the operator’s Legoland Windsor attraction after Royal Borough planning councillors granted permission for the construction of 450 new lodges and...

Hastings Pier in adminstration: When friends are not enough

Hastings Pier
Less than six months ago, Hastings Pier fell into the hands of the administrators. Not surprising really when the architectural gem of 2017 - it won the coveted Stirling Prize - had little to bring in regular income to ensure its commercial viability.

Clacton pier reopens following installation

Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier has reopened following the successful installation of a £75,000 power transformer, replacing an existing system that had been in place since the 1930s.   Work was originally expected to see the pier close for close to a week but was completed within two working days. Pier director, Billy Ball commented that the down time allowed for other improvements: “Our electrical...

Castle completes £1.3m upgrade at its Swansea bingo hall

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Bingo is alive and kicking in Swansea. And after a £1.3m investment by Castle Bingo, the local community will be able to make use of new, top of the range facilities to ensure that the venue maintains its reputation as one of the luckiest in the UK.   In what will be one of the largest investments on the Welsh high...

Yarmouth Golden Mile seeks international investment

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Great Yarmouth Borough Council is seeking international investment for the town’s seafront - known as ‘The Golden Mile’, a development brief has revealed.   Officials want to replace the Marina Leisure Centre with something similar that offers swimming and sports, but the council is also open to amusements, holiday apartments, a cinema, or a hotel. Council leader Graham Plant explained that the...

Comment: Back to black – £2bn investment pledge intended to push growth

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Finally, it appears Ms May is turning the tide on the UK’s counter-intuitive approach to recessions, says Aden Simpson, with a £2bn investment pledge intended to push growth through the worst effects of Brexit. While it’s true that much of the UK’s leisure sector is currently winning from the peculiar blend of a weak pound and a not yet Brexit-struck...