Thursday, August 18, 2022

Tag: London

OKTO strikes partnership agreement with the London Hippodrome

Hippodrome Casino partnership OKTO App
Establishing a partnership with such a respected and high-profile gaming and entertainment brand represents a powerful endorsement of OKTO’s capabilities and features.

Sandbox VR to open first UK venue in London

Sandbox VR
Sandbox VR will launch its first UK venue in London this summer, offering a “futuristic immersive experience” of “competitive socialising”, and a robotic bartender to boot.

Clarion Gaming issues open invitation to women working in the industry to be part of iGB ASCEND launch

Naomi Barton open invitation to women working in industry to be part of iGB ASCEND launch
Clarion Gaming has issued an open invitation to women working in the gaming industry to be part of the launch of iGB ASCEND, the new mentorship initiative created to provide a network of support as well as guidance on personal and professional development.

Park Life: Gaming industry charity CHIPS is providing free entry to the world-famous Royal Parks Half Marathon

CHIPS Charity Royal Parks Half Marathon
The industry charity CHIPS has raised some £2m to purchase powered wheel chairs to help deserving youngsters gain their independence and freedom - now they are looking for runners, joggers and walkers to put their best foot forward and raise more funds to help more youngsters.

Blueprint go direct to their customers with launch of national roadshow

Nicola Wallbank Blueprint Customer Portal
Blueprint is touring the country and has a number of big announcements to make, not least the launch of its streamlined buy direct structure and the Blueprint Customer Portal - both of which will help to maximise machine income.

David Purvis: ‘Industry needs a successful EAG and securing later dates was the best and most sensible option’

David Purvis Blueprint Operations EAG Expo
Blueprint MD David Purvis believes postponing EAG was the right call by the organisers but with four new cabinets to launch and the opportunity for customers to buy direct from the brand - he can’t wait for the UK showpiece to open in March.

EAG Expo 2022 Postponed

EAG Expo 2022 postponed
EAG Expo 2022, which was scheduled to take place on 11th-13th January, will now take place from 1st-3rd March 2022 instead. The venue remains ExCel London and the event will feature more than 80 industry exhibitors.

Participant safety “overriding consideration” at EAG 2022

participant safety overriding consideration at EAG 2022
The organiser of EAG Expo has stated they are “conforming to the latest Government and Industry protocols” in order to keep participants safe, ahead of the show’s return to ExCel London this January after a two-year hiatus.

Westminster City Council considers Leicester Square casino

Leicester Square Casino plans
A new £100m casino could be built next to Leicester Square in London. Westminster City Council is considering building a high-rise mixed use development, including a casino, on one corner of the famous square.

Registration opens as ICE London 2022 prepares a celebration of international gaming

ICE london 2022 registration
The UK will be the centre of world attention, again, in February 2022 when the world’s largest gaming and gambling exhibition returns after a two year absence. ICE London, the flagship event for the global industry, is back with 500 plus exhibitors. Registration is now open.

Comment: Eyes on ICE / Philp makes impact / Speak now

Comment ICE Philp Speak now
What a way to start your new job. There wasn’t even enough time to officially announce Chris Philp’s appointment as gambling minister, he had to line up a response to the independent Football Index inquiry and declare his arrival with a stick to beat the parties involved. Philp has hit the gambling road running.

Namco Funscape’s flagship venue permanently closes

Namco Funscape County Hall Closes
After operating as one of London’s most iconic arcades for the last quarter century, Namco Funscape has permanently closed its doors - doomed not by the pandemic, but by the planned redevelopment of the County Hall site it occupies.

Four Thieves branches out into virtual reality

Four Thieves Pub VR
The Four Thieves in London is the UK’s first pub to have its own virtual reality centre, showing the increasing desire by landlords to diversify their offering.

Hippodrome CEO wants ‘full and frank discussion’ with Mayor of London as capital suffers £10bn tourism hit

The Hippodrome Casino London economy Simon Thomas
Industry veteran Simon Thomas talks to Coinslot about the options facing the capital.

London Resort seeks final Westminster approval

London Resort development
New Year’s Eve saw the drawn-out development process of the multi-billion pound theme park the London Resort take a significant step forward: with finalised paperwork submitted to the UK government for approval.

Hijinks in store for trendy new London bingo venue

Hijingo Bingo Shoreditch
The company behind indoor the ping-pong and mini-golf brands Bounce and Puttshack is about to try their hand at bingo, with a brand new venue dubbed Hijingo

Pokémon store to open in London ahead of new title launches

Pokémon Center London
London is set to become home to Europe’s first ever bespoke Pokémon Center.The pop-up shop will establish temporary residence at Westfield London in

Coin-op innovations embrace ICE London’s Spirit of Genius

Coin-op, innovation, ICE, London, Spirit of Genius
Reflecting the theme of this year’s ICE campaign, #spiritofgenius, the major names in the coin-op sector took the opportunity to unveil their latests innovations at the show. That looks set to be another record breaking edition of ICE kicked off last week, bringing together the industry’s biggest names in the British amusements sector under the theme - Spirit of Genius. Speaking...

New business is the icing on the cake for NRM’s Andrew Ludlow

NRM, business, bloggers, ice, london
NRM enjoyed an impressive showing at this year’s ICE London, Andrew Ludlow told Coinslot. And among the showstoppers were its Jigsaw platform and hand-held tablets which hit the mark. NRM took a bigger presence at ICE this year- was it worth it and what were the key products of interest? Andrew Ludlow:I have to say we had a very busy show,with...

ICE 2019 opens in typical record-breaking fashion

ICE 2019, London, record-breaking, gaming, event
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...

Industry shows its strength

EAG, london, industry, amusements
The new year has opened with a statement of intent; the amusements and coin-op industry is ready for the challenge. EAG 2019 displayed the best of British last week with a strong balance of tried and tested, new developments and ground-breaking adventures. It was a confident start for the industry to what is going to be...

Clarion Gaming to present CHIPS powered wheelchairs at ICE London

Linda Lindsay, co-founder and trustee of CHIPS
Clarion Gaming will be using ICE London, its flagship event, to present two bespoke powered wheelchairs as part of its partnership programme with children's charity CHIPS. Born out of the gaming industry, CHIPS has donated 520 wheelchairs to children with severe mobility issues. Chairs, which are designed for the specific needs of each child, cost an average of £7,000 each. Eight-year-old...

Swingers creators eyeball second concept

Swingers, leisure, london, crazy golf
The concept creators behind one of London’s most exciting leisure brands have entered into an agreement with a real estate firm which will provide them “significant” funds to launch an (as yet mysterious) second concept. Matt Grech-Smith and Jeremy Simmonds of Competitive Socialising launched Swingers as a pop-up crazy golf/food and beverage event in Shoreditch back in 2014 - but...

Hipster bingo concepts opens in Shoreditch

What is perhaps the nation’s first bespoke hipster bingo club opened its doors last week in London’s trendy east-end. Dabbers in Shoreditch is part bar, part bingo hall, and is aimed squarely at trendy under-30 urbanites: offering the traditional game alongside in-house DJs, a bar stocked with craft ales and cocktails, and a kitchen touting vegan cuisine. Whilst traditional bingo halls...

ACOS: A very British affair

Karen Cooke
The return of an amusement industry event in autumn has gone down well. ACOS has filled the traditional exhibition slot to warm acclaim; it was a show waiting to happen. The woman behind it, Karen Cooke, talks to Coinslot about aspirations and expectations. Karen Cooke knows her stuff; she’s been delivering trade shows for the amusements industry for decades. And...

Independence and agility the perfect storm for success

Storm Gaming
The independent nature of Storm Gaming Technology has given the company the agility necessary to stay on the forefront of the ever changing digital games market. CEO Richard Sheldon explains why. Regarding the current state of the digital gaming market and its prevailing trends, Storm’s Richard Sheldon sees some textbook analysis forming. “In a nutshell, dominated by vertically integrated...

ACOS to focus on networking

The Autumn Coin-Op Show will place a strong emphasis on networking during its fifth edition at Olympia in London on 3-4 October 2018. According to an ACOS despatch, the organisers will be taking care to ensure that the show remains the perfect opportunity for comparing experiences and exchanging ideas in a relaxed and sociable setting. Expanding on the event’s intentions, Karen...

ACOS to welcome Immersive Leisure Event

Virtual Reality
The Autumn Coin-Op show (3 & 4th Oct) will be celebrating its 5th year by welcoming The London Future of Immersive Leisure (FOIL), a ground-breaking event that will run alongside ACOS at the show’s Olympia home. The Future of Immersive Leisure will focus on the business opportunities presented by immersive technology to the UK’s out of home entertainment industry, with...

Registration now open for expanding Autumn Coin-Op Show

Coin-op show
The fifth Autumn Coin-Op Show will take place on 3-4th October and continues to adapt to reflect the fast moving industry it serves. As an entirely UK focused event the show has endeared itself to those at the forefront of the coin-op and amusements sectors, to the point where it is now a must-attend event. The move to Olympia London...

London Resorts push for multiple licence partners

The seemingly perennial planning stage of the £3.5bn London Resorts theme park is rolling one once more with the release of new information around licence partnerships. The project had started under the banner of entertainment giants Paramount but a split between the company and developers London Resorts Company Holdings (LRCH) was announced last year. It is now understood that the group...