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Regal Gaming Technologies becomes the latest Merkur UK brand to benefit from G4 safer gambling insight

Sascha Blodau Merkur UK Regal Gaming Technologies
Emphasising the adage that the pursuit of safer gambling is a journey without a destination, Merkur UK has commissioned industry experts G4 to advise on the policies and procedures that are in place at Regal Gaming Technologies.

Merkur UK extend safer gambling commitment to support ground-breaking Mindful Resilience Programme

Merkur UK Mindful Resilience Programme safer gambling
Safer gambling goes beyond the relationship a brand has with its customers. The latest initiative undertaken by Merkur UK demonstrates the importance of training health care professionals to engage with young people and help them get the help they might need

Merkur is the mark of Excellence claiming three Landmark Awards at ICE

Merkur UK Landmark Awards
Organisations and individuals that have made a difference to the industry was the theme of the ICE 2022 Landmark Awards and Merkur UK scooped three of those that were presented in London last week.

Merkur UK host three MPs in the course of a month

Tony Boulton Merkur UK
Merkur UK has been flying the industry flag with a series of visits with parlimentary figures at its venues in London, Birmingham and Lincoln.

Industry perspectives: The chancellor’s spring statement

industry perspective chancellors spring statement
It’s not necessarily about what’s happened, says Bacta CEO John White, it’s all about what’s going to happen. And the chancellor’s spring statement doesn’t seem to have addressed the elephant in the room - inflation.

Sascha Blodau: ‘Technology status helps redefine perceptions of the industry’

Sascha Blodau Gauselmann
Being recognised as a technology brand brings a raft of positives both in terms of what you can deliver but also how you are perceived by policy makers, customers and society at large. Merkur UK General Manager Sascha Blodau talks to Coinslot about the process.

Merkur mark the return of EAG with Charitable Trust donation

Jimmy Thomas Sascha Blodau John White EAG Merkur UK donation Bacta Charitable Trust
The Blueprint stand at EAG wasn’t just a hive of commercial activity, it was also the backdrop for a £5,000 donation made to the bacta Charitable Trust by Merkur UK General Manager Sascha Blodau.

Dedication, commitment and talent see women take senior posts at Merkur UK

Merkur UK appointments
The number of women holding senior positions at Merkur UK continues to grow but Sascha Blodau believes that there’s no room for complacency.

Merkur UK drive industry standards with publication of first Sustainability Report

Merkur UK Sustainability Report
Merkur UK’s Sustainability Report, published this week, has detailed the work that the brand is undertaking in the communities that it serves and demonstrates how successful commercial organisations can also be good corporate citizens.

Gambling Business Group slam use of ‘false facts’ as anti-industry rhetoric gets louder and louder

Peter Hannibal Gambling Business Group slams use of false facts in anti-gambling industry rhetoric
The selective and in some cases wrong use of data is turning up the volume in the anti-gambling narrative that’s currently dominating news channels. The Gambling Business Group’s Peter Hannibal is calling for a more informed debate.

‘Turning jobs into careers’: Merkur Slots celebrates latest long-service award

Merkur UK long service award
16 percent of the team at Merkur UK have spent over a decade working for the brand which is investing in their personal and professional development turning jobs into careers.

Regal extends community engagement with support for Greater Manchester foodbank

Regal Merkur UK charity foodbank support
Regal, part of the MERKUR UK family of gaming brands, is demonstrating how an industry leading business can also play a full and active role in the community.

OKTO underlines commitment to UK market with appointment of Rob Peché

Rob Peché appointment OKTO
OKTO, the international fintech brand which was named Mobile Payment Solution of the year at December’s SBC Awards, has underlined its commitment to the UK market with the appointment of experienced gaming industry senior executive Rob Peché to the post of UK Country Manager.

Professionalism and team dedication help MERKUR UK to deliver across the board

Sascha Blodau Merkur UK 2021 Review
Brands that are comfortable in their own skin and that have a clear direction can do powerful things. MERKUR UK has set the pace in safer gambling, in its support of community-based not for profit organisations and its engagement with MPs and policy makers. Not a company to rest on its laurels, it has set ambitious targets for 2022.

Regal:Turning data into meaningful Business Intelligence provides customers with ‘facts not opinion’

Matt Bicknell Regal Leisure Data into meaningful business intelligence
With a truly connected digital estate Regal is able to provide its customers with data on game-and-session play summarised and analysed in real time. Joint MD Matt Bicknell explains.

Industry aligns on B3 limit setting

Tony Boulton Miles Baron Industry aligns on B3 limits
The industry is taking a unified approach to time and money limits on B3 machines with key stakeholders meeting last week to step up a review on new safer gambling tools and limits.

Bacta picks up plaudits at its annual convention

Bacta picks up plaudits at its annual convention
Following last week’s AGM, politicians and Bacta members have both “acknowledged the thorough and effective work of the trade association”. In a dispatch issued by the trade body, we get a glimpse of how Bacta’s work has been reaching out to people. In its very own words, here’s the association’s review in its post AGM release.

Amanda Kiernan: ‘Safer Gambling is a journey without a final destination’

Amanda Kiernan Merkur UK safer gambling journey
Amanda Kiernan, who works as MERKUR UK’s Head of Compliance and also serves as Vice Chair of Bacta’s Social Responsibility Committee, believes that when it comes to safer gambling you can never say ‘job done’. Here, she answers some questions on why.

MERKUR Initiative reaches new heights

Merkur Initiative reaches new heights
MERKUR UK has underlined its credentials as a good corporate citizen supporting a charity ascent of Kilimanjaro.

New venues accounting for 30 percent of Blueprint machine orders post ACOS

David Purvis Blueprint Operations new venues high street orders post ACOS
Now that the dust has settled on what was a successful ACOS, exhibitors are able to provide a more detailed picture of the market: for Blueprint the emergence of new high street venues is helping to drive machine sales.

High Street gaming finds its voice with powerful new representation

Peter Hannibal Gambling Business Group High street Gaming influence
Leading gaming operators on the high street are coming together in order to shift the dial in terms of representation and influencing real change.

MERKUR mark a year of positivity as 360 Social Responsibility Program celebrates its first birthday

Sascha Blodau Merkur UK 360 Social responsibility Program first birthday
In October 2020 MERKUR UK General Manager, Sascha Blodau, used the pages of Coinslot to announce the launch of the company’s 360 Program and with it a pledge to take a proactive stance in setting new Social Responsibility standards in the domestic low stake high street gambling entertainment sector.

Blueprint make powerful statement of intent with launch of three new WOW! factor cabinets and 14-day delivery commitment

Blueprint Operations team ACOS 2021
Blueprint Operations pulled out all of the stops at ACOS showing three high impact cabinets that deliver an interactive experience as well as looking the part in contemporary retail environments.

OKTO signs with MERKUR Slots and MERKUR Bingo to extend growing cashless relationship with UK machine players

OKTO Merkur ACOS 2021
OKTO continues to build its presence in the UK cashless payments marketplace with a new deal signed with the MERKUR Slots and MERKUR bingo brands.

Blueprint shine a light on three formidable product launches taking place at ACOS

Blueprint ACOS 2021 new cabinets
On the basis that you can’t go far wrong if you listen to your customers, Blueprint is in confident mood going into ACOS with three exciting new cabinets which have been developed following an extensive period consulting with the market.

Blueprint succeed in securing machine supply for customers

Sascha Blodau Blueprint machine supplier
Meticulous planning has enabled Blueprint to secure the supply of gaming machines for the industry despite pressures the likes of which have never been experienced before.

Making productive use of time spent in lockdown is paying dividends for buoyant Blueprint

David Purvis productive use of lockdown time paying dividends for Blueprint
When the pandemic paralysed most of Britain’s business community the team at Blueprint led by MD David Purvis got busy reaching out to its customers, upgrading its cabinets, improving its menus and developing new games. Following the opening up of hospitality the company has hit the ground running and the future’s looking both bright and exciting.

OKTO sign cashless payments partnership with Bob Rudd to further grow market share

OKTO Bob Rudd Cashless Payments
OKTO is swiftly establishing itself as UK gaming’s cashless payments provider. Its march continues with a new partnership signed with Bob Rudd.

MERKUR Slots host Milton Keynes North MP Ben Everitt in his constituency venue

Merkur Slots Milton Keynes MP visit
MERKUR UK has led the way in terms of explaining the AGC proposition of low stake low prize gaming entertainment to MPs - Bob Everitt, the Conservative member of parliament for Milton Keynes North is the latest.

Blueprint celebrates successful summer with sales up 50 percent

Blueprint celebrates successful summer
Sales are up 50 percent on the same period in 2019, so it’s no wonder that the team at Blueprint Operations has a spring in its step and looking forward to the opportunity to host the industry at October’s ACOS.