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Praesepe raise charitable donation to £1m for CHIPS!

CHIPS trustees receive £1m cheque from Praesepe
Praesepe, the Gauselmann owned company that operates the Cashino brand of adult gaming centres and Beacon Bingo clubs in the UK, has reached a new landmark in its support of CHIPS, the registered charity that provides bespoke powered wheelchairs to children with severe mobility issues...

Gauselmann creates new synergies for business operations in the UK

The Gauselmann Group understands the importance of structure. Indeed, its international status is built on the principle. So, who better, and how better, to help strengthen its position in the UK market than one of the industry’s visionary figures, Nick Harding. The Praesepe chief has been elevated to a new post that will engage the company more effectively in...

Nick Harding’s Playdium Picks

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In the last Playdium Picks, Jason Jarrett recalled memories of ‘Toot Tooting’ along to Denise LaSalle’s My Toot Toot on outings in the family car. In a variation of a theme, Nick Harding’s first musical memory is of The Troggs track A Girl Like You whilst being driven by his Dad through London in a Ford Anglia.   Nick Harding, CEO...

CHIPS set to present 500th wheelchair following record donation

CHIPS, the UK gaming industry charity which provides specialised wheelchairs for children and young people with severe mobility problems, received the largest single donation in its 16-year history, when co-founder Linda Lindsay was presented with a cheque for £170,000 by Praesepe Chief Executive, Nick Harding.   The presentation by the bingo and adult gaming centre operator, part of the Gauselmann Group...

Gambling Business Group welcome continuity in the DCMS and calls to get triennial ‘back on track’

Nick Harding, Chairman of the Gambling Business Group, has welcomed confirmation that Karen Bradley and Tracey Crouch will continue in their previous roles at the Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and has called for there to be an urgent meeting involving the industry and the Department in order to get the triennial process back on track. "I’m delighted...

Praesepe takes social responsibility to next level with Playright App

The Playright app will be used throughout the Cashino AGC estate
Praesepe has taken social responsibility to the next level with the deployment of the groundbreaking  Playright App across its Cashino AGC estate.   Gauselmann owned Praesepe, which operates a total of 185 AGCs, FECs and Bingo Clubs throughout Britain, has made a major contribution to gaming's social responsibility debate, with the adoption of the Playright App. The simple to use digital tool,...

Praesepe employee saves colleague’s life

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A purchase ledger clerk at Praesepe in Milton Keynes has been awarded for her bravery after she saved a colleague’s life.   Lorraine Norton, 60, who has worked for Praesepe since 2012, responded quickly to identify that her colleague was having an epileptic fit, and what she needed to do to assist her. “The whole incident happened very quickly and initially it...

The big hearts that beat for Britain’s smaller charity organisations

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The first in a regular series of features exploring what it is that makes the industry tick, Coinslot highlights the seemingly indefatigable commitment to raising money for the less fortunate in society. At a recent Parliamentary Reception for the Rays of Sunshine charity, CEO, Jane Sharpe, highlighted what she described as the tireless support of bacta members in helping to...

Freshly-named ‘The Fabulous Showboat’ buoyed by Brexit

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National operator Praesepe has embarked on a wide-reaching rebranding programme at its seaside locations, a policy designed to capture the momentum of the staycation phenomenon. ‘The Fabulous Showboat’ has sailed into Burnham-on-Sea ushering a new era for the Sunspots arcade offering.   Sunspot Amusements in Burnham-On-Sea has been renamed ‘The Fabulous Showboat’ as part of a nationwide rebranding by owner Praesepe. After...

Weston-super-Mare FEC Manager named Praesepe Employee of the Year

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Praesepe’s Employee of the Year 2016 has been named as Rachel Farrell, venue manager at the company’s Weston-super-Mare FEC.   Rachel Farrell has been singled out from more than 1,600 colleagues to be crowned Praesepe ‘Employee of the Year - 2016’.  Rachel is the venue manager at Praesepe’s Family Entertainment Centre in Weston-super-Mare, where she has worked for the past six...

Praesepe star employee makes a splash for CHIPS

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Star employee at Praesepe honoured for taking the plunge for charity with a Christmas morning swim to raise funds for CHIPS.   Raymond Harris venue manager at The Fabulous Showboat in Hunstanton, has been presented with Praesepe’s Employee of the Month award, after he went to extraordinary ‘lengths’ to raise money for the CHIPS charity.  Whilst most people were unwrapping their Christmas presents Raymond...

Praesepe extend AGC footprint with Mirage acquisition

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Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann Group of companies, has extended its AGC footprint in the UK with the purchase of seven venues from Mirage Centres, Ltd. The acquisition, which follows the purchase of the 25-strong Teddy’s chain of AGCs from William Clark last summer, has been completed for an undisclosed sum. “These are strategically important AGC venues which complement our growing...

Challenges and opportunities underpinning the year ahead

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Praesepe CEO Nick Harding offers his assessment on three key issues facing the amusements market as it enters into a new and potentially transformative year. The Triennial Review
 Well, at last the process has started. The Triennial Review of stakes and prizes was finally announced by the government after, literally years of lobbying by the industry, a programme which Praesepe played...

Praesepe charity champions rewarded in Milton Keynes

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Three Praesepe employees who helped to raise more than £9,800 in the past year for CHIPS were honoured in a special award presentation held at the company’s head office in Milton Keynes. Mas Bibi, venue manager at Cashino Bedford, was honoured as the CHIPS Charity Champion, helping to raise more than £3,400 in 2016. Mas was awarded a gold Charity...

Praesepe’s third Business Round-Up closes 2016 on a positive

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In order to reflect on a success year, Praesepe gathered leaders from across its business for a day of close analysis and motivation. Praesepe’s third Business Round-Up, held in central London last week, reflected on a highly positive 2016 and set out the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead. Beacon Bingo general managers as well as deputy and project managers...

Praesepe to roll out MARS online monitoring system

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Praesepe has revealed it will be rolling out an innovative online monitoring system to track machine income. The Machine Administration Reconciliation System (MARS) is currently being tested by the owner of the Cashino AGC brand, but is already providing it with illuminating results. “Our business development plan is to have TITO installed throughout all of our venues by September 2017,” said...

Gaming can’t contemplate a future without contactless – states Harding

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Praesepe CEO, Nick Harding, explains his thoughts on contactless payments and the future of the gaming machine industry. Nick Harding, CEO of the UK AGC, Bingo Club and FEC operator, Praesepe, believes that any delay in being able to apply contactless payment methods on gaming machines, will be damaging for the industry at large but catastrophic for the domestic pub...

Praesepe presents CHIPS with £150,000

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Leading AGC, FEC and bingo club operator Praesepe has continued its support of the CHIPS children's charity with a record breaking donation of £150,000. The cheque presentation was made to CHIPS co-founder, Linda Lindsay, at the recent British Gaming Golf Championship, which was held at Woburn Golf Club in Milton Keynes.   The sum takes the overall total raised by Praesepe...