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Ivor Thomas Amusements celebrates 
40 memorable years

Coinslot Ivor Thomas Amusements
It’s been forty years since Ivor Thomas Amusements installed its first fruit machine, with a history in the coin-op business dating back twice as far. Ivor Thomas Amusements, owned and run by Paul Thomas, officially celebrated 40 years in business on 1 December 2016. Ivor Thomas junior, Paul’s father, started Ivor Thomas Amusements in 1976. However, the association of Ivor...

Top marks for advance replacement market, says operator

Coinslot Kevin Birch Players Amusement
Kevin Birch of Players Amusements could hardly be happier with the coin-op market’s ability to turnaround replacement parts at short notice. All operators know too well, there’s nothing more frustrating than an arcade floor packed with customers, and a bunch of your top machines still waiting for replacement parts. For an industry which relies on the well-oiled coming together of...

Harker welcomes green light for Rhyl regeneration

Coinslot Rhyl Regeneration
Rhyl amusements operator has welcomed the green light being granted to a £4.5m investment in the first phase of Rhyl’s waterfront regeneration programme. Les Harker said the investment, which would pay for the project’s ‘Hospitality Zone’ on Rhyl’s West Parade, was “fabulous” news. As well as Les Harker’s Amusements and Bingo, a number other FECs located on the seafront road stand...

Independent single site operator hits back

Reacting to comments made in last week’s Coinslot, single site operator Leigh Smith hits back at claims from the pubcos that landlords would be taking a risk by dealing with smaller suppliers following the demise of the machine tie.   ‘I read the front page story in last week’s Coinslot and the comments from James Sharpe have to be addressed. I...