Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: Operator

Sideways, upwards and onwards: Aztec expands operational space

Richard Monk Aztec Coin
Aztec Coin have expanded their operation to accommodate a growth in the company’s machine stock following a surge in demand.

Tourism brands extend the season and think outside the box

Blackpool Illuminations Haven tourism
The domestic tourism industry, faced with the near decimation of its traditional summer season is utilising imaginative marketing and positioning techniques in an attempt to repackage, refresh and reinvent the offering.

Kent Amusements shuts down amid local Covid outbreak

Kent Amusements County Down
A number of staff-members at the iconic County Down seaside arcade, Kent Amusements, have tested positive for Coronavirus, leading management to temporarily shut down operations.

Heart of Gaming owner: Adaption is now the key to survival for industry

Mark Starkey Heart of Gaming independent video arcades
Mark Starkey, operator of one of the UK’s most successful independent video arcades, has urged fellow leisure business owners to take the challenges to safely reopening in their stride.

Cains hopes to be the Talk of the Town

Playtime Amusements David Cain
An arcade operator is looking as though it may expand and revitalise a down-and-out pub on the Isle of Sheppey, with plans in the works to turn the place into a hybrid arcade come fish-and-chip shop.

Dransfields to make their mark in London expos

Dransfields Mat Ingram
Dransfields will be making a statement of intent over the next month when they head down to London for the 2020 editions of EAG and ICE

Air-tastic investment sees leisure expansion

Airtastic Expansion
Irish leisure operator Air-tastic has announced a £3m investment plan to expand its existing Craigavon trampoline park, alongside developing a new property..

Rudd Group records revenue rise as diversification delivers dividends

Nick Rudd MD The Rudd Group
With a heritage in pub games spanning 30 years, The Rudd Group is one of the UK’s leading machine suppliers, and with its seven year diversification plan..

NSM’s music offering enjoying hot weather

Beer Garden NSM Music offering
Easter’s warm weather saw Britain’s beer gardens enjoy the sight of Lightning and the sound of Thunder as NSM Music’s leading products saw a new trend..

Lightning strikes at Sims’ 50th

Sims Automatics, NSM Music, Scotland, jukebox, operator, gaming, amusement
Sims Automatics, Scotland’s largest independent operator of gaming and amusement equipment, and NSM Music, the UK’s leading jukebox manufacturer are uniting in celebration of two impressive milestones. 1969 might have been all about flower power, but it’s Glasgow-based Sims Automatics who have shown real staying power over the last 50 years - and this month installed their 500th NSM Music...

IHL focus on compliance solutions to help operators focus on business performance

IHL Tech will be launching its newly enhanced product suite at EAG on the back of positive uptake results in the past year. Howard Gant talks to Coinslot about an exciting programmme ahead. Chief executive officer of IHL, Howard Gant, has a busy year ahead of him as the technology-focused company jumps into 2019 with a portfolio of prod- ucts...

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...