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Verve Radio is music to the ears of Britain’s gaming operators

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Designed to foster communication, advertising and unique promotions to customers and staff across the UK gaming industry Chris Drake has launched Verve...

Verve Radio is music to the ears of Britain’s gaming operators

Verve Radio, music, Praesepe
Designed to foster communication, advertising and unique promotions to customers and staff across the UK gaming industry, former Praesepe man, Chris Drake, has launched Verve In-House Broadcasting Ltd, amplifying both the music and the message for brands in one easy package. Described by Nick Harding, senior advisor to the Gauselmann Group, as “the most powerful marketing tool” he’s ever worked...

Bacta members herald success of first Social Responsibility Exchange

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'A truly excellent initiative for which BACTA should be applauded’ is how Byron Evans, commercial director at Praesepe..

Bacta members play their part in Responsible Gambling success

Responsible Gambling Week
Bacta member companies throughout the country have played a full and active part helping to make the second Responsible Gambling Week a success.   Billed as a national conversation surrounding what constitutes Responsible Gambling, the initiative was designed to trigger conversations between customers and staff working across the spectrum of gaming establishments including AGCs, bingo clubs and FECs. Alongside training programmes...

Praesepe strike purchasing deal with Genesis

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Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann Group, has invested further in its machine estate, placing significant orders across the Amatic Industries range of Category C and B3 games, including the 24” Amarax and the 27” Performer Grand Arc Sitdown. Confirming the new business, Steve Bierrum, managing director at Genesis Games, said: “We have been associated with Praesepe since its acquisition by...

Bacta rules out joining a union

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Bacta has sent the strongest signal yet that they are not up for joining a super trade association, a proposition that was floated a few weeks ago. Rather, they want to distinguish themselves at the softest end of the gambling spectrum. The chances of a gaming and gambling super body emerging are becoming more remote; at least one including the...

Praesepe puts faith in Project pokers

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Project has received what it is describing asa ‘substantial order’ for its specialist poker themed games comprising Red Hot Poker, Jacks or Better and the Cat C lite,Hi Lo Poker. The order, placed by respected national operator, Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann group of companies, was agreed on the opening day of the recent ACOS exhibition held at London’s Olympia. Confirming...

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...

UK AGC operator Praesepe appoints Bruns and Lüngen to succeed Harding

Gauselmann Group subsidiary, and major UK adult gaming centres operator, Praesepe, has announced the appointment of Stefan Bruns and Börris Lüngen as new CEO and CFO respectively. Both Bruns and Lüngen have a wealth of experience in the international sector. Having arrived at Gauselmann in 2014, Bruns, along with Athanasios Isaakidis, was responsible for operating the German firm’s machine supply subsidiary,...

Go-karting race raises £2,000 for wheelchair charity

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A charity go-karting race organised by Milton Keynes-based Praesepe Group, has raised £2,000 for CHIPS; a charity founded by the UK gaming industry to provide made-to-measure powered wheelchairs for young people with severe mobility problems. The go-karting race, which took place on May 3rd, was contested at the Daytona Milton Keynes race track by 12 teams representing suppliers and staff...

Cashino recognised for gender parity pay

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One of the UK’s largest high street gaming operations, Praesepe, has delivered the most potent risposte to gender pay bias - it’s female staff are paid more than their male counterparts. Cashino Gaming, the 171 venue national chain of adult gaming centres launched 10- years ago by respected industry figure, Nick Harding, has been highlighted by Daily Telegraph business...

Praesepe Inspired by data management solution

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Inspired Technology Limited, the independently owned gaming hardware and software specialist, are assisting the Gauselmann group in delivering a technology and software solution that collates BACTA machine data into their bespoke machine management system MARS.   Andy Bower MD explained: “ITL have implemented a bespoke hardware solution (PCI) that facilitates this data capture. PCI is both machine agnostic as well as...

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...

Praesepe team get dirty, raise £7,500 for children’s charity CHIPS

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Sometimes you have to do some dirty work for the greater good.   Praesepe, the AGC, FEC, and bingo company, raised £7,500 for children’s charity CHIPS, by sending out its team to run through a mud-filled obstacle race. The company’s 'Magnificent Seven' team, consisting of Steve Ambrose, Samantha Poynter, Eddie Dashja, Matt Litchfield-Goodman, Bradley Hottinger, Lukas Schobel and Umut Korkmaz, all conquered...

Acquisitions see Cashino revenue rise as TITO pays off

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Updating its cash-handling systems to better serve the customer, Praesepe’s Cashino Gaming brand increased revenue through acquisitions in 2016 - adding to its 180+ portfolio of high street AGCs across the country.   Revenue increased 26 percent for Praesepe’s Cashino Gaming brand in 2016 as the leading AGC operator acquired a further 28 venues. Placed well to capitalise on a growing consumer...

Cashino Romford re-opens with a flourish

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Praesepe’s Cashino venue in Romford undertook a reopening party with a difference as customers were treated to 48-hours of Moulin Rouge themed fun and entertainment.   Praesepe, which operates 176 gaming centres across the country, has enjoyed significant success in Romford since it first opened some 40 years ago. As such the decision was made to refurbish the premises, and so offer...

Beacon Bingo’s Rocky resolves Redcar transport problem

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The Beacon Bingo club in Redcar, North Yorkshire, has made a positive intervention to help address a public transport issue in the seaside resort, which is situated eight miles from Middlesbrough.   Rocky Richmond, Beacon Bingo’s general manager, has launched a free bus service to help customers travel to and from the Esplanade venue, due to the lack of public transport...

Gauselmann sees growth in spite of home challenges

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With a “difficult” domestic market, Gauselmann Group, the owner of a growing portfolio of British-facing firms, saw sizeable revenue growth thanks to overseas sales.   International gaming giant Gauselmann Group, which has strong interests in the UK market through its Praesepe, Town & County, Blueprint and GeWeTe subsidiaries, saw overall sales up 14.2 percent to E2.53bn in 2016. These results come...

Beacon Bingo sponsors world record female Sumo champion

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Europe’s biggest bingo club, the 2,700 capacity Beacon Bingo in Cricklewood, London, has agreed to sponsor the world’s heaviest sportswoman, champion Sumo wrestler, and regular Beacon Bingo player, Sharran Alexander.   52-year old Sharran, who was named heaviest sportswoman in 2012 by the Guinness Book of World Records, when she weighed 448lb, has a trophy cabinet fit to bursting with medals...

Team Shipley is comfortable in the fast lane

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Milton Keynes might not have the glamour of Monaco and James Shipley certainly isn’t a Lewis Hamilton or a Sebastian Vettel, but Praesepe’s annual industry Go Karting day held at the Daytona Raceway, saw the Shipley Leisure team, captained by James, secure top spot on the winner’s podium.   A total of 15 teams, representing all sectors of the industry, battled...

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...

Cashino continue to raise funds for CHIPS

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A 12-year old boy from Luton has been given the gift of independence thanks to fundraising by staff and customers at Cashino. 12-year old Luton youngster, Saad Ali Khan has been presented with a made-to-measure powered wheelchair thanks to the joint fundraising efforts of customers and staff at Cashino Dunstable on the town’s High Street. Cashino, which operates 170 adult gaming...

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...