Monday, September 28, 2020

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Government’s Covid strategy needs to be more granular, argues head of Gauselmann UK

Sascha Blodau Covid Strategy
Sascha Blodau, General Manager Gauselmann (UK), has urged the government to adopt a more granular or detailed strategy to help combat the spread of Covid-19.

Praesepe opens seven new Merkur Slots AGCs since July

Merkur Slots Wolverhamption Gauselmann
The Gauselmann Group continues to invest heavily in the UK market with ten new Merkur Slots AGCs opening up in the space of just ten weeks

Tony Boulton takes on key PR and political role at Gauselmann UK

Tony Boulton Gauselmann UK
Tony Boulton, a pioneering figure in modern day game design and a key figure in Bacta, has taken on a new directorial role at Gauselmann UK. The former..

Gauselmann drives the industry’s call for a cut in MGD

Sascha Blodau Gauselmann MGD cut call
Industry giant Gauselmann is urging the Chancellor to cut MGD to 5 percent and start to rebuild the industry supply chain.

Praesepe make £84,000 pledge to GambleAware

Mark Schertle COO, Praesepe Gambleaware pledge
Gauselmann Group owned Praesepe has pledged a total of £84,000 to GambleAware covering the first quarter of the gambling industry charity’s fiscal year ending 1 June.

“Lockdown has provided an opportunity to see things slightly differently and what I have seen is how well a team can pull together under very difficult circumstances…”

Mark Schertle COO, Praesepe Gambleaware pledge
Mark Schertle COO, Praesepe: We have been preparing for the re-opening programme really from the time that we closed down and have constantly re-worked and fine-tuned the details of our strategy always adhering to the advice from government and the official bodies.

Supermarkets provide a template of what to do and how to do it, states Praesepe COO

Mark Schertle Praesepe COO
Consumer-facing gaming and amusements operators are drawing on the experience of other retail sectors on the high street as they make adjustments to their businesses in preparation for an eventual return to post-pandemic trading.

Electronic tablets will help vulnerable children during 12-week isolation

Laura Barnett Rays of Sunshine
Laura Barnett, Chief Executive Officer of Rays of Sunshine, the children’s charity which has been partnered by Bacta since 2011, has confirmed the importance of the £12,000 donation made jointly by Praesepe/ Blueprint and the trade association.

Praesepe, Blueprint and Bacta move quickly to answer charity SOS

Praesepe Blueprint Bacta charity SOS
Gauselmann owned brands, Praesepe and Blueprint have joined forces with UK trade association, Bacta to donate £12,000 to fund 100 Amazon Fire tablets and care packages to industry charity, Rays of Sunshine (ROS). The tablets, described as a ‘god send’ by ROS chief executive Laura Barnett...

Praesepe takes the lead in social responsibility messaging with inclusion on Category C machines

Amanda Kiernan Praesepe machines
Praesepe, the Gauselmann owned AGC and bingo club operator with 160 venues located in 99 towns and cities in the UK, is using its’ entire estate of digital B3 and Category C machines to promote safer gambling...

Praesepe continue valuable support for Bacta Charitable Trust with £25,000 donation

Praesepe Bacta Charitable Trust cheque ICE 2020
Praesepe, part of the internationally renowned Gauselmann Group of companies, chose ICE London, the world’s largest gaming exhibition, as the platform to present a bumper cheque for £25,000 to its nominated charity partner the Bacta Charitable Trust.

How Praesepe is adding more than a touch of class and style to the British high street

Preasepe AGC Cashino Bromley
Last month, Praesepe COO, Mark Schertle, confirmed a £15m, three phase overhaul of its AGC presence on the British high street. Susanne Rasspe part of the company’s international team based in Germany, and the person responsible for designing the new look AGCs, outlines the ‘home from home’ vision, the importance of making customers feel comfortable and explains why great...

Blueprint double cabinet launch is setting the digital pace

Blueprint ACOS cabinet
Blueprint has its eyes set firmly on 2020 and the chance to show off its rich vein of product.

Praesepe underlines ‘significant’ support for Responsible Gambling Week

Praesepe responsible gambling week
Praesepe will be playing a prominent role during Responsible Gambling Week confirming that SR runs through the processes at every level of the organisation.

Merkur celebrate fantastic support for Bacta Charitable Trust with a smile

Praesepe Bacta Charitable Trust presentation
Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann Group whose famous UKfacing brands include Blueprint Gaming, Betcom Games and Regal Gaming and Leisure, has celebrated its exciting and dynamic relationship with the Bacta Charitable Trust with a cheque presentation totalling £20,000.   The five figure sum, presented by Praesepe COO, Mark Schertle was received by Bacta chief executive John White alongside representatives from the...

Betcom: Thrill of The Chase

Thrill of the Chase
The Chase is the latest officially licensed game from Betcom and is targeted for pre-Easter injection. This analogue AWP follows on from the success of Casino Crazy and is performing exceptionally well on site test, outperforming all other Betcom titles of recent years. The model is already in pre-production for Easter and is likely to be oversold ahead of the...

Cashino Southampton re-opens to Egyptian aplomb

Cashino, Southampton, re-opens Egyptian, Praesepe
A Southampton AGC has been given a fresh lease on life via the medium of a £300,000 face-lift. Praesepe’s Cashino branch on Southampton’s Above Bar street hosted a big-budget, Egyptian- themed re-opening ceremony recently: in honour of the brand’s popular Eye of Horus slots game.The party saw the operator put on live entertainment for punters, give away hundreds of goodie...

Praesepe signs five-year deal with SG Gaming for over 700 new products

Praesepe, SG Gaming, deal, products
In a deal that will introduce SG Gaming’s premium Equinox 2.7 terminal into Casino and Beacon Bingo sites across the country, the Chadderton-based manufacturer has agreed to roll-out over 700 new products to operator Praesepe by the end of the Q1 2019. Scientific games has announced that the company’s UK division, SG Gaming has agreed to a five-year deal with...

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 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

Folder Bacta AGM Social Responsibility Exchange
'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

Praesepe, purchasing, deal, Genesis, games, Gauselmann Group
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

Bacta, union, Gambling Compliance, Praesepe
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

Praesepe, Cat C lite, Hi Lo Poker, Gauselmann group
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

Genesis Games
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

Coinslot - Cashino TiTo revenue
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

Praesepe Inspired data solutions
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...