Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Swindon

Councils continue to play prohibitionist politics instead of following policy

Councils play prohibitionist politics amusements centre AGC licences
More and more local councils are taking the moral high ground when it comes to gambling and amusement centre licences. The only problem is, it’s too often their own personal morals. The law sets out exactly what the parameters are, so why do some councillors still object rather than learn about the gaming centre offerings?

VR lands in old town Swindon

VR lands in Swindon
A new VR centre has opened in Swindon’s old town, offering themed booths that allow parties of four to “escape reality for an hour and experience something completely new.”

Swindon Shipley’s gets celeb Coronation

coronation street
Last Saturday saw the ribbon cut on Swindon's new Shipley’s Amusements premises by Coronation Street star Anthony Cotton.   Standing in front of a crowd of soap opera fanatics he not only announced the ceremonial opening but ventured into the arcade to reveal the winner of a £50 raffle draw and meet his adoring fans. Michael Shipley, owner of the Shipley’s...

Swindon councillors object to bingo in sea of bookmakers

swindon betting shops bingo
The gaming and gambling waters are being muddied in the wake of the FOBT debate. An application for a bingo hall in Swindon has suffered a setback with objections lodged based on too many gambling establishments on the high street. Is this the way of things to come, or just another case of ignorance in the local authority corridors?   Plans...

Swindon arcade books Love Islander for grand opening

Coinslot - Palace Amusements Love Island
The owners of Palace Amusements in Swindon had love on their minds for their official opening ceremony with Kem Cetinay of Love Island asked to do the honours.   The Godden family treated their latest arcade opening with love. Palace Amusements in Swindon invited Love Island winner Kem Cetinay to cut the ribbon for the arcade’s grand opening on 5 August -...