Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tag: technology

Gambling Commission: “…if anyone is thinking this will mean our priorities will change, they are mistaken. In fact, the Gambling Commission is coming out of this year more focussed...

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The Gambling Commission’s Sarah Gardner stepped in for interim CEO Andrew Rhodes at this year’s Bacta Convention to deliver a detailed and wide ranging communique to the industry - we’re “on the right track” she noted, but more needs to be done.

“Optimism, enthusiasm and exciting new products on the menu for EAG Expo 2022”

EAG Expo Optimism enthusiasm new products
If the Autumn Coin-Op Show is anything to by, January’s EAG Expo is going to make a record breaking return to the UK events calendar.

Product design, age verification and cashless wallets on Gambling Commission’s radar

Sarah Gardner Gambling Commission Bacta AGM Product design Cashless wallet
Aside from repeating the new Gambling Commission mantra - “gambling is normal, harm must not be” - the regulator’s Deputy CEO Sarah Gardner honed in on product design, age verification and cashless wallet technology as three areas to watch during her speech to this year’s Bacta AGM.

The “world’s smallest gaming arcade” unveiled

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Technology developer Nvidia created what it termed “the world’s smallest gaming arcade” last week, as it unveiled a red phone box in Manchester’s Exchange Square complete with streaming hardware allowing access to 2,000 games.

OKTO: ‘Addressing the digital demographic is essential for the future of retail gaming’

OKTO Filippos Antonopoulos
Filippos Antonopoulos is CEO of OKTO, a company that’s processed £1.5bn of payments, is active in multiple jurisdictions and partners with household brands including Xbox, Vodafone and Sony. Having confirmed partnership agreements with Regal Gaming & Leisure, Inspired Entertainment and Bob Rudd, he explains why engaging with the digital demographic is so vital and expands on his ambitions for and commitments to UK gaming.

Mat Ingram: Cashless can be a better king

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The long reign of cash in the industry is coming to an end, and while some may mourn its departure, Reflex director Mat Ingram believes cashless payments can serve the industry just as well, if not better, than its longstanding predecessor.

Game Payment Technology smash forecasts with average value of electronic funds ahead by more than 400 percent

Game Payment Technolgy early feedback
Feedback from the Game Payment Technology early adopter programme has exceeded pre-launch forecasts and challenged conventional thinking surrounding the take-up and acceptance of technology by players in older demographic groups

Comrie Automatics awarded £9,000 technology grant

Comrie Automatics technology grant
Comrie Automatics has received a £9,000 grant from the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, part of a £30,000 investment in new technology.

Gauselmann deal start of bright year for ITL

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ITL MD Andy Bower explains just what it is that continues to give the independent East Yorkshire firm its edge.

Andrew Ludlow: Bingo is a fundamental part of NRM’s DNA

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Whether its commercial bingo, bingo in holiday parks or bingo on the high street, NRM has an incomparable track record for innovation and harnessing technology to meet operators’ specific business needs.

Bacta to integrate age estimation tech in YALP app

Bacta app age technology YALP
YALP, the secure cashless payments app, has underlined its robust social responsibility credentials through incorporating secure biometric technology from London-based Yoti. The partnership will help operators...

Harry Levy: The turning tides of technology

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Whilst the seaside market is one built on timeless appeal, there is an undercurrent of innovation coursing round the coast says Matthew Deith, commercial director at Harry Levy. From virtual reality to the latest in redemption all by way of cashless payment solutions, the technological innovation present in coastal FECs and arcades is clear for all to see.When this is...

No cash to play – download ReelPay

ReelPay, contactless, payment systems, technology, download
Innovative Technology has developed a mobile app which allows customers to seamlessly transfer funds to any enabled reel based or digital gaming machine, quickly and safely. Players no longer need to carry cash to play - they simply transfer funds from their mobile app for instant play.The app is now freely available in the UK and can be downloaded from...

Sidoli: How the 90s changed children’s rides forever

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The last decade of the 20th century has become synonymous with technological advances, Britpop and the Y2K bug, but it’s also the era that sparked the transformations which still define the world of children’s rides to this day, according to Paolo Sidoli, managing director of the UK-based SB Machines. Discussing the manufacturing, technological and political advances of the time,...

Back immersive technology, Bacta tells DCMS

Bacta immersive technology DCMS
In its evidence to the government’s new inquiry on immersive technologies, Bacta has underlined the potential boon VR presents to FEC operators. In response to the government’s ongoing inquiry as to the future direction of growth for immersive technology. Bacta has urged committee members of the department of media, culture and sport to back the development and support of virtual...

NRM supply technology solutions to Spin AGC brand

Spin, AGC
NRM Group has continued its successful working relationship with Ladbrokes Coral with the delivery of its gaming platforms to the initial launch venues of the Spin brand of AGCs situated in Acocks Green (Birmingham), Redditch (Worcester- shire) and Nuneaton (Warwickshire). Confirming the collaboration, Andrew Ludlow, NRM Group managing director, said: “The close working relationship we enjoy with the Ladbrokes Coral...

NRM strengthen team with new appointments

NRM Group, the independently owned supplier of technology solutions to the broadly based gaming and betting industry, has strengthened its team with two customer-facing appointments. Graduate Jayne Walsh, who joins from Smith & Nephew, has assumed the newly created post of central support manager with primary responsibility for co-ordinating NRM’s installation team and being the ‘go to’ person for customers....

Suzohapp: ‘We see ourselves as partners to our customers’

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Having after sales support match that found at the point of purchase is crucial if long term success is to be achieved, comments John Vallis, Suzohapp vice president gaming and amusement EMEA. Coinslot: Inbroad terms how important is your after sales and service offerings both for yourself and for the consumer? John Vallis: We see ourselves as partners to our customers....

Cummins committed to accelerating the coin handling process

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They say time is money and this is scarcely more relevant than in the amusements sector. Cummins Allison are continuing to drive forward with the JetSort 1000 allowing operators to streamline coin counting processes and free up time to make sure properties are working as profitably as possible. Freeing up time to focus on the most important aspects of running...

Equinox: SG push ahead with ‘dynamic and adaptable terminal range’

The Equinox range of terminals from SG Gaming has been formed off the back of operator and player insights to create the best possible playing experience around. SG Gaming’s latest product is the Equinox range. Using insights from customers and players, the business has developed a dynamic and adaptable terminal range that utilises the latest technology on offer. Both the Equinox...

Virtual reality, untethered and unleashed

Virtual Reality
With more and more virtual reality arcades springing up throughout the country, Chris Webster caught up with Silicon Valley VR developer Jacob Pennock and asked him - just how much untapped potential lies in the new VR leisure market? CW: Do you think we’ve now reached a point, in terms of the quality of technology and its accessibility, where pay-to-play...

Bacta focuses on future with new website

As part of their commitment to transparency and meeting the needs of the fast-paced industry within which its members work, Bacta has this summer launched its new website. Chief executive John White explained: “The new website reflects how far Bacta has come as a trade association and with its intuitive functionality and new resources it also highlights our aim to...

New NRM smart technology harnesses finger print recognition

Fingerprint technology
NRM, one of the industry’s leading challenger technology companies, has harnessed the very latest advances in biometrics, to develop Flexi-Tan, an end to end customer engagement and management platform for use at in venue, kiosk tanning operations. Developed in collaboration with tanning business pioneer, William Clark, the NRM smart technology uses finger print recognition and, according to managing director, Andrew...

Embed’s wristbands dubbed a “success” by Central Park Fun-Land

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The owners of Central Park Funland in Virginia, US, have reported a drop in theft since the introduction of Embed’s Playwave™ RFID-enabled wristbands for guests.   The wristbands allow for guests to enjoy access to all games and attractions at the park. Central Park Fun-Land features over 20 rides and attractions including laser tag, go-karts, miniature golf, along with a...

TAB-Austria’s Siegfried Dattl dies

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Siegfried Dattl, CEO of TAB-Austria has died aged just 51, leaving the Austrian gaming industry in a state of shock.   Dattl died at his home in Ansfelden on Friday 6 October in Upper Austria, close to the TAB factory in Linz. He had been in poor health for some time, those who knew him said. The funeral is to take...

Mike Ansell and Sound Leisure create exclusive Sgt. Pepper jukebox

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Industry veteran Mike Ansell of Lordsvale and Jingle Games has signed a worldwide licence agreement with The Beatles’ company Apple Corps Ltd for a Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club themed jukebox.   The limited edition jukebox will be manufactured by Sound Leisure and will be based on the company’s unique vinyl playing Rocket machine. Ansell said: “I am very pleased to be...

Locker Network product launches ahead of WWA

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The Locker Network aims to make a splash at World Waterpark Association Show.   The Locker Network, a subsidiary of Helix Leisure, will be displaying its keyless electronic locker system at the upcoming World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show taking place October 16-19 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The company is also offering a limited number of free passes to those interested in...

Kiddie Rides: Reinvention of a classic market

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Paolo Sidoli, principal of SB Machines, weighs in on the enduring popularity of kiddie rides, and how a concentration on technological advancements continues to make them a must-have.   Kiddie rides have been an everpresent of the British leisure industry for generations, offering steady cashbox returns and continual customer engagement. However, in recent times a focus on branding, technological advancements, and...

Music Maker: MAGIX tops 100,000 downloads

Coinslot - Music Maker MAGIX
The music software Music Maker by MAGIX has confirmed it has reached over 100,000 downloads by new beat producers in just two months.   The first free version of the Music Maker, MAGIX software has reached over 100,000 downloads since it was launched it was introduced. The fully functioning DAW software provides music enthusiasts with the ability to get into digital music...

Playdium meets music lovers’ desire for technology

Coinslot - Playdium TouchTunes
As TouchTunes’ Playdium proves popular in operations across the country, early trialling of the company’s ‘game-changing’ mobile App has shown an equally strong take-up.   Playdium, the smart jukebox launched to the UK industry by TouchTunes at last October’s ACOS, has made a significant impact on the domestic market with a total of 50 operators now deploying the next generation entertainment...