Saturday, November 27, 2021


MERKUR mark a year of positivity as 360 Social Responsibility Program celebrates its first birthday

Sascha Blodau Merkur UK 360 Social responsibility Program first birthday
In October 2020 MERKUR UK General Manager, Sascha Blodau, used the pages of Coinslot to announce the launch of the company’s 360 Program and with it a pledge to take a proactive stance in setting new Social Responsibility standards in the domestic low stake high street gambling entertainment sector.

Is cash a king in abdication or will the seaside sector remain a loyal territory?

Cash Seaside sector gambling 2p Pusher
Poppleston Allen solicitor and gambling industry expert Imogen Moss tackles the big debate on cash in the modern society. Whilst coins and notes are fighting to retain their place on the currency ladder, she suggests the future for arcades is brighter than many may think.

The sky is the limit” for OKTO’s cashless solution and the Merkur Group

OKTO.WALLET Simon Dorsen Matt Bicknell OKTO app
In a joint interview with Regal’s MD of operations and products, Matt Bicknell and OKTO’s gaming director, Simon Dorsen, Bicknell told Coinslot that he believes the sky is the limit for the fintech firm and Regal’s parent company, the Merkur Group UK, with Dorsen adding that the partnership puts OKTO well on the way to becoming the industry-standard cashless app.

Gambling Business Group to widen technology standards across the land-based industry

Gambling Business Group to widen technical standards
The Gambling Business Group has established an enviable reputation for being at the forefront of establishing technical standards and protocols for the land-based industry. Not surprisingly, technology is top of its agenda moving forward.

GeWeTe to expand technical support team amid growth in customer base and increasing market confidence

Mark Edmundson GeWeTe cash handling expand technical support team
With a growing number of customers, a buoyant market outlook and a ‘set in tablets of stone’ commitment to customer service, GeWeTe is preparing for the future by adding to its technical support team.

Blueprint ‘VExpo’ – the closest experience to being at a real exhibition

Blueprint VExpo
Blueprint has created a stunning 3D virtual exhibition event to showcase 20 new game titles, the complete debit card TITO solution from GeWeTe as well as the latest political, regulatory and legal insights from industry experts. Blueprint has confirmed details of its’ ‘VExpo’ which is being held Tuesday 25th-Thursday 27th May.

TITO has taken over in the AGC sector, says Playsafe Systems

Playsafe Systems Thomas Paystations TITO
Ticket In Ticket Out has been taking off over the last 12 months as AGC operators prepare for their grand reopenings, with Playsafe Systems’ Iain Lunt explaining that even the most faithful cash-only operators have finally turned to TITO.

Playsafe Systems: Cash’s pain is TITO’s gain

Playsafe Systems Quantum TITO
The accelerated decline of cash usage in the UK has led to an uptake in ticket-in ticket-out (TITO) systems, according to solutions provider Playsafe Systems.

Mat Ingram: Cashless can be a better king

Mat Ingram reflex Gaming Game Payment Cashless Payments Q&A FEC AGC pubs
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.

GeWeTe and OKTO partner up for a more efficient global cashless solution

GeWeTe Aristidis Tsikouras OKTO.WALLET
Cash handling specialists GeWeTe have struck a deal with licensed fintech firm OKTO to implement an app-based cashless system, OKTO.WALLET, onto its self-service cash redemption terminals.

EUROMAT puts industry case on money laundering risk to EU’s Financial Crime Unit

Jason Frost EUROMAT EU Financial Crime Unit
By working with the EU’s Financial Crime Unit, EUROMAT is hoping to move street gaming into the low-risk category for money laundering.

Just the ticket! Praesepe use TiTO to promote safer gambling

Safer Gambling Praesepe TiTO ticket
Safer gambling should be much more than just a slogan which is why Praesepe, the Gauselmann UK owned brand, is working hard to embed the culture among staff and customers at every opportunity.

Reels Casino Slots sign up Playsafe Systems for latest TiTo installations

Playsafe Systems Reels Casino Slots TiTO
“AGC operators are always looking for opportunities to streamline their business, drive better efficiency and improve security,” Playsafe Systems noted in their recent industry despatch.

Solace of Quantum: Playsafe launches new TITO system

Iain Lunt Playsafe Quantum TITO
Coinslot spoke to Playsafe sales and commercial manager Iain Lunt about the benefits of the company’s Quantum TITO solution.

Showcase Bingo backs GeWeTe and Merkur MARS innovation

GeWeTe Cash Recycler Premium Showcase Bingo
The GeWeTe Cash Recycler Premium and Merkur MARS TITO system have won glowing praise following the recent installation completed at Hull-based AGC operator, Showcase Bingo.

Wexel Gaming launches new VANTAGEplus membership system

VANTAGEplus Wexel Gaming
Wexel Gaming are revolutionising the membership loyalty system, bringing player reward, location-based points and enhanced safety features through its new VANTAGEplus app.

Playsafe note rising demand for contactless payment solutions

Iain Lunt Playsafe Systems contactless payments
As concerns grow that cash could be spreading the coronavirus, Playsafe Systems has noted that the majority of its current orders are of Thomas PayStations and Payter contactless retrofit solutions, both of which reduce customer contact with coins and note.

EUROMAT makes the case for exemption from money laundering regulations

Euromat making case for exemption money laundering regulation
The clear distinction between different gaming operations are key to regulation, and so it should be for money laundering rules too. Euromat is arguing that when it comes to low stake gaming machines, the regulators need to show sense and reason: certain levels of operation are simply too low risk.

GeWeTe: Demand for TiTo on the rise

Mark Edmundson GeWeTe TiTO
Increased Covid-19 demands on customer-facing AGC and bingo staff has led to a surge in TiTO enquiries, reports GeWeTe

lain Lunt joins Playsafe Systems

Playsafe Systems Thomas appoint Iain Lunt
Playsafe Systems / Thomas, have underlined their continued investment in key personnel with the arrival of lain Lunt as UK Sales & Commercial Manager

GeWeTe outlines solutions to cash handling concerns and confirms on-going support for operators as industry returns to business

GeWeTe payment terminals
GeWeTe sales manager Mark Edmundson takes a look at the challenges that lie ahead for businesses as they prepare for the ‘new normal’ in post-lockdown Britain. And top of the list will be cash; not just making it, but the process of taking it and keeping consumers and staff safe and at ease with the exchange

Gauselmann deal start of bright year for ITL

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

Multi-functional cash handling solutions

GeWeTe Cash Recycler Premium Cash Handling
For more than 26 years GeWeTe has been manufacturing high quality, secure and reliable cash handling solutions, and now hasmore than 60,000 machines..

GeWeTe combines security and style in Cash Recycler Premium launch

GeWeTe cash recycler launch
GeWeTe unveiled its Cash Recycler Premium to the UK market for the first time at ACOS 2019, with the cash-handling specialist’s UK and Ireland sales..

Mission control: Silvertime and Roadchef land on MARS

Mark Edmundson Merkur Mars
MARS - the Machine Administration Reconciliation System - developed by the Gauselmann Group, is earning a reputation for being the TiTO...

Multi-functional cash handling solutions

GeWeTe Cash handling Solutions ACOS
GeWeTe has been manufacturing high quality, secure and reliable cash handling solutions, for more than 26 years and have over 60,000 machines installed..

Simplify your sourcing with Suzohapp

Suzohapp Coin Mechs
The breadth of solutions offered by Suzohapp means that the company can offer operators all the components necessary to prime their premises’.

Monte Carlo: A unique digital gaming concept

Monte Carlo Elektra
This year has seen a step forward for Electrocoin’s digital product, Monte Carlo. Not only has 2018 seen the introduction of the new Elektra cabinet as well as the Gemstar conversion, the market has also witnessed the number of games being offered to the player being doubled from the previous game compendium. Electrocoin’s Kevin Weir commented on the response to...

Innovative backs TITO in Stamford Bridge line-up

2542-business-ITL stamford
Innovative Technology Ltd will be highlighting its range of ticketed options at the Autumn Coin-Op Show on 11-12 October at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club.   The company will have their array of cash handling products on display for visitors and industry peers on Stand 2. “We are excited to be participating at Autumn Coin-Op this year, this is the...

Acquisitions see Cashino revenue rise as TITO pays off

Coinslot - Cashino TiTo revenue
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...