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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.

MERKUR Slots host Milton Keynes North MP Ben Everitt in his constituency venue

Merkur Slots Milton Keynes MP visit
MERKUR UK has led the way in terms of explaining the AGC proposition of low stake low prize gaming entertainment to MPs - Bob Everitt, the Conservative member of parliament for Milton Keynes North is the latest.

MERKUR UK extends safer gambling training to 200 venue managers

Tony Boulton Merkur UK 360 program safer gambling
MERKUR UK launched its 360 safer gambling programme in October 2020 - less than a year later it’s on course to have put its entire 200 venue managers and regional management team through the highly respected City & Guilds Assured training delivered by YGAM and Betknowmore.

MERKUR Customer Experience Groups shine a light on player perspectives on safer gambling

Lola Wood MERKUR UK safer gambling consumer research
MERKUR UK has enlisted the services of consumer research specialists to find out more about the motivations of players, their attitudes towards safer gambling and the importance of ‘knowing your customers’. The results of the initiative are already being fed back into the operation.

Political will: MERKUR UK’s MP engagement programme gathers pace across the nations

Merkur UK campaign MPs
MERKUR UK has been at the vanguard of the industry’s campaign to help inform MPs and improve awareness of the sector. In the lead-up to recess the brand hosted four MPs in as many weeks.

Bacta’s Tony Boulton: ‘Gaming does not have a future without being able to offer alternative payment methods’

Tony Boulton Merkur UK Bacta Division 4
Tony Boulton, Director of Public and Political Relations at MERKUR UK, puts his Divisional hat on to discuss the challenge presented by the world shortage of chips and implications for delivering product for the 2022 season, the golden opportunity facing resort economies, the central importance of safer gambling and why the Review of Gambling really is the most important that the industry has faced.

Constituency MP heralds MERKUR Bingo Club as a ‘major asset’ to Lowestoft

Merkur Bingo Lowestoft Journal
A local MP gets to grips with the bingo lingo and salutes the community credentials and vibrant atmosphere of the rebranded MERKUR Bingo Club in Lowestoft.

Merkur announces launch of Customer Experience Groups as part of 360 safer gambling commitment

Lola Wood Merkur UK Customer Experience 360 initiative
The ‘Know Your Customer’ philosophy is at the heart of Merkur UK’s latest 360 initiative which has been designed to deliver a safer playing experience for all of its customers.

Gauselmann launches digital digest for MPs and political influencers

Merkur Post
Gauselmann UK is leading the charge to keep MPs informed and up to date on the key issues impacting the AGC sector - the Merkur Post represents its’ latest initiative.

Greg Wood named new Bacta president

Bacta appoint Greg Wood President
Bacta vice-president Greg Wood has been elected as the new president of the association, following its National Council meeting held in March.

Gambling review: What does the future bring?

Gambling Review reopening webinar
So what awaits the industry when the government finally concludes its gambling review? Bacta’s recent webinar discussed the prospects of a new landscape for the industry and the likely changes we’re about to see. Steph Norbury reports back.

Bacta launches trio of seminars for March

Bacta Webinars
Bacta is launching a series of interactive webinars, designed to tackle weighty subjects facing members’ businesses in an engaging, informative way.

Gauselmann ‘Zooms In’ on political engagement

Tony Boulton Gauselmann 360 Programme safer gambling
Helping MPs understand the basics of the business and its contributions to local economies and communities is at the heart of Gauselmann UK’s political engagement programme which continues to go from strength to strength.

Gauselmann UK’s 360 Advisory Board meets for the first time

Gauselmann UK 360 advisory programme logo
The make-up of Gauselmann UK’s 360 Advisory Board provides clear confirmation that the safer gambling message is being taken extremely seriously by the company.

Could misunderstanding be a threat to AGCs?

Admiral Manchester AGCs
If lockdown has achieved one thing, it’s raised attention to the key role AGCs play on Britain’s high streets. Or more appropriately, the key role they play but are not recognised for. Steph Norbury talks to Bacta about the need for the governing bodies to understand the value of AGCs and how much investment the likes of Gauselmann and Novomatic are putting into their venues and delivering top grade value for money entertainment across the UK.

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.

Safer gambling expert Pieter Remmers joins Gauselmann UK’s 360 Advisory Board

Pieter Remmers joins 360 advisory board
Gauselmann UK has moved quickly to establish its 360 programme, inviting one of the world’s leading responsible gambling experts to join its Advisory Board.

Gauselmann UK hosts senior Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell at Sutton Coldfield AGC

Andrew Mitchell Merkur Cashino visit
Conservative Party MP and former Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell is the latest member of parliament to be hosted by Gauselmann UK as part of the company’s engagement campaign, which it launched in the summer.

‘This out of touch elitist government simply doesn’t get the industry or its customers’

closing agcs bingo halls betting shops lambasted
Last week the leader of Sheffield Council, Julie Dore, lambasted the current government for closing AGCs, bingo halls and betting shops, arguing that it represented an assault on working class culture

Praesepe makes five-figure donation to GambleAware

Tony Boulton Praesepe donation GambleAware
Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann UK portfolio of low stake gambling entertainment brands, has underlined its’ social responsibility credentials making a second £28,000 contribution of 2020/21 to GambleAware, the charity charged with delivering the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.

Does she mean us? Is gambling really the new tobacco?

Carolyn Harris Gambling new tobacco
Is gambling really the new tobacco? Industry figures speak about the consequences of such an association, how it undermines confidence in social responsibility initiatives and how important it is to recognise the distinct gambling sectors.

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..

Boulton: “Delivering choice and variety for players is the only way forward”

Project, Tony Boulton, interview, eag
Project’s Tony Boulton talks to Coinslot Review on why delivering choice and variety for players is the only way forward. Project’s line up for EAG is all about delivering choice and variety - is this the strategic way forward for low stake gaming in the UK? Modern consumers demand choice and variety across the board and the low stake industry is...

Project to make ACOS debut

Tony Boulton Project regional
Project has announced that it will be making its first ever appearance at October’s ACOS citing the event’s growing importance in the domestic calendar as well as the company’s strong crop of new games, as key factors to have influenced its decision. Managing director Tony Boulton confirmed: “The team at Project has been focussed on developing targeted games and delivering...

Project MD warns against under investment in Cat C

Tony Boulton Project regional
Project managing director Tony Boulton has reiterated the company’s commitment to Category C, warning of the dangers of ignoring part of the product mix that accounts for circa 30 percent of an AGC’s profits. Speaking shortly after Project had confirmed its latest pipeline of product for the popular 5 Star Games, Category C compendium, he stated: “Due to the lead...

Regional show a rallying point for the industry

Tony Boulton Project regional
Ahead of the Crown Northern Showcase, Project’s managing director Tony Boulton discusses how regional events are an integral touch point for an industry feeling the effects of Triennial disappointment.   Do you think that Category C could be viewed as an essentially dead genre? Absolutely not and as evidence I would point to the really positive response shown by both AGC and...

Double poker launch as Project provide strategic options

Coinslot - Project double poker launch average
Project, the UK’s leading creator of poker-based gaming machines, has expanded its portfolio with a double launch comprising Bank it alongside Multi-Poker, a high play appeal compendium featuring four of the company’s most popular and proven models.   Project is widely regarded as the industry’s poker experts with the majority of high street AGCs having at least one Project poker themed...

Project confirm ticket video fruit pipeline over coming year

Coinslot Finance Package Project Crazy Chicken ticket
Project managing director, Tony Boulton has confirmed the company will develop a range of ticket video fruits to market following the success of Crazy Chicken.   Following the huge success of Crazy Chicken, which represented its first foray into the broadly based redemption genre, Project has committed to a development programme which will see the game’s creator bring a collection of...

Crazy Chicken spreads its wings to make Euro migration

Coinslot Finance Package Project Crazy Chicken ticket
Following the success of its Crazy Chicken, fun ticket fruit, which was launched to the UK market in January, Project has confirmed the creation of a version for European export markets.   The high impact three player game, offers a full range of percentage settings from 20 percent through to 70 percent, and can be customised for local markets. Project managing director,...

Dave Perry funeral arrangements confirmed

Dave Perry
Friends and colleagues from the industry are invited to celebrate the life of well known industry personality, Dave Perry, who passed recently following a period of illness.   Dave’s funeral will take place at 1pm, 12th May at St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3HG and afterwards at The Rose and Crown Pub, 10 St Michael’s Street, St...