iPlay Delivers its first analogue title: “Happy Go Lucky”

20/10/2017 | 1 comment

Craig Beer from new design house iPlay was upbeat about the first of many planned analogue titles at the recent ACOS show when Coin-op Community caught up with him.  “I am delighted to announce our first title already has had immense interest and positive feedback securing sales even before it was officially launched. The coming weeks will see a number of machines being sited across a diverse range of venues,” he said.

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ACOS 2017 Closes On A High Note

20/10/2017 | No comments

It is said that the cohesion and adaptability of any industry are only truly apparent during testing times. Last week the UK amusements and coin-op industries passed such a test with flying colours when a fire at Chelsea Football Club forced a last-minute change of venue upon The Autumn Coin-Op Show.

Organiser Karen Cooke explained, “We were extremely fortunate in securing space at Olympia London, located only two miles from Chelsea Football Club, and still viewed with affection by many in our industry. I have to say that a huge ‘thank you’ is due to the team at London Olympia. They really pulled out all of the stops; we actually signed the Tenancy Agreement on the Monday and met the scheduled opening time of 10.00 am on the Wednesday.

Karen Cooke continued, “Our exhibitors were amazing, they rallied round and were highly supportive; delivering what turned out to be a very good show.”

On the show floor, the mood was upbeat with several exhibitors reporting their best ever ACOS.

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Norman’s Photos from ACOS

18/10/2017 | No comments

Who knew coin-op games could be this interesting! View the entire Autumn Coi-Op Show (ACOS) Gallery up now at:

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Commission Issues Guidelines On Maintenance and Repair of Gaming Machines

18/10/2017 | No comments

It is an offence to supply, install, adapt, maintain or repair a gaming machine (or part of a gaming machine) without the appropriate operating licence.

However, gambling businesses with a licence or appropriate permit (issued by a local licensing authority) may carry out certain tasks in relation to the gaming machine, under limited circumstances.

If you do not have an appropriate permit or licence, you cannot carry out these activities.  

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Sound Leisure Joins the ‘Time Travel’ Museum

11/10/2017 | No comments

Sound Leisure, the world renowned manufacturer of Classic Jukeboxes, has provided a number of its iconic machines to a new museum in the Czech Republic.

‘Terra Technica, Jukeboxes, Pinball’s and more’, ( is described as a ‘time travel museum’ by its founder Ronnie Seunig. The museum is divided into era’s, from the late 19th century through to the current day.

The museum covers 8,500 sq meters and features machines and other relevant items from each period including bars and cars; such as a Model T Ford, the original Batmobile and the last car owned by Stan Laurel! The museum also covers a large section of the amusement industry as we know it today, with pinball machines, computers, early video games as well as hand-held video games. 

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Joyce: September Column

27/09/2017 | 3 comments

Royton-based Crane Payment Innovation recently presented a cheque to the British Red Cross for £4000 to assist the victims for the Manchester Arena bomb attack, the donation came from their parent company based in Philadelphia, USA and is from the Crane Foundation.  The donation will be used towards the We Love Manchester emergency fund.

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Bacta Bikers Superheroes Quest Takes Off

20/09/2017 | No comments

the Bacta bikers, are collecting donations once again for the association’s chosen charity, Rays of Sunshine.

This year the tour is in the UK and the team visited Newark, in Nottinghamshire, England, to visit two manufacturing companies, Blueprint – part of the Gauselmann Group – and Reflex. Despite the very wet weather, they were welcomed at the two companies and warmed up with drinks and pledges of donations.

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Simworx to supply three key attractions to brand new French theme park in 2018

19/09/2017 | No comments

UK-based dynamic media attractions specialist Simworx has announced that it is to provide three major attractions to a brand new park scheduled to open in France in 2018.

Parc Spirou, which is currently under construction at a site in the area of Beaulieu in Monteux, close to Avignon in southern France, will bring to life the well-known comic book character Spirou and his friends, popular for many years with young children as well as parents and grandparents.

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Innovative Leisure adds Pirate Themed Water Wars to two UK venues

13/09/2017 | No comments

UK adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has announced the opening of the first examples of its new Pirate Themed Water Wars attraction at two venues in England. 

The new attractions have been entertaining guests at Adventure Valley, in Durham, and Milton Maize Maze, in Cambridge, this summer and have proved an instant hit with visitors of all ages.

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Change or face more regulation, warns Gamevy Co-founder

13/09/2017 | No comments

Helen Walton, who chaired Clarion’s WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation symposium (12 September, OXO2, London), has warned that the industry faces more regulation if, it fails to make the changes expected by regulators.

Thee co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Gamevy confirmed: “I think the Gambling Commision continues to be a supporter of the industry in the sense that it wants us to do better. But I also think we all agree that more regulation will come if we do not make changes ourselves, and that it will not necessarily be beneficial either to the industry to our customers or to society as a whole.”

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