SEGA Reports Resounding Success at EAG!

12/02/2018 | No comments

Europe’s biggest amusement show the EAG Expo was a resounding success for Sega Amusements International the company reports. Having made what General Manager Justin Burke calls “our biggest and most theatrical display of games during the show’s history, we are delighted with the outcome on all fronts”. Games from all amusement genres were exhibited and also on the stand was Sega’s Parts & Customer Service division Sega Total Solutions (STS) and licensed plush & prizes supplier Sega Prize International (SPI).

Sega presented the entire ‘Skill Wall’ in all its glory which includes six top performing game titles. Having grown in popularity, the skill wall includes a range of interactive skill-based games banked together to create a feature in any location. This collection of games creates a ‘family fun zone’ that brings a new level of excitement for players and income for operators. The skill wall includes games such as Bean Bag Toss, Down The Clown, Ice Ball FX and Milk Jug Toss and the latest addition Hoopla.

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Monte Carlo from Electrocoin: In Elektra and Eclipse at ICE

31/01/2018 | No comments

Electrocoin go into ICE 2018 on the crest of a wave as a result of the rave reviews for their Cat C Monte Carlo digital platform. ‘The customer feedback for the new content and increased player selection options has been excellent, even to the extent that one operator has named it as ‘machine of the year’ said Electrocoin’s John Stergides. He added. ‘We will be showing Monte Carlo in the new Elektra cabinet as well as the Gemstar Eclipse rebuild, thus offering options for all sectors of the arcade and single site sectors. Both will feature a library of 22 games with up to 18 being available at any time to the player. We have also included some classic Bar X type games at lower stake and prize settings which will widen the appeal to players in all venues’. 

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EAG hosts latest CHIPS presentation

30/01/2018 | No comments

The biggest smile at last week’s EAG belonged to four year-old, Shakira-Leigh Jolley who became the latest recipient of a  powered wheelchair funded by the gaming industry charity, CHIPS.  Shakira, who has Cerebral Palsy which affects her balance and limits her mobility, received her bespoke chair at a presentation which took place on the middle day of the Bacta owned event.

Linda Lindsay, co-founder of CHIPS said: “I’m delighted to be able to make our latest presentation in front of the industry that has contributed so much to the CHIPS charity.  Since our formation in 2001 we have raised over £2m thanks to the wonderful generosity of our corporate supporters and their customers, the vast majority of whom are active in the UK gaming industry.  CHIPS chairs quite literally change lives, not only impacting  the individual but the family unit as a whole, comprising parents, carers, grandparents and siblings.
“Shakira’s condition means that she falls over frequently and as a result has little or no independence.  Despite this she is unable to receive an NHS funded chair. The sad reality is the demand for powered wheelchairs will always exceed our ability to supply them, but thanks to the outstanding compassion of the gaming industry we are able to give little girls like Shakira the gift of freedom that comes with mobility.”
CHIPS continues to set the highest fundraising standards with 100% of monies raised going towards the provision of powered wheelchairs for children throughout the United Kingdom
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Live 5 Gaming Hits the Ground Running in 2018

30/01/2018 | No comments

 Live 5 Gaming, one of the most rapidly expanding games design houses in the UK right now, reveals its ambitious plans for the first quarter of 2018.

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SUZOHAPP to present market-leading solutions at ICE

30/01/2018 | No comments

The ICE show is set to open its doors in London between the 6th and 8th of February. SUZOHAPP will be exhibiting at Stand #N4-110 to showcase the highlights from its portfolio of unique components and solutions that meets the demands of various gaming market segments.

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EAG and VAE – A World of Play Under One Roof

23/01/2018 | No comments

The newly combined EAG International and Visitor Attraction Expo is now in its 9th year and has grown steadily, this year attracting a record number of exhibitors, including a number of new companies to join the show, the majority of which came from outside of the UK.

It seems likely that they were attracted by the boom in staycations that has had a knock-on effect on the family entertainment centre and holiday park business. A number of high-profile coastal locations have invested heavily in machines and infrastructure in the last couple of years to create destination locations – all the more attractive when the weather is anything but!

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Joyce’s Column – January

23/01/2018 | 2 comments

Well even though the first month of 2018 has virtually gone I would still like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year and better late than never with my wishes.

The photos in my last chat column that Stephen Robins sent to me have brought back a few memories and two of the people it brought memories for Evelyn Wilkinson ex Suzo and Adrian Cross ex Deith Leisure, Scotland and Adrian says he can remember the great days we used to have at the now defunct Scottish show at Renfrew when both his dad Bob and mum Chris alongside Adrian worked for Deith Lesiure in Scotland. Just wonder Adrian what you are all up to now perhaps you would let me know, and also please pass on my regards to your mum and dad.

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A New Era for Children’s Rides Say SB Machines

03/01/2018 | No comments

A new focus on destination family entertainment from leading arcades is giving the children’s rides sector a major boost, says SB Machines, the leading supplier of quality Italian rides to the UK and Ireland.

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CPI Bringing New Products and Proven Performance to ICE

03/01/2018 | No comments

Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. Company, is exhibiting at ICE 2018 on booth #N3-320 with a powerful suite of products that are revolutionizing the way operators connect with their players, their business process and, ultimately, their revenue.  A full range of currency validation and cash management solutions will be on display, including the all-new SCR Advance MDR banknote recycler and the forthcoming EASITRAX Live smart cashbox system. 

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Esterline purchase has been the ice-ing on the cake for Gamesman

02/01/2018 | No comments

Gamesman, the UK-based gaming equipment components and systems manufacturer, will be celebrating five years as part of the Esterline Corporation when it welcomes international visitors to its stand N3-426 at ICE London (6th – 8th February, ExCeL Exhibition Centre). The acquisition by Esterline, a leading speciality manufacturer serving the aerospace, defence and industrial markets, was confirmed to international gaming media from the Gamesman stand at ICE 2013 and ushered in a new era for the company which was formed in 1996.

Reflecting on the last five years, Martin Rigby, Gamesman’s Sales Director, said: “When we announced the acquisition we said that Gamesman’s customers would continue to benefit from our technology products and they should look forward to new and relevant innovations gained from the combined research and development efforts of both companies, and to be totally honest that’s exactly what’s happened.

“I would describe the purchase as being a classic ‘win win’ situation for our customers. Esterline have left us to get on and do what we do best, which is to build relationships throughout the world and deliver exceptional gaming solutions many of which are bespoke. The contribution made by our parent company has been immense. In order to remain in pole position and to stay ahead of the market, our business strategy has been to leverage the assets of our Esterline partners, notably the touch screen division. I would say that Esterline’s influence has helped make us more efficient across the board and there’s no doubt that we go to ICE 2018 as a strong global business in our own right and with the strong financial backing of our parent company.”

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