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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Letter from Parveen! 10 Peaks Challenge in Heels..

13/09/2017 | No comments

As many of you already know I’m doing the 10 Peaks challenge (26 mile trek) this weekend in my heels (well part of it!!) – this really is a massive challenge for me as I’ve never done anything like this ever! I’m doing this trek with 25 lovely bacta members and friends. I don’t for the life of me know why I mentioned the heels, sometimes I come up with silly ideas and clearly this is one of them but it’s all for a great cause so I don’t mind. We are raising money for our charity partner Rays of Sunshine. Our partnership comes to an end with them this year so I really wanted to make sure we raise as much as we can for this amazing charity.

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London’s O2 Chosen for first VR Zone Portal

07/09/2017 | No comments

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd has opened the first Virtual Reality location outside of Japan – “VR ZONE Portal London” in the new Hollywood Bowl FEC at London’s high profile O2 this summer.

Earlier this summer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. opened the largest VR entertainment facility in Tokyo, “VR ZONE SHINJUKU” as a flagship location which featured an array of new outstanding virtual and real experiences.  This was the starting point for the roll out of “VR ZONE Portal” worldwide to maximize this innovative technology globally. 

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NSM Payment plan likely to be a big hit

06/09/2017 | No comments

Leeds-based NSM Music, Europe’s biggest manufacturer of digital jukeboxes, has introduced payment plans for UK operators. 

In a year that’s already seen increased jukebox sales, conversions and upgrades – plus the introduction of cashless payment – NSM believes its ‘spread the cost’ sales model will appeal right across the UK market.

All NSM Music’s jukebox models are covered in simple, easy payment plans, which start at just £18 per week plus music costs.

Sales Manager Alex Kirby says it’s another move in the company’s commitment to helping operators update their aging equipment and keep up with all the latest developments in new technology.

“We’re making upgrades possible and new jukeboxes affordable, with competitive pricing and payment plans,” added Alex. “We’re continuing to do what we’ve always done well, combining great customer service with outstanding products.”

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