Morecambe’s Oasis arcade is for sale

20/02/2013

The Oasis Amusement Arcade on the promenade in Morecambe up for sale for £30,000.

Oasis opened in the mid-1970s in the former Burton’s building on Marine Road Central. Amusement arcades thrived in the town during the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s and many are still operating today.

BACTA blames MGD for adding extra unnecessary costs and adding to the woes of seaside arcades across the country.

“The rates that the Minister has proposed for his new tax on arcades are simply too high and will result in another cruel wave of closures on the seaside,” said Derek Petrie, president of BACTA. Three hundred arcades and 1,000 jobs have already gone, now, more will follow.”

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It’s a pity that the government doesn’t do something positive. A lot less money is getting spent in arcades as so many games and even fruit machine gaming apps are easily accessible on smart phones. It would help arcades if the government would do something such as take pinball machines out of the gaming act as these machines cannot be easily simulated on mobile devices plus they would provide fun and enjoyment for all ages.

John H
23/02/2013, 09:28

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