ACOS – October 11 and 12, Chelsea Football Ground

This year’s Autumn Coin-op Show is bigger than ever and completely full to capacity. Ensure you do not miss out and put the dates in your diary. Keep updated with show news here and on the ACOS website  where you can pre-register

Wexel Gaming Confirms Revolutionary Product Line-Up for ACOS 2017

19/09/2017 | No comments

A strong supporter of ACOS since the very first show, Wexel Gaming will be raising the game at ACOS 2017 with its revolutionary Bingo products.

Sales and Project Manager Chris Shipley has confirmed that the main focus for the show, taking place 11-12th October, will be the company’s user-friendly GTAB self service kiosk, the flexible TRIO cash in-ticket out solution to aid B3 compliance, and Bingo Plus, the versatile linked bingo system.

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ITL demonstrates their winning ticketing products at ACOS 2017

18/09/2017 | No comments

Leading cash handling equipment provider, Innovative Technology Ltd. (ITL) will be exhibiting at the Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS) on 11-12th October 2017 at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club.

The company will have their cash handling and ticketing product range on display for visitors and industry peers on Stand 2.

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ACOS Registration is Open

13/09/2017 | No comments

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Autumn Coin-Op Show which organisers confirmed will be returning to Chelsea Football Club on October 11-12.

For 2017 first-time exhibitors will include Astrosystems, Instance Automatics, Whitehouse Leisure International and Storm Gaming Technology.

Organiser Karen Cooke said: “ACOS has gone from strength to strength, thanks to the support of the industry. The informality and relaxed style of the event has definitely struck a chord.”

ACOS was launched in 2014 in response to requests from companies seeking an end of season informal networking event, prior to the large shows in the New Year.

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ITL demonstrates their winning ticketing products at ACOS 2017

04/09/2017 | No comments

Leading cash handling equipment provider, Innovative Technology Ltd. (ITL) will be exhibiting at the Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS) on 11-12th October 2017 at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club.

The company will have their cash handling and ticketing product range on display for visitors and industry peers on Stand 2. 

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Industry Prepares For Larger ACOS

16/08/2017 | No comments

With organisers promising a sharp increase in exhibitors, the Autumn Coin-Op Show will return to Chelsea Football Club on 11th and 12th October 2017.

Show Organiser Karen Cooke explains: “It’s hard to believe that ACOS is already in its fourth year. The show was created to serve our industry and was born out of requests for a relaxed and informal event at which industry members could compare notes on the summer’s trading and view products scheduled for release in the New Year.

“ACOS’s year on year growth is proof that the formula is working, but it’s really important that we stay true to the show’s character. Chelsea Football Club’s excellent facilities and convenient location have contributed a great deal to the show and this year we’ve worked closely with the venue to free-up additional floor space for new exhibitors.  We’ve also added another bar and re-designed the seating areas for improved visitor flow,” reveals Karen.

For 2017 first-time exhibitors will include Astrosystems, Instance Automatics, Whitehouse Leisure International and Storm Gaming Technology.

Instance Automatics’ Ian Eason is eagerly anticipating his company’s ACOS debut saying, “We decided to do the ACOS show as we now have more equipment aimed at the brewery and inland operating environment. We’re aware that ACOS has a strong appeal to this sector .

“Among the great range of machines on our stand will be UNIS’s Lane Master, our number one seller and income generator. We will also be previewing the UNIS Omni VR Arena, a new kind of virtual reality experience that allows full freedom of movement in the game and full body control of the experience…… this piece of kit is something else!”

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ICE sits at the summit of gaming expos as audited attendance tops 30,000

02/06/2017 | No comments

ICE 2017 has been confirmed as the most successful edition on record with attendance independently audited at 30,213, up 6% year-on-year and the sixth consecutive year of growth experienced by gaming’s leading business-to-business event.
 
Arguably the most notable statistic relates to a double digit increase in the number of non-UK based attendees to ICE which totalled 20,032, up 18% on 2016 and a figure which represents a formidable 66% of the audience share.

Excluding host nation the United Kingdom, the top five represented jurisdictions were Malta (1,478 attendees), Germany (1,133), USA (921), Italy (853) and Spain (784).  The increase in attendance is more than matched by an increase in the physical size of ICE, which has grown from 21,000 sqm of net space in 2012 – which was the last tenancy at its previous home in the now demolished Earls Court – to the 2017 total of 41,000 sqm (both figures rounded to the nearest 500 sqm).

Reviewing the figures, Kate Chambers, Managing Director, Clarion Gaming, said: “Firstly these are excellent figures which are a reflection on the hard work and commitment shown by of all our stakeholders, not least the community of  ICE exhibitors who bring energy, enthusiasm and creativity to their presence In London.  I am also extremely grateful to our body of critical friends including those working in the international gaming media, who ensure that we remain relevant to the industry and in tune with the latest developments and trends in the market place.  To achieve consistent year-on-year increases in attendance does not happen by accident and I am indebted to the team at Clarion Gaming for their professionalism and commitment to continuous improvement, a philosophy and approach which underpins all of our gaming brands.

Over six editions of ICE, the event has grown in size by 42%, vindicating the decision to relocate to the purpose built ExCeL Centre, the only London venue which has the capacity to stage gaming’s most important business event.”
 
The attitudinal survey undertaken each year by Clarion Gaming reveals some interesting insights to the ICE experience.  Top of a list of positives was the response to the quality of exhibitors with 92% of visitors rating them either Good or Excellent.  91% of visitors said they were happy that ICE met their objectives for meeting with the international gaming industry.  The quality of the exhibitors at ICE was matched by the seniority of the visitors, 73% of whom had direct control or influenced the purchasing decision.  The overall feeling of satisfaction was reflected in the list of values visitors associated with ICE, which included Informative, Friendly and Innovative.

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ACOS confirms show dates

08/03/2017 | No comments

Organiser Swan Events has confirmed that The Autumn Coin-Op Show 2017 show will take place on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October 2017 at Chelsea Football Club.

Now in its fourth year, ACOS has already carved out a regular place in the coin-op industry calendar, and the Chelsea location has proved convenient and popular with an industry that has a long association with West London. Many of ACOS’s loyal followers come to see and discuss new products destined for launch at the large shows in the New Year, whilst for others, the show is perfectly timed for catching up with industry peers and reviewing the summer season.

Commenting on the show’s early success, organiser Karen Cooke, explained: “ACOS seems to have hit upon a winning formula, so we are not planning any major changes to its format. Last year we were joined by several new exhibitors and overall levels of visitor and exhibitor satisfaction were high. Bookings for 2017 are well advanced and we’ll be making some minor layout changes to the show floor to free up a little more space.  Any company considering taking part should contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment,” advised Karen.

Opening hours for the 2017 event will remain unchanged:-

Wednesday 11th October  10am – 6 pm

Thursday 12th October  10am – 4 pm

The on-site Networking Drinks Reception will continue, immediately after the show on the first evening.

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EAG International and VAE 2017 Turn In A Solid Performance

10/02/2017 | No comments

Exhibitors at the eighth EAG International have reported a strong show, evidenced by high interest levels from buyers and genuine business written during the event.

EAG Chairman Martin Burlin revealed, “During the show I spoke with a large number of exhibitors. They’ve worked hard to deliver an impressive product showcase and they’ve been rewarded.

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Sega’s European Launch for Two new ICE Games

18/01/2017 | No comments

At this years EAG, Sega Amusement International have launched two new games from the world-leading redemption manufacturer ICE who have created hit after hit with the likes of Down the Clown, Milk Jug Toss, Whack n Win and inspired many operators to develop the now famous ‘Skill Wall’.

The first game ‘Bean Bag Toss’ fits right into that skill wall and continues on that classic carnival concept. Simple and intuitive, ‘Bean Bag Toss’, has players toss bean bags into target holes on a revolving disc, with the added feature of allowing them to score extra points by getting three holes of the same colour in a row. Sega’s Justin Burke commented, “this game has instant ‘satisfaction factor’ as soon as you throw that first bag, just like Down the Clown the player knows exactly what to do straight away and its good old fashioned fun…timeless!”

The second ICE game to debut is “Screwball”, a fast paced redemption game that also needs no instruction to play. Players spin the paddle controller aiming to get 16 balls into all the available holes in the time given – it’s a frenzy! Burke continued “this game has got a real ‘I wanna play again’ factor and draws a spectating crowd who want to play next”. With two levels of play and an attractive domed cabinet, this will fit into any FEC beautifully.

 

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Instance Automatics Showcase – EAG 2017

16/01/2017 | No comments

Instance Automatics Ltd are specialists in coin-operated amusement, vending and redemption machines. Established in 1993, the company’s own brand Maxx Grab Cranes are entertaining to play, generating top income. This year at EAG Instance Automatics will be showcasing their new Maxx Grab Lite Crane – this is their smallest Maxx Grab crane machine with subtle colouring produced especially for pub surroundings.

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