Bacta’s response to yesterday’s statement by Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford

15th July 2021 – Press Release


“Bacta anticipated that yesterday’s announcement by Mark Drakeford was unlikely to see all restrictions lifted on people and businesses. We appreciate that from Saturday the move into level one will make life easier for some businesses but are disappointed for our members who will have to wait until August 7 at the earliest to see the majority of restrictions lifted including those around social distancing.”

John White – bacta CEO



About Bacta

Bacta represents the owners and operators of over-18 amusement centres (AGCs), seaside amusement arcades, and the companies that hire machines to pubs, clubs, bowling alleys, bingo halls and similar venues.  It also represents the manufacturers and distributors of all types of gaming machines and amusement equipment ranging from children’s rides, to jukeboxes, fruit machines in pubs and clubs, redemption machines, crane grabbers, penny falls, tuppeny nudgers, test your strength machines, videos, and pool tables.


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