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Why FUN is the common currency in EUROMAT’s campaign for Redemption

From President of Bacta to President of EUROMAT, Jason Frost continues to…

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Parveen Sharma’s My TouchTunes

Bacta’s Communications and Events Co-Ordinator, Parveen Sharma, brings some 90s R&B glamour..

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White praises Cat C’s “straight contribution to the bottom line”

The importance of Cat Cs in the pub environment is evident. But, he suggests, it could…

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Bacta lays out response to prospective Cat B player-protection measures

Operators have proven themselves committed to inperson player protection..

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Bacta Charitable Trust confirms new official charities

Bacta has marked the evolving work of its Charitable Trust at a Parliamentary Reception…

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Cat B3 consumer protections call for evidence announced

The Gambling Commission has announced an upcoming call for evidence on Cat B3, with…

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Bacta meet with the Minister and explore industry road map

A senior Bacta delegation met last week with the Gambling Minister Mims Davies and her Civil…

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EAG: the human face of the industry

EAG/VAE chairman Martin Burlin lets Coinslot in on what he saw as being some of the finer points of last…

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Bacta progress growing concerns over ATM removals

Bacta has acted on concerns over the removal of ATM from members’ premises, with chief executive…

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Back immersive technology, Bacta tells DCMS

In its evidence to the government’s new inquiry on immersive technologies, Bacta has underlined…

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Bacta lead the Social Responsibility debate at third Pub Summit

Social Responsibility in relation to AWPs in pubs topped the agenda at the third Pub Summit hosted…

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Cashless Conversions

Two weeks on and EAG owners Bacta are reflecting on and event well done. Coinslot talks to CEO John White…

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Bacta make F.U.N. the name of the game for EAG

As EAG celebrated its 10th birthday this year, Bacta CEO John White hailed the exhibition as a landmark…

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It’s only just begun

John White talks to Coinslot Review about the twelve months that lie ahead, a full programme of…

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Bacta calls for aesthetics drive in coastal towns

Bacta chief executive John White has gone before the House of Lords’ seaside regeneration committee

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Gabi Stergides: All’s well that ends well!

Bacta National President, Gabi Stergides reflects on a year in which…

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Message from the Chief Executive

John White reflects on the successes of 2018 and looks to what 2019 holds for the industry.

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Bacta Charitable Trust takes opportunity to thank industry

The Bacta Charitable Trust took the opportunity to thank the industry at this year’s..

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SR workshops transform strategies into action for operators

At the recent Social Responsibility Exchange, organised by Bacta…

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Frost warns of online industry threat to gaming’s reputation

Social responsibility has forced its way to the top of the industry agenda…

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Stergides warns that “player tracking would kill our industry”

“Undoubtedly, the biggest threat to our industry at the moment is the idea of player tracking,” warned Gabi..

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Harris lauds industry as one of “principle”

A passionate speech from Swansea MP and anti-FOBT campaigner Carolyn Harris saw her declare..

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McArthur rings in a new era of industry-regulator relations

Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur delivered a slightly sweet and sour speech at the Bacta AGM.

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Putting people at the very heart of industry

James Miller started the transition process towards his presidency taking the stage at..

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Bacta proffers the hand of friendship to Mims Davies

Bacta welcomed the new sports minister Mims Davies in her new role and discussed what sets the coin-op..

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Bacta find a new discourse with launch of social responsibility policy

John White used his platform at the Bacta AGM to announce a new code of..

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Stergides thanks industry for a presidential term of successes

After a busy two years in Bacta’s highest office, Gabi Stergides delivered his parting speech to…

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Government looking at additional player protections for B3s

Speaking during a parliamentary reception held by Bacta last week, Mims..

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Social Responsibility: Industry not standing still

Social responsibility will be a key theme in John White’s keynote address at the 2018 Bacta…

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FOBT stakes brought forward: reactions

Whilst the week may have seen no small degree of political upheaval and dissent, there was near unanimity in…

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Stergides letter “received attention” from Downing Street

A letter from Bacta national president Gabi Stergides “received attention” from the Prime Minister in the..

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Bacta looks forward to a new narrative

The broad reach of Bacta will be in evidence this week when the membership gathers in London for…

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Bacta members play their part in Responsible Gambling success

Bacta member companies throughout the country have played a full and active part helping to make the…

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Amendment tabled for FOBT stake reduction

The chances of forcing a government reversal on delayed betting terminal stake changes is gathering..

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Mims Davies named Minister for Sport and Civil Society

Mims Davies, 43, is the new parliamentary under secretary of state at the DCMS.

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Minister for sport quits over FOBT stake date

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned her post – amid claims that the “registered interests” of..

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Chancellor ignores industry calls to cut the FOBT stake now

The odds of Philip Hammond bringing the stake cut on FOBTs forward to immediate effect were not that..

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Gambling Commission’s shop floor initiative receives industry plaudits

Bacta has welcomed the recent initiative undertaken by the Gambling Commission..

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Bacta rules out joining a union

Bacta has sent the strongest signal yet that they are not up for joining a super trade association..

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Pushers’ future safe as Treasury confirms 2p coin will stay

Britain’s 2 pence coin is safe. The Treasury has ensured the coin’s role in everyday currency…

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ATMs being removed from pubs, AGCs and FECs..

ATMs are being removed from pubs, AGCs and FECs due to changes in commercial terms, according to..

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Why problem gambling just doesn’t add up – comment

Regulus Partners’ Dan Waugh considers the pitfalls of misaligning activity with evaluation; and asks..

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Lords see life from the operational side

Brighton Pier’s Anne Ackord and a delegation of top Bacta officials gave Lib Dem and labour peers a..

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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…

Oft criticised for being out of touch with life on the shop-floor of British amusements, the Gambling..

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ACOS: A very British affair

The return of an amusement industry event in autumn has gone down well. ACOS has filled the…

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FOBT delay costs Treasury money, says latest research

The Government is set to lose money by delaying implementation of a £2 stake on FOBTs new research..

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Responsible Gambling Week gears up for annual campaign

The 2018 Responsible Gambling Week will benefit from a completely new online presence in its drive to..

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Hospitality leaders rally against tourism tax plans

Senior figures within the UK hospitality industry have hit out over tourism tax proposals..

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ACOS to focus on networking at Olympia

The Autumn Coin-Op Show will place a strong emphasis on networking during its fifth edition at Olympia..

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