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Labour must finish the job – states Bollom

Responding to the General Election announcement, John Bollom, Bacta President said: “A snap General Election was always the biggest risk…

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DCMS Announcement

Responding to the Gambling White Paper announcement today (16 May 2024) on land-based reforms, John Bollom, Bacta President, stated: “This…

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Bacta aim to get statutory instruments agreed ahead of summer recess

Bacta has addressed members concerns that an early general election could delay the recommendations of the Government’s white paper on…

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Blackpool South by-election defeat and broader polling shows how the political tide is turning at the coast

With Thursday’s seismic by-election defeat in Blackpool South adding to the woes of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak research conducted by…

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Kevin Temple: ‘I am certain that Bacta will benefit from receiving a ‘hands-on’ Scottish perspective on the industry’

Bacta will be building on its membership engagement commitment – a key component of the trade association’s restructure programme -…

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First meeting of Amusement Industry Joint Consultative Committee

Bacta has held the first meeting of the Amusement Industry Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) which is part of its constitutional…

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National Council hosts members at historic Leeds meeting

Bacta’s historic decision to take National Council outside London for the first time has been declared a success by both…

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Technical Standards Group finalise recommendations for submission to Gambling Commission

Bacta and the Bingo Association are completing the final draft of their proposal to update the existing technical standards prior…

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George McGregor’s first 100-days

George McGregor renewed his association with Bacta at the beginning of 2024 two decades after his introduction to the industry…

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Members invited to historic National Council meeting in Leeds

Bacta members are being invited to attend the special National Council meeting which is taking place at the Marriot Hotel,…

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John Bollom highlights YGAM contributions as safer gambling charity celebrates 10th year

As Bacta celebrates its 50th year, President John Bollom has expressed the trade association’s admiration and congratulations to safer gambling charity…

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Bacta and the Bingo Association prepare to submit six-point Technical Standards proposal

Bacta’s Technical Standards Group headed by MERKUR UK’s Alan Claypole is working in partnership with colleagues from the Bingo Association’s Gaming…

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There’s still time to complete the Bacta Business Census – urges Dean Harding

Industry stalwart and long-time Bacta member Dean Harding has reiterated the importance of members completing the trade association’s Business Census…

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Joseph Cullis: ‘Easter kick-starts the business year’ 

Bacta Vice President Joseph Cullis, the fourth generation of his family to work in the industry, confirmed: “For some operators…

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Bacta meet with Shadow Secretary as Labour Party engagement programme progresses

Bacta’s engagement programme with a potential incoming Labour government has stepped up a gear with Executive Director George McGregor and…

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Bacta move April National Council meeting from London to Leeds with members invited to Open Forum

Bacta has confirmed that it’s moving its 21st April National Council meeting from London to Leeds with members invited to meet…

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Joseph Cullis thanks Bacta members for supporting Census but stresses the importance of maximising responses

Bacta Vice-President Joseph Cullis has thanked member organisations for the strong early level of replies to the first Bacta Census…

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Bacta launch first business Census to power lobbying activities

Bacta is seeking to consolidate its position as the leading authoritative source of information, data and insight for regulators and…

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Bacta highlight how reforms will help membership to play a key role in economic recovery

Ahead of the 2024 spring Budget (6th March) which is likely to be the last major fiscal event before the next…

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Bacta highlight dangers of ‘sample bias’ in new Gambling Survey

Bacta has moved swiftly to register its concerns regarding the methodology which will be used to undertake the Gambling Survey…

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Bacta meet with Labour Party candidates ahead of General Election

Bacta’s preparations for the next UK General Election continue at a pace with George McGregor Executive Director – Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs…

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The most successful Bacta seminar programme on record

The newly branded bacta ‘thinkbite’ seminars which were a popular feature of EAG 2024 succeeded in attracting industry professionals from…

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Bacta promotes Robert Gibb to the role of Executive Director – Commercial

Bacta’s National Council has undertaken a further move in its reorganisation of the association by agreeing the promotion of Robert…

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Bacta respond to DCMS consultation on machine allowances highlighting benefits of 3 to 1 option

Bacta has drawn on the experience and expert insight provided by its Gaming Council to help formulate the trade association’s…

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Paul Bellringer OBE opens bacta safer Gambling Hub

Bacta was honoured to welcome the pioneer of safer gambling, Paul Bellringer OBE to open its Safer Gambling Hub at…

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EAG showcase and bacta Safer Gambling Hub win high praise from Better Change Engagement Director

There’s not much that Better Change Engagement Director Rob Mabbett doesn’t know about the gambling industry. Having previously worked for…

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EAG wins widespread praise as show surpasses exhibitor expectations

EAG has confirmed its position as the industry’s most important amusements and low-stake gaming exhibition securing back-to-back increases in attendance….

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Lord McNicol opens EAG ’24 and looks to the industry to help reinvigorate communities

Labour Party politician Lord McNicol of West Kilbride officially opened the EAG Expo taking place in ExCeL London (16th –…

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EAG exhibitor numbers at a 3-year high

An estimated 4,000+ operators from sectors including FECs, AGCs, seaside piers, leisure attractions, bingo halls, bars, clubs, and bowling centres are…

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3,500+ products with over 1,000 making their UK trade show debut is the enticing prospect in store for visitors to EAG’24

The central importance of EAG Expo to the business prospects of thousands of amusements operators has been put into sharp…

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Rob Mabbett: “Most of the leading safer gambling organisations will be present at this year’s EAG.”

In May 2023 Better Change announced the appointment of Rob Mabbett as its first Engagement Director. Rob has over a…

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Bacta submit compelling evidence-based case for stake and prize increase

Bacta has fired the starting gun on its engagement with DCMS regarding an uplift in the maximum permitted stake and…

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Whitehouse Leisure fundraising initiative breaks through £10,000 target ahead of EAG

A charity fundraising initiative conceived in the lead-up to EAG 2023 has exceeded its ambitious five figure target ahead of…

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Labour Party Business and Trade spokesperson to open EAG

The significance of the forthcoming  EAG Expo (16th – 18th January, ExCeL London) has been put into sharp focus following…

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No surprises for land-based sector in Culture Media and Sport Committee report but timetable remains a concern

Bacta has broadly welcomed the report on gambling regulation from the Culture Media and Sport Committee which was published on…

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Paul Bellringer OBE to open Bacta Safer Gambling Hub at EAG

Over a quarter of a century ago Paul Bellringer OBE gained a National Lottery grant that enabled him to morph…

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Bacta advocate removal of FECs, operators and suppliers from Levy proposals

Bacta has written to policy stakeholders including the Gambling Minister the senior team at DCMs and the Gambling Commission to…

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Bacta launch ‘thinkbite’ learning brand at EAG

Bacta’s seminar programme taking place at EAG has a new identity with the trade association confirming that the learning component…

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EAG – over 90 percent full and on-course to hit capacity

Six-weeks ahead of EAG Expo opening at ExCeL London (16-18 January, 2024) organisers have confirmed that the premier business, learning…

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Bacta create special 50th logo to launch EAG celebrations

Bacta has made some strategic tweaks to its logo to mark the trade association’s 50th year celebrations which will start at…

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Record-breaking Bacta Convention raises the bar and ticks the boxes

Bacta is reflecting on what many attendees regarded as being the most successful Annual Convention on record.  A line-up of…

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Industry experts to speak at EAG ‘Pub and Club Summit’

Industry thought leaders including Simon Barff, Managing Director of CLMS, Quentin Stott, Managing Director Reflex Gaming, Nick Rudd, MD of…

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Bacta Special Regional meeting wins high praise

Bacta National Council member Jeremy Godden recently hosted a special meeting of members drawn from London and the South East…

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Bacta Convention will address the key challenges of the day – states John Bollom

‘The most important period for the industry since the introduction of the 2005 Gaming Act’ is how Bacta National President…

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EAG to celebrate 50-years of bacta as international dignitaries are invited to London

An international audience of VIPs and dignitaries from trade associations representing the amusements industry in countries including Austria, Croatia, Germany,…

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EAG is the place to source the games which help keep Piers alive – argues Bacta President John Bollom

Bacta National President John Bollom whose family has owned and run the iconic Mumbles Pier in Swansea south Wales since…

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Illustrious judging panel is confirmed for Bacta Annual Awards with 1st December deadline announced

Bacta Member companies have until Friday 1st December to submit their nominations for the prestigious five category Bacta Annual Awards.  With the presentations…

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Bacta members get behind Safer Gambling Week

Bacta members throughout the country will be promoting Safer Gambling Week the cross-industry initiative to promote safer gambling taking place…

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Gambling Commission will have strong presence as Andrew Rhodes delivers Convention keynote

Bacta members will have a valuable opportunity to engage with the UK Gambling Commission when leading members of the Commission…

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