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Get ready for Responsible Gambling Week 2019

Responsible Gaming Week 7th-13th November 2019 – Briefing available to download..

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YALP – the new, cashless way to PLAY from Bacta

Game Payment Technology it unveils the identity of its new cashless payment app. YALP is on its way..

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Bacta readies for Northern SR Exchange

Bacta has completed preparations for its first Northern Social Responsibility Exchange..

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Digital is the new way to play

As the industry welcomes the new cashless payments app, YALP, Game Payment Technology’s Greg Wood..

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Social and Responsible

John White, CEO of Bacta, channels 1979 satire, The Life of Brian, to highlight how some commentators..

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GPT publish Technical Integration Document

Game Payment Technology (GPT), the joint venture company established by Bacta to develop an industry wide..

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Bacta app wins industry praise at ACOS

Two days of demonstrations, discussions and genuine interest from all sectors of the business’..

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Bacta completes party programme with the Tories in Manchester

Bacta completed its round of party political conferences last week in the company of the Boris Johnson led..

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Bacta and HMRC highlight high-rate MGD overpayment

Check your MGD returns, you may be overpaying. That’s the message from Bacta and HMRC this week as..

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ACOS 2019 showcases new cashless and SR solutions

ACOS 2019 has drawn to a close with positive comments from exhibitors and visitors alike, affirming..

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Bacta hosts seaside reception for Labour MPs

Bacta hosted an evening event during the Labour Party Conference in Brighton to draw MP’s attention to..

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Bacta celebrates charity landmark through #Tickets2Wishes

Bacta’s #Tickets2Wishes initiative has proved to be a hugely successful partnership between the trade..

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Industry to unite for Responsible Gambling Week

The year’s Responsible Gambling Week will see the industry come together to stage the largest ever..

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Bacta Annual Convention returns 26 November

The Bacta Annual Convention will return this year on Tuesday 26 November at the…

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App making swift progress – industry invited to see at ACOS

Greg Wood provides an update on the JV struck in the summer with payments specialists Polar Moment..

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Bacta confirms second SR Exchange is heading north

Bacta has confirmed that the second Social Responsibility Exchange will be heading further north..

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Flamingo Amusements hosts VIP fun day for Tickets2Wishes

Flamingo Amusements on Hastings seafront hosted a VIP fun day on 7 September to celebrate…

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Are you thinking about Brexit? You should

John White laments the loss of common courtesy particularly in contentious debates such as..

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EAG 2020: Better networking than ever

Networking is a vital part of the trade show circuit and this year’s EAG International Expo is promising..

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HB Leisure doubles donations as chairman conquers Kilimanjaro

HB Leisure has announced it is to match all funds raised in support of its chairman..

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Mumbles Pier welcomes Carolyn Harris MP for fun day

Mumbles Pier hosted a VIP fun day on 9 August, welcoming local families granted a wish by..

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Pedal power wins the day as Bacta cyclists target £10k charity total

The Bacta Charitable Trust is accelerating towards its fundraising target of £10,000 after 14 intrepid cyclists..

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Bacta hosts Tickets2Wishes VIP fun day

Bacta took to Southsea Island Leisure Centre on 13 July to host a VIP fun day for children with terminal or..

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It’s good to listen

Bacta CEO, John White, reflects on the way in which the membership listened on Cat D cash payout..

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No but yeah: Morgan takes up post as culture secretary

In little over 18 months the DCMS has been led by four different secretaries of state…

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Rebecca Pow appointed gambling minister

The government has confirmed the reappointment of Rebecca Pow as the Parliamentary Under Secretary..

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Merkur celebrate fantastic support for Bacta Charitable Trust with a smile

Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann Group, has celebrated its exciting and dynamic relationship with..

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Frost re-elected as Euromat President

Euromat voted unanimously to re-elect Jason Frost as its President during its AGM held in Amsterdam

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Bacta CEO to meet with Director of the Bank of England

Bacta chief executive John White will have the opportunity to progress key issues of…

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Bacta unveils new under-16s trial

The Bacta membership agreed to evaluate a change to its Code of Conduct which would tell customers..

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Bacta confirms budget to bring a cashless app to market

Bacta has announced a Joint Venture as its National Council endorses a development budget to..

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Bacta to hold EGM on reel-based Cat D measures

Bacta insists a step-up of responsibility measures on reel based Cat D games is a logical step…

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Delegation updates former minister on SR progress

James Miller and John White took the opportunity to outline Bacta’s on-going commitment to…

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ADIPS confirms role as the most robust safety framework

The value of Bacta’s ADIPS initiative was underlined in no uncertain terms at the most recent meeting..

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Bacta Charitable Trust receives £5,000 donation

Luxury Leisure Talarius presented the Bacta Charitable Trust with a cheque for £5,000 that will help grant the..

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Siding with the seaside

Bacta are packing their cases and heading off to the seaside to run a lobbying campaign that persuades..

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Breathing new life into our beloved British seaside

Bacta has stepped up its campaign for seaside regeneration, placing the amusements sector at the very heart..

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Bacta launches its campaign to re-energise seaside tourism

Bacta has unveiled its ‘Siding with the Seaside’ campaign, urging the government to take action by…

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Michael Green, “a true gent”, loses his battle, aged 82

UDC has confirmed that its sales director and “very good friend” Michael Green passed away..

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Bacta get engaged with June programme

Bacta will launch a busy month for the association by meeting with Gambling Commission chief executive…

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Delivering better solutions that drive the industry forward

James Miller talks to Coinslot about the challenges he expects to face over the coming two years.

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Sir Roger Gale joins T2W Funday

The MP for North Thanet Sir Roger Gale joined those supported by Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes campaign..

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Bacta heralds “sigh of relief” for arcades at 2p Treasury ruling

Bacta chief executive John White said the decision to keep copper coins would aid arcades in their role as..

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Yvette Cooper joins Tickets2Wishes family fun day

Yvette Cooper joined families at Xscape in Yorkshire recently for a VIP event arranged by the Rays..

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1p and 2p coins safe “for years to come” says Hammond

The Treasury has ruled not to abolish low denomination coins, alongside a promise to form a new..

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Hammond to grant copper pieces a reprieve?

The conclusion of a Treasury consultation process is this week expected to rule out the prospect of..

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GC launches new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

The Gambling Commission has launched the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms..

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Gambling Commission’s visit to the Grand Pier pays off

Grand Pier management say that Neil McArthur’s hands-on visit to the pier..

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Operators make the most of glorious bank holiday

The bank holiday was a successful one for many operators as parts of the UK…

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Southend parking situation “desperate”

Southend amusements faithful Martin Richardson says that in starving the seafront of convenient parking…

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