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An olive Branch and a call for charitable change of heart by the Gambling Commission

The push me-pull me life of a pulltab lottery innovator is not an easy one. For years, Alan Branch..

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Ditching the 2p would “decimate the industry”

Following a report from the Bank of England stating that the removal of 1p and 2p coins would cause..

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Bacta host delegation from DCMS

Bacta president John White and vice-president James Miller hosted a number of officials from the DCMS..

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Customer, operator, Commission: With cashless technology, everyone’s a winner

When a government-owned institution as old as The Royal Mint believes that it must have cashless…

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Ticket to ride: Bacta highlight safety commitment with ADIPS

Bacta has launched an educational campaign to promote awareness of the key safety issues and..

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Commission reveals new rules for October

Advertising, restrictions on withdrawals, and text marketing are to be more tightly regulated from..

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Cashless under review as 300 ATMs close per month

ATM network provider Link has launched an independent review into the effect of a cashless society on…

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Seaside amusement parks amongst UK holidaymakers’ favourites

The British public have had their say on their highest-rated holiday attractions, and unsurprisingly…

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Government are “total hypocrites” for two year FOBT delay

The government have been labeled “total hypocrites” by Mark Miller, operator of Miller Amusements..

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Lord Chadlington calls for new “independent commission”

The gambling industry has always been an easy target, but recent negativity has increasingly..

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Jeremy Wright appointed new culture secretary

In Monday’s cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Theresa May moved Jeremy Wright from attorney…

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Bacta set out party conference campaign

Bacta has outlined a programme of lobbying activities during ‘Party Conference Season’ during…

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Park Avenue helps to raise over £5,000 for Bacta Charitable Trust

Fund raising at June’s highly successful Park Avenue Open Day generated a total of £5,613 for..

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Bacta hold latest Parliamentary Lunch for Welsh based MPs

Concerns surrounding the impact of Brexit on the manufacturing sector, the delay in implementing..

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It’s time to back the Great British seaside

With the House of Lords, Labour, the Bank of England, UKHospitality, BALPPA and Bacta all renewing…

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Gabi Stergides chooses his Playdium playlist

Gabi Stergides, Bacta’s youngest ever National President, brings us full tilt into the 90s and noughties..

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Sussex MPs honour social responsibility work

MPs Sir Peter Bottomley & Rt Hon Nick Herbert will be attending a presentation to honour the work of…

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Bacta win argument as £2 FOBT stake confirmed

Bacta President Gabi Stergides has welcomed the UK government’s decision to cut the maximum stake…

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Hottest early May bank holiday on record packs Britain’s piers

The seaside sector was well and truly kicked-into gear over the early May bank holiday as families..

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Lords announce Select Committee on seaside towns

The House of Lords has announced a Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities.

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PPL PRS Ltd launched for streamlined music licensing

The UK’s two music licensing companies, PPL and PRS for Music, have launched their joint venture…

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Two pound Tories talk tough

Regulus Partners’ Dan Waugh details the current state of the FOBT debate in the consultancy firm’s..

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Bookmakers pen letter in “last ditch” attempt to turn Hancock

Building on the same shaky foundations that have toxified the Triennial Review, the CEOs of…

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Copper coins going nowhere, says treasury

Copper coins are about more than just money according to executive secretary to the Treasury…

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Bacta look to develop relationship with club sector

Bacta and CORCA, the Committee of Registered Club Associations, have agreed an informal…

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Industry leads search for contactless solution

The industry’s leading trade associations assembled last month to discuss…

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McArthur installed as CEO of Gambling Commission

It’s a new era for the Gambling Commission as GC operative Neil McArthur assumes the top role at…

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High losses on FOBTs continue at low stakes

Analysis shows only a £2 stake can eliminate harmful high-loss sessions London, high-loss sessions on Fixed-odds…

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Bacta president celebrates the role of amusements

Bacta National President Gabi Stergides was flying the flag for the amusements industry at last week’s…

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Parliament will not agree to “anything higher than £2”

Parliament will not agree to “anything higher than £2” says Sir Peter Bottomley…

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Government pulls back on withdrawal of 2p coins

After an immediate response from Bacta and operators across the country, the government has..

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White takes to the road

Bacta Chief Executive John White has completed the first leg of a national tour, meeting with…

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White and Miller progress Bacta case in Whitehall

Bacta has followed up its meeting with former Conservative party leader, Iain Duncan Smith, with…

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Iain Duncan Smith supports Bacta’s case for £2 stake

A fairer balance of gaming products on the high street is gaining traction within Westminster…

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Hancock grilled on FOBTs

As the gambling industry, and many other interest groups across the country, waits for the DCMS to decide the fate of FOBTs..

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France pushes for redemption with Bacta advice

When a strict ban on amusements hit France in 1983, the country’s industry was drastically reduced and left all..

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Treasury pulling hard to rein in momentum on £2 FOBT stake

As one would expect with the tumultuous debate over FOBTS, as the picture gets clearer, the mist…

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Bacta progress streaming issue with PPL

Bacta has responded to concerns voiced by Division 2 members about the growing trend for publicans to use personal..

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Bacta urges regulators to take more progressive approach

Gabi Stergides, National President of Bacta, is one of the new generation of..

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Bacta confirm first EAG Dinner is sold out

Bacta has been forced to post the sold out signs following what it is describing as a…

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Bradbury to drive social responsibility commitment

Bacta has confirmed the promotion of Simon Bradbury to the newly…

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Bacta: £2 maximum stake is “now the frontrunner”

John White reflects on the week following the Triennial Review consultation document…

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Bacta: Caught up in the toxic B2 backwash

Trade bodies expressed their disappointment with the Triennial Review consultation document…

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Winning hearts and minds with new bacta publications

Bacta has published “The serious business of fun!” a 52-page book which outlines the role of…

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An economic opportunity and not a nuisance

Deirdre Wells OBE, spent 20-years in Government at the DCMS, before she became…

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Bacta explain ‘The serious business of fun!’

Bacta’s charm offensive at the Labour Party Conference concluded with a Fish & Chips…

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Brighton Palace Pier CEO receives industry award

Anne Martin has been recognised for her services to the amusements industry…

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Bacta shares platform with Labour deputy leader

As the Labour Party made its way to Brighton this week, so did bacta’s John White…

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Bacta raise the political stakes

Bacta has embarked on one of the most intensive programmes of political engagement in its…

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