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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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Social Responsibility Exchange to precede Reception

Kate Lampard CBE, chair of GambleAware, has been named as the keynote speaker at Bacta’s first..

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Problem gambling rate stable, says findings of latest Health Survey

The most recent national survey of gambling behaviour shows that – despite frequent rhetoric to the..

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

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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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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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 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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