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Research confirms the potential size of Bacta’s parliamentary lobby

Bacta’s mapping exercise which has seen the trade association create the first Geo Political Footprint  of the industry has underlined…

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Industry News Press Centre

Bacta undertake mapping exercise to begin engagement process with new MPs

Bacta has begun the process of engaging with the 335 new MPs which have been elected to the House of…

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Industry News Press Centre

General Election statement – Bacta President John Bollom

“On behalf of Bacta members we will be pressing on the new government of the urgent need to finish implementing…

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Economy Industry News Press Centre

Bacta have political plans in place and is ready to engage with all parties

The Bacta team led by National President John Bollom and Executive Director George McGregor has created an action plan of…

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Economy Industry News Press Centre

Jeremy Godden urges fellow Bacta members to meet with Prospective Parliamentary Candidates

Jeremy Godden, Managing Director of the Godden Gaming Organisation is urging his fellow Bacta members to engage with their Prospective…

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Community Industry News Press Centre

Bacta reveals ambitious plans to revitalise self-exclusion scheme and compliance portal ensuring seamless service continuity for members

Bacta has unveiled ambitious plans for a comprehensive overhaul of its multi-operator self-exclusion scheme and compliance solution, the Bacta Portal,…

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Bacta Regions Community Industry News Press Centre

Election website launched for members to invite MP candidates

Bacta has launched www.bactaelection.co.uk a new website designed to make it straightforward for members to invite parliamentary candidates to their venues ahead…

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Events Industry News Press Centre

Funstation VIP Day brings Rays of Sunshine to four wish children and their families

 Leading FEC Funstation hosted what was described as “an incredibly heartwarming VIP Day” at Xscape in Milton Keynes last week…

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Webinar will outline General Election battle plan

Bacta is sending an urgent message to members to encourage them to participate in a specially convened webinar which will…

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Events Industry News Press Centre

Praise for Park Avenue

‘A once a year opportunity to see the industry at its authentic best’ is how Bacta Executive Director George McGregor…

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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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Industry News Press Centre

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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Events Press Centre

June date confirmed for 2024 Bacta Summer Ball

The team behind the Bacta Summer Ball is gearing-up to deliver another masterpiece of fundraising entertainment at the Marriott Forest…

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Industry News Press Centre

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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Industry News Press Centre

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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Bacta Committees Industry News Press Centre

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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Bacta Regions Events Industry News Press Centre

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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Industry News Press Centre

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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Industry News Press Centre

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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Industry News Press Centre Social Responsibility

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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Community Industry News Press Centre

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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Economy Industry News Press Centre

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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Industry News Press Centre

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 Committees Industry News Press Centre

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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Data & Analysis Industry News Press Centre

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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Economy Industry News Press Centre

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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Industry News Press Centre

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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Events Industry News Press Centre

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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Industry News Press Centre

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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Economy Industry News Press Centre

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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Events Industry News Press Centre Social Responsibility

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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Events Industry News Press Centre

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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Events Industry News Press Centre

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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Events Industry News Press Centre

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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Data & Analysis Events Industry News Press Centre

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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Events Industry News Press Centre Social Responsibility

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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Industry News Press Centre

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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Events Industry News Press Centre

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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Economy Industry News Press Centre

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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Industry News Press Centre

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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Events Industry News Press Centre

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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