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UK – Bacta appoints Social Responsibility and Compliance Manager

Bacta has made a key appointment by recruiting Russell Edge to the role of Membership, Social Responsibility and Compliance Manager. The appointment is timely, as bacta has just gone live with its bactaPortal and Russell will maintain this, as well as overseeing and develop the bacta self-exclusion system. He will also act as Secretary to…

UK – Bacta lobbies hard during political conference

Bacta’s political engagement has hit the accelerator with the Party Conference season. Present at both Labour and Conservative gatherings, bacta’s President, Greg Wood, and Chief Executive, John White, held back to back meetings with the country’s political movers and shakers. ‘It has been intense’, said John White. ‘We have, since re-opening in May, been meeting…

Germany – HMV and DAW’s Parliamentary summer evening attracts Hesse’s Prime Minister and Interior Minister

Numerous guests from politics and the vending machine industry accepted the invitation of the Hessian Coin Machine Association (HMV) and the umbrella organisation Die Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft eV (DAW) to Wiesbaden on July 7. At the parliamentary summer evening in the state capital, they were welcomed by DAW board spokesman Georg Stecker and Michael Wollenhaupt, 1st…

Belgium – Frost re-elected as President of EUROMAT

Assembled members of the European Gaming and Amusement Federation (EUROMAT) unanimously backed Jason Frost as President at the association’s Annual General Meeting, held, held virtually on June 30. Mr. Frost will now serve another two-year term. EUROMAT members similarly endorsed the re-election of Uwe Christiansen as Vice President and the re-election of Sanne Muijser (Secretary…

UK – Blueprint launches VExpo, the closest experience to being at a real exhibition

Blueprint Operations has confirmed details of ‘VExpo’, a stunning 3D virtual exhibition showcasing 20 new game titles, the complete debit card TITO solution from GeWeTe as well as the latest political, regulatory and legal insights from industry experts. Visitors wishing to attend the Blueprint VExpo (May 25 to 27) can do so by registering at…

UK – Bacta joins UKHospitality association

Bacta, the trade association for the amusement machine industry, has joined UKHospitality, the body representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, hotels, coffee shops, contract catering, nightclubs, visitor attractions, escape rooms, bowling alleys, independent and large multi-national sites. Bacta CEO John White said: “We have been extremely impressed by the excellent work…

UK – NRM confirms new structure as Paul Whitbread steps down after 26-years

Paul Whitbread, founder of NRM, has announced his decision to retire from the UK amusements industry and has sold his shareholding to long-time business partner Andrew Ludlow who assumes 100 per cent equity in the leading developer and supplier of software solutions to the AGC, Betting, Bingo, Pub and Holiday Park sectors. Mr. Whitbread said:…

UK – EAG Online to take place in April

Registration is now open for EAG Online, taking place on April 20 to 21 2021. The event has been conceived to continue EAG International’s support for the entertainment, amusements, and gaming sectors in a safe and secure way during the Covd-19 pandemic. EAG Online has attracted the support of many of EAG’s exhibitors. Site visitors…

UK – Novomatic joins Euromat as its latest corporate member

Novomatic UK has joined Euromat as its latest corporate member. Novomatic UK becomes Euromat’s fifth corporate member alongside its 12 association members covering 9 markets in Europe. Euromat President Jason Frost said: “I am really pleased to be welcoming one of our industry’s biggest names, in operating and manufacturing, as our latest corporate member. It…