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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…

UK – Bacta establishes Technical Standards Working Group

Bacta has established a new industry Technical Standards Working Group to ensure that all the relevant gaming machine industry standards are reviewed regularly and recommendations made to relevant bodies to keep them up to date and are fit for purpose. The Group comprises machine manufacturers and operators as well as the Gambling Business Group. Alan…

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 – 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 – Bacta launches legal challenge with government over delays to AGC reopening

Bacta has instructed global legal firm DWF Law to challenge the thinking behind the delayed reopening of AGCs after all other non-essential retail businesses. In a strongly worded letter to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, DWF Law, said: “Bacta had hoped it would not need to subject the decision…

UK – British Amusements association ‘furious’ to lose ‘valuable weeks of trade’

bacta has said it is ‘furious that its members have been ignored’ in Boris Johnson’s reopening roadmap and ‘will lose valuable weeks of trade’ – despite strong evidence that they could operate COVID safely. FECs, AGCs and pubs will remain shut in England until May 17 – although non-essential retail will be able to open…

UK – Bacta launches EAG Online 2021

Industry trade body, bacta, is delighted to announce that its popular business-to-businessm trade exhibition, The Entertainment, Attractions & Gaming International Expo (EAG), will go ahead as an online event from January 27 to 28 2021. EAG 2021 was originally due to take place in January 2021 at ExCeL London, but due to ongoing uncertainty caused…

UK – British Gambling industry unites once more for Safer Gambling Week

The UK Gambling Industry, led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), The Bingo Association (BA) and the British Amusement Catering Trade Association (bacta), has today announced that Safer Gambling Week 2020 will take place from November 19 to 25. The annual campaign builds on the success of Responsible Gambling Week, which began in 2017…