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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Industry news 4 Seaside amusements 10 EAS Review 12 B2B Listings 14 Latest machines charts 17 For sale, wanted + opps 18 Jabro Surreal Soccer 21 Comment and opinion 22

Just how typical is that? What should be a simple task to bring in some additional custom and revenue is suddenly shrouded in red tape. And we wonder why every single site coin-op game isn’t a roaring 23 success...

Active gambling premise To provide some context in respect to the data in the Gambling Commission’s latest report, the following table indicates the number of active gambling premises in Britain. The figures are taken from the Commission’s Industry Statistics publications for the comparable reporting periods. There are two types of FECs. One is licensed by the Gambling Commission and the other is granted a permit by the LA. The FECs referred to in the table are licensed by the Commission.

NUMBER OF ACTIVE PREM Gambline Sector

Betting Adult Gaming Centre (AGC) Bingo Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) Casino

Local Authority Compliance Eve INTELLIGENCE

In order to make the system of shared regulation as effective and efficient as possible, the Commission notifies LAs of complaints and intelligence received regarding non-compliance and illegality in their geographical area which is primarily of a

localised nature. Whilst these incidents may have a high impact locally, from a regional or national perspective they tend to be low risk and low impact. These are referred to as Local Authority Compliance Events (LACE). The responsibility for the LACE referral is then discharged

2014 EAG plans ga TRADE SHOWS

organisers of next year’s TrunsheEAGfrom International, which 21-23 January 2014, have promised ‘exciting new product launches’ at next year’s show, having confirmed that pre-registration is now officially open. With some sectors of the industry cautiously reporting early signs of a recovery in trading conditions, a good summer behind the coin-op sector and the Triennial in prospect, attendance at EAG International at ExCel London Exhibition Centre will be an even more important start to 2014. Karen Cooke, EAG International organiser, is optimistic that the growth enjoyed by the

show over its first four years will continue.“Stand bookings are ahead of this time last year, as are new enquiries. In addition, several of the exhibiting manufacturers have indicated that they have exciting plans for product launches at the show,” she revealed.


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9,067 2,103 695 293 149

9,128 2,247 646 295 146

9,112 1,698 677 399 144

Commission publishes three years of Licensing Authority figures STATISTICS

The Gambling Commission has released a document charting the findings of the last three years’ of Licensing Authority activities in England, Scotland and Wales. he latest statistics regarding the local and national landscape of gambling regulation have been published by the Gambling Commission.The figures provide an insight into premises inspections, the issue of permits and the overall size of the sector. At 31 March 2013, there were 380 licensing authorities, of which 374 (98 per cent) submitted a return to the Commission.All reasonable attempts were made to ensure submissions were returned by all LAs, according to the Commission. This compares to 369 LAs submitting a return by 31 March 2012 for last year’s process. The Commission used six different permit types to collate its information -Alcohol Licensed Premises - Gaming Machine Automatic Entitlement; Alcohol Licensed Premises - Gaming Machine Permits; Club Gaming Permits; Club Machine Permits; FEC Gaming Machine Permits and Unlicensed FEC Gaming Permits. With 5,907 permits issued by LAs in 2012/13, the total number of permits in force as at 31 March 2013 amounted to 54,076.This is a decrease of 3 per cent on last year’s figure of 55,850. When excluding Alcohol Licensed Premises -Automatic Entitlements, Club Machine Permits accounted for 42 per cent of permits issued in 2012/13. Alcohol Licensed Premises - Gaming Machine Permits accounted for 45 per cent and Club Gaming Permits and UFEC Gaming Permits accounted for 6 per cent and 7 per cent respectively. Between 2012 and 2013 the largest increase in active permits is for Club Gaming Permits (7 per cent).For all permit types there was a decrease of 3 per cent. The number of Club Gaming Per-

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nce Events from the Commission to the LA. The complaints that instigate the LACE referrals come from a variety of sources including licensed operators and members of the public. A number of them are received anonymously via the Commission’s intelligence line. There were 167 LACE

referrals during the reporting period April 2012 to March 2013. There were 84 reports of illegally sited machines in areas such as restaurants, pubs, taxi offices and take away retailers. There were 81 reports of illegal gaming in areas such as pubs and clubs.

ns gain momentum

Cooke added:“The timing for EAG International is perfect, with the event delivering unparalleled business and networking opportunities as amusement and attraction industry professionals throughout Europe and beyond converge on the award winning ExCel London.”

She concluded:“With a great venue (ExCel London Exhibition Centre), perfect timing (21st-23rd January 2014) and the promise of exciting new products, EAG International 2014 will be indelibly marked in some very influential diaries!”

mits issued decreased from 191 during 2011/12 to 99 during 2012/13, a decline of 48 per cent. When excluding Alcohol Licensed Premises - Automatic Entitlements, LAs in Great Britain issued 1,678 gambling-related permits during 2012/13 compared to 2,479 in 2011/12. Overall, when including all types of permits/entitlements there is a decrease of 32 per cent between 2011/12 and 2012/13. In terms of inspections, during 2012/13, LAs inspected 6,706 premises as part of their regulatory responsibility for gambling. This compares to 7,607 in 2011/12. Of the 6,706 inspections in 2012/13, 3,245 were at premises where the operator is licensed by the Commission (arcades, bookmakers, bingo halls,casinos and race tracks). This represents a 7 per cent increase from the 2011/12 figure of 3,020.In total,247 out of 374 LAs who submitted returns conducted

inspections during 2012/13. During 2011/12,214 out of 378 LAs that submitted returns conducted inspections. During 2012/13, 3,461 inspections were made to‘other’premises. These are mainly premises where no requirement to hold an operating licence exists,such as pubs and clubs. When inspections to ‘other’ premises and test purchase inspections are removed, LAs inspected more betting shops than any other premises type in 2012/13 (2,090, 67 per cent), followed by AGCs (574, 18 per cent), FECs (260, 8 per cent), bingo (133, 4 per cent), casinos (46, 2 per cent) and tracks (43, 1 per cent). Given that nay-sayers are quick to condemn all forms of coin-op gaming,can any other country with a gaming landscape as established and diverse as that of the UK claim to be more strictly regulated?

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Multi-platform Mecca launch for Astra’s Fruit Farm BINGO

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Astra Games has collaborated with the gaming machine team at Mecca to initiate another industry first that will see its Fruit Farm Cat B3 game launched on a multi-platform basis. COMPLIANCE

ew slot release Fruit Farm is set to straddle the gaming categories.The project builds on Astra’s recently revealed ambitions to make better use of technology in order to deliver great game titles that are able to work across a number of different applications.As a result, Mecca customers will be able to access Fruit Farm online, on the firm’s MAX tablets and physically on A-serve terminals across the bingo operator’s estate. Explaining why Mecca has selected Fruit Farm for the cross-platform launch, head of slots Mohammed Zabed said:“Fruit Farm fulfils a number of criteria; the look and feel of the game has cross-gender approach and the theme will resonate with Mecca’s customer base across the land-based and online sectors. Furthermore, the game brief is fun, with an emphasis on theatre,and this fits well with our social community and customer profile.” He added:“We are looking to promote Fruit Farm across all formats to customers from the online space and in club venues through various channels including Facebook, twitter SMS messaging and through our .com website.There will also be a number of inclub messages and marketing campaigns and all will use a common theme so that cus-

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tablets and online.” Emphasising the benefits of a cross-platform launch for Mecca’s customer base,Zabed stated: “It allows us to give the customer a seamless journey to playing their favourite content in venues with their friends and the community and then allow them to play the game within the comfort of their own homes if they wish to.This shows that Mecca is continuing to work with manufacturers and content providers to develop games that resonate with our client base in both the land-based and online communities and puts us at the leading edge of innovation by using customer insights and giving the customer the maximum opportunity to play on all channels.” Astra sales and marketing director Alan Rogers commented: “We’re excited and proud to be working in conjunction with Mecca on this important launch. Currently, there is no other manufacturer that can match what we are offering with our cross-platform approach. Our aim is to embrace players tomers can easily identify the product and online, on tablet and via our terminals with a the fact that this is a truly cross channel game. game that bears all the unmistakeably brilWe will be hosting in-club promotional activ- liant hallmarks of Astra’s design DNA. Furities to raise the awareness of the product thermore, the launch illustrates how we are and we will also be promoting the message able to draw on the assets of our parent Novothat you can play this content in club, on matic through partners such as Greentube.

Hunstanton experiment bears fruit for AMG MACHINE SALE

Despite embarking on a daunting industry first - a machine sale ‘live’ in a seaside arcade - AMG Leisure recorded a number of deals as the season draws to a close and its arcade undergoes a refurbishment. week, distributor AMG held an end-of-season LsaleastLeisure from its BeechTerrace arcade in the east coast resort of Hunstanton. One of its directors, Mark Sowray, told Coinslot about the event’s success. Speaking immediately after the last of the attending operators set off for home,Sowray said: “It went really well - I wasn’t expecting anything from it. It’s the back end of the season, we’re out in Hunstanton, so for it to have been such a success is a big bonus for us.” Twenty-five customers showed up, mainly from the east coast, but also one from Southend, some from the north east, another from the west coast

and even an inland operator. Sowray continued:“We managed to sell a number of products from our new lines and our more established ones.There were a number of great deals to be had on the day and the fact it was held in our arcade with all the machines working and making a racket, the atmosphere was fantastic. Obviously, it gave us all an opportu-

nity to discuss what our plans are for the winter.” The day went so well that AMG is ‘definitely considering’ putting on a similar event in 2014.Sowray explained:“It didn’t cost us a great deal to host it, and we sold approximately 60 per cent of the arcade’s stock.We’ve done a few open days now, but they’ve always been at our depots.This is an industry first and it won’t be the last.” He added:“Along with the fact we managed to sell so many pieces of equipment, the encouraging news was that it seems that, overall, operators have enjoyed a decent season and are excited about the opportunities that the forthcoming Tri-

ennial will bring, especially if we get the £100 jackpot.” On the day,AMG sold a quantity of Balloon Busters as well as a number of Barcrest products among several others. Sowray concluded: “Tony Bowman, Darryl Webb and Dave Bowman were all here as well as myself to help host the event and sell products. We were very pleased to welcome the likes of Vanda from Bell-Fruit Games, Dave from Concept Games and Barry and Harry from Barcrest. Concept Games’ Category D machine Golden Winner went down a treat too. There’s definitely been an uplift in interest for Cat C and Cat D products in recent months.”

ollowing a police investigation relating to an individual cusFtomer, the Gambling Commission became aware of potential weaknesses in anti-money laundering and social responsibility controls put in place by Aspers UK Holdings at one of its casino premises. As a result, Aspers has undertaken an extensive review of its anti-money laundering and other relevant controls. Aspers has agreed that the lessons it has learnt from dealing with this matter should be shared with the industry more widely. Matthew Hill, director regulatory risk and analysis, Gambling Commission, said: “The Commission does not doubt the overall commitment of Aspers’ management to combating both money laundering and problem gambling. Indeed, the fact that Aspers have invested significantly in these areas would suggest that even the most rigorous of operators is likely to find points of learning to be drawn from Aspers’ experiences.” A similar case arose at Coral Racing. Again, the operator cooperated fully with the Commission. Hill stated: “They have been commendably open and candid and have made, and continue to make, serious efforts to address the vulnerabilities that have been identified within their organisation. They also recognised immediately the importance of drawing these matters to the attention of the industry more widely and agreed very early in the course of the Commission’s investigations that the detail set out in this statement should be made available. As a result the Commission does not intend to take further formal regulatory action.”


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Top TV titles dominate new Paragon software release SKILL WITH PRIZES

evision game show titles. Pointless (Endemol/BBC) and The Chase (ITV Studios) are instantly recognisable themes and both have already delivered extremely encouraging results across the extensive connected Paragon test estate. Another TV favourite that stands out on v7.0 is a fully erby-based Games Ware- updated and improved version of house’s SWP game content the proven performer, Match of now includes two outstanding tel- the Day (BBC).Also brand new to

SWP content expert Games Warehouse has announced the release of the new v7.0 software package for Paragon terminals as of October 3.

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the Paragon SWP Games Menu is Pop Quiz, a fantastic music-based trivia quiz from the creators of the all-time classic SWP, Pub Quiz, which is itself making a welcome return to the UK’s No.1 multigame terminal. Additionally,operators running the Cat C gaming options on their Paragon terminals will be pleased to learn that the v7.0 update also includes a fully Cat C compliant version of the former SWP classic,

Heads Up Texas Hold’em Poker, one of the highest earning games ever.Also added to the Cat C Zone is Lucky Gems, an entertaining bagatelle-style game with Autoplay and Turbo features. Finally, from a technical perspective, this v7.0 update now supports all of the O.P.E.N. platforms - SK21, SK22, SN68 and SN78 Paylink and SK21 Aardvark. Commenting on the launch, marketing director Nick Hardy

said: “GW is now the only SWP developer continuing to invest in premium content development on three fronts - headline licensed brands, the very best third party games and a full-time team of dedicated in-house developers. Our commitment to the sector is unrivalled and undiminished, and v7.0 ensures that when the punters return to the pubs, the best SWP in the market is there waiting.”

Jabro welcomes Bar-X to games compendium DEVELOPERS

Bar-X, the iconic Electrcoin gaming brand, has become the latest addition to Jabro Games’ portfolio of titles.

Playnation and Roadchef take relationship to next level OPERATORS

Family entertainment and adult gaming provider Playnation is to supply motorway service station operator Roadchef with its state-of-the-art Storm gaming terminals. This latest deal means that Playnation now supplies 100 per cent of Roadchef’s B3 gaming estate. laynation is now the exclusive supplier of games to motorway service station giant Roadchef.The firm’s role as Roadchef’s sole provider of gaming terminals comes after nearly six years of the two companies working together. Roadchef is an extremely successful business and operates 28 service stations across the UK. Ryan Collinge,sales director of Playnation, said: “We’re really excited about bringing Storm, one of our most advanced gaming terminals,to a wider audience. The new machines give players access to content from all

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the leading providers, with games offering jackpots of up to £500.We are pleased to take our relationship with Roadchef to the next level, and offer a more stimulating gaming experience to their customers than ever before.” Mike Heaton at Roadchef said: “At Roadchef, our key role is to provide customer satisfaction and we aim to create a relaxing, friendly atmosphere at each of our facilities. “The decision to proceed with Playnation as the sole provider of our gaming terminals is based on the expertise the company has lent to Roadchef in recent years,

such as their assistance with the acquisition of our gambling licence.Thanks to the co-operation of Playnation, and the introduction of Storm, we will be able to continue offering top quality entertainment to our visitors.” Storm gaming terminals operate on Inspired Gaming’s Open SBG Core platform which allows gamers to access content from leading providers such as Inspired, Blueprint and SG Gaming.The state-of-the-art machines have high definition screens and TITO operation with a single cash out position offering greater security for operators.

abro Games continues to develop its gaming platforms Jacross various categories, and the company has welcomed the addition of Electrocoin’s Storm Bar-X to its portfolio. Available on Jabro’s Jackpot 70 and Multi Lotto 500 platforms, Storm Bar-X has been released for Category C, B3a and B4. Bar-X is one of the UK’s most iconic and well-known gaming brands. Developed in association with Electrocoin, Storm Bar-X features 10 win lines, free spins and bronze,silver and gold progressive pots. It is available on Jabro’s Horizon, Casino and Deluxe cabinets, joining Jabro’s ever-expanding game compendium, which now includes Pots of Luck, Monkey Band, Casino Roulette, Blackjack Diamonds, Fortune Poker,Turbo Roulette and Bob the Landlord. Since launching the new dualscreen digital products earlier this year,the Jackpot 70 Category C plat-

form has become best sellers for South Wales-based Jabro. “With a good mix of games on the menu, operators are now aware how well the products are performing on a variety of sites and are also seeing that these machines can stay on the same site for much longer periods,” said managing director, Tony Brookes. “The recent addition of some new games, such as Cash Pot Roulette, feature progressive cash pots and a skill stop feature, taking the player to a full FOBT-style roulette table. “Also, featuring the latest video hi-tech, multi-stake slot, Bob the Landlord with a wonderful 3D animated character and the Bag It or Bin It feature.The Jackpot 70 and Jackpot 250 packages now have seven proven games on the menu,” Brookes added. “Featuring multiline casino style slots, poker and blackjack games we have the best in class available with absolutely no additional dongle fees to consider.”


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AMUSEMENTS LEISURE B2B COMMENT NEWSWEEK FEC HB Leisure extends its term at the heart of Blackpool’s amusements offering. 10

Dreamland adds to rides

Pre-Triennial investment could be music to jukebox operators’ ears

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JUKEBOXES

Sound Leisure believes that its latest Music Milestones digital jukebox solution represents a wise investment in uncertain times and to help, the company is offering an alluring deal. s the UK industry awaits the Triennial Review, many operators are keeping their powder dry when it comes to investing in new AWP machines. However, now, the protagonists suggest, may be the perfect time to upgrade a jukebox estate before the new £100 jackpot takes up all the available resources. Sound Leisure builds jukeboxes to last and fully supports them on their long lifecycle on site.That’s how they know that there are many jukeboxes still in serv-

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ice that are getting a little mature - in coin-op terms. “We appreciate the benefit of upgrading our older estate with this competitively priced Music Milestones,” said Paul Thomas, MD, Ivor Thomas Amusements. “We consistently see the Milestones platform outperforming any other jukebox - so this new machine is a welcome addition to our estate - and ensures we are set for the longer term with Milestones and V-Hub online.” It’s an option that could prove beneficial across the

sector as Sound Leisure MD Chris Black explained.“Customers could consider replacing some of their older jukeboxes with the latest generation of our market-leading Milestones in Music range; Music Milestones,” he said. “In order to make this proposition even more attractive we are offering this model at £1645 which includes a £205 cash-back from Soundnet.” “This offer for this level of technology is unprecedented in the industry,” added Toby Hoyte from

historic rides plus a further two original, iconic rides for the opening line up at the Margate-based amusement park. These include an Austin Car ride, a Double Decker Rocket ride and a Muffin The Mule ride. Soundnet. “The older jukeboxes still in operation are not able to offer the same features that come as standard in Music Milestones. These include online connectivity - which ushers in all sorts of benefits to the operator including automatic track and playlist uploads as well as access to OpWeb - our operator management

system.” “Soundnet has invested a great deal in OpWeb and will unveil some exciting new developments for remote jukebox operation in the upcoming months,” continued Soundnet’s James Luck.“By investing in Music Milestones now,operators can be confident in the knowledge that their jukebox estate is completely future-proof.”

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Amusements sponsors pirate event CHARITY

The Scottish Government has published its latest Scottish Health Survey, featuring a whole chapter on gambling. What it found, not surprisingly, was a nation that liked a flutter - not least of all on the National Lottery.

unfair operator n the recently-published Raymonds Scottish Health Survey FAmusements I is 2012, the chapter devoted to sponsoring an event that aims to help Penzance reclaim the world record for having the most pirates in one place from Hastings. Organisers say they hope the attempt, raising money for the RNLI, attracts 20,000 pirates, trumping Hastings’ 14,231.

gambling produced by ScotCen Social Research has revealed that seven in ten adults participated in some form of gambling in the previous 12 months and 11 per cent took part in at least four different forms of gambling. The survey looked at gambling behaviour in Scotland and found that 8 per cent of adults in Scotland have gambled online in the past year (excluding National Lottery

Little change in Scotland’s problem gambling statistics since 1999, except for the hyperbole play); with three times as many men gambling online as women. The findings showed that seven in ten Scottish adults have gambled over the past year. Gambling participation was typically highest among those aged 25-54. However, when play on the National Lottery only was excluded, participation rates were highest among those aged 16-24 (with 64 per cent of men and 47 per cent of women this age gambling in the past year).

Younger people, and young men in particular,took part in the greatest range of activities. Around a third of men aged 25-34 took part in at least four different forms of gambling in the past year. ScotCen’s research also examined levels of problem gambling in Scotland,finding that 0.7 per cent of Scottish adults were problem gamblers, as many as 30,000 people. What determines problem gambling was not clearly identified, but the survey was able to conclude

that circa 175,000 adults were found to be at low or moderate risk of harm from their gambling. What will come as a grave disappointment to the anti-gambling lobby is the fact that these are similar numbers to those reported in the 1999 British Gambling Prevalence Survey in Scotland, which would indicate that little has changed in thestatistics in nearly 15 years - quite a remarkable comparison, the pro-gambling lobby would argue, given the more

sophisticated research measures and the highly successful lobbying of the anti-movement. Having none of this talk of little change was Lisa Rutherford, research director, ScotCen Social Research, who was adamant that the stats told a tale of woe.Speaking about the findings, she said: “In the past decade, the gambling landscape in Britain has changed significantly especially with the rise in online gambling opportunities. With 30,000 Scots potentially experiencing harm from their gambling and many more thousands at risk, problem gambling remains a major cause for concern and an important public health issue.” One question remains however: with such heavy outlays in problem gambling research coming at such tough economic times,could the government department number crunchers afford to accept anything other than such a forthright conclusion?


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B2B COMMENT NEWSWEEK EXHIBITION EAS enjoyed one of its best ever years with more people, more exhibitors and much more on offer. 12

Toy retailer details future plush and gift trends pride of place within the selection. Dryden Geary, marketing manager for Smyths Toys Superstores, said:“We have a huge range of fantastic toys that are certain to be competing to be this year's top toy for children nationwide.Technology rules the list,withTeksta and children's tablets tipped for the top, but the LEGO range and Barbie are still proving as popular as ever. Our Top Toys list is bigger than ever due to the quality of this year's toys and we know we definitely have something to suit all budgets and tastes this Christmas.”

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SMYTHS TOP TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS 2013

toys feature prominently in major toy retailer’s Smyths Toys’ list for Christmas T2013,ech but traditional,dolls and plush toys continue to hold their own.The firm’s list indicates what is likely to be filling prize vending machines and redemption counters in 2014. Not surprisingly,Tech toys have come out on top in the retailer’s diverse range of products with an emphasis on Teksta, Furby and children’s tablets this year. However, many more traditional toys,dolls and plush also take

Barbie Mariposa Doll Despicable Me 220cm Talking Minion Dave Disney Infinity Starter Pack Disney Planes Tilt and Fly Dusty Doc McStuffins Time For Check Up Doll Furby Boom Innotab 3/ LeapPad Ultra

Lego Star Wars Death Star Lego Friends Dolphin Cruiser Monster High 13 Wishes Doll Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack Sofia the First Talking Sofia Teksta WWE Basic Figures Gift Pack

1st Bowl acquires Island Bowl in Channel Islands FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRES

Expanding UK leisure owner-operator, 1st Bowl has acquired its second bowling centre off the UK mainland in Guernsey. st Bowl, which has quickly built up a large portfolio of family entertainment centres across the UK and is looking to expand internationally as well as in the UK, picked up its second bowling complex off the UK mainland recently. The rapidly expanding operator has signed a 25 year lease with landlord, Stanhope House Leisure Limited on Island Bowl which is situated on Victoria Avenue, St Sampson. The 24,000sq.ft venue comprises 18 tenpin bowling lanes, a fully licensed bar, café, pool hall and function room.

another successful acquisition to secure our position as the only operator of tenpin bowling centres in the Channel Islands, our second bowling centre off the UK mainland.The venue is a well-known landmark in Guernsey and has a large catchment owing to its

location between the two most densely populated parishes on the island. The venue has huge potential and we are confident of a strong return on investment.” Colin White, partner in the specialist Hospitality and Leisure team at the ES Group which acted for 1st Bowl in the acquisition, added: “1st Bowl’s ambitious expansion plans have seen the group grow in to key UK locations over the last three years. Their strategy is now focused on also expanding into Europe and this acquisition represents a step in that direction.”

join our already strong Board of Trustees. It is important that we have the

right balance of skills and experience to ensure we always act in the best interests of the charity and its beneficiaries, and Peter’s experience of operating casinos in Britain allied to a very successful legal career will be particularly helpful.” Brooks took up his new role on 1 October.

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The venue is located between St Peter Port and St Sampson, adjacent to a football ground and Go Kart track. Mehdi Afshar, chief executive of 1st Bowl, commented: “Following the acquisition of our first ice rink recently we are excited to be announcing RGT ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTEE The RGT has brought in a new trustee - Peter Brooks, the president and COO of Genting UK, one of the largest operators of casinos in the UK. Neil Goulden, RGT chairman, said: “We are delighted to have Peter

BACTA announces Venetian Ball EVENTS

ACTA North West Region will hold its B annual charity ball on 6 December at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, and the theme for 2013 is Venetian Mask. There will be dancing to a live band - and by popular demand - the Deadbeats will be performing. Ticket cost is £45.00 and guests will enjoy a special IAAPA APPOINTS NEW FEC PROGRAMS MANAGER IAAPA has welcomed Leslie Hutcheson to its global headquarters staff in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, as manager of FEC programs. She will serve as the primary contact for IAAPA’s FEC

accommodation rate at the Imperial Hotel. Tables are for 10 and smaller-sized parties are welcome. BACTA has urged members to book their tickets now in order to start the festive season in ‘fine style’ with a ‘nonstop Venetian evening of special events and entertainment’ with friends and colleagues. members and develops programs, products, and services for the FEC segment of IAAPA’s membership.


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Delighted with the results achieved by HB Leisure, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has extended its partnership with the amusements operator for a further five years.

FUNLANDS SAVES HAYLING RAILWAY

HB Leisure signs extension on amusement contract with Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Hayling Island’s Funlands Amusement Park has stepped in to secure the future of the resort’s famous seaside railway. It was feared that the railway would be forced to close for good, but Funlands has extended its lease to remain on site at the park for another year.

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musements operator HB Leisure has been awarded a fiveyear extension on its contract to manage the family entertainment centres and games at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. HB Leisure currently provides and manages 22 skill-based games and four family entertainment centres at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, an offering that will be extended next year as part of the deal with the introduction of new games and coin-operated amusement equipment. Tim Batstone, chairman of HB Leisure, said he was delighted with the contract renewal,explaining that the

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two companies had developed a good relationship over the years. He commented: “It is a testament to the benefits of genuine collaboration where each partner fully understands what each brings to the party.We have developed an excellent working relationship with the management team and have seen some really satisfying results. “We are proud to be part of one of the UK’s - indeed the world’s - major amusement park attractions and that we also contribute to the local employment community. Pleasure Beach is a significant part of the local Blackpool area economy and a major local employer.”

Contributing to those employment opportunities, HB Leisure provides a minimum of 80 seasonal jobs, normally lasting nine to 10 months each season, and 12 permanent jobs at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Batstone continued: “Blackpool Pleasure Beach was determined that its games and arcades had to be of good quality and provide a genuinely fun, goodvalue experience for its customers - HB Leisure was able to provide this, through our expertise and long experience and focus on customer service, enhanced with a creative expertise to develop new attractions and a keen understanding of what

drives the bottom line.” Batstone and Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director Amanda Thompson signed the contract at the Euro Attractions Show in Paris last month. Thompson commented: “Outstanding results and a real commitment to quality and customer service meant that we were more than happy to continue working with HB Leisure for our next contract term. They understand that our offering is all about customer satisfaction and are able to fully deliver on their promises.” HB Leisure’s relationship with Blackpool Pleasure Beach began in 2004, when it was awarded the contract

to operate the amusement park’s skill-based games. In the first year of that deal, HB Leisure delivered the targeted improvements in quality and bottom line, with first year spend per head rising by over 35 per cent. Following this success, Blackpool Pleasure Beach decided to outsource all of its coin-operated amusements and family entertainment centres and again awarded the contract to HB Leisure. Despite a late operational handover, the operator still managed to make an immediate impact, achieving a boost in spend per head of over 20 per cent in year one.

EXTRA DATES FOR BIG ONE Extra dates for the Walk the Big One experience have been added to meet the demand from thrill-seekers wanting to scale Blackpool’s 235-foot rollercoaster. The brave now have until October 20 to book a place and help support ABF The Soldier’s Charity, which aids soldiers, former soldiers and their families.

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lans for a development that would bring a new Pamusement arcade to Exmouth’s seafront have suffered a shock defeat at a vote by the town’s council. At a special meeting, councillors voted along party lines and recommended that outline plans for the £10m, 3.6 hectare project, dubbed ‘Splash Zone’, be refused.

Exmouth mayor John Humphreys expressed his disappointment after the vote, telling the Exmouth Journal he was concerned it could damage the resort’s tourist economy. He commented: “I certainly do not want Exmouth

to look like Blackpool, but times are changing. “We have had three years when we have had families come to Exmouth and it’s poured with rain and there has been nothing for them to do apart from the cinema. We have to invest for future generations and we have to invest for tourists.” As well as a new amusement arcade and crazy golf, Splash Zone would include two indoor adventure cen-

tres, parking for over 300 cars, retail areas and a watersports centre. If the plans are approved, many existing businesses face the possibility of being demolished, including the Exmouth Leisure Amusements family entertainment centre, which would likely be relocated to the site’s new amusement arcade. Council bosses have promised existing tenants that they would continue to

be fully consulted on the plans before any final decisions are made. Despite the result, it is thought that work on the new leisure development could still begin in 2014 if the plans are rubberstamped by district planners this December. A spokesman for East Devon District Council said: “The discussion showed strong feelings both for and against the proposals. If

approved, we will then appoint a developer partner who will be an experienced leisure developer with the skills and experience to undertake a development of this scale. “At that point, the developer will work up, submit and obtain a detailed planning consent which will again, of course, go out for public consultation. Work is expected to start on site towards the end of 2014.”


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before as well as Africa.” Operators of amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, indoor playgrounds, casinos, and holiday parks used the trade show to catch up on trends and order new attractions for 2014 and beyond.They saw the latest products and services including multi-dimensional cinemas, interactive dark rides and roller coasters with integrated multimedia, ticketing and queuing systems, and integrated theming products. The record exhibit floor was complemented by a vast programme of special events and tours. More than 300 industry professionals were shown around French attractions including Disneyland Paris, Parc Asterix, Puy du Fou, Futuroscope, and the Machines de l’Ile in Nantes. The EAS Opening Reception took place on 18 September at the Musée des Arts Forains at Paris-Bercy. A sell-out crowd of 1,200 participants enjoyed the evening in the unique setting of historical and operational rides and games from the last century. President of Euro Disney S.A.S. Philippe Gas delivered the keynote address at the EAS Leadership Breakfast on Thursday 19 September. In front of more than 190 worldwide industry professionals,Gas highlighted

the history of the resort, described its contribution to the European attractions industry, and provided a look into the future of Disneyland Paris. Developed by the IAAPA Europe Education Sub-Committee, the comprehensive conference programme at EAS 2013 provided more than 20 hours of attractions industry learning provided by some of the most successful leaders in Europe. More than 1,500 attendees, a 25 per cent increase over last year’s programme, learned about the latest trends and developments in the European attractions industry and studied key issues of the industry including: new technologies, events, storytelling, investments, sustainability, social media and the growth of indoor playgrounds and water parks. Sophie Huberson, managing director of SNELAC, the French counterparts of BALPPA, stated:“Many members of SNELAC came to meet the industry, see new products on the show floor and take advantage of seminars organised by IAAPA Europe.Anything that can help to professionalise and develop our business is important for SNELAC. EAS in France was a unique opportunity to meet the increasingly demanding needs of our visitors.”

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Euro Attractions Show 2013 hailed a success A record exhibit floor, sold out events and special tours were among the highlights of the recent Euro Attractions Show in Paris. he EuroAttractions Show (EAS) 2013, Europe’s largest trade show and conference for the amusement parks and attractions industry, was held 18-20 September in Paris and set records for the size of the exhibit floor, the number of exhibitors, and the number of education programme participants.The three-day event is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. A record 393 exhibitors from more than 40 countries participated in EAS 2013, representing a 10 per cent increase in the exhibit space over EAS 2012 and marking the largest exhibit floor in the 10-year history of EAS. And the plaudits have flooded in.“We are more than happy to have participated in the 2013 edition of the Euro Attractions Show. In three days, we have reached out to many of our existing contacts and also many new ones,” said Benoit Cornet from Belgian supplier Alterface. Emmanuel Mongon from French supplier Imaginvest said:“The attendance was mainly comprised of interested buyers and proved again that rotating the show in different countries is beneficial to attract local professionals. We had much more attendees from all countries in Eastern Europe as

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Aunit Sandhu from the Dragon pub in Nottingham said: “I’ve attended the shows for the last 10 years. I find them to be beneficial as I get to ask questions and learn tips on everything from saving money to drinks presentation - tools I can take away to help my business grow.” The Punch Roadshows will be running up until October 1 where they finish at Chester.

LONDON EYE WELCOMES 50 MILLIONTH VISITOR EDF Energy London Eye, London’s 135m high observation wheel, Thasheiconic welcomed its 50 millionth visitor since opening in March 2000. Originally only due to open for five years, the giant wheel has enjoyed such success that it has been granted lifelong permission to remain on the South Bank of the River Thames. As part of the Merlin Entertainments Group, the London Eye experience has evolved over the years to include a 4D cinema experience; upgraded capsules to improve air temperature control and reduce overall carbon emissions; interactive touch screen guides in several languages; and new products, such as a Pimm’s Experience and Dining at 135. David Sharpe, divisional director at Merlin Entertainments, said: “To reach 50 million visitors since our opening in March 2000 is a testament to the popularity of the London Eye, a structure that has become one of the most recognisable and well-loved sights in the London skyline.”

Punch Taverns Roadshows have a successful start, as 144 Punch Tpubsheseenfrom across the North East attended the first event at Newcastle Racecourse on October 1. The 2013 Roadshows include new venues and an additional event. This year’s shows will feature over 130 industry-leading suppliers, ranging from food and drink to support services. Visitors also have the chance to meet members of the Punch Taverns team and operating board.

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The transfer window is now open and the updated player list is available on request Please email your changes to mlawton@gbmedia.eu Current Team Position Name

Manager Name

Weekly Points

Total Points

Current Team Position Name

Manager Name

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COSMIC FIRST 11

2

KEEPLAYERS

Terry Farr

27

340

35

LLL UNITED

Tim Stanhope

Peter Holmes

27

335

36

SOUTH OF THE QUEENS

David Lees

3

HAMMERTIME

Brian Wright

4

JACKSONS JACKPOT XI

Gareth Cammack

47

334

37

CAREFREE WEEMAN

Glyn Petrie

22

332

38

MICK McCARTHY'S MISFITS

Stoo Evans

5

LLL WANDERERS

Jake Parker

33

331

39

CHEEKY MONKEYS

6

FC CLACTON UNDER 10's

Stuart Heyden

7

EVAN TENNER BACK NOW

Stuart Heyden

26

329

40

34

325

41

8

ABOVE STANDARDS

Lee Clarke

24

316

9

AMG FIRST 11

10

BOWLERS BOYZ

Terry Farr

47

Andy Bowler

39

11 12

SUSHI SLIPPERS

Derek Lewis

SHERWIN A TEAM

Mark Sherwin

13

THE PERFECT TEAM

Tom Clarke

14

AMG OOOOSSSHHH

Ian Pawson

15

KEEDAY RESERVES

Peter Holmes

16

JABRO BOYS

17

JAMIES SHOPPERS 11

18

SHELL'S ELEVEN

Michelle Martin

19

AMG LEISURE

Carl Bearman

20

LE COINSPINNERS

Lee H

21

11 UNDER PAR

Ross Evans

22

GILLSGILLSGILLS

Colin Smith

23

MUCKING FUDDLERS

Chris Skelly

24

IFUN@SUNDANCERS

Shaney Pashley

25

COMRIEAUTOMATICS

Jack Craddock

26

JOHN WARK'S MILKMEN

27 28

Weekly Points

Total Points

Current Team Position Name

Manager Name

Weekly Points

Total Points

26

289

69

BRAMBLEBOYZ123

Andy Bowler

21

247

23

287

70

HOT CHIPS

C Edenborough

31

247

25

287

71

STEVIE G LUCKY 11

Shoppers Luck

26

245

23

286

72

JOHNNYS SHOPPERS 11

John Mitchell

21

244

Matty Sirett

30

282

73

ESSEX BOYS 2

Steve Hawkins

34

243

ALL THIS AND MORE

Gary Newman

39

282

74

AMS VXR GJ

Roger Jarrett

21

238

DANS DESTROYERS

Daniel Barber

39

280

75

BEADLES 1

Peter Hemmings

21

237

42

THE TEAM THAT WIN

Hugo Illingworth

21

278

76

BIG PRIZE WINNERS

Harry Leaveme

27

237

316

43

CAREFREE BAZZA

Glyn Petrie

35

278

77

SHOWBOAT ALLSTARS

Ray Harris

20

235

310

44

HOLTY'S HOTSPOTS

Tony Holt

34

276

78

DELAYZIGITS

Dave Delay

28

235

29

307

45

LLL CITY

Keith Parker

16

273

79

JO'S ASSETS

Joanne Crooks

26

234

23

306

46

EASY MONEY

Steve Barber

14

272

80

EE BAH GUM

Simon Shaw

33

233

28

306

47

JABRO LIONS

Tony Brookes

23

272

81

ABSOLUTE REAMSTERS

Alex Lee

22

231

25

305

48

CLUB TROPICANA

Warren Roffey

20

268

82

BEST SELECTION

John Jennings

17

230

25

305

49

RANGERS RETURN 1

Ashley Temple

27

268

83

DIBBS ELEVEN

Tracey Dibben

25

228

Tony Brookes

26

305

50

JJ'S SHOPPERS 11

JJ Lucky

34

268

84

RICK'S BOYZ

Andy Bowler

30

227

Jamie Lucky

31

304

51

THE ELDORADO TRACTOR BOYS

Stoo Evans

31

266

85

TOWER POWER

Tony O'Brien

24

223

31

301

52

LLL ACCIES

John Hood

20

265

86

HOLIDAY MONEY

Darrell Webb

13

221

34

301

53

CASHBOX KINGS

James Illingworth

36

264

87

FERGIES FINEST

Kevin Temple

18

219

27

300

54

NES UNITED

Chris Bell

22

260

88

LLL BELLES

Amelia Stanhope

13

218

27

300

55

AINT GOT A KALOU

Stuart Heyden

16

259

89

DONKEY LASHERS

Andy Williamson

16

218

21

299

56

I WANT DIRTY KNEES 2

Jorzoe-FTM

25

259

90

BURSNELL'S BULLETS

Jo Bursnell

19

218

24

299

57

AK BABES

Andy Water

23

258

91

WARWICKS WINNERS

Warwick Tunnicliffe

33

218

27

297

58

BEADLES 2

Peter Hemmings

25

258

92

ESSEX'S FINEST

Dave Clarke

32

215

37

297

59

CAREFREE ALDON

Glyn Petrie

22

256

93

UPHILL SKIERS

Bill Knowles

21

207

Stu & Stoo

28

295

60

ESSEX BOYS 1

Steve Hawkins

32

256

94

RANGERS RETURN 2

Ashley Temple

20

205

ANGRY BALLS

Laurie Carpenter

16

293

61

S.A.S FC

David Holmes

23

255

95

BUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

Harry Leaveme

32

205

KEEDAY LEGENDS

Peter Holmes

25

293

62

BEACON BATTLERS

Harry Illingworth

27

255

96

DO IT THEE SEN LAD

Simon Shaw

14

202

29

KEEDAYS FINEST

Peter Holmes

34

293

63

ABSOLUTE RANKSTERS

Alex Lee

38

253

97

LAC DE GURSON

Bill Knowles

21

200

30

MOTHYS MARVELS

Scott Yarham

37

293

64

DIDCOT GOALBUSTERS

John Carpenter

22

252

98

2 THE TOP

Reece Newman

19

199

31

BAYERN OTHER STRIKER

David Lees

21

292

65

AMS YID ARMY

Jason Jarrett

21

251

99

SEE THE AT' TOP

Simon Shaw

15

194

32

JACKSONS SUPER BLUES

Phillip Nelson

31

292

66

RAYLEIGHS REJECTS

Jody Buckley

42

251

100 M.O.T

Bill Knowles

17

191

33

COSMIC SECOND 11

Terry Farr

39

291

67

PARAGON ACADEMICALS

Nick Hardy

22

249

101 WARWICKS ELEVEN

Warwick Tunnicliffe

19

189

34

DYNAMO KEBAB

David Lees

25

289

68

SCUM ON THE RUN

Nathan Holmes

19

248

102 COINSPINNERTRONS

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alex lee comment went to one of my all-time favourite boozers the other day, the Lass O’Gowrie on Charles Street in Manchester.The pub was famous for brewing beer on the premises many moons ago (i.e. in the days when I was a regular), but it still makes the effort to put some decent real ales on tap. When I walked in last week, however, the pub was all dark and goth-like, backed up by its clientele of young ‘Emo’ types with black clothes, black hair, black boots, white makeup and facial (I like to call them ‘farcical’) piercings. Don’t get me wrong, the pub hadn’t totally changed its image or somehow been sold to he who walks backwards, it was merely the venue for a horror film convention, hence the reason for the aforementioned demographic. “What a brilliant idea,” I thought to myself. Not because I’m a goth or necessarily go mad for horror films (I do like some of the classics,with‘I Spit OnYour Grave’ being a personal favourite), but because the pub had agreed to become the site for a bit of a gathering of fans of movie gore and as a result was a lot busier than it normally would have been at that time of day (early afternoon, for reference). I started wondering why more pubs didn’t put on such events and with more regularity. Surely anything

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like that which was reasonably well advertised and publicised would bring in more people? Surely those extra people would bung a few coins into the AWP, SWP or pool table? I seriously reckon they would. It’s a matter of maths and the law of averages. More people in pub = more people spending money = more people enjoying the accompanying coin-op entertainment. My face turned a whiter shade than any selfrespecting Goth, however, when I realised just how difficult it is for pubs to put on such film shows. In a recent edition of pub trade magazine The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, there’s a list as long as my arm about the hoops that pubs have to jump through in order to show films. How about this in terms of awkwardness (from the above mentioned publication): “Deciding which sort of licence you require to show films can be a minefield as different types of licence may be required depending on the type of film and whether you will charge your customers to view it.” Just how typical is that? What should be a simple task to set up a couple of movies to bring in some additional custom and revenue is suddenly shrouded in red tape. And we wonder why every single site coin-op game isn’t a roaring success.

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alex lee media watch bowling alley in Bishop’s closed on SeptemTberheStortford 24, according to the Herts and Essex Observer, but will reopen after refurbishment. Staff at 1st Bowl have been told the facility in the Anchor Street leisure complex is being shut down for two to three months for refurbishment. Twelve employees will be without work during this time. It is not the first time that the bowling alley has closed its doors. The former Lakeside Superbowl closed in November 2010 with the loss of around 15 posts when operator Newbury Leisure faced a financial crisis. It was bought and reopened by Garland Leisure Group the following summer. The closure means that three neighbouring units at the complex are currently closed: the former McDonald’s restaurant, which was taken over by Zest, remains

empty and Fishy Biz has moved to new premises at the former Kings Arms Centre on South Street. Further afield, the president of BACTA’s US counterpart AAMA, Pete Gustafson, chronicled some of his September activities in his trade body’s latest newsletter. He stated: “The AMOA MidYear Meeting allowed me the opportunity to visit with the ‘Best-of-the-Best’ operators in the country. I was honoured to be a participant at this excellent gathering. “I was made present again to the passion and professionalism of this group; just as I was during their Council of Affiliated States Meetings. Most of the participants in the Mid-Year meeting are the bosses of their respective organisations. They’re naturally accustomed to making the final decision on everything that

happens within their business, but that’s not how it works when they’re part of a committee. I saw these leaders come together to make choices that were for the common good of the association and not necessarily for the good of their individual businesses. This demonstrated a great commitment to the industry that will benefit all of us. AMOA president John Pascaratti and the staff and AMOA HQ are to be congratulated for putting on a spectacular event. “Not long after the AMOA’s meeting, it was back to the east coast for the Quarterly AAMA/AMOA Joint Visit to Capitol Hill. What transpired was a series of meetings with congressional leadership led by John Russell of Denton’s - our Lobbyist in Washington. Our message during these meetings consisted of three parts:


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“The shows are upon us again; EAS, LIW and for a lucky few G2E in Las Vegas. Facebook has been awash with pictures of frondy palm trees, helicopter rides and swimming pools.” STEPH NORBURY, COIN-OP COMMUNITY

“The Operations Manager of the Year award is for the ops manager who has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty in their everyday working lives. From helping the general manager to increase sales, to mucking in with the team, to ensuring the customers have a great night in the clubs, Richard has done it all and with a smile on his face.”

“Multigame devices - there's no way around them at IMA 2014. They - along with sportsbetting, bowling and coffee - will be a central focus for many exhibitors and visitors, and they'll shape the character of the trade fair. Visitors representing a vast range of target groups will find the entire spectrum of offerings relevant to their business here. Some 9,000 equipment distributors/servicers as well as owners and operators of arcades, bowling centres, billiard cafés and restaurants are expected.”

The Federation of Small Businesses has been buoyed by the recent minimum wage rise and David Cameron’s sentiments at the recent Conservative Party conference that small firms are at the heart of UK economic recovery.

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eresting observations have come to light from US-based operators about their trade activities, while a leading FEC merchandising director has revealed her thoughts about on games and gift stock.

“We’re not in the violent video game business. We operate in the public space so we have to be ‘Mom Approved.’ Our PAS Advisory System has been in place for 15 years and has done a terrific job of educating our players and parents about the content of our entertainment offerings. “We’re made up of small businesses that are present in just about every community in the country. You may not realise it but behind the juke box, pool table, or prize vending game you interact with, there’s a small business that employs people and pays taxes. “Many of our members manufacture in the US and more than a few export. Our message was well received and resonated positively with everyone we met with. Through these small group meetings, our industry is creating a positive

FSB identifies encouraging economic signs

impression with our country’s leadership about who we are and what we do.” And finally, trade magazine Funworld asked Lisa Price, national merchandise director, Family Entertainment Group, Barrington, Illinois if FECs spend enough time analysing their redemption games and merchandise. She responded: “I would like to say yes, but I am not sure that is the case for most. It is easy to get swept up in day-to-day operations, trying to survive busy seasons, and overlook the things that help make this business tick. Spending time analyzing your earnings from games and watching merchandise trends are two very important aspects of capitalizing on your business. “A few tips: Spend time in your location from a guest’s point of view. Play your games

as if it were the first time, win some tickets, and spend them on your items to see what’s your satisfaction rate; or have a family member, friend, employee, or secret shopper come do this for you. “Also, move your games often and watch the trends in earning from this. It takes some work to find the best locations for certain games. This is also a good way to work on the ‘dead’ areas that most locations have and how you can draw people to those spots.”

The 12 pence per hour increase to the National Minimum Wage came into force on October 1. Since the minimum wage increase was announced in April of this year, economic confidence has grown. Our research found that half of small firms with employees on the National Minimum Wage have either increased wages in the last 12 months or are considering raising pay. However, while most businesses believe the increase will have no significant impact on their bottom line, a significant minority of firms will find it difficult to absorb the rise - particularly those run on very fine margins in sectors such as retail and hospitality. In matters such as this, the government must strike a balance between boosting consumer spending and economic growth, while ensuring the United Kingdom’s small businesses stay competitive in a period of economic recovery. As part of this task, it is critical that government redoubles its efforts to substantially reduce the cost

of doing business.We urge policymakers to continue to tackle the issues holding back enterprise and small business growth today, such as business rates and late payment by big companies to their suppliers. Small firms are an integral part of the economy and we were encouraged by the acknowledgement of the role business plays in the success of the country in David Cameron’s speech. Encouraging start-ups, innovation and enterprise will be key to rebuilding the United Kingdom’s economy for the longterm, creating badly needed jobs. As was made clear, there is still further to go.While our members report increasing optimism, rising turnover and exports, the focus must be on repairing our public finances,getting finance to all businesses,and creating an apprenticeships system that delivers the workers small firms need to grow their business. We want to see how the government will take forward policy in these areas in the Autumn Statement, to make a tangible difference on the ground for our members.


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Newsweek BOWLING TO PROVIDE CENTRAL FOCUS AT IMA 2014 he organisers of IMA 2014 have declared that bowling - along with sports betting, multigame devices and coffee - will be a central focus for many exhibitors and visitors at this year’s event. The bowling segment will be represented at IMA for the fifth time because ‘synergies in this market continue to be very promising’, with bowling centres increasingly co-located with amusement arcades. Adding entertainment options such as pool, darts, air hockey and even simulators to the mix has become a natural move for many bowling

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ATM Security conference to provide top protection intelligence s UK amusement and gaming operators continue to explore the opportunities brought about by installingATMs from suppliers such as Infocash, theATM Security conference is the ideal opportunity to gain expert knowledge on protecting these machines. Now in its thirteenth year, ATM Security 2013 focuses on ATM fraud and security. Jointly organised by ATMIA Europe, the only European ATM industry association, and RBR, the industry’s leading research and consulting

firm,in 2012,it attracted over 260 delegates from 43 different countries, making it a truly global event. ATM Security 2013 is organised around a two-day speaker programme including case-studies addressing a full-range of ATM security and fraud issues, with a schedule that consists of over 30 speakers from 15 different countries. They include Stephane Duguin, the European Cybercrime Centre’s chief of staff, who will discuss the ECC’s role in combatting

ATM fraud as part of its remit to tackle high-value cybercrime by organised groups Other highlights include a session providing insight into the latest fraud threats such as analogue and stereo skimming, as well as case study from Royal Bank of Scotland,and a look at the latest security trends in ATMs,

such as anti-skimming devices,biometrics and chip card technology. The conference also offers the opportunity to view many of the latest ATM technology solutions in a dedicated exhibition area. ATM Security takes place on October 22-23 at London’s Victoria Park Plaza.

centre operators. IMA hopes it will once again be the central meeting point for manufacturers and distributors of bowling alleys and accessories. Some 9,000 equipment distributors/servicers,

as well as owners and operators of arcades, bowling centres, billiard cafés and restaurants are expected to attend the show, taking place at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre on January 14-17.

OVER 80 EDUCATION PROGRAMS PLANNED FOR IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO AAPA Attractions Expo 2013, taking place November 18-

22 at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, will offer more than 80 expert-led educational seminars, luncheons, roundtable discussions, behind-the-

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scenes tours, daylong institutes, and half-day symposiums designed to give directors, managers, senior executives, and CEOs the knowledge they need to keep up in the rapidly changing global attractions industry. More than 26,000 industry professionals will participate in IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013, the largest conference and trade show in the worldwide attractions industry. Education sessions at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 will cover a range of the industry’s most indemand topics, including communications and public relations, entertainment, facility operations and emergency preparedness, finance and information technology, food and beverage, games, human resources, marketing, retail merchandising, safety, and more.

Calendar UK EVENTS OCTOBER 2013 6-9 PLASA 2013 ExCel London London UK www.plasashow.com 9 BACTA National Council Meeting Hippodrome Casino London UK www.bacta.org

9 BBPA Annual Dinner Park Plaza London UK www.beerandpub.com 10 Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions 2013 QEII Conference Centre London UK www.vac2013.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OCTOBER 2013 17-18 Surexpo 2013 Expo XXI Centre Warsaw Poland www.wigor-targi.com

17-19 ENADA Roma 2013 Fiera Roma Rome Italy www.enada.it 21-22 Eastern European Gaming Summit Sofia Bulgaria www.eegamingsummit.com

22-23 6th Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo Inter Expo Center Sofia Bulgaria www.balkangamingexpo.com

25-27 China International Games & Amusement Fair Zhongshan Expo Centre China www.zsgaf.com

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