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MPs play numbers gam DEBATE STATISTICS

Last week’s Commons debate saw MPs on both sides of the House quote statistics surrounding the proliferation of FOBTs in the UK. Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, stated: “In 2000, there were no FOBTs in the UK, but by the time his party left office, there were 30,000 of them.” Clive Efford countered by stating: “Since 2000, a £2bn online gambling industry has emerged. The gambling industry is evolving. When we passed the 2005 Act, we made it clear that these FOBTs in betting shops were on probation and that we would keep them under review. We are saying that the time has come to deal with the situation, but this government are refusing to do so.” He added: “The government are aware of the concerns, yet they have consistently refused to give local people powers to stop

new shops from opening in their communities. There is widespread support from local government for what we are calling for. In 2012, when the Local Government Association commissioned an opinion poll on people’s attitudes to planning and our high streets, it found that 68 per cent of local people were against existing rules allowing betting shops to

AWP prize limits lift CATEGORY C

he long-awaited AWP prize Tfinally uplift from £70 to £100 has been confirmed, just six days before the start of the EAG International 2014. The government laid the regulations in Parliament before the end of 2013 with the objective of implementing new stake and prize limits ‘in early 2014’, subject to Parliamentary approval. Oliver Jackson, from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, told Coinslot: “The new stake and prize limits that were laid in Parliament at the end of last year will come into effect from 00:01 Wednesday 15 January 2014 following no objections from European Member States. To be clear, there are no changes to FOBT machines.” The maximum prize rise for

Category C, aka fruit machines or amusement with prize machines to £100 comes as a welcome boost for the beleaguered single site sector. The current prize limit is of course £70, and the change should inject new life into the production chain and help ensure that such machines incorporate new innovations, giving manufacturers and operators something to get their teeth into and make some money from. The new regulations have been welcomed by the British Beer & Pub Association, which, along with coin-op trade body BACTA, has long campaigned for the move. BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds commented:“This is a welcome move, and we have long campaigned for it. It protects machine income so helps pubs, and should also increase


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A debate was held in the House of Commons last week where Labour called on the government to give local councils the power to restrict the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals, but was defeated by 314 to 232 votes. espite widespread concern over the proliferation of FOBTs, Labour’s call to give local councils the power to restrict them in an Opposition Day Debate in Parliament last week has fallen on deaf ears,being defeated in a vote by 314 to 232. Clive Efford, Labour MP for Eltham, stated:“This House calls on the government to put local people before the interests of the betting shop operators and give local authorities the powers they need to respond to concerns from their local communities and stop the proliferation of FOBT machines and betting shops.” He added: “Many people throughout the country are worried that betting shops are clustered in close proximity to one another. We are not suggesting that there is a problem in every community, which is why we are not proposing that the government should introduce a blanket ban. Instead, we are calling for local councillors to be given real powers so that they are able to respond to the concerns of their local communities and to act responsibly in the interests of the people who elect them.” Efford was backed by several MPs including Alex Cunningham, Stockton North, who stated: “In my constituency there is one FOBT for every 700 people who are eligible to play them, and the vast majority are in areas of high deprivation.In Broadland,a southern constituency, there is one machine for every 18,300 people. Is that not a clear confirmation that the poor are being targeted by this empty promise of great wealth?” Dame Joan Ruddock, MP for Lewisham Deptford, Labour, spoke of the unintended consequences of the Gambling Act: “When we introduced the legisla-

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take over banks and building societies without planning permission.” Efford also pointed to a previous statement made by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, which said: “Betting firms are attracted to busy high streets and town centres with a ready supply of such premises. This has resulted in clustering in less prosperous areas like Hackney, which has 64 betting

shops in the borough, eight in Mare Street alone, and Deptford... with seven betting shops on one street.” Last week’s Parliamentary activities notwithstanding, the bottom line from the coin-op sector’s perspective is that parity - in the form of a blanket ban, a stake and prize re-think or FOBTs being permitted in AGCs - looks no closer.

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innovation and investment in machines, which is largely a UK based industry. And it is good to see another pub-friendly measure from the government.” The news couldn’t come

sooner for the coin-op sector, although given that the UK’s major trade show is literally days away it will be difficult to ascertain the new machines’ impact on the UK coin-op market for quite some time.

tion that resulted in these machines, we were not aware of these unintended consequences. Now that we are aware, we call on the government, who have the power to act, to do something about it.” Efford pointed out that the LibDems passed a motion at their conference in September 2013, which said that local councillors should “be empowered to decide whether or not to give approval to additional gambling venues in

their community”. He went on to question the RGT’s research, stating: “In December (2013), NatCen published a scoping report that states: ‘Across the Cat B estate in Great Britain, there is a great deal of inconsistency in the level and type of data collected.’That will seriously undermine the ability of the RGT to give us the information we need to make informed decisions when the research is completed next autumn. The report will come out six months away from a general election, yet it will be inconclusive because the data are not robust enough to allow us to make informed decisions on FOBTs.” Ultimately, despite assurances from The Speaker that the government still considers the future of B2 regulation to be unresolved and welcomes governmentbacked research into the effect of FOBTs on problem gambling, the situation remains unchanged, for the time being certainly.

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£1m damage as storms devastate Blackpool’s North Pier STORM DAMAGE

The devastated owners of one of Blackpool’s oldest landmarks face a £1m repair bill as they recover from one of the worst storms to hit the resort in years. lackpool’s iconic North Pier was left in tatters, with gaping holes in the floor, after gale forces winds tore through the structure last week. Managing director of the 150-year-old family-run attraction, Sue Sedgwick, said of the damage:“Over the

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three years we have had the pier we have invested well over £2m in maintenance and restoration alone. We have estimated this storm is going to cost us hundreds of thousands of pounds,maybe upwards of £1m.This is not just a business - it’s part of the family - and we’re absolutely devastated.” A sun lounge, which opened just two years ago, was left strewn with broken glass while carriages from the nearby waltzer were scattered across the area. Pier manager Dominic Herdman said the arcade floor had been breached by the waves forced upwards as they smashed into the sea wall. He said: “The arcade machines, which take three

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people to lift them, were being knocked around like toys by the water.I also went into the theatre and found the orchestra pit has gone. It’s a race against time to open again in February and we have to be back by then.” And the damage was spread across the town.At the end of the pier, a damaged steel support beam left the wooden decking sagging under its own weight. Hoteliers and traders were left counting the cost of the storm after their businesses flooded. Luca Notarianni,of Notarianni’s Ices on Waterloo Road,said the damage to the floor and two freezers could top £10,000. “It flooded throughout, right to the

back of the shop. But since the last floods we haven’t been able to get insurance so it’s going to come out of our pocket.” The Royal Seabrook Hotel, on the Promenade, was under a foot of water. Manager Kelly Percival said: “It was horrendous because we’ve only just refurbished the place as well - staff were wading through it at one point.” The final word in a story which has severely affected a town that relies heavily on tourism goes to Jim Craig, manager of the DuttonArms pub on the front, who explained that water surrounded his building leaving three customers inside ‘marooned’.

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After 30 years with the same branding, The United Distributing Company, based in North West London, is marking the occasion of its 30th year with a newly updated brand image.

shortens its name to simply UDC. Mark Horwood told Coinslot: “As everyone already refers to us simply as ‘UDC’ we’ve taken this opportunity to shorten our trading name and our logo to use just three letters. The result is easier on the eye and on the tongue!” Those with a sharp eye might have seen the new logo already on the pages of Coinslot in its advertising. Derek Horwood, UDC

chairman, stated: “Once again this year, we are reiterating that the attraction of redemption tickets as prizes to be exchanged for gifts, cannot be overemphasised. Arcades who have not yet invested in redemption are missing out on income as customer perception of arcade fun and amusement changes.” UDC will be bringing many new games to the EAG exhibition this year, along with some existing favourites. Being one of the leading firms when it

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UDC updates brand identity for 2014

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comes to redemption, novelties and related equipment UDC has promised that it will have an eyecatching range of games on display. As usual, this year’s range includes games sourced from around the world by MD Mark Horwood together with sales director Michael Green. New products on show include brand new Adrenaline Amusements’ ‘Touch FX’ game Skylanders Cloud Patrol and a newly updated Fruit Ninja FX 2 as well as Monster Factory and Jetpack Joyride. Stop The Clock threeplayer ‘reel fun’ game and 'quick-coin' roll down Tower of Terror redemption

games by Eurotek will also be on display. Mark Horwood explained: “We have worked very hard together with our suppliers to put together a display that will not only be attractive to leisure parks and holiday camps, but also to FECs all over the country.” Michael Green added: “Many hours have been put in on having factories overseas understand our market, and show that UK specifications are not the same as those in the US. Our equipment will take money for our customers, and at the same time give players a fair crack of the whip, so that they will come back for more.”

UK distributor The Ultimate Fan celebrated its third anniversary in September of last year, a period of expertise-led growth which prompted them to open a new 3,000 square foot workshop in Burton-on-Trent. Ultimate Fan has built its success on developing relationships with its customers, a philosoTphyhepersonal director Dean Gourlay says places them apart from larger distributors.“The reason we are small is purely due to the fact that we don’t just try to sell the product to the customer, we try and sell them a product that suits them,” he said. Their team is comprised of just two directors and two sales staff,but they still undertake regular site visits with their customers to discover which machines will suite their particular needs.“We ask them what the best performing product is and then try to get something, not similar, but that compliments what they’ve already got,” said Dean. Ultimate Fan primarily distributes titles from Storm Games, Project Coin,Astra Projects and Reflex, but in recent months it has also begun to work with machines from its new sister company, Syco Gaming. The staff at the company pride themselves on a high level of expertise when it comes to the machines they sell.“We want the customer to keep on coming back to us, and to use us for our expertise,” says Dean,“which is telling them what games work and what don’t.”That feedback, Dean reveals, has a lot to do with location. “Some might work well in the city centre arcade that wouldn’t work well on the coast.” Ultimate Fan is keen to maintain its customer relationships long past the initial sale, even going so far as to support operators with products that are not living up to expectations.“If it doesn’t perform for them, we never want to see a customer stuck with a product and we will always help them,” says Gourlay. The company, says Dean, could quite easily move into the complimentary amusement sector, but without a high level of knowledge on his team for those machines, it’s not a risk Ultimate Fan are willing to take. “We only do gaming,” says Dean.“We don’t do redemption, because we don’t have the expertise.” With the company growing year on year, new premises were called for earlier this year, a 3000 square foot location opened in Burtonon-Trent.The venue houses both the offices of The Ultimate Fan and workshops for its sister companies.


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Megatouch to cease touchscreen production SWP

It has been decided that after 35 years of providing products to the coin-op industry, Megatouch is to cease development and production of touchscreen terminals and associated software.

fter 35 years of coin-op product creation, US-based Megatouch is to cease all development and production of touchscreen terminals and associated software. Specifically, the Megatouch Live, ML-1 terminal and ION software updates are all being discontinued. Existing inventories of hardware and software will be sold off. According to the company, declining market demand has resulted in revenues falling well below what it costs to develop, maintain and support the products. A skeleton technical support staff will remain in place in the US to support

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warranty work and the server based services, including Tournaments, will continue to be supported until the end of 2014. However, no new game/content developments or other software updates will be issued. ML-1 operators who have purchased the product will be issued with a free ‘Forever Dongle’ for each unit and this will convert it into a standalone terminal that no longer requires server connectivity.These will be delivered through February in time for the closing down of all online support functions in midMarch. All of the Megatouch software intellectual property is being moved to another area within the AMI Group for repurposing. Games Warehouse’s Nick Hardy explained:“As was reported in the US player publication Hardcore Gamer, the original Megatouch bartop machines were ‘quite novel in their time, if not downright futuristic, allowing customers to play touchscreen video games without even having to stand up. But as the majority of America carries touchscreen

smartphones in their pocket which offer millions of games - many of which are free - they have simply become unnecessary.’ This observation is something that the UK coin-op sector should take note of and get their act together and do something about!” He added:“When Merit Industries last changed hands the price for the business was not far off US$100m and that was only just over a decade ago. Merit was, at that time, the biggest coin-op video game provider in the world with over 100,000 Megatouch units despatched. But times change and the demands from consumers/players change too. And so we all have to change.” Hardy concluded: “None of this will affect either AMI Entertainment or Games Warehouse.The three group companies were all formally ‘separated’ from one other within the wider Group some six months ago and all areas of inter-dependence removed. GW has a gratis licence agreement ‘In Perpetuity’ to utilise the above-mentioned server system and the software I.P.”

Cooke impressed by number of new products EVENTS

International’s exhibitors are preparing their largest EeverAG selection of new products and are predicting a strong show, a fact that has not been lost on the event’s organisers. Show directorKaren Cooke has been particularly impressed by the number of new products debuting at the show: “This year, EAG International has attracted

14 completely new exhibitors from five countries, with visitors in for a real treat. Most key exhibitors are planning to reveal a staggering array of exciting new products, many of which will be European launches. EAG International has firmly established its position as the place to see and try new products for the coming season.”


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BAPTO calls for pubco machine tie to be outlawed MACHINE TIE

The British Association of Pool Table Operators, which represents UK operators of pool tables and other coin-op equipment, has redoubled its efforts to get the machine tie removed. APTO, the trade body which represents suppliers of coin-op machines, including pool tables, has told the government that tenants take significantly less money from pool tables, jukeboxes and SWPs than their free-of-tie counterparts and that scrapping the tie would free up the market for smaller suppliers. The comments come in a submission to the consultation on plans for a statutory code for pubcos that proposes banning the

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gaming tie. BAPTO said in its submission that a tied tenant would take £23.34 on a pool table that generates £80 (less VAT of £13.33,rent of £20 and the pub company taking £23.23, or 50 per cent of the remainder). Conversely, a free-of-tie tenant would take £52.67, said BAPTO. It argues that free-of-tie tenants would take almost three times as much as their tied counterparts on SWP machines (£33.34 against £13.34 for every £80 generated) and jukeboxes (£30.20

against £10.56). Chairman Michael Dicks stated: “The more the machines take, the more and more disadvantaged the tied tenant. There is no justification for this situation to exist and even less for it to be allowed to continue.” Dicks believes that pubcos’attitudes to the tie is worse now than it was before the Trade & Industry Select Committee report in 2004 that called for an end to the machine tie. He said: “A free-ofmachine-tie option for

tenants will remain a dream until the removal of the machine tie is removed by statutory legislation: history proves that. The removal of the machine tie will create many jobs in the amusement machine supply industry and would breathe new life into many small companies.” He continued: “At the moment, there are three large companies and about 50 other smaller companies supplying machines under the tied system. There are 600

Astra Gaming Group driving the £100 revolution

potential suppliers licensed by the Gambling Commission to supply this market. If the tie were removed it would introduce transparency and competition that would lead to lower rents and better service for tenants, the only losers being the pubcos and the small number of existing suppliers who would have to compete for the business on a level playing field.” Dicks believes that nine years and counting has been more than long enough for pubcos to sort

the issue out. He added: “The last thing that is needed now is to give them more time,they have no intention of giving up the machine tie unless compelled to do so. The only answer to this issue is to make the removal of the machine tie part of statutory regulation, no ifs and not buts.” BAPTO’s standpoint opposes that of major AWP suppliers, who have argued that removing the machine tie would leave pubs vulnerable to“rogue” suppliers.

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AMUSEMENT WITH PRIZES

The Astra Gaming Group has been planning meticulously in advance of the implementation of the Triennial Review to ensure that as many of its customers as possible will be afforded the quickest access to Cat C games bearing the brand new £100 top prize. ith the Cat C prize uplift seemingly just W around the corner,the Astra Gaming Group is determined to give its customers what they need as quickly and efficiently as possible. The aim, says the group, is to have the majority of iPub machines on the Gamestec estate converted to £100 within the first week of implementation, with a significant number changed overnight. The changeover is no small undertaking given the levels of growth in Gamestec’s iPub estate in recent months, and will involve the addition of a

tance. He stated: suite of new £100 “Implementation of titles for the digithe recommendatal platform. tions contained in These will comthe Triennial Review prise 100/1, of stakes and prizes DOND East Wing has been a long time West Wing, coming - which is all DOND The Big the more reason for a One, Mega Free swift changeover.As Spins Golden a group we have Key £100, Reel worked hard to preRoulette £100 pare for what will be and Lucky Bet a vital transition to the Roulette £100. £100 jackpot and our According to aim is to ensure that it Astra Gaming Group CEO Zane IPUB WILL BE AMONG Mersich, facilitatTHE FIRST GAMING ing access to the PRODUCTS IN THE UK TO new £100 games will BENEFIT FROM THE NEW be of paramount impor- £100 TOP PRIZE

all happens as seamlessly as possible.” Mersich concluded: “iPub has hit a rich vein of form over the last few months and it’s crucial that we not only maintain that momentum, but capitalise on the opportunities inherent in £100 to take it to the next level. Needless to say, our teams at Astra Games, Bell-Fruit Games and Gamestec have been tirelessly committed to making sure that no time is wasted on getting £100 in place, operating to full capacity and, hopefully, giving a much needed fillip to the cashbox.”

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ndustry veteran Hughie Stanley Thomas, coIfounder of LED lighting and technology specialist Churchfayre UK Arcade Services along with the late Norman Church, has died. The 72-year-old, who was instrumental in the development and creation of the ‘yellow box’ processor which is virtually a standard feature of all coin-op cranes in the UK

these days, passed away on December 30 2013 after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours seven weeks earlier. His son Simon told Coinslot: “He bravely underwent two rounds of chemotherapy in an attempt to slow the growth but this was in vain. Throughout, he remained the lovely guy and caring man he was and so brave. He was surrounded by his loved ones at home when he passed away.”


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Crown enters show with confidence DISTRIBUTORS

With a raft of products aimed largely at the AGC and FEC sectors, including some pushers which operators have been saying are ‘the best they’ve ever seen’, Crown Direct is gearing up for another successful EAG.

rown Direct’s managing director Dean Harding is upbeat about his firm’s prospects for the upcoming EAG International 2014. He told Coinslot:“I’m glad that January has come around again to be honest because while it’s no secret that there have been challenges to the whole of the UK coin-op sector in recent times, we we’re very pleased with how EAG 2013 went.It got us off to a fantastic start for the year.We’ll be applying the same sales strategies this time around, but we’ll obviously have a stand full of new products. From a product perspective I’m very pleased with the lineup for 2014.”

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Harding pointed out that there always seems to be something that adds an element of uncertainty come showtime.“Last year it was MGD, this time it’s about the new £100 Cat C stake,but I can’t fault the developmental work that the likes of Astra and Project have put in with regards to this.” Crown’s MD is confident that, with a line-up of

over 40 new products for the UK market, his firm can deliver at the show. He revealed: “If operators are looking to invest in whatever category of product they believe will enhance their premises, we’ve pretty much got it from B3 gaming products all the way down to redemption and novelty.We’ve got no option but to cover it all, largely for our two main types of customer - FEC and AGC operators. We will have product for the pub and club sectors too, of course, but the main thrust for us at the show will be to serve the FEC and AGC sectors.”

He concluded:“From a gaming point of view, we’ve got a very strong B3 line-up and there’s been a lot of interest in the new £100 Cat C prize machines. We’ve seen some excellent product briefs from Project Coin, but by the first day of the show £100 Cat C machines will have only been legal for six days. People want to invest in Cat C, but the show will be way too early to ascertain exactly what the player appetite for it is. I’m particularly excited about our new pushers from Harry Levy - some operators we’ve spoken to have said that Sweet Falls and Merry Go Round are among the best pushers they’ve ever seen.”

JNC rates new range as greatest product selection ever SUPPLIERS

Avonmouth-based JNC is heading to EAG 2014 with a wide range of great quality stock and the firm is hoping that there is something for everyone. mport and export supply specialist JNC is focusing on the Iamusement sector at EAG 2014.

With the positive comments that JNC received throughout 2013 regarding takings from the redemption machines it sold,the The firm’s John Jennings firm is expecting even greater revealed: “The most exciting things this year. Jennings added: product that we will be exhibit“With a selection of proven great ing is the New Clockwork taking machines such as Big Bass Oranges Straight Ticket Pusher Wheel, Crank It and Slam a by Harry Levy.This is a winner,we don’t expect these to fantastic product with hang around too long.” the accumulating ticket JNC has noted that the benepayout feature which fits of MGD in the UK should has been so popular hopefully be filtering through, with customers who especially in regards to pushers, purchased the Clockso increased spending on pushwork Oranges Round ers should be considered a good Ticket Pusher which was investment. For the first time, released late in 2013.The JNC will be offering the full range latest addition to the interactive been remarkof pushers.“From the New Clockkiddie ride range is the Kiddie ably good. He Wonderland Express Train stated: “After initially showing work Oranges Ticket pusher at which comes on the back of the prototype at EAG 2013, the the top end, Snakes and Ladders Europe-wide success of the test figures from a national oper- in the middle and Tropicana or Kiddie Submarine and Kiddie ator, together with our own site Pac-Man at the bottom end, we location takings’ figures, have will have something for every Jet Ski.” Jennings revealed that the tak- been above expectations and are budget,” confirmed Jennings. In the past, it hasn’t been ings figures of the Fast & Furious proving to be the highest taking widely known about the numSupercars factory rebuild have videos at these sites.”

bers and quality of fruit machines that JNC has in stock at any one time. Due to the quantities held there are always good deals to be had, and with the introduction of 5 per cent MGD for Cat Ds, the firm believes that a regular change around of these machines will pay dividends. Jennings concluded: “Our biggest sellers of 2013 were the small whackers as they can create an extra cash box where there wouldn’t necessarily have been one. On our arcades operation, these are situated at the end of straight pushers and have made good returns. Galaxy Garrison and Klobber the Robber (both made by Feiloli) have proved very reliable and have stood the test of time and have seen customers returning for duplicate orders. The Galaxy Garrison in particular has opened up a new market in the younger kids due to its low game play area.”

Sound Leisure takes time for the classics JUKEBOXES

lthough priding itself as being at the vanguard of digital jukebox A creation, Sound Leisure believes that there is a lot to be said for looking back to an age when good things came to those who waited. To this end, the company is currently promoting its Sound Leisure Classic range, based on the ‘golden’ and ‘silver’ ages of the jukebox. Managing director Chris Black told Coinslot: “These machines are lovingly hand-crafted at our factory and on average each model takes around 40 man-hours to create.” Sound Leisure’s quality reproduction range of jukeboxes incorporates all the traditional techniques and the family-owned company has been creating them since 1978, with quality wood and highly polished chromed finishes. Black added: “These works of art not only look stunning but sound amazing.” At EAG, Sound Leisure will show a small selection of its Classic jukebox range but as every machine is built to order, customers can tailor them to their exact specifications (and even incorporate the latest technology such as iPod docks and Bluetooth).


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Flood-hit operator reveals ambitious plans for future

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outhend-based operator Martin Richardson, whose Happidrome arcade was all but wiped out by flooding on August Bank Holiday weekend, has revealed ambitious plans for his

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rebuilt premises, starting with a new roof, £23,000 worth of new carpeting and a minimum initial investment of £75,000 of brand new coin-op equipment. Richardson stated defiantly: “We’ll be open at the end of March, in time for

Easter, despite the devastation caused by the flooding. I’m just relieved I had everything insured properly and that the insurers were sympathetic to my plight.You could say I’m glad that I’m squeaky clean!” He warned other opera-

tors to ensure that they take out adequate insurance should a similar disaster befall them.“I’d say it was vital for everyone who owns an arcade to ask themselves if they’re insured properly ahead of re-opening in Easter. Can they honestly say that if their arcade was razed to the ground their insurance would cover the damage caused?” Richardson’s gritty determination in the face of adversity was exemplified when he stated:“It’s not like we can even raise our prices on our Category D machines.We’re stuck with the same staking levels. All we can do is increase the price of a kiddie ride from 30p to 50p, but that’s not going to make much difference in the

grander scheme of things.” The operator,who was at loggerheads with Southend’s council over their traffic wardens’ decision to evacuate a scooter rally en masse last year, has come up with an innovative plan to boost footfall in 2014. “I’m organising an event for Armed Forces Day in June with a tank, a jeep and an armed personnel carrier all involved.” Perhaps Richardson’s most innovative plan of all, however, isn’t likely to come to fruition until 2015, due to planning permission considerations. “I’ve bought a roller coaster and I’m planning to rebuild it so that it starts inside my arcade and finishes up outside.”

Defender creator to be honoured with award VIDEO GAMES

ugene Jarvis, the creator of coin-op classic EDefender, is to pick up the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences in February, in honour of his early contributions to the game industry. His 1980 debut Defender was one of the biggest successes of the golden age of arcades. Manufacturer Williams sold an enormous number of Defender machines, over 60,000 in total, which raked in more than £915m, coin by coin. It was the beginning of a lifelong

career in the arcade sector for Jarvis. While almost every other game designer of his era has moved out of the coin-op realm, Jarvis is still active in coin-op manufacturing for US outfit Raw Thrills, whose products are distributed in the UK by Brent/Namco.

have told local press that they are still owed thousands of pounds in wages by the former business directors. Isaac Robb, who ran the high-profile facility with his wife Grainne, admitted he left the business without paying “a lot” of staff and suppliers. The couple ran the facility for around seven months but in July Robb said he felt he had “no option” but to leave following communication with Mark Quinn of Harlequinns Bowling and Leisure, the developer behind the multi-million pound complex. The Robbs, directors of Palmera Enterprises, had been running Coast Café Bar Bowl since it opened on Boxing Day 2012. Since the Robbs’ departure, Quinn took over the running of the complex renaming it Ocean Blue. He has been praised for his efforts by former staff. Four former employees of the Robbs who said they were collectively owed around £6,500-£7,000 in wages and holiday pay and lieu time. Former head chef Dan Leader is still owed around £1,600. He said: “I was close to not being able to pay the rent for my family so had to take a loan out which I’m still paying back. We’re only just scraping by. It’s had a huge impact on us financially and it’s been really upsetting for my partner. But I’m trying not to let it get to me.” Former café manager Samijo Cragg said she is still owed between £1,500 and £2,000 in wages and holiday pay. “I find it hard to trust people now. I feel massively betrayed.”


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Soundnet reveals most-played jukebox charts of 2013 JUKEBOXES

They must be a million years old collectively, but AC/DC are proving there’s life in the old dog yet. And that endless adage seems to fit the role of music in the coinop sector perfectly. The jukebox is taking pride of place in venues across the country - and you don’t have to like AC/DC to benefit from it.

oundnet has compiled its annual three charts of most played tracks, artists and Sclassic tracks on jukeboxes across the UK. Chart hits are dominant on 2013’s Most Played Tracks Chart, which is broadly in line with the top-selling tracks of last year as compiled by The Official Charts Company. Blurred Lines, by Robin Thicke (featuring TI and Pharell) were number one in both, although Get Lucky by Daft Punk also featuring Pharrell - drops down in the Soundnet chart to 4th place, while in the Official Charts Company Top Ten it is in second place. Swedish DJ Avicii was the overall most played artist on Soundnet-powered jukeboxes in 2013. Classic tracks is always the most interesting category, as it can throw up all sorts of surprises. For example,

AC/DC appears twice on this chart with Thunderstruck and Back in Black respectively. In fact, AC/DC even make it to number four on the top 10 artist chart for last year. To put this into perspective, however, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines was played more times than the entire combined catalogue of AC/DC in the past 12 months. Soundnet’s Toby Hoyte concluded: “These charts once again prove the popularity of chart music on our jukeboxes and demonstrate how important it is to update them regularly. Those customers with online enabled jukeboxes can relax in the knowledge that their music is updated automatically with all the latest chart tracks.”

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COINSLOT REVIEW PUBS Can gaming machines strengthen their hold in the pub environment? Bill Epsley of Young’s offers his view. Market Perspectives

Embed identifies growing opportunities in FEC and gaming arenas SYSTEMS

A new office environs, new staff and a new energy for the year ahead. Systems experts Embed are raring to go this year with new target markets on their radar EAG, the New Year will see a complete tions to range of new products brought to market engage all playby Embed, using new graphics and a new ers and enhance their communication style. The company’s Andrea Bisi explained: experience, as well as help and support “Embed’s research and development operators to control their operations, team never stops, which keeps us in the with high level of security.â€? Within the products presented at EAG leading position with innovative solu2014 for the gaming market and FEC industry, the firm lists three kiosks dedicated to membership and loyalty functions, full self-service kiosk for Embed Card Systems and also a new kiosk in cooperation with Loughborough-based payment systems and change machines specialist Thomas Automatics. Bisi continued:“Along with new softDelivering your message into your customers ware versions of our Quantum Machine Monitoring solution, Embed POS and Redemption Pro systems, all operators SMS VIP have unparalleled experience in the use of SMS technology in the will benefit from our brand new DPC AWP & Bingo Market in the UK and internationally for over 12years. (Data Port Controller), which is the critical component inside the machines.This SMS VIP have some 250 sites using their products in the UK and ROI. Chiis now the most advanced data capture mera our platform is used and trusted throughout the AWP market with cusdevice, and will form the base of many tomers such as Praesepe placing their trust in SMS VIP to gather in customer future new products for the pay to play mobile numbers automatically for them and carry their advertising. industry. Working wireless for ease of handling and installation, it enables the With no capital investment our web based interactive SMS platform is probably real-time statistics, detects machine the most cost effective product on the market. faults, monitors correct functions of notes and coin acceptors, forming the All SMS messages are auditable and are branded. base of the most reliable,and secure monWe can also embed customer names, PIN numbers and other variables into itoring solution on the market.â€? our message that can be over 160 characters long if required. Working with the new DPC will be Embed’s Insert Card Reader (ICR), Beyond this SMS VIP provide other SMS applications such as LuckyDip & designed specifically for AGCs and the Tombola that encourage your customers to interact on a daily basis to reinUK gaming market. “Featuring totally force brand loyalty. new engineering, Embed ICR has the Color-Glo feature for strong visibility and For more information immediate communication, allows the entire device to change colour depending on status, or flash to inform and attract player’s attentionâ€? "!&& Its first application is with the Embed # "%$

Player Tracking system. He added:“With the opportunity to know real informa## % %(#" tion about customers’ spending habits    and play patterns, operators have the benefit to design specific marketing activity, promotion and packages to per)&&""$"$'%&" fectly fit their customer base, and generate more return visits.â€?

ollowing the completion of Embed’s UK office refurbishment and the hiring of key positions both for development and managers during 2013 to support the existing team, the systems and solutions firm is buoyed by its prospects for 2014. Starting with its redesigned stand at

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Astra launches classy new ÂŁ100 upgrade for Magic Games CATEGORY C

ridgend-based gaming machine manufacturer Astra Games has Bannounced the introduction of Magic Games 100 ultra, a four-game upgrade to tie in with the implementation of the hotly anticipated implementation of the new ÂŁ100 jackpot for Category C. The class-leading quartet of new titles will be offered to existing customers who have signed up to the Magic Games package which delivers a compendium of Cat C games in one of the industry’s most iconic cabinets, the FV623. The four new additions to the compendium comprise Roaring 40’s and Mega Joker – two games that have taken the European market by storm, Hot Chance and Fruit Sensation. They will be made available above and beyond the promised free ÂŁ100 update to the existing eight-strong suite of ÂŁ70 titles on the current Magic Games, making 12 in total. Alan Rogers, director of sales and marketing, explained: “The announcement of this fantastic upgrade signifies two key things. Firstly, it shows that we are entirely committed to ensuring that our valued customers will be ready with the best games in the market to take advantage of the ÂŁ100 uplift when it goes live. Secondly, it underlines our pledge to deliver unrivalled quality at a price point that affords all of us an enhanced opportunity to increase ROI.â€? Rogers added: “As we’ve said previously, our customers are well-informed when it comes to product choices - and they understand the need to reinvest in their businesses to keep ahead of the pack. As a leading manufacturer it’s our responsibility to give them the tools they need to thrive, especially given the challenging trading conditions that prevail. Magic Games ÂŁ100, with its 12 brilliantly designed games, fulfils that brief perfectly.â€?


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COINSLOT REVIEW REDEMPTION Michelle Michael explains how redemption is growing in appeal and across a wide demographic in Weston-super-Mare. Market Perspectives

JUKEBOXES

With its latest range of digital jukeboxes on show at EAG International, NSM Music is determined that 2014 will be another successful year for the firm that has been delivering tunes to the UK public for over 60 years.

NSM redoubles commitment to UK jukebox scene igital jukebox manufacturer NSM Music is using the EAG show to underline its determination to stay ahead of the curve. The company’s Alex Kirby explained: “To say that NSM Music was a pioneer of digital jukeboxes is something of an understatement. In fact we had an online system available as early as 1998. It was dialup and there were connectivity issues as a result.We

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had to wait for the broadband technology and availability to catch-up.” Today, NSM Music manufactures in Leicester and distributes its digital jukeboxes across five continents. “Our strategy of listening closely to operators and containing our margins has delivered year on year growth. The past year has been excellent, with particularly strong growth from the USA, Denmark, South Africa and Aus-

tralia,” confirmed Kirby. On display at EAG will be the company’s best seller, the Icon Lite, which comes with 15,000 tracks and touch and slide selection technology. Customers can add to the basic model with bolt-ons such as 40,000 tracks, online capability, video, karaoke and bingo, tailoring the Icon Lite to their environment. Also on show will be the Icon 2, the latest incarnation of

the Icon 1. There will also be the chance to get first-sight of the Icon Ice, a new jukebox that will eventually replace the Icon 2. The line-up will be completed with the flagship large screen Icon Apollo and the Icon Fusion. NSM has confirmed that it will be revealing some truly ground-breaking innovations at EAG. The company will also be showing its first virtual

jukebox. Named ‘Play My Song’ and delivered as an App the virtual jukebox enables the manager or landlord to pre-programme the jukebox by selecting 2-3,000 tracks via his jukebox App on his tablet device. Customers can download the app and select music from their smartphone or tablet, all without leaving their seats. Users are charged via their service provider. This is supported by the development of a jukebox App for smartphone or tablet, the final charge being debited to their PayPal account. For sites requiring background music only, music selections may be made by the landlord or manager on a tablet device from a bespoke library tailored to the needs of the site. Another product launch will be SNAPSHO, a wall-mounted photo terminal. Bar and restaurant goers will be able to take group photos, free of charge, which are automatically uploaded onto social media sites, without the worry of revealing personal information. The photos may also be accessed via a website. For the venue, the system can become a significant component of its social marketing programme.

Interclub to display Uno machines PULL TAB LOTTERY

Interclub Lotteries, manufacturers of pull tab lottery products, is to display its latest range of Uno machines at the EAG.

machines either by direct sale or on a commission basis. We are also are the main suppliers of Uno dispensers to the Royal Air Forces Association, (RAF Association) a registered charity dedicated to care, support and welfare of serving and ex serving RAF veterans. There are now over 500 of these machines sited in public houses supThe firm’s managing porting the charity.” nterclub Lotteries is stepInterclub offers two ping up its schedule in director Alan Branch preparation for next explained: “We manufac- styles of Uno machine, week’s EAG Expo.And it’s ture the Duo for members both of which are concoming from the most clubs to use and the Uno for trolled by the firm’s unusual of sources,the RAF, use in public houses. We unique GSM system that that the company will be supply many coin-op com- enables its clients to offer promoting its operations. panies with both types of their customers the facil-

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ity of having tickets without the need for them to have to pay up front. Branch continued: “We always have at least 25 different types of pull tab tickets available which are overprinted with the customer’s name. Both of these machines are an ideal means of protecting the estates of operators and also providing another source of income.” The RAF Association Wings lottery scheme has been very successful and has raised over £300,000, which changes the lives of RAF personnel in need of help.

Innovative predicts a bright future CASH HANDLING

n 2013, Innovative Technology announced its Iplans to create the Innovative Business Park at its head office in Oldham. The initial phase, an impressive 36,000 ft2 new office building, will host state of the art facilities and house up to 150 staff in a move by the company to push for even greater innovation in the cash handling industry. Aidan Towey, managing director of innovative Technology has attributed the expansion to the company’s performances over the previous few years: “Our continued success has led to a number of career opportunities at ITL, and subsequently we have out-grown our existing UK Head Office building. Most staff will re-locate to the new building on the Business Park during 2014, and our existing office will see a number of exciting new off-shoot businesses take residence this year as well as a new multi-purpose gym for all staff.” ITL has hinted at a number of new product launches this year and a number of off-shoot business ventures, once again strengthening their position in our Industry as well as looking at new markets. Following a year of unparalleled success and growth in 2013, up to 40 new positions will be created over the next 12 months at ITL’s facilities in Oldham and at a number of its international offices. Hitting the ground running in 2014, Innovative Technology will be attending both the EAG and the ICE exhibitions over the coming weeks and will be displaying its full state-ofthe-art cash handling product range.


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Commission issues further licensing warning REGULATION

More warnings are being issued to illegal operators. With the industry driving hard to rid the sector of unlicensed operations, the Gambling Commission is playing its part in delivering action.

he Gambling Commission has again warned gaming machine suppliers to ensure they are licensed. The reminder comes after police cautions were issued to two men supplying gaming machines via online auction websites. A father and son from South Shields, Tyne and Wear accepted a caution from Northumbria Police for selling gaming machines without a licence following a joint

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investigation by the Commission, South Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police.The duo had failed to respond to an earlier Commission warning and admitted their wrongdoing after arrest. In recent years,the Commission has been working closely with online auction websites to prevent the unlicensed supply of gaming machines online. As a result, online trading websites have amended their terms and conditions,

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provided clearer warnings for those advertising machines and agreed to quickly remove any questionable advertisements identified by the Commission. In a number of cases unlicensed supply has quickly ceased following direct Commission intervention. The Commission’s head of regional enforcement and compliance, Mike Williams said:“People who persist in supplying gaming machines without a licence will face action from the Gambling Commission and its local law enforcement partners like Northumbria Police. We want to thank South Tyneside Council’s licensing team and Northumbria Police for their support in conducting and concluding this case efficiently and effectively.Working in part-

nership with other law enforcement agencies is central to the Commission’s approach to keeping gambling fair and safe.” He added:“Anyone with information about the illegal supply of gaming machines can pass details to the Commission by calling our confidential intelligence line on (0121) 230 6655.” A South Tyneside Council spokesman concluded: “The council works closely

with other agencies to ensure cases such as these are taken very seriously and successfully pursued to the highest order; making certain that justice is upheld in the borough. We hope this sends a message that the council won’t tolerate the trading of illegal gaming machines in South Tyneside, and anybody caught dealing in such acts will be sought for prosecution.”

Brent Electronic updates Bowlplex redemption system TICKET REDEMPTION

eading UK bowling operator Bowlplex has commissioned Brent Electronic to Lreplace its existing redemption system in three of its sites, with market-leading equipment from Deltronic and Embed. “Bowlplex were keen to replace their existing equipment with the Deltronic ticket eaters and the Embed Redemption Pro management system, because of their reputation for quality and reliability,” said Brent Electronic’s sales manager Steve Short. Brent Electronics fitted the systems into the sites in Brighton, Dudley and Camberley before Christmas, where they have been performing brilliantly during one of the busiest times of the year. “We are extremely pleased with the decision to go with the Deltronic and Embed system from Brent Electronic. The service and the quality of the equipment

are everything we expected and we have been impressed with the ease of use and the technical back-up we have received,” said Martin Savage, gaming manager at Bowlplex. “The Deltronic range of ticket eaters stands head and shoulders above the others within the market because of their reliability and efficiency,” concluded Brent’s Short.


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AGC hands over cheque to Macmillan

NRM looks to lead the way with bingo solutions

ADULT GAMING CENTRES

ull-basedTeddy’sAmusements has presented a cheque to its local Macmillan H Cancer Support representative.

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rowing technology business NRM Group continues to reinforce its lofty position in the bingo and adult gaming centre sectors, through the delivery of some cutting-edge content, technology and platform innovations. The EastYorkshire-based systems and technology provider, whose clients include the UK’s leading bingo and AGC operators, has stepped up its activities with a series of innovative bingo solutions. Andrew Ludlow,NRM’s managing director, stated: “Bingo Express is a true‘bingo in a box’

now installed in well over 110 locations and growing!” The company has been working very closely with its customers to ensure bingo remains a core part of an evolving market sector. During 2013 NRM introduced both selfserve and bar top options allowing its customers to provide players with all the normal micro-bingo features including self-serve and pay-out functionality, but with the added benefits of a lower capital outlay. Additionally, the company has been delivering a number of new games and promotional

The company launched a nationwide competition to see which store could raise the most money on one day in September 2013, and Emma Copping, manager of the Holderness Road branch in the town raised over £600 to secure the number one spot. The company raised over £5,000 last year, £1,000 more than in 2012. tools,all aimed at increasing the profitability of the product. Ludlow continued: “These additional terminal options and content innovations for Bingo Express have really fortified its lofty position in 2013 as the leading ticket on demand bingo game solution on the

market.” “Bingo Express became the first ever server-based bingo product to hit the high street when NRM launched it in 2011 and has since proven to be a positive revenue generator which has paid out well over £2,000,000 in prizes!”

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SEGA RALLY 3 DLX ............................................. £4995 NASCAR TEAM RACING DLX ................................. £4495 HARLEY KING OF THE ROAD DLX ......................... £4250 GLOBAL VR NASCAR DLX TWIN ............................ £3995 NFS CARBON DLX CONV .......................................£1995 FERRARI F355 CHALLENGE DLX ...........................£1895 FORD RACING DLX................................................£1895 DAYTONA 2 DLX................................................... £1795 ROUTE 66 DLX .....................................................£1495 RING RIDERS ........................................................£1295 TOKYO COP DLX ...................................................£1195

POWER STORM SIMULATOR NEW ........................£12995 AFTER BURNER CLIMAX SDLX ............................. £3995 AFTER BURNER CLIMAX DLX ............................... £2995 BLAZING ANGELS DLX ........................................ £2495 GP500 DLX ..........................................................£1495 MANIC PANIC GHOST............................................. £995

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DAWPOL 6PLY BOXER NEW ..................................£1995 DAWPOL BOXER STD NEW..................................... £1595 DAWPOL DLX BOXER USED ....................................£1195 DAWPOL BOXER STD USED ...................................£1095 PRO BOXER USED .................................................. £950

BATMAN PINBALL (STERN 2008) ........................ £3295 ROLLING STONES ................................................ £2495 SOPRANOS .......................................................... £2495 STREETFIGHTER - PINTABLE ................................£1495 ULTRA VIDEO PINBALL .........................................£1395

THOMAS QUE 3004 REBUILD NOTE+COIN TO COIN £3495 5002 THOMAS QUE REBUILD............................... £2595 THOMAS 3004 ARDAC ELITE NOTE + COIN TO COIN..... £2495 THOMAS 3004 NV9 NOTE+COIN TO COIN..............£1995 CHANGE POINT (NOTE + COIN TO COIN)................£1295 SCOTT TODD EL2 (NOTE + COIN TO COIN).............£1295 GEE WEE TEE - WGS 300 (COIN TO COIN) .............£1295 SLOTTO CHANGER 2 HOP; NOTE+COIN TO COIN REBUILD ....£1195 SCAN COIN AC3 (NOTE + COIN TO COIN) ................£1195 SLOTTO CHANGER 1 HOP: COIN TO COIN REBUILD .. £995 COMESTERO DOUBLE CHANGE: NOTE TO COIN + RECYCLER ..... £995 COMESTERO 2 CHANGE: NOTE TO COIN + RECYCLER ..... £995 MAGGI MINI CHANGE (NOTE TO COIN) ................... £995 SCOTT TODD SL NV9 (NOTE TO COIN) .................... £695 SCOTT TODD WALLMOUNT (NOTE TO COIN) ........... £395

KIDDIE SUB (TICKET) NEW................................... £5295 KIDDIE SUB NEW ................................................. £4995 KIDDIE EXPRESS TRAIN NNEW ............................. £4995 KIDDIE JET SKI NEW ........................................... £4495 KIDDIE JET SKI USED .......................................... £3995 PUPPLYLAND USED ............................................. £2995 KIDDIE DOZER ..................................................... £2995 PEPPA PIG LCD ................................................... £2995 KIDDIE MOTO ...................................................... £2495 TARGET ZERO NEW ............................................. £2495 IGGLE PIGGLE ......................................................£1695 WRC YELLOW SPORTS CAR LCD .........................£1495 YELLOW FERRARI .................................................£1495 BOB THE BUILDER ROLLEY DIGGER.......................£1495 KIDDIE COASTER - MULTIPLAY .............................£1495 KIDDIE COASTER ..................................................£1495 TRACTOR TOM......................................................£1295 BOB THE BUILDER ................................................£1495 HOVERCRAFT .......................................................£1295 BALAMORE BUS ...................................................£1295 SAFETY CAM CAR.................................................£1495 PADDINGTON BEAR ..............................................£1195 SCHOOL BUS ......................................................... £995 FIMBLES .............................................................. £995 FORKLIFT ............................................................ £995 TELETUBBIES ........................................................ £995 POSTMAN PAT ...................................................... £895 NESSIE DINOSAUR ............................................... £895

ROCK N ROLL LEGENDS 3PLY TICKET ................. £3995 BIG TOP 8PL ....................................................... £3795 3PLY FUN FAIR ................................................... £2950 ROCK N ROLL 2 HEX ............................................ £2495 3PL SPINNER A WINNER ...................................... £2295 ROYAL CASINO 6 PLAYER.....................................£2195 PIRATES TREASURE 6 PLAYER STRAIGHT .............£1995 DISCO FEVER 6PL HEX .........................................£1995 WHEEL A WIN 2PLAYER 10P PLAY ........................£1995 FLIP A WINNA 3 PLAYER ......................................£1995 GET RICH QUICK TICKET ONLY ............................. £1795 2PLY HAUNTED HOUSE OF FUN TICKET ONLY .......£1695 ORBITA 8 PLAYER ................................................ £1595 HAPPY DAYS 8PL .................................................£1495 TEN PENNY FALLS 6PL HEX..................................£1295 ROCK N ROLL HEX ................................................£1295

SEGA GRID TWIN 32” .......................................... £7995 SUPERCARS 42” LCD DLX TWIN NEW REBUILD .... £7495 NAMCO DEAD HEAT TWIN .................................... £7250 H2O OVERDRIVE TWIN ........................................ £5995 SUPERBIKES TWIN .............................................. £5495 NIRIN TWIN ......................................................... £5495 NFS CARBON 32” TWIN ...................................... £5250 SEGA RACING CLASSIC TWIN ............................... £4995 NFS CARBON LCD CONV TWIN YELLOW ................ £3495 FNF DRIFT TWIN .................................................. £3795 BATTLEGEAR 4 TWIN........................................... £3495 CRAZY SPEED TWIN............................................. £3495 OUTRUN 2 TWIN .................................................. £3395 NFS CARBON CRT CONV TWIN GREY .................... £3295 FAST N FURIOUS TWIN ........................................ £2795 SEGA RALLY 2 TWIN............................................ £2495 MAXIMUM TUNED 3 TWIN .................................... £2495 FORD RACING TWIN ............................................. £2495 FERRARI F355 CHALLENGE TSD ......................... £2395 NFS UNDERGROUND TWIN ................................... £2295 DAYTONA 2 TSD...................................................£1995 BATTLEGEAR 3 TWIN............................................£1995 CHASE HQ2 TWIN .................................................£1995 MOTORCROSS GO TWIN ........................................ £1595

ELEVATOR ACTION .............................................. £4995 TIME CRISIS 3 TWIN ............................................. £1750 HOTD 4 MIDI .......................................................£1495 GHOST SQUAD NAOMI ..........................................£1495 TOO SPICY ...........................................................£1495 TIME CRISIS 2 TWIN .............................................. £995 LETHAL ENFORCERS 3 TWIN .................................. £995 WARZAID U/R ....................................................... £995 SILENT SCOPE EX .................................................. £995 BUCK HUNTER (OLD CABINET)............................... £695

POLICE CHASE HQ2 U/R .......................................£1495 HARLEY DAVIDSON U/R .......................................£1295 CRAZY TAXI NAOMI ..............................................£1295 SEGA STRIKE FIGHTER C/PIT................................. £995 JAMBO SAFARI NAOMI .......................................... £995 18 WHEELER UPRIGHT NAOMI ................................ £995

GUITAR HERO...................................................... £2995 FINAL FURLONG ...................................................£1995 VIRTUA TENNIS 4 LCD 2 PLAYER SITDOWN ...........£1995 AFTERBURNER CLIMAX C/PIT ...............................£1695 GP500 STD ..........................................................£1295 VIRTUA TENNIS 1 NAOMI ....................................... £695 VIRTUAL STRIKER 2 NAOMI ................................... £695 SILVER STRIKE BOWLING....................................... £695 GOLDEN TEE FORE ................................................ £695

X QUACKER 1PLAYER 10P PLAY .......................... £2495 GALAXY 21 2P......................................................£1995 GALAXY 21 10P ....................................................£1995 MARILYN 1 PLAYER PUSHER 2P ...........................£1495 CASINO WINNER (HARRY LEVY) - 10P .................... £995 PACMAN BALL 10P ................................................ £995 FULL HOUSE (HARRY LEVY) - 10P ......................... £850 MAGIC 7 (HARRY LEVY) - 10P ............................... £850

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Economy and weather combine to hit Pleasure Beach profits RESULTS

The twin storm of a troubled economy and severe weather has had a profoundly negative impact on performance at Blackpool’s top amusement attraction.

wful weather and the unsettling effect of turbulent economic conditions have been blamed for a trebling of pre-tax losses at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. According to the amusement park’s latest annual accounts it also expects to take a hit in its current year of trading, after performance at the beginning of the period fell short of

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company forecasts. Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Holdings) Ltd, which includes the park itself, the Big Blue Hotel and South Shore Mutual Insurance Company, posted a pre-tax loss of £1.5m for the year to 24 March 2013, much worse than a pre-tax loss of £524,000 in the previous year and a profit of £329,000 in 2011.

In its report the company said:“Sales for the year ending March 2013 were around £2.5m below budget and £1.7m less than the previous year.” Blackpool Pleasure Beach had hoped to gain more customers during the period, which saw the second full season of operation of the £9m Nickelodeon Land attraction. But the months covered by the latest report included the atrocious weather experienced in April, June and July 2012 and the resulting decrease in visitor numbers to Blackpool. It explained: “The weather during the 2012 season, the worst in 100 years, impacted on the financial results for the amusement park,culminating in disappointing end-

of-year results. Costs during this period, however, were controlled. “The increased park sales achieved in the prior year when the UK’s first Nickelodeon Land was launched were unfortunately lost in this financial year, again predominantly due to the terrible weather we experienced.” Although 2013 began positively with the launch of the new £3.8m Wallace and Gromit-themed ThrillO-Matic ride, the amusement operator, which employed 680 staff during the year,warned its current financial year may be challenging. It commented: “While the 2013 season started well with income and attendance in line with budget in the period to July

the level of attendance and sales from August to October have fallen short of expectations. “Sales have increased but the ongoing uncertainty of the UK economy has had an impact on visitors to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. “Management remain confident that a new pricing and marketing strategy will see an increase in visitors during the 2014 season.” Managing director Amanda Thompson expressed that optimism: “We want to give our guests excellent value for money and the new prices for the 2014 will ensure this continues to happen. We can’t wait for the new season to start on February 8.”

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aves smashed the window of Mrs B’s W arcade in Westward Ho! last week as the worst storm in years battered the North Devon coast. In Ilfracombe, the waves destroyed part of a section of the sea wall behind the Landmark Theatre, and there was drama at Trimstone Manor, near West Down, when a lightning strike ‘decapitated’ two large cedar and fir trees in its grounds. Jonathan Day, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said: “The risk of flooding to the coast will continue

over the next few days, especially on the south and west coast and along the Severn estuary. In addition, wet conditions

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Having previously avoided fallout from the rumblings over South Parade Pier’s ownership, its amusement arcade has now been shut after the power was switched off.

he amusement arcade on Portsmouth’s South Parade Pier has been hit by continued wrangling over the future of the 134-year-old structure. Although it was unaffected by Portsmouth City Council’s order to close the majority of the pier until necessary repairs are made,it was forced to shut when the pier’s electricity supply was cut off. EDF Energy turned the power off after pier owners Fred Nash and Dawn Randall were alleged to have fallen behind on their bill payments. Councillor Luke Stubbs expressed concern:“When you take together the problems with the electricity bills, combined with the repair closure order, this is going to be an uphill battle and I am concerned about what is going to happen next,’ he said.

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‘There have been other places where piers have been shut for long periods and I hope it doesn’t happen here.’ Nash is reported to have said that the repairs will be carried out by the South Parade Trust once it concludes a deal to take ownership of the pier. Trust chairman Leon Reis admitted it would need to raise

around ÂŁ650,000 before that could go ahead, but said a comprehensive funding plan would be announced shortly. He commented: “It may take years to fix the whole thing – it depends how quickly we get the money. “So it will take as long as it takes. But I don’t want it to take a long time.â€?

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Holiday firm the Haulfryn Group is to invest ÂŁ1m in its Devon Hills resort near Paignton.The improvements follow an earlier ÂŁ5m facelift which, last year, helped secure the resort a five-star quality tourism ranking from national tourism board Visit England. The latest project at Devon Hills will add extra accommodation in the form of 23 luxury lodges and work is scheduled for completion by the end of March this year. The buildings will join the 31 new lodges constructed during the previous expansion. Devon Hills general manager, Andrew Bennett, said: “The addition opens the opportunity for more buyers to earn an income from letting lodges out as holiday homes.The tourist industry is very important to the south-west’s economy and we are very proud to play our part in attracting more people to generate revenue for the local shops, attractions and eateries.â€? The newest models will be on sale for between ÂŁ65,000 and ÂŁ130,000.

In the latest example of smartphone apps crossing over into the amusements world, operator Merlin Entertainments is bringing smash hit game Angry Birds to life. musements park operator Merlin Entertainments is to launch the A world’s first Angry Birds Land at its Thorpe Park site this summer. Scheduled to open in May 2014, the new 4000-square metre attraction will feature the Angry Birds 4D Experience as its centrepiece, as well as Angry Birds-themed 100-feet tower drop and dodgems rides. The 4D Experience is being developed in conjunction with Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment and top 4D animators 3DBA, and will include an all-new 10 minute 4D animated film. Simworx will develop the infrastructure of the new 4D theatre making sure the environment highlights the highimpact special effects. Mark Fisher, chief development officer for Merlin Entertainments, said: “We are very excited to be working with Rovio, and we see this as a long term strategic partnership with great benefits to both parties. “Thorpe Park’s young adult and family visitors are the core target audience of the Angry Birds franchise and no one is better placed than Merlin to capture the fun and humour of this fantastic IP.� Rovio’s Director of Location Based Entertainment Dan Mitchell commented: “We are continuously looking to create amazing experiences for our fans by finding new ways to bring our characters from the digital world to the physical world. “We are confident that the partnership with Merlin, along with 3DBA, will bring this amazing experience to life.�


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The pace of change in pub and restaurant sector will accelerate in 2014, according to a new study by KPMG. ub and restaurant operators must embrace new technologies in order to be successful in 2014 and beyond as the pace of change in the sector is going to accelerate even further, according to Will Hawkley, director in KPMG’s leisure advisory group. In a new study published last week, Hawkley stated: “Most of that change is being driven by technological advances. Seventy years ago the average life span of a company in the S&P 500 index was 75 years, today that has fallen to 15 years, and in 2025 the expected life span will be five years.The winning companies of today could be losers very quickly if they fail to keep pace with the changes around them, no matter what industry or sector they are operating in.” Hawkley said pub and restaurant operators need to adapt business models and he identifies five key areas businesses need to look at: social media and mobile apps, ‘big’ data, mobile payments, wearable technologies and funding. “Many operators are embracing Facebook and

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Twitter and developing their own branded applications, but I believe more can be done and those that develop innovative long term strategies in this area will gain significant competitive advantage,”he said. “Operators who can generate and analyse their customer data most effectively will be able to generate long term relationships with their customers to drive repeat visits, increased spend and higher net promoter scores.

“As consumers become increasingly comfortable with cashless payment such as Oyster, people will wish to pay via their mobile devices without having to use an app to do so. The major mobile phone companies have joined together to develop a universal mobile payment platform and the major banks will be launching their mobile payment platform, Zapp, in 2014. Operators who want to succeed need to be ready to accept mobile payments sooner

rather than later. Hawkley added: “Consumers are now wearing technology and using apps that measure everything that they do on a daily basis producing huge amounts of data. However, this data is generally lifestyle and fitness related and could impact negatively on consumers’ food and drink consumption, as they will measure every calorie consumed in real time. Have you thought how you will deal with customers wearing Google glasses in your

outlets? Will other customers take kindly to being videoed without them knowing? “Crowd sourcing developed as a way of engaging customers and out of that concept crowd funding has developed.The crowdfunding market is forecast to grow to $5bn (£3bn) globally by the end of this year. Companies that are willing to seek alternative sources of funding may find crowdsourcing is a good alternative to traditional sources of debt.”

Fun park introduces wristband offer in time for Easter, is giving reductions on wristbands for customers orth Wales theme park who print off a special offer ‘splat’ Knightly’s Fun Park, a member from its website. Anyone who of the Showmen’s Guild, has intro- prints off the special red splat and duced an online saving scheme for presents it at the entrance can buy all potential visitors. The Towyn- two full day wrist band and get a based attraction, which reopens third free.

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Blackpool bingo lit up TV screens this Christmas A stalwart of Blackpool’s coin-op and amusement business was given the star treatment on Christmas Day with the airing of Channel 5 documentary Blackpool Lights. The show followed the lives of various local people, including bingo operator David Haworth, who was filmed over 31 weeks as he called the numbers at Haworth’s Prize Bingo.

UP, UP & AWAY MG’s LAI Balloon Buster was the top A vending game of 2013. With over 100 now in the UK market, the East of England company will be looking to continue the game’s upward trajectory in 2014. Suitable for a variety of locations, the players control a metal arm using the controls on the front of the cabinet. The idea is to line up the metal arm with a hole in front of the balloon. If the player manages to get the arm through the hole, the balloon will burst and a prize will drop.

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rown Direct and Deith Leisure are offering Temple Run, the redemption C game based on the hit smartphone app, as part of their January sale. Temple Run is one of the most succesful smartphone app franchises created, having racked up over 100 million downloads since it launched in 2011. The goal of the game is to collect coins and get away with the priceless idol. Throughout, players are faced with a series of obstacles like tree roots, fire-breathing gargoyles, and breaks in the temple’s surface. The trackball in Temple Run Arcade accurately simulates the smartphone game’s ‘swipe’ action, while operatoradjustable play time and ticket redemption and high score amusement options are available to suit any location. It can be purchased from Crown and Deith now for £3,995 plus VAT.

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Show continues first night party tradition AG International organisers have confirmed that the First Night Party will again take place at ExCel’s Fox Bar, starting immediately after the show closes on the first day. While the annual event has always been about serious business, networking is an important element for the thousands of professionals attending the show. With food and drink aplenty and music provided by the entertaining and energetic The Heat, the First Night Party will be the ideal place to relax and catch up with friends and colleagues, according to show organiser Martin Burlin. In fact, with party-goers numbering over one thousand, it may well deliver the most important coin-op networking opportunity of the year. Tickets will be available from exhibitors’ stands during the first day of the show.

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Available from Newbury-based coin-op gaming and amusement machine supplier Wessex Coin, the new title takes advantage of the English comedians heckling-style humour to become an instant hit with British players. A multi-stake game where payout percentages are determined by stake, Al Murray’s All Hail To The Ale comes in the Linear cabinet along with note recycler or validator options.

TOURNAMENT INTEREST IN THE MASTERS GROWS he latest edition of The Masters snooker tournament is due to kick off Tin London this weekend with Leicester native Mark Selby looking to equal Ronnie O’Sullivan by securing a fourth title.

Scheduled to take place at Alexandra Palace from January 12 to 19, The Masters is the second longest running snooker tournament outside of the World Championship and is one of the sport’s Triple Crown despite not being classed as a ranking event. The annual tournament is expected to attract a large amount of coverage from around the world, which is especially advantageous for snooker, billiards and pool table manufacturers and suppliers including Telford-based MBS Superleague Limited. Established in 1985, MBS Superleague offers a wide range of strong tables manufactured from plywood including its flagship Imperial, which is a traditional-style model incorporating the firm’s famous tournament levelling system alongside larger seven-foot slate.


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Mountain UK, thewholesale and retail supplier in the ‘unstuffed’ T‘Buildeddy Your Own Bear’ sector, has stepped up its activity of delivering quality plush teddy bears, stuffing machines and clothes and accessories alongside fibres and retail software and fixtures. The Paignton-based company has recently introduced its Party Animals Stuffers portable solution to much acclaim offering operators a new way to fill a wide range of plush toys and bears. Coming complete with a retractable handle and nozzle, this latest innovation is sure to be all the more popular as it weighs only 40 pounds.

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8 platform from Amatic offering multiple stakes of £0.50, £1 and £2. Genesis revealed that the Performer is available for the B2, B3, B3A and Cat-C formats with the unit’s 22-inch top and bottom monitors further highlighting its superb graphics. Games can be harmonised for all different legislative requirements while excellent sound effects add to players’ overall experiences. Genesis Games stated that the Performer is future-proof and can be linked and adjusted simply in order to meet ticket-in and ticket-out needs as well as player tracking functions. It can also be paired with the latest toppers in addition to the Amatic Casino Management Floor System and any other SAS compatible casino management system.

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CATEGORY C RLMS URGES £100 READINESS ith the new £100 stake for Category C due this month, distributor RLMS W Sales has urged operators to order conversion kits to ensure maximum earning potential. RLMS is stocking a comprehensive range of Bell-Fruit Group £100 kits that are available for pre-order now. From Deal Or No Deal Make Or Break (released in August 2010) right up to the very latest 2013 launch models, RLMS has a Hi Tech conversion kit ready for you right now.


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‘Visitors will not be disappointed’

alex lee comment AG International 2014 organiser Martin Burlin has sent out a message to the industry ahead of this year’s incarnation of the UK’s biggest coin-op trade show. He stated:“Since its launch in 2010, EAG international has attracted an increasingly diverse mix of exhibitors mirroring the general evolution of the amusements and coin-op industries. Indeed, visitors flocking to the forthcoming Expo taking pace January 2123, will not be disappointed and are promised to be presented with the latest product and service developments from a huge variety of organisations, large and small, corporate and owner managed. Participants will all share the unifying purpose of furnishing coin-op and amusement operators with exciting innovations to enhance their businesses.” I sincerely hope Martin Burlin’s forecast is proved correct and to be honest I’m sure his predictions will come true, having been privy to a number of firms’ product line-ups over the last two or three weeks. It’s the fifth time the show has been held in the hi-tech halls of ExCeL and, let’s be clear on this, the new innovations and technologies on display will be befitting of the modern surroundings. I couldn’t possibly wrap up my comment this week without a few words on the ongoing FOBT shenanigans. Personally, and I speak totally

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for myself here, I think it’s a disgrace and comedic that FOBTs aren’t permitted in AGCs. Obviously, last week’s Parliamentary debate focussed upon whether or not local councils should have the power to deny further bookmakers popping up and ‘clustering’ all over the place, but the big issue for the coin-op sector remains the ‘wobbly playing field’ with regard to their permitted locations. My view on the situation is that all vulnerable people will ultimately find something to become addicted to, regardless of what’s legal here and what’s outlawed there, but on the flipside the vast majority of UK folk who like to gamble - in whatever form it may be - do so responsibly without the need for government intervention or nanny state signposting. Furthermore, the coin-op sector has proved time and time again that it is exceptional at self-policing. I’m on the side of those who believe FOBTs should be allowed in all over-18 areas if such premises want them, rather than supporting a blanket ban or even tinkering with the stake and prize levels. It’s a no brainer for me. I’d rather the government took taxes from a larger number of B2 machines, spread more evenly around all adult-only premises, than carry on the way they are doing by simply putting off any ‘controversial’ legislation until they’re voted out and it becomes Labour’s ‘problem’.

“Participants will share the unifying purpose of furnishing amusement operators with exciting innovations” quote unquote

“Luke Johnson has hired a former Gala Coral executive to head a new bingo business, fuelling fresh speculation that he could launch a bid for at least part of the Gala Bingo chain.” DOMINIC WALSH, THE TIMES

“Basically, if you thought 2013 was a good year for gaming, wait until you see what’s coming in the next 12 months.” RYAN FLEMING, DIGITAL TRENDS

“After 35 years of providing products to the coin-op industry, Megatouch LLC is ceasing all development and production of touch screen terminals and associated software. Specifically, Megatouch Live, the ML-1 terminal, and ION software updates are all being discontinued. Existing quantities of hardware and software will be sold until inventories are depleted.” BONNIE THEARD, PLAYMETER BREAKFAST BRIEFING, DODS BULLETINS


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1. THE GAME The game shall be known as 8 Ball Pool and referred to in these rules as ‘the game’. It is intended that players and teams should play 8 Ball Pool in the true spirit of the game and in a sportsmanlike manner. It should be clearly understood that the referee is the sole judge of what is fair and unfair play. The referee will take whatever action is necessary to ensure that these rules are observed. 2. THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE GAME The game is played on a rectangle 6-pocket table with 15 balls plus a cue ball. Balls comprise of two groups, represented by two different coloured balls plus the 8 Ball which is black. Alternatively, numerical balls may be used numbered 1-7 which are plain coloured balls, 9-15 which are striped coloured balls. Balls in the two groups are known as object balls. 3. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME The player or team pocketing their group of object balls first in any order and then legally pocketing the 8 ball (black) wins the game. 4. COMMENCEMENT OF THE GAME (OR RESTART) a) The balls are racked as illustrated (right) with the 8 ball (black) on the 8 ball spot which is at the intersection of the centre and the corner pockets. b) Order of play is determined by the flip of a coin. The winner of the flip has the option of breaking or requesting his/her opponent to do so. c) The opening player plays at the triangle of object balls by striking the cue ball on or within the ‘D’. That player must pot one or more object balls or cause at least two object balls to return to an imaginary line joining then two centre pockets (i.e. to the ‘D’ half of the table). This constitutes a legal break. the breaking player shall then verbally nominate his group of object balls before play continues, even if a foul has been committed when Rule 6 will apply (except as in 4f) d) Any balls potted prior to groups being nominated are ignored for the purpose of establishing a players’ group of object balls. e) If a legal break is not achieved the balls are re-racked and the oncoming player restarts the game with one free shot, following which the group must be nominated before continuing with a normal visit to the table. f) If the player pockets the 8 Ball (black) from the break, the game shall be restarted by the same player. No penalty will be incurred. the balls to be re-racked. This applies even if other balls, including the cue ball are ocketed as well.

BALL POOL RULES g) If a ball or balls are legally pocketed, this entitles the player to one additional shot and this continues until the player either: i) Fails to pocket one of his/her set of allocated balls, or ii) Commits a foul at any time h) Combination shots are allowed provided that the player hits one of his/her group of balls first (unless Rule 6b applies) i) A player may legally pocket one or more of their opponents object balls providing the cue ball strikes one of their own group first and providing one or more of their own groups are pocketed on the same shot.

7. LOSS OF GAME a) If a player pockets the 8 ball (black) before he/she pockets all balls in his/her own group, except as allowed under rule 4g, he/she loses the game. b) A player going in off the 8 ball(black) when the 8 ball (black) is potted, loses the game. c) A player who clearly fails to make any attempt to play a ball of his/her own group will lose the game. d) If a player seeks to gain advantage by deliberately touching a moving ball or retrieving a ball dropping into the pocket he/she shall lose the game.

5. FOULS a) In off (cue ball pocketed) b) Hitting opponent’s balls before his/her own ball or balls, except when rule 6b applies c) Failing to hit any ball with the cue ball d) Jump shots - defined as when the cue ball jumps over any part of any ball before making contact with any object ball e) If a player hits the 8 Ball (black) with the cue ball on the first impact before all his/her own balls have been potted, except when Rule 6b applies f) Potting any opponents balls except when rule 4i or 6b applies. g) Ball off the table i) Any object ball or the 8 Ball (black), shall be returned to the 8 Ball spot (see 4a) or as near as possible to that spot without touching any other ball, in a direct line between that spot and the centre of the ‘D’ ii) If the cue ball, the ball to be played from any position on or within the ‘D’. A ball shall be deemed to be ‘off the table’ if it comes to rest other than on the bed of the table. h) If the player clothing or body shall touch the ball. i) Player not having at least one foot on the floor. j) Playing or touching with the cue any ball other than the cue ball. k) Playing out of turn. l) Playing before balls have come to rest. m) Playing before the ball or balls have been re-spotted n) Striking the cue ball with any part of the cue other than the tip. o) Striking the cue ball with the cue more than once p) Playing a shot before the breaking player has nominated a group of object balls following the break shot. q) Push stroke (see 8a) r) Moving an object ball or the 8 Ball (black) when playing away from a touching ball.

8 GENERAL a) PUSH STROKE - defined as when the tip of the cue remains in contact with the cue ball once it has commenced its forward motion. b) CUE BALL IN HAND - When a player has a cue ball in hand he/she plays from any position on or within the ‘D’ and in any direction. c) PLAYER IN CONTROL - A player is said to be in control of the table from the time that his/her body, cue or clothing touches the table prior to his/her shot, through his/her visit and up until his/her opponent does likewise prior to his/her visit. Any balls which fall into the pockets during this period (including 8 balls (black), he/she is said to have potted and he/she is liable to any penalties or benefits normally awarded to him/her for the potting of that ball or balls as are accorded to him/her in the rules of the game (rule 5c applies) d) The game is completed when the 8 ball (black) is potted in any pocket and all the remaining balls including the cue ball have come to rest, except where rule 4f applies. e) TOUCHING BALL - A player must play away from a touching ball which must not move (see 5s). If the touching ball is one of the players own group, he/she is deemed to have played that ball. If the touching ball is not one of his/her own group the cue ball must strike one of his/her own group. When 6b applies a player must play away from the touching ball and is deemed to have played the game.

6. PENALTY FOLLOWING ANY FOUL a) Following any foul described under rule 5 the oncoming player may play the cue ball from where it lies or from the ‘D’ as in rule 8b and proceed as in 6b. Moving the cue ball to the ‘D’ does not constitute a Shot or Visit. b) Following a foul the oncoming player is entitled to one free shot which may be played without nomination, play the cue ball directly onto any ball, including oppponents object balls and the 8 ball (black). However the 8 ball (black) may not be pocketed, which would mean loss of the game, unless the player has already pocketed all of their own group of object balls and only needs to pocket the 8 balls (black) to win the game. c) Following the single free shot described in 6a the player will commence his/her normal visit.

9. STALEMATE Should any situation arise whereby a legal shot cannot be played, then the game should be restarted by the same player whether this situation is arrived at by accident or design. If in the opinion of the referee neither player is allowing the game to progress or a stalemate situation has arisen, then the game shall be re-started taking into consideration “GUIDANCE”(h) GUIDANCE a) The term ‘shot’ means striking the ball once. b) The term ‘visit’ refers to one turn at the table comprising one or a series of shots. c) The term ‘break’ refers to the first shot of the game or the first shot of the game being re-started. d) Coaching is deemed to be unsportsmanlike behaviour (See rule 1) e) A referee may, if requested, advise on rules of the game. f) There is an obligation on both players to ensure the breaking player nominates a group of object balls. g) The Referee should ensure that excessive time is not taken to play a shot and should act in accordance with competition rules or guidance. h) Re-racks as in Rule 9 may be a reduced number of balls in accordance with competition rules or guidance. i) In Doubles Matches, once a player is in control of the table conversation with others including the partner is unsporting and shall be dealt with under competition rules.

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“Of course not much came from the Parliamentary debate itself, but as far as publicity for a cause goes - this was priceless PR for the antiFOBT lobby. Cameron promised that the ‘empirical’ evidence they keep on promising will be revealed one way or the other this spring.” STEPH NORBURY, COIN-OP COMMUNITY

The gambling world awaits a decision on FOBTs Miliband has toned down his attacks on bookies in order to build cross-party support to arrest the spread of FOBTs, a single site operator has spoken out about ‘fear-mongering tactics’ of large suppliers, while a US video game developer has invented a game purely to propose to his girlfriend.

alex lee media watch has deliberately toned down its attacks on bookmakLersabour in a bid to build cross-party support to curb the spread of FOBTs from betting shops, which campaigners say cause crime and lead to addiction, according to The Guardian. Echoing a resolution that was passed by the Lib Dems in their party conference last year, Labour will ask MPs to back a motion that would “give local authorities the powers they need to respond to concerns from their local communities and stop the proliferation of FOBTs and betting shops”. However, senior Tories and Lib Dems said that while they were sympathetic to Labour’s case, the government would wait for a report - supposed to be laid before Parliament early this year - into the machines before taking action. Ed Miliband has warned that FOBTs are already “spreading like an epidemic”. In the space of a decade the machines have spread throughout the country and there are now more than 33,000 in the UK, yielding bookmakers more than £1.5bn. Labour will seek to build bridges with MPs from all sides of the house by retreating from tougher language used by Miliband last month. John Whittingdale, the Tory chair of the DCMS, said that while he would not be supporting Labour for the moment - he does “have some sympathy that local authorities should be given the ability to determine whether or not large number of bookmakers should be opening. Some of my Conservative colleagues share that view.” Tom Watson, the former Labour chair who has led the parliamentary campaign against FOBTs, said that the motion had been inspired by the Lib Dems. He pointed out that the machines were already disrupting community life, noting that there were concerns that they were

being used for money laundering. Charles Kennedy, the former Lib Dem Leader, told the BBC’s Daily Politics that although he ‘was in sympathy with (Labour’s) argument’, his party was committed to waiting for the conclusion of research - commissioned by a charitable trust, funded by bookmakers - into the effects of FOBTs before taking action. However, a precursor to that work warned that researchers had found initial results to be ‘data rich, information light’ and this ‘provides insight only into a very narrow range of issues - namely those of financial transactions’ rather than that of how players can get addicted. Meanwhile, a small pub gaming machine supplier has hit out at the “fear mongering” tactics of the “Big Nominated Players”, according to the Morning Advertiser. Leigh Smith, managing director of LSO, based in London, has defended the practices of small suppliers after large companies have suggested that smaller firms may not be “fit and proper” and an AWP tie would open the pub market to “rogue and illegal” operators, creating a “Wild West-style free-for-all in the tenanted sector”. Smith said: “It is shocking that the big suppliers continue to peddle this fear mongering about smaller players in the market. Our claim to success is our attention to detail, flexibility to adapt our systems to fit with our clients - rather than vice versa, and primarily our very high standard of service. It is this that sets us apart from the big players. “All licensed suppliers are registered on a publicly accessible web

site, easy for a leaseholder or tenant to access. So providing a leaseholder can access the web, he can check if his potential supplier is licensed.” He added: “The big boys have had a cosy club with a high premium fixed price rental structure that benefits primarily the supplier and the pubco, not the tenant or leaseholder. They are terrified of the consequences of true free-oftie on AWP as they know they will lose business. “As to the notion the government will lose income - the chances are, they might gain from healthy cash boxes and accompanying VAT windfall from keener, more efficient suppliers. Then there is the knock on additional profit the tenant or leaseholder makes, helping in securing the future of our struggling community pubs.” And finally, a video game developer has asked for his game-loving girlfriend’s hand in marriage, by making a mini-video game for her, according to the NBC News. Exactly how Robert Fink would propose to Angel White was an idea the he’d been sitting on for three years, when the two first got together at Portland Art Institute in Oregon. At the time, he’d been watching what he describes as “an embarrassing amount of proposal videos,” when he came upon a cute video game another guy made for his own girlfriend. The two ideas clicked. “I was inspired and had always kept it in the back of my mind,” he told NBC News. When the time came, Fink knew, he’d plant his proposal inside a video game. In 2013, the time was right and the results speak for themselves: A pixelated 2D game he dubbed Knight Man: A Quest For Love, a tearful “yes” from White, his future wife, and their own viral proposal video, viewed nearly 1.5m times on YouTube.

Greater honesty and greater tolerance required Dan Waugh, strategy director, at The Rank Group Plc, has shared his view on the current UK gambling landscape from the perspective of one of the UK’s biggest gaming operators.

dan waugh politics Public policy and regulatory decisions should consider the “effects on both the net benefits to recreational gamblers and the net costs to problem gamblers.” So begins Professor David Forrest’s An Economic and Social Review of Gambling in Great Britain, which was published last month. It is an admirable sentiment but one almost entirely absent from the current debate on betting shops and B2 gaming machines (FOBTs) – as it has been throughout most of the last decade’s political discourse on gambling in this country. The battleground on betting shops has - broadly speaking been defined by three main camps – those who perceive major social harm in the clustering of betting shops, singlestaffing and the proliferation of FOBTs (‘the Opposition view’); those who concede that there might be issues but wish to see evidence before taking action (‘the Government position’); and those who consider the debate relevant only in terms of political point-scoring - there being no case for the betting industry to answer. As the controversy has raged with growing intensity through press briefings, Parliamentary Questions,Prime Minister’s Questions and the recent Opposition debate,each camp has stuck stubbornly to their guns, unwilling to concede any points and seemingly unable to grasp the complexities of the subject at hand. Research tells us that the truth about betting shops and FOBTs is likely to lie somewhere between these camps – that the ‘problem’ is not as grave as the opponents suggests;nor is it likely to be as trivial as industry supporters con-

tend. At the same time, it seems unlikely that the definitive evidence that the Government craves will emerge any time soon, in spite of the pioneering research commissioned by the Responsible GamblingTrust.Problem gambling is just too complex to yield a ‘smoking gun’. The industry is rightly concerned about this latest political intrusion into its world and is responding with a range of initiatives, including a new code of conduct from the ABB, NCF’s ‘Play Safe’ programme and the establishment of the pan-industry P3 Group. These renewed efforts to tackle problem gambling are to be welcomed but if they are to work they need to be accompanied by greater honesty and greater tolerance from all parties. It is simply not good enough to take refuge in the selective use of statistics or to pretend that absence of evidence (of harm or otherwise) is evidence of absence. Yet if we as an industry are to truly break out of the stop-start cycle of regulatory modernisation, we also need to address Professor Forrest’s charge that “gambling benefits very many people, each by a little, and hurts a rather smaller number of people,but each by a lot”. Minimising the hurt should be considered a fundamental duty to our customers rather than a matter of regulatory compliance or political horse-trading.The real breakthrough for our industry lies in how we amplify the positives. Tackling problem gambling will lead to greater tolerance; increasing our contribution to the quality of life in Britain will make us truly valued.”


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Newsweek AMUSEMENT VETERANS TO GATHER AT IAAPI IN INDIA he Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries is set to host the IAAPI Amusement Expo from 5-7 February, 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The group are billing the event as a chance for attendees to discover the latest innovations from the most

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Game design luminaries to gather at ICE s part of the ICE Totally Gaming expo, speakers will be gathering to take part in a gaming design conference that touches on a broad range of subjects. Included in the conference schedule is a visit from major international creatives for a seminar on game design and development. The event’s focus is to help attendees foster development tools that create engaging experiences which appeal to audiences with no time and short attention spans. On hand to provide advice will be Grant Bolling, senior director of global product strategy for Aristocrat and director of game development for Bally Technologies, Bill that span the gaming industry from coin-op Wadleigh. They will be joined by a whole to digital games. The panel, entitled ‘Design thinking from host of industry experts covering sectors

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of the stands will be filled with local Indian companies, but representatives from around the world will also be in attendance. The likes of Sega Amusement Europe and United Distributing Company have booked out

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Calendar UK EVENTS JANUARY 2014 21-23 EAG International 2014 ExCeL London London UK www.eagexpo.com

FEBRUARY 2014 4-6 ICE Totally Gaming ExCeL London UK www.icetotallygaming.com 11-13 Digital Signage Expo Sands Expo Center Las Vegas Nevada US www.digitalsignageexpo.net

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS JANUARY 2014 14-17 IMA 2014 Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre Düsseldorf Germany www.ima-messe.com

FEBRUARY 2014 5-7 IAAPI Bombay Exhibition Centre Goregaon India www.iaapi.org 12-14 EAAPA 2014 Sokolniki Exhibition Centre Moscow Russia www.eaapa.ru

MARCH 2014 1-3 CIAE Guangzhou Expo 2014 China Import and Export Fair Guangzhou China www.chinaamusement.net

4-6 Vending Expo Kiev International Exhibition Centre Ukraine www.vendingexpo.kiev.ua

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