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Bacta welcomes ‘progressive’ DCMS talks for 3-to-1 ratio on AGC machine allowances

SBC News Bacta welcomes ‘progressive’ DCMS talks for 3-to-1 ratio on AGC machine allowances

Bacta’s National President to the UK John Bollom has issued a statement regarding DCMS consultations on machine allowances for arcades and bingo halls. According to the President, the Supplementary Consultation by the government is more than enough to provide an “optimum mix” of products to keep the adult gaming centres’ industry (AGC) going strong and lock its competitiveness at a …

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Bacta urges DCMS to increase Gaming Machine stake and prizes

SBC News Bacta urges DCMS to increase Gaming Machine stake and prizes

Bacta has stated that it has ‘fired the starting gun’ on its engagement with DCMS in the interest of UK amusement and gaming machine industry stakeholders. The trade body has issued an ‘evidence-based’ response to DCMS with regards to increasing the maximum stake and prizes offered by gaming machines in UK adult entertainment venues. Writing to DCMS Secretary of State, …

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UK gambling adopts new IGRG Code to enhance protections on digital platforms

SBC News UK gambling adopts new IGRG Code to enhance protections on digital platforms

The members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have adopted the new rules and guidelines of the “Gambling Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising” – IGRG Code. BGC members settled on the new standards of the seventh incarnation of the IGRG Code in September, with its practices to come into effect from 1 December 2023. Established in 2007 by …

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Stuart Andrew: UK government committed to modernising land-based gaming

SBC News Stuart Andrew: UK government committed to modernising land-based gaming

DCMS Secretary Stuart Andrew has outlined the government’s intention to modernise and safeguard land-based gambling venues as a principal objective of a yet to be settled Gambling Review. The statement was made by the Minister whilst addressing an audience of British leisure and arcade stakeholders at the ‘Bacta Annual Convention 2023‘ – celebrating the 50th anniversary of the trade body …

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SGWeek 2023 nets record coverage promoting safer gambling tools

SBC News SGWeek 2023 nets record coverage promoting safer gambling tools

The Betting & Gaming Council (BGC) has reported a significant increase in the reach and coverage of Safer Gambling Week (#SGWeek), noting a 70% rise in promotional activities compared to the previous year. The surge resulted in over 50 million interactions on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and another unnamed platform. In its seventh iteration, Safer Gambling Week, held …

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bacta launches SR Exchange for shared perspective on safer gambling 

SBC News bacta launches SR Exchange for shared perspective on safer gambling 

bacta has launched its Social Responsibility (SR) Exchange, to provide the industry’s consumer-facing staff with practical guidance on how to deliver a safer gambling experience. The SR Exchange forms part of a new commitment by bacta, the trade association for amusement and gaming machine industries of the UK to deepen collaboration, training and knowledge sharing between members. The first SR …

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Bacta elects new National Council for better representation  

SBC News Bacta elects new National Council for better representation  

UK gaming and amusement trade body Bacta has completed its strategic reorganisation, announcing the members elected to its new National Council.  The National Council, revamped as part of a ‘head-to-toe restructure’ of Bacta, will be led by amusement and gaming machine veteran John Bollom as National President, and Scottish representative Joseph Cullis as Vice-President.  Representing gaming machine manufacturers and distributors, …

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bacta before parliament yet again to make banking case

bacta before parliament yet again to make banking case

bacta’s engagement with the political sphere continued this week as the UK amusements industry trade body gave evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. The association’s CEO, John White, addressed MPs on the committee – chaired by Conservative Party MP Harriett Baldwin – about banking challenges currently facing the amusement sector. Amusement arcade members have become increasingly concerned about ‘being unfairly …

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John White, bacta: Reality check needed on cash vs cashless debate.

SBC News John White, bacta: Reality check needed on cash vs cashless debate.

John White, CEO of bacta, the trade association for the UK’s amusement and gaming machine industry – has stated that more must be done to accommodate consumers who still wish to utilise everyday cash.  Speaking to PaymentExpert, White reflected on the current “cash vs. cashless” debate impacting the British public and their access to services and social mobility. Changing dynamics …

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A ‘fresh chapter’ for bacta as John Bollom returns as National President

SBC News A ‘fresh chapter’ for bacta as John Bollom returns as National President

The British Amusement Catering Trade Association (bacta) has announced that a total of 45 members have been elected to take-up positions in the group’s newly announced streamlined structure.  A ‘respected industry personality’, John Bollom has been voted National President, meanwhile Joseph Cullis, Owner of Scottish operating company Windmill Leisure, has been named Vice-President – both under two-year terms.  Described as …

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