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John White – Bacta – UK government has not ‘shelved’ FOBTs review

Bacta Chief Executive John White has reassured members that contrary to recent speculation, the review of FOBT stakes has not been shelved and is encouraging Chancellor Philip Hammond to take a ‘holistic view’ of the broad and powerful economic benefits contained within the association’s triennial submission. Commenting on last week’s FOBTs story which appeared in the Daily Mail, stating that …

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EUROMAT announces Jason Frost as new President

The European Gaming and Amusement Federation (EUROMAT) has confirmed the appointment of Jason Frost as its new President, serving a fixed two-year term. EUROMAT governance announced the leadership appointment at its annual general meeting, held in Berlin last week. An industry veteran, Frost takes over leadership of the industry body having previously served as President of the British Amusement Catering Trades …

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Parliamentary Betting & Gaming Group to look at Future of Gaming Machines

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group is to focus on gaming machines in the next installment of its ‘Future of Gambling Seminar Series’. Held on Monday 7 th June 2016, Future of Gaming Machines features speakers including BACTA CEO John White, IGT Senior Director for Europe Simon Dorsen, and John Appleton, Director of Electronic Leisure at Mitchells & Butler. Steve Donoughue, gambling consultant and Secretariat …

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BACTA calls on government to allow FOBT machines in gaming and amusement halls

Amusement industry trade body BACTA has called on the UK government to allow FOBT machines to be allowed in gaming and amusement halls. In a letter to MPs and peers, the organisation said that it is unfair to let betting shops ‘reap all the benefits from the profitable machines’, and that they should be allowed in ‘any regulated adult-only gambling …

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Talarius rejoins BACTA

Talarius, the UK’s largest operator of Adult Gaming Centres (AGCs), announced that it will be rejoining BACTA, citing the UK trade body for the amusements and leisure sector’s recent change in leadership. The company stepped down from BACTA in April last year, however, with the recent appointment of John White as BACTA’s new Chief Executive, Talarius will once again become …

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Industry companies form Gambling Business Group

A new gambling focused trade organisation has emerged from the old Business in Sport & Leisure (BISL) association. The Gambling Business Group (GBG) launched last week in London and already boasts a membership of 50 comprising many of the most influential organisations in gaming. GBG, which encompasses Pub, Bingo, AGC, FEC, Online, LBO and Casino sectors, is headed up by …

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Euromat announces Nick Harding as chief representative of BACTA

European Gaming and Amusement Federation: Euromat, has announced the appointment of Nick Harding, CEO of gaming low stake operator  Praesepe as the chief representative of  British Amusement Industry – BACTA Harding  has over 30 years experience in the gambling sector said: “I’m passionate about the gaming entertainment industry so I’m pleased to be more closely involved with EUROMAT as the voice of …

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Macleod Miller Resigns from BACTA

BACTA, the largest trade association for the gaming industry has announced the resignation of Chief Executive – Leslie Macleod Miller. Macleod Miller has resigned from the association after a 10 year tenure, he will relinquish his position from the 1st May 2014. BACTA released a statement on the resignation of Macleod Miller which commented “After 10 years I am ready …

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Associations formalise social responsibility work with new group

The UK’s main gambling trade associations have joined forces to establish the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) – a new body that formalises the responsible gambling work that the associations carry out.  The IGRG provides a structure to better promote socially responsible gambling in the British gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it will also provide …

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