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Beacon Hosts Gaming Industry VIP

The Beacon Bingo Club in Cricklewood north west London played host to one of world gaming’s most influential figures, when Paul Gauselmann took time out from a busy schedule for a guided tour of Europe’s largest capacity bingo club. Mr Gauselmann, who was in London to lead the Gauselmann Group’s presence at the ICE exhibition, […]

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ICE Recap

What a fabulous show last week at ICE (at the risk of being repetitive) was a great show, took up all of Excel and even spilled over into the docks with the appearance of a ‘Mega Yacht’ courtesy of Microgaming (it looked more like an office block than a boat!). I feel sure that most […]

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ICE Totally Gaming Show 2016

I’m looking forward to next week when I shall once again visit the ICE Totally Gaming Show at Excel London from February 2nd to the 4th. It is the only b2b gaming event that brings together the online and offline gaming sectors. The ICE show (which used to be called ATE) is now a huge […]

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Happy New Year Everybody!

Happy New Year everybody! Looking ahead I believe 2016 will provide plenty of opportunities for the UK amusements and gaming industries and there will be much to address, in particular with The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Gambling Commission and Ticket-in, ticket-out (TiTo) technology trends and developments high on the agenda. As a […]

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Triumphs, Transitions and Transformation

On Sunday night I was down at our Bingo Club in Cricklewood for the second ‘ Colossus’ Big Money Bingo night. 1,900 customers came through the doors and the winner of the last house of the evening won a cash prize of £100,000. The biggest prize in UK bingo and the largest number of players […]

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We do Like to be Beside the Seaside

Halfway through the summer already, I think it may well be a function of age that you grow increasingly more aware of how quickly time goes, either that or we are all so busy that time flies by! Probably a combination of the two I imagine. This weekend I am off to Hunstanton for the […]

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Praesepe pursue coastal growth with Hunstanton acquisitions

Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann Group and one of the UK’s largest operators of AGCs, FECs and bingo clubs, has strengthened its position at the coast with the purchase of three venues in the Norfolk holiday resort of Hunstanton. The three, comprising Thomas’s Number 1, The Mint and Showboat, have been purchased from Thomas’s Entertainments […]

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