Friday, June 2, 2023

Tag: United Kingdom

UK Gambling Commission data highlights limited impact of Covid-19 on industry

UK Gambling Commission data
The British Gambling Commission has released new statistics collected from its licensees covering April to September 2020.

Rank optimistic despite tough Q3

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Prior to reopening its UK properties in mid-May, the Rank Group reported that its Q3 net gaming venue fell 76 percent year-on-year, with only its nine Enracha venues in Spain open during the quarter.

Thousands of casino jobs could be lost with wider curfew measures

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The Rank Group Plc (LSE: RNK) has warned of thousands of jobs being put at risk in its Grosvenor Casinos business if the Government proceeds with nationwide 10:00pm curfews across the UK.

UK casinos “under more pressure than ever to ensure people gamble responsibly”

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Genting Torquay and Plymouth general manager, Kevin Gale, discusses consumer trends and highlights the operator’s continuing commitment to responsible gaming.

UK government expands NHS problem gambling treatment

The UK government has announced a significant increase in problem gambling treatment funding as part of its ten year strategy for the NHS. The NHS Long Term Plan, announced on 7 January, outlined the provision of £2.3bn annually for mental health treatment by 2023, including dedicated problem gambling services. “There will be a new guarantee that investment in primary, community and...

International support continues to grow with 47 nations represented at the first Gaming Africa

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Gaming professionals from Brazil to Botswana, Germany to Ghana and Lithuania to Lesotho will be amongst the delegates expected at the inaugural Gaming Africa, Clarion Gaming’s two day conference and learning symposium being held across 24th and 25th October in Johannesburg. Representatives from a total of 47 nations have registered to be part of the free to attend event, including...

GLI Group acquires NMi Gaming, bringing expanded global reach to NMi gaming clients

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The GLI Group has acquired NMi Metrology & Gaming Ltd. and related gaming assets (NMi Gaming) from NMi Certin, B.V. and related parties.   The acquisition benefits NMi Gaming’s clients by providing them with instant global reach through GLI’s accredited 475 jurisdictions. Additionally, the transaction benefits GLI’s clients by allowing the firm to provide even greater levels of service and attention. NMi...

Global Gaming Ventures roll out the red carpet for ‘Super Casino’ grand opening

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The star-studded grand opening ceremony of a ‘Super Casino’ in Leeds has been attended by thousands in the UK city.   Thousands of VIPs and industry delegates attended the grand opening of a new ‘Super Casino’ in Leeds on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The new Victoria Gate Casino, which cost £30m, is the third largest casino in the UK and its operator...

Leeds ‘Super Casino’ announces major management appointment

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The Victoria Gate Casino in Leeds has confirmed John Davies as its new Head of Food & Beverage.   The Victoria Gate Casino has appointed food and drink industry veteran, John Davies, as its new Head of Food and Beverage. Mr Davies, who has been in the food and drink industry for more than 25 years at venues across the UK and...

ICE 2017 – ICE VOX secures high level support

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The new learning experience at ICE 2017, ICE VOX, has received significant support from a host of gaming’s top thought leaders and commercial partners.   ICE VOX, the new concept in learning, which is being launched at ICE 2017, has gathered widespread support from gaming’s leading thought leaders and commercial partners. Gaming’s newest knowledge exchange and educational platform, which replaces ICE Conferences,...

TCSJOHNHUXLEY deliver a ‘dream’ for Casino 36

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The new Casino 36 in Wolverhampton has been fitted with a selection of gaming equipment by TCSJOHNHUXLEY including a bespoke table featuring a Harley Davidson.   TCSJOHNHUXLEY is one of the highest profile suppliers to be selected by Casino 36, the new £7.6m gaming venue which opened recently in Wolverhampton (UK). The company supplied a large selection of live gaming equipment including...

Grosvenor Casinos announces final of National Dealer Skills Championships

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Grosvenor’s best dealers will compete in the 10th annual Grand Final of the National Dealer Skills Championships this week in Coventry.   Grosvenor Casinos has confirmed full details about its 10th annual Grand Final of the National Dealer Skills Championships to be held on 24 November at Grosvenor Casino Coventry. The casino operator announced two categories for this year’s championships in which...

Winning feeling for law firm as £7.6m Casino 36 opens in Wolverhampton, UK

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Legal firm Emms Gilmore Liberson confirm the end of four year project as their £7.6million Casino 36 opens in Wolverhampton.   The opening of the £7.6m Casino 36 in Wolverhampton marks the conclusion of a complex four year project for Peter Adkins, head of the regulatory team at Emms Gilmore Liberson. Located in Temple Street in the centre of Wolverhampton, Casino 36...

UK gaming licence for online operator Cherry iGaming

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The online operator Cherry iGaming has been granted a UK licence from the UK Gambling Commission continuing the company’s expansion to new markets.   Cherry iGaming's subsidiary PlayCherry Ltd has been awarded a local UK licence for gaming operators from the UK Gambling Commission allowing it to continue growing into new markets. The licence will allow PlayCherry Ltd to provide Casino and...

ICE team set out transport plan for 2017 show

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ICE organisers have provided detailed transport plan for visitors to the next show in February following the announcement of London Crossrail development closures.   ICE organisers have moved swiftly to implement a logistics and communications plan following confirmation that the Custom House Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station will be shut for 12 months as part of the London Crossrail development. Visitors will...

Broadway Casino launches website with a fresh new look

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UK’s Broadway Casino offers updated look and live poker schedules via its newly launched website.   Broadway Casino, the independent gaming, entertainment and hospitality centre in Birmingham (UK), has launched its new web site which can be found at The site has been designed to offer simple navigation and reflect the contemporary style and appeal of the casino itself. Gaming options include, American Roulette, Blackjack,...

Gambling Commission issues forthright challenge to operators

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The Gambling Commission’s Sarah Harrison calls to industry to aim higher in terms of consumer safety and social responsibility.   The Gambling Commission is calling for operators to accelerate the pace at which they are putting consumers at the heart of business decisions. The call came from Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison during a speech to operators at the Commission’s first Raising...

UK government calls for evidence on gaming machines

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The British government has launched a call for evidence on aspects of the gambling industry, as part of a large-scale a review of the sector that includes machine allocation and the maximum stakes and prizes for gaming machines.   The move, according to Tracey Crouch, the UK’s Minister for Gambling, will place a particular focus on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in...

Rainbow Casino’s Cardiff £3m redevelopment creates 30 new jobs in city centre

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A £3m redevelopment of Rainbow Casino in Cardiff’s city centre is set to create 30 new jobs. The project is on schedule and the new-look venue will host a star studded re-launch event in October 2016.   Situated in Mary Ann Street opposite the Motorpoint Arena, the casino will unveil a brand new, entrance and a second entrance on Tredegar Street....

UK Gambling Commission reflects on a ‘year of change and progress’

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The British regulator, the Gambling Commission, has released its yearly retrospective, tipping the last 12 months as game-changing to the make-up of the UK industry.   The UK’s Gambling Commission has published its annual performance report, which heralds the last 12 months as “a year of change and progress” for the organisation. An opening statement from outgoing chairman Philip Graf noted that...

Brexit stage left: Uncertainty reigns following UK referendum

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While initial reactions to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union have run the gamut, it seems that uncertainty will be the defining term for the country’s gaming and leisure industry for the foreseeable future. James Walker explains.   Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of the UK’s gaming and leisure operators and suppliers have remained tight-lipped in the immediate aftermath of...

Too early to tell? Brexit vote draws mixed response from UK stakeholders

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After a week of political and economic confusion, UK gaming and leisure industry stakeholders have been both celebrating and lamenting the country’s decision to leave the European Union. James Walker explains.   On the morning of Friday, June 24, members of the British public who had not stayed up all night to watch the referendum being played out on their television...