The Best Pub Fruit Machine Games

The best pub fruit machine games make money for the venue but still leave players with a smile on their face – so how can a pub gambling machine do both? Although everyone loves to win, some quality gameplay along the way is crucial to give players value for money, especially on a losing game. … Continued

The 5 different types of Slot Machines

How many types of slot machines are there? It all depends on how you define them. Is an early Liberty Bell slot machine fundamentally different from a modern-day pub fruit machine, or is it just a distant ancestor on the same family tree? It doesn’t stop with slot machines, either. There are many different types … Continued

How to convert a fruit machine to take new pound coins

When the Royal Mint released new pound coins in the UK, businesses will have wondered how they could convert their machines to accept the new currency. This article will focus on how to convert a fruit machine to take new pound coins. Fruit machines are popular gaming machines that accept coins as payment. Converting the … Continued

Get your venue ready for Easter 2021

Don’t be caught out by the early Easter this year – it’s time to get your venue ready if it’s not already. In 2021 Easter Sunday lands on April 4th, and while that’s not the earliest possible date Easter can be (which is March 22nd) it’s also a long way from the latest, which is … Continued

Slot machine and gaming trends to watch out for in 2021

All indications are that the current Coronavirus vaccination efforts will allow 2021 to become the year of the grand reopening, and for hospitality operators it’s not a moment too soon. Venue managers will be looking to attract as much business as possible – within any COVID-secure restrictions, of course – and the gaming machine sector … Continued

The impact of COVID-19 on gambling review

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on in-person gambling – in fact the Gambling Commission has stopped collecting statistics from licensed betting operators (LBOs) due to the tighter restrictions imposed in November 2020. At the end of January 2021, the GC published its latest assessment of the impact of COVID-19 … Continued

Top trends for hospitality businesses in 2021

After a uniquely challenging 12 months, we all hope that the top trend for hospitality businesses in 2021 will be a return to normality, as the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines allows social distancing restrictions to be relaxed. But what other related and non-related trends can we also expect to encounter as the year progresses? Here’s … Continued

Fruit machines and slot machines: What’s the difference?

In the UK, the terms ‘fruit machines’ and ‘slot machines’ are often used interchangeably. But there are some differences between the two. Here are some of the main ways fruit machines and slot machines are different from each other, and why their names can also be misleading at times. Slot machines First of all, let’s … Continued

Get ready for the New Year with Manco Automatics

This year has been probably the most difficult ever for many businesses in the hospitality sector, but the New Year holds the promise of a brighter future as the COVID-19 vaccines reach an ever-increasing proportion of the UK and global population. As we look ahead to 2021, it’s time to be both optimistic and realistic, … Continued

Add a pool table to your holiday home or cottage

Many people would love to have a pool table at home, but it’s not always possible to devote the space to a proper pub pool table in your own home. But putting a pool table in a holiday home or cottage makes a lot of sense, whether for your own enjoyment or for the entertainment … Continued