Wednesday 10th May 2023

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

Wednesday 24th March 2021

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

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

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

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

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

Thursday 28th January 2021

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

Thursday 28th January 2021

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

Saturday 19th December 2020

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

Friday 18th December 2020

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

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Enhance your dining experience with a game of pool

If there’s one table you shouldn’t neglect in your pub or restaurant, it’s your pool table, which gives diners a great way to add some extra fun to their eating-out experience. A pub pool table brings some variety to your venue, and is especially good to set a more informal mood in relaxed dining rooms. … Continued

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