Friday 13th June 2014

A successful World Cup for gaming machines

England’s World Cup campaign may not have gone to plan, but there’s plenty of reasons why gaming machines are likely to have benefited – and may continue to do so until the final is played. Figures from Halifax show how Britons engaged with their finances during the first England match, with cash machine withdrawals down … Continued

Friday 6th June 2014

An immersive theatre experience set around a pub pool table

A piece of so-called ‘promenade theatre’ in Manchester’s Ancoats district sees small groups of audience members taken through a series of settings, including a scene featuring a pub pool table. Angel Meadow opened on June 10th and runs until June 29th, an ANU Productions feature attached to Manchester’s HOME arts project. It challenges the audience … Continued

Friday 30th May 2014

World Cup delivers first piece of trivia for gaming machines

We recently reported on how England’s third-choice goalkeeper Fraser Forster is likely to feature as an answer on pub gaming machines in the years to come. But in actual fact, the FIFA 2014 World Cup has already started serving up trivia worthy of pub quiz machines, even in the first few minutes of the opening … Continued

Friday 23rd May 2014

Does the Remote Gambling Bill affect gaming machines?

The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act – better known to many as the Remote Gambling Bill – received royal assent in May, and that may leave some people in doubt about whether pub gaming machines are affected or not. Under the new legislation, remote gaming operators who previously did not need a licence may now … Continued

Friday 16th May 2014

Why England’s ‘number three’ could leave a legacy for quiz machine hire

Fraser Forster – whisper his name, as it could be a nice little earner for quiz machine hire providers and their customers in the years to come. His name may sound Scottish, and he plays for Celtic, but Forster has been named as England’s third-choice goalkeeper for the World Cup in Brazil. And that, according … Continued

Friday 9th May 2014

Pub pool table helps take British hopsitality to Brazil

You might need special permission from your pub pool table hire company if you want to do what the team from The Old Star Inn in Winsford, Cheshire are doing this summer. That’s because their entire pub – complete with its sign, fireplace, quiz night and pub pool table and dartboard – is being recreated … Continued

Friday 2nd May 2014

Gambling Commission announces training on illegal gaming machines

The Gambling Commission is running a series of training courses throughout the summer, highlighting the issues surrounding illegal gaming machines. Gaming machines can only be supplied with the correct licences and permissions in place from the Gambling Commission. At Manco Automatics, we are fully licensed and regulated, allowing us to supply the fruit machines Manchester … Continued

Saturday 7th December 2013

BACTA NW Venetian Masked Ball

A great night was enjoyed by all at The BACTA NW Venetian Masked Ball held at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool on 6th December 2013. VIP guests in attendance were Blackpool Mayor Councillor Eddie Collett, and Mayoress Mrs Heather Collett, BACTA CEO Leslie Macleod Miller and Ms Caroline Duncan, Owner of Cosmo Leisure Group Mr … Continued

Tuesday 9th July 2013

BACTA NW Donation

On Tuesday, 9 July, 2013, BACTA North West Region’s chairman Chris Manion and committee member Dave Ellwood, presented a cheque for £5,000 to the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) based in Lymm, Cheshire – being monies raised at the region’s annual Christmas charity ball.CAFT provides a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged … Continued

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