Grand Pier triples Order for Skill Cut Winner
  • 26th August 2021

Grand Pier triples Skill Cut Winners order Weston’s Grand Pier has tripled its Skill Cut Winner offering, becoming the latest operator to increase its order after sampling the popular cabinet with its unique giant plush on the arcade floor. The Somerset landmark follows in the footsteps of Brighton and Aberystwyth Piers, which both doubled their…

Skill Cut Winner proliferating on piers as Electrocoin prepare to offer new models
  • 14th July 2021

Electrocoin’s most recent Skill Cut Winner Pier installations have certainly made an impact. Brighton Pier doubled the number of Skill Cut Winners in its arcade due to the game’s success. Aberystwyth Pier did the same. In Weston-super-Mare, The Grand Pier tried one, and then increased their number to three this year. Needless to say, Skill…

Reopening – Paradise Found
  • 1st July 2021

Paradise found: Industry gets its mojo working says Stergides When he heard the word splendid Electrocoin’s John A. Stergides knew the industry was making a comeback. Here he talks to Coinslot about the early responses to reopening and what products will make their mark this summer. Coinslot: What kind of feedback have you had from…

Price Fears Grow
  • 28th June 2021

Contained: Freight queues extend for miles and miles as price fears grow Electrocoin’s John Stergides has seen a few economic cycles in his time, but none quite like this. This one, could be the mother of all cycles. The machines distributor is concerned at the trends forming, and has been vocalising his fears for several…

Aftersales team launches new refurbishment programme
  • 15th June 2021

Electrocoin’s Cardiff-based Aftersales team has launched a new refurbishment service, allowing operators to significantly increase the longevity of popular legacy machines. Responding to the longevity and “undisputed success” of Electrocoin favourites such as the Bar X brand, the supplier’s Aftersales team has launched a new refurbishment programme to help operators extend the life of legacy…

Stern announces The Mandalorian – inspired pinball
  • 30th May 2021

Stern Pinball has announced a new line of machines inspired by the Emmy award-winning Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, which will be distributed in the UK and Ireland by Electrocoin. Available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models, features of The Mandalorian-inspired pinball machines include a large custom sculpture of Grogu, authentic video and…

Government needs to lend its support
  • 23rd May 2021

Stergides: Government needs to lend its support during the container crisis Electrocoin’s John Stergides has been in the industry long enough to recognise a crisis. The shipping container troubles is a crisis sailing right towards the UK’s ports. But, he says, the government can help calm the waters. Just yards away from UDC’s office where…

Pinballs have a key role
  • 26th April 2021

Electrocoin sure plays a mean pinball Pinballs have a key role It’s an evocative part of amusements history, and according to leading distributors Electrocoin, the game has a key role to play in the future. John A Stergides talks to Coinslot about the latest machines and what makes them so enduring. Coinslot: The game is…

Response to Budget 2021
  • 5th March 2021

Electrocoins John Stergides shares his thoughts on the recently announced Budget 2021 The chancellor continues to ignore the very same businesses he’s relying on to drive manufacturing in the recovery The budget 2021 is good for everybody else except for the manufacturers and distributors in the supply chain. Our customers are currently closed but they…

Roadmap is not ideal but at least its an indication
  • 1st March 2021

John Stergides is very clear that the decision to open bookies and not AGC’s is incorrect. Worse, it lacks understanding – “if the people who made that decision cannot distinguish a simple matterlike that, they should not be involved in the decision process” – he says. Not a great endorsement of the roadmap Coinslot: Does…