Bacta’s Stergides: We’ve got to plug the knowledge gaps
  • 5th January 2018

Gabi Stergides, National President of Bacta, is part of the new generation of young entrepreneurs in the industry. Leading the sector into his second year at the association helm, he talks to Coinslot about challenges past and present, and for the future, it’s knowledge that may well be the defining battleground.   Coinslot: Reflecting on…

Electrocoin shooting for the stars with sci-fi film pinball machines
  • 22nd December 2017

Electrocoin shooting for the stars with sci-fi film pinball machines at EAG Electrocoin will arrive at EAG 2018 with a host of products and new developments of existing lines for the Single Site, AGC’s and FEC Sectors.   Stern Pinball will as ever have a presence at EAG, displaying the new Star Wars Pinball machine….

Gabi Stergides: Moving Forwards through innovation post triennial
  • 30th November 2017

PRESIDENT: THE FUTURE Although the consultation document did not meet the expectations of Bacta president Gabi Stergides, he expressed optimism in his speech at the trade association’s convention, revealing a path  beyond the Triennial Review that will serve both customers and the industry. “OUR CUSTOMERS ARE calling out for it,” exclaimed Bacta president Gabi Stergides,…

Bacta announce line-up for Annual General Meeting
  • 21st November 2017

On 23 November, bacta will host its 2017 convention, and Annual General Meeting at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster with talks from the trade body’s members as well as a range of guest speakers including politicians and industry regulators.   The day kicks off with a welcome from vice-president James Miller and…

BAR-X 7even
  • 3rd November 2017

RLMS Sales has turned the spotlight this week on a fantastic new product that could offer a much needed solution to the ongoing dilemma facing operators over their popular, but increasingly ageing legacy games. Hailing from the hugely respected Electrocoin stable, BAR-X 7even delivers all the timeless appeal of the original BAR-X phenomenon, but this…

Business makes best of very little from Triennial
  • 2nd November 2017

The British gaming and gambling industry is a resilient one. But then it has to be. Five years waiting for a Triennial Review, and almost nothing comes out of it to bolster business operations. But where there’s a glimmer…industry stalwarts Nick Harding, John Stergides and Peter Hannibal respond. A missed opportunity to bring the whole…

Konami’s new dance revolution making the moves
  • 26th October 2017

Konami’s new dance revolution making the moves. One of the major talking points on the ACOS show floor last week was what will soon be hitting the arcade ‘dance floor’ in the coming months. To say that Konami’s DDRA is eagerly awaited would be an understatement, according to industry veteran John Stergides. The Electrocoin founder…

Dance Dance Revolution – Konami
  • 19th October 2017

Seen for the first time on the Electrocoin stand at last week’s ACOS show – the latest instalment in the Konami classic DDR range of dancing games which are currently in production and will arrive in the UK for Spring 2018. Featuring new songs including Zedd/Selena Gomez and I Want You To Know, Pharrell Williams…

Bacta take on the bookies at Conservative Party conference
  • 19th October 2017

The bacta senior team comprising president Gabi Stergides (pictured), vice-president James Miller, former president Jason Frost and chief executive John White, took the opportunity to progress bacta’s arguments across a range of issues with the toxic nature of FOBTS and the need to reduce significantly the maximum stake, topping the agenda. Stergides believes that bacta’s…

Electrocoin announces special line-up for Stamford Bridge fixture
  • 10th October 2017

Debuting at ACOS this year will be the new Bar X 7even, featuring its original game play updated with cutting edge technology, a £25 Jackpot, and available in a Casino cabinet. “The game has all the characteristics of the original,” said John Stergides, managing director of Electrocoin. “However, as we are all about progression, it…