Join the revolution
  • 6th June 2018

The unique Panther Revolution photo booth has proven to be a huge hit on sites in both the UK and abroad in just a few months on the market and is sure to be a stand out at the Park Avenue Open Day. Electrocoin are certainly hoping so. Following its launch last year sales of…

An unmissable industry event
  • 4th June 2018

Situated on the doorstep of summer and with the full extent of FOBT stakes and prizes cuts now known, Park Avenue Open Day could not be better positioned as a crucial industry event comments Electrocoin’s business development director, and open day organiser Kevin Weir. Coinslot: With your experience in the field, how do you assess…

Manufacturers identify opportunity in market of renewed competition
  • 30th May 2018

Project’s Tony Boulton believes last week’s FOBT stake cut represents renewed opportunity for businesses on Britain’s high street, however, with no changes to Cat C and D, Electrocoin’s John Stergides predicts the country’s manufacturing sector will continue to shrink without the necessary attention. There appear to be many ways to view the Triennial Review. The…

Machines inventor and games creator Neil Coates dies
  • 30th May 2018

“Neil was famous for developing enjoyable low stake and low prize games. He always said that the players must have fun and a smile when they play our games, and he was right.” That’s how John Stergides remembers his close friend Neil Coates, who died on Saturday, aged 72. Over forty years in the industry,…

Intercard takes Mumbles Pier marketing to the next level
  • 23rd May 2018

Almost a year after implementing Intercard on Mumbles Pier, operator Bertie Bollum explains how the cashless system has empowered promotions in the attraction’s arcade – all while still accepting coins. Mumbles Pier has upped its marketing power through the use of Intercard, a cashless stored value card system that has enabled operator Bertie Bollom to…

The revolution continues
  • 23rd May 2018

This year has seen a new Dance Dance Revolution hit our shores for the first time in more than seven years to great on-site approvals and is exclusively available in Europe through Electrocoin. One of the biggest titles of 2018 is the new Konami title ‘Dance Dance Revolution A’ – the specially-developed Western version of…

Seaside’s on the rise
  • 23rd May 2018

Historic hotspots of summer revelry, Britain’s coastal leisure destinations have seen an upturn in recent years as local authorities and private investors alike are increasingly realising their importance. And for industry veteran John Stergides, this is the making of a new seaside offering. While coastal operations have historically represented “the backbone of the industry”, Stergides…

Banging the drum of the Great British seaside
  • 21st May 2018

Building on relationships across the tourism industry over the past 12 months, Bacta president Gabi Stergides believes the seaside sector is doing a great job at repositioning Britain’s coastal offer – and making their FECs the main event. Bacta president Gabi Stergides believes the term seaside ‘arcade’ isn’t fit to describe Britain’s coastal operators anymore….

Bacta win argument as £2 FOBT stake confirmed
  • 21st May 2018

Bacta President Gabi Stergides has welcomed the UK government’s decision to cut the maximum stake of fixed odds betting terminals to £2, which was announced at 7 am this morning (17 May). In a statement issued to media, he said: “We warmly welcome this announcement. A stake reduction to £2 has long been needed to…

Gabi Stergides chooses his Playdium playlist
  • 14th May 2018

In recent weeks we’ve seen a diverse set of musical picks from the 60s, 70s and 80s including Peter Hannibal’s rock tinged selections, now Gabi Stergides, Bacta’s youngest ever National President, brings us full tilt into the 90s and noughties with big beats, rebellious anthems and globe-trotting robot DJs! Gabi Stergides grew up in the…