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Gaming machines: pubs could miss out

Pubs to lose out on gaming machine plans

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs could find themselves losing out on a valuable income stream if the Government presses ahead with its plans for fixed odds betting machines, trade associations have warned.

Useful benchmarks: BBPA releases its latest edition of its operating cost guide for tied tenants and lesses

BBPA releases latest operating cost guide for pubs

By James Wallin, MCA

Operating costs for tied pubs accounted for between 33% and 40% of total turnover last year, according to the British Beer and Pub Association's (BBPA) latest edition of its operating cost guide.

The game isn't over for pub bingo...yet

Legal advice

The game isn't over for pub bingo...yet

By Poppleston Allen

During the past couple of years, there have been a number of articles in these pages on Greene King’s attempts to obtain an operating licence from the Gambling Commission, to allow them to provide commercial bingo in their pubs.

Advice: Beware of theft from fruit machines

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Advice: Beware of theft from fruit machines

By Poppleston Allen

You may have seen in the press, recently, news of a number of thefts from gaming machines in pubs across the south-west and, although these crimes are uncommon, they do happen.

Legal advice: Calling it on bingo

Legal advice: Calling it on bingo

By Poppleston Allen

You may remember previous articles on Greene King’s application to the Gambling Commission (GC) to facilitate bingo in its pubs. The GC lost the first appeal and on 8 October its second appeal was heard by the Upper Tribunal.

Don't gamble with your pub

Legal Advice

Don't gamble with your pub

By Poppleston Allen

In this week’s column, we give you an update on gambling regulations relevant to the pub and alcohol industry.

Illegal gambling machines siting

Legal

Illegal gambling machines siting

By Poppleston Allen

You may have seen news recently about clubs being prosecuted for illegally siting gaming machines in contravention of the Gambling Act 2005.