Pub gaming machine suppliers have written to the Government expressing serious concerns about plans to ban the AWP tie, with one predicting a “Wild West-style free-for-all” as rogue suppliers target pubs.
The prize limit for ‘Category C’ or ‘fruit’ machines has increased to £100, and the stake limit has retained at £1, after the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) lobbied for the rise.
Modern pub retailing is all about food and drink isn’t it? Well, no. The majority of pubs have a huge, and in many cases, untapped, opportunity to drive profits up – by up to 30% – through a greater focus on AWP machines, and machine players.
The statisticians have been hard at work on behalf of the Gambling Commission with interesting results (honestly!) for the licensed trade. The commission recently published the licensing authorities’ statistics up to 31 March 2012, which include details...
Visits to licensed premises by some licensing authorities over the past year have highlighted the fact that a surprising number of publicans do not have the correct permissions for their gaming machines.
JD Wetherspoon, the managed pub operator, has reported a 7.1% increase in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 28 October 2012 helped by a strong performance during the Olympics and Paralympic games.
Pubs and clubs have been warned about installing a gaming machine called “Skillette” as the director of the company which supplies it was imprisoned following an investigation by the Gambling Commission.