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Gaming machine theft – how to avoid being a victim

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
In recent times, we’ve been made aware of a worrying spike in the number of thefts from gaming machines and we’re encouraging clubs and pubs to be vigilant. Organised gangs of crooks are specifically targeting gaming machines with a view to stealing cash.

2015 set to be the year of the Power Play

Monday, 2 February 2015
It’s been just over eight months on since the launch of our exciting new digital B4 gaming machine, Power Play which pays out a maximum jackpot of £400 on stakes of up to £2. We’re delighted to say that it’s been an instant hit with our club customers – encouragingly, those who have installed Power Play are reporting significant increases in income.

Dransfields acquires Token Amusements

Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Dransfields is delighted to announce the acquisition in December of Token Amusements of Bournemouth – hitherto the largest independent gaming machine operator in that region. The purchase of this historical company (Token Amusements first began trading in 1937) came about as a result of the retirement of owner Mike Doughty.

Win-win: a month of fun and games

Friday, 14 November 2014
Our relationship with the Club & Industry Union has long been an important one to Dransfields. Recently, a number of events have taken place to continue our proud association with the CIU and its members. A mixture of social and professional activity, it’s been a busy few weeks. 

Category C machines: change for the better

Thursday, 3 July 2014
Over the last couple of years, we’ve observed a small revolution in the Category C (AWP) gaming machines market – and the changes on the whole couldn’t be more welcome. In that time, we’ve seen some major manufacturers leaving the market, and other, smaller companies seizing the opportunity to fill the gap. These newcomers have taken the opportunity to be creative, devising fantastic new games that enhance the player experience – attracting new players as well as keeping regular players happy.

Dransfield’s PowerPlay at Blackpool

Thursday, 29 May 2014
We were delighted to attend the WMCIU AGM recently, which was held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on April 5th.

Want a full house? How about Bingo?

Friday, 9 May 2014
From its roots in 16th Century Italy, to 1930’s America, when today’s game was devised in its current form, Bingo has always been a crowd-pleaser.  Its appeal has always been its simplicity to play (although the maths system behind the numbered cards is fiendish, and sent its inventor quite mad!), allied with a great combination of both fun and tension – plus, of course the knowledge that every game will result in a win for at least one lucky person.

Let the music play

Friday, 11 April 2014
How getting a jukebox could be a real money-spinner for your venue.  As everyone knows, playing music is a great way to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a venue. And what could be better than allowing your customers to choose their own music? For well over 50 years, the jukebox has been allowing customers to share their favourite songs with friends, partners and fellow venue-goers.

Pull tab machines: a real win-win

Monday, 24 March 2014
Does your venue have a pull tab lottery machine? If not, here’s a few thoughts on how installing one could be a real win-win for you and your customers. Pull tab lottery machines are a great way of generating cash for your venue – and offer a great experience for your customers, who could win up to £100 for a 25p ticket, £200 for a 50p ticket or £500 for a £1 ticket.

The stakes are higher – are you taking advantage?

Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Great news for gaming machine players out there – and therefore for venues hosting them! This year (since the 16th January 2014, in fact), changes to legislation have come into effect allowing an increase in maximum stakes and prizes for Category B4 machines (club machines)and an increase in maximum ticket price on Category B3A machines. It’s been a long time coming - this is the first increase in the top prize on a club machine for over 20 years. 

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