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.
Friday, 24 January 2014
Something to brighten the gloom of January – the gaming and amusement machine exhibition season is upon us!
We have two major exhibitions to look forward to in the next few weeks. The first is EAG International at the Excel London Exhibition Centre between the 21st and 23rd January. Billed as the amusement and leisure show, it promises to be quite an event.
Friday, 17 January 2014
Last February, HMRC replaced Amusement Machine Licence Duty (AMLD) with Machine Games Duty (MGD).
MGD is charged on the playing of dutiable machine games where customers pay to play games in the hope of winning a cash prize worth more than the cost to play. MGD is not payable on machine games that only offer non-cash prizes or cash prizes that are less than the cost to play.
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Inevitably, since it's January, we find ourselves half looking back to the year just gone, half looking forward to what's in store for 2014.
It's been a busy year, with lots of business successes – and one huge achievement for me, personally. In climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2013, I managed to raise over £8,000 for The Responsible Gambling Trust and Rays of Sunshine – a charity supporting children with serious illnesses.
Friday, 1 November 2013
Chris Haley, Managing Director of Dransfields, the ACC recommended supplier of Gaming and Amusement Equipment, put his best foot forward for charity with a trek to the Roof of Africa in October 2013.
Monday, 8 July 2013
Dransfields acquires West Country Amusements.
Monday, 19 March 2012
Chris Haley, Managing Director of Dransfields, reflects on current trends and opportunities.
Non-commercial private members clubs should take advantage of the the tax-free status of Category B3A machines - but note that only one machine of this category is allowed in a club.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Chris Haley, Managing Director of Dransfields, explains about the results of the government’s consultation in relation to gaming machine taxation.
The government has reaffirmed its intention to replace Amusement Machine Licence Duty and Vat on machine takings with a new tax, Machine Games Duty (MGD).
It will apply to any machine where the player inserts a stake into a machine in the hope of winning a cash prize higher than the stake (excepting the B3A machine).