Now I have to admit I don’t usually vote. Frown all you want but the way I look at it is; who ever is running the country it will be run badly. That’s my reason and I’m sticking to it. However things may change if my vote can help the traditional coin-op sector, read on….
Last week Britain’s Conservative party pledged to amend the
Gambling Act to remedy the harmful effects it has had upon the arcade sector.
Tobias Ellwood MP, Conservative Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, wrote to Conservative MPs, encouraging them to back a campaign to save the UK’s traditional coin-operated gaming industry by signing an Early Day Motion (EDM 840) in support of the amendments. A statement of support was also given by Roger Gale MP, who met with BACTA CEO Leslie Mecleod-Miller to discuss ways to persuade the Government to help.
“We welcome this support from the Conservative Party. There is now significant support from all sides of the House for the campaign to save Britain’s arcades,’ said BACTA president Nick Harding.
“With cross-party support the Government can act quickly and decisively to reverse these unintended consequences of the Gambling Act. It is not a moment too soon, something has to be done urgently as businesses are going bust now.”