Let’s talk about safer gambling #SGWeek22

It’s Safer Gambling Week and here at Game Nation we want to help raise awareness of gambling responsibly.  Visit safergamblingUK.org for further information.

Gaming in our venues is intended to be a fun and enjoyable leisure experience. We aim to ensure our customers are protected from the harms associated with problem gambling.

If you think you or someone you know is affected by gambling, please visit gamcare.org.uk, the UK’s national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.

Venue Closures – Nottingham and Brighton

Regrettably, we’ve had to close our Oak Amusements venue at Nottingham and our Golden Touch venue at Brighton.  Like all high street operators, we have had to make some difficult decisions about certain locations.  We’d like to thank all our customers for their business, and our venue teams for their commitment, support and passion, especially over recent times.

Game Nation deploys Rimini Systems Guardian.

Game Nation is pleased to announce it has entered a partnership agreement with Rimini Systems to deploy the Guardian CMS solution across its entire AGC operation.

Rimini Systems is a market leading supplier of EGM management and cashless payment technologies. Rimini Systems’ cloud-based Guardian CMS machine management and accounting solution includes an easy-to-use tablet solution for site operations and a comprehensive management portal that makes game management easy for all levels within an operator’s organisation. Guardian CMS is fully integrated with Rimini System’s Guardian TITO module, a proven ticket based cashless payment solution that has securely processed more than £200m of transactions over the past 5 years.

Stuart Green, Chief Commercial Officer for Game Nation commented, “We set out 18 months ago to identify a cash and machine management solution with the option of TITO that would allow us to add value to and control of our growing business. Rob Wheeler and his team at Rimini Systems immersed themselves in our operation, got to understand the operational challenges and technical requirements and honed the Guardian CMS solution as a result. I’m delighted to now be able to formalise our partnership and deploy the Guardian CMS solution across our AGC operations.”

Rob Wheeler, Managing Director, Rimini Systems added, “We have worked closely with Stuart and the Game Nation team and are proud to be able to formalise our partnership. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and to supporting Game Nation now and into the future. The last 18 months have been a pivotal time in Rimini System’s evolution and this exciting new partnership with Game Nation, and similar agreements with other UK based AGC operators, means that there are more than 200 AGC venues being managed by the Guardian solution. We look forward to building on this success in 2022.”

Game Nation Invest In Infrastructure With Ask Global Solutions

Game Nation and ASK Global Solutions have developed a strategic relationship to deliver an integrated Cash Management and Cash Redemption kiosks solution for all of their venues.

Both businesses have rapidly grown in size over the last twelve months therefore the opportunity for ASK Global Solutions to supply Game Nation, the fastest growing AGC business, was a perfect fit.

Stuart Green, CCO said, “ASK Global Solutions Director Fivos Polymniou and the Game Nation team, have worked closely together to develop a bespoke solution that dovetails perfectly into our new systems roadmap.  The software delivers an improved cash handling experience, along with quality Business Intelligence.”

The partnership has helped ASK Global Solution to now supply over 200 venues using its products and services.

Fivos said. “We are very pleased to have been chosen by Game Nation as their preferred kiosk provider. The combined software development  as created an end solution that is user friendly and exceptionally configurable.”

Game Nation ‘Inspired’ by significant  new machine injection

The strategic partnership of Game Nation and Inspired continues to grow from strength to strength, with a new deal to deliver over £7 million in machines across the B3 & Cat C product range. This new deal is a significant part of Game Nation’s ambitious machine deployment strategy and is pivotal to achieving future growth.

Stuart Green, CCO of Game Nation, said, “We have worked closely with Inspired for many years, and greatly respect the team and products they’ve built in the AWP market. Working together with Ian Shreeve and the Inspired teams, we believe that our exciting content road map across our ever-expanding Flex & Prismatic hardware range will deliver stronger revenues.”

Ian Shreeve, VP of UK Sales for Inspired said, “Game Nation’s growth in the UK AGC sector has been impressive and somewhat demanding, but throughout our partnership, we have always had machines available to match their pace of growth. Game Nation is a very good fit for our exciting product portfolio. We look forward to supplying more machines and game content for years to come.”

Game Nation Signs New Machine Deal With Crown Direct

Game Nation and Crown Direct have further strengthened their strategic partnership for the supply of gaming products across the rapidly expanding Game Nation business with a machine order of over £1m.

The deal sees Crown Direct delivering machines across the B3 & Cat C product range, that continue to drive rapid income growth for the UK’s fastest growing AGC business. The tactical benefits of the relationship, ensures Game Nation have the right products across all of their venues, delivering an independent machine mix that matches customers’ expectations.

Stuart Green, CCO for Game Nation said, “We have worked closely with Crown Direct for many years in one business or another and greatly respect the team and products they’ve supplied. Working together with Dean Harding, we believe we have a nimble supply agreement, that matches product availability with our demanding growth strategy.”

Dean Harding MD for Crown Direct said “Game Nation’s growth in the sector has been meteoric, keeping up with their hardware demands has been a challenge at times. However, we have enjoyed the challenge and delivered successfully against each machine order. The Game Nation ethos is clear and precise, they know what they want and they expect equally high standards from their supply partners, Its been our privilege to work with Stuart and team, delivering over 200 machines to their impressive machine deployment plan.”