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All round amusement at the demise of arcades

TAGs: 2005 Gaming Act, amusement arcades, Britain

Amusement arcadeIn 2005 a Gaming Act changed British gambling laws forever, and there was always going to be someone who would be missing on some of the pot of gold on offer, and that would be those evergreen amusement which frequent seaside towns across the UK.

The act stipulated that the least a player could spend on machines was £1, down from £2, and also limited the amount of machines a place could offer.

Serious players have now, in the main, switched to online bingo style games and general online gaming, meaning that amusement arcades are now exclusively for the chavs. Read more.

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