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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Microsoft, Apple Mount Legal Attack on Android

Microsoft and Apple are employing different legal strategies in their fight against Google‘s Android OS, as courts rule Motorola phones violate a Microsoft patent and Apple opens another front against Samsung.

On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission said Motorola’s Android handsets violate a Microsoft patent covering technology that generates meeting requests and group scheduling. The initial determination follows an October 2010 complaint accusing Motorola of infringing several other patents, but the ITC ruled on just on one patent.

Meanwhile, Apple, which earlier this month lost its bid to keep Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 tablet out of Australia, is now claiming the device’s case, along with cases for Samsung’s phones, infringe its patents and design, expanding patent disputes between the two companies.

Full Story http://www.forbes.com/sites/mobiledia/2011/12/22/microsoft-apple-mount-legal-attack-on-android/

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Paris Blackpool Casino Opening

The Paris Casino in Blackpool has finally opened its doors and from the photos (Geoff Oldfield) it certainly looks like the wait was worth it. It looks like a nice open space tastefully decorated and of course we hope Pierre, John and Peter have a successful club for the future. To Many pictures to post so if you would like to see more I am sure myself or Geoff can forward them on to you

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Dusk Till Dawn

Dusk Till Dawn seems to be going from strength to strength and are reported to be gaining 4 V+ Gaminators early next year along with 2 more AR tables. With this in mind the club wanted to create more space on their gaming floor.
Ian Smith headed this operation up (Install team busy on a little Aspers job) from site visit, quote and the actual move itself along with Sean Deehan, of course as this was a regular install things were bound to go wrong and they did.


Optic Fibre, need I say more ! after a broken amplifier and non terminated glass fibre cables (3rd party contractors) Ian and Sean pulled out all the stops and completed the work. As you can see from the photos it all looks good

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Isle Of Man Wants 2nd Casino on the Island

The Isle of Man government has taken steps to actively pursue investors with a view to constructing a large five star hotel and casino complex on the island with the backing and support of the state itself.
Such a complex would be viewed as a welcome addition to the already established attractions of the island including many outdoor activities available such as nine golf courses, a national sports centre and motor racing facilities.
The island’s government have issued documents which provide further information for parties interested in investing and working with the Manx government on the project and such information is now available on request form the island’s Department of Economic Development.
The island will be actively pitching its good transportation links with the U.K. as well as providing potential investors with information on why it is that the Isle of Man is an excellent location for such a hotel and casino complex.
Isle of Man Economic Development Minister John Shimmin said ‘A new resort would be a welcome addition to our already successful visitor attractions and will add to the Island’s development. I am delighted that this project is progressing well and anticipate good levels of interest in this unique opportunity to develop a hotel and resort complex in the Isle of Man.”

Ex-miners’ union headquarters set to become 24-hour casino

AMENDED plans to convert the former National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) headquarters in Sheffield city centre into a 24-hour casino with bars and restaurants are set to be approved by council officials next week

Barnsley-based Brook Leisure is aiming to transform the building, creating a casino and entertainment complex with two “high quality” restaurants and a roof-top bar with views across the city. A total of 130 jobs are predicted.
Brook Group chief executive Jason Brook said: “The NUM building is one of Sheffield’s most prominent buildings, but has been left behind throughout the city’s recent regeneration activity and it’s hard to believe that the UK’s fourth largest city does not have a city centre casino.
“We are incredibly excited at the prospect of bringing the building back to life as a unique and new entertainment destination, which will in turn create new employment opportunities.
“We have committed to a lease on the building and are very hopeful that the council will continue to support us in our efforts to create further opportunities and see this building finally brought into use.

Full Story

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Xmas Gifts you should NOT buy the Wife / Girlfriend

Its the festive time of year  and as men we all have that delicate balancing act of buying the correct gift for Christmas, and if you are anything like me on occasion you WILL get it horribly wrong. So here are some of the DO NOT under any circumstance tips and advice (Remember I am Male so all advice given on the female of the species is totally irrelevant and useless)

Do NOT fall for the "lets not buy any presents for each other this year"

If you decided between yourselves to spend up to a certain budget, increase it by 10 to 15%, it may not impress the woman in your life but as a man its a practical thing and you will have that warm satisfied glow inside (similar to other activities you share in your lives)

If you have forgotten to get anything DO NOT suggest the surprise is the Boxing day sales


Here is the Top Ten list of What Not To Buy

  1. Hoover
  2. A pair of Season Tickets to your Favourite football team
  3. Cash (Never ever, ever and especially do not leave it on the bedside table for her)
  4. Lingerie (Wrong size , accusations of is that the other woman's size)
  5. Blender, Iron, Deep fat fryer (or any Kitchen appliance, keep well clear)
  6. A pair of Day experience tickets (you are man and you will pick an activity that suits YOU)
  7. A days Cookery course (She will take it the wrong way)
  8. A Cookery Book (She will take it the wrong way)
  9. Make-Up (You Will get the wrong Brand and if, when you get caught in her make-up bag acting suspiciously only awkward questions will ensue and for many years after)
  10. A Sexy Santa Suit for Xmas morning (To start with its actually for YOUR benefit and there will be conversations after about your fantasies and that will never lead to a good place)

Monday, 12 December 2011

A Message From Santa

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

For those of you who have children (I am sure there are a few engineers who would like it as well) or relatives in the Believing age of SANTA IS REAL there is a nice web site

You can personalise a video message from Santa with the child's name, age and photos. It does add a nice touch to Christmas for the kiddies (and the simple ones)

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Rank has the X Factor

Rank Group signs partnership with Fremantlemedia

(UK).- Leading gaming-based entertainment company Rank Group announced that it has signed a three-year deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), in association with Syco, to be the official gaming partner of The X Factor

As part of the deal, Rank Group‘s brands comprising of Mecca Bingo, Grosvenor Casinos and sports betting website, Bluesquare.com, will have the rights to create an exclusive X Factor branded online bingo game, as well as a series of slots and mini games.
The company will have the rights to use The X Factor branding, including title graphics, theme music, logo and imagery in all marketing, communications and promotions across its retail businesses, websites, mobile products and social media channels. Rank Group will also be given promotional opportunities at The X Factor events.(Story by Yogonet.com)

Full Story

Sunday, 11 December 2011

New Technolgy Reaches Margate

The latest technology has reached the coastal town of Margate.


These machines are still in operation in Dreamland at Margate, I can only imagine how excited  they are, as far as I understand they are still waiting for the latest software update for the new £50

Has your town got the latest machines let me know and send in those pictures

Friday, 9 December 2011

If You Belive in Santa Please Do NOT Watch

Leeds prepares to invite large casino applicants

Leeds City Council expects to begin inviting applications for its large UK casino licence towards the end of January

Following a public consultation earlier this year, the council is currently in the process of agreeing the policy that will determine how its application process will work. The policy was approved by the council’s executive board last month and will be going to the full council meeting in January.
Council communications officer Emma Whittell told InterGaming that if the policy is approved, potential developers would then be invited to apply for the licence.
At the moment, she said, the council does not have a preferred location. In recent years several sites have been suggested as possibilities for development.
It remains to be seen, however, whether a city that already houses four casinos, will be as attractive a proposition as some of the other locations permitted to offer large casino licences under the 2005 Gambling Act.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Paris Casino Blackpool Opening

Paris Casino Blackpool is planned to reopen at it's new location in Bloomfield Road (Next to Blackpool Football stadium) mid December.

The installation will start on Monday 5th December the equipment to be installed is:



20 Novomatic Unity terminals

1 Novomatic Auto-wheel

17 IGT AVP Slots including Fort Knox sign

3 Gaminator slots

4 CC+

Friday, 2 December 2011

ASPERS STRATFORD OPENING

Just Another Casino Opening !

Queue before opening
Well not exactly, It was another new casino on a very large scale and of course the first with the 2005 Large Licence. In my time at TCSJH I have probably been to more casino openings than most and what struck me as I entered the casino was the vast amount of people on the gaming floor,(not a lot of people in a small space) a VAST amount of people in a very large space and as far as the eye could see, this was at 4.30pm ! Astonishing as the VIP guests were not due until 8pm.

All this was achieved with what seemed very little advertising or marketing, except for social media (Facebook). As I looked around the casino it defiantly had the feel of a "Vegas" casino with the help of the 150 slots, 80 T Bets and of course the People . The place was ALIVE, the atmosphere was buzzing with a mix of seasoned punters, first timers, along with the casual gamers and the voyeurs.

The Competition
        Hippodrome, London Clubs, Gala, Stanley, they were all at the opening.
I am sure they were all a little torn with there emotions, wanting the new large venue licence to work so it pushes the industry onwards and forward to more large licence clubs or at the very least an increase the amount of machines allowed on the gaming floor, BUT then not to do to well and effect there own attendance and profit figures

Is it the Future ?