Machine machinations?

In her article for this month’s “Legal” page for Pub & Bar Magazine entitled “Machine machinations?”, Suzanne Davies advises how to improve your prospects of obtaining more gaming machines in your pub or bar. The theme for this article was driven by the pub industry media headlines from the end of August 2018, reporting on the interim refusal by Birmingham Licensing Sub-Committee to allow the pub chain JD Wetherspoon to install one more category C gaming machine (the old AWP-type machine) in its Perry Barr pub, The Arthur Robertson.

In addition, in this article Suzanne goes on to mention the Gambling Commission’s more recent announcement that a test purchase operation has shown that almost 90% of pubs tested failed to stop children from using Category C machines, underlining the importance of gaming machine supervision in pubs. You can read more about that here.