Astra Games has called for parity between betting shops and other gambling establishments, as it deems the current situation as an “uneven playing field.”
UK.- Astra Games has called for parity between betting shops and other gambling establishments. The manufacturer describes the current situation as an uneven playing field in which stakes in bookmakers are 50 times higher than those allowed elsewhere.
The firm’s directors claim that that “adult gaming centres and bingo halls will still face difficulty competing with the much harder gaming offering in the betting shops and online sectors, with far higher stakes and prizes.”
In the meantime, the trade body Bacta continues to lobby for the anomaly to be changed.
Astra Games reported pre-tax profits of £2.4million on a turnover of £22.7million in the year ending December 31, 2015. The company said it delivered a satisfactory performance despite competition with bookmakers and flat revenues in the arcade and bingo sectors.