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Scheduling systems

Mike, can you tell us a bit about what Shopworks is and why our readers need to know about it ?

The Shopworks rostering and scheduling system is a cloud based software product, which has led to huge wage savings for major UK leisure operators. It’s designed to make the whole process of sorting out week to week staffing levels easier for operators and staff alike. It started in the betting shop industry, but we’ve found it fits really well into any staff intensive, shift-work based leisure industry – Shopworks is used by the biggest casino operator in the UK, Grosvenor Casinos, and is in all 56 of their Casinos – it is also  in a number of bingo clubs for other operators and going into more as we speak.

So what are the key benefits to an operator?

The rise, fall, and rise again of X2 Computing

A lot has happened in the last 12 months with X2 Computing, could you tell us more about the company and where Captec fits into this story?

The last 12 months had seen some challenges for X2 computing as they went into liquidation having overstretched finances following significant growth. In part this rise was the result of some major successes in the bingo market which resulted in the supply of over 35,000 tablets into the gaming industry worldwide.  A liquidation is never easy, there is always pain involved for all stakeholders, employees, customers and suppliers.

Boost for UK Bingo


Bingo life’s Online Editor Mark McGuinness chatted recently with Miles Baron, Chief Executive of the Bingo Association to discuss the landmark success of the Boost Bingo Campaign.  

How’s life since the Chancellors decision to cut Bingo Duty to 10%?

ISD 25 Years of Service & Support

Nick it has been a while since we’ve spoken, how is business in 2014 for ISD?

This year has been another great year for ISD. This is our 25th year providing products and services to the Bingo and Casino industry. We’ve been profitable each year and this year is no exception. ISD’s financial year end is August and we’re on target to grow our top line by over 30%. We continue to see high demand for our products and services.

For organisations not familiar with ISD Computer Services would you just remind of us your products and services?

Continual Evolution & Development

The Franco Tombola Roulette has proven popular especially in the UK which must be very pleasing to the organisation?

Our Tombola Roulette is a unique product, highly demanded by the main casinos throughout the world and the United Kingdom was no exception. Tombola Roulette may be found in the most famous and prestigious British casinos, such as Aspers and Hippodrome. Its technology and singular, attractive features make it stand out and become the star, with all the qualities offered by a wonderful game terminal. It is, no doubt, one of our best achievements and pride.

What aspects of your role are you finding most satisfying and rewarding.

Crown Bingo

Could we commence this interview with a brief history of Crown Bingo and its various Clubs situated in the South England & Wales.

Crown Bingo is owned and operated by Peter Arnett Leisure.  Peter Arnett opened our first bingo club in Gosport, Hampshire in 1968. The company is now owned by his two sons; Peter and Nick and we currently have 5 clubs on the south coast of England: Bognor Regis, Cosham, Gosport, Leigh Park and Portsmouth.

 When and why did you decide Gaming was going to be your career?