BACTA Plans for ATEI 2007
By James Mc
BACTA has outlined its plans for the 2007 ATEI, which will see the British trade association have a dual presence at the world's premier coin-op event.

Additional to offering advice, information and support to all its members from stand 2100 on Level 1 of Earls Court 1, the association's secretariat and Compliance Team will also be on hand to discuss important domestic issues such as the recent change in stakes and prizes, the new additional codes of practice and BACTA's consultation process over the new Gambling Act 2005.

BACTA Members are also set to once again the benefit of exclusive use of the BACTA Member's Lounge, located in the Thames Room with direct access from the show floor. Members will be served refreshments throughout the day and will have access to private meeting rooms through a daily booking system.

In other news, the international casino industry's biggest names have given their full backing to ICE with key suppliers from seven countries filling the top ten exhibitor slots at the show which takes place at Earls Court 2, in London between 23-25 January.

Confirmed attendees Novomatic - Austrian Gaming Industries will have the greatest floor presence with a showcase covering 1,104 square metres (11,879sq.ft.), followed by Netherlands-based IGT Europe with a stand measuring 701.25sqm. Also confirmed for the show are Germany's Atronic International; UK based companies Aristocrat Technologies Europe and TCS John Huxley; Spanish companies Unidesa Gaming & Systems and Informatica Franco; Austria's Amatic Industries; Italy based Fair Play; and US company WMS Gaming.

The forthcoming ICEi is also set to include an inaugural networking party aimed at bringing together over 500 of the remote gaming industry's top professionals within a social setting.

The event which is being called ‘Breaking the ICE’, will be held on the evening of Tuesday 23 January at Albannach in Trafalgar Square; one of London’s most prestigious cocktail venues. The party will be spread over three floors with floor to ceiling windows and sumptuous décor referring back to the bar's Scottish heritage. Tickets cost £35 each (+ VAT) and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis with limited availability.

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