Gamestec still packs a Punch as group renews supply contract

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Gaming machine operator Gamestec has renewed its contract with Punch Taverns, one of the UK’s largest pub companies,

The two-year contract with Punch, which operates a portfolio of over 5,000 pubs nationwide, continues an existing supply agreement with the Leeds-based company.

Gamestec, based in Horsforth, supplies a range of entertainment products including TabBOXX, a social lottery vending product, and iPub, a digital gaming platform, both of which are exclusive to Gamestec.

Peter Davies, commercial director of Gamestec, said: “I am delighted that we are able to announce this continued agreement between our two compan- ies.

“Punch are as passionate about their business as are we. Through offering great service and innovative products we strive to go further and the reassertion of the partnership with Punch Taverns is testament to our shared vision of bringing the very best in pay to play entertainment to Punch’s licensees.”

Julie Clamp, machine development manager at Punch Taverns, added: “Partnerships are a key part of our business philosophy and we want to be able to offer the very best to our licensees. At Punch Taverns we are consistently working at how we can improve our licensees’ business and we provide as much information as we can to help them manage their machine income and release the full potential machines can deliver.”

He added: “We push our supplying partners to develop exciting new content and fresh products and Gamestec have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to invest in research and development and to bring potential industry changing products to our business.

“Evolution of pay to play products is critical to a successful future and whilst we have to ensure today is being taken care of, we have to seize what are the opportunities of tomorrow.

“The relationship we have built with Gamestec is a strong one and we look forward to developing this and working together over the next two years.”

The announcement adds to a number of high profile business gains achieved this year by Gamestec.

TCG, Luminar and Youngs have all awarded sole supply agreements to the operator with further business gains achieved in Thwaites, Atmosphere Bars and Clubs and London Town cementing Gamestec as the largest leisure machine operator in the UK pub market.

In addition, it recently signed a new three-year supply agreement with Hydes.

Gamestec, a division of Danoptra, provides services for over 35,000 machines in 10,500 locations and employs over 850 people nationwide.

It has over 50 years of experience in the industry.