How Gaming Machines Have Changed Over The Last 30 Years

In olden times the Crown and the Government always tried to regulate the playing of pub games amongst their subjects including games such as darts and dominoes which was often described as ‘a juvenile game’. Penalties were even announced when Edward III and Edward VI were on the throne to discourage gambling, as well as later the threat turned nastier with the risk of a pub’s licence being revoked if they permitted these games to be played. However, all things point to these attempts to control gambling as a failure as these and other pub games remain as popular as ever. The efforts to suffocate this form of people’s entertainment appears to have been ineffective to say the least.

The evolution of the use of gaming machines in pubs during the last 30 years has to some extent substituted some of the other traditional pub games, although many of these games still exist as virtual versions which don’t need to take up a lot of room anymore. Different types of these gaming machines now comprise of mostly fruit machines and quiz machines with a number of different games to play on them, including quizzes, board games, and skill games.

In the past 30 years, the pub quiz has grown massively in status, becoming one of the most prevalent pub games across the country and around the world. Quiz specifics vary wildly in terms of team sizes, type of questions, prizes and themes and quizzes can be a very formal event or much more casual. Pub quizzes have now been absorbed into many gaming machines you now see in pubs around the country.

We can provide mostly any Pub Quiz Machine to hire, rent or profit share. We have access to all available on the market today including one that is not... the HALO. It is exclusive to us and our customers.

Pub Quiz Machine hire does not require any license or permit so can be sited anywhere, but normally works best in Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants and places with good crowds of people.

  • £50 cash maximum jackpot
  • Good selection of the latest games
  • Local Authority permit exempt

We also offer a variety of Fruit Machines to hire, rent or profit share including the latest models from Bell Fruit, Barcrest and other major manufacturers.

We can advise you on the best Fruit Machine for your needs, along with the necessary statutory requirements such as MGD registration and local authority permits.


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