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British Amusement Catering Trade Association
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Abbreviation BACTA
Formation 1974
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Amusement arcades in the UK
  • Alders House, 133 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4JA
Region served
Chief Executive
Leslie MacLeod Miller
Main organ
BACTA National Council (President - Neil Chinn)
Affiliations EUROMAT
Website BACTA

BACTA is the British Amusement Catering Trade Association.


It was formed in 1974. It is based on Aldersgate Street (A1) near Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Smithfield Market and the Barbican tube station in the City of London.


It has four divisions:

  • Family Entertainment Centres
  • Machine Suppliers
  • Adult Gaming Centres
  • Manufacturers & Distributors


It represents the pay-to-play leisure industry in Great Britain. Currently it represents the interests of over 600 companies and over 1,000 individuals. It is a member of the European umbrella group EUROMAT.

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