|Legal status||Non-profit company|
|Purpose||Amusement arcades in the UK|
|Chief Executive||Leslie MacLeod Miller|
|Main organ||BACTA National Council (President - Neil Chinn)|
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.
- Gambling Commission - took over from the Gaming Board for Great Britain in 2007