British Amusement Catering Trade Association

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British Amusement Catering Trade Association
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BACTA logo
Abbreviation BACTA
Motto Empowering the UK's Amusement Machine Industry
Formation 1974
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Amusement arcades in the UK
  • UK
Region served
Chief Executive
John White
Main organ
BACTA National Council
Affiliations EUROMAT
Website BACTA

The British Amusement Catering Trade Association represents the amusement machine supply chain on behalf of its 500 members.


It was formed in 1974.


It has four sectors:

  • Family Entertainment Centres

The operation of amusement and gaming machines in amusement parks, piers, Family Entertainment Centers, prize bingo establishments and other similar premises used wholly or mainly for the purpose of providing amusements at coastal resorts and inland amusement parks

  • Machine Suppliers

The supply installation and maintenance of gaming and amusement machines to premises of which the owner of the machine is not the occupier e.g. pubs,clubs,etc.[1]

  • Adult Gaming Centre's

The operation of gaming and amusement machines in Adult Gaming Centers and similar premises not covered in the Family Entertainment Sector (Entry to such premises permitted to over 18s only)

  • Manufacturers & Distributors

The manufacture, export, import, distribution, repair and conversion of machines and component parts


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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