TabBOXX Boosts Licensee Income and Raises Funds in Support of Lung Cancer Charity
Gamestec, the UK’s leading gaming machine operator has successfully rolled out TabBOXX, a new pull tab lottery machine, to more than 180 sites across the UK since the beginning of May.
The first payment of £9,600 has been made to The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation with thousands of more pounds expected to be raised for the foundation during the course of the year.
The new machines are proving popular with pub customers, with the most successful machines taking more than £80 per day.
The rollout is ongoing with further machines being placed in venues across the UK each day, raising more money for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and boosting takings for licensees.
One of the best performing machines is at Yates in Barrow on Furness. Manager Brian Clarke said: “The TabBOXX machine has been really popular with our customers, they like the fact that by playing they are supporting a good cause. We have a mixed customer base at our pub, although people of all ages have been playing, it seems particularly popular with the over 40s. TabBOXX is very different from an AWP or SWP and appeals to customers who would not usually play gaming machines. Customers love the fact it is simple and easy to use with a good chance of winning. We have had several £100 winners at the pub which has really created a buzz around the machine. We have found that TabBOXX has had no effect on the level of takings from our AWPs or SWPs, so has been a great source of additional income.”
TabBOXX is a user-friendly, pull-tab lottery game where players can win up to £1,000 per play. Twenty per cent of ticket sales go to The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Peter Davies, Business Development Director at Gamestec, said: “We have been really pleased with how popular TabBOXX has been with players and how much money it has raised for charity. We are pleased to be supporting the valuable work of The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. We felt it was a fitting charity to work with given that TabBOXX is expected to replace cigarette machines in many venues following the 2011 ban.”
TabBOXX has been launched by Gamestec, the UK’s leading gaming machine operator in conjunction with TabBOXX, LLC of the US.
Pat Tisdale, Acting Head of Fundraising for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said: “Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK with 34,600 people dying every year, so it is vital we continue to raise money to help us in the fight to defeat this truly awful disease. All money raised helps to fund our research programmes, supporting patients with lung cancer and running awareness and prevention campaigns.”
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer, the biggest cancer killer in the world. The Foundation funds research into the early diagnosis of the disease, provides support to patients and their families as well as helping people to quit smoking and providing anti-smoking education for children and young people.