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Ian

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #944 on: September 04, 2017, 10:08:58 AM »
Toilets in the town seem to attract vandalism.  I remember Homebase's toilets were frequently out of action, owing to someone smashing sinks and mirrors.
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« Reply #945 on: September 04, 2017, 06:13:41 PM »
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The toilets in the arcade closed over two years ago Bri they had a sign on the door for ages ,the ones at the pier head won't last much longer real money will have to be spent on them soon .

From the feel of the floor some unlucky penny spender will soon disappear...

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« Reply #946 on: October 29, 2017, 09:40:32 PM »
This week, the UK Govt are set to announce a wide ranging review of gambling, with new curbs being imposed mainly on high st bookmakers.
But, it is also strongly rumoured that seaside arcade slot machines and coin pushers will no longer be accessible to children.
Those machines might not be so sinister compared to £100 a spin roulette machines in bookmakers, but they are a significant source of revenue for the Pier company.
I do hope this traditional pleasure doesn’t suddenly get swept away by the ‘nanny state’ govt.
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llewelyn

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #947 on: October 30, 2017, 01:53:43 AM »
Ohh my little niece has a pounds worth of 2 pences. and loves it not planning on being a high roller.

Ian

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #948 on: October 30, 2017, 08:42:12 AM »
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I do hope this traditional pleasure doesn’t suddenly get swept away by the ‘nanny state’ govt.

As with most government 'initiatives', I suspect this is being driven by one of two things: potential loss of votes (unlikely) or potential cost to the exchequer, which is a far more likely issue, since those with any sort of addiction often become totally dependent on the state.
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DaveR

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #949 on: November 03, 2017, 11:34:36 AM »
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This week, the UK Govt are set to announce a wide ranging review of gambling, with new curbs being imposed mainly on high st bookmakers.
But, it is also strongly rumoured that seaside arcade slot machines and coin pushers will no longer be accessible to children.
Those machines might not be so sinister compared to £100 a spin roulette machines in bookmakers, but they are a significant source of revenue for the Pier company.
I do hope this traditional pleasure doesn’t suddenly get swept away by the ‘nanny state’ govt.
When I worked on the Pier, we did have local children who would spend a lot of their time playing the fruit machines and it was never something that i was comfortable with, as it was obvious that it was becoming an addiction for some of them. I've always been in favour for restricting all fruit/gambling machines (not pushers) to an over 18s area, and keeping a main 'Family Fun' area just for amusement only/redemption machines.

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #950 on: November 03, 2017, 07:09:08 PM »
My son once worked in the amusement arcade on the Pier, and with a colleague decorated a cardboard box and cut a coin slot in the front, placed it amongst the other machines and at the end of the day examined it, only to find a number of coins in the bottom. Some people are so gullible  _))*
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DaveR

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #951 on: November 08, 2017, 09:15:37 AM »
I've noticed recently that the side entrance (toll gate) to the pier appears to be permanently closed now - does anyone know why this is?

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #952 on: November 08, 2017, 09:28:27 PM »
Talking today they are getting ready to change the steel along there .