FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06.06.17
Frost promises action on electronic payment as he is confirmed as President of EUROMAT
The Annual General Meeting of the European Gaming and Amusement Federation (held in Berlin on the 2nd of June 2017) confirmed Jason Frost as its next President serving a two-year term. He will be supported by Uwe Christiansen (representing EUROMAT’s German association members1), who was elected as Vice-President and Mirjana Acimovic of JAKTA in Serbia, who was re-elected as Treasurer.
Commenting on his election, Jason Frost said: “It’s a real privilege to serve our industry Europe-wide. Never has EUROMAT been more needed by its members.
“We’re moving towards becoming a cashless society and yet this fact seems to be ignored by regulators. I’m making a call today to the European regulatory community to get round the table with us and help us to find a way forward together.
“Like any other business we need to be able to offer electronic payment and payback as well as cash. It is better for business but also better for the player who will find it easier to pre-commit, setting limits on spend and time. Regulators understand the value of this in the online market and with our existing ability to monitor our players they should realise how valuable this can be for social responsibility. It’s a win-win”.
Frost joins EUROMAT after a successful spell as President of the British Amusement Catering Trades Association (BACTA) where he oversaw a growth in membership.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Jason Frost was born in Chichester, West Sussex (UK) where he attended Littlemead Grammar school. He is a fourth generation showman and his family travelled extensively in the early days before settling down in Selsey, West Sussex, where the family operated an amusement park as well as Adult Gaming Centres and Family Entertainment Centres, on the south coast and in Salisbury.
Working in the family business Jason gained wide experience of the business as his duties covered all aspects of running the amusement park and the arcades. in 1991 Jason left the family business and worked for Southern Games (Jersey) Ltd, where he operated casinos both on cruise ships and land based, in a variety of jurisdictions around the world until 1998.
Having married Amanda in 1999, the family moved to Cornwall in 2003 where they now operate two AGCs; one in Liskeard, Cornwall and one in Plymouth, Devon. Jason is a very hands on operator and is in his arcades most days, overseeing day to day running as well as keeping a watchful eye on any future expansion plans and opportunities for the business.
Jason was elected President of BACTA in March 2015 and over his time in office became a well-known figurehead for the industry in the UK. He was instrumental in increasing BACTA’s ability to impact the regulatory environment and oversaw a campaign of activity to build relations with government at every level.