John Whittingdale Impressed With Game Payment App Ahead of Gambling Review

10th August 2021

John Whittingdale, Minister of State for Media and Data, witnessed Game Payment Technology’s cashless payment app in action during a recent visit to Clacton. The demonstration took place at Tom Peppers, a sports bar on Clacton seafront, using their Game Payment-enabled Reflex Games Master machine.


Bacta hosted the visit to provide the minister with an insight into the family entertainment and gaming options on offer in Clacton, ahead of the Gambling Review later this year. The review will assess current regulations and whether further measures are needed to protect children and vulnerable people.


Greg Wood, bacta president and a director of GPT, commented “It was a very positive visit, and we are grateful to the minister for giving us several hours of his time. We discussed our asks for the Gambling Review in detail. He was very interested in the Game Payment app.”


Game Payment enables play without physical cash and is designed to help players to manage their spending responsibly. The app allows players to:

  • Add funds up to their safe betting limit
  • Receive reminders of how much they have spent in a gaming session
  • View their transaction history for the last six months
  • Take a break from play for between one week and six months
  • Easily close their account
  • Contact support organisations

John White, chief executive of bacta, stated, “We were able to showcase the best of our industry and explain from personal experience just how difficult the Covid-19 has been for amusement machine businesses.”


Game Payment is easy to install in new and existing machines, both digital and analogue. Contact us at to discuss your machines and the best options to Game Payment-enable them.

John Whittingdale, visit to Clacton