Austrian gaming giant NOVOMATIC has acquired UK-based Playnation, just two years after the amusement machines operator underwent a management buyout.

Headquartered in Runcorn, Cheshire, Playnation operates 20,000 amusement machines across the UK, including slot machines, air hockey tables and toy crane machines. It currently has around 800 employees.

Its operations are located at over 1,700 sites that include holiday parks, motorway service stations, bowling alleys, family pubs and airports, with well established clients including Bourne Leisure, Park Resorts, Parkdean, Moto, Welcome Break and Roadchef.

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