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Jubilee bandits origin & history

Postby hutto » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:39 am

After England's somewhat unlucky performance dirtdog I got to thinking where were Jubilee bandits made and by whom !PUZZLED! There does not seem to be a lot of information on tintanet !!JUNK!! Does anyone have any info? thanks Dave !!RAYOF!!

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Re: Unlucky i think

Postby badpenny » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:07 am

The deliciously named
Nutt & Muddle of Orstraylia

Nutt & Muddle

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Re: Unlucky i think

Postby treefrog » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:26 pm

They got bought by Aristocrat, in fact they bought all Ausie manufacturers.

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Re: Unlucky i think

Postby pennymachines » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:30 pm

Actually as our esteemed Australian member Bob said:
The more successful Ainsworth Industries (Aristocrat) did attempt to take over the ailing Nutt and Muddle (Jubilee) but the takeover was prevented by the ACCC ( a government body designed to encourage competition and prevent monopolies from being created) and as a result Nutt and Muddle sic (Jubilee) went broke and closed down.
Powerhousemuseum.com gives this account of the attempted takeover:
In 1980 Aristocrat's Len Ainsworth launched a hostile takeover of Nutt & Muddle; the bid's eventual success in 1985 gave Aristocrat almost 90 per cent of the Australian market. However Ainsworth was arrested by the NSW police and charged with dishonestly conspiring to gain a monopoly of the industry. Federal regulatory authorities also investigated the takeover, which resulted in decades of inconclusive legal battles. Regardless, the Jubilee name disappeared from clubs after 1985.
Ainsworth opened a refurbishing division in 1999 which they called Jubilee.
There's a detailed history of the company here: Aristocrat Leisure Limited History

Powerhousemuseum.com also gives a good outline of Nutt & Muddle's history.
One reason we see so many Jubilees in the UK is that, after Roy Nutt and Sid Muddle died, British-based engineering and leisure company Cope Allman Industries purchased a majority stake in Nutt & Muddle.
The Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 9, 1983

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Re: Jubilee bandits origin & history

Postby glittering-prize67 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:34 pm

I must say Dave, your input and knowledge is simply brilliant. You are either clever or read papers and books 24 seven lol. But whichever, it's good. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Jubilee bandits origin & history

Postby bob » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:09 am

Prompted by Mr Pennymachines latest brilliant research on Nutt and Muddle the makers of the Jubilee poker machines I thought that I should make good on my promise a year ago to dig out a "History of the Company" written by one of its longest standing employees in 1974 that I had somewhere. Here it is:
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Re: Jubilee bandits origin & history

Postby bob » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:11 am

The pages haven't come up very legibly, perhaps Dave could do something a bit better with this, otherwise I'll type it in.

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Re: Jubilee bandits origin & history

Postby badpenny » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:30 am

That's ok Bob, just clicking on your pages gives copy big enough for anyone to use as wallpaper, brilliant, thanks.

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Re: Jubilee bandits origin & history

Postby hutto » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:16 pm

Very interesting comments indeed. Would it be true to say that Jubilee bandits are as well made as Aristocrat ? !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Jubilee bandits origin & history

Postby coppinpr » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:06 pm

I don't believe the mechs are as bomb proof as Aristos and the cases of some are a bit plain in design but they do have some nice bits, the double jackpots for example.
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