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NIGHTCLUB SCENE IN DECLINE

Stewart Burchell has a twinkle in his eye as he surveys the empty dancefloor, with its smooth sticky floor and hints of discarded glitter. "Back in the day it was a pretty cool place," he says. "We'd…

IN THE (INTERNATIONAL) NEWS

1. Macau Casino Win in May Totals Just $413M, Nearly 90 Percent Lower Than 2019 Macau casino revenue last month totalled just MOP3.34 billion (US$413.7 million). While that’s a 25% improvement from…

RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS DEBUTS NEW EXPERIENCE

Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip’s newest integrated resort, is unveiling, GLOW, a one-of-a-kind video content and multimedia experience that will bring the property’s technologically advanced architecture…

GRANTS AVAILABLE TO REIGNITE LIVE MUSIC AND ARTS IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

The Morrison Government is reactivating live music across Australia with $2.5 million in grants to be shared by more than 100 venues across the country, in round two of the $20 million Live Music Australia…

SECRET TO GET FAMILIES INTO YOUR PUB?

Competition for new business is increasing as pubs and clubs try to find unique ways to attract patrons from the new crowds and returning customers. So how has Crossways Hotel promoted their venue beyond…

2021 GALLIPOLI ART PRIZE

The winner of the 2021 16th annual Gallipoli Art Prize, Geoff Harvey with his work Forgotten Heroes was selected from 33 finalists and was announced on Wednesday 14 April, in the lead up to Anzac Day.…

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IGT FORTUNE PALACE RELEASED!

Building on the success of earlier games, IGT released Fortune Palace-Imperial Prince and Fortune Palace-Imperial Princess to the first venues last week with strong early performance results. Each of the…

31ST AUSTRALASIAN GAMING EXPO WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN 2021

In publishing its new Public Health Order on 14 May, the NSW Government extended the restrictions on large gatherings from 29 June to 14 August. The legally restricted period now extends past the planned…

WHEN A LARGE MARKET SEGMENT BECOMES A PROBLEM

What happens when Baby Boomers stay home? What happens when a dominant cohort in the gaming industry becomes hesitant to visit casinos and resorts? Boomers are a key market driver among target segments…

LIVE MUSIC BAN LIFTED FOR PUBS AND CLUBS

Outdated live entertainment conditions have been removed to allow some venues to play live music for the first time in years, while other venues can now offer a broader range of music. Across regional…

AV EVOLVES THE HOSPITALITY SPACE

The customer experience is undergoing profound change, and brands are confronted with the digitalisation of the customer journey and the importance of meeting the needs of hyper-informed consumers…

VIRAL VIDEO CONTENT ONSCREEN – NIGHTLIFE MUSIC PARTNERS WITH JUKIN MEDIA

It might seem like a somewhat minor media partnership story on the face of it, but it speaks to the rapidly changing nature of content – especially in Australia. Australian on-screen entertainment…