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A SIMPLE APPROACH TO SECURITY IN NEW (OR REFURBISHED) VENUES.

The most costly part of any building project or refurbishment is driven by variations and re-work – changes to work already done. Not only do re-works add cost but they also push out completion dates…

THERMAL BODY TEMPERATURE READERS – ADDED PROTECTION AFTER DEC REOPENING

NSW venues can reopen to all customers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated (at their discretion) after Dec 15, and the QLD government has this week announced borders will open to fully vaccinated interstate…

FOUR CORE GUEST METRICS TO FOLLOW

When evaluating any database to understand the health of a gaming business, I largely look at four core guest metrics to understand growth or decline. Although there is a multitude of ways to slice and…

ARISTOCRAT LODGES SELF-DISINFECTING POKER MACHINE PATENT IN THE US

Australian poker machine manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure has filed a patent in the United States for self-disinfecting poker machines. The Australian Financial Review reports that as the COVID-19…

NEW DEMOGRAPHIC AND BEHAVIOURAL TREND RESEARCH

Only occasionally in history do massive demographic changes combine with huge social shifts, ongoing generational transitions and unprecedented technological innovation so that within the span of a decade…

REGIONAL POKIES A TARGET FOR MONEY LAUNDERING

Regional pubs and clubs have been the target of criminal gangs who are using poker machines to launder the proceeds of illegal drug dealing and prostitution. The ABC reports that tens of thousands…

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AUSTRALIAN VENUE CO LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH AFTERPAY

Australian Venue Co (AVC) is the first hospitality group in the country to partner directly with Afterpay. The group has launched the new “Dine Now, Pay Later” option on 1 November 2021 at 12 NSW venues,…

THE STAR SELLS TREASURY CASINO

Australia’s Star Entertainment Group Limited has entered into a sale and leaseback transaction with investment and funds management firm Charter Hall for the property related to its Treasury hotel and…

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM CROWN’S SHREDDED REPUTATION

Quite a lot, it seems. The Hon Ray Finkelstein AO QC delivered his report from the Victorian Royal Commission into the Casino Operator (Crown Melbourne) and Licence on 26 October 2021. This is a…

UTTER PROFESSIONALS – RECORDING FOR THE CLUB INDUSTRY SINCE 2003

Think about why members or guests call. They want a reason to be at your club; they want to enjoy themselves … and it’s your club where they’d like to spend their money. But with most clubs,…

BANKTECH AND LCA SIGN 6-YEAR AGREEMENT

Banktech and Leagues Clubs Australia today entered into a six-year partnership agreement, securing Banktech’s support for LCA until 2027. Banktech has been an active LCA partner for more than fifteen…

$80M LUXURY DEVELOPMENT AT THE VILLE RESORT-CASINO QLD

Perched on the edge of paradise at the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, a new $80 million luxury resort is about to take shape. From the visionaries behind tropical North Queensland’s multi-award…