NSW Clubs

The latest from the IGT Academy for NSW Clubs

POST COVID-19 SUPPORT

  • THE SHOW OF CLEANING IN A POST CORONAVIRUS WORLD FOR CLUBS AND PUBS

    Clubs, casinos, restaurants, and pubs across Australia were just coming to terms with new cleaning regimes when the government closed our businesses down.

  • WITH LIMITED NUMBERS IN THE GAMING ROOM, WHICH ONES DO I SWITCH OFF?

    In the new post – COVID-19 gaming realm there will be some alterations to how we have traditionally set up a gaming floor. While this will be different for every club based largely on size, and social distancing rules, here are a few things to consider 1. Switch off or storage? The gaming floor will […]

  • GAMING FLOOR DESIGN – SOCIAL DISTANCING IN GAMING

    When clubs and hotels reopen on 1 June there will be restrictions on the number of players allowed in the gaming area. There must be 1.5 meters between machines and the gaming room will be capped at up to 50 players, based on the size of the venue, with only 1 person per 4 square […]

  • REOPENING CHECKLIST FOR GAMING

    It will be a different world for all clubs and hotels as we start to reopen on 1 June 2020. We are still waiting to confirm some details, but there are things we can pre-prepare now ready for reopening with social distancing and 1 person per 4 meters square rules, up to 50 allowed from […]

  • IGT PROVIDES SUPPORT TO ASSIST CUSTOMERS IN REOPENING PHASE FOR 1 JUNE

    Contact your IGT Territory Managers for support   The IGT NSW territory managers have a suite of offers to assist clubs and hotels in preparation for the reopening phase on 1 June. The support options for club and hotel customers include: arranging service support for machine and floor moves updating to brand new Fireball games […]

  • DON’T SWITCH MACHINES OFF –iSOLATE THEM

    IGT’s Systems customers to get an intelligent solution for social distancing of gaming machines IGT has responded to the multiple challenges potentially facing clubs and pubs in NSW with an intelligent alternative to switching off every other machine in a gaming room. Although the social distancing requirements for gaming are currently unknown, many in the […]

  • IGT’S VIRTUAL SHOWROOM

    The Marketing and Sales team for IGT were excited about introducing their new game range Fireball with three new games, and Mighty Strike with two new games as well as featuring two Fortune Palace games due for release in May. With the cancellation of the AHGE for this year IGT’s have prepared a “Virtual Showroom” […]

  • TIPS FOR SANITISING GAMING MACHINES

    With some light at the end of the tunnel regarding the re-opening of your gaming rooms, we’ve put together some best practice tips regarding cleaning your gaming machines (EGMs) to protect the health of your patrons, personnel and the machines themselves. Most EGMs feature touch screens and button panels, so the choice and method of […]

Insights: Q&A with

  • Q&A with Daniel Grady, COO Wests Campbelltown. Part 1.

    An insightful interview with West Campbelltown’s Daniel Grady where he gives his views on what needs to be considered when making new machine purchases; the need to take player requests into consideration; whether they purchase on performance or market fit; the importance of links in the mix and providing separate links for different players.

  • Q&A with Daniel Grady, COO Wests Campbelltown. Part 2.

    In the second part of this interview West Campbelltown’s Daniel Grady shares his thoughts on what to consider when choosing a new link; what are the most important things to get right on a gaming floor; and the impact bonus options, like points play, has on gamers activity.

  • IGTGA: Q&A WITH COL BENTLEY

    In Part 1 of an in-depth discussion with IGT State Sale Manager (NSW/ACT) Col Bentley. Col talks how the sales process works when it comes to EGM’s, the benefits of developing strategic partnerships over transactional sales and the benefits of being first to market with a new gaming product.

  • Q&A WITH COL BENTLEY: PART 2

    Part 2 of an in-depth discussion with IGT State Sales Manager (NSW/ACT) Col Bentley. Col reveals how to maximise impact on your gaming floor, where customers get the best “bang for their buck” from IGT and offers his best advice for a venue.

  • Q & A with John Van Waard. Part 1

    In part one of this interview series John discusses gaming data: How gaming managers use it, what are the most underutilised elements, how data can be used to reward behavioural rather than transactional activity and what’s more important – micro data or big trends.

  • Q&A WITH JOHN VAN WAARD. PART 2

    In the second part of this interview series,  John discusses gaming data: How gaming managers use it, what are the most underutilised elements, how data can be used to reward behavioural rather than transactional activity and what’s more important – micro data or big trends.

Marketing & Communication

Development

  • GAMBLING IN AN AGEING & UNCERTAIN WORLD BY ROSS GREENWOOD

    Business and finance guru Ross Greenwood’s keynote address at the recent Drop lunch in Sydney. Ross looks at the fragmented gaming and wagering market and the opportunities and areas of concern in coming years.

  • GAMING IN AN AGEING & UNCERTAIN WORLD BY ROSS GREENWOOD

    Hosted by Mark Jolliffe, Director of Ray White Hotels Asia Pacific, the panel features Mark Malloy, Owner of the Railway Hotel Lidcombe and Panania Hotel; Greg Russell, Principal of Russel Corporate and Edward Camilleri, CEO of Revesby Workers’ Club. The second part of business and finance guru Ross Greenwood’s keynote address at the Drop lunch […]

  • Q&A WITH ROSS GREENWOOD

    Ray White Hotels Director Andrew Joliffe poses a couple of key questions to business and finance guru Ross Greenwood.

  • LUNCH WITH ROSS GREENWOOD: INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION

    Hosted by Mark Jolliffe, Director of Ray White Hotels Asia Pacific, the panel features Mark Malloy, Owner of the Railway Hotel Lidcombe and Panania Hotel; Greg Russell, Principal of Russel Corporate and Edward Camilleri, CEO of Revesby Workers’ Club.

  • THE OUTLOOK FOR BUSINESS & THE LEISURE DOLLAR WITH PAUL CLITHEROE

    “Money Man”, Paul Clitheroe’s keynote address from the IGT VIP Forum, earlier this year. Clitheroe takes a look at the Australia economy and the three main influences he believes that are affecting the club/pub and gaming industries.

Education

  • TOP SIX THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GAMING FLOOR DESIGN

    Presented by Tony Donnelly, Director of Donnelly Design. Tony is a specialist in layout and design for gaming floor installations with over 20 years industry experience. In this module Tony takes you through the six key considerations when planning your gaming floor for maximum return on investment.

  • Q&A SESSION WITH TONY DONNELLY

    Tony answers questions on bank sizes, creating movement and light on the gaming floor, privacy and more.

  • SAMPLE FLOOR LAYOUTS FOR DIFFERENT VENUE TYPES

    Tony Donnelly presents examples of floor layouts for a large pub, a NSW club and a casino environment – and all the considerations associated with designing an effective floor for each different venue type.

  • LOYALTY Q & A

    David answers questions about what is the most important data to collect, what are different venues doing with loyalty, is tiering relevant and more.

  • LOYALTY & HOW IT IMPROVES TOP LINE GROWTH

    David explains the part a well-structured and targeted loyalty program plays in increasing the profitability of your venue. He also explains the Recording, Rewarding and Repeating process of a successful process.

  • COMMON MACHINE FIXES – HOW TO CLEAR A BILL ACCEPTOR JAM

    IGT’s Kon Papas presents a “how to” series of common gaming machine fixes. Module I shows you how to clear a bill acceptor jam.

  • COMMON MACHINE FIXES – HOW TO CLEAR THE TICKET PRINTER

    IGT’s Kon Papas presents a “how to” series of common gaming machine fixes. Module 2 shows you how to clear the ticket printer.

  • COMMON MACHINE FIXES – HOW TO REMOVE THE STACKER BOX

    IGT’s Kon Papas presents a “how to” series of common gaming machine fixes. Module 3 shows you how to remove the stacker box.

  • COMMON MACHINE FIXES – MAIN PARTS OF A GAMING MACHINE AND WHAT THEY DO.

    IGT’s Kon Papas presents a “how to” series of common gaming machine fixes. Module 4 takes you around the main parts of a common gaming machine and what they do.

  • COMMON MACHINE FIXES – PARTS OF A GAMING MACHINE YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH.

    Some things need to be left to the experts. In this final module IGT’s Kon Papas shows you what parts of a gaming machine you should never touch and when it’s time to call in the techs.

Hero Products

  • PRODUCT TEST DRIVE: IGT “HYPERHITS”

    In the lead up to the AGE, IGT has asked The Drop to test drive their new HyperHits games ‘Longship Legends’ and ‘The Golden Bow’. Here are our thoughts on where to position them in your venue and the features we think your players will love.  IGT: “HyperHits” IGT has taken their new game design […]

  • TITANIUM PUNCHES ABOVE WEIGHT IN OPENING ROUND

    Titanium is showing great early results with a 2.13 x floor average in its first week.  Data below is based on 8 machines across four Sydney clubs* *Data from Maxgaming. 

  • ELEPHANT KING & HYER HITS TOP CHARTS

    AGE 17 saw the launch of our Hyper Hits™ and our Prize Disk™ games and we’re seeing strong, early performance on the new game reports from MAX. Jumbo Turnover & HOLD! Prize Disk Elephant King is easily the number one game in average daily revenue, with an ADR of $677 … and it’s also delivering […]

  • Q&A WITH PATRICK BRIMMER, HEAD OF PRODUCT IGT ANZ

    An exclusive interview with IGT’s Patrick Brimmer at this year’s AGE. Patrick talks about the market, the math, the features and the player experience behind the release of their Hyper Hits product.      

  • PRODUCT TEST DRIVE: IGT “OCEAN MAGIC”

    Most clubs are having issues with their hold percentage in recent years with the addition of very popular standalone progressive and link games to the market. These games, from all manufacturers, are the games the players want, and they are earning high net per machine per day for the clubs, so we must have them […]

  • GAME VARIETY PROVES TO BE POPULAR AMONG PLAYERS

    Over the last 10 years there has been a change in the types of games that remain popular in the market. While this has been good for turnover results up until now and with a change in the economic environment, player investment is changing too. The smaller players are getting burnt on the new style […]

  • LET THE NSW SALES TEAM PREPARE A BUSINESS REVIEW FOR YOUR CLUB

    Did you know the IGT Sales team can prepare a personalised Business Review for your club? The business Review is a document tailored to your club and includes solutions to resolve current game performance issues, and new game and machine recommendations based on your data.  The Business Review will put you in the picture in […]

  • SNEAK PEEK – SCARAB COMING SOON

    Segmenting your gaming floor requires a mix of games to suit all players. IGTs soon to be released Scarab is aimed at the regular day players wanting to have some fun and spend some time on the games with 1c only and 50c cost to cover. A global top performer localised for the Australian market. […]

  • SEGMENTING THE GAMING FLOOR BY PLAYER AND GAME TYPE

    We used to segment the gaming floor by denomination groups but most games these days are available as multidenomination product. This means many gaming floors are no longer providing organised spaces for different types of gamers. By segmenting the gaming floor by game type and player type, we can make the gaming room more comfortable. […]

  • IGT’S NEW MULTIGAME MS LEGENDS DESIGNED TO ATTRACT JACKPOT HUNTERS

    In every club we see players walking around banks of SAP machines looking for the highest available jackpot on a game to play. While a top jackpot win of $5000 or $8000 is great, what most players are actually looking for is the highest 2nd level or major jackpot, rather than the grand jackpot. They […]

  • IGT GAME DESIGNS MOVES THE FOCUS TO THE PLAYER

    With over 27% on average of Hold and Spin style product on gaming floors in NSW clubs and with numbers growing, there are lots of similar or cloned games in the market. The performance is there, and it makes sense to buy a good number of these games, but to our regular customers, who rarely […]

  • IGT’S NEW FIREBALL GAMES DELIVER ADDITIONAL TWIST TO THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR FEATURE STYLE

    Hold and Spin mechanics on game features in the market are still growing in market share in both NSW and QLD. There are currently over 35% of this style of game in clubs and over 55% in hotels.  Most manufacturers now have their own version of the popular feature style. IGT, who’s strength in recent […]

  • FIREBALL BLUE MOON II EXPRESS

    Strong game performance on Max charts in NSW & QLD. Combines a hold and spin game style with a favourite theme. Low cost to cover as well as a $1 bet option covers both ends of the regular player spectrum. Click play on the video link below >>>

  • FIREBALL JEWEL OF ARABIA EXPRESS

    Overlaid Fireball symbol means they are no longer blockers so players can achieve line wins and a feature trigger at the same time. Click on the video link below >>>

  • FIREBALL MONEY BEANS EXPRESS

    A hold and spin feature mechanic with a $1 bet option on a well-known familiar game retaining its popular additional game feature. A great favourite among regular players. Click on the video link below >>>  

  • FORTUNE COIN AND FORTUNE CHARMS

    Long term successful games that are aimed to give lower tier time-on-device players an entertaining option. Lower jackpots and dynamic bonuses based on a player’s bet gives medium-high tier players an option to add to the game volatility.

  • MIGHTY STRIKE IMMORTAL SHOGUN AND BLACK KNIGHT

    New art themes designed to appeal to male players in outdoor and high denom gaming areas. 1 cent to $1 bet options appeal to all levels of gamer.