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THE VALUE OF KEEPING IT REAL

Where it all began… In the late nineties, Riva’s Managing Director Jeff Ganter was approached by family member, Greg Van Zeeland. A Refrigeration Mechanic by trade, Greg believed he’d perfected…

TIPS, TOOLS & TACTICS FOR GAMING /MARKETING MANAGEMENT

YOUR GUIDE TO GAMING MANAGEMENT & MARKETING TECHNIQUES USED IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY This intensive one day course covers the basic information you will need to understand all the latest gaming management…

AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES WARNED TO BRACE FOR CYBER ATTACKS

Ransomware attacks increasing in Australia. Australian businesses have been warned to take extra precautions against cyber-attacks in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Defence Minister…

CASINO CANBERRA OWNER SELLS TO OSCARS GROUP

Aquis Entertainment Ltd has confirmed that it intends to sell its Casino Canberra to Oscars Group subsidiary Capital Leisure & Entertainment Pty Ltd. The original deal is listed for AU$52 million or…

FOOD STANDARDS ANZ CONSIDERS ENERGY LABELS FOR ALCOHOL

Aussies have largely been kept in the dark on the kilojoules hiding in their booze, but that could soon change under a proposal to consider energy labels on alcoholic drinks. Food Standards Australia…

GET READY FOR AGE 2022 – ADVERTISE WITH THE DROP

The Drop was launched in 2015 by its founders, Justine Channing (Gaming Specialist), Danielle Rayner (GSL - Customer Loyalty Specialist) and Linda Joannides (Marketing Specialist). All three principals…

THE STAR SUSPENDS VIP REBATE PROGRAM

The Star Entertainment Group says it will suspend its VIP rebate programs while it deals with probity issues from a damning inquiry into the company's suitability to run its Sydney casino. The rebate…

STEP ABOARD ARISTOCRAT’S MIDNIGHT EXPRESS LINK

Aristocrat’s Midnight Express Link has already been installed in over 160 clubs and pubs and it looks like Aristocrat has another risk-free machine purchase for venues on the MarsX gaming cabinet, with…

TIPS, TOOLS & TACTICS FOR GAMING /MARKETING MANAGEMENT

YOUR GUIDE TO GAMING MANAGEMENT & MARKETING TECHNIQUES USED IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY This intensive one day course covers the basic information you will need to understand all the latest gaming management…

REPORT: FOR LOVE OR MONEY 2022

This year introduces the 10th edition of the annual For Love or Money consumer research study taking the pulse on customer loyalty and loyalty programs in Australia. The benchmarks were first established…

HOW ONE AUSTRALIAN FIRM IS CREATING SMARTER MENUS

Australian mobile ordering and payment technology provider me&u had been catering to the hospitality industry, but the onset of the pandemic opened up new business opportunities in the food and beverage…

FLAVOUR, NOT ALCOHOL, THE LATEST BUZZ IN BEER

Beer consumers have become more conscious of their drinking habits during the pandemic, turning to flavour rather than alcohol for their buzz. The number of no-alcohol beers entered into this year’s…

PUB NEWS

1. Merewether Beach Hotel, Newcastle sells for $40m A large Newcastle hotel overlooking the waterfront at Merewether Beach has sold for about $40 million.  Investor Glenn Piper has snapped up the Merewether…

TIPS, TOOLS & TACTICS FOR GAMING /MARKETING MANAGEMENT

YOUR GUIDE TO GAMING MANAGEMENT & MARKETING TECHNIQUES USED IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY This intensive one day course covers the basic information you will need to understand all the latest gaming management…

WHY DOES BEER TASTE BETTER ON TAP?

Really, there’s no disputing it, there’s just something about drinking beer on tap that makes it taste so much better. Everyone’s got a different opinion of why – “It’s because it’s colder”,…

THE SEARCH FOR THE BEST CLUB MEAL IN NSW BEGINS

The search for the best club meal in NSW is on, with the launch of the 2022 Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards. From Macksville to Mollymook, more than 160 club eateries from across the state have…

MARKETING STORYTELLING

What is storytelling? Storytelling describes the cultural activity of sharing narratives, whether verbally, visually, theatrically, or through the written word. Okay, but why is it so effective? Good…

CLUBS QUEENSLAND ANNOUNCES NEW CEO

The Board of Clubs Queensland is delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Harley as its new Chief Executive Officer. Craig will commence in the role from 20 June 2022, taking over from Dan Nipperess,…