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UPDATE YOUR MANAGEMENT TEAMS’ DETAILS ON THE DROP

Each week on Wednesday morning, as you grab your coffee and prepare for your day, The Drop sends out a weekly newsletter to casino, club and hotel managers and industry suppliers across Australia, (and…

TOP 8 BIGGEST CASINOS IN THE WORLD

When it comes to the biggest casinos ever, we’re talking giants, behemoths and big-guns. Sprawling complexes of entertainment that could rival a small town in size. There’s gaming and then there’s next…

500 JOBS OPEN FOR “THE SUMMER OF FUN”

Australian Venue Co has launched an ambitious new recruitment drive in anticipation of extraordinary demand this summer. The group is investing tens of thousands of dollars to fill 500 jobs, targeting…

CUB ZERO ALCOHOL BRANDS REACH MILESTONES

Carlton & United Breweries’ no alcohol brands Carlton Zero and Great Northern Zero are celebrating major milestones in a changing landscape for the no-alcohol category. When Carlton Zero launched at…

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH CHANGING COVID NEWS

1. Projected NSW opening date 11 Oct ClubsNSW have advised their member clubs that the projected opening date is now Monday 11 October 2021 which will be the first Monday after 70% of the adult population…

BECAUSE WE ALL NEED A LAUGH…

UK man breaks into pub to burgle it, gets drunk and passes out behind the bar Lee Roach was a man on a mission to ransack a local business, but he got a little distracted. The 46-year-old serial…

TRANSPARENT SCREENS – THE NEW FEATURE WALL

Western Suburbs League Club wanted to give their premises a facelift. But Wests didn’t want to do a run-of-the-mill refurb. Instead, they wanted to do an upgrade that would completely transform…

BECOME THE GO-TO FAMILY LOCAL

WHY CHOOSE RHINO PLAY?  When you choose Rhino Play, you don’t just choose a playground out of a brochure. Our designers work closely with you to explore different concepts, creating a unique play space…

PEOPLE COUNTER THAT INTEGRATES WITH PAGING

Yet again we are heading back into a period when temperature readers and people counters are a vital operational requirement for clubs. Sint’s thermal body temperature monitoring system and Count.Me…

THE EVOLUTION OF SKILL

Five years ago, a handful of pioneers appeared, championing a new genre in the slot-machine universe. Suppliers like Gamblit, GameCo, Synergy Blue and Next Gaming gained some steam in the slot universe…

NSW HAS A PLAN TO REOPEN

NSW has a plan to reopen, but will the economy bounce back this time? The New South Wales government has now outlined its plan to reopen most sectors of the economy to vaccinated people, probably as…

IT’S GO! TIME FOR IGT

This year the summer seasonal lift in gaming revenues becomes even more important for all clubs and pubs. While we are all hoping that we see a strong positive bounce this year, the one thing we can all…

IS YOUR GAMING ROOM READY FOR THE “NEW NORMAL”?

The rules have been re-written during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Right now all of NSW, VIC & ACT are in lockdown with a knock on effect for other states that rely on tourism as a major component of their…

THE QUEENSLAND GAMING ROADSHOW

With COVID-19 having forced the postponement of Australia's two national gaming events in 2020 and now 2021, the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has organised three trade-only events for members…

KONAMI TAKES US TO THE NEXT DIMENSION

One of the worst kept secrets in the industry is the rumoured new Konami cabinet range. Konami have just confirmed and it’s official and have dropped a video sneak peek of the new Dimension 27 and…

GET YOUR LED FOR (next to) NOTHIN’, GET YOUR CHICKS FOR FREE

https://youtu.be/leam7hdqS78 Not all LED companies are made the same, particularly in the hospitality industry pricing has been dominated by one or two players in the market, resulting in sustained…

CLUBSACT SUPPORT VACCINATION RESPONSE

The peak body for Canberra’s Licenced Club industry has announced their full support for the ACT Government’s commitment to the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response…

MARKETING YOUR RESTAURANT POST-LOCKDOWN

When restrictions start to ease across the country for vaccinated customers, clubs & pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars will slowly re-open their doors to the public. But in the aftermath of COVID-19,…