CASHLESS ECONOMY IN AUSTRALIA

Measured by the number of card transactions each year, Australia is supposed to be the sixth-most cashless society on earth. The Federal Government is at this very moment even considering outlawing…

SUNCITY JUNKET VIP GAMING CLUB TO CLOSE IN AUSTRALIAN CASINOS

The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and 60 Minutes have reported that Suncity Group will scale back its fixed high-roller rooms and withdraw its staff in The Star and Crown Casinos, following claims that the…

LOCKOUTS & FESTIVAL RESTRICTIONS PROTEST & ONGOING ECONOMIC IMPACT

Thousands of protesters took to Sydney streets again this week to protest the NSW Governments new music festival restrictions and this has raised the issues around the still controversial lockout laws…

TRADING REPORTS FOR MAJOR INDUSTRY PLAYERS RELEASED FEB 2019

End of year trading results are all being released this month as companies prepare for their AGMs. In general most of the gaming manufacturers are international now and have highly diversified businesses…

ICE 2019 LONDON - THE MAIN ISSUES

Unlike other industry expos, ICE London includes gaming machines, table games, VLTs, online gaming, social gaming, sports betting and casino equipment as well as  arcade/video games in its line-up of…

ILLEGIAL GAMBLING COULD REACH OVER $2 BILLION IN AUSTRALIA NEXT YEAR

Despite a rigorous government crackdown and the introduction of new legislation, the gambling black market in Australia appears to be stronger than ever with forecasts estimating it will be worth more…

PRODUCT TEST DRIVE: IGT’S “MULTISTAR – HOT DIAMONDS”

Multistar Hot Diamonds is the follow on game from IGTs very popular Multistar-Dazzling Diamonds. In December last year MS Dazzling Diamonds had already been in the market for a few months and was achieving…

POKIES SURRENDERED IN ACT

Time has run out for clubs and pubs in Canberra to surrender their machines before the ACT government begins seizing them. Clubs and hotels had until January 31 to exchange their poker machines for cash…

A NEW YEAR & A FRESH START FOR GAMING 2019

Most of us worked hard through the Christmas period and have had a few weeks off to refresh and renew. It’s now time to recheck the gaming floor and make sure we have some of the latest games available…

VIP HOST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM – 2019 COURSE STARTS SOON

Barrington’s teamed up with the Drop to deliver the most comprehensive VIP Host Management Program available. It the first and only course of its kind to be designed specifically for the Australian gaming…