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…

TEN POKER MACHINE TRENDS FOR 2019

This is an interesting article from Frank Legato, CDC Gaming Reports that predict what trends we can expect from the slot (poker machine) sector in the coming year, or years as the case may be for the…

GAMING: THE NEW FRONTIERS

A white paper released in Macau last week by gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy BMM International LLC, known as BMM Testlabs, has spotlighted some of the issues and opportunities that…