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WHAT HAPPENS IF RESTAURANTS AND PUBS DISAPPEAR?

During a week when the news has been so bleak, when we’ve heard about the deaths of colleagues and artists and beloved educators, when much of the world’s population is in lockdown, the closing of…

MANAGING SOCIAL MEDIA IN A CRISIS

FREE ONLINE FORUM FOR COMMUNITY CLUBS WITH LAUREL PAPWORTH Most clubs are still coming to terms with the massive upheaval to their business in the past few weeks. But now is the time to step up communications…

WHAT DOES COVID-19 MEAN FOR AGE?

When Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people should be suspended from Monday 16 March, due to the spread of COVID-19, our industry was immediately…

DISTILLERIES AROUND AUSTRALIA ARE MAKING HAND SANITISER

Distilleries around Australia have discovered their production methods are suitable for making hand sanitiser. Archie Rose Sydney-based spirits company Archie Rose rolled out its own brand of hand sanitiser…

NSW OFFICE OF RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING TACKLES ONLINE GAMBLING

The gambling landscape has changed significantly as a result of Covid-19. Most sport has been suspended, and casinos, pubs and registered clubs are closed to the public. The NSW Gambling Survey 2019…

THE DROP DURING THE CLOSURES

From The Drop Team Things have changed very quickly for our whole industry with extreme steps taken to protect the most vulnerable in our communities by temporarily closing our clubs, casinos, restaurants,…

500 FREE ONLINE COURSES FROM IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

With coronavirus rampaging around the world, nothing is certain at the moment except that daily life is about to be a whole lot different. With many businesses shutting their doors and public health officials…

TIMING IS EVERYTHING…

Australia's biggest beer company, Carlton & United Breweries, and its large rival Lion are both worried that the nation could run out of beer for three months if their breweries are included in a shutdown…

BILL GATES – REOPENING AFTER 6-10-WEEK LOCKDOWNS ARE POSSIBLE

The billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has long warned that a pandemic could be on the way, and he’s called the novel coronavirus a “once-in-a-century pathogen.” In a Reddit AMA on Wednesday,…

HIGHER DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE RISK

In this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be serious knock on effects felt by all. Some more obvious and pronounced than others. One serious impact, which may not be so obvious but…

PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR TACKLING CORONAVIRUS FOR CLUBS AND HOTELS

In the toughest of times, businesses that look for opportunities and think outside the box are most likely to see a smaller downturn. I work with many clubs and hotels and I am seeing lots of proactive…

IGT’S NEW GAMES IN A 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 their most successful recent…

CASINO NEWS

1. Crown Casino closes half its poker machines to stem coronavirus spread One in every two poker machines will be deactivated at Crown's casino in Melbourne's Southbank, and gamblers will not be allowed…

STRATEGY IN A DOWNTURN – 10 LESSONS FROM THE LAST RECESSION

A slowing economy does not mean you have to stop growing. Greg Will, a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’s private companies’ practice, has researched the last recession and identified the strategies…

PUB NEWS: KEEP CALM AND BUY A PUB

One area of investment that is still growing are hotel business sales across Australia. The potential in coming months to see further hotels become available for sale might see continued increases in price. 1.…

THE DROP TEST DRIVES KONAMI’S “GOLDEN RABBIT – MONEY TRAILS”

Originally released in April and August 2019, the first two Konami Money Trails games in the Concerto Stack machine, Rising Koi Money Trails and Fortune Phoenix Money Trails, have been consistently popular…