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THE DROP TEST DRIVES KONAMI’S BULL RUSH GAMES

When your leading games in the All Aboard range have been at the top of the rankings for two years, you don’t rest on your laurels… you go charging ahead and enhance the best features of the games…

JP MORGAN SLOT SURVEY – TRENDING BETTER OR WORSE

The 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Slot survey was conducted over two periods: first in July to collect data points, and again this month to determine a trend line for the period to early October. We focused…

SECURITY SYSTEMS ARE VITAL TO HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS

Look around … look closely and you will notice that electronic security is playing a much bigger role in our lives than ever before. You knew that already – without having to look around. In fact,…

NO GOOD NEWS YET FOR MELBOURNE HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES

There were just two new COVID-19 cases reported in Victoria on Sunday, with no further deaths for a fourth-consecutive day. It continued an extended run of declining case numbers for the state. On Saturday,…

FANTINI RESEARCH HOSTS ONLINE INTERVIEWS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS

Fantini Research reports are well known to gaming businesses around the world. They have just launched a new series of online video interviews, CEO Insights, featuring CEOs from gaming-related businesses…

PROPOSED SUPERANNUATION REFORMS – PROS & CONS

Under the new ‘Your Future, Your Super’ measures proposed under the Federal Budget, Australians will be stapled to a single superannuation fund for life. The surprise policy came as part of a string…

THE DROP TEST DRIVES IGT’S MULTISTAR BRILLIANT DIAMONDS

Multistar Brilliant Diamonds is a follow on to MS Dazzling Diamonds and MS Hot Diamonds and consists of six games that have a range of denominations from 1c to $1. The majority of our upper tier players…

RETHINKING PLAYER DEVELOPMENT: WHO SHOULD WE BE REACHING OUT TO AND WITH WHAT?

Q&A with Janet Hawk, Raving Partner, Player Development and Marketing It’s time to reposition and rethink Player Development (PD) as we navigate through these challenging and diverse economic…

FORMER LABOR LEADER WARNS GAMBLING CARD COULD DEVASTATE PUBS AND CLUBS

In the first comments from Labor about the Berejiklian government's plans to move to cashless poker machines and a gambling card, Mr Daley said the focus should be on saving jobs. The changes would…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR MEETINGS AND EVENTS?

Even now as the industry begins to show signs of recovery—albeit with cautious optimism— meetings and events (M&E) providers are faced with the reality that their business will bounce back at…

PACKER TELLS INQUIRY HE GAVE INSTRUCTIONS TO CROWN EXECUTIVES

Australian billionaire James Packer has admitted giving instructions to Crown board members despite resigning from the casino giant months earlier. Mr Packer stepped down from his role of Crown director…

GOLD COAST RACECOURSE TO GET A $31.5MILLION UPGRADE

The QLD Government has released $31.5 million from the industry-funded Racing Infrastructure Fund, financed from the exclusive wagering license fee paid to the State, to be invested into the redevelopment…

NEW COVIDSAFE COMPLIANT 2-FACTOR SIGN IN SYSTEM FROM SINT

Register.Me is an integrated COVIDSafe and compliant sign in system new to the market. Inspectors across the country are losing patience with venues not maintaining COVIDSafe regulations and are quickly…

BINGO GETS A GRAND BOOST

Bingo has been around since the first club opened its doors and we know it is a strong tool that brings players to gaming as well. After endless months of COVID lockdowns, people are looking to get out!…

FACIAL RECOGNITION – MAKING IT WORK WITH YOUR SYSTEMS FOR YOUR MEMBERS.

The NSW Government has proposed for NSW clubs and pubs to use facial recognition technology to strengthen harm minimisation in the industry. It probably won’t happen – YET. However, the proposal…

COUNCIL PREPARES TO 'TURN MELBOURNE BACK ON' WITH MAJOR OVERHAUL TO OUTDOOR DINING PRECINCTS

The City of Melbourne has identified six key dining precincts that will be transformed into outdoor eating areas this summer in a bid to help hospitality businesses recover from coronavirus shutdowns. The…