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IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY…

It’s not about the information being correct, it’s about whether your audience wants to give you 30 seconds of their time. At no time in human history was it ever more difficult to grab your audience’s…

HOLD THE COFFEE, (BUT NEVER THE KINDNESS)

Last year was the inaugural Youth Off The Streets Cup of Kindness Day where supporting cafes from across Australia were asked to celebrate good coffee and a good cause, and to donate 50c from every cup…

BARTENDERS REVEAL THEIR PET PEEVES

Bartenders were asked what makes someone their favourite customer. Here’s what they said: Make eye contact with your bartender Isabella Marriott, head bartender at Bar Beau in Brooklyn, New…

BRISBANE’S ROYAL EXCHANGE HOTEL LISTED

Australia’s largest pub landlord, ALE Property Group, is looking to take advantage of the red-hot pub market, putting one of its trophy assets in Queensland up for sale. The ASX-listed group has listed…

31ST AGE POSTPONED

With the Department of Health managing the current COVID-19 outbreak in Australia as a health emergency and the NSW lockdown extended with no end date in sight, the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) organisers…

DO YOU REALLY NEED A LOYALTY PROGRAM?

Do you really need a loyalty program? Here are 6 reasons in sequence (as per the above model): Data Dialogue Dollars Advocacy Competitive differentiator New Customer acquisition Arguably…

MOON DOG BREWING LAUNCHES SELTZER DISPENSER

Moon Dog Brewing, alcoholic beverage manufacturer, will launch an alcoholic seltzer post mix dispensing system for on-premises venues. “We’re thrilled to be launching the first ever alcoholic…

TABLE FOR ONE?

Solo diners represent one of the fastest-growing markets in the restaurant sector, but little is known about the factors that influence their menu choices. Do solo diners express their uniqueness through…

CROWN LETTER TO GOVT WARNS OF NEGATIVE IMPACT FOR INDUSTRY

Questions have been raised over the reform agenda of embattled Australian casino giant Crown Resorts after it was revealed the company wrote to the Victorian government earlier this month seemingly seeking…

SUSTAINABILITY FUNDING FOR ACT CLUBS

Applications for grants of up to $250,000 have opened today to help Canberra’s club industry shift to long-term sustainability solutions. This is the second round of funding announced by the ACT Government…

TOP 10 MUST WATCH GAMBLING MOVIES

To help keep many club and hotel managers and staff entertained through the next week here are the top 10 movies with a gambling theme. So, bring out the popcorn, Zoom in your masked staff 1.5m apart,…

CELEBRATING STEPHEN COWAN

As Steve always said……. “It’s nice to know nice people”. However, you knew Steve, now is the time for all of us to get together and share stories and a few laughs. Friday 27th August 2 –…

CASHLESS GAMING CONCERNS

A study released late last week by the UK Gambling Commission shows that British bettors are wary of cashless gaming technologies. The survey found that 79 percent of bettors believe using cash allows…

COULD DIGITAL ORDERING INCREASE RESTAURANT PROFITS?

Restaurants are rolling out ways for customers to order digitally, which could lead to diners placing bigger orders because they can hide their embarrassment from servers, one expert has said. When…

AGE JUST 6 WEEKS AWAY – REGISTER NOW

Sydney is halfway through two weeks of stay-at-home restrictions, but recent lockdowns outside NSW show governments are committed to re-opening businesses quickly once the lockdowns are lifted. The NSW…

THE ICONIC NORFOLK HOTEL, REDFERN RETURNS

The Norfolk Hotel returns with a fresh new look. The Redfern boozer shot into the limelight under the Drink ‘n’ Dine crew around 2012 with the seafood shack-inspired House of Crabs upstairs and the…