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ACCESS CONTROL: OLD SYSTEMS STILL WORK BUT …

Access Control is one of those functions that many clubs “set and forget”. From our observations most of the Access Control Systems in operation across clubs are pretty old – anything up to about…

New CEO to lead ClubsACT

Craig Shannon has been appointed the new Chief Executive of ClubsACT. He has only recently finished in his role as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Western Australian Police Minister, The Hon Michelle…

TIPS & TRICKS: A GUIDE TO GAMING MANAGEMENT & MARKETING TECHNIQUES USED IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY

This intensive one day course covers the basic information you will need to understand all the latest gaming management and marketing techniques used in the gaming industry – and how to apply them to…

BREWERS CALL FOR BEER TAX CUT

Beer producers are calling for huge tax cuts to help struggling pubs following crippling Covid-19 lockdowns. The Brewers Association is calling for Scott Morrison to slash the draught beer tax in…

WGA MENTORING WEBINAR AND INTRUST SUPER SCHOLARSHIP

Intrust Super Scholarship Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia with Intrust Super are delighted to offer an opportunity for an emerging female leader in the industry to attend Massachusetts…

HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE SPORTS BETTING INDUSTRY

While online gaming sites are illegal in Australia, sports betting companies are common. However, Bitcoin allows gamblers located in jurisdictions where online gambling is restricted to make deposits.…

SEGMENTING THE GAMING FLOOR BY PLAYER AND GAME TYPE

The Issue Hold and Spin games now make up over 28% of all games in NSW Clubs or more in many clubs, so there is less game variety for the players. Both hold and spin games, and games with dynamic paytables…

CUSTOMER SERVICE RECOVERY: PART 3

CUSTOMER SERVICE RECOVERY: PART 3 OF THE PLAN IS NOT: "I know you're pissed off - but can you wait until I ask my boss first?"   Part 3 of a series by Steve Browne, Raving Service, Raving Consulting,…

BOWLS CLUB SUPPORTS DEMENTIA SUFFERERS

As dementia is "a terrifying, confronting time," a bowls club in Cairns has made its facility more accessible and is smashing stigmas around dementia and Alzheimer's. Edge Hill Memorial Bowls club in…

LOCAL BREWERIES BOOM

Craft breweries are having a moment in Australia as drinkers look beyond legacy brew brands. After a bruising 12 months for the hospitality industry generally, it appears as if craft brewers are still…

STAR CASINO CHASING BILLIONAIRE WHO LOST $43M

The Star Casino has escalated its bid to sue a Singaporean billionaire who fled Australia after racking up a $40million debt in just three days. Gambling baron Yew Choy Wong allegedly dishonoured a…

ACMA BLOCKS 10 MORE ILLEGAL BETTING WEBSITES

The Australian Communications and Media Agency (ACMA) has moved to block a further 10 illegal offshore betting websites in the country. Following a number of complaints, the ACMA chose to investigate…

OUTDOOR SIGNAGE –BRANDING YOU CAN’T IGNORE

Clubs and pubs often think “local” when it comes to their customers and don’t see the need for updated outdoor branding and signage for their venue. But just because your venue has been there for…

GAMING AND MARKETING BASICS BOOTCAMP

This intensive one day course covers the basic information you will need to understand all the latest gaming management and marketing techniques used in the gaming industry – and how to apply them to…

FROM AN A.S.S. TO A B.U.D.D.Y. - CUSTOMER SERVICE RECOVERY: PART 2

By Guest Contributor Steve Browne, President, Raving Consultancy,  Reno Nevada   In this second instalment of a three-part series from Raving Consulting we look at what to do when it comes…

CMAA COUNTRY MANAGERS CONFERENCE 10-12 MAY

One of the most highly attended events in the Club Calendar reach year is the CMAA Country Club Managers’ Conference and this year it moves to the CMAA Mid State Zone at the Parkes Services Club. Building…