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FREEDOM FOR MELBOURNE! AS HOSPITALITY GETS BACK TO WORK

VIC Premier finally announces an end to Melbourne's lockdown The Victorian Premier has finally resolved to open Melbourne up after months of harsh lockdown. This is what you can do now. For the official…

INTELLIGENT CARPARK ANALYTICS FOR CLUBS USING LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION(LPR) CAMERA’S

You may have driven into your local shopping centre and recognised the small box located adjacent to the entry and exits of the carpark. It was designed automated carpark billing in mind, yet provides…

AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST LIQUOR CO-OP CELEBRATES 45 YEARS

In a period where a laser-focus on costs is a vital business practice in maintaining margins, many hospitality industry venues are looking at effective cost reductions. The ILG Co-op structure offers an…

IT’S OFFICIAL! CLUB RIVERS HAS AUSTRALIA’S KINDEST CAFÉ.

October 1st was International Coffee Day. This year it was also the inaugural Youth Off The Streets Cup of Kindness Day where supporting cafes from across Australia were asked to celebrate good coffee…

SMART EXPOSURE TURNS 10 IN 2020!

In the current business climate, industry suppliers have been rocked by the destabilised market in the hospitality industry, and savvy business leaders are looking for new ways to stand out. As sales experts…

BASIC GUIDELINES FOR YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM

We all appreciate the importance of a strong customer service or gaming host team and their effectiveness when it comes to our club or pubs bottom line. However, we rarely arm them with a set of guidelines…

CASINO NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

1. Sands Casinos beginning to see ‘meaningful recovery across different segments’ Despite net revenues sliding down by 82 per cent to $586m for the quarter ended 30 September 2020, Las Vegas Sands…

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…