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BREWERS FIGHT FOR MORE AFFORDABLE BEER

Australia’s three major brewers – Coopers, Lion and Carlton & United Breweries – have today called on the Government to make the humble pot, schooner and pint of draught beer at pubs and clubs…

NOISY RESTAURANTS LEAVE A BAD TASTE FOR DINERS, RESEARCHERS RECOMMEND QUIET SPACES

Polished concrete and hard surfaces may be all the rage for today's cafes and restaurants but, according to Flinders University researchers, the accompanying noise levels are reducing people's enjoyment…

PLANNING ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT IN A POST-COVID MARKET

Many of our hospitality venue owners have asked us questions around COVID, and what they need to do to prepare for the future. The questions we are most frequently asked are:  “What is life going to…

NEW DATA SHOWS DISCRETIONARY SPENDING LIFTING

New data released today by illion shows how the Australian government’s textbook stimulus response offset falling spending in the rest of the economy. During the COVID pandemic Australian consumer…

ULTIMATE LIST OF SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2020.

From the global reports such as the Digital Report, to more localised Australian sources such as the Yellow Report, we regularly update this page with the latest news we can find. Here we go, all…

AUSTRALIA TO BLOCK EVEN MORE ILLEGAL GAMBLING SITES

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is requesting Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block even more offshore gambling sites that are in breach of Australian laws. In 2020 there…

KONAMI LAUNCHES A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION – LEADING THE CHARGE

Konami’s new virtual exhibition provides customers with a curated experience and allows you to keep up to date with the new products and conversion games they have available. Customers can easily…

DO I NEED TO BE READY FOR DIGITAL GAMING?

Increased caution about the handling of cash and its (as yet unproven) ability to spread COVID-19, has accelerated the transition from cash to digital payments. So where does this leave gaming?  Given…

CIRCLE SOLUTIONS ROLLS OUT NEW PRODUCT INNOVATIONS

During the COVID-19 downtime Circle Solutions was working on modifications to enhance their electronic sign-in system to ensure club customers meet the COVIDSafe requirements on a system they already trust. New…

2020 MARKETING/GAMING MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOP. LAST CHANCE FOR SYDNEY WORKSHOP

As venues reopen in NSW, Gaming, more than ever, is delivering the majority of your club’s revenue. Marketing is the vital link in player development, player experience and communications with your gamers.…

IT’S NOT A REOPENING BUT A REBUILDING

For the hospitality industry, the first lesson is that we are not reopening properties, we are rebuilding the hospitality businesses. Almost all aspects of the casino business have been impacted by…

WYNN: STRAINED US-CHINESE RELATIONS COULD POSE A RISK FOR ITS MACAU OPERATIONS

In a positive improvement last month Macau saw 227,113 visitors cross its border in August, a substantial improvement over July numbers but still 93.7% down compared with the same month in 2019. A concerted…

THE DROP TEST DRIVES AINSWORTH’S NSW ‘RISE UP’ GAME RANGE

Ainsworth: Rise Up In September Ainsworth released Born Free-Rise Up and Wizards Wand-Rise Up to NSW and QLD and market performance results are booming. The work break we all had from March – June enabled…

MOGOGO DESIGNS NEW HYGIENE SCREEN SYSTEM

The current situation has been challenging for the food & beverage industry, with professionals across the world looking for ways to continue frontal F&B presentation while protecting guests and…

CASINO GROUP SUES INSURER FOR VIRUS LOSSES

An Australian gambling and entertainment heavyweight has taken its insurer to court for allegedly denying indemnity for losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic in what could be a test case. Star…

DARK KITCHENS (OR CLOUD KITCHENS) ON TRACK FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE

The dinner rush is well and truly underway for chefs Mimi and Line. The couple run five separate restaurants out of the one backroom, commercial kitchen, located inside an industrial area warehouse…