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UNORTHODOX BRANDING PROPELS KAIJU! TO AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BREWING FAME

KAIJU! Beer bosses Nat and Callum Reeves will produce their millionth litre of beer this year, but while their rise to the forefront of Australia’s craft brewing scene has taken the industry by storm,…

JULIE BISHOP TO TALK BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP AT CLUB PLUS SUPER AHG BREAKFAST

One of Australia’s most recognised and respected politicians, the Honourable Julie Bishop will share unique and intimate insights into business and leadership when she takes to the stage in Brisbane…

HOW TO MAKE A MARKET BUFFET EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR GUESTS

Bringing the ultimate experience to your guests comes down to authenticity. Being able to transport your guests to other countries, fairs, farms, and markets with a creative set up that goes beyond food…

EX-INDUSTRY WORKER CLAIMS “ALARMING” SCALE OF MONEY LAUNDERING IN POKIES.

A whistle-blower and former employee of ClubsNSW has claimed that money laundering through poker machines is rife in pubs and clubs across the country. In an exclusive interview with the ABC, Troy Stolz,…

LIVE MUSIC BAN LIFTED FOR PUBS AND CLUBS

Outdated live entertainment conditions have been removed to allow some venues to play live music for the first time in years, while other venues can now offer a broader range of music. Across regional…

AV EVOLVES THE HOSPITALITY SPACE

The customer experience is undergoing profound change, and brands are confronted with the digitalisation of the customer journey and the importance of meeting the needs of hyper-informed consumers…

IGT’S NEW FIREBALL GAMES DELIVER ADDITIONAL TWIST TO THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR FEATURE STYLE

Hold and Spin mechanics on game features in the market are still growing in market share in both NSW and QLD. There are currently over 35% of this style of game in clubs and over 55% in hotels.  Most…

CORONAVIRUS SHUTS DOWN MACAU

As Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world the Chinese authorities have shut down the world’s largest gambling hub Macau as they desperately try to contain the disease.  The radical measures…

WILL IT MAKE THE BOAT GO FASTER?

The Single Thought that Will Focus Your Marketing Forever Goals, tasks and vision to answer a single question, “Will It Make the Boat Go Faster?” This is the story of how a British men’s eight…

NIELSEN 2020: PREDICTIONS FOR BEVERAGES AND ALCOHOL

While focussed on USA sales trends Nielsen has been tracking a move toward “healthier” drinking, and this trend will continue into 2020. Younger generations are leading this shift, and it will affect…

MELCO RETHINKS $880M CROWN DEAL

Hong Kong gambling giant Melco Resorts has bailed on its plan to build up a large stake in James Packer's casino group Crown Resorts, just as a powerful local inquiry prepares to dig through the inner…

J.P. MORGAN RELEASES ‘20 FOR 20’ AUSTRALIAN GAMBLING MARKET PREDICTIONS

Australian gambling expenditure has grown over the past 15 years with increases set to continue (by +1.8% in 2020). While the majority of gambling expenditure growth in recent years has been driven by…

2020 MARKETING/GAMING MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOP. NEW DATES. NEW LOCATIONS.

It is more than likely that Gaming delivers the majority of your club’s revenue and Marketing is the vital link in player development, player experience and communications with your gamers, yet these…

SUCCESSFUL TIME-ON-DEVICE GAMES FOR LOWER TIER PLAYERS

Over the last 10 years there has been a change in the types of games that remain popular in the market with dynamic paytables, increased and more flexible denomination and bet choices and a move to place…

PLANNING TO EXHIBIT AT THE AGE? … WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) will have a new, sharper look and feel for both visitors and exhibitors when the 31st edition of the gaming, technology and hospitality Expo kicks off in Sydney later…

NIGHTLIFE MUSIC MAKES CROWDDJ AVAILABLE TO NZ VENUES

Last year Brisbane based Nightlife Music integrated with Spotify in their crowdDJ product for music on demand. crowdDJ® allows people to choose their own songs on a night out in a club or hotel, or in…