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RESTART THE ECONOMY BY RESTARTING HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

Behind developing a vaccine, Australians believe the restarting of the hospitality and tourism industry will provide the biggest boost to the economy, in new research released from the ANU today. Mr…

THE VEGAS BUFFET REIMAGINED AT WYNN CASINO

Casinos around the world are renowned for their ‘one price fits all’ buffets, but many considered that their days were numbered, particularly in Vegas where the buffet is an integral part of the Strip…

USING SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL CHANNELS TO PERSONALISE COMMUNICATION WITH CUSTOMER GROUPS

The Convergence of Storytelling and Personalized Marketing Automation It’s noisy out there. Consumers are inundated with content. How can you break through? - STORYSOFT CEO Ryan Taft explains how…

MANAAKI, THE WORLD’S FIRST APP FOR PEOPLE SEEKING HELP WITH PROBLEM GAMBLING

A new mobile app named Manaaki is described by Gayl Humphrey, the study lead from the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland, as “a support package in your pocket”…

BUNDABERG RUM CREATES $11.5 MILLION FUND TO SUPPORT AUSTRALIA’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Iconic Queensland brand Bundaberg Rum, owned by parent company and leading drinks producer Diageo, this week announced its creation of ‘Raising the Bar’, an $11.5 million fund that will support Australia’s…

CORONAVIRUS USA: 80 PEOPLE INFECTED AFTER VISITING PACKED PUB

When Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub reopened in Lansing Michigan, it saw “shoulder-to-shoulder crowds”. Now at least 80 people have tested positive as a result. At least 80 people in the United…

IGT RELEASES NEW MIGHTY STRIKE GAME SERIES

IGT will release Mighty Strike-Immortal Shogun and Mighty Strike-Black Knight this week. The games, based on the success of the Fortune Gong game series, include an adjustment back to a 3 x 5-line standard…

BANKSTOWN SPORTS IMPLEMENTS CONTACTLESS DELIVERY, TAKE OUT & DIGITAL DINE-IN

Bankstown Sports is an unequivocal technology innovator in the club industry with visionary leadership and a sharp focus on staff and members wellbeing.  This is evidenced by the club implementing an…

KONAMI INTRODUCES ALL ABOARD EXPRESS MULTIGAME

Konami All Aboard Express Originally released two years ago in July 2018, Konami’s All Aboard game range continues to achieve strong results through the development of additional features and maths…

VENUES NOT EMBRACING DISINFECTING BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES

As venues start to open from the COVID-19 hiatus, the question has been asked if venues are ready to embrace a new regime of disinfecting their shared IT infrastructure. Touchscreen based technology…

CYBER-ATTACKS ON AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES ON THE RISE

It used to be a business needed a lock on its door and a CCTV camera to protect against criminals, now experts say they need to invest in security they cannot see. The humble keyboard has been used to…

SPORTSBET MADE TO REFUND CUSTOMER WHO CREATED ACCOUNT DESPITE BEING ON 'SELF-EXCLUSION' LIST ADD ARTICLE

In a rare decision in favour of a gambler, online betting company Sportsbet has been ordered to give a full refund to a man who "self-excluded" from gambling but was allowed to open a new account, betting…

CLUBSNSW MOUNTS DEFENCE IN LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWER

ClubsNSW has filed its defence against former employee turned whistleblower Troy Stolz, further signalling a potentially lengthy and expensive legal fight. Mr Stolz, who worked as an anti-money laundering…

IGT ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR ASIA PACIFIC

IGT announces the appointment of Dallas Orchard as Chief Operating Officer, APAC. Orchard will re-locate to Australia from the U.S., where he previously served as IGT’s Senior Vice President and Chief…

AURES UNVEILS TOUCHSCREEN DISINFECTING SOLUTION

Renowned POS touch terminal manufacturer, AURES Technologies, has launched a range of hands free, automated, touchscreen and POS peripheral disinfecting solutions called UV-Clean. Developed in the US…

FIVE FOOD & HOSPITALITY TRENDS FOR A POST-LOCKDOWN WORLD

For many it has been a tremendously difficult period, however we are starting to emerge from the lockdown period, and tentatively look towards the future. Of the micro-trends that have risen in the…