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CASINO STREAMERS – THE NEW ONLINE BUSINESS

Australians are building large online followings by broadcasting themselves gambling using real money in online casinos on video streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. And it’s surprisingly…

CLUBSACT - CLUBS WILL CLOSE, JOBS WILL BE LOST UNDER GREENS

Over the past 15 years in the ACT, gaming revenues have declined by almost 60 per cent, more than 15 clubs have closed, five in this parliamentary term, and under the ACT Greens more clubs will close and…

JPMORGAN 2020 11TH ANNUAL SLOT SURVEY

For 2020 The Drop are teaming up with JPMorgan to assist with their 11th Annual Australian Slot Survey. This year, more than most, research of such high quality will be invaluable for future planning for…

MELBOURNE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Melbournians, who are living under stage four restrictions – some of the toughest in the world – and regional Victorians, under stage three restrictions, have learned about the Government’s long-awaited,…

2020 MARKETING/GAMING MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOP. JUST A HANDFUL OF PLACES LEFT 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.…

DO PEOPLE OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE USE FACEBOOK?

Unsurprisingly, social media usage is highest among adolescents and young adults aged 14-24.  It is estimated that young men spend 528 minutes a week on social media [1] , while young women spend…

REPORT: RESTAURANTS HAVING TO ADAPT

Restaurants uncertain about the future are seeking new ways to thrive, with more than four in five (82 per cent) restaurant owners who stayed open during the COVID-19 lockdowns adopting new ways of working;…

AUSTRALIASIAN MARKET REPORT: HOW TO ADAPT TO THE NEW NORMAL

COVID-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt to the new realities. Carried…

AUSSIE RESTAURANTS FEATURE IN RESTAURANT & BAR DESIGN AWARDS

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards recognise the designs of food and beverage spaces around the world with a number of Australian bars and restaurants making the shortlist in this year’s awards including…

MARKETING DIRECTORS REPORT MASSIVE SHIFTS IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AND MARKETING STRATEGIES POST COVID-19

A new survey of nearly 300 top marketers at for-profit US companies reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the landscape for marketing organizations across a range of industries. Among the findings:…

SYDNEY PUB SMASHED WITH FINES

In New South Wales, authorities have slapped a Sydney pub with $10,000 in fines for repeatedly breaching COVID-safe requirements. Liquor and Gaming inspectors conducted snap audit visits at The Phoenix…

CROWN AIMS FOR DOMESTIC GAMBLING TO BOOST PROFITS

Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd said on Wednesday it was betting on domestic gambling to bolster profit as an international travel ban triggered by the coronavirus pandemic wiped out much of…

THE AUSTRALASIAN GAMING SEMINARS

This year, for the first time in three decades, the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) did not fill the halls of Sydney's exhibition centre, it did not bring together the industry, nor did it demonstrate the…

SINT - THERMAL BODY TEMPERATURE READERS AND PEOPLE COUNTERS INTEGRATES WITH PAGING

Many clubs are realising that it’s not if, but when, they end up with amember or visitor walk in their club who is notified as a positive COVID-19 case. There isn’t a lot you can do to prevent it as…

OLD SCHOOL RAFFLES WITH NEW COOL FEATURES PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

For many clubs COVID-19 has changed the way some aspects of hospitality industry promotions operate. Not only do we have limited promotions budgets, but we are also faced with many customers still too…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR MEETINGS AND EVENTS?

Even now as the industry begins to show signs of recovery—albeit with cautious optimism— meetings and events (M&E) providers are faced with the reality that their business will bounce back at…