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CHARITY HOUSIE – HELPING KIDS IN NEED WHILST HELPING BOOST CLUB PATRONAGE.

Do you currently run bingo in your club? Would you like to ‘upgrade’ to a Bingo/Housie session to attract more valuable patrons through your doors? Or is Housie an activity you’ve heard is a great…

BREW ACCOUNTING AUTOMATE PROCESSES TO SAVE TIME & COSTS

In good times we tend to focus solely on increasing and growing profits across all integrated business units within our hospitality companies. When times become tougher, we need to also focus on cost savings…

EXHIBITIONS, INCLUDING THE AGE, ARE BACK AT ICC SYDNEY

Last week the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney received advice from the New South Wales Department of Health that it can proceed with hosting exhibitions, subject to one person per four square…

JAMES PACKER UNSUITABLE AS CROWN CASINO ASSOCIATE

Billionaire James Packer is an unsuitable person to be associated with gaming giant Crown, an inquiry into Barangaroo casino has heard. In the second day of closing submissions, Adam Bell, the counsel…

CRAFT BEER SALES BOOM ONLINE THROUGH COVID-19

Created by craft beer retailer Beer Cartel, the 2020 Australian Craft Beer Survey is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken with Australian craft beer drinkers. It is the fifth year the study has…

USING FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY TO MANAGE GAMBLING SELF-EXCLUSION LISTS

The NSW Government is proposing a new bill which puts the onus on venues to identify and assist problem gamblers, and their families, in a manner comparable to that of responsible service of alcohol laws. There…

COVIDSAFE COMPLIANT 2-FACTOR QR CODE SIGN IN SYSTEM

The NSW government has decided to implement a new COVID safety rule after encountering situations where venues were flouting the current restrictions. From November 23, all hospitality venues in NSW will…

THREE SYDNEY BARS HAVE BEEN NAMED IN THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS AWARDS

Sydney's strong bar scene continues to be recognised by The World’s 50 Best Bars awards, which were announced this week in London. For the second year, 1950s Vegas-inspired cocktail bar Maybe Sammy was…

VENUES TO PAY BACK STOLEN MONEY USED FOR GAMBLING

The legislation, titled Making Gambling Businesses Accountable, is authored by Federal Independent MP Andrew Wilkie. If passed, it will amend Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing…

TABCORP SHARE PRICE RALLIES 16% ON TAKEOVER RUMOURS

There are rumours that a private equity firm is running the ruler over Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH). As a result, the Tabcorp share price has rocketed up by 16.43% so far in today’s trading. The…

GTA WORLD COUNT OF GAMING MACHINES

The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has finalised its recent study on the number of gaming machines operating globally in 2019. The GTA estimates that the number of authorised gaming machines installed…

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

For most clubs the realisation is that it’s not if, but when will they have a member or visitor walk in their club who is notified as a positive COVID-19 case days later. There isn’t a lot you can…

USING FACEBOOK PIXEL, EVENTS & CONVERSIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR VENUES DIGITAL MARKETING

More than ever, social media is becoming a strong tool for marketing managers in clubs and hotels to connect directly with visitors and members, building relationships with guests and potentially building…

RESEARCH: COVID TO CURB FESTIVE SEASON THIS YEAR

This festive season is set to be a COVID Christmas, marked by less spending, less socialising and less traveling internationally, although there will be an increased focus on exploring local attractions,…

HEAT ON CROWN OVER ITS PLAN TO OPEN BARANGAROO CASINO BEFORE INQUIRY VERDICT

Crown Resorts is under growing pressure to delay the planned December opening of its Sydney high roller casino, Crown Towers at Barangaroo, until the independent Liquor and Gaming Authority decides on…

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…