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THE BIGGEST ALCOHOL TREND IN 2020

According to Nielsen, the “homebody mentality” created during pandemic restrictions is continuing to drive off-premise spirit sales, which surged 26.2% for the week ending August 22 in the US. American…

CASINO NEWS

The Star Sydney increases capacity as restrictions ease With COVID-19 restrictions easing this week The Star is planning to recall staff at both the Sydney and Queensland venues. The Star Sydney…

VICTORIA HOSPITALITY VENUES RELEASED FROM COVID-19 RULES

Victorians are once again able enjoy a beer at the bar under relaxed coronavirus restrictions that will deliver a major boost to hospitality venues ahead of Christmas. This week, mask rules have also…

CAPITAL’S NEW IN-HOUSE INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE HAS ARRIVED

At Capital Design Works, we now offer an in-house interior design service for gaming rooms. We're thrilled to be able to provide our customers with a complete design and installation package – one…

4 SIMPLE STEPS FOR SAVING ON VENUE SECURITY

The most costly part of any building project or refurbishment is driven by variations and re-work – changes to work already done. Not only do re-works add cost but they also push out completion dates…

FOR LOVE OR MONEY 2020 REPORT

Each year marketers in all industries look for the For Love or Money Report to track changes in trends on loyalty programs in Australia. In a year when customer communication has undergone a significant…

GLOBAL GAMING CUSTOMERS SEE EVERYTHING WITH OMNI VISION

Omni VISION lets you see everything across your venue: Gaming performance data in real-time from your Global Gaming System. Data from a single venue or multiple venues. See everything in “real…

30 BEST WINES IN THE WORLD AS JUDGED AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2020

The International Wine Challenge, the world’s most influential and rigorously judged wine competition, has announced its 30 best wines from around the world. Winners from fourteen countries were named…

THE STAR GOLD COAST CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

Originally called The Conrad Jupiters Casino and Resort, the iconic establishment was renamed Jupiters Casino in 2010, before changing to The Star Gold Coast in 2017. Over the past 3.5 decades, more…

USING FACIAL RECOGNITION FOR YOUR AML/CTF PROGRAMS

Austrac’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing program has clearly outlined how clubs and pubs need to comply with the AML/CTF legislation. In line with this, the onus is on the venue…

GAMING HARM MINIMISATION BILL – EXTENDED CONSULTATION DATE

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on the proposed Gaming Machines Amendment (Gambling Harm Minimisation) Bill 2020. The reforms being introduced by this Bill respond to the need to identify and support…

MERIVALE INTRODUCES THE 4 IN 1 GLASS TO RESOLVE THE “FOUR SCHOONER CARRY”

It’s the eternal Aussie pub struggle: it’s your round and you need to carry four beers back to the table in one go. Do you hug them to your chest for stability? Shove your fingers straight into…

MATT MORAN TALKS TO AICD ABOUT HOSPITALITY RECOVERY

The date 21 March is etched on chef Matt Moran’s memory. Saturday night bookings at his two-hatted restaurant Aria, with its million-dollar views of Sydney Harbour, dropped from 200 to 70 as restaurants…

COVID-19 CREATES NEW CUSTOMER GROUPS FOR MARKETERS

Traditionally marketers have focussed their attention on the 5 types of consumers: Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority and Laggards. These main groups were a focus for everyone who…

CROWN SYDNEY BANNED FROM OPENING IN DEC

The decision to temporarily ban Crown Resorts from opening its new Sydney Casino has thrown into disarray the gaming giant's planned opening of its $2.2 billion development at Barangaroo, which includes…

IGT COMBINE POSITIVE NEW GAME PERFORMANCE WITH LONG-TERM SUCCESS

IGT continue to add some interest and game variety for regular players with their new release games Egyptian Storm Fortune Lines, Dynasty Treasures Fortune Lines and Multistar Brilliant Diamonds. Performance…