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AUSSIES WANT MORE FRUIT AND VEG, SMALLER PORTIONS & HEALTHIER SNACKS SAYS NEW REPORT

A new landmark report by market research company Ipsos reveals that cutting back on sugar and eating more fresh and unprocessed foods is a priority for Australians.  However many believe being healthy…

THE 10 BEST CASINO AND SPORT GAME APPS

The convergence of gambling and gaming continues to grow and it is transforming the nature of gambling in Australia. Social casino and sports game apps are completely legal, including those with in-app…

PUB NEWS: ALH MANAGEMENT RESHUFFLE & PUB ASKS NON-PATRONS TO PAY $4.50 TO USE TOILETS

PUB GIANT ALH RETURNS TO MORE “HANDS ON” STRUCTURE Article and image courtesy of Clyde Mooney,  PubTIC Image: ALH recently completed Stage 1 of a massive overhaul of flagship, The Crown Nest Hotel. With…

WHERE ARE THE GROWTH MARKETS IN YOUR STATE?

Much has been made of the impact the baby boomers will have on the economy and on business. However, the population research company .id  has identified two other growth generations, which, although not…

WYNN RESORTS SET OUT TO REINVENT LAS VEGAS, AGAIN.

Crystal Lagoons has announced its partnership with Wynn Resorts to transform the Las Vegas Strip into a beach-front paradise with stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, swimming, sailing and other water…

GOVERNMENT BANS ONLINE IN-PLAY SPORTS BETTING

Online betting on live sport will be banned until at least the ­federal election and unlicensed ­foreign bookmakers barred from taking bets from Australians under reforms to be ­announced by the ­government…

ENTERTAINMENT: 50 YEARS OF CAESARS PALACE

Elaborate preparations are underway for the  celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Caesars Palace. It’s a marathon milestone golden birthday blast that will stretch from June through Aug. 5, which…

HOW TO PAIR FOOD WITH BEER [Infographic]

We’ve know that certain beers go well with certain foods, but this chart from Lifetracker.com.au shows you which beer flavours pair best with different types of food. You have more flexibility with…

PLANS TO AXE RESTRICTIONS ON CRUISE SHIP CASINOS

Western Australia’s Premier, Colin Barnett wants to lift the ban that prevents gambling on cruise ships within 12 nautical miles of the WA coast. The Premier also wants to lift restrictions that currently…

AUSTPOST BANKS MILLIONS FROM ILLEGAL ONLINE CASINOS

Australia Post pockets millions of dollars from providing financial services to online casinos which are illegal to operate in Australia, an investigation by The New Daily has revealed. A subsidiary…

A LESSON FOR ALL AS COSMOPOLITAN REVENUE JUMPS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.

Bill McBeath knew exactly what was missing at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas: gamblers. In the 14 months since Blackstone Group LP brought him in to run the 3,000-room resort, McBeath has created a new high-limit…

FOOD A DRIVING FORCE AT NEW HARBORD DIGGERS

Sydneysiders will get a taste of one of the most exciting new club developments around when Harbord Diggers launches its’ temporary club venue late next month.  Boasting two up-scale restaurants, a…

GUIDELINES SET FOR SKILLED BASED GAMES IN US

In a push to draw new younger players into the industry from the vast millennial generation, the US states of New Jersey and Nevada are providing slot machines with payback percentages that vary according…

CROWN WON’T FOLD ON POKER TAX.

Crown Casino has been locked in a three-year battle with Victoria's gambling regulator on whether commissions earned on entry fees to popular poker tournaments should be taxed. Crown doesn't think so.…

TAKE OUTS FROM ROSS GREENWOOD LUNCH

The Drop had great pleasure in hosting a finance focused industry lunch last week, with a keynote address from media personality and business and finance guru Ross Greenwood. He made some interesting points…

TWO CASINOS FOR TASSIE?

The Federal Group’s monopoly on poker machines in Tasmania could end in 2023, with the Liberals pledging to put the right to operate poker machines outside casinos on the market. A plan to introduce…