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NEW RELEASE GAMES: HOW THEY’RE PERFORMING

Here’s  a quick update of the new games that were released at the recent AGE Show, and there are a number of good game conversion and machine choices available from all the manufacturers. As we are…

GET IN NOW TO GET YOUR EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

Time is running out to get your application in for the CMAA National Bursary Awards 2017. There are 23 individual study grants available to suit all club managers and aspiring managers, including four…

WOMEN RULE SOCIAL MEDIA

Beyoncé was right!  Girls do run the world…at least the social media world that is. A new infographic from Digital Flash explores how men and women are using social media and highlights the dominance…

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Here's  a number of key industry dates you won’t want to miss.   Just click on the event name to access  links for more information. 12-13 Sept.          CMAA Food & Beverage Summit  -   Melbourne 26-29…

CASINO NEWS: PACKER REDUCES STAKE IN CROWN & SLOW START FOR WYNN PALACE

James Packer’s privately held investment arm, Consolidated Press Holdings Ltd. (CPH), has announced the billionaire has agreed to sell 35 million shares—representing about 4.8 percent of Crown’s…

AUSTRALIA’S CASINO WARS – THE CHASE FOR CHINESE VISITORS

Last year, for the first time, Australia welcomed more than 1 million Chinese visitors, many of them eager to try their luck whilst on trips for business, visiting relatives or seeing sights. Chinese…

NATIONAL GAMBLING LOSSES REACH AN ALL TIME HIGH

New national data published by the Queensland government shows that total net gambling losses in Australia rose 7.7 per cent to $22.73 billion in the 12 months to the end of June last year, driven by massive…

SYDNEY’S NEW INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE – TAKE A TOUR

Set to open in December 2016, Sydney’s new $1.5 billion International Convention Centre will boast three new theatres, an entertainment precinct, an open-air event deck, Australia’s biggest ballroom…

WANT THOUSANDS OF FACEBOOK VIEWS? USE VIDEO.

A picture is worth a thousand words but a one minute video is equal to 1.8 million according to the chief analyst at Forrester Research.  Nothing has as much impact as a moving picture and more and more…

LATEST DINING TRENDS REVEALED

Online restaurant reservation website, Dimmi, has released its fifth annual Australian Dining Index. It provides an insight to the trends impacting the Australian dining scene and gives us an understanding…

CASUAL WORK CHANGES COULD HAVE MAJOR INDUSTRY RAMIFICATIONS

Australian employees will now have their casual employment calculated towards their redundancy entitlements as a result of a recent Fair Work Commission ruling. The Commission upheld an appeal made by…

PUB NEWS: BEER SURVEY INSIGHTS

Article by Clyde Mooney, PubTIC The Sydney-based Beer Cartel is a distributor of over 1,100 craft beers from around the world, providing tasting rooms, beer clubs, and supply of curated six and twelve-packs…

CASINO NEWS: VEGAS GEARS UP FOR ASIAN CLIENTEL & LUKE NGUYEN ‘POPS-UP’ AT THE STAR

Two companies are developing casinos in Las Vegas specifically targeted at Chinese clientele but each taking a different approach to getting a slice of the growing market. The Lucky Dragon Hotel &…

BEST IN SHOW: AGE GAMING ROUND-UP

AGE 2016 wrapped up last week with a record attendance of 6,813 visitors attending over the three days. There were lots of new games on show, either just released or soon to be released, giving the market…

HOW AUSSIES ARE USING SOCIAL: REPORT

The social media landscape in Australia continues to evolve rapidly for both consumers and businesses. When you consider that nearly three quarters of Australians are now on social media, it’s clear…

CASINO NEWS: LATEST FROM SINGAPORE, MACAU AND AUSTRALIA

MARINA BAY SANDS TERROR ATTACK FOILED The Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore has narrowly dodged becoming the target of a terror attack. Last Friday, Indonesian authorities announced that…