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TABCORP AND TATTS AGREE TO MERGE

Two of Australia's biggest listed gambling businesses, Tabcorp and Tatts, have agreed to merge and create an $11.3 billion giant which will control more than 90% of Australia's totalisator betting and…

IS YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE AS GOOD AS YOU THINK?

As a consultant, editor and speaker I visit a lot of clubs and talk to a lot of club managers.  And every one of them is looking for an edge. A way to improve their business, a way to do things better. When…

COMMUNITY CLUB’S BIG WEEKEND

Hundreds of bikers in pink wigs and fairy wings, dozens of soccer teams like the Maradona Kebabs and the South West Wogs, plus a national television reality show - they all converged on Club Marconi on…

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE & BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Gobsmacked Loyalty has been nominated for the Best Customer Service Experience Award at this years national Optus My Business Awards.  Gobsmacked CEO and The Drop Director, Danielle Rayner has also been…

REFORMS TO TARGET LICENSEES

The NSW Government is set to announce that the three-strike rules will now target licensees, rather than the actual pubs and restaurants, for breaches such as violent incidents, serving underage drinkers…

TABCORP PROTECTS BROADCASTING RIGHTS

Facing stiff competition from Racing Victoria which formed a joint venture with Seven West Media to create Racing.com, wagering giant Tabcorp is shelling out big money to protect its horse racing broadcast…

NEW INNOVATIONS LAUNCHED AT G2E 2016

Article by Nigel Turner, Head of Marketing, IGT Asia Pacific.  In a taste of things to come, Nigel delivers an overview of some of the most exciting new games, technology and applications on offer at…

AGE 2017 WITH NEW LOOK & NEW VENUE - A DATE FOR THE DIARY

It might seem a long way off, but there’s still a lot to get excited about right now with the 2017 Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) scheduled for August 15-17 next year.  For starters, the show is moving…

G2E HIGHLIGHTS: LICENSED PRODUCT STILL DOMINATES, IGT BIG AWARDS WINNER & AGA PUSHES TO LEGALISE SPORTS BETTING

EGM LICENSED PRODUCT STILL DOMINANT The major gaming companies were again betting big on licensed slot machine product at the 2016 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas last week. Rolling out the stars from…

CLUB HONOURS OLYMPIC FAMILY INCLUDING GOLDEN GIRL CHLOE ESPOSITO

Club Marconi last week hosted a celebratory event for an extraordinary family of Olympians – the Esposito’s.  Headliner was of course, modern pentathlon gold medalist Chloe Esposito. She was joined…

ONLINE GAMBLING MARKET WORTH $641 TRILLION WORLDWIDE

Back in 1994, the Free Trade and Processing Zone Act in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda licensed and granted organisations to extend their trade in the online world. Exactly 22 years later, thousands…

CASINO NEWS: STAR WANTS LARGER SHARE OF CHINESE TOURIST DOLLAR, AND SHORTLISTS ARCHITECTS FOR NEW TOWER

STAR PLANS TO CLEAN HOUSE, BUILD MUSCLE & CHANGE THE GAME Casino executive Matt Bekier says The Star will be doubling its efforts to capture an increased share of the Chinese tourist dollar. Mr Bekier,…

PUB NEWS: NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS

Article by Clyde Mooney, Managing Editor, Pubtic Last week over 460 guests and professionals of the hotel industry gathered to recognise the Australian Hotels Association’s 2016 National Awards for…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: LATEST FOOD & BEVERAGE TRENDS

  If you’re looking for a little inspiration to give your spring and summer offerings a boost, you could do a lot worse than look at some of the latest trends making big news on the food and beverage…

NEW RESOURCES AND NEW PARTNERS AT THE DROP

More resources, more members and more subscribers means that The Drop just keeps getting bigger and better all the time.  We’ve got a brand new resource called NEWSSTAND which has been designed to house…