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THE FACTS ABOUT PAYMENT METHODS IN AUSTRALIA TODAY

By Roxanne Costello, Banktech A few decades ago cash and paper payments, such as cheques, were the only real options for Australian consumers and businesses. Today, Australians enjoy a multitude of payment…

PLAN FOR NEW $330M RESORT-STYLE CASINO IN CANBERRA

By Megan Doherty, Canberra Times 16/09/2015 The new owner of the Canberra Casino plans to spend $330 million building a new casino and creating a resort-style entertainment, dining and retail precinct…

NEW MARKETING APPOINTMENTS AT MERIVALE

Merivale has promoted Commercial Development Manager Andrew El-Bayeh to marketing director in a move which includes a renewed focus on content creation. El-Bayeh joined Merivale in 2011 as group venue…

NEW STUDY QUESTIONS LINKS BETWEEN SOCIAL GAMING & GAMBLING

The International Social Games Association (ISGA) has released independent academic research addressing concerns that social casino games encourage young people to gamble or develop problem gambling behaviour. The research…

COALITION GOVERNMENT TO TACKLE ILLEGAL OFFSHORE WAGERING

Social Services Minister Scott Morrison last week announced a review into online gambling on foreign websites, headed by former NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell. Read the ministerial full press release here…

TABCORP TOPS DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX

Tabcorp has again been named the global gambling industry leader in the annual assessment for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Today’s announcement means Tabcorp has been ranked global gambling…

SCIENTIFIC GAMES DUALOS - READY TO ROAD TEST

Scientific Games launched their new dual screen Dualos at the AGE Show in August featuring a stylish, simple and classy machine design. This machine fills the dual screen market for SG and will eventually…

HOW NOT TO GET SUED BY MICHAEL JORDAN, JARRYD HAYNE (OR ANY CELEB) OVER A SIMPLE CONGRATS AD

Sourced from an article by Marty Swant in B&T.    Photo: Getty Images Can you get sued for wishing a celebrity well? It might seem innocuous, but using an ad to congratulate an athlete or another…

ENGAGING YOUR EMPLOYEES...NOT AN OPTION ANY MORE

Guest post by Toby O’Brien, Vice President of Marketing & Client Services, Raving Consulting Company, Reno Nevada. (Originally published in Indian Country Today Media Network) Ask employees what…

REGULATORS LAUNCH ‘SAFE, VIBRANT INDUSTRY’ STAKEHOLDER EVENTS

Guest post by Clyde Mooney, Pubtic The NSW OLGR has announced plans to conduct a series of events to brainstorm a new era of a “safe and vibrant” hotel industry. The Office of Liquor Gaming &…

INSTAGRAM: A “HOW TO” FOR BUSINESSES

…and a great way to connect with that important female market. Guest post by Samantha Wardman,  CornerPost Consulting If your business is not on Instagram, you’re already behind as it’s one of…

WHY LOYALTY PROGRAMS MATTER - LATEST AUSTRALIAN DATA

84% of adult Australians belong to a loyalty program. That’s down from 88%  on 2013 results, but the good news is 59% are actively involved in those programs, up from just 45% two years ago.  Men are…

IGT - “THE NEW BOX”

The new machine releases from the Australasian Gaming Expo are the big news for the month and IGT’s new machine, the CrystalDual-i, is well anticipated given their existing games have been in general…

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TOP TIPS FOR A WINNING WEBSITE

By Samantha Wardman ,  CornerPost Consulting Could your website be in need of a little reworking, maybe just a few nips and tucks? Are you confident that your existing website is doing all it can for…

DON'T FORGET GAMING VARIETY

Most of us realise that Aristocrat have a number of great games at the moment but an analysis of the Top 1c games in NSW suggests we need to keep an eye on game variety too. If we just investigate the…