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GAMING, RACING & WAGERING AUST. SPOTLIGHTS CONSUMER PROTECTION & POINT OF CONSUMPTION TAX   

This year marks some important changes in the Australian wagering industry. Secure your seat at Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia (GRWA) and hear from industry experts on two of the most significant…

HOSPITALITY INSIGHTS 2017 REPORT SAYS DON’T NEGLECT REVENUE MIX

A new report on the Australian hospitality industry warns against pubs becoming too food focused to the detriment of higher revenue streams like gaming. Hospitality Insights 2017 has been released by…

CASE STUDY: CLUB CALLALA

A video interview with Sean Wengel, Director of Club Callala, a small club tucked away in a coastal town near Jarvis Bay. The club has to deal with a booming tourist trade as well as servicing the local…

CLUBCO OPENS REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

ClubCo, the e-commerce buying platform for everyday consumables and disposable products, has announced their expansion into the ACT and Southern NSW with the opening of a new distribution centre in Wagga.…

REDCAPE SELLS TO MOELIS AUSTRALIA

After nearly two years of speculation, one of the Australia’s largest independent and gaming-focused pub groups, Redcape, has been sold to investment bank Moelis Australia. The acquisition was made…

SOCIAL MEDIA IN AUSTRALIA: LATEST REPORT

Sensis has just released its latest Social Media Report. It details Australia’s growing obsession with smartphones and how it has driven more people onto social media platforms than ever before.  We’ve…

LAS VEGAS GOES FROM GAMBLING HALLS TO SHOPPING MALLS

It doesn’t take long to realise how big shopping has become in the desert destination of Las Vegas – a land that casino gambling once ruled. Digital signs inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace…

AHA NSW LAUNCHES 'ROCKIN’ THE PUBURBS' COMP

Pubs across NSW are on the lookout for the next big thing in live music as part of the first Rockin’ the Puburbs competition. The competition is an initiative of the Australian Hotels Association…

CLUB TAPS INTO CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION

Bankstown Sports Club has tapped into the craft beer revolution to offer patrons a unique food and beverage experience. A fresh idea coupled with the desire to reach a new demographic saw the inception…

CASINO INDUSTRY MUST INNOVATE, VEGAS CONFERENCE SPEAKER WARNS

The casino industry may find its business model vaporised like travel agencies, DVD stores and pay phones unless leaders transform themselves with innovation, a speaker at a one-day innovation conference…

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST eSPORTS TOURNAMENT WORKSHOP

Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia (GRWA) will be hosting a practical eSports workshop on 14 August as part of the GRWA Summit. It will be the first ever eSports workshop to be held in Australia. Organisers…

STAFF SCREEN TIME

Just about every club and pub in Australia has a variety of TV monitors and digital screens that are used for informing, directing, advising, entertaining and promoting to their customers. However, none…

CASINO NEWS: CAESARS PLANS NEW LAS VEGAS DEVELOPMENT

Caesars Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora wants to develop more than 90 acres the company owns in Las Vegas, including land right in front of Caesars Palace after its largest unit…

NEW SUPPORT NETWORK FOR WOMEN IN HOSPITALITY LAUNCHES

A new not-for-profit organisation to champion and support women in the hospitality industry launched this week. Women in Hospitality (WOHO) aims to give women access to a supportive network that educates…

SINGLETON & DIXON SELL 6TH HOTEL IN 6 MONTHS & CROWN SELLING LAND ON VEGAS STRIP

  KINSELAS KNOCKED DOWN FOR AN UNDISCLOSED PRICE  The hotel property market continues to run red hot. One of the latest sales was by Geoff Dixon and John Singleton’s Australian Pub Fund which sold…

TATTS ACQUIRES 15% STAKE IN JUMBO & EXTENDS AGREEMENTS

Australia's Tatts Group has expanded its long-term partnership with Sydney-listed lottery operator Jumbo Interactive and acquired a 15 per cent stake in the business. Jumbo is a re-seller of lottery…