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CLUB NEWS: EASY LANE TO WINDSOR RSL & WHY CLUBS ARE GOOD FOR AUSTRALIA

THE WEST'S LOCAL, NOW WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TWIST… The Greens & Norths Pantry by North Sydney Leagues Club made everyone sit up and take notice of club dining. It looks like Western Sydney is about…

GAMING FIGURES SHOW DEMAND, EVEN WITHOUT SUPPLY

Article  by Clyde Mooney, PubTIC The latest gaming figures from ILGA counter the old argument that supply is the key factor in the proliferation of gaming. It clearly shows gaming revenue is rising as…

PUBS & CLUBS WINNERS AS $40M SET TO BE SHAVED FROM POKIE FEES

Article by Sean Nicholls, State Political Editor Sydney Morning Herald Deputy Premier Troy Grant is preparing to hand the pubs and clubs that operate pokies in NSW a potential $40 million windfall under…

NO GO FOR TABCORP & TATTS GROUP MERGER

Article by Andy Young, The Shout Tabcorp and Tatts Group have confirmed that they have held talks regarding a merger, but they could not agree on the terms for a deal. Both parties responded to widespread…

CASINO NEWS: SKYCITY PLANS MAJOR EXPANSION FOR ADELAIDE & AUSSIE COMPANY AQUIRES CASINO IN PHILLIPINES

SKYCITY RELEASES NEW DESIGNS FOR $300 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT OF ADELAIDE CASINO. Article by Paul Starik, The Adelaide Advertiser SkyCity have revealed their $300 million Adelaide Casino expansion plans…

OLGR SEEKING THREE STRIKES FEEDBACK

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing is calling for industry feedback on the Three Strikes Disciplinary Scheme. OLGR is conducting a review of the scheme and is seeking feedback to determine if "the…

MARKETING: CUT-THROUGH BAR PROMO & A STAR EMAIL

At The Drop we’re always on the look-out for great promotions and ideas to share. Here’s a standout that showcases the bars' core product and turns it into a must-do event, and an out of the box EDM…

LATEST TRENDS: NEW MERIVALE WHISKY BAR, CRAFT DISTILLERY & THE DARLO COUNTRY CLUB

By Clyde Mooney, PubTIC  MERIVALE BRINGS FASHION & STYLE TO NEW WHISKY BAR Justin Hemmes’ newest addition to the  Merivale empire threw open its’ doors last week  in the shape of a first…

NSW TO BECOME FIRST STATE TO BAN LIVE BETTING ADS

Article from bandt. By the time the Spring Carnival season is over, Australians will have bet nearly $1.5 billion…and that’s just since August. It might be an overcrowded market for multinational…

ONE IN TWO AUSTRALIANS NOW ‘FOODIES’

By  David Hovenden for bandt New research out from NewsLifeMedia (NLM) into the attitudes of Australians towards food (Appetite for Life) has found that nearly one in two of us now class ourselves as…

GAMING: GETTING THE FLOOR BALANCE RIGHT

Exclusive article content from The Drop One of the hardest decisions to make in purchasing gaming machines is how to work out what to buy with so many great games available from all of the manufacturers.…

CUSTOMER SERVICE RECOVERY: PART OF THE PLAN IS NOT: "I know you're pissed off - but can you wait until I ask my boss first?"

  Part 3 of a series by  Steve Browne, Raving Service, Raving Consulting, Reno Nevada. In Part I of this series, we talked about how NOT to recover customers. In Part II, we discussed the B.U.D.D.Y.…

CASINO CLUB OFFERS NEW GAMING EXPERIENCE

The next evolution of Las Vegas nightlife and gambling has arrived in the form of the Lavo Casino Club.  The Palazzo’s popular Italian restaurant, Lavo, has recently expanded to include gaming, mixology…

SOCIAL IS THE NEW (ALL) BLACK

@AllBlacks : 515K Twitter followers Facebook : 3.2 million likes With the New Zealand All Blacks, people expect the absolute best - including on social media. The All Blacks are the number one ranked…

PACKER PUNTS ON $10 BILLION CASINO PLAY

By Perry Williams SMH James Packer's Crown Resorts will invest in a new six-star hotel brand across a $10 billion pipeline of casino developments in a bid to lure a greater share of big-spending gamblers…

“POKIE NATION” FAILS TO MAKE THE POINT

Article by Clyde Mooney, Editor PubTIC Industry has dismissed the ABC’s high-profile “Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation” program as unbalanced and not credible, as the national broadcaster appears guilty of…