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MATT MORAN TALKS TO AICD ABOUT HOSPITALITY RECOVERY

The date 21 March is etched on chef Matt Moran’s memory. Saturday night bookings at his two-hatted restaurant Aria, with its million-dollar views of Sydney Harbour, dropped from 200 to 70 as restaurants…

COVID-19 CREATES NEW CUSTOMER GROUPS FOR MARKETERS

Traditionally marketers have focussed their attention on the 5 types of consumers: Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority and Laggards. These main groups were a focus for everyone who…

CROWN SYDNEY BANNED FROM OPENING IN DEC

The decision to temporarily ban Crown Resorts from opening its new Sydney Casino has thrown into disarray the gaming giant's planned opening of its $2.2 billion development at Barangaroo, which includes…

IGT COMBINE POSITIVE NEW GAME PERFORMANCE WITH LONG-TERM SUCCESS

IGT continue to add some interest and game variety for regular players with their new release games Egyptian Storm Fortune Lines, Dynasty Treasures Fortune Lines and Multistar Brilliant Diamonds. Performance…

HOW AUSTRALIANS GAMBLED DURING COVID-19

The Australian Gambling Research Centre's Gambling in Australia during COVID-19 surveyed more than 2,000 people who gamble from across Australia over June-July. Findings revealed that one in three participants…

GETTING MORE FROM YOUR SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

Security systems have a very important job to do – they protect your business and its assets, including your team, your clients and your reputation. And they can play an even bigger role – the information…

CHARITY HOUSIE – HELPING KIDS IN NEED WHILST HELPING BOOST CLUB PATRONAGE.

Do you currently run bingo in your club? Would you like to ‘upgrade’ to a Bingo/Housie session to attract more valuable patrons through your doors? Or is Housie an activity you’ve heard is a great…

BREW ACCOUNTING AUTOMATE PROCESSES TO SAVE TIME & COSTS

In good times we tend to focus solely on increasing and growing profits across all integrated business units within our hospitality companies. When times become tougher, we need to also focus on cost savings…

EXHIBITIONS, INCLUDING THE AGE, ARE BACK AT ICC SYDNEY

Last week the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney received advice from the New South Wales Department of Health that it can proceed with hosting exhibitions, subject to one person per four square…

JAMES PACKER UNSUITABLE AS CROWN CASINO ASSOCIATE

Billionaire James Packer is an unsuitable person to be associated with gaming giant Crown, an inquiry into Barangaroo casino has heard. In the second day of closing submissions, Adam Bell, the counsel…

CRAFT BEER SALES BOOM ONLINE THROUGH COVID-19

Created by craft beer retailer Beer Cartel, the 2020 Australian Craft Beer Survey is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken with Australian craft beer drinkers. It is the fifth year the study has…

USING FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY TO MANAGE GAMBLING SELF-EXCLUSION LISTS

The NSW Government is proposing a new bill which puts the onus on venues to identify and assist problem gamblers, and their families, in a manner comparable to that of responsible service of alcohol laws. There…

COVIDSAFE COMPLIANT 2-FACTOR QR CODE SIGN IN SYSTEM

The NSW government has decided to implement a new COVID safety rule after encountering situations where venues were flouting the current restrictions. From November 23, all hospitality venues in NSW will…

THREE SYDNEY BARS HAVE BEEN NAMED IN THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS AWARDS

Sydney's strong bar scene continues to be recognised by The World’s 50 Best Bars awards, which were announced this week in London. For the second year, 1950s Vegas-inspired cocktail bar Maybe Sammy was…

VENUES TO PAY BACK STOLEN MONEY USED FOR GAMBLING

The legislation, titled Making Gambling Businesses Accountable, is authored by Federal Independent MP Andrew Wilkie. If passed, it will amend Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing…

TABCORP SHARE PRICE RALLIES 16% ON TAKEOVER RUMOURS

There are rumours that a private equity firm is running the ruler over Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH). As a result, the Tabcorp share price has rocketed up by 16.43% so far in today’s trading. The…