Queenslanders lost $4000 a minute on poker machines in August – the most ever recorded in a month across the state. Experts were unable to explain the spike, but Mission Australia Queensland claimed up to 40 per cent of regular punters had a “problem”.
The Federal Government’s support for mandatory pre-commitment on club and pub poker machines has been dealt a massive blow with revelations that the problem gambling rate could rise by as much as 60% if introduced in Australia.
For those who have been in the industry since the inception of gaming into the QLD market will no doubt have many stories to tell in relation to the evolution of changes over the years. When gaming commenced in Qld in 1992 venues rented machines off the Government under the following structures; $210 / machines […]
New Jan 2012 laws increase risk of litigation for Directors & Managers Risk Management a key focus for venues Be prepared; Download the draft 10 new Codes of Practice Hospitality venues are a target for new Risk Management regulations that are due to come in on January 1st 2012. These new intergovernmental Acts and Regulations or […]
One of the time bombs ticking away at the heart of Julia Gillard’s fragile government is her promise to Tasmanian independent Andrew Wilkie that she will deliver poker machine reforms by the middle of next year.
The Salvation Army has denied it has backflipped in its support for poker machine reforms after a report said it had announced it did not back Andrew Wilkie’s mandatory precommitment scheme, favouring a voluntary scheme.
The Salvation Army’s rejection of mandatory pre-commitment technology on club, hotel and casino poker machines is yet another nail in the coffin for Andrew Wilkie’s experimental reforms.
A new Australian website that allows shoppers to have a punt while snapping up bargains has drawn criticism from addiction experts. Wyngle.com.au is based on a new concept called ratio shopping that lets shoppers try their luck at purchasing an item for $1, otherwise they pay the advertised price.
Independant MP Andrew Wilkie remains committed to withdrawing support from Julia Gillard next May if his poker-machine reforms are not passed by parliament — even if the government supports the legislation and negotiates strongly for its passage.
With the evolution and recent growth of internet gambling venues are now looking for different strategies to capture and maintain the recreational dollar from patrons. Customer loyalty is not that common with the typical gaming patron, choosing to spend their dollar through a multiple amount of venues.