Jacaranda Advisory

Industry Update - September 2014 - No. 119

Queensland Gaming Revenue Trend - Another record month

September 2014 has shown an increase in gaming revenue growth for Queensland Hotels and Clubs.

Total state gaming revenue has increased 5.94% on September 2013.

The growth and decline that the gaming industry (as a result of the 100% non smoking ban introduced 1 August 2006, and economic factors) has experienced since January 2007 on a yearly month on month basis are illustrated in the following graph:


Calculated from Data sourced from the Queensland Government - Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation

The Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation have now upgraded their statistics to use the 2011 Census data Statistical Area Level 4 reporting areas.

A comparison of each area to the same month last year and also 30 June financial YTD performance is outlined below:

Source: Calculated from Data sourced from the Queensland Government - Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation 

Positions Vacant

Club Manager - Swifts Sports Club

Swifts Sport Club is one of Ipswich's multi sports clubs that operates two sporting and licensed facilities that include gaming, food, beverage and function facilities.

The Manager reports to the Board and is responsible for the profitable day to day operations of the licensed club, as well as having input into the future direction of the club.

The successful applicant will need:

  • Proven experience in the hospitality industry and management
  • Sound knowledge of food, beverage, functions, gaming operations, marketing activities and legislative requirements
  • Strong leadership, human resource and communication skills
  • The ability to be able to think strategically and successfully implement strategies
  • Sound financial knowledge and written skills
  • Relevant gaming and liquor licensing certificates and licenses

An attractive package is offered to the successful applicant.

If you have the drive to succeed and the willingness to accept the challenge to lead the Club please apply to bkboettcher@bigpond.com or phone 07 3821 4877.

Moratorium on extended hours applications

The moratorium on applications for liquor trading hours for trade between 12 midnight and 5am ceased on 31 August 2014.

A number of sites have prepared and submitted applications for extended trading hours.  Early opening or liquor trading hours can also be applied for in certain circumstances.

To extend gaming hours the venue must also extend liquor trading hours.

If you need assistance in preparing extended liquor and gaming hours applications, Community Impact Statements and gaming demand reports please contact us for a quote.

If you would like to discuss any matters please feel free to give us a call on 07 3234 8917 or alternatively email one of the team Frank Balzary at frankb@hmw.com.au, Steve Koman at steve@hmw.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Faithfully
Steven Koman                                                     Frank Balzary
Director                                                                 Director







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