Jacaranda Advisory

Industry Update - October 2014 - No. 120

Queensland Gaming Revenue Trend - Another record month

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

Total state gaming revenue has increased 8.23% on October 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 graphs:

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 Operations - Greenbank RSL Services Club

Greenbank RSL Services Club seeks to appoint a hospitality professional to join and assist in the development of a new team and enjoy a journey through a complete Master Plan Redevelopment of the complete business.

The successful candidate will be a leader, mentor, and develop an exceptional service culture for the business.

Key criteria for the role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Staff training and development
  • Duty Manager and Department Manager development
  • Culture change
  • Customer Service benchmarks and KPIs
  • Facility presentation
  • Staff presentation
  • Overseeing staff recruitment
  • Club operations management reporting
    • Departmental benchmarks and KPIs
    • Wages, benchmarks and KPIs
    • Marketing campaign ROI

In conjunction with the General Manager and Financial Controller:

  • Strategic planning
  • Operational change management
  • Key operational business opportunities

Written applications are to address and explain the applicant's experience and involvement with the following:

  • Gaming
  • Liquor
  • Catering
  • Building projects
  • Marketing
  • Board reporting
  • Compliance
  • Your greatest success
  • Your strengths

Applicants must have at least three years experience in a similar role, and applications received without this requirement will not be considered.

A very competitive package awaits the successful candidate, with the potential for future bonus scheme.

Applications are to be made in writing only to justin@zealifi.com.au and must be received by close of business 21 November 2014.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and we thank you for your understanding with this decision.

Hotel tender for gaming machine operating authorities - closes 5:00pm 19th November 2014

The number of gaming machine operating authorities available in each region for Queensland Hotels are:

Coastal   32
South East   45
 Western   0

Both hotel licensees with approvals granted for increases and new sites are able to participate in the tender.

Previous tender results are as follows:

Figures include GST and are gross of government charges.  The figures in brackets indicate the total number of operating authorities available.

Sales of over 90 second-hand gaming machines

Beenleigh Sports Club have over 90 second-hand gaming machines and links for sale.

Included links and signage are available, as outlined below, along with a number of standalone machines:

  • Jetsetter
  • Jackpot Carnival
  • Fast Lane
  • Money Train (no signage)
  • Rapid Fire

New cabinets include:

  • Shuffle Equinox
  • IGT Neo

Please contact Perran Sonnex at gm@beenleighsports.com.au or on (07) 3807-5836.

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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