Jacaranda Advisory
Industry Update - January 2015 - No. 123

Queensland Gaming Revenue Trend - Another record month

January 2015 has shown an increase in gaming revenue growth for Queensland Hotels and Clubs compared to last year.

Total state gaming revenue has increased 6.54% on January 2014. 

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 financial year to date performance is outlined below:

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

Australasian Hospitality & Gaming Expo - 24-25 March 2015

Clubs NSW, Clubs Queensland and the Club Managers' Association Australia have collaborated to bring an exciting two-day industry event to the Gold Coast in 2015.

The Expo, in the form of a national trade show, is designed to connect industry leaders from around the country in an exciting industry initiative to replace the existing trade show events previously promoted by the three independent industry leaders.

More than 140 exhibitors will be showcased at the AHG Expo 2015, covering all facets of the hospitality and gaming industries, including the latest in gaming products, entertainment, food and beverage, technology, construction, education, furniture, and design.

Safe Night Out Strategy - Service Practice Tests

The Queensland Government will be conducting "mystery shopper" style tests in licensed venues across South East Queensland as part of the Safe Night Out Strategy.

The tests, which will focus on the supply of alcohol to unduly intoxicated patrons and the irresponsible consumption of alcohol, are not intended to result in enforcement action, but to provide learnings on alcohol service practices within licensed venues and to allow the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation and licensees to work together in resolving any issues that may be identified.

On conclusion of the tests this month, the external contractor responsible for developing the test scenarios and reporting the results to OLGR and industry stakeholders, will evaluate the trial and submit a final report.

Safe Night Out Strategy - First Grant Approved

The Airlie Beach Safe Night Precinct is the first recipient of a seed funding grant from the Queensland Government's funding pool of $750,000.  Under the Safe Night Out initiative, Safe Night Precincts can apply for seed funding up to $50,000 to assist the board with their costs of establishment and administration.

Jacaranda Advisory's related accounting firm, HMW Partners, can provide services to assist with the eligibility requirements and application process for both seed funding and operational funding, including:

  • GST registration
  • ABN registration
  • Budgets
  • Financial forecasts
  • Board governance
  • Assistance with development of a Safe Night Out Strategy

Please contact Steve Koman on (07) 3234 8915 should you wish to discuss your requirements.

Sale 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.

Extended trading 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, and a number have been granted to date.  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 8988 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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