Jacaranda Advisory
Industry Update - February 2015 - No. 124

Queensland Gaming Revenue Trend - Another record month

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

Total state gaming revenue has increased 5.01% on February 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 



Changes to risk-assessed management plans (RAMPs)

The passing of the Sage Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 has resulted in a number of amendments to the Liquor Act 1992, including changes to the requirements for risk-assessed management plans.

In certain situations the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming may now direct a licensee or permittee to change their RAMP.  The Commissioner will provide the licensee or permittee with a written notice that explains:

  • the required changes to the RAMP
  • the reason for these changes
  • when the amended plan must be provided to the Commissioner.

The licensee or permittee must comply with the direction, otherwise they have committed an offence which will result in a maximum of 25 penalty units with a monetary value of $2,846.

If you would like assistance with reviewing your current RAMP, or have been notified of required changes to your RAMP, please phone us to discuss.



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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