Jacaranda Advisory

Industry Update - March 2012 - No. 89

March 2012 has experienced positive gaming revenue growth for Queensland hotels and Clubs.

Total state gaming revenue is up 4.7% on March 2011.

QLD Gaming Revenue Trend
Total State net metered win in Queensland gaming venues in March 2012 has increased by $7,264,923 or 4.7% when compared to March 2011.

The difference in State net metered win for March 2012 and March 2010 shows an increase of 12.1%  

A detailed breakdown by statistical division for March 2012 is as follows:

Central West, Fitzroy, Mackay, North West and South West experienced an extremely large increase when compared to March 2011.

Northern and West Moreton show a decrease in the metered win from March 2011 to March 2012.

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

Positions Vacant

Arana Leagues Club - Marketing Manager

Arana Leagues Club is a leading Brisbane entertainment venue, which offers members and guests a range of facilities including, but not limited to:
  • Al fresco dining
  • Bistro and cafe dining
  • Function facilities
  • Bars
  • Bottle shop
  • Children's facilities
  • 200 gaming machines
  • Keno and TAB
  • Live entertainment
  • Courtesy Bus
The Marketing Manager reports to the General Manager and Operations Manager and is responsible for the development of the marketing, entertainment and promotional strategies of the Club, along with their implementation and ongoing success.

The successful applicant will need:
  • Proven experience in marketing and promotions (industry experience preferred, but not essential)
  • Sound knowledge of print media, electronic and social media, point of sale, cross marketing, databases, loyalty systems, branding, public relations, budgeting and reporting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to think strategically and implement these strategies
  • A high level of enthusiasm and energy
  • A team player attitude and have the ability to involve and engage others
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications preferred
An attractive package is offered for the successful applicant.

If you have the drive to succeed and willingness to accept the challenge to lead the Club, please contact Frank Balzary via frankb@hmw.com.au or on (07) 3234 8913.

Licensing services

Jacaranda Advisory provides advice if you're wishing to alter your Hotel's or Club's liquor and gaming licensed hours, or acquire a new licensed venue we can assist with the various applications.

We can also assist with new gaming licences, gaming machine site increases (including community impact studies), license transfers, and changes in hours and other requirements.

Tougher economic trading conditions? You need to adapt!
In these tougher economic trading times a number of businesses are seeing one or more of the following decreased revenue, increased costs and decreasing profits.  The answer for most business does not include relocating to a mining area to operate in a buoyant economy.  It is important to be able to recognise the trends, understand those parts of the business and the market place that are being affected, before considering strategies to reverse the negative trends.

In some cases, the strategy will require parts of the business including management and staffing to be restructured or other significant changes.  The business may also be required to "sell" these changes to the various stakeholders such as- customers, financiers, staff, owners, shareholders, members.  A number of businesses undertake this process internally with varying degrees of success. To successfully undertake this internally the business must have the skills and knowledge to do so, be able to be impartial, leave any self interest out of the review and strategy changes, and have a clear understanding of the market and operating environment now and also in the future.

At Jacaranda Advisory we have undertaken a large number of reviews for different business and assisted with future strategies. We are able to offer skills and experience in this area, independence, a knowledge of the market place,  insight how  successful business are addressing some of the issues and  the ability to work with the stakeholders.
If you would like to discuss any matters please feel free to give us a call on 07 3234 8915 or alternatively email one of the team Frank Balzary at frankb@hmw.com.au, Steve Koman at steve@hmw.com.au, or Sarah Obst sarah@hmw.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Faithfully

Steven Koman


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