Please note this edition was printed prior to the introduction of increased measures in Australia to address the impact of COVID-19. As a result, some of the content is no longer accurate.
If you hadn’t already received your copy in the mail, MAX is proud to announce that the seventh edition of State of Play is now also available to be viewed online.
In this edition of State of Play we bring you the usual wide range of articles aimed at both helping you run your venues better and informing you of the latest opportunities in the gaming and hospitality space.
We reveal the Australian introduction of skill-based gaming and talk to a group of the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable voices, to get their views on what’s in store in the near future.
With the dreadful bushfire season still very much on everyone’s minds, we take a look at disaster recovery and find out how Airlie Beach’s Jubilee Tavern managed to pull out all the stops and keep open, even after being ravaged by Cyclone Debbie in 2017.
We also look at two venues at either end of the rebuild and refurbishment journey – Kogarah Clubhouse, which has now reopened after a multimillion-dollar rejuvenation, and Sydney’s City Tatts, which has recently had its massive expansion and renewal project approved.
Plus, there are the regular marketing advice articles, focuses on food and beverage trends and, last but not least, a feature on Ian Madden, an industry veteran who recently retired – bowing out at around the same time as the Turbo product he managed for its entire life cycle was taken out of service.