The Clubs industry has been going through some turbulent times. Before 2006, a steady increase in gaming machine numbers, along with lax smoking laws, brought prosperity to the industry. However, many state governments have since introduced caps on the total number of gaming machines allowed in each club, in addition to other operational restrictions. For an industry that now derives close to 60% of its revenue from gambling, these have been unwelcome developments. Furthermore, strict smoking bans that have came into force in most states and territories since 2006 have forced operators in the industry to adjust their facilities to comply.
This report relates to clubs or associations in the gambling, sporting, social (such as RSL clubs) or recreational areas that generate income predominantly from the provision of hospitality services. Clubs whose main activity is the provision of sporting services, including racing clubs, are not included within the scope of this industry. The industry covers both licensed and unlicensed clubs and clubs that have gambling licences.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.