There have been large falls in industry revenue over the past five years as the total number of gaming machines in Australia has declined. Government regulations – such as caps on the number of poker machines – have constrained growth in the Gaming and Vending Machines Manufacturing industry over the five years through 2012-13, with revenue expected to fall by 7.9% per annum. In addition, industry operators state that the introduction of smoking bans in indoor areas in some states caused customers to shift expenditure to the development of outdoor areas for smokers.
Companies in this industry manufacture gaming and vending machines. Gaming machines refer mainly to poker machines and is broadly defined as any machine that serves the purpose of gaming and offers a “potential return on a single 'game' that is greater than the amount risked on that game' by the Gaming Technologies Association. Vending machines refer to automated machines that are operated by coin, cash or credit card and dispense various packaged goods.
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.