Social Clubs in Australia: Market Research Report

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Social Clubs Market Research Report | ANZSIC H4530 | Jan 2015

Hedging bets: Clubs will focus on entertainment and food due to changing gambling regulations

IBISWorld’s Social Clubs market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fierce competition among gambling providers and rising regulatory constraints have restrained industry revenue growth over the past five years. Prior to 2009-10, a steady increase in gaming machine numbers and lax smoking laws provided some support for the industry. However, state governments' introduction of caps on the total number of gaming machines allowed in each club hampered industry revenue growth. As the industry derives the majority of its revenue from gambling, these have been unwelcome developments. However, industry revenue is still expected to rise by an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2014-15. This includes a rise of 1.3% during 2014-15, to reach $10.7 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Social Clubs industry exhibits a medium level of capital intensity. For every $1.00 the industry spends on wages, a further $0.21 is invested in capital. Traditionally, the industry has heavily relied on labour to deliver a number of core industry services such as food and liquor preparation, customer service and entertainment. However, due to ownership of buildings and the capital-intensive nature of gaming machines, the industry's capital intensiveness has increased over the past decade. Poker machines have contributed a large share of this growth, as they provide the primary source of revenue for many businesses, while requiring fewer staff to function than food and beverage operations... purchase to read more


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What is the Social Clubs Industry?

This report includes clubs or associations in the gambling, sporting, social (such as RSL clubs) or recreational areas that generate income predominantly from hospitality services. Clubs that mainly provide sporting services, including racing clubs, are not included in the industry. The industry covers both licensed and unlicensed clubs, as well as those that have gambling licences.

Industry Products
GamblingFood and beveragesMembership and visitor feesSponsorship and fundraisingTicket sales
Industry Activities
Operating clubs with gambling facilitiesOperating clubs without gambling facilities

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