Social Clubs in Australia: Market Research Report

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Social Clubs Market Research Report | ANZSIC H4530 | Jul 2015

Roll the dice: Clubs will shift focus to food and entertainment as gambling regulations increase

IBISWorld’s Social Clubs market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fierce competition among gambling providers and rising regulatory constraints have restrained the Social Clubs industry's revenue growth over the past five years. Prior to 2010-11, a steady increase in gaming machine numbers and lax legislation provided some support for the industry. However, state governments' introduction of caps on the total number of gaming machines allowed in each club hampered revenue growth, as the industry derives the majority of its revenue from gambling. However, industry revenue is still expected to rise by an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2015-16. This includes a rise of 1.4% during 2015-16, to reach $10.7 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry exhibits medium levels of barriers to entry. The main barriers for potential entrants into the industry relate to the obtaining licenses for the service of liquor and the provision of gambling services. With a number of requirements for potential entrants to adhere to before a licence can be granted. Each state and territory in Australia has their own set of legislation regarding the qualifications of a liquor licence. Alternatively, potential entrants can purchase a premises that already has a liquor licence, however this process is significantly more costly. Larger clubs also need to obtain a licence for gaming machines, as well as obtaining the necessary capital funds for purchase or leasing of these machines... 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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