Social climbing: Industry revenue increases despite rising competition from gambling apps

Fierce competition among gambling providers and regulatory constraints have negatively affected the Social Clubs industry over the past five years. As the industry derives just under 50% of its revenue from gambling, tight state and territorial legislation has limited industry growth over the period. In addition, declining per capita alcohol consumption has negatively influenced liquor sales over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to $12.6 billion. This includes an anticipated decline of 0.2% in the current year.In addition to regulatory threats, industry operators face intense competition from other licensed venues offering gaming facilities, particularly hotels, pubs and more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators face intense competition from other licensed venues offering gaming facilities
  • Caps on gaming machines and other regulations have affected gambling revenue over the past five years
  • Projected per capita alcohol consumption declines are likely to limit industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Social Clubs industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the wider economy, is projected to decrease at an annualised 0.2% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This represents a significant underperformance relative to the economy, with GDP forecast to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the same period.The industry reached its peak in the early 1990s, with the introduction of gaming machines into clubs in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. However, increasingly tight regulatory restrictions gaming machines in most states and territories are negatively affecting revenue generated from gaming machines. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Social Clubs Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Social Clubs Industry are

  • Capacity to objectively assess new investments
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Business expertise of operators
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita gambling expenditure and Real household discretionary income in the Social Clubs industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Social Clubs Industry?

    The industry includes gambling, sporting, recreational and social (such as RSL) clubs or associations 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, and clubs with gambling licences.

    Industry Products
  • Gambling
  • Liquor sales
  • Food and other beverage sales
  • Membership and visitor fees
  • Sponsorship and fundraising
  • Leasing and hiring of facilities
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating clubs with gambling facilities
  • Operating clubs without gambling facilities
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita gambling expenditure
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from pubs, bars and nightclubs
  • Average weekly hours worked

  • Current Performance
  • Government regulations
  • Competition
  • Profitability
  • Club offerings
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Gambling regulation
  • Competition
  • Table: Social Clubs Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Social Clubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beer Manufacturing
  • Gaming and Vending Machines Manufacturing
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Liquor Wholesaling
  • Wine Production

  • Products & Services
  • Gambling
  • Liquor sales
  • Food and other beverage sales
  • Membership and visitor fees
  • Sponsorship and fundraising
  • Other services
  • Leasing and hiring of facilities
  • Chart: Social Clubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Gaming machines
  • Government regulations
  • Alcohol consumption trends

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 41 to 54
  • Consumers aged 26 to 40
  • Consumers aged 55 and over
  • Consumers aged 18 to 25
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Social Clubs Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Social Clubs

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Social Clubs Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Social Clubs Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Social Clubs Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Food Service
  • The act of providing food and beverage to club patrons.
  • Gaming Machines
  • A gambling machine where a range of games for money can be played. Also known as poker machines, slot machines and pokies.
  • Pre-Commitment Technology
  • Technology on gaming machines that limits either time or money spent gambling.
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