Antisocial: Increasing regulation and strong competition have reduced industry revenue

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2011 - 2016
Annual Growth
2016 - 2021

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Tighter regulations on gaming machines are contributing to weaker industry growth
  • Caps on gaming machines and other regulations have taken their toll on gambling revenue
  • Consolidation is expected to continue over the next five years, although at a much slower pace

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Fierce competition among gambling providers, and rising regulatory constraints have constrained revenue growth in the Social Clubs industry 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, because the industry derives just under 50% of its revenue from gambling, the introduction of caps on the total number of gaming machines allowed in each club hampered the industry. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2015-16, to total $11.3 billion. This includes a decline of 0.3% in 2015-16...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Social Clubs industry exhibits a medium level of capital intensity. Traditionally, the industry has heavily relied on labour to deliver 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. As a result, IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 the industry pays on wages, a further $0.26 is invested in capital. Poker machines have contributed a large share of the growth in capital intensity, as they provide the primary source of revenue for many businesses, while requiring fewer staff to function than food and beverage operations. IBI..

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    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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    Industry Products

    What is the Social Clubs Industry?

    The industry 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
    Liquor sales
    Food and other beverage sales
    Membership and visitor fees
    Sponsorship and fundraising
    Rent, leasing and hiring
    Industry Activities
    Operating clubs with gambling facilities
    Operating clubs without gambling facilities

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Table: Social Clubs Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beer Manufacturing
  • Gaming and Vending Machines Manufacturing
  • Liquor Wholesaling
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing
  • Wine Production

  • Products & Services
  • Gambling
  • Liquor sales
  • Food and other beverage sales
  • Other
  • Membership and visitor fees
  • Sponsorship and fundraising
  • Rent, leasing and hiring
  • 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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Poker machine and gaming levies
  • Other costs
  • 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Social Clubs Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Food Service
  • Provision of food and beverage services to patrons.
  • Poker Machines
  • A gambling machine on which certain combinations of symbols determine a win. Also termed gaming machines, slot machines and pokies.
  • Pre-Commitment Technology
  • Technology on gaming machines that limits either time or money spent gambling.
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