A good bet: International VIP gamblers have boosted industry revenue growth

The Casinos industry is expected to grow strongly over the five years through 2016-17 despite rising competition from overseas casinos. Increasing tourism, which has bolstered international VIP gambler visits, has been the main driver of industry revenue growth, while rising real household discretionary income has also benefited the industry. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 5.3% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $6.4 billion. Rising tourism numbers and VIP gambler visits are expected to fuel a 2.1% revenue jump in 2016-17.Local casino operators have faced intense competition from overseas casinos, particularly for premium and VIP gamblers. These patrons are highly sought after, as they place high-stakes wagers that generate significant revenue...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • VIP gambler visits to casinos have been the strongest driver of industry revenue growth
  • The industry has faced growing competition from international and online casinos
  • The number of poker and gaming machines is projected to fall steadily over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Casinos industry is characterised by a high market share concentration. The two largest companies alone account for just over 90% of industry revenue. These two companies operate five of the industry's 13 casinos, with plans to develop and operate more. Crown Resorts alone generates more than half of the industry's total revenue through its two casinos in Melbourne and Perth. The company has undergone significant development and refurbishment of its existing casinos, hotels and entertainment facilities over the past five years.The Star Entertainment Group, formerly Echo Entertainment Group, has increased its market share over the past five years, despite selling its Jupiters casino in Townsville to Colonial Leisure Group in October 2014. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Casinos Industry

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

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Economies of scope
  • Qualified work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of poker and gaming machines and Total visitor nights in the Casinos industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Casinos Industry?

    Companies in the industry operate facilities with a range of gambling services, such as table wagering games and electronic gaming machines. Firms also generate revenue from associated entertainment, hospitality and accommodation facilities.

    Industry Products
  • Electronic gaming
  • Table gaming
  • Other gaming
  • Food and beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Industry Activities
  • Legal casino operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of poker and gaming machines
  • Total visitor nights
  • Internet connections
  • Per capita gambling expenditure
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Industry structure
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Casinos Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Catering Services
  • Liquor Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Table gaming
  • Electronic gaming
  • Food and beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Other gaming
  • Other
  • Chart: Casinos Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Local patrons
  • International visitors
  • Interstate patrons
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Casinos Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Purchases
  • Gaming taxes and levies
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Casinos

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Casinos Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Crown Resorts Limited, The Star Entertainment Group Limited,
  • Table: Crown Resorts Limited - financial performance
  • Table: The Star Entertainment Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Casinos 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 Casinos Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Premium Domestic Players
  • High net worth gamblers that are Australian citizens.
  • Premium International Players
  • High net worth overseas gamblers that gamble large amounts of money in any one session.
  • Table Games
  • Games played in casinos using live dealers, such as poker, roulette and black jack.
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