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Monthly Summary of Queensland's Gaming Performance by
Local Government Area (LGA)
Latest Gaming Movers and Shakers (ranked by monthly performance):
The industry has shown some modest growth in comparison to the previous year. However, it must be noted there were some contributing factors including Easter falling in April 2012 compared to 2013 when it fell in March. This resulted in one less day trade in 2012 compared to 2013.
Having said that, the growth of 4.23% in April 2013 compared to April 2012 is positive with the YTD growth (January - April) current at 2.9%. The Club industry has shown greater growth in the current YTD revenue figures, with clubs growing against the same period last year by 3.3% compared to the Hotel growth of 2.5%. While the growth has been positive, the industry has also seen an increase in gaming machine numbers with an additional 98 machines active in the Hotel market compared to a 47 unit increase in Clubs.
Bundaberg has experienced the largest growth (11.9%) when comparing April 2013 with April 2012. With Mackay showing a decline in revenue at 4.8%, Gladstone has also experienced reduced growth compared to previous months results at 7.2%. However, it is still worth noting the 2 year comparison growth of 35%. Following on from this, Logan has shown a 3.6% increase in revenue in comparison with April 2013 and April of the previous year, while the 2 year comparison shows a decline of 1.1%.
Overall, the industry has experienced growth, and we are starting to see some venues struggling with the impact of increased costs and low revenue. There are a mix of venues who are trading very well and some who are experiencing difficulty. It is imperative in today's climate that venues are providing the best facilities to counteract increased competition and the battle for the disposable dollar. Ensuring your venue is the best in the area does not come easy and there are a multitude of items that must be precise all day, every day. DWS can assist in all aspects and quite often a fresh set of eyes can lead to a new, profitable opportunity.
The average metered win for the month of April 2013 for Clubs was $105.40 and for Hotels was $144.66 per machine per day.
Brisbane LGA metered win for April 2013 was $34.51 million, compared to the April 2012 metered win of $32.61 million; this represents an increase of 5.81%. When compared to March 2013, the Brisbane LGA metered win was down by 3.09% for the month (from $35.61 million in March 2013).
The Bundaberg LGA metered win performance for April 2013 was up by 11.86% when compare to the recorded metered win for April 2012, with a metered win of $4.12 million (from $3.68 million last year). When April 2013 is compared to the previous month of March 2013, the difference is a decrease of 5.61% between the months.
The Cairns LGA metered win performance for April 2013 was 6.60% above the recorded metered win for April 2012, with a metered win of $6.27 million (from $5.89 million last year). When April 2013 is compared to March 2013, the difference is a decrease of 3.38% between the months.
Gladstone LGA recorded an increase of 7.20% in metered win for the month of April 2013 compared to April 2012 ($2.95 million this month from $2.75 million last year). The April 2013 and March 2013 result comparison saw an overall decrease of 3.80% between the months.
Gold Coast LGA
The Gold Coast LGA recorded a 4.57% increase in metered win for the month of April 2013 when compared to April 2012 ($20.03 million from $19.15 million last year). When April 2013 metered win is compared to March 2013, the result is an overall decrease of 4.08%.
Fraser Coast LGA
Fraser Coast LGA recorded a 5.56% increase in metered win for April 2013, when compared to April 2012. When comparing April 2013 results to March 2012, the metered win represented a decrease of 3.91%. The total metered win for April 2013 was $4.15 million.
The Ipswich LGA metered win for April 2013 experienced a 4.11% increase when compared to April 2012 ($5.63 million last year to $5.86 million this month). The April 2013 metered win was down by 2.69% when comparing last month’s data, March 2013.
Logan LGA recorded a decrease in March 2013 in comparison to March 2012, from 10.88 million to 10.87 million, representing a 0.06% decrease. When comparing this month's performance to the February 2013 performance, the results have increased by 5.74% over the month (from $10.28 million last month).
In April 2013, Mackay LGA metered win performance was $5.59 million, which is a decrease of 4.81% on that of April 2012 metered win ($5.87 million). When compared to March 2013, the April 2013 figure represented an overall decrease of 2.51%.
Moreton Bay LGA
In April 2013, Moreton Bay LGA metered win performance was $13.00 million, which is an increase of 3.74% on the results for April 2012 metered win. When compared to March 2013 ($13.58 million), the April 2013 figures represented an overall decrease of 4.28% for the month.
Mt Isa LGA
Mt Isa LGA monthly metered win performance has increased by 6.42% to $1.88 million in April 2013, when compared to April 2012. April 2013 compared with March 2013 shows an overall decrease of 9.71% over the month.
The Rockhampton LGA April 2013 metered win shows a decrease of 0.68% when compared to April 2012. Metered win for the year was down from $4.86 million last year to $4.82 million this month. There was a decrease of 6.76% when compared to March 2013.
The Toowoomba LGA metered win for April 2013 recorded a 3.63% increase when compared to the April 2012 metered win performance. When April 2013 is compared with March 2013, metered win represented a 8.37% decrease over the month to $4.76 (from $5.20 million last month).