Justine Channing, a gaming industry specialist with 25 years experience, said clubs and hotels in both city and regional areas had positive results, on average.
“I suspect we’ve got a honeymoon, as people who enjoy gambling want to get out there and have a go,” Ms Channing said.
While big clubs might still be struggling due to debt and restrictions on patron numbers, medium-size clubs are doing quite well, she said.
“If you’ve got 200 people in Bankstown sports club then you’re about 2500 short of what you need,” Ms Channing said. “[Meanwhile] a medium-size RSL club is doing as well now as they did last June.”
Clubs responded to the restrictions by removing underperforming games, she said.
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