Delaware North Buys Aspley Hotel to Establish its Presence in Australia’s Gaming Industry

Delaware North, an American food service and hospitality company, has acquired Aspley Hotel in a bid to establish its presence in Australia’s gaming and hospitality industry.

The company has been busy with several acquisitions and partnerships whilst looking to expand its operations in Australia and New Zealand. Aside from the Aspley Hotel, Delaware North also bought Shafston Hotel in East Brisbane.

Both of these newly acquired hotels currently house a gaming lounge. Aspley hotel has 40 Electronic Gaming Machines (EGM) and Shafston Hotel has 34 EGMs.

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According to the managing director of Delaware North, Gary Brown, the company is at the beginning of its growth phase. This phase can help in creating direct and indirect employment opportunities for hospitality and food services workers. This is expected to translate to local and state economic growth, as well as help businesses that are active in hospitality services.

Delaware North’s expansion plans come on the heels of their role as hospitality services provider at the Australian Open in January 2018, where they provided services to around 750,000 people for two weeks.

With operations across four continents worldwide, Delaware North has been ranked as one of the world’s largest privately held companies by Forbes magazine.