Bardon Bowls Club is gearing up for more enhancements following their decision to get rid of their last ‘pokies.’

The club finally decided to remove the last gambling machines in the premises in June 2019. This move makes it possible for the club to offer more spaces for social gatherings.

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According to Bardon Bowls Club’s volunteer president Trevor Worth, the poker machines saw a decline in users over the years. Revitalising the area to accommodate function spaces can possibly generate more income for the club compared to its previous use as a gaming area.

Significant changes are already noticeable in the former gaming area. In fact, the club already hosted a kid’s disco on the said space after the removal of the machines.



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In connection with their move away from gambling, the club will be adding new activities in addition to bowls for families to enjoy. Whilst the club has no current plans in re-opening their restaurant, food trucks can now be seen regularly on-site from Fridays to Sundays.

The club also plans to create a kids’ playroom in the corner room next to the family green. This will be accessible from inside and out.

Clubgoers can also enjoy a selection of drinks from the club’s improved wine lists and craft beer offers. Currently on-offer are locally-sourced beers from independent breweries including Eumundi, Newstead, and Green Beacon.

Bardon Bowls Club is hopeful that these changes will help the community hub prosper and allow families to enjoy the club much more.