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Melbourne Cricket Grounds to Remove Gaming Ads

One of the biggest controversial gambling issues in Australia is the concern about gambling advertising during sporting events. Responsible gambling campaigners are concerned that advertising during broadcasts and at sporting grounds are exposing young people to gambling, and the MCG has recently made some changes According to The Age, the Melbourne Cricket Grounds will be…

WMS Launches New Roman Chariots Poker Machine

WMS is a classic poker machine developer that has gained a widespread presence in Australia’s gaming market. However, the company is also on the cutting edge when it comes to creating exciting and innovative new games for both online and land-based gaming venues. The company’s latest game is Roman Chariots, an innovative online pokie game…

PokerStars Launches Social Casino

It cannot be denied that social gaming is one of the most popular trends in the gambling world. We are seeing more and more operators get involved in social gaming by launch their own mobile and Facebook apps. One of the latest companies to get involved is PokerStars, having recently announced the full launch of…

Ainsworth To Create New Pokies Based on the Sound of Music and Showgirls

Ainsworth is one of the older poker machine operators in Australia, and the company has worked hard to bring itself in line with more modern gaming trends. This week, the company announced that it would be getting involved with one of the most popular trends in recent years: movie-based poker machines. According to the Sydney…

Tony Fung Given the Green Light to Buy Cairns Casino

Billionaire Tony Fung has been interested in buying the Cairns Casino for over a year. Now, the Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission has finally given him the go ahead, after previously expressing some doubts about his plan. Originally, the ACCC was concerned that Mr Fung’s acquisition of the casino would compromise healthy competition in the…

Bay Tek to Make Flappy Bird Into Pokie

Last year, Flappy Bird was an unexpected internet sensation. The simple yet frustrating game became hugely popular with mobile gamers, and it was downloaded over 50 million times. It was not long before the developer pulled the game from the app marketplace, but the game was eventually re-released. Now, it will live on in the…

Intralot Provides Pre-Commitment Technology to Victoria

Victoria is one of the leading Australian states when it comes to the introduction of safe gambling measures. The state is always ahead the curve with the implementation of initiatives that ensure local residents gamble responsibly. The latest development is the introduction of pre-commitment technology, which will be provided by Intralot. The Victorian government has…

New Zealand Bar Loses Pokie License

The operation of poker machines is a serious business, and club owners are trusted with a great deal of responsibility. Normally, they are able to rise to the occasion and ensure that the games operate with integrity in fairness; however, there are some rare instances where this simply does not happen. Recently, a New Zealand…

Pokie Pays Out 15-Year-Old Jackpot

The Lion’s Share progressive jackpot poker machine at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has been teasing players with its multi-million jackpot for over 15 years. Now, the game has finally offered up its prize to one lucky couple – and the machine may be going home with them. Lion’s Share is the last remaining…

New Jewel of the Dragon Online Pokies From Bally

Jewel of the Dragon is a classic poker machine that has become a favourite among pokie players. Now, you don’t have to visit a land-based gaming venue to give this fun game a spin, as Bally Technologis has released an online version of this popular pokie. Jewel of the Dragon is a 40-payline pokie with…