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Liberals Agree That Crown Casino Deal Prevents Future Gambling Reform

The Victorian government recently passed a law that provides Crown Casino with a number of unique concessions. The casino operator will receive an extended gambling license, extra games and a compensation deal. Rather than denying that the agreement puts Crown Casino at a competitive advantage, the Victorian government continues to plan gambling reforms. The deal…

School Program to Raise Awareness of Gambling Risks

Across Australia, researchers are working hard to stop problem gambling rates from climbing. While many researchers are focused on treatment, others are taking a look at preventative measures that target young people. Recently, the Maths Association of Victoria has received generous funding to run a program that uses Math and English to raise awareness of…

New Penguin Splash Online Pokies from Microgaming

Microgaming has released a new online pokie called Penguin Splash. With a cute cast of characters and a great overall look, Penguin Splash is sure to be a hit among online casino players. Penguin Splash features quite a unique art style. It fuses 3D animated graphics with 2D cartoon-style graphics. The overall look is quite…

Ritz Carlton to Join Echo Entertainment for Brisbane Casino Bid

Echo Entertainment seems to be one of the front runners in the competition to secure a casino license in Brisbane. To bolster its proposal and boost its chances of receiving a license, the company may enlist in the Ritz Carlton – a world-recognized luxury casino brand. According to a report in the Courier Mail, the…

Crown Casino to Receive Compensation For Problem Gambling Measures

Crown Melbourne is one of Australia’s biggest casinos, and the operator has a lot to lose with the introduction of new problem gambling measures in Victoria. As such, the state has offered Crown Melbourne up to $200 million compensation if the new safe gambling protocols interfere with its bottom line. According to a new report…

Wellington Council Wants to Reform Pokie Laws

Across Australia, more and more local governments are taking steps to change the way pokies are regulated in order to encourage responsible gambling. This week, the Wellington Shire Council has decided to make its own changes to local gaming laws and is waiting for feedback from the state government. One of the council’s major reforms…

Health Ministry Follows Up on Smoking Room Investigation At SkyCity Casino

For the past year, SkyCity Casino in Auckland and the New Zealand Health Ministry have been at odds over the smoking area in the venue’s high roller room. There has been quite a lot of back-and-forth over the issue, and the Health Ministry has made a final decision. The issue dates back to September 2013,…

Konami Launches Neo Contra Poker Machine

Konami is a leading poker machine developer in the world wide gambling market. Over the course of the past few years, the company has released a wide range of innovative titles that have become big hits in pubs, clubs and casinos. This month, Konami announced the launch of its latest title, Neo Contra, which presents…

New Foxin’ Wins Again From NYX Gaming

NYX Gaming is a great online pokie manufacturer from Australia, and we are always excited to see new titles from this company. The designer’s latest game is called Foxin’ Wins Again, which features a fun theme, vibrant graphics and great winning potential. Foxin’ Wins Again is an online pokie that features unique wilds. There are…

Netball Victoria Expands Partnership With Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation works hard to ensure that residents from across the state gamble safely. The organisation has decided to renew its partnership with Netball Victoria in order to promote responsible gambling among athletes across the state. As part of the continued partnership, Netball Victoria will promote the Responsible Gambling Foundation’s ‘Gambling is…