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Candy Crush-Style Social Games May Be Made Into Pokies

Gaming developers around the world are thinking up new ways to engage players in the casino gambling market. One popular tactic has been the introduction of skill games into slot machine gameplay. Now, the state of New Jersey hopes to turn actual social games like Candy Crush into pokies in order to attract a new…

TV and Movie Themes Continue to Dominate Pokie Market

At the G2E Global Gaming Expo earlier this month, poker machine developers gathered to show off their latest innovations. While they displayed a wide range of new software, backend systems, cabinets and games, one major trend emerged. Themed pokies continue to dominate the land-based gaming machine market. The Las Vegas Review took note of this…

GamCrowd Launches First Casino Sites

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular ways of raising money for gambling projects. GamCrowd is one of the industry’s major crowdfunding platforms, and the group has recently launch its first few start-up companies in the online gambling market. The first app is Betify, which operates on mobile phones and tablet computers. Users can wager on just…

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…

Japan Mulls Limits For New Casinos

The Japanese government is getting ever closer to legalising casino gambling across the country. As the bill nears approval, politicians are planning to implement safeguards in order to prevent problem gambling rates from climbing. One of the latest solutions is to impose limits for locals on gambling at the new casinos across the country. It…

Councils Want Stricter Assessments for New Pokies

Whenever a venue in Victoria wants to add new pokie machines, local gaming and planning authorities must carry out assessments to determine the impact that the new games will have on the community. However, Victorian councillors are concerned that the assessments are not in-depth enough. According to a recent report in The Age, the Municipal…

New Sumo Kitty Online Pokie From Bally Technologies

Bally Technologies has released a fun new online pokie called Sumo Kitty. The game features a fun and unique theme that we have never seen in the poker machine market before, and it offers up some unique bonuses for players to enjoy. Unlike most online pokies, Sumo Kitty does not have any paylines. Instead, 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…

Ainsworth to Open New American Headquarters

At OnlinePokies4U, we are always excited to see local gaming firms doing well. Ainsworth is a fixture in the Australian gambling market, and we are pleased to see that the company is thriving in the international market. This week, Ainsworth held a held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its new American headquarters. The new…

Betfect Launches First Real-Money Social Betting App

Social gaming is slowing creeping its way into the online gambling market. We are seeing more and more real-money operators working with social gaming apps to create new and exciting experiences for players. This week, Betfect was launched, and it will be the first-ever real-money social betting app in the online casino world. On its…