Author Archives: Jane

Jane is a Kiwi (someone's got to employ them) who live in Melbourne and has been involved in gambling for as long as she can remember... She trained and looked after racehorses back in New Zealand, which lead to her getting involved in designing an online horse racing simulator... It was from this that her love of online gambling was born. Jane is new to the team and will be contributing news to the site throughout 2012.

No Taxpayer Support For SkyCity Convention Centre

Earlier this week, we reported that the SkyCity convention centre may need to tap New Zealand taxpayers for additional funding. However, due to a great deal of backlash from local residents, the casino operator will be changing its plans in order to create a less expensive venue that will not require the assistance of taxpayers….

Guardian Drops Gambling Ads

The Guardian newspaper has recently announced that it has dropped its advertising deal with GoWager. The news comes as a response to readers concerns over the publication being associated with a gambling operator. The issue was brought to the Guardian’s attention when the results of the 2014 annual social audit. One of the questions asked…

Online Pokie Casino Celebrates Facebook Fans

In the online casino market, social media is a major marketing tool. It is important for all types of casino operators to interact with their fans on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and, Slotland is doing just that. The popular online pokie casino has seen great success on Facebook, and is celebrating its…

Shamrock Hotels Proceeds With The Addition of New Poker Machines

For the Shamrock Hotel’s request to add new pokies, it has been an uphill battle. For the past year, the hotel has been engaged in a battle with local residents over whether or not new pokies will be a beneficial addition to the Bendigo community. Now, the Shamrock Hotel will proceed with the installation of…

Is There Too Much Gambling In Australian Sports?

In recent years, we have seen mounting concerns over the presence of gambling in the Australian sports market. Responsible gambling advocates have noted that gambling ads have far too large a role in the industry, and a new study aims to explore the issue. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has funded a study by Dr…

Aquis Casino May Be Delayed

Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort promises to boost the overall economy of Cairns, creating new jobs and bringing in new tourism from around the world. However, the venue may not open as scheduled due to the results of the recent election. Tony Fung and his team of planners were backed by the Queensland Liberal National…

Net Entertainment Wins Slot Provider of the Year Award

Online pokie developer Net Entertainment has been honoured with a prestigious award at the International Gaming Awards. The company has been named Slot Provider/Supplier of the Year, as its recent releases have been recognised as innovative and ground-breaking products in the online pokie market. This year, Net Entertainment has launched plenty of online games that…

PlayScan Offers New Tool to Fight Problem Gambling

As problem gambling rates continue to rise, it is important to determine new ways to prevent casual players from developing addictions. PlayScan offers up new tools that allows operators to monitor player behaviour and identify potentially harmful habits. PlayScan notes that the most effective way of helping players control their habits is by intervening early….

Packer Abandons Plans to Open Sri Lankan Casino Resort

Australian casino mogul James Packer has abandoned his plans to open up a casino resort in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Having pulled out of what could have been a very lucrative opportunity for the country, James Packer is now being shunned by Sri Lankan politicians. According to a report in The Guardian, Prime…

Dare To Connect Makes A Big Difference For Problem Gamblers

The Dare to Connect problem gambling support program is seeing a great deal of success. The program has helped dozens of gambling addicts in Moreland, and it may see a state-wide rollout sometime soon. Program Manager Gabriela Bryne told the Herald Sun that Dare to Connect has seen a high successful. About 90% of the…