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.

Packer’s Latest Casino Aims to Be Family-Friendly

Gambling destinations around the world are revaluating their priorities. While they still aim to offer a quality gambling experience, operators are looking to offer more family-friendly experiences for non-gamblers. That’s exactly what James Packer plans to do with his new Studio City Casino in Macau. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the new $3.2 billion…

PokerStars to Launch New Sportsbook

Today’s online gambling market is very diverse, as players want to get involved with all types of gambling activities. To keep up with player tastes, operators are diversifying as well – and, we are seeing PokerStars taking this particular approach with the launch of its brand new online sportsbook. Soon, punters will be able to…

Microgaming Launches Teaser Trailers For New Online Pokies

Microgaming is one of the most prolific online pokie developers in the casino market. You can always count on this developer to launch new and exciting games on a regular basis, and Microgaming has started off the year as expected with the announcement of three new online pokies. The first game to be announced is…

NYX Gaming Reveals New ‘Psycho’ Pokies

It is no secret that branded pokies are a huge trend in the online and land-based casino markets. We have seen plenty of new releases that feature themes based on popular video games, comic books, movies and television shows. NYX Gaming is one company that is certainly in line with this trend, and its latest…

ACT Raises Note Limit For Poker Machines

This week, the ACT government has announced a major change for the poker machine market. Now, players will be able to use $50 notes on pokies – whereas the previous limit restricted players to using $20 notes or lower. According to ABC News, the major goal of the increase in the note limit is to…

Las Vegas to Focus Less on Gambling In 2015

While Australia’s tourism market aims to focus more on gambling in coming years, Las Vegas is taking a different approach. The world’s former gambling capital will spend 2015 attracting non-gamblers. A report in Travel Weekly notes that fewer gamblers are visiting Las Vegas. In 2009, 83% of visitors gambled while on vacation in the City…

New Pokies For Victoria’s Bridge Inn Hotel

The Bridge Inn Hotel will soon add another 20 poker machines to its gaming floor. The decision to add new games was met with a great deal of criticism, but the venue’s owners will continue with their plan to increase the number of poker machines on the property. According to the Star Weekly, the issue…

Concerns Raised About Self-Exclusion

Self-exclusion is a gambling harm reduction measure that allows players to bar themselves from gambling venues. In many cases, it helps players to control their gambling spending and it is largely positive. However, concerns have been raised about self-exclusion programs in the United Kingdom, as it seems that the number of self-excluded players has been…

Aristocrat Sees Huge Growth In 2014

At OnlinePokie4U, we are always pleased to see local gaming developers doing well in the gambling market. It is great to see what a fantastic year that Aristocrat has had, as the local poker machine manufacturer has seen impressive expansion internationally. Overall, Aristocrat has seen a 10.2% increase in net profits up to $118.1 million….

Campaigners Want Gaming Machine Betting Limits Reduced to £2

Across the United Kingdom, responsible gambling campaigners are concerned about the current betting limits on gaming machines – similar to the situation regarding betting limits on Australian poker machines. In Chester, UK, city councils want to reduce betting limits £2 to help reduce problem gambling rates. Currently, gaming machines in betting shops across the United…