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.

Social Gaming Firm Teams Up With Trip Advisor

When it comes to social networking, Traffic Generation is really making the rounds. Over the course of the past few months, the gaming analyst has teamed up with several different social networks to help provide operators with unique insight into their customers playing habits. Now, TG has partnered with Trip Advisor, which will offer up…

New Jewel of the Arts Pokie From IGT

In 2014 so far, International Game Technology has had a very busy year. The company has released two great new poker machines. Western Belles has become a big hit in the gambling market and IGT’’s most recent release, Jewel of the Arts, is likely to see a similar response from players. Jewel of the Arts…

New Zeus III Online Pokie from WMS

WMS has always experienced a great deal of success with its Zeus series of pokies. With unique formats and generous prizes, Zeus, Zeus II and Zeus III are high-quality games that have impressed land-based pokie players for years. Now, WMS is bringing its popular Zeus III game into the digital world as an online pokie….

Gambling Researchers Offer Guidance On Pokie Harm Minimisation

In a recent article in The Conversation, two gambling experts in Academia offered up some unique insight into minimising gambling harm from poker machines. PhD Candidate Francis Markham and Senior Lecturer Martin Young listed eight pieces of advice that would help to reduce problem gambling rates across Australia. Firstly, the researchers noted that prevention is…

Australian Developer Launches New Skill-Based Casino Games

Royal Wins is a native Australian gaming developer that has created a new style of real-money gambling that allows players to exercise skill. The new games are currently being tested, and Royal Wins hopes to launch the titles later this year. The developer has described the new titles as games with casino-style frontends that employ…

Pokie Jackpot Benefits Hospice Shop

By law, it is required that the profits from poker machines are put back into the community to benefit local charities and community initiatives. It is not often that we hear about pokie players doing the same with their personal winnings – but Pauline Hope has broken the mould. While the Wanaka Women’s Bowl club…

New Online Gambling Snapchat Promotions

Online gambling research firm Traffic Generation recently published a report stating that online casino players are interested in branching out into a diverse range of social networks. To build on his trend, TG has announced its new promotion service that uses Snapchat to send out messages and promotions to online casino customers. If you’re unfamiliar…

A Dozen Operators Vie for Three Queensland Casino Licenses

The bidding process for casino licences in Queensland is heating up. There are now twelve casino operators in the running for just three licenses that will be granted to companies chosen by the state government to develop resort casinos. All twelve operators have paid a $100 000 application fee, which is non-refundable. Half of the…

New Star Wars Spoof Online Pokie

Branded slots are have become a major trend in the pokie market, and we are seeing a number of games being based on a wide range sci-fi series. While Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica have both spawned their own poker machines, Star Wars has yet to enter the gambling market. However, that hasn’t stopped 1×2…

Heston Blumenthal Opens Restaurant at Crown Melbourne

Crown Casinos are luxury venues that provide patrons with the finer things in life. Food, accommodation and entertainment are always top notch – and James Packer is enhancing the experience for patrons of Crown Melbourne as Heston Blumenthal will soon be opening a casino on the property. Heston Blumenthal is a household name for foodies….