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.

New ‘You’re Stronger Than You Think’ Gambling Ad Campaign

The New South Wales government has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging at-risk and problem gamblers to seek help. The new You’re Stronger Than You Think campaign endeavours to help problem gamblers get the help they need before it is too late. Problem gambling is an addiction that is very easy to hide. Unlike…

Packer Says Brisbane Casino Will ‘Outshine’ Sydney High Roller Venue

Competition over gambling licenses in Brisbane is really heating up. As Echo Entertainment enlists in top hotel brands to bolster its proposal, Crown Casinos owner James Packer has started revealing his big plans for the venue. A report in the Courier Mail quotes Packer as stating that his plans for his Brisbane casino proposal are…

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…

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…

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…

Modern Players Want Skill-Based Pokies

The poker machine market is always changing to keep up with the demands of players. Recently, we have seen games designers working hard to capture the interests of younger, more modern casino patrons. To do this, many operators are developing skill-based poker machines to appeal to punters that have grown up playing video games. The…

New Problem Gambling Campaign Encourages Early Intervention

Problem gambling is a major issue among Australian adults. Like all addictions, it is important to catch compulsive gambling behaviour early – unfortunately, many problem gamblers don’t come forward to ask for help until it is too late. A new campaign from the Responsible Gambling Fund aims to change this by encouraging early intervention for…

Robyn Online Pokie Released on Quickfire and Mobile

Robyn is an online pokie from Genesis Gaming. Although the title has been out for quite some time, it has recently received a dual release from Microgaming which will see it launched on mobile and Quickfire platforms. The new Robyn online pokie features quite an interesting theme. It is based on the legend of Robin…

Investigations Into the Spending of NZ Pokie Funds

One of the major benefits of poker machines is that their profits are used to fund a wide range of community programs. Unfortunately, there have been many recent cases of money not going where it is supposed to – so, the Department of Internal Affairs has launched an investigation into the use of pokie funds….

Criticism for Pokie Cap in Canberra

When caps are introduced to limit the number of poker machines in a state or city, responsible gambling advocates are usually pleased. However, the ACT’s recent poker machine cap has attracted a great deal of criticism as safe gambling campaigns are not pleased with the target number. When ACT politicians first proposed the idea of…